Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007


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Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live Data, Premiere of Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter(Friday 4/20/07 9p-10p) W25-54 delivery (000) & HH Rtg ranked among all WE tv original series premieres since beginning of measurement(12/31/01-4/20/07); subject to qualifications upon request



Good morning, it’s Wednesday, May 2, 2007 and this is your first early morning briefing.

Dow Jones & Co. was suddenly put into play with an unsolicited $5 billion buyout bid from News Corp. The news sent shares of Wall Street Journal publisher soaring yesterday, as the $60/share offer would be at a 65% premium over Monday’s closing price. The stock price leveled off when it was reported that Dow Jones’ controlling shareholder, the Bancroft family, plans to vote against the proposal. The announcement led to speculation that the Bancrofts could be posturing to coax a higher bid or allow other suitors to join the bidding. Dow Jones’ digital assets include, Wall Street Journal Asia,, Far Eastern Economic Review, Dow Jones Newswires, and All of could work nicely with News Corp.’s plans to launch a new financial news network.




Among Cablevision‘s holdings are Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the NY Knicks, the NY Rangers, and a host of cable networks.  The Dolans, the family behind Cablevision, has been trying to take the company private for a few years, and now they may be getting their chance.  According to reports, Cablevision is close to a deal to sell itself back to Dolans for $10.5 billion in cash, plus another $12 billion in debut, overall a 10% premium over where Cablevision closed on the stock market yesterday.  Don’t open the champagne just yet – the Dolans have been this close before only to be derailed at the 11th hour.

After receiving viewer feedback, PBS has selected Wired Science as its latest science series with a premiere date of October 3 at 8p. The 10-week, one-hour primetime series, a production of KCET/Los Angeles in association with Wired Magazine, will take elements of the print publication and reveal scientific advances and technologies that are enhancing the world. The series will also launch a web site at that will contain streaming video from the series, articles by Wired writers and viewer interaction opportunities.

Network Evening News Update: For the week of April 23, ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson took the lead with both total viewers and among A25-54 over the other two networks. The breakdown is as follows:
ABC: 8.20 million total viewers; 2.1/9 A25-54
NBC: 7.89 million total viewers; 2.0/9 A25-54
CBS: 6.39 million total viewers; 1.7/7 A25-54

Game broadcasts on ABC of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s second decade will begin May 19 with a match between the Detroit Shock and the Sacramento Monarchs at 330p. For the first time, this new WNBA season will be broadcast in more than 200 countries.

Twentieth Television, Inc. has renewed its syndicated court shows, Divorce Court and Judge Alex through the 2008-2009 season. In 2008 Divorce Court will be going into its tenth season with Lynn Toler as presiding judge, and Judge Alex into its fourth season with Alex Ferrer presiding.

CMT will begin its search for the ultimate American cowboy with a two-hour special that launches the new competition series America’s Top Cowboy on May 19 at 9p. Six contestants will gather at the CF Ranch in Alpine, TX and go through various challenges to test their cowboy skills with one lone winner receiving $50,000 along with the title. The series is hosted by country music star Trent Willmon and produced by Triage Entertainment.

TVG, the Horseracing Network, has expanded its distribution agreement with DIRECTV which has resulted in adding more than 8 million DIRECTV subscribers. The network will move to DIRECTV’s Total Choice Plus and Choice Extra packages. TVG will now reach almost 26 million homes across the country.

Milton Grant, President/CEO of Grant Communications Inc. and one of the last individual owners of a television station group, died at his home in Fort Lauderdale on April 28. Milt was the owner and manager of several television stations including WFXR/Roanoke, WWCW/Lynchburg, WZDX, WAMY and WZDX-DT/Huntsville, WLAX/La Crosse, WEUX/Eau Claire, KGGW/Burlington, IA and KLJB/Davenport, IA. Considered a founding father of the television industry, Milt’s career spanned nearly 60 years. He is survived by his wife, children and several grandchildren. Instead of flowers, donations are requested by the family to the American Cancer Society. A service honoring his life is being held today at the Star of David Cemetery and Chapel in North Lauderdale.

