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May 11, 2015

Apr 30, 2015 by     Comments Off on May 11, 2015    Posted under: Featured

DEIRDRE CONLEY is headed to Charlotte. After an extensive search, the fine folks at Cox’s ABC affil tapped Deirdre as the new Creative Services Director at their Queen City operation, WSOC and WXAN. Deirdre will be leaving Austin (and that’s such a great town – bet it’s difficult to leave) where she’s been Creative Director of Lin/Media General’s NBC affil KXAN for several years. The Midwest lady got her degree from Butler U (known for basketball wins) and has worked in Columbus Ohio at WWHO (Lin) and Indianapolis at WISH (Lin). She’ll be hitting Charlotte at the perfect time of year to enjoy the White Water Center and escape to the NC mountains on weekends. Well Dunne! Deirdre.

Think About This: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


December 22, 2014

Dec 21, 2014 by     Comments Off on December 22, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Looking for just the right person to fill a specific creative slot takes patience, persistence and even a bit of luck. When it all comes together, the wait seems like nothing. Such is the case when ABC affil WMAR CSD ALEXANDER SHAW was on the hunt for an addition to his department. He wanted a Senior Producer/Editor and he found a perfect fit in ZACH THIELEN, who started on December 10. As Alex shared with the WMAR staff: Previously Zach worked for several years at Agora Financial in Baltimore where he produced high-concept videos, infographics and other forms of multimedia, and has also taught a screenwriting course at Howard Community College.  He comes to us with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from Syracuse University, and a degree in Screenwriting from the School of Visual Arts.  What great news from Scripps’ Balto. Well Dunne! Zach.

Our own HARRY LEGG not only rocks it behind the mic…he’s suited up (literally) and shown he has what it takes to sparkle in front of the camera as well, all thanks to the great folks at WABC, namely KRISTIE GONZALES and PATRICK STAPLETON. Ho Ho Ho and Well Dunne!  https://vimeo.com/wabccreative/review/114929576/cdc25b9dd2

Think About This:  Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching”.

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

May 14, 2014

May 13, 2014 by     Comments Off on May 14, 2014    Posted under: Featured

ALEX VISHNIAKOFF is not only great behind a mic (give him a listen) but he’s great in front of the camera, too. He just wrapped a part in Untold Mysteries of the ER. Yes, that’s AV next to Dr. Slay in the picture. Well Dunne! 

No doubt you’ve heard about the craziness at WMAR, Scripps’ ABC outlet in Baltimore. Mental illness + a stolen dump truck is a terrible combination. Glad to report the creative folks there under ALEXANDER SHAW are all OK. Well Dunne! Balto law enforcement.

Some people like beer and some people write about beer…which is how one can describe former Promo man (and son of Promo fixture) STEVE KOONCE, son of KTNV’s JIM KOONCE. Steve is the proud author of Idaho Beer: From Grain to Glass in the Gem State.  Isn’t Father’s Day coming up?

Job Alert – VP, Creaive On-Air WE tv NYC

Your driving speed is of more importance to just the cop with a radar gun. Your billboard message changes with your mph… 

Think About This: “Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.”  ~ The Peter Principle

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


October 25, 2013

Oct 24, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 25, 2013    Posted under: Featured

ALBERTO SCIROCCO is not just President but also Creative Director of motion design studio leftchannel. How cool is their work? So cool they did the intro to the recently completed motion creative gathering held at the KiMo theatre on Route 66 in Albuquerque. All in all it’s a very good thing. Take a gander and then join me in saying Well Dunne!



Job Alert – Branded Entertainment Sr. Writer Producer Discovery Silver Spring MD Job 8692

Job Alert – News Brand Promo Producer KSWB San Diego 

Job Alert – Promo writer producer HBO NYC Job 92511

Kudos to those who pointed out that WMAR ABC in Baltimore is owned by Scripps. Apologies to ALEXANDER SHAW for the mistake. Great job open…go for it people!

Here’s a happy story – why TV today is better than movies. Click here.

Think About This: “Worry not about your age. Time is merely a method, created by man, to catalog our memories.”  ~ Sonny Melendrez



October 20, 2013

Oct 20, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 20, 2013    Posted under: Featured

It took a long time to find the perfect writer producer at WXIN in Indianapolis, but they did. And it seems like the wait was well worth it from what they tell me. The newest member of the Fox affil team at the Tribune duopoly in Indy is KAITLIN MCQUEEN. She’s a former intern for WXIN, so her first day as a ‘this is a real job’ was no doubt much more fun than normal. Kaitlin calls Rolling Prairie, IN home. For those of you with an A in geography, RP is thisclose to South Bend which is where Ms. Kaitlin has been honing her promo chops at NBC affil WNDU. Have a blast with CSD MICHAEL BROUDER, Kaitlin. Well Dunne!

ALEXANDER SHAW is just great. Very focused on doing the best creative and marketing. He’s the CSD at Scripps’ WMAR, ABC in Baltimore. He’s on the hunt and wants to find someone who can really make a contribution to the overall effort – so here’s your shot to get on with one of the very best run broadcast groups. Job Alert details follow: Can you craft creative copy to spin straw into gold? Are your promo scripts so compelling, you make news producers want to watch their own newscasts? Looking for your creativity to get noticed, and ready for a new challenge in a top 30 market? Then it’s time to apply to WMAR ABC2!

The traditional ways of TV marketing are dead. You know it, we know it. So join a progressive, forward thinking company that is changing with the times!  WMAR ABC2, the E.W. Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Baltimore, MD (market #27) has an immediate opening for an experienced, news hungry preditor to join our award winning Creative Services team!

If you understand how to grab an audience with compelling copy, live and breathe creative marketing, and have strong Final Cut and After Effects experience, we want to hear from you asap. In this full time position you will write, produce, edit and design effective daily news topical and brand image spots for both on-air and new media. You won’t just produce spots, you’ll market ideas across all platforms. 

This is not an entry level position, previous experience writing news topicals is essential. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, and thrive on the creative process, apply today. 

Applications without a link to work samples will be tossed into a dark void, never to be seen again. 

(Did we mention a sense of humor helps?) 


  • Write, produce, and edit daily topicals, special report promos, PSAs, etc
  • Quickly recognize and defend highly promotable news topics.
  • Be a team player who takes initiative without supervision to improve on-air production.
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, and creative environment.
  • Ability to learn and adjust to new television and web technology.
  • Assist in social media promotional efforts.
  • Periodically assist in promotional events.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Creative Services.


  • A master of news promo copywriting, you are no stranger to the quick topical turn.
  • Two years experience as a Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor in a small to mid-size market.
  • Solid experience in Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
  • Be able to work well under tight deadlines both independently and with groups.
  • College degree from an accredited College or University with a focus on Journalism, Design, New Media, Marketing, Television, Mass Communications, or related field.
  • Valid driver’s license, and available to work an evening shift.

Sending our condolences to GRAEME NEWELL whose father passed away. Losing a parent is one of life’s saddest occasions. 

Think About This:  "Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice." ~  Lin Yutang