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September 13, 2012

Sep 12, 2012 by     Comments Off on September 13, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

SHANNON POWELL didn’t’ go very far to find her new office…it’s in the same beautiful town of Augusta, GA; she’s just leaving her Marketing director slot at Gray’s CBS affil WRDW to become Marketing Director at Raycom’s FOX affil WFXG. The University of Florida grad hasn’t just done cool jobs at WSB and WXIA in Atlanta. She’s a master chocolatier. That’s right – the lady is an expert at truffles and even went to school to know everything chocolate-y. To say this is a sweet lady is, well, too cliché. But c’est vrais! Well Dunne! Shannon.


Another cool lady has a new job and hasn’t had to travel far to report for duty. LARA RICHARDSON is now the SVP of Marketing – Creative for Discovery Channel. She’s been the VP of Creative for TLC, one of the Discovery channels, where she was at one time a Supervising Producer for TLC/Discovery Home Channel. Other creative stops along the way include Creative Director slot for History Channel and History International, Director of On-Air Promotions for USA Broadcasting, a Senior Writer Producer slot at Oxygen. She began her career in Lubbock, TX at the Fox affiliate as a Promo Coordinator. Impressive Lara. Well Dunne!

 

Congrats to Well Dunne! Talent’s NIKKI STANZIONE on becoming an Aunt. The new little type is going to grow up to be as pretty as her Aunt.


Job Alert – VP Marketing Creative at Discovery (work with Lara) Job 38545

 

Job Alert: Senior Motion Graphic Designer at KDVR/KWGN Denver.


FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in gorgeous Denver, Colorado has an immediate opening in their Emmy® Award winning, highly Creative Services Department for a talented and experienced team-oriented Senior Motion Graphic Designer.


In this position you will provide graphic support to daily newscasts as well as assist promotions by creating top-notch motion graphics and animation.  Graphics are created using the Adobe Suite, Cinema 4D and VizRT.  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 a killer designer with expert knowledge of 2D and 3D animation… someone with a solid work ethic, positive attitude and personality to match.


Required skills: Cinema4D, After Effects, Photoshop and News Graphics.  (These are non-negotiable.  You need to start with these skills in your pocket!)


Extra Credit skills: VizRT.


Willing to work a flexible schedule.  College degree in animation design or equivalent experience essential.  Applicants with VizRT  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

erik.candiani@kdvr.com

 

NO PHONE CALLS.  EOE/M/F/V/D

 


Think About This: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."  ~  Leo Buscaglia


 

September 12, 2012

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The Sacramento-Phoenix connection is pretty strong. Two Phoenix Marketing Directors come direct from Cali’s capital…plus one GM, and now BOBBY RIGG is part of the Sacto Crowd. Mr Bobby is the new Marketing Manager for Scripp’s syndicated show, THE LIST, which launches Sept 17 across the USA. Very exciting. Bobby comes out of Houston’s KHOU where he was Sr. Writer Producer for CSD DALE LOCKETT at the Belo-owned CBS affil. The Sacramento connection lies with his work at Hearst’s KCRA. He started his TV marketing career at KZTV, the CBS affiliate in beautiful Corpus Christi. The University of Houston grad also attended UT in Austin. Well Dunne! Bobby.


BIGSMACK has a new Creative Director. Welcome aboard to MATT HALL, and it’s a reunion with ANDY HANN, the guy who owns BIGSMACK. The two worked together at Concrete Pictures in LA not all that long ago. Matt is going to bring all the creative heat that he’s built up working with such entities as NBC Sports, A&E and NatGeo.  Matt’s also been a creative director at 3Ring Circus (loved their work). Well Dunne! Matt!


Job Alert – KOAA in Colorado Springs is still on the hunt for a Graphics Designer. Hurry up – ski season is on the horizon.

 

Job Alert – Promo Producer for WFTS down Tampa way. Hurry, winter is coming.


