Wednesday, March 1st, 2006



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Good morning. It’s Wednesday, March 1, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing.

The final stats are in from Nielsen Media Research, and among the last three Winter Olympics, Torino gets the bronze.  This year’s games averaged 20.2 million viewers, down from Salt Lake City’s 31.9 million, and down from the previous games in Nagano which averaged 25.1 million.  Among the A18-49 averages, Torino gets another bronze with a 6.1/16, behind Salt Lake City’s 11.1/28 and Nagano’s 8.9/23.

* MORE STUFF *Newest iTunes download:  Starting today around 7am, you can download from iTunes the Cynopsis Daily Video PodcastYes, that’s right … daily video. The free video itself runs the same length as the daily audio podcast, 5-9 minutes, and includes a goodly portion of what’s in the email version with a couple of little extras. Why video?  We’re in the television business! And doesn’t it just make sense that a promo should sometimes be seen rather than always reduced to text?  If you’re wondering, the email version is here to stay, as is the audio podcast – video is option available to you, and another piece of the Cynopsis alternative network.  Take a gander, let me know what you think.

My TV Network is asking for 5-year commitments from its new affiliates, according to Media Week.  Set to debut on September 5, the first two primetime shows will be the English-language telenovelas Desire and Secrets.  Affiliates will not be asked for reverse compensation, tho primetime inventory will be split between stations and the network, with 9 minutes per hour going to the local station, and 5 minutes to My TV Network. The 2-hour Saturday recap will split the inventory evenly, 7/7.

Howard Stern may have left the confines of traditional on-air radio standards and practices, but he’s still making waves. CBS Radio has filed suit against Stern and his agent as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. for “multiple breaches of contract, misappropriation and unjust enrichment.”  Basically the suit says Stern used his CBS Radio time as a long-form promotion for his upcoming gig at Sirius, and that as a result both Stern and his agent benefited.  In part the suit reads that Stern “misappropriated millions of dollars worth of CBS Radio airtime for his own financial benefit, and fraudulently concealed his interest in hundreds of millions of dollars of Sirius stock while promoting it on the air.”  In response, Stern characterizes the suit as a “personal vendetta” launched by Leslie Moonves, Chairman of CBS. The complaint was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. Stay tuned.

Three series returning to the ABC schedule:  Jennifer Garner’s CIA agent Sydney Bristow is back fighting corruption, after having had her own baby. Alias returns to the ABC primetime schedule on April 19 at 9p, with a two-hour show. It will air in its regular time period thereafter on Wednesdays at 8p.  And also making a comeback is Hope & Faith, returning to a new night – Tuesdays at 830p following According to Jim, as of March 21.  And returning on April 19 is Invasion at 10p.  Invasion stepped aside to give the network’s new show Evidence a time slot, but it is confirmed to return in April.

ABC‘s What About Brian? will hold off on its premiere for two weeks. While that may sound like a potentially bad thing, the good news is it will get a sneak preview on Sunday, April 16 following Desperate Housewives, and then fall into its regular Monday 10p time period the next day.

BET’s popular reality series, COLLEGE HILL, returns for a third season – this time shot at Virginia State University — on March 2 at 9p, with a one-hour premiere.

The Travel Channel announced the return of the 17-week World Poker Tour (WPT)’s fourth season on March 8, continuing with the 24-week Professional Poker Tour (PPT), beginning on July 5. Both will air Wednesday nights from 9- 11p.

Paxson Communications Corporation is changing its corporate name to ION MEDIA NETWORKS, INC. In connection with the name change, the company also unveiled a new corporate logo and began doing business under the new name and identity as of yesterday.

ABC News and SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. are making available ABC News Now, the 24-hour news channel of ABC News, on cellular Smartphones to SmartVideo subscribers. SmartVideo subscribers will gain access to ABC News Now’s live breaking coverage, hourly newsbriefs and 26 original programs. ABC News Mobile video content reaches over one million wireless subscribers in the U.S. and in several international markets.