Actor Tom Poston, who you may remember best as the handyman George Utley on Newhart, has died at the age of 85.  His earliest performances came in the 1950s when he appeared on an episode of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, and on several episodes of Studio One and The Phil Silvers Show among numerous other appearances. On The Steve Allen Show he played the Perennial Amnesiac for six episodes, but chose to stay in the NY area when the Allen Show moved to California. He went on to appear in countless television series including The Simpsons, Mork & Mindy, That ’70s Show, Home Improvement and King of the Hill, and numerous movies including Cold Turkey, Fame, Krippendorf’s Tribe, and most recently in Christmas with the Kranks.  He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Pleshette, and three grown children. 

Dabbs Greer, 90, passed away on Saturday.  Name not familiar?  Greer was one of those actors who you always knew, but perhaps couldn’t put a finger on a name.  He was the Reverend Alden on Little House on the Prairie, Wilbur Jonas on Gunsmoke, Mr. Coolidge on the Ghost & Mrs. Muir, and going way back was Mr. Blandish on How to Marry a Millionaire in 1957.  In fact Greer appeared numerous times on countless television series, usually a different character each time. He was the first guy Superman ever saved in 1952, and he also appeared in the final episode of the series.

has added five more projects to its scripted drama development slate:

  • The Cleaner – After hitting rock bottom due to his addictions, William “The Cleaner” Banks works with a team to help others kick their addictions of sex, drugs, alcohol and gambling. CBS Paramount will produce.
  • The Beast – An FBI veteran trains a new partner while the new partner is being enlisted as a double agent to investigate the veteran. Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Scarlet Fire Entertainment.
  • Homestead – The LAPD starts a new program having police officers live in the tough areas they police. From Fox Television Studios.
  • Takedown – US Marshals are in pursuit of fugitives after a mass escape in Los Angeles. Produced by Warner Horizon Television.
  • Under – A young punk joins the witness protection program after giving state’s evidence against his mob bosses. He later joins the NYPD and runs into his old mob street gang.

 A&E further announced it will expand its Real-Life franchises by adding four new reality series to its line-up:

  • Crime 360 (wt) – Viewers will witness real crime scene investigations through 3D photography and CGI graphics. Produced by Base Productions.
  • The Rookies – New police rookies work in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, one of the most crime-ridden areas in the country. From TTP.
  • The Two Coreys – Corey Haim tests his long-time friendship with fellow actor Corey Feldman, as he moves in with him and his wife, Susie. The Feldmans then have to deal with their challenging house guest. Produced by RDF.
  • Paranormal State – College student Ryan Buell and other student members of Penn State University’s first sanctioned paranormal research group, explore real life mysteries. Produced by Go Go Lucky Entertainment.
  • Confessions of a Matchmaker – This series centers on Patti Novak who has run a matchmaking service in Buffalo for the last five years. Produced by Sharp Entertainment.

 Two new reality pilots are also in development at A&E:

  • The Pendletons – Thomas Pendleton, formerly of the original series Inked, and his new wife Monica buy an old tour bus and go on a cross-country tattooing tour.
  • Good in the Hood – Executive produced by Ice Cube, Dave Broome and Matt Alvarez, this series will feature real people who have changed their lives and are trying to do good. Produced by 25/7 Productions and Cube-vision.