Love jazz? Then just by listening, you can learn about leadership. Fortune says so. 

 

Think About This: "It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."  ~  Henry David Thoreau

 

September 11 – eleven years on

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9-11, eleven years on.  Seems like yesterday and long ago at the same time.

Sunday afternoon, MSNBC broadcast “9/11 as it happened” – the NBC news coverage of that day; the news mainly watched on the bank of sets in the office. In retrospect…in rewatching…it needs restating what an amazing job NBC and everybody did that day, covering an event so insane it still seems surreal.

The man I shared 9-11 with didn’t win his battle with cancer. So for him, and all the souls who have departed on that day and since, today’s Think About This:

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone"

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, 
"There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!
~ Henry Van Dyke

 

September 10, 2012

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To fill the newly minted title of VP Creative Services at CNN, the fine folks in Atlanta looked north to Toronto and tapped RICH LEWCHUK. Rich is departing his SVP CTV Creative Agency slot. He definitely has the chops to handle the CNN Worldwide branding, what with his background at CTV where he was SVP of Program Planning and Promotion. Before that he was VP of Promotions and Director of Promotions – Saskatchewan at Baton Broadcasting in Toronto, and Promo Producer-Manager at CKCK TV. His first job, or jobs since he did a lot from camera to directing, was at CJOC-TV. Well Dunne! Rich. 

 

Job Alert – CSD at KMOV in St. Louis


Job Alert – Director of Consumer and Brand Marketing AMC NYC Job 18646BR


Think About This:  “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  ~  Nelson Mandela

 

September 7, 2012

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Lots going on at Gannett’s NBC affil,  WKYC, in Cleveland. It all began with the promotion of one of my all-time favorites MAC MAHAFFEE who was named Digital Marketing Manager, one of those cutting edge jobs that remind me of the “where no man has gone before”.  So, that having happened, following took place. 

Kent State alum MONIQUE JACKSON has been promoted to Creative Services Director. Monique has been at WKYC doing creative promotions for quite some time, so this is exciting for all involved. 

STACY YACOBOZZI (that’s her in the picture) got promoted to Manager of On-Air Promotion and Media. The Baldwin Wallace College grad has done a lot of special events and also done promotion at crosstown WEWS.

New to the mix is Writer- Producer DAN CANTERNA, who moved north from his promo slot at FOX in Cincinnati. He has a degree from Ohio State and worked as a Graphic Designer at Raycom’s Myrtle Beach, SC station. 

All this of course no doubt makes VP of Advertising and Promotion MICKI BYRNES a very happy lady. Well Dunne! Monique, Stacy, and Dan.


Job Alert – Social Media Manager at HSN St Petersburg, FL


Think About This: “For attractive lips – speak words of kindness.  For lovely eyes – seek out the good in people.  For a slim figure – share your food with the hungry.  For beautiful hair – let a child run their fingers through it once a day.  For poise – walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.  People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.  As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”  ~Sam Levenson

 

Sept 5, 2012

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Back Home Again In Indiana…that’s such a pretty song. It’s also kind of what JERRY GRIDER is doing. Let me turn this over to SCOTT HAINEY, the Director of Promotion and Creative Services at Indianapolis’ WISH TV: Jerry Grider joins our creative services team as our new promotion manager.  Jerry comes to us from our LIN station, WANE in Fort Wayne, where he has worked for the past 16 years.  During his 12 years as their promotion manager, Jerry has been an integral part of the team that led WANE to its success as the dominant station in the market.  His creative work has been honored with numerous PROMAX, Advertising Federation and IBA awards. A native of Indianapolis, Jerry graduated from Pike High School and went on to receive degrees from Berkley College and Marion College here in Indianapolis.  A huge Indy car and NASCAR fan, he is excited to be returning home to Indy with his wife and three children.  Well Dunne! Jerry and thanks so much Scott!

