With an office overlooking the Mighty Misssippi and the Gateway Arch, the KMOV Creative Services Manager might have one of the best views in the country. The next inhabitant of that office is JOHN SWEENEY, who has been at KPRC in Houston as the Assistant CSD – the view in Houston isn’t as lovely. The Fordham grad has also worked at WVIT and was with Fox News Channel from the day it signed on. Make sure they take you over to The Hill for some great Italian food, John. And Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Producer WLTX in Columbia, SC
WLTX, Gannett’s CBS affiliate in Columbia, SC has an opening for a talented Marketing Producer. This night-side position is responsible for shooting, writing and editing the afternoon and evening News Topicals. In addition, you’ll produce image, web videos, specialized news opens and other related materials. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Journalism or Communications. This person will be based in the Newsroom and work closely with News Producers on a nightly basis to provide a strong marketing presence and sense of viewer benefit in promoting Newscasts. Required skills include writing, shooting, editing, posting to the web and extensive use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. You’ll need working knowledge of non-linear editing systems such as Final Cut Pro and Edius. Experience with Motion, After-Effects and Photoshop is preferred.
Sunday is Happy Birthday time for Well Dunne! Talent’s ALLY BUTLER.
Want inside skinny on the world of sports marketing? Then Cynopsis’ webinar set for Dec 5 is for you. Name is Activate Effective Partnerships and Tap Into Fan Loyalty. Not catchy but no doubt informative. Info and deets are here.
A wonderful article about how to fight fatigue and burnout.
Ouch…marketing mistakes. A whole article. If you want. BTW, Belvedere Vodka has a very interesting marketing line.
Think About This: “Know that your wisdom faculty operates as good judgment, as discrimination – you can look at things and know whether or not they’re good for you; you can make decisions with God’s guidance and know that they’re the right decisions. Some of us get into trouble financially, emotionally, in our relationships – in so many aspects of our lives – because we try to force solutions, when all we need do is let go and let God.” ~ Dr. Barbara King
Week number two is being very good to NYASHA SINCLAIR, the Sr. Promotions Producer at WTTG/WDCA, the Fox/MyTV duop in DC. She’s working for the very talented MIKE HENRY. Ms. Nyasha is a firecracker and so much fun, and I hear she’s a very savvy marketing talent, too. Hailing from Queens, Nyasha’s first intro to TV was at MTV. What a cool way to kick off a career. She comes over to FOX from writing and producing in the promo department at TV One in Silver Spring. Big Well Dunne! Nyasha.
Let’s find ways to support media folks who are reinventing themselves. Take RAY RICHMOND for example. Ray is a fabulous LA-based writer who you might have read in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, on Nikki Finke’s Deadline site and he was the LA Daily News TV Critic. What clever way can Ray take that writing and turn it into house payments? By doing fortune cookies, of course. Fun, original and even personalized fortune cookies. Check it out and make your friends happy at the same time. http://www.smartestcookies.com/
Job Alert – VP Brand Creative at A&E Job 145526 NYC
Job Alert – writer producer for KCCI in Des Moines
Think About This: “As little children, we are completely authentic. We never pretend to be what we are not. Our tendency is to play and explore, to live in the moment, to enjoy life. Nobody teaches us to be that way; we are born that way. This is our true nature before we learn to speak. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Every now and then, I get to write about somebody special…and today is such a day. Yes, all the cool folks who are getting new slots are special, but this one particular announcement is like having my brother get something wonderful. CURTIS MILES is heading to Chicago to head up the creative for ABC’s WLS, which is most exciting for Curtis’ mother, who lives in nearby Iowa and she can now see her two grandchildren more than a few times a year. Curtis is the newest member of the VP Club with his new title: VP of Creative Services and Programming. He’ll be heading north after the first of the year, no doubt with a new coat and gloves. He’s been at ABC in Raleigh, WTVD, as CSD. His new GM in The Windy City is his old GM from NC. Nice. Curtis has done creative leadership at Belo’s WVEC in Norfolk as well as being Promo Manager at WTAE in Pittsburgh and WTAJ in Altoona, PA. He’s even worked at Magid. He has a Masters Degree from U of Iowa. A great big ol’ Well Dunne! Curtis and family.
Think About This: “The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anybody else suffer the way they do.” ~ Anonymous (thanks to KABC’s JORDANA HOUCHINS)
Parabéns! to PEACH GIBSON for being tapped as SVP of Creative Services for Telemundo Media. Based in Miami, Ms. Peach comes over from being head of creative at Fox Channels (all of them) and has a background that includes Discovery Communications where she was Vice-President of Creative and Development/Acting General Manager for Animal Planet International. She’s been a producer for film companies as well as an agency exec in Brazil. She received a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications from FATEA – Faculdades Integradas Tereza D’Ávilla in Brazil. Well Dunne! Peach.