Today’s edition of Cynopsis: MCE includes its monthly installment of MCE Network in Focus, with this month’s spotlight trained on Discovery en Espanol.  If you’re not subscribed, you can see today’s edition here:

* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *Comedy Central has greenlit production on Freak Show, an animated half-hour narrative about a band of freak show performers who also happen to be second-rate superheroes. The network has ordered seven episodes of the series, produced by Comedy Central and created and EP’d by David Cross and H. Jon Benjamin, which will premiere in late 2006 or early 2007.

New to the development slate for CBS is The Big Bang Theory from producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. The premise is simple:  two genius theoretical physicists who really know nothing about how to live life, until they meet a woman who is bent on showing them.

Casting Notes …

FX‘s drama pilot Dirt has added Courtney Cox in the role of the tabloid editor.

ABC‘s Six Degrees has added Hope Davis to the group of strangers whose lives overlap.

Also from ABC, Help Me Help You has cast Ted Danson to star as the psychologist who runs the group therapy sessions on which this sitcom revolves.

Fox‘s American Crime has cast Victor Garber. This show is about a group of very powerful defense attorneys.

Bonnie Hunt’s untitled pilot for ABC has added Micheal Landes to co-star.  Hunt’s character is a private detective.

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *Maelia Macin is upped to GM/Austin Univision and TeleFutura of Univision Communications Inc., reporting to Michael Wortsman, Pres/Univision Television Group. Steve Stuck has also been upped to GM/Sacramento Univision and TeleFutura, reporting to Michael Wortsman. Macin and Stuck participated in the Univision Sales Training program, implemented in 1997 to establish a solid foundation in the Hispanic market.

Nick Oakley becomes Director of Development for Granada America, and he will be responsible for managing and organizing creative materials and ideas for the Los Angeles development team. Simultaneously, Pami Shamir becomes Director of Development for Granada America, New York.

Keith Luttkus joins AnswersMedia, an electronic production and publishing company, as VP/Sales. At AnswersMedia, Keith will oversee and be responsible for formulating sales strategies and brands partnership opportunities on, which is an on-demand broadband media property offering exclusive broadcast video in short form content. Luttkus will be based in Chicago.

David Weier becomes VP/Music and Talent Relations for fuse TV, overseeing all aspects of the network’s talent functions, including in-studio bookings and appearances by musicians and celebrities, developing fuse on-air talent and obtaining rights and permissions for fuse programming to be available across all of our multi-platform program offerings. Tricia O’Leary is also hired as Director/Music and Talent Relations, reporting to David Weier. Tricia will responsible for overseeing all of the channel’s studio bookings for shows.

Rob McGovern becomes Sales Manager/Ad Sales & Marketing for Turner Entertainment, reporting to Joe Hogan, SVP/Turner Entertainment Ad Sales & Marketing. Rob will oversee a seasoned team of TBS and TNT account executives.

Timothy Ward is upped to SVP & CFO of Univision Radio, Inc. Timothy has been with Univision Radio since 2000, and will continue in his primary responsibilities of managing Univision Radio’s financial and business affairs, cash management, radio station acquisitions, and assisting in the group’s strategic direction.

