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3/14/07

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 14, 2007 and this is your first early morning briefing.

The other shoe dropped yesterday as Viacom has filed a lawsuit against YouTube and Google in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking more than $1 billion in damages. Viacom cited “massive intentional copyright infringement of Viacom’s entertainment properties” and further contends YouTube has profited from selling advertising on its video-sharing site because consumers are drawn to Viacom’s content. Just last month, Viacom demanded YouTube delete more than 100,000 unauthorized video clips from its site after distribution talks failed between the two companies. However, that number apparently has risen as Viacom speculates that there are currently around 160,000 unauthorized Viacom entertainment clips on YouTube that have been viewed 1.5 billion times. The lawsuit also charges YouTube with limiting its search results to 1,000 clips which hinders copyright owners from uncovering possible infringement.

Tonight’s Premiere:
Fox Reality: American Idol Extra at 630p
MNT:  Saints & Sinners at 8p
BET:  Rip the Runway at 10

~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin submitted a new 30% limit cap to his colleagues Monday night that would prohibit a cable operator from serving more than 30% of pay television subscribers. The largest cable company in the U.S., Comcast, opposes this idea and wants ownership limits to be removed. Additionally, according to Kagan Research, Comcast currently serves 26.2 million subscribers or 27% of the total 96.8 million pay TV subscribers nationwide, and under this proposed new rule, the company would soon have to turn away new customers. It is not expected the FCC will vote on this cable-ownership ruling at the next public meeting on March 22. In 2001, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit voided a 30% subscriber limit, citing it as inconsistent with cable’s First Amendment protections. The court then told the FCC to come up with a new set of rules, and Martin is hoping to gain support from his fellow commissioners and re-energize the issue with this new proposal.
 
CBS Corporation
and its Board of Directors have revised the compensation package for Sumner Redstone, Executive Chairman which is similar to his recently-revamped compensation agreement with Viacom, Inc. where he also serves as Executive Chairman. In the new CBS deal, Sumner’s overall compensation will pivot on the performance of CBS Corporation’s stock and shareholder returns and less on cash salary and bonuses. Starting this year, Sumner’s salary will be decreased from $1.75 million per year to $1 million and the deferred compensation portion, currently $1.3 million per year, has been abolished. His cash bonus, under CBS’ short-term incentive plan, will decrease from $6.1 million to $3.5 million annually. Furthermore, Sumner will receive stock options with a grant-date value of $3 million in addition to annual performance share units with a target value of $3 million.  
 
Joining the ABC schedule as of May 18 at 9p for a total of six one-hour episodes is a new primetime game – National Bingo Night, created and executive produced by Andrew Glassman, and with host Ed Flanders.  With viewer interactivity being the big buzzword these days, at home players can print out the bingo card from parallel site at ABC.com (a different card than the in-studio contestant), and win prizes, which are redeemed online as well.  Each episode will play thru three bingo cards.

For the week of March 5-9, ABC’s World News Tonight with Charles Gibson ranked #1 among A25-54, the key news-watching demo. This marks the fifth week out of six ABC has bested the competition in demo ratings. ABC’s evening news had a 2.3/9 A25-54 and 8.9 million total viewers, while NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams had a 2.1/9 among A25-54, tho NBC led in the total viewer race with and 9.0 million viewers; and CBS’ Evening News with Katie Couric had a 1.8/7 A25-54 and 7.0 million total viewers.
 
Riches kicked off on FX Monday night with 3.8 million viewers in tow and averaging a 2.5 A18-49 rating at 10p, according to Nielsen Media Research.  That total viewership number was more than twice the delivery of FX’s best Monday night 10-11p ever.  The repeat premiere at 11:10p delivered 1.4 million viewers, with 800,000 in the demo range.   If you missed it, FX plans to rerun the premiere this weekend – check your local listings.

BET unites fashion design with hip-hop and R&B music in its series Rip the Runway premiering tonight at 10p. Hosted by Chris Brown and Ciara, the hour-long show is back for a third season directed by hip-hop and R&B video producer Chris Robinson, along with new backstage fashion correspondent June Ambrose.
 
National Geographic Channel has resumed its series The Final Report delving into recent headline news stories that resulted in a lot of media and public attention. The series actually began this week on Tuesday night, but will return again on March 27 at 10p with a look at the Bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. Three more episodes follow on April 3 and 10 and on May 1. The Final Report is produced by Towers Productions, Inc.
 