A&E also has a four-hour miniseries The Andromeda Strain in the works based on the novel by Michael Crichton which will begin production this summer in Vancouver. Mikael Salomon will direct with a script written by Robert Schenkkan. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and David W. Zucker are Executive Producers for Scott Free Productions and Tom Thayer is Executive Producer for Traveler’s Rest Films. 
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Casting Call: MTV Networks’ Music Group has launched two casting sites where viewers can submit themselves to appear on two shows, The Real World on MTV and I Love New York on VH1. Starting today, viewers can visit The Real World Casting site at to try for a spot in the next house or be a casting judge. Viewers of I Love New York can visit to try for a spot during the second season or be a casting judge.
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HYPNOTIZED! They just can’t look away!
• Women 25-54 up 39%1
• Distribution up 27%2
• #1 in Engagement3

(1) Nielsen Media Research, 9/25/06-4/1/07 vs. year-ago equivalent weeks, Total Day 000s. (2) Nielsen Coverage UEs, April 07 vs. April 06. (3) Nielsen NPower, March 2007, 6 minute qualifier, M-Sun 8-11pm, W18-49, Engagement is based on Average Minutes Viewed and Average Days Viewed.

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Ben Whitney has moved to Superstation WGN as Executive Director/Planning in the network’s New York office. Ben, who comes from BET, will manage the planning and operations division that sets the price structure and supervises inventory control. He will also be an integral part of the daily sales operations at the network.

Discovery Communications has named Rebecca Glashow to the position of VP/New Media Distribution, Affiliate Sales and Marketing. Rebecca will handle the distribution of Discovery Mobile, broadband and iTV programming on new media platforms. Furthermore, she will work to develop and maintain relationships with emerging content distributors in addition to MSOs and DBS providers. She will report to Bill Goodwyn, President/Domestic Distribution and Enterprises.

Original Productions has made three senior level appointments and all report to Thom Beers, Executive Producer/CEO:

  • Philip Segal has been elevated to President/Entertainment and will lead the company’s overall strategic and creative vision.
  • Tom McMahon has been promoted to EVP/New Media and will develop and oversee the online site for Monster Garage.
  • Jeff Conroy has been upped to VP/Programming where he will supervise docu-reality programming including Deadliest Catch for Discovery Channel.

NBC News has tapped Mark Whitaker, former Newsweek editor, as SVP. Mark will assume his new post on May 21 and will be second-in-command and will provide oversight of NBC News’ daily editorial and news reporting worldwide. He will report to Steve Capus, President, NBC News.

Telepictures Productions has appointed Bryn Freedman as Co-Executive Producer of TMZ, the new first-run daily television series based on which will premiere September 10. Bryn will manage the daily operations of the entertainment news magazine show, plus oversee all aspects of production. In addition, Telepictures has named the following to the TMZ production team: Charles Latibeaudiere as Supervising Producer; Lee Brownstein as Director; and Dana DeMars as Executive in Charge of Production
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  • RHI Entertainment and TQS sign deal for slate of upcoming miniseries and TV movies
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Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of 4/23-4/29/07
Primetime    (000)         Total Pgm Day      (000)
TNT              1222           TNT                          654
USA               976            ESPN                       619
FX                 795            ADSM*                     581
ESPN             754            USA                         518
DISC              747           NAN*                        502
TBSC             683            NICK                        475
AEN               614            TBSC                        413
CMDY             614            LIF                           392
SPK                520            DISC                        384
LIF                 518            FX                            374
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 4/23-4/29/07
Primetime    (000)       Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA               2346           NICK                        1939
TNT               2342           TNT                          1209
TOON            1584            USA                         1192
FOXN             1507           NAN*                       1187
ESPN             1423           ADSM*                     1152
AEN               1353           TOON                       1113
DISC             1348            ESPN                       1005
FX                 1318            LIF                            888
TBSC             1306            FOXN                         801
NAN               1289           AEN                           758
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 4/23-4/29/07
ESPN    NFL Draft                                               2959
USA     WWE Entertainment  10p                       2617
USA     WWE Entertainment  9p                         2297
TNT      Mavericks/Warriors                                 2217
DISC    Deadliest Catch                                       2160
TNT     Suns/Lakers                                            1901
ESPN   Mavericks/Warriors                                  1847
ADSM   Family Guy  4/29 11p                            1707
TNT     Warriors/Mavericks                                   1678
VH1     Charm School                                          1662
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 4/23-4/29/07
FOX    American Idol  Wednesday                     13,270
FOX    American Idol  Tuesday                          13,050
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy THU 9PM                         10,980
FOX    House                                                     10,910
ABC    Desperate Housewives                               8,840
CBS    CSI                                                          7,710
NBC    Heroes                                                     6,960
CBS    CSI: Miami                                                6,810
ABC    Lost                                                          6,500
ABC    Dancing with the Stars – MON                     6,460
Source Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