* RATINGS *Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the Month of 1/30/06 – 2/26/06:
Primetime             (000)          Total Pgm Day       (000)
USA                        2542           NICK                        2286
TNT                        2445           NAN*                        1494
TBSC                     1613           TNT                         1380             
NAN                       1597            USA                         1190    
CARTOON            1528            CARTOON              1160             
FOXN                      1486           ADSM*                    1032
LIFETIME               1445            TBS                           987
ESPN                      1331           LIFETIME                  982
SPK                        1280            FOXN                       856
FX                            1235           FX                            687
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 110,200,000 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 A18-49 for the Month of 1/30/06 – 2/26/06:
Primetime              (000)       Total Pgm Day     (000)
TNT                         1130        NAN*                     706
USA                         1113        TNT                       693
TBSC                        974        TBSC                     588
FX                              714        NICK                      557
SPK                          661          USA                      545
ESPN                        600        ADSM*                   462
DISC                          576        LIFETIME               441
MTV                           569         FX                           412
LIFETIME                  566        ESPN                      381       
CMDY                       558         MTV                        359
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 110,200,000 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 Month of 1/30/06 – 2/26/06:
TNT     NBA All-Star Game                         4002
TNT     NBA Tip-Off All Star                         3195   
USA     WWE Entertainment                      3026
ESPN  AFC/NFC Pro Bowl                         2960
USA     WWE Entertainment                      2917
USA     WWE Entertainment                      2832   
TNT     NBA All-Star Saturday Night            2798
TNT     WWE Entertainment                       2783
TNT     Budweiser Shootout                        2769
A&E     Flight 93                                           2663
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 110,200,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 2/20-2/26:
Fox: American Idol – Wednesday                   17,540
Fox: American Idol – Tuesday                         16,870
ABC Grey’s Anatomy                                      14,070
Fox: American Idol – Thurs Sp 2/23               12,840
Dancing With the Stars – 2/26                       11,230
Winter Olympics Thurs Prime 2                     10,490
Winter Olympics Tues Prime 2                        9,780
Winter Olympics Mon Prime 2                         8,840
24                                                                      7,360
CBS: Survivor: Panama                                   7,140
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Monday – A18-49 Analysis:   CBS led Monday night with a 5.0/12 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC was #2 with a 4.7/11, followed by NBC’s 4.1/10, Fox 3.7/9 and Univision 1.6/4. Trailing behind were WB and UPN with matching 1.4/3’s and Telemundo with a 0.6/2.  At 8p NBC’s return of Deal or No Deal bargained well with a 4.5/12, earning two share points more than ABC’s Wife Swap.  At 9p Fox took the lead with 5.5/13 with 24, trumping CBS, ABC and the premiere of The Apprentice which ranked #4 in the time period with a 4.0/9. At 10p CBS jumped back to first with a 6.0/14 for CSI: Miami, just two-tenths of a rating point over the finale of ABC’s The Bachelor.

Live + Same Day Ratings: Monday, February 27, 2006 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

CBS     9.4/14  King of Queens 6.9/11, How I Met Your Mother 6.3/9, Two and a Half Men 10.9/16, Courting Alex 9.0/13, CSI: Miami 11.5/18

ABC     7.4/11  Wife Swap 6.3/9, The Bachelor: Paris 7.1/10, The Bachelor: Paris [finale]8.8/14

NBC     7.0/11  Deal or No Deal [p] 8.1/12, The Apprentice [p] 6.2/9, Medium 6.8/11

FOX     6.1/9   Skating with Celebrities [finale- pt1] 5.6/8, 24 8.1/12

WB      2.5/4   7th Heaven 3.8/6, Related 2.3/3

UPN     2.2/3   One on One 2.1/3, All of Us 2.4/3, Girlfriends 2.8/4, Half and Half 2.5/4

UNIV    2.1/3   Contra Viento y Marea 2.2/3, Alborada 2.3/3, Cristina 1.9/3

TELE    0.8/1   El Cuerpo del Deseo 1.1/2, Tierra de Pasiones 1.0/1, Corazón Partido 0.8/1, Decisiones – Casos Extraordinarios 0.6/1, Decisiones 0.6/1

A18-49:         CBS 5.0/12, ABC 4.7/11, NBC 4.1/10, Fox 3.7/9, Uni 1.6/4, WB 1.4/3, UPN 1.4/3, Tele 0.6/2




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Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Yesterday in Cynopsis we mentioned the passing of one of Hollywood’s greatest Don Knotts.  In The Incredible Mr. Limpet, what was the name of the crab?  CRUSTY   Kudos to: Mike Davis-Kill Me Now Productions/NY; Mary Felder-CBS News/NY; Ron Salcedo-Zimmerman/NY; Elizabeth Keller-MMT/NY; Renee Moffitt-Fairway Media/Scottsdale; Brandon Fye-Comedy Central/NY; Coco Del Monico-ABC/Chicago; Verna Soto-WCIU/Chicago; Mark Scott-Mark Scott Casting/LA; Dirk van de Bunt-the Point Media; Linda Jofery-Sony Pictures TV/Culver City CA; Dan Matson-DJM/Glendale CA