Univision will debut Nuestra Belleza Latina (Our Latin Beauty) on March 27 at 10p as its newest reality show and beauty contest. Univision personality Giselle Blondet hosts and is joined by a panel of judges including Venezuela’s Alicia Machado (former Miss Universe) and Latin America’s Osmel Sosa (beauty coach).  The contestants are competing for the title, a contract as one of Univision’s on-air personalities, and a chance to win more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.
 
Beginning this week, HGTV viewers will see a new branding campaign that introduces a new network tagline “Make Life _________. Start at Home.” The spots will feature many of HGTV’s stars, such as Clive Pearse to Eric Stromer and the blank will be filled in with various HGTV lifestyle focus words like Make Life Colorful or Stylish. The campaign was conceptualized and executed by Crossroads Television and Headlight Design and the spots were filmed at Silvercup Studios East in Long Island City, NY.
 
Upfront Update: TURNER ENTERTAINMENT NETWORKS
 
TBS announces its new primetime and late-night comedy originals slate for the 2007-2008 season:
Primetime comedy series in production:

  • The Bill Engvall Show – half-hour scripted series set to premiere this summer starring Bill Engvall as a family counselor who should concentrate on his own family’s problems. Nancy Travis also stars as his wife Susan. Produced by TBS with Welladay, Inc. and Parallel Entertainment.

Primetime comedy series in development:

  • Uncommon Sense – half-hour scripted series with stand-up comedian/actor Larry Miller as a dad, husband and newspaper columnist. Produced by Sony Pictures Television.
  • Big Shot – half-hour scripted series about a teen living at home with his parents who also happens to be an NBA rookie. Jamie Foxx and Kenny Smith, along with Adrienne Lopez and Marcus King are all executive producers.
  • Untitled Dave Caplan Project – half-hour scripted series centers on a woman, who despite having numerous challenging events happen in her life, maintains a great sense of humor. From Sony Pictures Television and Original Films.

Late-Night comedy series in development:

  • Bob Newhart: In Search of Comedy – half-hour series anthology with Bob Newhart as host and executive producer.
  • Untitled Jenny Hunter Project – associate producer of The Daily Show and executive producer of the series Man Bites Dog will develop and write this new sketch comedy.

TBS will also return to its schedule My Boys this summer, in addition to the late-night originals 10 Items or Less and The Frank Show.
 
TNT has also unveiled its original drama programming line-up for the upcoming season:
Drama series in production:

  • Heartland – one-hour series premieres in June starring Treat Williams and Kari Matchett as a recently divorced couple who both work in the organ donor world – she as a organ-recovery coordinator and he as an organ-transplant surgeon. From Warner Bros. Television.
  • Saving Grace – one-hour series set to premiere this July features Holly Hunter as a hard-edged police detective living in Oklahoma City. She meets up with an angel who helps her find the right path. Produced by Fox Television Studios.
  • The Company – a limited one-hour, six-part series debuting in August with Chris O’Donnell, Alfred Molina and Michael Keaton that looks at the CIA’s activities during the Cold War, based on The New York Times bestselling novel by Robert Littell.

Drama series in development:

  • The Talisman – six-hour limited series scheduled for summer 2008; a new project from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, based on the Stephen King and Peter Straub novel of the same title.
  • Untitled Steven Bochco Project – one-hour series centering on young lawyers who have been friends and now find themselves opposing each other in the courtroom. Bochco will executive produce this series from ABC TV Studios and Stephen Bochco Productions.
  • Mrs. America – one hour series about a woman trying to manage family and career. From the executive producing team on The Closer and from Warner Horizon Television.
  • Leverage – one hour series about modern-day Robin Hoods who protect the innocent from the underworld, international corporations and even government officials. Produced by Electric Entertainment.
  • The Saint – one hour series based on the 1960s classic character – international thief Simon Templar (AKA The Saint). From executive producer William J. McDonald and producer Jorge Zamacona.
  • A.D. (wt) – one hour family drama series developed by filmmakers Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh.

In addition, TNT will debut the third season of The Closer in June with the premiere episode sponsored by Toyota and presented commercial free.
 