 

Kudos to CHRIS WOLF of WJZY/WMYT in Charlotte. He’s a music man…the one who guessed which Train song was playing for KRISTEN JOYAL’s proposal moment. Well Dunne! Chris.

 

FOX DC’s COSMO LOSCO (he’s the Promo Manager for their WDCA is at heart a film maker (so many of us are) and is looking for some investors for his latest project. Got a few bucks for a TV promo pro with his eyes on Sundance? Go here. 

 


Think About This: “A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look easily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.”  ~ Martin Luther King



 

 

September 4, 2012

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ZAK CIOTTI is heading east to take the Senior Writer Producer slot for ROBBY THOMAS at Raleigh’s WCNC. I hope he has an SUV to hold all his background in production, film and graphics that he’s bringing. Zak has most recently been in the Marketing Department of LifeStrength in Vegas as well as doing multimedia production for Phillipe Films. He’s done commercials and websites and all things creative, so you can imagine how excited the folks at NBC’s affil are to have him come aboard. And he’ll be working with two Well Dunne! talents, 

Any other Breaking Bad fans out there? If you so desire, check out the coolest BB swag that even Heisenberg would like.

Think About This: “The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure – something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom–as something they thought was almost a necessity.  It’s as if at that moment the iron entered their soul; that moment created the resilience that leaders need.  ~ Warren Bennis

 

September 3, 2012

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The timing seems so perfect, what with the football season just barely underway. Talkin’ bout JASON TRAUTWEIN’s promotion at the NFL Network out in LA. Jason got the bump up to Director of Marketing and Creative Services after being a Senior Producer and a Writer Producer before that. Mr. T has also done his marketing magic at Fox Sports. He has a degree from Walla Walla College. Who doesn’t love saying Walla Walla?!  A big high five Well Dunne! Jason!


WAVY TV’s marketing pro KRISTEN JOYAL has some exciting news…she got engaged over the long weekend. All best wishes to the happy two-some! The groom-to-be popped the question during a Train concert. Bonus rock n roll points to the reader who can name the song involved….


Job Alert – Writer producer KCPQ/KZJO and KRCW-TV Seattle


Job Alert – PR Coordinator The Tennis Channel Santa Monica


Job Alert – Marketing Director WCBD Charleston SC


Think About This: “That which can be destroyed by truth should be.”  ~ P.C. Hodgell

 

August 31, 2012

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The big news out of Arkansas  is…well, yes, it’s Isaac and all that prayed-for rain…but it’s also the new Assistant Creative Services Director at Hearst’s KHBS/KHOG in Fort Smith. CSD KEN BAUER (who you all know is a favorite) is looking forward to September 17 when CLINT GOOCH arrives to be his right hand man. Clint will be coming from his slot at KLRT in Little Rock, where he was Sr. Writer Producer for the Fox affil. Clint’s resume also lists an ad agency and KIAT, so he’s got his chops and will be ready to hit the ground running. Well Dunne! Clint.


Job Alert – Creative Services Post Production Editor at KVUE in Austin, TX


Job Alert – Creative Services Designer at WFAA in Dallas.


Job Alert – Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor at KREM in Spokane


Have a fun Labor Day weekend. 


Think About This:  "We all have favorite haunts, places to which we retreat from relationship with ourselves, God and others. One popular hideout is a place called busyness. When we spend time here, we don’t have time to relate to anything but the next item on our agenda."   ~  Mary Manin Morrissey

 

August 29, 2012

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More great news for major marketing pros. On the heels of Vivi Zigler’s news of yesterday…today belongs to the EARLEY bird…JOE EARLEY that is. He’s just been named COO of Fox Broadcasting Company. He’s been wrangling the creative marketing and his title has been President of Marketing and Communications. This kick up the ladder could not happen to a more talented and deserving guy.  The UCLA grad honed his marketing and publicity chops at HBO before coming to Fox. A big Well Dunne! Joe.