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JOB OPENING: AE, AD SALES/The Hotel Networks/NYC Dynamic growing co. seeks exp media sales professional. Send res. to [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, PROGRAMMING RESEARCH/TBS/TNT: Analysis and reporting for movies & specials. Min 1+ yr media research experience. Knwlg. of Nielsen systems and media math essential. Visit www.turnerjobs (3/8)

JOB OPENING: KTXL FOX 40 seeks an ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE.  For more info visit . To apply send resume to; Fax: (916) 733-3110; Email: [email protected]. EOE (3/8)

JOB OPENING: OFFICE ASSISTANT/JUMA BURBANK Administrative position. Must have excellent phone, writing & computer skills, incl exp w/ Photoshop & Powerpoint. Extensive research involved. Must be a self-starter. [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT & PROD ASSOC/JUMA BURBANK: Highly creative individual sought as development & production assoc. 2yrs+  writing, development & prod exp. Final Cut, iMovie. Report to Head of Production & Dev. [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: MKG/LICENSING COORDINATOR/Silver Lining Productions/NY: Support for Lic & Mktg Directors. MS Office, Powerpoint, Mac knwldg, good multi-tasker. 4yr degree & prior licensing exp pref. Email: [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION ASST/Silver Lining/NY: Support for TV development/prod team. Must be good multi-tasker & work well under pressure in small office environment. Prior prod. exp req’d. Email: [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: VP, RESEARCH/Starz Entertainment Group/Englewood CO: 10+yrs res. exp, media pref’d. BA degree bus. admin, MBA pref’d. Operat’l & mrktng exp Cable MSO’s, DBS providers, TV prgrmrs.  Fax Cvr Ltr/resume to: 720.852.5891 (3/8)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSISTANT/TBS & TNT, Detroit: Support AE and sales planner w/ all aspects of the sales process (book/maintain order & admin tasks). Col deg or prior office exp preferred. Email [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/TBS & TNT,Detroit: Seeking solid planner to support AE with creating proposals, data analysis, targeted research & sales pieces. Col deg, prev ad sls or agency exp req. Email [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/TBS & TNT/Detroit: Opening for outstanding sales person.Candidates should have 3+ yrs sales exp in related field proven record in building & maintaining client relationships. Email [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC. RES. ANALYST/CNN/NY: Multi-tasker, strong analytical/problem solving skills & MS Office proficient; media exp a +,details@ Email: [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: MUSIC CHOICE/NYC/AD SALES COORD: Day-to-day acct mgmt, media flighting, campaign delivery & post reports. Liaison with Operations, Research & Programming depts.1-2 yrs exp. Growth Opportunity!! [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: MUSIC CHOICE/ADMINISTRATIVE ASST/NYC: Support of Ad Sales dept. Produce presentations & materials. Handle customer inquiries & provide phone backup staff. 2-3 yrs. exp. in sales administration. [email protected] (3/8)

JOB OPENING: ASST REGIONAL MKTING MGR/National CineMedia-NY: Experience in writing presentations & proficient in PowerPoint, great multi-tasker. Min. of 5 years of mkting or direct mail experience pref Email: [email protected] (3/7)

JOB OPENING: REGIONAL MKTING COORD/National CineMedia-NY: Support Regional Mkting Mgr & Regional Sales Team. PC savvy, MS Office, great writing skills, good multi-tasker, Experience in mkting a plus. Email [email protected] (3/7)

