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Tonight’s Finales:
The CW: America’s Next Top Model at 8p
FOX: Lie To Me at 8p
ABC: Lost at 9p


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At the PBS Showcase, the annual meeting of local PBS station heads, PBS announced extensive changes are coming soon to its flagship broadcast and digital news product, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Beginning mid-September 2009, the news program will sport the following changes:

  • A name change to PBS NewsHour
  • The nightly broadcast will transition to a dual anchor format with Jim Lehrer remaining as executive editor and primary anchor regularly joined by senior correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown in-studio. Other PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner will concentrate on out of studio reporting.
  • PBS NewsHour will hire a new online correspondent to bridge the gap between the online news operation and the nightly broadcast. This position will post 4-5 minute video news updates throughout the day online as well as anchor the news summary on the PBS NewsHour broadcast.
  • Furthermore, the news program will receive an on-air makeover with a new graphics package that will translate to the digital platform and offer a new web site design with additional sub-sites created around the personalities of the various correspondents.
  • And lastly, PBS NewsHour will partner with other public media content producers nationally and locally such as FRONTLINE and NPR among others to gain added perspective for its reporting and analysis of events as well as delivering content to a larger audience.

VH1’s debut of Charm School with Ricki Lake Monday night at 9p delivered a 1.4 A18-49 rating and attracted 2.3 million total viewers. The series is produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, LLC an Endemol Company.

FOX pulled the remaining episode of Sit Down, Shut Up from its schedule following a 0.7/3 posting among A18-49 from this past Sunday at 7p, cites Variety. The 30m animated comedy is not expected to return to FOX’s lineup and an encore episode of King of the Hill will air in the 7p Sunday time period instead.


A&E Network continues to rank as the fourth largest cable network among A25-54. Going into the upfronts, A&E also completed a record-breaking 2008 across all key demos and thus far this year tallied its best first quarter in the network’s history. On the programming front, A&E is jumping into more original programming with eight new scripted projects in development, plus a new series pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer and a mini-series from Kevin Costner. A&E also has a full plate of unscripted projects, including the launch of seven new series.

New unscripted series on A&E:

  • Untitled Tony Danza Project – Real-life version of “Welcome Back Kotter” where Danza goes back to his education roots and teaches history at a high school in New York for a year. 13 30m episodes produced by Greif Company.
  • Steven Seagal: Lawman – In real life, Seagal is a fully-commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana and this series will follow him as he responds to crimes-in-progress. 13 30m episodes will premiere summer 2009; produced by Granada America and Steamroller Films.
  • Obsessed – Based on the successful Intervention series, this series focuses on individuals who struggle with severe anxiety disorders. 11 60m episodes are set to premiere May 25 at 10p; produced by Tijuana Entertainment.
  • Hammertime – Series goes inside the life of rapper Stanley Burrell (aka MC Hammer), his wife, Stephanie and their six children. With 10 30m episodes, the series will premiere June 14 at 10p; produced by 3 Ball Productions, Inc.
  • Fugitive Chronicles – Shot and produced similar to a feature film, this series will relate real-life fugitive captures from the perspectives of the hunted and the hunter. 8 60m episodes produced by Raw TV and RDF.
  • The Squad: Prison Police (wt) – Series documents police who operate inside a major prison who are trained to handle tough criminals. 10 30m episodes from Wild Eyes Productions.
  • Runaway Squad – Former NYPD undercover detective Joe Mazzilli and his team track down runaways who are in the most danger. 9 30m episodes from Granada America.

A&E unscripted pilots consist of:

  • Love Shaq – Program will feature NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and his family. Produced by 10 x 10 Entertainment.
  • Bob Saget on America – Popular host/actor will travel across America discovering various unknown subcultures, traditions and occupations. From Tijuana Entertainment.
  • American Mogul: Russell Simmons – The life of charismatic entrepreneur Russell Simmons will be examined. From Simmons-Lathan Media Group.