Job Alert – Manager, Marketing FX Networks LA Job 10852933


Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer at KHOU in Houston


Think About This:  "While we watch the storm clouds gather and prepare for the storm, let us never forget that the sun still shines behind those dark clouds, and may somehow break through before the storm descends. I see sunshine in the real desire for peace in the hearts of humanity, even though the human family gropes toward peace blindly, not knowing the way."  ~  Peace Pilgrim

 

August 28, 2012

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Anybody whose worked with NBC will know the name VIVI ZIGLER, who has been involved in The NBC Agency and NBC Marketing as well as other leading slots at the Peacock net. Now she’s ready to shine even brighter as the just-named Digital President for Shine America. For those who need Google help with Shine, click here. Ms. Vivi started out in the newsroom in San Luis Obispo at KSBY and then went to KING in Seattle. From there she went to Burbank the the rest is NBC history. A big Well Dunne! to Vivi.

 

WESH’s TV’s Promo Manager TONY REED has been seeing the world on his vacation – and it’s a sure bet he’s put Iceland on his Favorite list. I guess we now know a destination for a person who lives in the vacation capital of the US, Orlando. 


Healing thoughts going out to former WSOC CSD SALLY GANZ. She’s just “had her knee done” and is on the mend. Why do those meniscus tears tear?


Job Alert – Marketing Director for WCTI and Fox Eastern Carolina New Bern, NC


Think About This:  "Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."  ~Stephen Covey

 

August 26, 2012

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WTVR, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is where PHIL WROBEL is now officing and doing his creative magic as Marketing Manager. The Local TV-owned station in Virginia’s capital is the second state capital where Phil has lived…he’s made the move east from Little Rock, AR where he was heading up Nexstar’s NBC affil KARK’s marketing efforts. The whole Wrobel clan is settling in and hopefully, there will be plenty of time to enjoy movies, since Phil is a huge film fan. Well Dunne! Phil.


Taking that open slot in Arkansas is ALLAN SNYDER whose title is Creative Services Director at KARK. I believe he was over at FOX in LR before the switch. He sounds like a great guy.  Well Dunne! Allan. 


Job Alert – Creative Services Director WVIT Hartford CT Job 57061830


Sunday – National Dog Day. Katan “Shorty” Bacon had a blast. Hope your pups did as well.


Think About This: “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.”  ~ Charlie Chaplin


 

August 23, 2012

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Is there anything as frightening and exhilarating than getting out of college and getting your first real job? Just landing a slot in today’s market is a major boost. So it must be very exciting to be ELIZABETH COGGINS, who is the new writer producer for Marketing Director MARC MORRISTON at Media General’s WNCT in Greenville, NC.  She’s already onboard at the CBS affiliate and is well prepared for it, having studied Eastern Carolina U. She’s joining ROB BUMGARTNER, whose work is described as ‘awesome”. Sounds like it’s a hot shop. Well Dunne! Elizabeth.


Job Alert – Promotions Producer at WFTS in Tampa


Job Alert – News promo producer at NBC Bay Area


For those who have wished to throw their cell phones….a news story out of Finland that might make you laugh.


Think About This: “All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” ~ Sally Ride

 

August 22, 2012

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Let’s catch up on some new jobs while I help my mother celebrate another birthday. I won’t say how many candles will be on her cake, but it’s over 90 and under 100. Happy Birthday Marylu!


Job Alert – Art Director in gorgeous Tucson at KOLD. 


Job Alert – Art Director for Fox Broadcasting Co Job FNG0001524


Job Alert – Sr. Marketing Producer at WNCN in Raleigh


Job Alert – Creative Services Director WVIT in Hartford, CT


Gotta love the title of this (and it’s a fun read) The Logo Mishaps of Giant Brands 


The perfect App for those parking in LA and need some help keeping ahead of the traffic cops. Yes, that means me, too.


Think About This: "When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time  they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always."   ~  Mahatma Gandhi.

