Wednesday, January 28th, 2009



Good morning. It’s Wednesday, January 28, 2009, and this is your first early morning briefing, coming to you from the NATPE 2009 convention in Las Vegas.  And as always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here

Tonight’s Premieres:
Discovery Channel: The Detonators at 8p
TV5Monde USA: Ecran Vert (Green Screen) at 830p
G4: The Chaser’s War on Everything at 9p
DIY Network: Project Xtreme at 10p

Tonight’s Finale:
PBS: Make Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America at 8p (check local listings)


Comedy Central launches a new sketch comedy series Important Things with Demetri Martin on February 11 at 1030p. Stand-up comedian, Martin is the creator, executive producer and star of the series combining stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, music and more to focus on one “important thing” each episode such as timing, chairs, power or safety. Martin’s own jokes, drawings and hair will be primary features throughout the series and occasionally other celebrities such as David Cross, Amanda Peet and John Oliver will make guest appearances. The series is produced by Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with One Verse, Inc. and is executive produced by Martin and Stewart.

Hosts of AMC’s Sunday morning series Shootout, Peter Bart and Peter Guber are moving into primetime to host AMC StoryMakers, a series of round-table discussion specials featuring current entertainment newsmakers covering topics like summer movies, holiday movies, the Oscars to overall entertainment industry news. The first AMC StoryMakers will debut February 13 at 8p with others scheduled for this summer and the holidays.

Singer/songwriter Chris Isaak is set to host BIO’s new original series The Chris Isaak Hour beginning February 26 at 10p. The weekly, 60m series will spotlight a popular music artist each week in an intimate studio setting with interviews and performances. Upcoming artists include Trisha Yearwood, Steve Nicks, Smashing Pumpkins, Chicago, Glen Campbell, Michael Buble and Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens). The series is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions.

Fox Reality Channel renewed its original series American Idol Extra for a fourth season. The weekly series will air Thursday nights beginning March 26 at 7p and again at 10p with a late-night sneak peek on Wednesdays at 10p and 1a. The series that interviews American Idol Top 10 finalists is from FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment and is hosted by Jillian Reynolds and former Idol finalist Ace Young.

Spike TV is bringing back Funkmaster Flex, guru of car customization to host a new series Fast Machines with Funkmaster Flex opening April 5 at 1030p. The 30m 12-episode series will join Spike TV’s programming block, The PowerBlock and we’ll watch as Flex transforms cars with his crew of experts while celebrities such as LL Cool J, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Terrell Owns and  50 Cent among others make special appearances. Monica Taylor Enterprise produces the series based at Flex’s garage in the Bronx.

Who Do You Think You Are?, a new alternative series on NBC adapted from a British documentary series, takes celebrities on a personal journey to discover their family genealogy and stories. The series premieres April 20 at 8p and is from executive producer Lisa Kudrow and her production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment and the U.K.’s Wall to Wall productions. Celebrities who have signed on to date include Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon and others will be announced in the near future.

Studio 3 Networks, the premium entertainment venture established by Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures division, MGM and Lionsgate named its new entertainment service, epix. Providing customers access to feature films, original entertainment content and a VOD service via broadband, epix is slated to launch this fourth quarter. In addition to classic films and television series from Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, epix will showcase recently released movies from Paramount, Paramount Vantage, MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate including the titles The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Cloverfield, Defiance, Drillbit Taylor, The Duchess, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull among many others. In addition, epix will have the rights to all 17 re-mastered James Bond movies and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

HGTV hired the brand licensing company, The Beanstalk Group to create a comprehensive line of branded solution and style-based products beginning this year. Beanstalk will start with HGTV branded merchandise in the home and garden categories with the goal to increase HGTV’s reach to new audiences. Beanstalk will also work to integrate HGTV’s on-air experts and personalities into licensing and merchandising opportunities.