Approved the following scripted pilot:

  • Cooler Kings (wt) – From Jerry Bruckheimer, the plot centers on an ex-Honolulu cop who seeks revenge on the death of his girlfriend. Along the way, the ex-cop meets a team of detectives called the Cooler Kings who offer him a chance at redemption. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Scripted series in development include:

  • The Lead Sheet (wt) – James Ellroy wrote this procedural crime drama script set in Los Angeles during the late 1970s focused on the Hillside Strangler case. From Fox 21 and MiddKid Productions.
  • Central Division (wt) – Series follows two female LAPD captains who manage a dangerous downtown precinct which is also the only one in the city run by women. From CBS Television Studios.
  • The Quickening (wt) – Series centered on a bi-polar LAPD female detective who must juggle her disorder and her prescribed medicine which is supposed to help her act “normal.” Written by Jennifer Salt.
  • Untitled Matthew Carnahan Project – Procedural crime drama from Matthew Carnahan and Anthony LaPaglia where the first half of each episode is told from the perspective of the criminals and the second half follows the FBI Task Force charged with tracking them down. From Warner Horizon Television.
  • Night Falls (wt) – NYC cop who survives a near fatal shooting discovers he now has strange neurological side-effects transforming him into a modern-day Jekyll and Hyde. From Varsity Films in association with Lionsgate Television.
  • NY’s Finest (wt) – Plot is about a new commissioner of a large US city who inserts his own leadership style into the position which results in turning the city upside down. From ABC Studios and Original Productions.

Returning scripted series on A&E:

  • The Cleaner – Series stars Benjamin Bratt as an addict who vows to reform and help others. During the upcoming season several guest stars will make appearances including Whoopi Goldberg, Shirley Jones, Gary Cole, Rebecca Gayheart, Lori Petty, Tyler James Williams among others, and the uncompromising stunt coordinating by Ian Quinn. Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Once A Frog Productions. Season two debuts with 13 60m episodes on June 23 at 10p.

Scripted mini-series in development:

  • Untitled Kevin Costner Western – A four-hour, two-part Western is being developed by Costner in partnership with producer Armyan Bernstein set in the West following the Civil War. Costner and Bernstein will serve as executive producers.

A&E confirmed the following unscripted series will return to its schedule:

  • Intervention – Season seven premieres May 25 at 9p with 13 60m episodes. Produced by GRB Productions.
  • The First 48 – Season nine opens June 16 at 9p with 14 60m episodes. Produced by Granada America.
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels – Season four debuts June 7 at 9p with 15 30m episodes. From The Greif Company and the Gene Simmons Company.
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter – New episodes are back starting May 27 at 9p. 26 30m episodes produced by Hybrid Films.
  • Crime 360 – Season two opens May 21 at 10p with 13 60m episodes. From Base Productions.
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak – Season five with 5 60m episodes from Angel Productions.
  • Paranormal State – Currently in its third season with 13 30m episodes; produced by Go Go Luckey and Four Seasons Productions/Picture Shack Entertainment.
  • Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force – Returning for a second season with 20 30m episodes. Produced by Stars & Stripes Media, Inc.
  • Parking Wars – New season of 13 30m episodes returns to Philadelphia as well as Detroit and New Brunswick, NJ. Produced by Hybrid Films.


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HISTORY and HISTORY HD are now available on Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Czech-language services. Both networks currently are available throughout Central Europe in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Montenegro. HISTORY also operates in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on Self Servis and Smart Comp, and HISTORY HD is also carried on Smart Comp, Mattes and BKS Capital Partners.