 

August 17, 2012

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The American dream is still alive and well, at least in Cincinnati. Take KIMHEART MOEUNG. He’s the newest member of the WXIX creative team. Let’s let Marketing Director KEVIN GORYL tell you more: 

We just welcomed Kimheart Moeung to our staff as our new Marketing Producer.  Kimheart is a recent graduate from Cincinnati State and came highly recommended from his professors.  Kimheart got thrown into the deep end on his first day and could now challenge Michael Phelps in the Butterfly!  We are in the process of launching 6 new syndicated shows; Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, Rachael Ray, Ricki Lake, Jeff Probst and Insider.  Plus we are launching a Saturday/Sunday Weekend News and extending our morning news an hour to 11am.  So, Kimheart has been thrown into a number of projects from day one and has risen to the occasion each time.  His first day was  7/27 and instead of meeting with HR, he was handed a camera and a camera car mount and sent out to shoot a few scenes of an image campaign. Kimheart is first generation Cambodian-American.  His parents, Samon (Monica) and Sokhorn (Kevin) came to the US in 1985 from Cambodia.  His girlfriend, Erin, and him had a celebratory dinner when he got the job, they’ve been dating for about two years.

Well Dunne! Kimheart and thanks Kevin.

Nothing keeps KPIX’s energetic Market Director of Communications, AKILAH BOLDEN-MONIFA, down for long, including surgery. She is back up and on the road to 100%. Extra best wishes to you. Akilah, 

Job Alert – Animator/Producer at WKMG in Orlando

 

Join a dynamic team of creative people in one of the top 20 markets in America. WKMG-TV, the Post Newsweel owned CBS affiliate in sunny Orlando, is looking for an innovative and creative Animator/Producer to join its Award Winning Creative Services Team. The qualified candidate must be able to produce quality work in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.

  • Create, apply creative direction, animate.
  • Work well with a team as well as contribute to the team effort.

 

  • Design graphics from concept to completion for news pre-production, promotion, sales and print.
  • Able to produce under tight deadlines.
  • Create, write and edit on-air promotions on digital editing system
  • Must have ability to contribute to on-line and social media efforts.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, holidays on short notice.
  • Reports to Creative Services Director.

Qualifications:

  • TV or related Design/Art experience 
  • Digital editing experience – Final Cut Pro preferred
  • Proficient in:  3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D or equivalent 3D software
  • Photoshop, Illustrator and AfterEffects experience required
  • Writing for television a plus

To apply, get hold of Kym Peoples, the CSD to mail or email your resume and reel link.


Ouch…not only is Dish Network getting tons of flack about dropping AMC, but they were just named the #1 worst place to work in the US by the Wall Street Journal. 

 

It’s important to think about all things, including sanitation. That’s why the BBC story on Bill Gate’s Reinvent the Toilet Fair is worth a click. 

 

Think About This: “Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”  ~  Henry James

August 16, 2012

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Tulsa, OK has had a very long, hot summer. Triple digit temps and fires breaking out that wipe out whole neighborhoods. It’s a great market despite it all, and it’s about to get even better. BRANDT DOTSON is heading to T-town to be the new Sr. Creative Services Producer for Scripps’ ABC affil KJRH. He’ll be working with the talented SAMANTHA KNOWLTON, CSD, which is another plus. Brant is making the switch from working at Hearst’s NBC affil  KCRA in Sacramento after spending a little time with family in the southwest. Mr. Dotson is from Arizona and has worked in Tucson and Phoenix in his TV marketing career. He’s one of the good guys and we can’t be happier for him. Plus, he will be working with Well Dunne! Talent’s  RICH VANSLYKE. A huge Well Dunne! to Brandt.

Job Alert – One of my fave CSDs is KEN BAUER, who not only is happy to welcome a great new News Director in the form of GREG SHEPPERD (he’s a great guy to work with) but is looking for an Assistant CSD, Great chance for a step up. Go for it.