So thrilled to have caught up with ANDY SCHWABE who’s now running the creative show at KGUN down in gorgeous Tucson. Very Well Dunne my friend.
Job Alert – Director, Brand Marketing & Promotions, USA Network Job Reference Code 7448BR
Think About This: “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in everyplace you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.” ~ John Wesley
Excellent news for the sports fans amongst you…and if research is on target, it’s a lot of you and growing faster than bamboo. DINO MARKUS has been named Director of Video for USA Today Sports Media Group. He comes over from The Bleacher Report where he was Director of Video Production and Programming. He’s got tons of great background work, including being head writer and producer for Jim Rome is Burning on ESPN. He’s a University of Michigan alum, so all you rabid Michigan folks should be happy for him. A big Well Dunne! to you Dino!
Sending sincere condolences to voice pro CHRIS CORLEY, whose mother made her transition to spirit over the weekend.
Job Alert – w/p for ED TUDOR down Hampton Roads way.
WVEC 13News, the ABC affiliate in the Norfolk/ Virginia Beach, VA market is looking for a talented, highly motivated Creative Services Writer/Producer. As a part of our award winning Creative Services Team, you will have a hand in everything, from writing and editing, both station promotion and client commercials to working half-hour shows and helping to drive our station brand.
- Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related field.
- 3-5 yrs of news promotion/production and/or commercial production experience.
- Comfortable working directly with station commercial clients.
- Non-linear editing with hands-on experience with Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects and Premier.
- Demonstrated strong oral/written communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks to meet daily deadlines.
- Write, produce and edit news image, station promotions, client commercials and other marketing initiatives. Also write, produce and edit daily news topicals (when needed.)
- Participate in on-location/studio productions.
- Edit station and radio spot promotions
- Daily communication with news and sales departments to execute station promotions/brand marketing and commercial production.
To apply, forward a resume’, cover letter (please indicate you are applying for Producer/Writer Position 1) and demo reel or link to your past work to:
WVEC 13News 613 Woodis Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.
Think About This: "People do not fight because they are wicked… War is waged primarily for the sake of what is central…bread. Help the needy. Feed the starving. Assuage the painof those who are hungry….It is the means of preventing warand securing the great blessing of peace." ~ Rabbi Benjamin Blech
KEYE in Texas’ capital, Austin, has been the creative domain of STEVE HARRIS for a month or more. He even celebrated his birthday in Texas – no doubt getting flan and a margarita in lieu of cake and ice cream. Steve comes over to Texas from Tucson, where was Marketing Manager for Journal’s KGUN. The Cal State Chino grad headed up creative for KOVR in Sacramento as well as worked at KRBK. Well Dunne! Steve.
Today’s the last day to get a jpg in for the next issue of PROMAX Brief Magazine…where the Shuffle page is always a popular read.
Job Alert – VP of Production & Creative Services Time Warner Cable Media NYC Job 141431BR
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KPRC Houston
Think About This: "Take your hands off the steering wheel. Be able to say to the Universe, ‘Thy will be Done’." ~ Gary Zukav
I predict that MICHAEL VAMOSY is going to be purchasing a top coat, hat, gloves and a scarf in the very near future. He’s making the move from LA to Englewood, a suburb of Denver, where he is going to be the new SVP of Creative Services for Starz Entertainment. He’s been Executive Creative Director at Buster, the marketing company over on Wilshire and before that did his artistic magic for Fox Broadcasting and FX Networks. He also has Friedland & Jacobs Communications on his resume. Perhaps he’s a skier…that would be perfect. Well Dunne! Michael.
Job Alert – Topical w/p WSB Atlanta
Wow…who did the latest American Idol promo? The one with the cards and the great music. VERY nice. Step forward and get your Well Dunne! here.
Interesting take on the problems of a 21st century work environment harnessed by 1950 expectations. Click here.
Think About This: "Every one of us alone has the power to direct the course of our lives by choosing what actions we will or won’t take. While sometimes it’s easier to believe you don’t have a choice, the reality is that you always have a choice to behave differently." ~ Francine Ward
Out Reno way….it’s the Biggest Little City in the World! – a new CSD is in place at the FOX/MyTV affils, KRXI and KAME. It’s a promotion, actually, for MASON BEINSCHROTH who has been producing before taking the creative lead. He’s a Reno native (what DOES one call those who live in Reno…Renotes? Reno-ins? Renovians?) who occasionally skis and loves the gorgeous locale. Who wouldn’t. A big Well Dunne! Mason.
Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer at NYC Showtime
Job Alert – Writer Producer at KTVB Boise
The “great Producer shortage” is only getting worse. My thought is to refer to economics textbooks for the answer. When a commodity becomes scarce, the price of that commodity goes up. Have any of you built in more money for producer salaries? Just askin’.
Has branding replaced filmmaking? LA Times asks and writes about that.
Think About This: "Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow." ~Swedish Proverb
WILL BENSON has a new slot, and he didn’t even have to pack up and move. He’s staying in Louisville and loving it. Will is the newest member of the WAVE 3 creative team, headed up by Marketing Manager ADAM FRARY. Mr. B came over from the Fox affil in Derby Town, WDRB. Working for a Raycom station isn’t a new experience for Will – he spent a few years at their WFIE outlet in Evansville, IN. The Vincennes U grad is also a decorated Army veteran who spent some time in the Middle East, where he served as an Infantryman and has some intense experience repelling from helicopters and leading a machine gun team. Let’s hear a rousing Well Dunne! for Will.
Well Dunne’s MARIAN MASSARO (so new I have to get her on the site) finally has her power back on. Living just north of NYC, he lost the power thanks to that horrible Sandy and it was 11 days without. Oy! If you have electricity, be thankful.
Think About This: “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” ~ Les Brown
Georgia bulldog PATRICK STAPLETON is right at home as Promotion Manager at NBC affil WIS in Columbia, SC. He was promoted from writer producer back in July and we’re just catching up with him. Patrick’s first broadcast job was so cool…he was the Associate Producer and Director for a fast paced 8 camera cooking competition called The Red Clay Chef Competition. From there he was Production Assistant at WRDW in Augusta, GA and then did instant replay for SC State football. He began at WIS in October 07 and it seems like he’s found his niche. Well Dunne! Patrick.
Job Alert – KSTP Minneapolis needs a writer/producer
Job Alert – Marketing Coordinator at WIS in Columbia, SC
Job Alert – Senior VizRT Graphic Designer
FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in gorgeous Denver, Colorado has an immediate opening in their highly Creative Services Department for a talented and experienced team-oriented VizRT Graphic Designer.
In this position you will provide technical and graphic support to daily newscasts as well as assist promotions by creating top-notch motion graphics and animation. Template News Graphics are created using VizRT. Additional motion graphics are created with the Adobe Suite and Cinema 4D. Must be able to work tight deadlines with minimal direction and be ready to have fun with a creative team that goes beyond the typical. We are looking for that unique combination of technical guru and killer design skills… someone with a solid work ethic, positive attitude and personality to match.
Required skills: VizRT, News Graphics, After Effects, and Photoshop. (These are non-negotiable. You need to start with these skills in your pocket!) Preferred skills: Cinema4D.
Willing to work a flexible schedule. College degree in design or equivalent experience essential. Applicants with Cinema4D knowledge will get to the head of the line.
Please send resume and a non-returnable DVD or link to demo reel to: Erik Candiani Vice President of Marketing & Creative Services KDVR / KWGN 100 E Speer Blvd Denver, CO 80203
email@example.com NO PHONE CALLS. EOE/M/F/V/D
Interesting article (from last year) but it asks if artists have finally come into their own vis a vis their products. This means film and video, so click away.
Post election, this article has info that is useful for entertainment marketing. It’s all about the fonts.
Talk back? About time that speaking truth is promoted.
Think About This: “Let’s not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer; but the right answer. Let us now seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” ~ President John F. Kennedy
This Monday is the first day at KFMB for STEVE POITRAS, who kicks off his creative tenure at the San Diego CBS affil, not doubt with flourish. Steve has a killer resume that includes being VP Creative at KTLA, Director of Marketing at KTVU in SF and VP Station Manager at KPIX. The UCLA alum is making the switch to KFMB from handling business development at WeVideo.com. Well Dunne! sir!
Job Alert – Writer Producer WDRB Louisville
Reminder on Daylight savings and all that nonsense with the time. Hawaii and Arizona don’t play the daylight savings game and their times are not changing. Hawaii is now 2 hours behind the west coast and 5 hours behind the east. Arizona is now on mountain time. Carry on.