Q&A & “Coffee With” Dana Walden & Gary Newman
Twentieth Century Fox Television Co-Chairmen

Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 am

Brought to you by Cynopsis Media


NATPE 2009 News:

  • MarVista Entertainment introduces a new tween reality competition series titled In the Real World. Produced by Apartment 11 Productions based in Montreal, the 13-episode one-hour series follows 18 contestants from 12 to 14 years old as they compete in a variety of real-life challenges, learning skills along the way to make it in the real world. The winner receives four years of college tuition and a family vacation package valued at $25,000. In the Real World premieres on YTV in Canada on February 4 at 7p. MarVista holds the exclusive global program and format sales rights for the series.
  • Independent television production and broadcast syndication company, Steve Rotfeld Productions confirmed the renewals of three weekly FCC-friendly, children’s E/I series for fall 2009. Wild About Animals and Awesome Adventures are both cleared in 90% of the U.S. including the FOX O&O Station Group; Whaddyado is cleared in 85% of the U.S. including the CBS Television Stations group for its CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates.

Jo Frost, the British nanny and star of ABC’s Supernanny will soon be seen on The Style Network beginning fall 2009. The Style Network acquired the exclusive off-network rights for all seasons to date from Disney-ABC Domestic Television. In its fifth season on ABC, Supernanny is produced by Ricochet Television.

Barnholtz Entertainment, Inc. (BEI) bought all North American rights to the supernatural/horror feature film Sam’s Lake. The deal encompasses theatrical, DVD, television and online. Based on a true story, Sam’s Lake is from the same producers behind Twilight and Madonna’s Maverick Films. Sam’s Lake will be released in theaters this Friday in New York and Los Angeles by BEI through Cinema Epoch; BEI will also distribute the film on DVD and television via Lionsgate.

ION Television goes hi-def as of February 16. ION Television HD will be first introduced in 20 markets out of ION’s 55 markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, reaching more than 46 million households. ION Television HD will launch in more markets throughout this year. ION Media Networks also has plans to launch its digital television brands, Qubo and ION Life in hi-def later in 2009.


New Pilot Orders:

  • ABC ordered three drama pilots from ABC Studios, reports THR: I, Claudia about a female lawyer who is determined to become the next U.S. president; John Scott Shepherd wrote the pilot script and is executive producing with Matt Gross. The next project is Inside the Box about an ambitious news producer and her associates set in Washington; Richard E. Robbins wrote the pilot and is executive producing with Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) and Betsy Beers. The third yet-to-be-named project is based on the Argentinean drama Brothers & Detectives about a detective who finds out he has a genius 11-year old brother who can help him solve crimes; Daniel Cerone is the writer and executive producer.
  • NBC heads to the future with a drama pilot called Day One from writer/producer Jesse Alexander (Heroes). The story centers on a small group of survivors bent on rebuilding a society following a catastrophic global disaster. Universal Media Studios will produce.


CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  Yahoo managed to beat Wall Street’s (albeit pessimistic) estimates reporting a net loss of $303 million on net revenues of $1.37 billion, partly due to a goodwill impairment charge of $488 million and restructuring charges of $108 million. New CEO Carol Bartz tried to dispel rumors that the company might outsource its search business to Microsoft during the company’s conference call, noting that Yahoo’s search share has stabilized and that she “didn’t come here to sell the company.”   Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.

CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  MarVista Entertainment unveils its new tween reality competition series, In the Real World (13×60), this week at NATPE.  MarVista holds exclusive worldwide program and format sales rights for the series, which is produced by Apartment 11 Productions.  In the Real World features 18 contestants from ages 12-14 as they race across North America and complete a series of real world challenges.  In the Real World is set to premiere on YTV (Canada) on February 4 at 7p. Full edition: CYN KIDS.


Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 1/19-1/25/09
Primetime       (000)          Total Pgm Day        (000)
USA                1535          USA                       770
TBSC              1121          NAN*                      717
TNT                1117          TNT                        694
AEN                 812          TBSC                       640
FX                   734          ADSM*                     603
TLC                  727          NICK                       600
CMDY               713          FX                           483
DISC                704          LIF                          460
NAN                 679          ESPN                       459
HIST                669          CMDY                      456
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 1/19-1/25/09     
Primetime       (000)         Total Pgm Day               (000)
USA                3230         NICK                           2233
FOXN              2551         USA                            1600
TNT                2309         NAN*                          1548
CNN               1939          FOXN                         1426
TBSC              1882         CNN                            1346
NAN               1861         TNT                             1334
HIST              1606         TOON                           1197
AEN               1586         ADSM*                         1048
TOON             1569         TBSC                           1035
LIF                 1496         LIF                                959
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks
broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 1/19-1/25/09
CNN       Obama Inauguration Oath/Speech                     3487
USA       WWE Entertainment 10p                                  3156
CNN       Inauguration of Obama 12p                              3092
CNN       Inauguration of Obama 11a                              2649
USA       WWE Entertainment 9p                                    2498
USA       Burn Notice                                                   2466
CNN       Inauguration of Obama 1p                                2331
TNT        Cavaliers/Lakers                                            2305
AEN       Intervention                                                   2175
CNN       Situation Room                                               2169      
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 114,500,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 1/19-1/25/09
FOX    American Idol WED                                     9.8/25    12,980
FOX    American Idol TUES                                    9.0/22    11,920
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy  THU 9PM                            5.7/14     7,500
FOX    House                                                        5.5/13     7,260
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                     5.4/12     7,120
ABC    Lost                                                           5.0/12     6,630
FOX    Lie To Me                                                    4.9/12     6,480
CBS    CSI                                                            4.9/12     6,490
FOX    Fringe                                                         4.6/11     6,130
NBC    The Office                                                   4.6/11     6,050
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Saturday – A18-49 Analysis:  FOX matched its ratings Saturday night from the previous week at 2.0/6 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX led at 8p with double Cops episodes averaging a 2.0/7 while the two Game Show In My Head episodes on CBS came in second averaging a 1.3/4. FOX stayed at #1 through 9p with AMW at 2.1/6 followed by CBS’ Crimetime Saturday repeat at 1.2/4. At 10p, CBS had a chance to be in first with 48 Hours Mystery at 2.0/6 followed by UNIV’s Sabado Gigante at 1.0/3.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, January 24, 2009  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 3.8/7          Cops, 3.5/6, Cops 2 [r] 4.0/7, AMW: America Fights Back 3.9/7

CBS: 3.5/6           Game Show In My Head 2.1/4, Game Show In My Head 2.3/4, Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.2/5, 48 Hours Mystery 5.1/9

NBC: 2.4/4           Crusoe 1.9/3, U.S. Figure Skating Championship 2.7/5

ABC: 1.5/3           Lost: Destiny Calls [r] 1.3/2, Lost [r] 1.5/3

UNIV: 1.5/3         Sabado Gigante 1.5/3

MNT: 0.7/1          My Saturday Night Movie: Johnny Dangerously 0.7/1

TELE: 0.3/1         Futbol Estelar 0.5/1, Futbol Estelar II 0.3/1

A18-49: FOX 2.0/6, CBS 1.5/5, UNIV 1.1/3, NBC 0.7/2, ABC 0.6/2, MNT 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1

Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC edged out the competition Sunday night with 3.3/8 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC firmly stayed at #1 each hour of primetime: at 7p America’s Funniest Home Videos posted a top-rated 2.6/7 over second place 60 Minutes on CBS at 2.4/7. ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition nailed a win at 8p with 3.6/9 while a combo of two The Simpsons episodes on FOX came next at 2.6/7. Part two of Extreme Makeover on ABC tallied a 4.5/11 ahead of FOX again, this time averaging a 3.0/7 for a Family Guy rerun and American Dad. A repeat of Desperate Housewives on ABC polished off the final win at 2.5/6 ahead of two movie specials, CBS’ Hallmark Hall of Fame and NBC’s Last Templar Part 1 tying for second with 2.3/6 apiece.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, January 25, 2009  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 8.3/13         60 Minutes 8.9/15, Cold Case 8.2/13, Hallmark Hall of Fame: Loving Leah 8.0/12