UK-based distributor, ALL3MEDIA International is taking the quiz show Cash Cab, originally produced by Lion Television to additional international territories. In Italy, 45 episodes will be produced by Stile Libero for SKY Uno Italia; Zone3 in French-speaking Canada will produce 20 episodes for broadcast on TQS; and STRIX has optioned the show in Sweden and Denmark. In addition, Cash Cab was renewed for a second season in India by broadcaster Bindass and the series will be back on the Mega Channel in Greece produced by Studio ATA. In the US, Cash Cab was picked up by Discovery USA for a fourth season produced by Lion Television USA and the show remains on the air in many territories worldwide including Russia, Israel, Japan and Australia among others.


Discovery Channel is partnering with Wild Horizons, Ltd. and Keith Scholey, the former head of BBC’s Natural History Unit on a multi-year production deal to film all parts of the world in hi-def. The initial project, a seven-part documentary series titled Wild Planet: North America (wt) begins production this year. Discovery and Wild Horizons will take hi-def cameras to all parts of the North American continent, capturing the tip-tops of mammoth sequoias to inside Carlsbad Cavern. Discovery Channel has plans to premiere the documentary series on its networks worldwide.

On Showtime’s drama The Tudors, Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is keeping his fourth wife around for another season, as British singer Joss Stone reprises her role as Anne of Cleves for the series’ fourth and final season, per THR.

In the midst of pilot pick up season, NBC decided to pass on David E. Kelley’s legal drama Legally Mad. Originally thinking the drama would be a midseason series, NBC’s rejection will equate to a seven-figure penalty to the drama produced by Warner Bros. TV. The pilot is not being shopped to any other networks.


CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  The iPhone and the App Store continue to shape the mobile content space. UK-based Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile operator by revenue, plans to launch a mobile online store to sell games, news and travel applications. It will allow developers to write apps once for use on any Vodafone handset. The platform will offer the advantage of billing users for purchased apps directly to their mobile accounts and would be the biggest in the world by far – giving access to up to 1 billion customers by integrating with partner networks including Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and China Mobile. The Vodafone store will go live during the second half of this year. Full edition: CYN DIGITAL

CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  Nickelodeon gives the green light on a new mixed live-action/CG animated series, The Troop (26×30), from executive producer Tommy Lynch (South of Nowhere, The Secret World of Alex Mack, etc.) and his Tom Lynch Company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Writer/producer Jay Kogen (Frasier, Malcolm in the Middle and many others) will serve as showrunner for the new sci-fi comedy series.  Slated to launch in fall 2009, The Troop revolves around Jake, an average teen who wants to create his own comic book series, who is enlisted by a school counselor to join “The Troop” a secret group that protects the world from monsters and creatures.  The Troop was created by Greg Coolidge (Employee of the Month), Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) and Max Burnett (Possums). Full edition: CYN KIDS



Nielsen Galaxy Explorer, M-Su 8-11p, 9/29/08-4/19/09 vs 10/1/07-4/20/08, HHLD & P2554, Live + SD (000), subject to qualifications



Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 5/4-5/10/09
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day      (000)
TNT                1949          TNT                        886
USA                1219          NAN*                     728
ESPN              1020          USA                        623
TBSC                855          ESPN                      560
DISC                682          ADSM*                    548
FX                    672          NICK                       545
NAN                  626         TBSC                       540
AEN                  528          FX                          376
VS                    517         DISC                        374
HIST                 488         AEN                         338
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: 5/4-5/10/09       
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
TNT                3481        NICK                           2060
USA                2671        NAN*                          1611
ESPN              1979        TNT                             1570
FOXN              1921        USA                             1398
NAN                1722        FOXN                           1103
TBSC              1432        ADSM*                         1055
DISC              1243         ESPN                             930
FX                  1135         TOON                            883
AEN                1133         TBSC                             842
HIST               1063         DISC                             689
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: 5/4-5/10/09
TNT       Rockets/Lakers 5/6                                          3944
TNT       Rockets/Lakers 5/4                                          3502
ESPN     Lakers/Rockets                                                3419
TNT       Celtics/Magic                                                   2814
TNT       Mavericks/Nuggets                                          2516
TNT       Hawks/Cavaliers                                              2452
TNT       Magic/Celtics 5/4                                             2442
TNT       Magic/Celtics 5/6                                             2426
USA       WWE Entertainment 10p                                  2306
USA       WWE Entertainment 9p                                    2090
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 5/4-5/10/09
FOX    American Idol – Wednesday                         8.3/20      10,967
FOX    American Idol – Tuesday                              8.3/23      10,967
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy                                          5.4/14        7,087
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                    5.0/12        6,553
ABC    Dancing with the Stars                                4.8/13        6,394
FOX    House                                                        4.6/13        6,019
ABC    Desperate Housewives                                4.1/11        5,469
CBS    Rules of Engagement                                  4.1/10        5,464
CBS    CSI: Miami                                                 4.0/11        5,287
ABC    Lost                                                           4.0/10        5,280
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Saturday – A18-49 Analysis:  FOX scored a first place finish Saturday night among A18-49 at 2.1/8, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX led at 8p with its NASCAR Sprint Cup race at 2.0/8 while the NBA Playoffs on ABC posted a 1.5/6. FOX paced in front with the NASCAR race during 9p with a 2.1/8 followed again by ABC’s NBA Playoff action at 1.9/7. A reversal happened through 10p as ABC’s NBA Playoffs topped with a 2.3/8 while FOX’s NASCAR coverage came in a close second at 2.2/8.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, May 9, 2009 (May Sweep Day 17) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 3.9/8          FOX NASCAR Sprint Cup: Live from Darlington [730p start] 4.0/8

CBS: 3.5/7           Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.0/6, Crimetime Saturday 3.1/6, 48 Hours Mystery 4.5/9

ABC: 3.1/6           NBA Playoffs: LA Lakers at Houston 3.2/6       

NBC: 2.8/5           Law & Order: SVU [r] 2.4/5, Southland [r] 2.5/5, Law & Order [r] 3.5/7

UNIV: 1.2/2          Sabado Gigante 1.2/2

MNT: 0.6/1           My Saturday Night Movie: Alien Resurrection [r] 0.6/1

ION: 0.5/1            Saturday Movie: Lethal Weapon 3 [r 830p start] 0.5/1

TELE: 0.3/1          Cine de Impacto 0.3/1, Futbol Estelar 0.2/0

A18-49: FOX 2.1/8, ABC 1.8/7, CBS 1.1/4, NBC 0.8/3, UNIV 0.7/2, MNT 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1, ION 0.1/1

Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC tallied another Sunday night win at 2.9/9 with the A18-49 demo, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC began the night a champ with 2.0/7 followed by CBS’ 60 Minutes at 1.5/5. CBS’ season finale of The Amazing Race swept through 8p winning with 3.1/9 ahead of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 2.6/8. The ratings momentum swung back in ABC’s favor during 9p as Desperate Housewives took charge with 4.1/11, while the second hour of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice season finale came next at 3.3/9. NBC jetted to #1 at 10p with the final hour of Celebrity Apprentice at 3.9/10 and ABC’s Brothers & Sisters season conclusion placed second at 3.0/8.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, May 10, 2009 (May Sweep Day 18) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 6.3/11      60 Minutes 6.3/13, Amazing Race [f] 14 5.9/10, Cold Case [f] 7.2/12, The Unit [f] 5.8/10

ABC: 5.6/10        America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.9/8, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 4.8/8, Desperate Housewives 7.7/12, Brothers & Sisters [f] 6.0/10

NBC: 4.9/9         Dateline 2.9/6, Apprentice 8 [f] 5.5/9

FOX: 2.5/4         Sit Down, Shut Up 1.1/2, American Dad [r] 1.5/3, The Simpsons 3.1/6, King of the Hill 2.6/4, Family Guy 3.8/6, American Dad 3.0/5