Turner Entertainment Networks rounded out its programming announcements with new programming highlights from Court TV. First, and probably it’s biggest news, Court TV will be rebranded with a new name, look and logo on January 1, 2008.  Marc Juris, presenting Court TV’s upfront, gave no specific hints as to the new name.  Here’s what we do know –
New series in production:

  • Beach Patrol: Hawaii – set to premiere this summer; Court TV brings back the Beach Patrol franchise this time centering on the Honolulu Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services team.
  • Bounty Girls – scheduled to debut in 2007 about the squad of female bounty hunters who use their smarts and good looks to track down criminals.
  • The Real Hustle – featuring three expert scam artists who take on unsuspecting New Yorkers.
  • Most Daring – relates edge-of-the-seat stories of daring rescue missions.
  • Tiger Team – follows elite security pros who consult with top corporations and governments.
  • The Room – allows viewers to witness real-life cops interrogate real suspects.

Court TV will also have a new daytime programming block that begins at 9a with courtroom coverage then moves into a two-hour block that includes Nancy Grace: Closing Arguments at 3p and the recently announced new series with Star Jones Reynolds.

~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~

Casting Call: Producers of ABC’s American Inventor are on a nationwide hunt to find the next great inventor during open casting calls in multiple cities. Individuals or teams can show up at the auditions and you need only a sketch or prototype of your invention. However, the invention should be something that can be mass produced and sold in a retail outlet. Critiqued by a panel of judges and selected through viewer call-ins, the grand prize winner will receive $50,000 in seed money to further develop the product for the semifinal round. The casting calls will be held in LA, San Francisco, Chicago, NY and Orlando. For times and locations and everything else you need to know, go to www.AmericanInventor.tv. The second season of American Inventor will debut June 6 at 9p with six episodes on ABC.

~ BROADBAND & DIGITAL ~

On Monday, March 19, 2007, Cynopsis will launch a new daily edition – Cyn opsis: Digital .  The edition will focus on the business of digital and broadband as it relates to the television industry and beyond.  It’s for anyone interested in how digital is rapidly becoming a major force in our industry – and even for those who believe digital is something of a phase and will never fully materialize to compete with linear television.  Any items you’ve become accustomed to seeing in this section of Cynopsis, will now be in Cyn Digital, as well as plenty of other news from the digital arena.  This new daily will be written by Wayne Karrfalt, Editor of Cyn opsis: Digital , who can be reached at [email protected] .    In the meantime, here’s a small bit of the Broadband & Digital news for today ….

Bravo made its first online acquisition, acquiring televisionwithoutpity.com to go with its stable of TV related sites, such as BravoTV.com, BrilliantButCancelled.com, Outzone.com and GetTRIO.com. The site is famous for snarky criticism of shows and a love/hate relationship with the medium, which Bravo executives promise not to impede. With one million unique users and 30 million total page views, the site will double Bravo’s aggregate online traffic. Co-founders Tara Ariano and Sarah Bunting will stay on as editors.

Walt Disney Internet Group is planning to launch a new site www.family.com later this week geared as a resource for Moms. Disney surveyed some 30,000 moms last year to find out what they wanted from an online Disney-branded destination and worked to deliver:

  • opinion pieces from an advisory board of “mommy bloggers”
  • community tools to help form groups around shared interests
  • a group of screened, family-friendly links called “the Family 1,000”

The blogs and threads on the site will monitored closely to watch for foul language and inappropriate remarks. The site will remain in beta through the summer and is part of a comprehensive redesign of Disney.com.
 
As part of the Turner Entertainment Networks Upfront presentations yesterday, Turner is promising extensive broadband content to complement new series, movies and specials. As part of a major branding initiative Court TV will utilize its site www.smokinggun.com to brand a series of quarterly specials about criminals caught in the act. The first special The Smoking Gun Presents: The Dumbest Criminals in the World will count down the 20 dumbest criminals along with their dumbest crimes. Turner also promoted its ad supported broadband comedy network superdeluxe .com, which attracted more than one million unique users during its first month of operation.
 
Online video technology provider vMix Media launched a new NBC channel featuring promo clips of Heroes and 30 Rock. Vmix.com, whose tagline is “creative is sexy,” posts content and offers tools for media companies that encourages users to send messages and leave comments about the clips. It has also signed deals with Tribune’s interactive division to offer tools to 50 of its newspaper and local station sites. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is also a partner.

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

The Salt Lake City agencies, W Communications, that focused on advertising and marketing and Struck Design, the digital and design firm have merged to form STRUCK, a creative marketing shop. As a result of the merger, the new executive team will consist of Jason Bangerter as President/CEO; Steve Driggs has been tapped from Fallon Worldwide in Minneapolis to be Executive Creative Director; and Ryan Goodwin as Executive Design Director.

