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Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 13, 2010, and this is your first early morning briefing.  As always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here

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Animal Planet: I Shouldn’t Be Alive at 10p
Discovery Channel: Storm Chasers at 10p
E!: What’s Eating You? At 10p



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NBC’s Outlaw starring Jimmy Smits became the third casualty of the new broadcast television season. NBC declared on Monday the series is canceled and will move from Friday to Saturday night for the remaining four episodes that have been produced. NBC will expand Dateline to two hours from 9-11p on Fridays.

Conan O’Brien’s longtime comedy sidekick, Andy Richter is joining O’Brien on his late-night TBS show Conan scheduled to premiere November 8 at 11p. Conan and Richter began their comedic collaboration on Late Night with Conan O’Brien when it debuted on September 13, 1993. Richter has also starred in two series, Andy Richter Controls the Universe on FOX and Andy Barker, P.I. for NBC in addition to appearing in many feature films such as Dr. T and the Women, Scary Movie 2, Elf, Blades of Glory and more. Conan will be filmed from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and produced by Conaco LLC.

In time for Halloween, BIO Channel offers two programs going inside famously scary films. The two-part event Nightmare on Elm Street: The Inside Story Part 1 airs October 20 at 9p and Part 2 on October 21 at 9p; and Halloween: The Inside Story airs October 28 at 9p takes a look at the making of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror masterpiece. BIO Channel is also debuting new episodes of its series Celebrity Ghost Stories beginning October 30 at 9p. Celebrities featured in the new episodes include Daryl Hannah, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Shanna Moakler, Marilyn Manson, Rebecca DeMornay and Margaret Cho among others.

HISTORY changed the title of its upcoming series Rusty Nuts to American Restoration opening October 25 at 9p.

TLC is premiering the new reality series Homemade Millionaire on November 19. The series is a partnership with HSN and is produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions. The six-episode, one-hour series follows women who aspire to sell their homemade items on the shopping network and via online. Ripa will serve as a permanent judge on the show along with HSN executives Jennifer Cotter and Chris Nicola in addition to several guest judges such as chef Emeril Lagasse, fashion designer Diane Gilman and cosmetics expert Jennifer Flavin-Stallone among others. Ripa, Consuelos and Nina L. Diaz are executive producing.

BBC America is serving up two new US premieres of programs this winter sporting familiar faces:

  • Ramsay’s Best Restaurant – Series stars chef Gordon Ramsay as he travels the UK in search of one restaurant deserving the title “Ramsay’s Best Restaurant.” Eleven one-hour episodes are produced by One Potato Two Potato and distributed by Optomen.
  • Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure – James May of the popular series Top Gear teams with wine expert Oz Clarke to learn the finer qualities of wine. Season one has six half-hour episodes; and seasons two and three each have eight half-hour episodes produced by RDF Television and distributed by RDF Media.

ABC Family ushers in the New Year with the return of two original series as Pretty Little Liars is back mid-season with new episodes January 3 at 8p followed by the fourth season launch of Greek at 9p. Additionally, ABC Family will bring back new episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It in early spring 2011.

Tribune Company announced it is supporting an agreement from its unsecured creditors involving a reorganization plan that would allow the company to emerge from bankruptcy. The plan was agreed upon by its Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in order to settle specific claims involving Step 1 and Step 2 of the company’s 2007 going-private transaction. The settlement expands on the already-announced settlement with Oaktree and Angelo Gordon involving Step 1 and comes as a result of the court ordered mediation supervised by US Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross. The settlement has been endorsed by Judge Gross and approved by the Special Committee of Tribune’s Board of Directors.

New children and family network, The Hub launched on Sunday (10/10/10) citing gains in various dayparts and target demos over the network it replaced, Discovery Kids Network from the previous week (10/3/10). During The Hub’s “Sneak Peek Sunday” lineup highlights of the results include:

  • The Hub gained in each half hour in delivery (000) in nearly every demo (HH, K2-11, K6-11, A18-49 and total viewers).
  • The Hub posted at least triple-digit percent increases in total day among HH and all network key target demos. HH: +521%, 87,000; total viewers: +650%, 135,000; K2-11 +620%, 72,000; K6-11: +643%, 52,000; A18-49: +950%, 42,000; and W18-49: +1100%, 24,000.
  • The Hub also delivered at least triple-digit percent increases during primetime (7-11p) in HH and all key network target demos. HH: +979%, 151,000; total viewers: +1347%, 217,000; K2-11: +1300%, 112,000; K6-11: +2100%, 88,000; A18-49: +5900%, 60,000; and W18-49: +3300%, 34,000.
  • Additionally on Sunday, The Hub became the top co-viewed network among the K2-11 demo paired with A18-49 as 36% of K2-11 watched with an adult 18-49.