Think About This: “If man walks in the woods for love of them half the day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Nothing like feeling appreciated and getting a promotion. Such is the case with the upbeat LINDA HART who is now Promotion Director at Sinclair’s CW affil in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul. She’s been doing that creative thing for them as a writer producer and that hard work resulted in her new slot. Linda sounds enthusiastic and fun to boot. A big Well Dunne! to you.
Down St. Louis way is one adorable little one. She’s MEGAN HANNIGAN ORF’s baby, Lily, and she is melting hearts all over the Gateway City. Had to share…that’s her in the picture. Linda Hart is a tad bit older than that.
Think About This: “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” ~ George Eliot
Lots of good news coming out of Knoxville, TN and Scripps Networks Interactive, which is the official title of the cool cable entities like HGTV, DIY, etc. Not one, not two but SIX promotions to share. Let’s start with ANNE WILKERSON’s new title, Production Manager for HGTV. TODD TROOP is now Creative Director/Design for HGTV. Great pair. PETER MOORE’s new biz card will read VP of Creative Projects for the Home Category. We have two Executive Producers at both HGTV and DIY. Let’s hear it for GEORGELLE COLE and SANTOS LOPEZ. And last but not least at all is LESLEY SCHOCH who is now a full fledged Writer Producer for DIY. All this great news deserves a half dozen Well Dunne!s for the talented bunch.
Job Alert – Director of Brand Marketing for WWE in Stamford, CT.
Job Alert – Promo Producer at WVIT in Hartford, CT
Think About This: "The experience of life that you’re creating is largely determined by your beliefs and attitudes. Your beliefs and attitudes are enormously powerful in the life you’re living. Not only do these beliefs and attitudes continue to determine your inner experience of life, but they are also creative blueprints. They are blueprints, through which and by which a power greater than you, creates the outer events in your experience and tendencies in your life path. We call this power the law of mind or the creative mind principle." ~ Dr. Roger Teel
BRIAN ZIETH is one of those guys who makes one believe in The Dream. And hard work, but that goes without saying. Wisconsin native Brian, who lives and breathes Green Bay Packers, decided that when he got his diploma in Broadcast Communications (from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay of course) he would decamp the cold and find a slot in Florida. So he took a paid Internship at Orlando’s WOFL and worked his way up the ladder. He ran studio cam, coordinated promotions and ended up as Sr. Writer Producer for my fave CSD CHRIS FRIEDRICHS. Brian credits Chris with teaching him all the in’s and out’s, and now Mr. Z is working as a promo producer for original programs at The Golf Channel. He misses the good folks at WOFL, but he now doesn’t have to commute on I-4, which is a job perk. A great big Well Dunne! to Brian.
Job Alert – WOFL in Orlando needs a muy creative writer producer. Work for CHRIS FRIEDRICHS and avoid winter. Win-win.
Think About This: “For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. Also I make it possible for more light to come to me by living up to the highest light I have. You cannot mistake light coming from the Source, for it comes with complete understanding so that you can explain it and discuss it. I recommend that way to all who can take it." ~ Peace Pilgrim
All you folks west of the Mississippi are no doubt able to read this and your email. Don’t know how many down east can say the same. There will surely be Newsroom stories from Hurricane Sandy. Gives one pause about the ability to control our lives.
The pre-Halloween picture is none other than KTVT CSD DAVID HERSHEY and his entire clan, all decked out for trick or treats. VERY cool, David.
MARK CUBAN is the keynote speaker at NATPE 2013 in Miami coming up this January. Mark is a dynamo on a podium, so that’s another plus about NATPE.
Take note – if you break away from extended NBC Nightly News to run one of your syndicated shows, you can NOT say that news is your stations #1 priority.
Think About This: "You alone are enough…you have nothing to prove to anybody." – Maya Angelou
Beautiful Colorado has several things going at the moment – they’re a state up for grabs election-wise, they have those gorgeous mountains, and they have a new Promo Director out in Grand Junction. Welcome to KREX JOSH MEUWLY. He’s a multi-talented guy who holds a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Colorado and has been involved in productions a branding company called 970 Productions. Sounds like KREX got very lucky. Well Dunne! Josh
Job Alert – Charlotte’s WJZY is looking for a Producer/Artist combo. Work for the super CHRIS WOLF.
Job Alert – Sr. Promo producer at WPEC in West Palm Beach FL
Job Alert – On Air Graphics Coordinator for WFAA Dallas.
Condolences and our thoughts to DAVID LYERLY, whose mother passed away down in New Orleans. David is the best voice coach around, and a great person to boot.
Some people get a surprise party for their birthday. FOX DC’s VP of Creative MIKE HENRY is getting Hurricane Sandy. Have a birthday blast no matter what, Mike!