UNIV: 1.7/3       Nuestra Belleza 1.3/2, Gran Estreno 2.1/4

CW: 0.7/1         Jericho 0.5/1, The CW Sunday Movie: The Spy Who Loved Me 0.7/1

ION: 0.4/1         MASH 0.3/1, MASH 0.4/1, MASH 0.6/1, MASH 0.5/1, MASH 0.4/1, MASH 0.5/1, MASH 0.5/1, MASH 0.4/1

TELE: 0.3/1       Cine Millonario II 0.4/1, Cine Millonario 0.3/1

A18-49: ABC 2.9/9, NBC 2.6/8, CBS 2.4/7, FOX 2.0/6, UNIV 1.5/4, CW 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1, ION 0.2/0

Monday – A18-49 Analysis: CBS and FOX shared the limelight Monday night with each posting a 3.9/11 among A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. The season finale of House on FOX grabbed the headlines during 8p at 4.7/14 while the semi-final round on Dancing with the Stars on ABC cha-cha’d in second at 3.8/11. ABC was the solo winner during 9p with Dancing with the Stars at 4.7/12 followed by CBS’ comedies Two and a Half Men and Rules of Engagement averaging a 4.1/11. CBS then had a turn at #1 during 10p with CSI: Miami at 3.9/11 followed by the season finale of ABC frosh series Castle at 2.4/7 and NBC’s Medium at 2.3/6.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, May 11, 2009 (May Sweep Day 19) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

ABC: 10.1/16       Dancing with the Stars 11.8/18, Castle [f] 6.6/11

CBS: 7.2/11          The Big Bang Theory [f] 5.9/10, How I Met Your Mother 5.4/8, Two and a Half Men 8.2/12, Rules of Engagement 6.3/9, CSI: Miami 8.7/15

FOX: 6.8/11           House [f] 7.7/12, 24 5.9/9

NBC: 3.9/6             Deal or No Deal 2.8/4, Medium 4.3/6, Medium 4.8/8

UNIV: 2.2/3          Cuidado con el Angel 2.1/3, Manana para Siempre 2.6/4, Cristina 1.7/3

CW: 1.6/3            Gossip Girl 1.6/3, One Tree Hill 1.7/3

MNT: 0.8/1           Masters of Illusion 0.6/1, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Revealed 0.9/1

ION: 0.7/1           Reba 0.3/0, Reba 0.3/1, NCIS [r] 0.9/1, NCIS [r] 0.8/1      

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

A18-49: CBS 3.9/11, FOX 3.9/11, ABC 3.6/10, NBC 1.8/5, UNIV 1.7/5, CW 1.2/3, TELE 0.6/2, MNT 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1


Jerry Bruckheimer Games, Inc. and MTV Games, a unit of Viacom, Inc., announce the appointment of Jim Veevaert as President/Production and Jay Cohen as President/Development. The duo will build Bruckheimer’s new creative IP development studio with the goal to create interactive content and original intellectual property. 

International television distribution and development company, CABLEready elevated Liz Levenson to Director/Program Development. Liz is in charge of all acquisitions and submissions, working with the company’s program suppliers on original content in addition to managing all internal development projects. Liz also works as a Programming Analyst for CableU, a sister company that is a subscription-only online service offering competitive analysis of performance and trends of nearly 150 cable networks.

Phil Cowdell was promoted to Head of Mindshare North America, succeeding Scott Neslund who is departing the company to pursue new opportunities. Phil most recently served as a Global Client Leader for Mindshare and in his new capacity will oversee the management and operation of all Mindshare activities in five US cities and Canada. Phil will re-locate from Mindshare’s Chicago office to New York, reporting to Mindshare Worldwide CEO Dominic Proctor.