MONDAY – A18-49 Analysis:  ABC waltzed into the top position Monday night with 4.4/12 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. CBS took over second place with 4.1/11, followed by NBC 3.9/11, FOX 3.4/9, UNIV 1.8/5, CW 1.0/3 and TELE 0.3/1. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars kept a steady beat at 8p winning with 4.3/13. At 9p, NBC’s Heroes came in first at 5.4/13, just ahead of the mostly Dancing/Star hour on ABC at 5.1/13. CBS then was in the lead at 10p with the usual time period champ, CSI: Miami at 5.1/14.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, April 30, May Sweep Day #5 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

ABC     10.2/16     Dancing with the Stars (8-945p), The Bachelor (945-11p) (Ratings by the Hour: 8p: 11.6/19; 9p: 12.3/18; 10p: 6.6/11 )

CBS      8.2/13      How I Met Your Mother 4.7/8, Old Christine 4.7/7, Two and a Half Men 8.7/13, The King of Queens 8.4/13, CSI: Miami 11.4/19

NBC      6.1/10      Deal or No Deal 7.6/12, Heroes 7.0/10, The Real Wedding Crashers 3.7/6

FOX      5.5/9       House [r] 4.5/7, 24 6.5/10

UNIV     2.3/4       La Fea Mas Bella 2.4/4, Destilando Amor 2.4/4, Cristina 2.1/3

CW       1.6/2        Everybody Hates Chris 1.6/3, All of Us 1.5/2, Girlfriends 1.6/2, The Game 1.6/2

TELE     0.6/1        Marina 0.6/1, Zorro 0.7/1, Sin Verguenza 0.4/1

A18-49: ABC 4.4/12, CBS 4.1/11, NBC 3.9/11, FOX 3.4/9, UNIV 1.8/5, CW 1.0/3, TELE 0.3/1

This Day in History: 1887 – Hannibal W. Goodwin of Newark, New Jersey applied for a patent for celluloid photographic film

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia: To introduce girls to his friend, Ted, what does Barney from How I Met Your Mother, say? HAAAAAAVE YOU MET TED?   Kudos to: Julia Adams-Universal McCann/NY; Melanie Benoit-Davis Advertising/Worcester MA; Kristina Wollenberg-Nielsen Media Research/NY; Elizabeth Ford-NBC Universal/NY; Kacie Wilson-SpotPlus/Dallas; Jim Gray-FrogLight Pdns/Missoula, MT; RT Harris-OSi Sales, Traffic and Research Solutions/Lee’s Summit MO; Lauren Grady-Brand Media/Dallas; Steve Clune-Disney CNG/Burbank; Carolyn Bisson-Warner Bros. Corp. Media Research/Burbank; John Gelke-20th Century Fox/LA; Jonny Umansky-Show Me Entertainment/Beverly Hills; Samuel Capelin-Sydney