Take care with the storm. Who knows how long the power outage will be, or if the Internet will keep up with it all. Just stay safe.
Think About This: “Everything will be all right in the end. O if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.” ~ Ol Parker from his screenplay The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Down Tampa way comes word from a fave, LARRY DOYLE. He’s wrangling the creative at Gannett’s CBS affil in St. Petersburg (across from the dog track…location deluxe imo). Larry has tapped DAN TROTTER to be the 10 News Social Media Manager. Dan transitions over from the News Department. Bet he loves the creative side even more. According to Larry, Mr. Dan does a fantastic job! Well Dunne! Dan.
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KNBC LA
Job Alert – Retail Writer Producer (commercials) at KIRO in Seattle
Job Alert – Writer Producer Editor for Fox59 in Indianapolis. It’s a Final Cut shop. Send resume and cover letter, plus link to current work examples to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278. EOE.
Phoenix peeps…especially those who rise and shine early. Well Dunne! Talent DENA YASNER is sitting in on the radio with Ben and Matt on KNIX FM, 102.5. She’s the very best and you should tune in. 5 to 10 in the AM. Not on AM, it’s an FM station. You don’t even have to be in Phoenix to listen. Modern technology. So cool.
Everything changes, including what it means to be a TV Household.
Don’t want to get political here, but the letter from a Special Olympian to that Anne Coulter person is awesome. Brought to you on behalf of my friend, the late, great MICHAEL WOO.
Think About This: “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. – Dorothy Parker (Thanks to STAN MELTON, JR who heads up DC area Brown Bag Creative)
JOHN NILSEN took I-90 West from Albany, where he was working at WTEN, Young Broadcasting’s ABC affil in New York’s capital, and is now happily working as a promo producer for CSD LARRY WATZMAN at Gannett’s WGRZ. Before joining the NBC affil, John was handling commercial production work at the station where he began his TV career as an intern. He’s a grad of Vermont’s Lyndon State College in the maple syrup state. Did you know Vermont also is quite noted for their vodkas? Yes, they are indeed. Oh, John also ran camera and edited the Vermont Frost Heaves for Turner. That Larry…has a real eye for talent. Well Dunne! John.
Job Alert – Senior Art Director QVC in Pennsylvania
Job Alert – Sr. Manager VOD Marketing at Time Warner Cable NYC
Think About This: “I believe God knew exactly where you would be right now and exactly what you would be like. He knew about your passions and gifts and the platform you have. In fact, I believe He was very purposeful in designing your life. He made you to be uniquely significant and to have an eternal impact on the world around you.” ~ Tony Dungy (thanks KEVIN KOLBE CSM of WRAZ in Raleigh)
VINCENT MARCIAS is now EVP of Worldwide Brand Marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Mais oui…Vincent est Francaise. He studied at ESSEC – ESSEC Business School, Cergy, which the lovely French call a Grandes Ecoles. Also advancing is JAMES FINN whose new title is WVP/Worldwide Communications, Media and Partnerships. James is the cutie pictured and his background in publicity is impressive indeed. Well Dunne! Vincent and James.
LA folks – On Melrose in WeHo? That new storefront that just opened is branding company Loyalkaspar’s new west coast office. Yes, they now have offices in WeHo and SoHo. The west coast one has added RICHARD ENG as the Creative Director and MANDY NOVAK as the Executive Producer. Yes, you’re right. Wrote about them already. But Well Dunne! on the new digs kids.
Job Alert – Graphics Artist at KCEN Temple TX
Anybody watch HBO’s excellent series Treme? Last night, they had WWL as the TV News outlet the characters watched. That always seems so right to do that instead of make up call letters…
Think About This: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ~ Albert Einstein
Just had to post a Go CARDINALS, and to make it about TV Marketing, please see the JON HAMM picture with his Cardinals baseball cap.
Adding Senior to her VP title is NBCU’s CAMERON BLANCHARD. Her new email signature will read Senior Vice President Corporate Communications. The University of Oregon grad has spent a lot of time at NBC, doing cool work for the Olympics, other sports programming, entertainment…well, you get the idea. She started with the Peacock when they launched MNBC in ’96 and did communications for the NBA before that. Well Dunne! Cameron.
Job Alert – Director of Brand Marketing & Promotions USA Network NYC
Job Alert – VP Creative Services truTV NYC
It might be late, but a Happy Birthday to Well Dunne! Talent’s BOB GIAMMARCO.
Think About This: “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” ~ Voltaire