Peter Gassiraro has joined the worldwide brand strategy and design agency, Enterprise IG as Group Account Director, reporting to Carol Parish, Managing Director/Brand Strategy and Engagement. Peter will spearhead strategy and interactive projects for the firm’s clients that include Hewlett-Packard and American Express.

Starting March 19, Sean Hennessey will be a new General Assignment Reporter at WCBS/New York. Previously, Sean was a general assignment reporter at WHDH/Boston since 1996.

E! Networks has advanced Julie Nemeth to VP/Production Services, E! and Style. In addition to her current studio and field operations and post production duties, Julie will now supervise production services for G4 when the network moves its production to the Comcast Entertainment Group headquarters. Furthermore, E! Networks has upped Joanne Bornstein to VP/Production Management, E! and Style. Along with her production management role for E! Studios, Joanne will handle production management for all internal productions on behalf of G4.

Donna Ebbs has been elevated in her position to VP/Movies and Specials at ABC Family. She will now develop and produce specials and other alternative programming for the network and will report to Kate Juergens, SVP/Original Series Programming and Development. Donna most recently supervised production on ABC Family’s holiday movie Santa Baby which debuted last December.

Tennis Channel has made several key moves within its senior management team:

  • Victoria Quoss has been appointed EVP/Programming and Network Strategy to manage all programming and network strategy across all platforms. She comes to the network from Versus where she was VP/International and Strategic Planning.  Atta girl, Victoria!
  • Robyn Miller has been hired as SVP/Marketing to head all consumer branding, creative services and affiliate and advertising sales marketing. She joins the network from the Walt Disney Company. Both Victoria and Robyn will report to Ken Solomon, Chairman/CEO.
  • Bill Simon will continue in his role as CFO and will add EVP/Business Operations to his title. With this expanded role, Bill will develop corporate strategy as well as provide oversight to all finance, accounting, human resources, technical operations, information technology, facilities, administration and business and legal affairs.
  • Larry Meyers has been upgraded to SVP/Production and Executive Producer and is in charge of all original programming for the Tennis Channel. Both Bill and Larry will continue to report to Ken Solomon.

~ ELSEWHERE AT CYNOPSIS … ~

Today in Cynopsis Kids, listen to the audio version here , or subscribe to iTunes CynKids podcast

  • DreamWorks is going all 3D
  • Disney’s Family.com, a parent-targeted website, launches this week in beta form
  • Gumnutz, its new and animated and I just like saying it

Today in Cynopsis International, listen to the audio version here or subscribe to iTunes Cyn Int’l podcast

  • Warner Bros. International Television offering up international format rights to Without a Trace and Cold Case for first time
  • Mexico’s Prime Dubb acquired by SDI Media Group
  • FUNimation Entertainment’s Afro Samurai on DVD plus a “soultastic” soundtrack

~ RATINGS ~

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of 3/5-3/11/07
Primetime    (000)              Total Pgm Day          (000)
USA              1168             TNT                        609
TBSC              917             USA                        566
TNT                 911            ADSM*                    543
FX                   766            TBSC                      533
ESPN               700             NICK                      527
SPK                 660             NAN*                      512
MTV                 649            ESPN                       443
AEN                 629            FX                           394
DISC               596             LIF                          393
CMDY               576            AEN                         389
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 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 3/5-3/11/07
Primetime    (000)            Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA              2669           NICK                        1984
TNT              1893           USA                          1268
FOXN            1563            NAN*                        1235
TBSC            1522            TNT                          1164
LIF               1477            ADSM*                      1060
AEN              1407            TOON                       1033
ESPN            1405             LIF                            900
TOON           1364             TBSC                         870
SPK              1297            FOXN                          842
FX                1275            AEN                             813
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 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 3/5-3/11/07
USA     WWE Entertainment  10p                    3166
USA     WWE Entertainment  9p                      2623
VH1     I Love New York                                2410
MTV     Real World XVIII                                2144
MTV     The Hills                                          1914
CMDY   South Park                                       1754
ADSM   Family Guy                                       1733
TNT      Mission: Impossible II                        1632
MTV      Road Rules                                     1559
USA      Law & Order: SVU                            1550
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 111,400,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 3/5-3/11/07
FOX    American Idol  Wednesday                   14,640
FOX    American Idol  Tuesday                       14,230
FOX    American Idol THU SP                         13,540
FOX    House                                              12,570
FOX    Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?      10,450
NBC    Heroes                                               8,570
ABC    Lost                                                 7,280
NBC    Deal or No Deal  MON                          7,020
FOX    The Wedding Bells                              6,750
ABC    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition           6,450
FOX    24                                                   6,460
Source Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