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: ION Media Networks, summer intern: assist ad sales and mkting dept. Strong interpersonal skills and PC literacy are musts. Apply to: [email protected] 5/8)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: The Kitchen”/Los Angeles: Seeks summer interns for Int’l. TV Business. 5 days/wk.Get involved in all areas of int’l.language customization for TV. Bi-lingual a plus. Apply: [email protected] 5/8)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: The Kitchen”/Miami: Seeks summer interns for Language Translation Audio Depts. 5 days/wk.Get involved in all areas of language customization for TV. Bi-lingual a plus. Apply: [email protected] 5/8)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: The Documentary Channel/Several Interns for day to day activities. Duties incl OFFICE WORK, POST-PROD ASSISTING, PROD, MKTNG. Great opp to learn ind. Res/cvr ltr: [email protected] or fax 818-252-1331 (5/8)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Sundance Channel/NYC: Seeks summer intern (JD cand) in LEGAL DEPT. Avail 5 days/wk. Work on due dilgnce proj, film & tv prodctn & licsng trans. Intrst in intell’l propty, entertainment law. Apply: [email protected] (5/5)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Cartoon Network Summer 2007 NY Intern (unpaid) – Younger Viewers Prgrm Dvlpmnt Must be interested in early childhood development and children’s media. Psychology background a plus. , Req.#78841BR (5/5)


SITUATION WANTED: Soon to be college grad majoring in Graphic Design/Illustration from Northern Illinois University. Talented, creative, hard-working. Looking for Summer Internship in Chicago. For resume contact [email protected] (5/8)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION/MARKETING: Ambitious Hampton University senior seeks entry level Production/Marketing position. Previous internship experience in marketing and camera operation. Contact [email protected]. (5/8)

SITUATION WANTED: NY: Perfect entry level/PA candidate; college grad w/ 3 yrs TV exp; EP of TV series w/ 2 student Emmys; 1.5 yrs as Programming Dir; Network PA exp; news & promo background. THE Jack of all trades [email protected] (5/8)

SITUATION WANTED: Exp’d 24 year-old male seeks ON-CAMERA TALENT POSITION. Education: MA Communication. Exp: Host, VJ, Anchor/Reporter, radio personality. Skills: teleprompter reading, writing, interview. Email: [email protected] (5/5)

SITUATION WANTED: FREELANCE RESEARCHER: In media, nothing is more important than your new product research. Synectics trained CFGD- 15 yrs. exp./100’s of focus groups & studies for start ups to Fortune 500: [email protected] (5/5)