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Contact Trish Pihonak –
, 203.926.9878

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

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PROGRAMMING DEVELOPMENT INTERN/Los Angeles: a television production company is looking for summer interns to help with several projects; be creative, organized and eager to learn. Email resume:

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDIT ONLY:  WEB INTERN/NJ: Assist w/ video streaming of TV news on company website. Open to Comm. majors. Must know HTML, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, FrontPage, Flash. Email resume: 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDIT ONLY:  TV RESEARCH/Warner Bros.TV/Burbank:  Monitor Nielsen broadcast schedules, Prog. test scores; Attend focus groups, prep questionnaires/PC/Resumes:
include “NENT/112425BR” in subject    (5/16)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDIT ONLY: MKTG INTERN/ATL: Assist w/ Consumer & Affiliate Mktg initiatives for The Weather Channel. Must have a basic understanding of Marketing; be creative & eager to learn. Please send resume to:

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDIT ONLY:  AD TRAFFIC Intern/The Hotel Networks, NY: Commercial data entry, updating show titles, copy/logs. Majors: Media/Comm, Mktg, Adv, Bus/Fin– Analytical, PC, Detailed, Customer Service. Resumes:

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDIT ONLY:  FLYP, a new media magazine, seeks a MARKETING & EDITORIAL intern in New York City to assist editors with all our marketing initiatives and do research for feature stories. Resume:

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: EXECUTIVE/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for 30 plus years. Worked in Production for Executive Producers, Writers, Directors and high level executives. Excellent skills … email:

SITUATION WANTED: CREATIVE DIRECTOR/DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR/NYC: Experienced & unique. Concept through completion. Freelance or staff. Email:

SITUATION WANTED: EXPERIENCED GRAPHIC DESIGNER (LA) Reality-TV, Film, Commercial, Documentaries & Corporate. Creative & Flexible. Seeking Freelance or Staff Position, Remote or In-House. Reel & Contact Info: (5/20)

SITUATION WANTED: WRITER’S ASSISTANT/PRODUCTION ASSIST/NYC: hardworking, proactive, self starter,strong work ethic, experience in writer’s email:

SITUATION WANTED: Business development, strategic planning, partnership MARKETING MANAGER; experience within film studios and advertising agencies; from concept through execution.
646.719.1836 (5/20)

SITUATION WANTED: SR RSCH ANALYST from National Cable Communications, 8 yrs exp. Critical role on corporate research and industry driven projects. Email

SITUATION WANTED: LINE PRODUCER/POST SUPERVISOR/NYC: Fluent in all platform prod/biz affairs deliverables; draft budgets, schedules, crew hire & post workflow, multiple net credits, very strong w/ clients.

SITUATION WANTED: PASSIONATE WELL-ROUNDED MKTG PRO seeking an opportunity to grow audience and revenue for the right company. Exp in agency, entertainment brands & general entertainment. E-mail
for a resume (5/19)

SITUATION WANTED:  WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER  Exceptional and fast writer, client friendly, EPK’s and DVD bonus features, internet pods, video games for Disney, Universal, New Line etc. In LA. Contact Lisa at

SITUATION WANTED: MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT 10+ years film/TV experience, extensive production/post production contacts.

SITUATION WANTED: RESEARCH DIRECTOR 20+ yrs Media, Nielsen, Hispanic, & Sales experience. National and Local. Email:

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

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ABC: Lost: A Journey in Time (OTO), Lost [f ]
AZTECA: Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Edicion Especial, Vidas al Limite, Al Extremo
CBS: Rules of Engagement, New Adventures of Old Christine, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY
CW:  America’s Next Top Model [f ], 90210 [r]
FOX: Lie to Me [f ], American Idol
ION:  Reba, Movie: Presumed Innocent
MNT: World Funniest Moments, Comics Unleashed, Comics Unleashed
NBC: Law & Order: CI, Law & Order: SVU [r], Law & Order
PBS: Secrets of the Dead, WWII Behind Closed doors
TELE: Dona Barbara, El Rostro de Analia, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso, El Cartel
UNIV: Cuidado con el Angel, Manana es para Siempre, Don Francisco Presenta

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