JOB OPENING: ADMINISTRATIVE SALES ASSISTANT/TWI/NY: Admin support and researching sales leads. Min. 1 yr. exp. Full job description on Careers page @ ., send resumes to:  [email protected] (3/7)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/ADVRTSNG SALES/NY: Independent Media Co. seeks salesperson min 3 yrs TV sales exp to sell cross platform sponsorships & syndicated prgrmng. Creative thinker & entrepreneurial skills a must. [email protected] (3/7)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, ON-AIR PROMOTION/HGTV, Knoxville. 7+ yrs station/cable network experience pref’d.Excellent writing, project management and leadership skills req’d. Resumes: [email protected]; ref job #5077-U.  (3/7)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT (FREELANCE), VH1/NYC. 4+yrs Knwlg of prod concepts/biz affairs/pop culture, Strng research/writing skills a must EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Send resume to: [email protected] (3/7)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, ONAIR PROMOS OPERATIONS, SPIKE/NYC. 5+yrs entertainment/media exp, 2+yrs proj. mgmt exp, Strong detail/organization skills, High volume, Strng relationship builder, EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (3/7)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, BRAND & CONSUMER RESEARCH, Spike/NYC. 6+yrs media/consult/research exp, Qual&Quan exp, Multiplatform exp req, Strng analyst skills, Nielsen exp A+ EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (3/7)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, OPERATIONS/CREATIVE GROUP, TVLand-NickAtNite/NYC. 5+yrs entertainment/media exp, 2+yrs proj. mgmt exp, Strng detail/org skills, High vol, Strng relationship builder, EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (3/7)

JOB OPENING: RES. ANALYST/Endeavor Agency:1 yr. Nat’l research exp. Req’d. Must have strong Nielsen Galaxy Explorer skills, be detail oriented & highly org.  Should also have exp w/ Nielsen Ad Views.  Res to [email protected]  (3/4)

JOB OPENING: MGR, PLANNING & INV/A & E TV NETS/NY:Inv mgmt & pricing analysis. Min2 yr planner or inventory/pricing exp plus strong analytical/prob solv skills. Gabriel knldg a +. E-mail res & sal reqs: [email protected] (3/4)

JOB OPENING:  SALES PLANNER-AETN, NY. Create plans, steward accts, designate ADUs& recaps, coord make goods & post analysis prep. 2yrs exp plnng or buyer. Exc comm skills. Client service mindset. Res & Sal Req: [email protected]. (3/4)

JOB OPENING: SR CLIENT ANALYST/MSA Media/NY: manage cable nets on Gabriel/other SW. Perform biz svcs, issue resolution, training, JR Acct mgmt duties, prod planning. Must have tech knowledge. Send res & $ req to [email protected]  (3/4)

JOB OPENING:  ACCT EXEC/Electric Artists/NY: 3+ Yrs Online Mktg exp. Creative/strategic thinker. Exec online mktg/promotion campaigns: TV/film/music/video game/etc. Exp w/Ppt, Excel, Word. Resume/Salary: [email protected]       (3/4)

JOB OPENING:   SR MKTG MGR/IGN ENT, BRISBANE CA. 5+ yrs ent or media mkt exp to create mktg & collateral materials, provide strat/research support.  Resume to: [email protected]   (3/4)

JOB OPENING:   DISTRICT MGR/IGN ENT, Culver City & Brisbane. Exp in men’s lifestyle/video game/movie biz. Will cover LA and SF territories. Dev, close & maintain accts thru adv campaigns. Resume:  [email protected]   (3/4)

JOB OPENING:  ONLINE SALES COORD/IGN ENT, Brisbane CA and NY. Provide logistical & admin support to sales team, perform mkt research, asst in proposal dev, track campaign activity. Resume: [email protected]   (3/4)

JOB OPENING: SALES DEV MGR/IGN ENT, Brisbane CA. 4+ yrs online adv, agency/media exp. Support sales teams w/audience insight, create industry presentations, build client relations. Resume: [email protected]   (3/4)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR-SUBSCRIPTION & ACQ MKTG/IGN ENT, Costa Mesa CA. Drive external awareness and cons. Acq for subsc, digital distrib and e-commerce services. 8+ yrs relevant exp req. Resume:  [email protected]   (3/4)

