Always such a treat to write about the artists out there. Graphics are key to any ad – duh. And in today’s world, good TV art people are hard to find. Its particularly problematic when TV loses a super-talented one to another line of work. Well, she’s still doing art but not for TV and entertainment/news. That’s what happened to a Denver-based creative, DEB CATALANO. The UCLA grad and Savannah College of Art and Design grad (impressive) was Art Director at Fox affil KDVR after doing such things as 3D animation for Fox Family Channel in LA and Imaginary Forces, Novocom and Pittard Sullivan. Yes, all top notch drop-dead great places. Deb has taken on the title of Chief Technology Officer for Ignite Creative, a super agency in the Mile High City. No doubt she’s a very happy camper. Big Well Dunne! to Deb.
Condolenses to Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN GASSMAN whose aunt passed away from cancer in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Job Alert – Executive Producer WJXT Jacksonville (work with SHERRY CARPENTER!!!) Executive Producer River City Live: WJXT Jacksonville is seeking an Executive Producer for a daily variety and feature show. An experienced leader and visionary, the EP will oversee all aspects of River City Live. Responsible for teases, segments, and packages; this position will book and research interview topics, and generate fresh ideas for a lifestyle show. You must be able to stack and booth a daily live show. Responsible for program brand and maintaining ratings. Experience as a producer on TV or digital program is a must. Ability to work under very tight deadlines and intense pressure.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- • Develops content and fun, informative ideas for the show, including program segments that reflect the community
- • Works with WJXT Sales Department to plan, book and deliver quality/entertaining segments for clients.
- • Assists with program’s web/social presence; helps to develop new audience outreach models.
- • Records and edits video for pre-produced or live segments.
- • Manages archives for “best of” show clips for future episodes
- • Oversees RCL contests and official contest rules.
- • Ability to Executive Produce special Live programming on WJXT and WCWJ.
REQUIREMENTS Excellent organizational and leadership skills. 5 years experience serving as a producer on a TV or digital program. Strong ability to edit video and write copy. Ability to booth a show, which involves back-timing, floating of stories, etc …as well as ability to work the floor, interacting the guests and talent. Knowledge of ENPS. Ability to work under very tight deadlines. Understand WJXT’s presence in the community and the core values associated with our brand. Ability to lift props, scenery and equipment. The above description does not necessarily include all of the essential functions or occasional work assignments of this position.
Particularly good article about PR and marketing and blending and all that.
Think About This: “Without time to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” ~ Frank Zappa