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Fox Networks and Cablevision Systems have less than a week before their retransmission-consent agreement expires. Fox Networks gave a proposal to Cablevision this month and is waiting for a reply from the MSO. The current retransmission-consent agreement is set to expire this Friday and involves Fox stations WNYW-WWOR/New York and WTXF/Philadelphia and cable networks Fox Deportes, Nat Geo WILD and Fox Business Channel. In a memo sent to the FCC detailing the status between Fox Networks and Cablevision, Fox says it met with Cablevision in New York on October 5 and presented their latest retransmission-consent proposal then. During the meeting, Fox told Cablevision that their proposal was similar to other deals the networks have concluded in the recent year with distributors. Also according to the memo, Cablevision asked for a stand-alone rate for the broadcast stations which Fox provided on October 6, in addition to answering other questions. Furthermore, the memo said Fox began its negotiations with Cablevision last May with an initial proposal given on May 7 followed up with a response by Cablevision on July 7; then a revised proposal came from Fox on August 24 followed by a response by Cablevision on September 21. As of now, Fox says it has not received a response from Cablevision regarding their most recent October proposals.


Lifetime Television approved a new unscripted series Seriously Funny Kids (wt) hosted by supermodel and mom Heidi Klum. The series, slated to premiere in 2011, will watch as Klum interacts with children as they say funny and insightful comments. Lifetime ordered twenty 30m episodes produced by LMNO Productions. Klum also serves as executive producer along with Eric Schotz, Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha.

Bravo revealed a list of four new series in development:

  • Dean’s List (wt) – Series follows Dean Banowetz, known as the Hollywood Hair Guy and former American Idol stylist, as he opens a new salon and builds his high-profile clientele. Produced by Stone & Co. Entertainment and H2R Entertainment.
  • The Chris March Project (wt) – This series centers on celebrity fashion designer Chris March as each week March and his eccentric team creates a one-of-a-kind design for his loyal customers that include Madonna to Meryl Streep. Produced by Matt Westmore Media and No Regrets Entertainment.
  • Roble & Co. (wt) – Viewers will follow chef Roble Ali who cooks for top celebrities at New York venues such as Avenue, as he attempts to try his hand at running a new catering business based out of his Brooklyn loft and headed by his bossy sister, Jasmine. Red Line Films is producing.
  • Thicker Than Water (wt) – Series allows viewers to go inside the lives of a tight-knit, multi-generational family and the deep bonds they share. Produced by Pink Sneakers.

Chelsea Handler, host of Chelsea Lately on E! will get more face time on the network as a half-hour comedy starring Handler has been approved, reports Variety. After Lately, described as similar to HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show will explore the behind-the-scenes happenings of her show Chelsea Lately. E! ordered eight episodes though no premiere date has been announced. Production will begin in the next several weeks. After Lately will be produced by Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions, the production company she launched this year at the time she extended her contract with E! through 2012.

ABC picked up a handful of comedy projects including a pair of half-hour comedy scripts from Brian Bradley and Steven Cragg that deal with opposing genders:

  • Kevin’s Life With Women is about three sisters who must jointly raise their 16-year old younger brother after their mother dies. ABC Studios is producing.
  • Understanding Today’s Man centers on four guys at different stages of relationships. ABC Studios is also producing.
  • Additionally, ABC is developing a single-camera comedy from Ed Burns that has a buddy theme about two guys whose lives are turned upside down when the bully from their childhood moves in between them. Burns is executive producing with Aaron Lubin and Peter Traugott. ABC Studios and Brillstein Entertainment are producing.
  • ABC further has another comedy from Cougar Town writers Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein who are working for the Mark Gordon Co. The pair are executive producing with Mark Gordon and Deb Spera via ABC Studios.


Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 10/4-10/10/10
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day      (000)
TBSC             1888          TBSC                       804
ESPN             1820          ESPN                       766
USA               1048         ADSM*                     717
MTV                830          NAN*                       607
HIST               750          USA                         559
AEN                626          NICK                        539
FX                  623          TNT                          510
CMDY             605          HIST                         414
TNT                546          AEN                          379
FOOD             527          DSNY                        377
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data. All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,900,000 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: 10/4-10/10/10     
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
TBSC              4302       NICK                             1929
ESPN              3718       TBSC                             1700
USA               2716       DSNY                             1637
DSNY             2623       NAN*                             1484
FOXN             2010       ESPN                              1384
HIST              1653       USA                               1323
NAN               1530       ADSM*                           1193
TOON             1488       TNT                               1184
TNT                1405       FOXN                            1120
MTV               1302       TOON                            1063
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,900,000 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: 10/4-10/10/10
ESPN    Patriots/Dolphins                                                 7373
MTV     Jersey Shore 2                                                     3601
TBSC   Yankees-Twins 1                                                  3172
MTV     Teen Mom 2                                                        3146
ESPN    LSU/Florida                                                         2484
USA     WWE Entertainment 10p                                       2384
CMDY   South Park                                                          2376
USA     WWE Entertainment 9p                                         2359
ESPN   Sportscenter 10/4 1133p                                       2321
ADSM   Family Guy                                                          2221
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 115,900,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 10/4-10/10/10
NBC    NBC Sunday Night Football                           6.7/18       8840
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy                                           4.6/13       6055
ABC    Modern Family                                             4.6/12       6051
FOX    Glee                                                            4.6/13       6075
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                      4.5/11       5974
ABC    Dancing with the Stars                                  4.3/11       5663
CBS    The Big Bang Theory                                     4.1/13       5396
FOX    House                                                          4.0/11       5277
ABC    Desperate Housewives                                   3.9/10      5132
CBS    Mike & Molly                                                  3.9/9        5070
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of October 4, 2010)
NBC: 7.50 million total viewers; 1.7/7 and 2.08 million A25-54
ABC: 6.98 million total viewers; 1.5/6 and 1.86 million A25-54
CBS: 5.45 million total viewers; 1.3/6 and 1.66 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Saturday A18-49 Analysis:  ABC rallied to win Saturday night delivering a 1.6/6 among A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. ABC won at 8p with its Saturday Night Football double header at 1.4/5 followed by FOX with back-to-back Cops episodes averaging a 1.2/5. ABC remained in first place through 9p with more college football action at 1.8/6 while FOX was a close contender with AMW: America Fights Back at 1.7/6. ABC scored the final win of the night at 10p with the last hour of Saturday Night Football at 1.5/5 with CBS’ 48 Hours Mystery next at 1.3/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, October 9, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD

CBS: 3.5/7         Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.7/7, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.8/5, 48 Hours Mystery 4.0/8


ABC: 3.0/6           Saturday Night Football: FL State at Miami/USC at Stanford 3.1/6


FOX: 2.9/6           Cops 2.6/5, Cops 2 [r] 2.9/6, AMW: America Fights Back 3.1/6      

NBC: 2.2/4           The Event [r] 1.4/3, Law & Order: LA [r] 2.2/4, Law & Order: SVU [r] 3.1/6

UNIV: 1.2/2          Sabado Gigante 1.2/2

ION: 0.5/1            Saturday 7PM Movie: The Siege [r] 0.5/1, Saturday 9PM Movie: Courage Under Fire 0.5/1

TF: 0.3/1             Futbol Liga Mexicana Sat: Pachuca vs. Unam 0.3/1, Cine de Las Estrel Saturday 0.3/1

TELE: 0.2/0          Futbol Estelar: Tigres vs. Estudiantes 0.2/0, Futbol Esteler II: Atlas vs. San Luis 0.2/0

A18-49: ABC 1.6/6, FOX 1.5/5, CBS 1.0/3, UNIV 0.8/3, NBC 0.7/3, TF 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1, TELE 0.2/1

Sunday  A18-49 Analysis: NBC chalked up another Sunday night win with the A18-49 demo at 5.4/15, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. During 7p, CBS won with a 7.3/23 for the average of NFL National, NFL National Post Gun and 60 Minutes followed by ABC’s Funniest Home Videos at 1.5/5 and NBC in a close third place at 1.5/4 for the average of Football Night In America Parts 2 and 3. At 8p, NBC’s Football Night In America Part 3, Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick and the start of the Sunday Night Football match averaged a 5.0/14 to win and CBS was #2 with a combination of 60 Minutes and The Amazing Race that averaged 3.5/9. NBC held on to its strong lead through 9p with more Sunday Night Football at 6.9/17 with ABC’s Desperate Housewives next at 3.9/10. NBC scored a clean sweep of the night by taking the 10p hour with the conclusion of the Philadelphia at San Francisco NFL game at 6.4/17 and CBS captured a second place again as Undercover Boss and CSI: Miami averaged a 3.5/9.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, October 10, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 9.7/16        60 Minutes 9.4/15, The Amazing Race 6.9/11, Undercover Boss 7.5/13, CSI: Miami 6.1/13