Job Alert – Writer producer Editor WXIN/WTTV Indianapolis

Play a Pivotal Role in Building the FOX59 Brand  You’re insanely creative and realize that every great edit hangs on the way you tell the story. WXIN-TV, home to the top-rated FOX59 News and one of the leading FOX affiliates in the country is looking for an Indianapolis-based writer/producer/editor to develop and execute high impact on-air promos for our award-winning newscasts. Creativity, spirit of innovation and ability to cut together powerful edits with a cinematic flair will make you an excellent fit for our in-house team. We are a Mac-based work environment. 

 You should have 3-5 years of experience within the creative services environment in cable or broadcast television. Proficiency with Final Cut Pro and strong writing skills are required.  Candidates with working knowledge of After Effects and DSLR videography move to the front of the line.  

Job Description:   The Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor (WPE) will write, edit, and produce image & sweeps tune-in promos for Fox59 News.  Excellent writing & Final Cut skills required.  Able to work independently, take direction and meet tight deadlines.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications Necessary:   Proficiency in Final Cut nonlinear editing software, plus outstanding conception and creative writing skills. Experience with After Effects, DSLR videography, and basic lighting a plus. Organizational skills a must.Send resume and cover letter, plus link to current work examples to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.

Favorite new company name award is going out to the Valley-based valet parking service: Valet of the Dolls. I would SO hire them for a special event in Hollywood! 


Think About This: “The tragedy of life is not that it ends too soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”  ~ Anon

 

 

August 15, 2012

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JOHN ALLEN is the new Creative Services Writer/Producer at WAPT, the Hearst ABC affiliate in Jackson, MS.  He’s thrilled to be working with the very talented and funny CSD, CORY MCRAE.  John comes back to television after being in the agency world. He was previously the CSD at WLOX, ABC in Biloxi, MS and is familiar with all the facets of high-end production: from being a one-man-band to overseeing multiple-day shoots utilizing everything from dollies to jibs to stedicams. John is into tinkering with programs and electronics too, and it’s been said that if aliens delivered a machine that could bring peace to the world, he’d take it apart to see how it works. In addition, John wields his skills in 2D and 3D animation like a mad ninja.  In his spare time, John’s busy being a husband and father to the three most amazing little girls on the planet. Thanks to Cory for the info. Let’s all cheer Well Dunne! for John.

 

Job Alert – Sr. Writer/Producer/Editor at WSFL in Ft. Lauderdale (careful – no relo package)


Got interns? Then you might want to keep an eye on what’s happening on the intern-legal front.

 

Think About This: "There is a plan for each of us, and each of us is precious. As we open our hearts more and more, we’re moved in the directions in which we’re supposed to go. Our gifts well up inside of us and extend of their own accord. We accomplish effortlessly. How could Leonardo da Vinci not have painted? How could Shakespeare not have written? In Letters to a Young Poet, Rilke tells a young writer to write only if he has to. We are to do what there is a deep psychological and emotional imperative for us to do. That’s our point of power, the source of our brilliance. Our power is not rationally or willfully called forth. It’s a divine dispensation, an act of grace."  ~ from A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson

 

August 14, 2012

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And he doesn’t even have to go to the DMV to get a new state license. Yes, that’s just one of the many pluses KEVIN KIRKALDIE has on his plate as the new Marketing Director of NBC affil WWBT in Richmond, VA. He started Monday and is thrilled to be at the Raycom station in the Old Dominion’s state capital. Kevin is an Oregon guy who first worked in TV as a Director and even an on-air sports and weather anchor at this first station, KTVZ in Bend. After Directing at KEZI in Eugene and KMTR in Springfield, he switched to marketing and promo at KOIN in Portland. DC’s WUSA brought him east to hone his writing producing skills and he most recently was heading up the shop at WSLS in Roanoke, VA. The whole family is happy to be settling into their new city, including baby SAVANNAH, who is too cute for words. Well Dunne! Kevin.


Job Alert – FOX in DC is looking for a Sr. Writer Producer


Job Alert – Buckeye Cablevision in Sandusky, Ohio is in search of a Creative Services Commercial Producer and Director.