SITUATION WANTED: Soon-to-be Harvard grad seeks experience in CHILDREN’S TV PRODUCTION. Playwright with extensive experience in media, education, event production, family theater. Loves Sesame Street. Email: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: MBA student with infotainment prod. bkgd., major mkt. & cable, seeking FT position in BRAND INTEGRATION, ENTERTAINMENT MKTG, ADV OR PR in LA. Email: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: ON-AIR REPORTING: University of Pennsylvania ’07 grad seeks position. Has held 3 TV news internships & reported/produced for Penn’s student-run TV station. Contact: Megan Madden, 516-510-7738, [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: WRITERS ASST/Scripted Series: 07 college grad eager to get into TV writing. Dedicated, hardworking, & talented. Writing samples/resume available upon req! Contact Rachelle Williams: [email protected] (770)815-1822 (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: MULTILINGUAL NEWS REPORTER AND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER: 10 yrs of experience in Television Broadcasting, Radio and Internet. Produced documentaries on the Reconstruction of Penn Station, Climate Change. (201)675-0415. (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: INTERNSHIP/BROADCAST JOURNALISM: Jr College student with a communication major and broadcast journalism minor. Looking for summer internship near Darien, CT. Contact Sarah: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT: Recent college grad with strong internship exp. Keen sense for commercial storytelling & solid understanding of the current mrktplace. Contact Bill: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: TV, ADVERTISING, PUBLICITY, P.R. or PERSONAL ASST/So. CA: New University of Michigan English major grad. Personable, energetic, quick study, bright & ready to go! Graduate next Saturday! Contact Amy: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: MEDIA SPECIALIST: College grad looking for FT junior level position in promotions, mrktng, prgrmng, or advertising. Previous customer service, sales, and media exp with major TV ntwrk. Contact: [email protected]. (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION/MARKETING/NYC: Stanford senior seeking entry level Production/Marketing position. Previous internship exp in post production. Motivated, very smart, pretty funny. Contact [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Motivated college grad seeks ENTERTAINMENT PR position in NYC. PR Internship in music television industry and journalism experience. Enthusiastic, creative & passionate about PR. Contact Lauren: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: College graduate seeking entry-level position in CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT or MARKETING. Experience in writing shows and on-air promotional ads. Diligent, goal-oriented and versatile. Contact [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: CURRENT PROGRAMMING/DEVELOPMENT: B.F.A./M.A. w/ 7+yrs entertainment project management. Strong creative/business skills. Production and development background w/ PR/research/HR experience. [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: WRITING ASSISTANT/LA: Idea girl, writing guru, chief juggler, recent college grad seeks part-time pos. in TV/Film. Has script writing, production & Fortune 500 copy writing exp. Email: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Intelligent and highly motivated college grad looking for entry level position in MARKETING or PRODUCTION. Previous exp in mrktng & prod as station mgr for Stanford University TV station. Contact [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: May ’07 college grad looking for entry-level MARKETING RESEARCH career in Media industry. Self-motivated, analytical, tech-savvy w/ passion for pop culture. Esp. NYC-based positions. E-mail: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Ball State graduate (7/21/07) looking for an entry level position/summer internship in PRODUCTION/PROGRAMMING/DEVELOPMENT . I’m good at multitasking, organization, and group work. Contact: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Mass Communication MA Grad seeks position in RESEARCH/PLANNING single or multi-platform) in LA. Previous experience in TV, technology, and market research. Computer savvy and creative! Email: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Soon to be college grad looking for ENTRY-LEVEL MEDIA BUYING/SELLING position. Previous internships in TV advrtsng sales, PR & mrktng. Hard-working, driven, outgoing & quick learner. [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: TYPIST specializing in production transcription for entertainment industry; as broadcast scripts, interviews, etc. Competitive rates, fast turn-around. Contact Jen @ 310 923 1704 or [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: MARKETING /MIAMI: Bentley College senior seeking entry level marketing position. Internship experience in TV adv and PR in well known magazine. Creative, professional, organized, bilingual. Contact [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: New College grad with DC FREELANCE NETWORK TV and Cap Hill experience looking for full time job in NYC. Field prod/writing/research experience. Can-do attitude and quick learner. Email [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Stanford senior seeking entry level PRODUCTION/MARKETING position in NYC. Previous internship experience in post production. Motivated, very smart, pretty funny. Contact [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Seeking job in TV business. Current major in Mass Communications/Journalism and Five Towns College with lots of hands on exp. Main exp –EDITING/REVIEWING AND SCORING MUSIC to TV shows. Contact: [email protected] (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Film Student from Florida State seeks internship in FILM/TV in NYC for summer. Previous exp at professional level. Proficient in Word, Excel, PP and Access. Can intern for college credit. Email: [email protected]  (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Ambitious and outgoing college graduate seeks entry level position with PRODUCTION or FILM EDITING company. Eager to learn, excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic and more! Contact [email protected]  (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Ryan Walls, Communications major at Fordham University. Looking for opportunities in fields of ENTERTAINMENT RSRCH & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT. Internship exp with CBS & the Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart. [email protected]  (5/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Creative, hard-working Summa Cum Laude graduate seeks entry level position with TV/FILM/TALENT company. Quick learner, strong skills, 2 years industry experience.For full resume contact [email protected]  (5/4)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

ABC:     According to Jim, Notes from the Underbelly, Lost [r], Lost
CBS:     Jericho, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY
CW:      America’s Next Top Model, One Tree Hill
FOX:     Bones, American Idol Results Show
ION:     Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Diagnosis Murder, Wonder Years, Wonder Years
MNT:    American Heiress, Saints & Sinners
NBC:    Thank God You’re Here, Crossing Jordan, Medium
PBS:     Secrets of the Dead, American Masters
TELE:   Marina, Zorro, Sin Verguenza
UNIV:   La Fea Más Bella, Destilando Amor, Don Francisco Presenta

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