NBC: 8.4/14         Football Night in America Part 2 1.5/3, Football Night in America Part 3 5.3/9, NBC Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia at San Francisco 10.3/17


ABC: 5.7/10         America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.7/7, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.0/8, Desperate Housewives 7.9/12, Brothers & Sisters 6.0/10

FOX: 3.0/5          The Cleveland Show [r] 1.5/3, The Simpsons [r] 2.3/4, The Simpsons 3.8/6, The Cleveland Show 3.3/5, Family Guy 4.1/6, American Dad 3.1/5

UNIV: 1.6/3         Paquita Barrio Hist 0.9/2, Mira Quien Baila! 1.9/3, Sal y Pimienta 1.5/3

TF: 0.5/1             Cine de Las Estrel Sun [r] 0.4/1, Cine de Las Estrel Sun 2 [r] 0.5/1

TELE: 0.5/1         ARV-ED-ESP: J. Rivera BDA 0.5/1, Cine Nuestro Sun 0.4/1

ION: 0.4/1          Sunday 9PM Movie: Proof of Life 0.5/1, Sunday Night Movie: Proof of Life [r] 0.2/1

A18-49: NBC 5.4/15, CBS 5.0/14, ABC 2.6/7, FOX 2.4/7, UNIV 1.1/3, TF 0.4/1, TELE 0.4/1, ION 0.2/1

Monday  A18-49 Analysis: ABC was a quick step ahead of the competition Monday night at 3.6/9 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars took the lead at 8p with a 3.7/10 though FOX’s House was only a tenth of a rating point behind at 3.6/10. ABC followed up one win with another at 9p as Dancing with the Stars’ second hour posted a 4.2/10 and CBS’ comedies Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly averaged a 4.0/10 in second place. CBS had success during the 10p hour with Hawaii Five-O at 3.1/8 followed by ABC’s Castle with 2.7/7 and NBC’s Chase at 1.5/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, October 11, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

ABC: 10.6/16       Dancing with the Stars 12.3/19, Castle 6.9/11

CBS: 6.4/10          How I Met Your Mother 5.1/8, Rules of Engagement 4.9/7, Two and a Half Men 8.2/12, Mike & Molly 6.6/10, Hawaii Five-O 6.9/11

FOX: 4.6/7            House 5.8/9, Lie To Me 3.4/5

NBC: 3.4/5           Chuck 3.1/5, The Event 3.9/6, Chase 3.3/5

UNIV: 2.2/3          Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.2/3, Soy Tu Duena 2.6/4, Cristina 1.7/3

CW: 1.2/2            90210 1.2/2, Gossip Girl 1.2/2

ION: 1.0/2           Without a Trace 0.6/1, Criminal Minds 1.2/2, Criminal Minds 1.3/2

TELE: 0.5/1          El Clon 0.6/1, El Fantasma de Elena 0.4/1, Alguien Te Mira 0.4/1

TF: 0.4/1             Cine de Las Estrellas Mon [r] 0.3/1, India 0.4/1

A18-49: ABC 3.6/9, CBS 3.5/9, FOX 2.7/7, UNIV 2.0/5, NBC 1.9/5, CW 0.9/2, ION 0.4/1, TF 0.4/1, TELE 0.4/1


Research consultancy firm THREE hired Kariann Morris as SVP/Digital Research and Strategy. Kariann will focus on target audience behavior analysis, strategic channel marketing and conversion, design, site management solutions, analytics and maintenance all on behalf of THREE’s increasing client list.

Hoff Productions said two former development and production executives at Sony Pictures Television, Melanie Chilek and Gerette Allegra are joining as SVPs/Development and Programming and Executive Producers. Melanie and Gerette will be involved in domestic and international television and will manage all program development for Hoff Productions. The duo worked for more than ten years at SPT where they supervised daytime classics and new series. At Hoff Productions, Melanie and Gerette are also charged with increasing the company’s slate of female-targeted programming.

Jeff Buda was promoted to VP/Eastern Sales at The CW up from AE to oversee business emanating from East Coast-based national advertisers, agencies and clients. Jeff will sell all forms of media including TV, online and mobile. Based at the network’s New York offices, Jeff will report to Brian Doherty, SVP/National Sales, The CW.

EntertainmentOne (eOne) named Michael Kot as SVP/Factual Entertainment for its television unit. Michael will report to Laszlo Barna, President, eOne Television where he will head all original factual programming.