Are you a fan of Ted, that naughty bear of movie fame? If yes, then you’re in luck…you can buy your own talking Ted plush toy bear when it comes out this fall. And yes, the toy bear will have the same potty mouth the film bear does.


Think About This: "We are often so hurt by what happened in the past that we are afraid to allow the present to just be. We project onto someone now standing in front of us the mistakes of someone we haven’t seen for years. We falsely believe that judging someone now will somehow give us more power or control over our destiny. The opposite of course is true, because judgment is the death of enchantment. And if we’re living in judgment, then we are bound to be judged!"  ~ from Enchanted Love by Marianne Williamson

August 10, 2012

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It’s always a good thing to add Senior to a title. Always. The latest TV marketing pro who is getting to do that is KEVIN WAGNER just upped to Sr. Vice President – Creative at GSN. He’ll also be doing his magic for new partner, ASPIRE Channel. The Tennessee Vol came to GSN from Turner’s New Products Group and was also director of on-air promo for Turner South.  He’s written and produced for Trib’s Creative Services Group, as VP creative advertising for Miramax Films and was Creative Services Manager at WPIX.  Wow. A big Well Dunne! to you Kevin.


Welcome to the world LIAM HOOKS.  Young master Hooks is the brand new son of KEVIN HOOKS and his lovely wife INGRID, both TV marketing pros. Liam has a big sister who is going to look after him, so it’s one happy Hooks family. 


Job Alert – Marketing Manager needed at WVNS in West Virginia


Job Alert – writer prouder for WPTZ/WNNE in Plattsburg, NY


Job Alert – Social Media Community Manager at WWE Stamford, CT


Think About This: “Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.” ~ from the film LOVE ACTUALLY written by Richard Curtis

 

 

August 7, 2012

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What is CHAD MALLAM up to these days? I’m so glad you asked. The Texas Aggie (meaning he went to A&M for those of you who aren’t Texas savvy) has been named Vice President of On-Air for GSN, which used to be called the Game Show Network. Chad is now officing in  beautiful Santa Monica, having made the switch from Burbank where he was writing, producing, editing and directing for ABC Network Entertainment. He did some super LOST stuff…he’ll have to share with you. Chad began his TV career at The Cartoon Network as an Assistant Animator before heading to CBS’s WGCL in Atlanta where he really got into the promo mode. He went west to San Francisco’s WPIX where he was Sr. Writer Producer. He made the leap to LA working as a Predator at the many networks of NBC U. If his life is a game show, then he’s a big bonus winner. Well Dunne! Chad.


Job Alert – Creative Director –Preditor, Tribune West – Creative Services  LA 19707


Casting Alert – They’re turning Jersey Boys into a feature and they’re looking for talent. All the deets are here www.jerseyboysmoviecasting.com  OR give me a call/email/text, etc…


OMG, who came up with the WWE Summer Slam spot? Looking and sounding like a real weather alert, I can’t imagine what the thinking was that approved this concept in times where the weather is causing such honestly alarming problems. 


Think About This: "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating;  to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;  to be thrilled by the stars at night;  to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life."  ~ John Burroughs

 

August 6, 2012

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Making the move from Sunset Blvd to Burbank is JORDANA HOUCHINS. She’ll be leaving KTLA where she’s been doing that creative writing and producing thing for MARSHALL HITES and will be joining the lovely WENDY MCMAHON’s creative crew over at KABC. Jordana started out as a news producer at FOX in Seattle and then made the switch to promotions at one of the top shops in the country, KING. The U of Washington lady also spent creative time at Fox Charlotte. Well Dunne! Jordana.


Job Alert – Creative Director National Geographic Channel DC  10614892


Job Alert – Marketing Manager WVNS in West Virginia


Job Alert – Marketing Coordinator WOWK Charleston WV


Think About This: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~ Chief Seattle