While WENDY McMAHON packs for her new LA gig at KABC (and is hitting all the great Boston restaurants – order lobster now Wendy because it’s pretty hard to get a really good one in LA), a new writer producer at WBZ is hard at work. CRAIG FLEMING has traded Philly for Bean Town where he’s turning out promos for the CBS station. He was at Comcast and CN8 before. Well Dunne! Craig. He’s one of the very creative ones…keep your eye on him.
Next time you run into the NBC peacock, you can say, with a straight face, “You look mahvelous, darling!”
Former Turner VP of Promotion JEFF GRIMSHAW is launching a new, daily video newscast about the TV biz…starting today. He’s the creator and the on-air talent. I bet he writes it and markets it, too. Give it a look.
FOX is partnering with Twitter to come up with the 21st Century’s way to repeat a TV Show. It’s a Tweet-peat
Hey all you DCers…circle Nov 5 on your calendar (or add to you iCal). That’s the night WUSA’s CSD STEVE HOUK’s band plays the Hard Rock. Second Wind hits the big time…so make plans to rock along with ‘em. They even have their own Facebook page!
From the bankruptcy department comes two stories this AM:
Tribune and Freedom
Have some fun…crazy ad stories of the month.
Think About this: “Spirituality is the awareness that we are connected to Life with a capital “L.” This state of being is not dependent on the particular activity we are performing. So instead of denying your spiritual side until you have time to explore it, try doing what you’re doing with the attitude that you already are a spiritual being, and see how your daily life is influenced as a result.” ~ Tami Coyne and Karen Weissman
It’s been a particularly tough week for the country, as well as for a lot of people who read Well Dunne! Jobs being eliminated…departments being downsized…new management structures that appear to make decisions a little harder to come by…an InBox of work that will never seemingly be cleaned out. To that end, Well Dunne! is going to expand their job finding focus. Tomorrow, details on jobs for Creatives will be shared and we’ll all be able to have a more focused site in which to find our heart’s desire. Or at least health insurance. As they say in TV, stay tuned.
Since the entire readership of Well Dunne! is composed of the most talented writers, graphic artists, editors, talent, producers, cartoonists, musicians and the like…it comes as no surprise that our group has fostered bloggers. It’s time to salute them, support them and, in my case, list them for you. So kicking off today’s BLOG SPOTLIGHT (which could use another clever name if anyone wants to share) is W*USA’s STEVE HOUK. Steve’s a musician (that’s him at the mic in the pix) when he isn’t promoing, and his band keeps parts of the DC area sounding great on weekends. His blog is www.midliferocker.com Check it out!
Got a blog to share? Let me know via LINKED IN. And any news via LINKED IN will be idea. Let’s put an end to spam and communicate.
“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, I’m with you kid. Let’s go.” ~ Maya Angelou
What happens when you mix a good Irishman and his background in St. Louis? Coverage of course. Joining W*USA in DC is none other than Mr. PATRICK O’BRIEN, who is taking the brand new position of Digital Development Director at the Gannett CBS affil in the capital. Mr. O comes to the job from the FOX-owned KTVI in St. Louis. I hope he got into Cardinal’s baseball while there, but we digress… Patrick is going to have his hands full with all the new online sites W*USA has launched recently, like a baby boomer site, a DC area mom site and an expanded wusa9.com site. Congrats and Well Dunne! Patrick. And a big thanks to Creative Honcho STEVE HOUK for the update.
Kudos to Motorola and their Raz-r phone. It is working like a charm despite the fact it was dropped in the pool yesterday and it took quite a while to fish it out. Once dry, it’s now back to work and THAT is worth a Well Dunne!
Think About This: “Be grateful to the man you help; think of him as God. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping your fellow man?” ~ Vivekananda (1863-1902)