Tagged with " ABC"
Smart move in Houston. Naming ART SOBARZO to be Vice President of Audience Development for ABC’s O&O KTRK. Art has been Director of Creative Services at Telemundo up in Dallas. In more and more markets, Spanish language news is beating out or giving traditional newscasts a run for the money. Art will be able to blend the two. He’s also worked for Telemundo in Houston, KTMD. He’s a grad of Texas A&M, making him an Aggie. Texans get it. Let’s give Art a big Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Director of Marketing for NBA @Turner Atlanta
Think About This: “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
Raycom Director of Research BILLY MCDOWELL isn’t just a great guy (worked with him long ago…) and an insightful research pro, it seems he’s also a musician! ReverbNation has his song performing in the top 3% so he will be a featured artist with them for the next couple of weeks. Give it a listen.
Kudos to WENDY MCMAHON for being elected to the Board of Directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Wendy is, of course, President of the ABC O&O Station Group and a former promo pro deluxe. Well Dunne!
Anybody watch the premiere of Yellowstone with Kevin Costner on the Paramount Network? BEAR MENOR, the most handsome and talented young actor is in it. That’s a shout out and a tease at the same time…see how that happened? Anyone needing a young man with a natural read, well he doe that too.
Lots to ponder. Let’s hear a big Well Dunne! for them.
Think About This: “The problem isn’t that more people hate than love; the problem is when those who hate, hate with greater conviction than that displayed by those who love. Our love needs to rise up now like a mighty wave that will not stop building: passionate, convicted and applied to everything.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Keeping it in the family, the new head of creative at ABC’s Houston operation is coming from their Fresno operation. DAVID LEE is headed to KTRK in the Bayou City where his official title will be VP of Creative Services. He hates leaving Fresno and the folks at KFSN, but Houston will be an exciting new city to conquer. The Gulf Coast will be a real change for David, who hails from Great Falls, Montana and has worked in Macon, GA, KMSP in Minneapolis and Spokane, Washington. Fresh seafood and trips to the beach are now possible and going to be great fun. KTRK is in suburban Houston (now considered close in) and at one time, had a swimming pool in the front courtyard. Sadly, the pool is no more. A big Well Dunne! to David.
Job Alert – Director Creative Services and Public Affairs KFSN Fresno
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WBZ Boston
If you like Home Alone (the first one, of course) and are in the Los Feliz area this weekend, you can catch The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone at the Rockwell Table & Stage. Only in LA.
Think About This: “Just another day in the United States of America. Another day of gunfire, panic and fear." ~ BBC
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” ~ Gandhi
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The Malay word “Sayang” has no equivalent word in English to describe a common emotion in Malaysia; affection, love, sorrow and pity all at the same time. It’s a word that we could use more often. It’s the word describing the news from Houston that TOM ASH is retiring. Tom is the Vice President and Director of Creative Services at ABC’s KTRK and has been for nearly 21 years. During that time, he’s been on top of bringing eyeballs to the sets from Galveston to Brenham and beyond; watching the city explode growth-wise. He even worked with the (infamous) Marvin Zindler, a legendary character whose antics inspired Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tom deserves to retire and answer to only himself and family, but TV marketing will be the less for it. As he put it: After 20 years at KTRK-TV and nearly 10 more at KPRC-TV…(and a few years at other TV stations along the way)…I’m retiring at the end of the month! It has been a great ride. I’m the luckiest promo guy ever to have worked in a great city, Houston, and at KTRK, the best TV station in the world. And to have been a part of ABC/Disney, the greatest media company ever. I have no plans…been too darn busy to think that far ahead! Honestly talented creatives with a sense of humor, wit and generosity are not that easy to come by. Well Dunne! to an exciting new path, Tom.
Think About This: " What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ Saint Augustine
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It’s a promotion for RICHARD BARRY over at Nickelodeon. His biz card now reads VP/On-Air Creative Director, Nickelodeon International. Isn’t that great to see the word “international” in there. Way cool. Yep, he is now a member of the VP club. Well Dunne! Richard.
Spontaneous, the NYC based design/visual effects company has added AMY ZALE as Director of Sales as well as DINO RINALDI as Sales Exec. Dino (love that name) is also wrangling sales for partner company – creative editorial house BlueRock.
What is work now? Certainly a good question. Former CNN Newsie ALISON WOO weighs in on Forbes
ABC + Nine = One big movie musical tie in promotion. Read about it here.
Rupert Murdock is ratting his sword about removing all his content from Google search.
Think About This: "We take no step unpartnered. We may feel like the fool from the Tarot deck, stepping heedlessly into blank space, but that is not reality. The Great Creator is an artist and he/she/it is an artist in partnership with other artists. The moment we open ourselves to making art, we simultaneously open ourselves to our maker. We are automatically partnered." ~ Julia Cameron