MONDAY – A18-49 Analysis: FOX and NBC went head-to-head Monday night with each claiming #1 at 4.0/11 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. CBS was second at 3.7/10, and next was ABC 2.6/7, UNIV 1.7/5, CW 0.8/2 and TELE 0.5/1. NBC socked a one-two punch with a two-hour Deal or No Deal that came in first at 8p with 4.3/13 and again at 9p with 5.1/13. FOX was second both hours with a House rerun delivering a 3.5/10 at 8p and 24 bringing in a 4.5/11 during 9p. CBS then zipped past both networks to win at 10p with an encore of CSI: Miami at 4.2/11.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, March 12, 2007 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research


NBC      8.2/13      Deal or No Deal (2 hours) 10.2/16, The Black Donnellys 4.4/7


CBS      7.5/12     Old Christine 5.2/9, Old Christine 5.5/9, Two and a Half Men [r] 8.0/12, Rules of Engagement 7.4/11, CSI: Miami [r] 9.4/16


FOX      6.9/11      House [r] 6.2/10, 24 7.6/11


ABC     4.3/7         Wife Swap [r] 4.5/7, Supernanny – Finale 5.0/8, What About Brian? 3.4/6


UNIV     2.3/4       La Fea Más Bella 2.5/4, Mundo de Fieras 2.2/3, Cristina 2.0/3


CW       1.4/2        Everybody Hates Chris [r] 1.6/3, All of Us [r] 1.3/2, Girlfriends [r] 1.2/2, The Game [r] 1.4/2


TELE     0.6/1       Marina 0.6/1, Zorro 0.7/1, Decisiones 0.6/1


A18-49: FOX 4.0/11, NBC 4.0/11, CBS 3.7/10, ABC 2.6/7, UNIV 1.7/5, CW 0.8/2, TELE 0.5/1


 
This Day in History: 1950 – The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list made its debut.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia:  He was born with the last name of Birnbaum.  His wife called him Nattie for short.  Who was this TV personality?  GEORGE BURNS WAS BORN NATHAN BIRNBAUM!  Kudos to:  Fred Petrosino-HAI/NY; MaryLee Valenti-Nielsen/Oldsmar FL; Matt Meachem-Tribune Media Services/Glen Falls NY; Steve Kurtzer-Zimmerman/Ft. Lauderdale; Bob Sieber/Birmingham; Jay Goslee-WTVF/Nashville; Tim Rank-MMI/St. Louis; Norman C. Berns-ProStar Media/Minneapolis; Jim Gray-FrogLight Pdns/Missoula MT; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg -M and S Entertainment/LA; Chris Simmons-Odessa Productions/Sherman Oaks; Darlene Tipton-Fox Cable Networks; Phil Olsman-NBC 4/LA; Ted Field-All Three Wishes Entertainment/Hollywood; Len Klatt-Premiere Radio Networks/LA; Mitch Altman-Blast Radius/Toronto

Today’s Trivia Question:  What were the five opening words in the television series Ben Casey?  (click here 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
03.14.07

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JOB OPENING: ON LINE MARKETING SUPERVISOR/iN DEMAND/NYC:  Assist in maximizing websites/strategies/budgets. BA & 3 plus yrs exp req.  Online expertise req.  Send resume:  [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MEDIA/iN DEMAND/NYC:  Business focused to develop/launch new programming concepts/pkgs.  BA/3-5 yrs exp/digital media.  Send resume:  [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, ASSET PACKAGING/iN DEMAND/NYC:  Packaging assets & encoding content.  BA & 2 yrs exp in cable.  Send resume:  [email protected] . (3/16)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/Sports & ENT TNT, TBS & Court TV Ad Sales/NY: 1-2 yrs rsrch exp at ntwrk/agency, strong analytical/communication skills, proficient with Nielsen systems, PowerPoint and Excel. [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING:  DIR of SALES (Midwestern)/SCREENVISION/Chicago: Dev/sell integrated media prgrms to clients/agencies. Plain, coord & sell. BA req’d. 7 + yrs media sales exp. [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR MKTG/Screenvision/NY: Run daily Mrktng operations to max rev generation & client satisfaction & to ensure adherence to dept budget & finan’l expectations.10+yr buz mktng exp. BA deg. [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING MGR/STL MO: Direct & inspire a team; collaborate with sales leadership to bring multi-platform ad solutions to market.  Media/Research/Events/Promotions experience. Apply [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: SPORT MGR/STL MO: We dominate the market with Sports adv inventory, lead our effort to dominate the market with Sports adv solutions. Product marketing mgmnt/sports sales exp. Apply [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: GENERAL SALES MGR/STL MO: Cable/Media professional to develop business and leadership skills for new team of aggressive local sales managers. Apply Kathy. schlanker@chartercom .com (3/16)