ABC: 5.6/9            America’s Funniest Home Videos 5.0/8, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 6.7/10, Desperate Housewives [r] 4.1/7

NBC: 5.2/8           Dateline 4.4/7, NBC Movie of the Week: Last Templar Part 1 6.0/9

FOX: 2.9/4           Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 2.1/3, The Simpsons 3.1/5, The Simpsons [r] 3.1/5, Family Guy [r] 3.7/5, American Dad 3.3/5

UNIV: 1.5/2         Hora Pico 1.2/2, Premios Oye 1.7/3, Hora Pico 1.1/2

CW: 0.5/1            Jericho 0.4/1, The CW Sunday Movie: Anti-Trust 0.5/1

TELE: 0.4/1          Cine en Casa 0.4/1, Cine Millonario 0.5/1

A18-49: ABC 3.3/8, CBS 2.3/6, FOX 2.2/6, NBC 2.1/5, UNIV 1.2/3, TELE 0.4/1, CW 0.3/1

Monday – A18-49 Analysis:  FOX began the week a winner Monday night at 5.1/12 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX’s House surged at 8p with 6.0/15 while ABC’s The Bachelor came next with 3.7/9. During 9p, ABC’s The Bachelor and FOX’s 24 tied for the top perch at 4.3/10 each and CBS with repeat comedies Two and a Half Men/Worst Week averaged a second place showing with 3.2/8. ABC chalked up a win at 10p as True Beauty delivered a 2.9/7 followed by CBS’ CSI: Miami encore at 2.6/7.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 26, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 8.2/12         House 9.3/14, 24 7.1/10

ABC: 6.1/9            The Bachelor 6.8/10, True Beauty 4.7/8

CBS: 5.8/9          The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.6/8, How I Met Your Mother [r] 4.9/7, Two and a Half Men [r] 7.9/11, Worst Week [r] 4.6/7, CSI: Miami [r] 5.9/10

NBC: 4.9/8            Superstars of Dance 4.3/6, NBC Movie of the Week: Last Templar Part 2 5.2/8

UNIV: 2.4/4          Cuidado con El Angel 2.5/4, Fuego en la Sangre 2.7/4, Cristina 2.1/4

CW: 1.0/1            Gossip Girl [r] 1.1/2, One Tree Hill [r] 0.9/1

MNT: 0.9/1          Twilight Zone 0.8/1, Twilight Zone 2 [r] 0.8/1, Masters of Illusion 0.9/1

TELE: 0.7/1          Dona Barbara 0.7/1, El Rostro de Analia 0.6/1, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso 0.8/1, Cartel M 0.7/1

A18-49: FOX 5.1/12, ABC 3.6/9, CBS 3.0/7, UNIV 2.1/5, NBC 1.8/5, CW 0.7/2, TELE 0.5/1, MNT 0.4/1



American Latino Syndication, a fully-owned unit of LATV Networks, elevated Scott Basilotta to Director/Affiliate Relations and Research and Erica Soto to Show Producer/Head Writer for the show American Latino TV in its eighth season. In addition, Julio Pabon was upped to Senior Segment and Web Producer; Pablo Barrera to Segment Producer; Adanaris Liu to Marketing and Graphics Coordinator; and Kristy Carreno becomes Production Coordinator.

Dan Ronayne was appointed as VP/GM of MSG Networks, in charge of the daily operations for MSG and MSG Plus as well as programming, marketing and advertising sales for both networks. Dan reports to Michael Bair, President, MSG Media.

Ron Suter advanced to EVP/GM, Canada, NBC Universal Television Distribution and EVP/Universal Studios Canada. Ron’s roster of duties involves supervising all Canadian television operations for NBCU Television Distribution and to position Universal Studios as a national leader for the studio and parent company General Electric. Based in Toronto, Ron also manages licensing activities for all of NBCU’s theatrical and television programming across all platforms for English and French Canada.

Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) merged recent acquisition 2waytraffic and SPTI’s production operations together and in so doing has named Kees Abrahams as President/International Production to manage SPTI’s whole production portfolio including 2waytraffic, where he had previously served as CEO. Kees will continue to be based in 2waytraffic’s Hilversum headquarters and will report to Michael Grindon, President, SPTI.

mPRm Public Relations promoted three senior managers: Susan Yin to Executive Director and Chelsea Hettrick and Leif Helland both as Account Supervisors in the General Entertainment division.

This day in History:  1978 – The Doobie Brothers made an appearance on ABC-TV’s What’s Happening

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:   In 1958 The Golden Globe Awards included a new award for “Most Glamorous Actress.”  It was the only year this category was included.  Who won?  ZSA ZSA GABOR  Kudos to:  Tina Russell-Jason Robinson Design/Knoxville,TN; Steve Tardio-Food Network/NY; Carol Accetta-Active International/Pearl River, NY; Barry Pollack-The Maia Group/NY; Ted Tremper-20 West Productions/Chicago; Amie Pritchett-KIAH/Houston; Tom Nankival-WKOW/Madison, WI; Miriam Aardahl-OMD/LA; Kate Coe-Deep; Robin Schmelling-BCMI/Rancho Mirage, CA; Loren Steck-Loren Steck & Associates/Carmel, CA; Caroline A. Godin-One Girl Revolution Inc./Toronto; Virginie Richard-Groupe TVA, Inc./Montreal

Today’s Trivia Question – for NATPE Week, all of the Cynopsis trivia questions will test your knowledge of television history:  Which cable service was the first to scramble their signal, allowing only viewers with authorized descramblers to watch?  (Email
with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)

Later — Cyn

Cynopsis Ad Sales:
Chuck Bolkcom – 646-468-6180 /

Mark Bohn- 203-583-1224 /

Classifieds – Trish Pihonak- 203-926-9878 /

To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here
To unsubscribe, click here or click the button at the end of this email.

Cynopsis CLASSIFIEDSFor More classifieds, visit the classifieds page here   .

JOB OPENING: VP, OPS/DISCOVERY/MIAMI: Oversee Broadcast & Network Ops for Lat Amer/US Hisp Nets. 10+ yrs tv/cable ops exp, incl. mgmt/strategy/budget/technology. To apply, visit  (req8643) (2/4)

JOB OPENING: VOD COORDINATOR/FEARnet/LA: Schedule movies. Responsible for creating and maintaining monthly Video On Demand program planners. Horror knowledge req. Apply to

JOB OPENING: REGIONAL/LOCAL SALES/Arena Media 35Networks/NY/CHI: Sell local advrtsng & sponsorships on our digital ntwrk in sports & ent arenas.2-5 yrs exp TV/new media sales req, pref in sports. Contact:

JOB OPENING: DIR INT’L CLIENT SVS/LA: Cord. delivery of all live event channel prgrmng incl. supporting ITL clients WW. Resp. for setting up satellite feeds & del. of prgrmng content. Lead Cust svc team. Apply:

JOB OPENING:  CNS-COORD, PRICING & PLAN’G/FL/Comcast: Coord intrnl sales process, track commercial inv. Work w/Dir. Pricing/Plan’g to support Ad Sales Plan’g Grp. Req 1 yr exp. Apply: EOE (2/3)

JOB OPENING:  DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/GSN, Santa Monica: 2 yrs + exp in Digital Space with strong digital agency contacts. Send resume + cover to

JOB OPENING:  Dir, Mktg Solutions/G4: Develop brand integrations, added-value solutions, sponsorships for on-air / non-linear platforms; Strong ideation, PPT development, project mgmt skills a must. Apply:

JOB OPENING:  PROD COORD/Cable Company/NY: Provide admin support to Prog Execs/Mng invoice tracking & payment/Mng non-staff hire process/Assist w/ off-site prod needs for this major NY-based cable co.Resumes to:

JOB OPENING:  DIRECTOR/AD SALES MKTG/HGTV/NY:  Manage projects such as sweepstakes/write sponsorship proposals & hospitality events w/in deadlines. Full details, & select req 46 (1/31)

JOB OPENING: TEMP CREATIVE MANAGER/ION/NY: Lead NY based team in creating on air/ adv campaigns for ION TV. Oversee design/writers/production. 5 yrs exp in TV brdcst promotion/cr. service depts.

