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Orlando’s WKMG, the CBS affil owned by Post Newsweek, has found an ideal Promotion Manager. ZOE PLASENCIA. She’s a Florida girl who has many talents, like being bilingual and having an MBA. She’s been Director of Marketing for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida but has some exciting TV promo background as a Sr. Promo Producer for WPLG, Promo Director for Telemundo’s WSCV, Promo Manager for WFOR and Special Projects Producer and Editor for WSVN, all in Miami. CSD KIM PEOPLES is one lucky boss. A big Well Dunne! Zoe.
Job Alert – Marketing Manager Comcast SportsNet Houston job#13078BR
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Job Alert – Sr. VP Marketing & Creative CMT Nashville
Think About This: "For the most part, most people often choose comfort—the familiar, the time-honored, the well-worn but well-known. After a lifetime of choosing between comfort and risk, we are left with the life we currently have." ~ John-Roger and Peter McWilliams
Filmmaker Robert Rodriquez is joining what appears to be a tsumani of “movie people” who are getting into TV. Mr. R is one of the owner/founders of El Rey Network, set to launch any moment now. Their marketing folks are now in place: CHAD BLANKENSHIP VP Consumer Executive Director Public Relations and Communications. Chad comes to El Rey from work with ESPN, NYC2012 and some impressive agencies. JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ is VP Trade Marketing, making the move from La Comunidad and a laundry list of exciting entertainment and music marketing firms. CLARISSA COLMENERO, last but not least is trading in her Executive Director of Publicity slot at Summit Entertainment to be Executive Director PR and Communications. Well Dunne! to you all.
Job Alert – Promo Producer KMOV St Louis
Think About This: “Great souls are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
This holiday was absolutely full of ‘non-holiday’ events. From KEYE’s CSD STEVE HARRIS’ truck getting totaled (he’s OK…that’s the best news) to Lincoln, Nebraska based former KLKN TV promo pro DAVE DWINELL’s heart attack and bypass surgery (sending him healing thoughts…knowing he’ll be just fine in no time)….the events weren’t ones that bring about confetti and champagne. Our best thoughts go out to COUNCIL BRADSHAW, Fox Charlotte’s CSD, whose father passed away. And to a Raleigh-based PR lady whose house burned down on T-day itself. It all boils down to the reminder to be kinder with each other. We need to give each other more Well Dunne!’s….and focus on helping each other in any way we can.
Remember, the tech folks are dealing with Well Dunne! Talent site, so it will be up and down for the next few days. We’re still there 1000%….
Think About This: "Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings." ~ Helen Keller
Name three things that are Philly to the max. 1 – Cheese steaks. Good answer. 2 – Rocky Balboa jogging up those stairs. Yep, that’s true 3 – Cream cheese. Ha! Name only. Let’s add NOELLE KEARNS to the list. The Philly lady is back in the City of Brotherly Love, writing and producing super marketing for MIKE MONSELL at ABC’s WPVI. She worked there and even was an intern there, so it’s rather like home. Ms. Noelle had been out in Phoenix at Scripps’ KNXV, the ABC in the Valley of the Sun, but I guess those snow-free winters are now a thing of the past. The Temple grad (yep, that’s in Philadelphia) is happy and that’s such great news to report. Well Dunne! Noelle.
Well Dunne! Talent’s HARRY LEGG took off for Germany during the Thanksgiving holiday and from the sound of things, he’s having a blast. He’s a super voice those of you who are realizing it’s December and you need to make some changes!
Job Alert – w/p WBNG Binghamton, NY
Job Alert – CSD at KNXV Phoenix
Anybody catch the REALLY well edited ABC Family How The Grinch Stole Christmas/25 Days of Christmas spots that ran over the holiday? IMPRESSIVE indeed. Whomever did those – Well Dunne!
FYI – Well Dunne! Talent site is going to be up and down the next few days while some very tech-savy folks do their thing. But fear not…it’s all going to be better in the long run. If you need anything, just call. You remember that old fashioned phone thing, right?
Think About This: "Seek and reverence the light in the heart of every soul you meet. Remember the light shining in the heart of the simplest earth child; reverence that, and help that light in your brother-sister to shine. So, gradually, the light will spread throughout the world, and the new age of brotherhood will truly dawn" ~ White Eagle
Gratitude is an elusive commodity to some. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons Thanksgiving is such a beloved holiday…it allows us to stop and count our blessings, as trite as that may sound. For those who are working at jobs they love…jobs that help them grow and discover their inner magic, this holiday will be an opportunity to reflect on that. And to think of those who are struggling and need a kind word…a moment of your time on the phone…an acknowledgement. Since last Thanksgiving, so many of us have lost someone we love. Please enjoy those who surround you (even at crowded airports and jammed up Interstates) and find a way to bring a smile. It costs nothing and means everything.