JOB OPENING: COORD, AFF SALES/A&E TV/NY:Admin,database mgmt. &contract routing for Aff SalesDept.1 yr cable exp. pref in aff sales or in a billing capacity.Resumes: www.aetn.com/careers (3/16)

JOB OPENING: DIRS, CLIENT ACTIVATION TEAM/AMC/FUSE/WE/NY: Integ Sales/Mktg prof w/proven track record to secure multi-media, integ media/mkt prtnrshps. 7+yrs Sales/Mktg/Bus Dev in TV/agency www.cablevision.jobs ref #2876BR/ 2877BR (3/16)

JOB OPENING: EXP’D EDITOR/AZN TV/Centennial CO: Pro. w/MAC OS X, Final Cut Pro 5.1, After Effects, a must.  Min 5yr hands-on exp in TV broadcasting or production req’d. Fwd Resume & reel:  [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: DIR CLIENT DEVELOPMENT/Ent/Media research co/LA: Manage sales team, build new synd/custom biz. Proven record. 3 yrs mrkt resrch or related, sales/mgmt exp required. Email resume/sal hist to [email protected] . (3/16)

JOB OPENING: MGR CLIENT DEVELOPMENT/Entertainment research co/LA: Aggressively build new/existing business. Proven track record 3 years mrkt resrch/related sales exp esntil. Email resume/salary hist to [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: MGR CLIENT DEVELOPMENT/Entertainment research co/NY: Aggressively build new/existing business. Proven track record 3 years mrkt resrch/related sales exp essential. Email resume/salary hist to [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCERS & ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS/Scholastic, Interactive Media, New York City.  Produce educational software games for kids.  Must be creative, with excellent project mgmt. skills.  email: cnobel @scholastic.com (3/16)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/GALAVISION Network/LA: Highly-motivated w/ sales/media/presentation skills, solutions orientated & agency/client relations. Fax res & cvr letter to Jim Baral (310)348-3626 or: lagalajob @univision.net   (3/23)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/The Weather Channel/ NYC: Presentation development, research, media plan building, mrktng & prospecting support for TWC Acct Mngrs in the NY Ad Sales Office. Apply to www.weather.com/careers , position VSA537. (3/16)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER-New York City: Talk show. Must have experience in Talk. RESUMES: TVJOBSHERE @AOL.COM    (3/16)

JOB OPENING:  NATIONAL TV BUYER/NYC: 2 to 3yrs exp negotiating Network ,Cable and Syndication plans. Mid sized agency with multi accounts. send resumes to [email protected] (3/16)