JOB OPENING: NEW BIZ ACCT EXEC/American Latino Synd/NY: Sell nat’l ads for 2 Synd TV shows & New Scripted Series, 2-5 yrs sales exp req. Fast growth opp in an entrepreneurial envir. Min. travel req. Info: (1/30)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  Bowery Presents Media is looking for a DIGITAL SAVVY INTERN to help with production, marketing, & business development. Must have knowledge of the music business & social networks. Email:

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY Central MA Tech-savvy intern wanted. Duties: research, copy edit, update website, & admin tasks. Work from home with occasional meetings at mutually convenient place. To apply, see info at (1/31)

SPRING INTERNSHIP/CREDITS ONLY: Scribble mats is looking for TWO CREATIVE INTERNS. Must be proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop and/or Flash, web experience is a plus. Contact Arlene at
to apply. (1/30)

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: A fast-paced boutique ent PR firm/NY: Seeks smart, hard-working & reliable self starter. Starts Jan thru spring semester &, possibly, beyond. Jr/Sr only. Resume/cover letter:

SPRING INTERNSHIP/CREDITS ONLY: LICENSING INTERNS/Licensing Link, Ltd/NYC: Asst President as needed in daily licensing duties. Highly orgnzd & reliable; Must have skills in MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint. Contact:

SPRING INTERNSHIP/CREDITS ONLY:  INTERN/ HGTV & DIY/UNPAID/COURSE CREDIT REQ/NY: Working with Ad Sales MKTG team on projects such as sweepstakes and sponsorships. Full details, & select req 213 (1/29)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED …  There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad … for more information contact Trish Pihonak at

SITUATION WANTED: Experienced HRIS ANALYST (LA based) seeking projects related to data conversions, upgrades, implementations. Exc time mngmnt, organization & analytical skills. PeopleSoft background. Contact

SITUATION WANTED:  Award winning On-Air / Off-Air CREATIVE DIRECTOR. 20 years network / cable experience. Innovative promotion, design, branding and strategy. Hard working, detail oriented, motivated, avail today.

SITUATION WANTED: PRINT/INTERACTIVE PROJECT MANAGER in LA. Diligent, efficient, & detail oriented. See Open to FTE, Contract, short/long term gigs. Can work remotely as well. Contact

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT. I am experienced, hard-working, no drama, detail oriented, and ready to start immediately.  Please contact me at

SITUATION WANTED: Recent Harvard grad and FREELANCE WRITER will do pretty much anything involving words and writing them. Currently writing for a Gawker blog. Hard worker, strong writer, great bargain. (NYC)

SITUATION WANTED:  ADMIN/EXEC ASST (NYC): 22 years experience with top firm supporting VPs and assisting President. Microsoft Office skills. Worked under deadline. Multi-tasker/quick learner.