JOB OPENING: UNIT PUBLICIST/NY-Assertive/energetic unit pub/overall pt person on court show. Dev/execute local press, oversee unit, on-set activities. 5+ yrs exp & strong press, writing, talent rel skills. Email: [email protected]         (3/4)

JOB OPENING: JUNIOR ASSOCIATES/  Positions avail for experienced energetic talent to support production team and sales staff at rapidly growing broadband destination RESUME: [email protected]  (3/4)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, MEDIA RELATIONS COMM, DIGITAL MEDIA, NBC Universal, NY. 5+ yrs strong internal & external comm exp. Knowledge of digital media & exp in technology & corp strategy. Apply job #490743 (3/4)

JOB OPENING:  Univision National Sales seeking Sr. AE. 3-5 years broadcast sales, documented sales success and solid key client and agency contacts.  Fax resume to Laurie Kaman -VP, Univision National Sales, L.A. (310) 348-3619  (3/4)

JOB OPENING: DIR MEDIA STRAT/Nat Geo Chan/DC: Dvlp/impl media strat & drive ratings. Tech savvy indv.-interpret ratings & dvlp strat. 7+yrs exp/media planning, off/on-air strat/TV/cable. BA deg. . (#fng1108)EOE (3/3)

JOB OPENING: DIR MKTG/Nick Toons/NY: Drct mgmt & dev mktg plns/advrtsng 4 Ntwrk, exlnt prsnt/commu/cr8tv skls, strng brnd grwth emrgn + all media pltfrms 7 yrs cnsmr mktg + pasn 4 toons. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (3/3)

JOB OPENING: MGR LICNSEE COMPLI/Nick/NY: Dvlp cnsmr prds dpt licnsg ops matrls + adhc rprtng, dev raprt + cmplianc w/lcnse prtnrs, 5yrs lic rprtng. CMS knwldga+, strng wrtng/com skls. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (3/3)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASST/National CineMedia/NY: Support for 2 Ntl Acct Directors. PC and excel savvy, MS Office, great oral & written skills, good multi-tasker, 4 yr degree & prior office exp pref. Email:  [email protected] (3/3)

JOB OPENING: PROD MGR/NYC:  Prod Co seeks organized, detail oriented individual to manage daily activities of studio based production, pilot to series.  Resumes to: [email protected] (3/3)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, NEWS MARKETING/NBC Universal, NY: Set ad sales marketing strategy. Avg 10 yrs exp at agency, media, sales, or research. Strong comm & creative skills. Apply job #491799 (3/2)

JOB OPENING: ADMIN ASSISTANT/WE/NYC – Bright, detail oriented, highly org, admin prof for Sr. Ad Sales Exec. Exp w/mktg or sales support, Degree pref. resumes to [email protected] (3/2)

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] .


SITUATION WANTED: AUDIENCE RESEARCH/Grad Student (Media, New School, NYC): Seeks work TV/film res. Exc analytical, writing & presentation skills. Educated in research methods, strategy & media theory. Mrktng background. [email protected] (3/8)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Wednesday, March 1, 2006

ABC             George Lopez, Freddie, Barbara Walters Special
CBS             Still Standing, Still Standing, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY
FOX             American Idol, Free Ride [preview]
NBC             Deal or No Deal, Law & Order [r], Law & Order
i               Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Early Edition, Doc
UPN             America’s Next Top Model, Veronica Mars
WB              One Tree Hill, Beauty and the Geek [r]
TELE            El Cuerpo del Deseo, Tierre de Pasiones, Decisions
UNIV            Contra Viento y Marea, Alborada, Don Francisco Presenta


Cynopsis Video PodcastOnce you’ve seen it and you’re wondering ….

Yes, that’s me. 

Yes, those are my feet, my new office, my coffee mug.

No, I don’t really type that fast.

Yes the video was shot at 3am. You’ll notice it’s dark outside at the beginning and by the end (at approx 5:10am) you’ll begin to see the sunrise. 

The voice?  By the wee hours of the morning Trish Pihonak is the voice of Cynopsis; by day she’s the Cynopsis Operations Manager.

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