JOB OPENING: DIR BRAVO PROG  RES/NY: 5 yrs exp in media res w/exp in ntwrk, cable, agency or supplier, 5 yrs exp w/Nielsen data, & NPower, Galaxy Explorer, Galaxy Navigator, MrktBreaks, Apply:  www.nbcunicareers.com job # 580826  (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING: PROJ MGR/MTV/NY: 3-5 yrs exp as project mgr or similar role in media or media-related co. Understanding of web & print design. B.S. or B.A. EOE/M/F/D/AAP.  Apply www.mtvncareers.com (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING: ART DIRECTOR/MTV/NY: 10 yrs exp. broadcast & print design; understand technology & principals of interactive design.  BFA required; MFA preferred. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING:
PROMO/WRITER/PRODUCER/EDITOR/ABC7, #1 Station in LA: Must know avid.  3+ yrs exp.  Send resume & reel:  ABC7 LA, Attn:  HR, Dept. PRO/CYN, 500 Circle Seven Drive, Glendale, CA 91201.  EOE (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING:
ASR/ NY: Work w/sales to represent Disney Nat’l TV Kids Properties. Manage daily account activity 3-5 years Nat’l TV exp  Apply: https://disney.recruitmax.com//main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=72326 (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING : DIR, RETAIL/Taffy Ent/PARIS: 5-7 yrs. Exp in retail dev. & brand mktg in kids biz. Develop & manage brands at retail; Work w/licensees on sales & promo. Apply at: [email protected] (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER PROMOS/CNBC/NJ: 2 yrs experience writing, producing, and editing news and/or programming promos. Apply to www.nbcunicareers.com job# 567252 (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING: DIR OUTREACH/ZULA USA/BURBANK: Dir of Outreach-Zula USA, prod of The Zula Patrol, a TV series-pre-k – 2nd grade. MUST HAVE PBS EXP; wk. with PBS outr. Coord., teachers, parents. [email protected], 818-840-1695 Ext. 31 (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING: CBS, NAT’L SALES – RESEARCH MGR/NY: Should know Nielsen, Scarborough PrimeNext, Wrap, One Domain (Clearview), AdViews, Word, Excel and PP. 4+ yrs b’cast exp. required. Analyze & interpret data. Resume: 212-856-8135 (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING: Los Angeles Film Distribution Co. seeks a F/T FULL-CHG BKKPR. AR/AP, Bank deposits/reconciliation, invoice customers, data entry, payroll, Qtr/Semi-Wkly Payroll Taxes, QuickBooks. email resume: [email protected] (3/15)
 
JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASST/Galavision/NY: Detail-oriented, exc comm/math/MS Office skills; asst Sales Team w/presentations/reports/clerical work. Spanish speaking highly pref/not req. Cvr letter & resume:  [email protected]   (3/20)
 
SPRING INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. They are posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at  [email protected] .

SPRING INTERNSHIP COLLEGE CREDITS ONLY:  INTERNS /LIME, NY: basic research/admin stuff like compiling press clips, updating/creating bios, further develop LIME’s media lists. Resumes subject intern to: [email protected]  (3/20)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED

SITUATION WANTED: COORDINATING PRODUCER: Strong list of proven skills, attention to detail, getting the job done rights, on time and under budget. I’m your LA-based go to guy.  Contact [email protected] (3/20)

SITUATION WANTED:  ADMIN ROLE: Superb organizer seeks admin role. Innovative/detail-oriented team player who loves to write/create and multi-task. Exp: Mngmnt, Reading books/scripts, & Customer Service. Contact [email protected] (3/15)

SITUATION WANTED:  SHOWRUNNER/PRODUCER: Experienced – Reality Sports Talk Game Hidden Camera Travel. All budgets. Creative. Calm. Detailed. You oversee creative, collect checks and meet with Execs. I’ll do the rest. [email protected] (3/17)

SITUATION WANTED:  MEDIA BUYER/PLANNER/SALES: 3 yrs exp, local and nat’l brcst, radio, outdoor working on movie campaigns. Also, 2 yrs sales exp.Looking for a buying position or a sales position in the LA area. [email protected] (3/17)

SITUATION WANTED: TRAFFIC COORD:  Exp’d traffic coord & client services mgr with a unique background in advertising media, logistics & creative dvlpmnt. Successfully cut costs & maximized client retention jeremyfineberg @optonline.net (3/16)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION SECRETARY/COORDINATOR: Detailed organizer seeks production position. Exp in coordinating shoots, research, and assisting Producers. Has passion for making things happen! Contact [email protected] (3/16)

E-mail Trish Pihonak for rates and specs for Job Openings.

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


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Wednesday, March 14, 2007


ABC:    George Lopez, George Lopez, According to Jim, In Case of Emergency, Lost
CBS:    Jericho, Criminal Minds [r], CSI:NY [r]
CW:     America’s Next Top Model, Pussycat Dolls Present: Search for the Next Doll
FOX:    Bones, American Idol Results Show, ’til Death
ION:    Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Diagnosis Murder, Charlie’s Angels
MNT:    Saints & Sinners [p ]
NBC:    Dateline [r], Crossing Jordan, Medium [r]
PBS:    Great Performances, Picturing Mary
TELE:   Marina, Zorro, Decisiones
UNIV:   La Fea Mas Bella, Mundo de Fieras, Don Francisco Presenta

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