SITUATION WANTED: TONY NOM. B’WAY PROD/THEATRE CONSULT/ACQUIS. & DEV./NYC 30+ yrs exp. in theatre. Superb theatre/film/TV contacts seeks FT or Consulting Position w/Studio/Prod Co. looking for properties. Contact:

SITUATION WANTED: Well networked Sr. RECRUITER (LA base) w/10 yrs exp in online media & entertainment. (Yahoo! Disney, etc) Open to FTE, Contract, short term or long term gigs. Can work remotely as well. Contact

SITUATION WANTED: Professional SINGER & EXPERIENCED VOCAL TEACHER seeks voice students for expanding private studio in Nassau County, NY. All experience levels & musical styles welcome. For more info email:

SITUATION WANTED: SPONSORSHIP MARKETING/NY: Experience in evaluating and negotiating sponsorships and promotions. All media types- broadcast, outdoor, print, digital, mobile, hospitality, etc. Contact:

SITUATION WANTED:LIFESTYLE SEGMENT PRODUCER/DESIGNER: Produce /design lifestyle segments for NBC, ABC, Disney, E!, Martha Stewart Living, and Turner Classic Movies.SAG Member
  / (1/29)

SITUATION WANTED:POWER COPYWRITERS– headed up by former broadcast network player,specializing in tv promos & taglines. Credits from Fortune 500 entertainment companies.

or call Trish Pihonak at 203.926.9878 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email
for specs.


ABC: Lost [r], Lost, Life on Mars
AZTECA: Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Edicion Especial, Vidas al Limite, Al Extremo
CBS: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The New Adventures of Old Christine [r], Criminal Minds [r], CSI: NY
CW: Privileged [r], 90210 [r]
FOX: American Idol, Lie to Me
ION: Movie: A View to a Kill
MNT: World’s Funniest Moments [r], Tony Rock Project [r], Under One Roof [r]
NBC: Knight Rider, Law & Order: SVU [r], Law & Order
PBS: Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America [f]
TELE: Rumbo al Mundial  Mexico vs. Suecia [7:30p], Dona Barbara, El Rostro de Analia
UNIV: Cuidado con el Angel, Fuego en la Sangre, Don Francisco Presenta

Cynopsis Media LLC
One Corporate Drive, Suite 724
Shelton, CT 06484

All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2009

Related Stories

Cynopsis 05/24/24: Paramount+ announces “Dexter” prequel cast

Paramount+ announces "Dexter" prequel cast

Friday May 24, 2024 Today’s Premieres CBS: Lingo at 8p Great American Pure Flix: Destination Heaven IFC: Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter at 10p Magnolia: Diary of an Old Home at 8p Netflix: Jurassic World: Chaos Theory; Mulligan Prime Video: The Test The Roku Channel: The Great American Baking Show WE tv: The Barnes […]

Cynopsis 05/23/24: Apple asks, What If?

Apple asks, What If?

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY Our Primetime Winning Streak Continues… Claiming the majority of P18-49 cable viewing on back-to-back Sunday nights (May 12: 57% | May 19: 66%) – WBD delivered massive primetime reach across iconic sports and entertainment brands, including: NBA Playoffs (TNT, truTV) | NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (TBS) 90 Day […]

Cynopsis Esports 5/23/24: Larian Studios expands; MSI breaks records; Chipotle keeps fighting

Thursday May 23, 2024 Good morning! It’s Thursday, and this is your monthly Esports and Gaming Brief. Larian Studios is doing something few people expect of any game studio in 2024: expanding. Following the commercial and critical acclaim Baldur’s Gate 3 received throughout the past year, Larian has become an example of how talented right-sized […]

05/22/24: Cynopsis Jobs


MARKETING ASSOCIATE MANAGER GSTV NEW YORK, NY – HYBRID REMOTE Touch various teams within our group such as Marketing Solutions, Marketing Communications and Design. Our group develops thoughtful marketing and promotional programs alongside our business development team. We collaborate with teams across the organization to develop concepts that meet client needs and then bring the […]

Cynopsis 05/22/24: Comcast offers details on StreamSaver

Comcast offers details on StreamSaver

Wednesday May 22, 2024 Today’s Premieres Apple TV+: Trying BET: Sistas at 9p Fox: Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars at 9p Hulu: Chief Detective Magnolia: Happy to Be Home at 8p Netflix: Toughest Forces on Earth; Buying London Today’s Finales ABC: Jeopardy! Masters at 8p; Abbott Elementary at 9p; The Conners at 9:30p CBS: Survivor at […]