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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF MKTG/Dailymotion/NYC: Savvy digital marketing expert w/5-6 yrs exp needed to spearhead mktg efforts, drive audience development for leading online video site. Email resume to [email protected] (10/14)

JOB OPENING: ACCT MGR/Dailymotion/NYC:  Mng post-sales process to drive addit’l rev & overachieve on team goals. 3-5 yrs exp. online media sales/ 2+ yrs as Acct Mgr req.  Leading online video site.  Res: [email protected] (10/14)

JOB OPENING: SALES ADMIN & FINANCE MGR/Dailymotion/NY:  Provide analyses of key sales metrics/KPIs, month closes & rev share reports. 2-3 yrs finan’l  analysis/reporting exp. online media pref’d. Res: [email protected] (10/14)

JOB OPENING: DIR SALES MKTG/Dailymotion/NY:  Creative thinker w/ knwlg customized online media mktg campaigns to create ideas for pre-sales process. 6-8 yrs exp w/ 4-5+ yrs Sales Dev/Sales Mktg.  Res: [email protected] (10/14)

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED:  TELEVISION AND CORPORATE VIDEO PRODUCER. Field produce, interview subjects, supervise crew and editing.Can travel anywhere. [email protected] (10/20)

SITUATION WANTED: MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS(CHI/Virtual)20+ years marketing and communications for major media brands, a best-selling book, corporate events, websites, more. email [email protected] (10/20)

SITUATION WANTED: UNSCRIPTED PROD/WRITER/DIR: 10+ yrs. Network/cable/net credits; docu-soap/competition/talk; 3 Emmy noms; wears many hats. LA based, will travel. [email protected] (10/20)

SITUATION WANTED:  Part/almost full time ASS’T /west side LA for writ/dir/prod as I finish book. 15yrs exp as ass’t,VP Dev&Prod. Double Ivy! Discrete, phenom problem solver, good taste, skills,& humor—usually. t [email protected] (10/20)

, SITUATION WANTED: MEDIA SALES EXECUTIVE (Atl) with 10 yrs exp. & proven revenue growth track record seeks Account Manager position in the field of media sales (TV/Radio), merch licensing,or online ad sales. Contact: [email protected] (10/19)

SITUATION WANTED: MEDIA SALES/MARKETING MANAGER/LA: 15+ years experience in educational, documentary, advertising media sales,product,biz development True Closer!!!!! [email protected] (10/19)

SITUATION WANTED: Dedicated & Experienced ADV. SALES PLANNER (NY) Sales proposals, resolving client discrepancies, quarterly post analysis, special sales service projects, expert computer skills. Contact- [email protected] (10/19)

SITUATION WANTED: PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER Accredited, award-winning PR professional w/ 7 yrs exp. Successful track record in managing integrated marketing campaigns. Seeking communications mgr position. Contact: [email protected] (10/16)

SITUATION WANTED:  MEDIA SALES EXECUTIVE with 10 yrs exp. and proven revenue growth track record seeks sales position in the field of media sales (TV/DVD), merch licensing,or online ad sales.Contact: [email protected] (10/15)

SITUATION WANTED:  EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT position film/TV (NY) 10 years experience: Interned for a President, Executive Assistant to SVP/VP/film director/celebrity [email protected] (10/14)

SITUATION WANTED: EIC/LINE PRODUCER with 10+ yrs exp. Variety, Docu-Reality, Game Show, Scripted, Competition/Elimination- Mngd biz of Prod. Co’s. for major TV & cable nets. Looking for next project.  [email protected] (10/14)

SITUATION WANTED: POWERHOUSE SALES in MEDIA, TV & FILM.(NY) 7+ years of Domestic and International in FILM & TV SALES very successful at MIPCOM, MIPTV an “outside the box” approach generating new clients, email [email protected] (10/14)

E-mail [email protected]  or call Trish Pihonak at 203.381.9096 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

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


ABC:  The Middle, Better With You, Modern Family, Cougar Town, The Whole Truth
AZTECA: Al Extremo, La Loba, Vidas Al Limite
CBS:  Survivor Nicaragua, Criminal Minds, The Defenders
CW:   America’s Next Top Model, Hellcats
FOX:  Hell’s Kitchen
ION:  Without A Trace, Without A Trace, Criminal Minds
NBC:  Undercovers, L&O: SVU; L&O: LA
PBS:  Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, God in America
TELE: El Clon, El Fantasma de Elena, Alguien Te Mira
UNIV:  Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe, Soy Tu Duena, Don Francisco Presenta

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