Thank you ALL for reading and following this blog and for those who have discovered the amazing capacity of the Well Dunne! Talent list. You’re the best and for that, I am profoundly grateful. Enjoy your holiday. Come back next week!
Think About This: “…deep within each of us lie goodness unimagined, wisdom, music, talents of every variety, joy, peace, humility and love…a vast gold-mine.” ~ Eric Butterworth
Butch and Sundance. Martin and Lewis. Miles and Kahle. Yes, you probably know the first two as great pairings. Well, Miles is CURTIS MILES, VP of Programming and Creative at ABCs WLS in Chicago and Kahle is KHRIS KAHLE, his soon-to-be new Assistant Creative Services Director. It’s the third time the two have worked together…and the pairing seems to be a success for everyone involved. Khris will be departing ABC’s WTVD in the Raleigh-Durham market (that was station #2 where the two collaborated). KHRIS and family will be hitting the Miracle Mile just in time to check out the holiday décor… Well Dunne! Khris.
Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director WTVD Raleigh-Durham. Send your stuff to the lovely KRISTIE GONZALES Kristie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: "So often we try to gird ourselves to face a harsh and difficult world when we might instead gentle both ourselves and our world just by slowing down. …We could take a cue from music here: ‘Rest’ is musical term for a pause between flurries of notes. Without that tiny pause, the torrent of notes can be overwhelming. Without a rest in our lives, the torrent ~ Julia Cameron
Ever just want to step in front of the camera? CHRIS CICATELLI is. He’s writing, producing, and hosting a DC-based program called On Point highlighting all the fun, excitement and food events in the nation’s capital. He’s got the perfect background for the series to be a hit…he’s been head of promo at BET and promo man at Newschannel 8/WJLA. Ask him about hid dad…Chris is a second generation broadcaster. Take a look at the new venture then join me in saying Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Promotion Producer WFTV Orlando
Job Alert – Promotion Manager WIAT Birmingham
Think About This: “When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgement.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Wonderful news 4 a fave…JEREMY CLAYPOOL is the new Promotion Manager for Fox KTTV in LA. He’ll be making the switch from KNBC where he was writing and producing topicals. Jeremy has a busy few weeks ahead…Thanksgiving, an exciting trip 2 Japan, finding a place on the westside w/ his fiancé and then the new job. Could not happen to a better guy. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Promo Producer WHDH Boston
Job Alert– Nighttime Topical Producer KNBC Burbank
Job Alert – Broadcast Commercial Producer/Preditor Are you a brand storyteller who wants to be part of a city unlike anything else in the country and work with some of the most interesting clients you’ll ever meet? The Tribune Broadcasting TV station in New Orleans is looking for a broadcast commercial producer. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Participates and coordinates all parts of the creation of a TV spot from inception to broadcast.
• Includes pre-production and planning meeting with account sales executives and clients; script writing, professional voice over and selection of music bed. • Edit efficiently in Final Cut Pro (Motion, Live type, etc.) and Abode Production Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, etc
• Operating of all portable video (field cameras) and audio equipment.
• Transports and sets up all required lighting and audio equipment including lavalieres, wireless receivers, handheld and shotgun microphones.
• Provides limited troubleshooting and maintenance of field production equipment.
• Assist with costumes, props, music, or other additional equipment or personnel needed to complete the production.
• Compresses video projects for output; makes video copies for clients and broadcast.
• Responsible for the quality of each commercial produced.
• Verify that commercials meet certain legal and broadcasting standards.
• Reviews productions to ensure objectives are attained according to client requirements and insures production is ready for air prior to start date.
OTHER RESPONSIBLITIES may include but are not limited to:
• Participate at station promotional events as necessary.
• May perform some maintenance on production vehicle such as checking oil, tire pressure, etc.
• Familiarizes various station personnel with all production and use of audio/video equipment as necessary.
- Ability to find and consume the best food on this planet.
- Minimum 2 years commercial production experience
- Advanced knowledge of Final Cut and Adobe Production Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator)
- Proficiency with Mac OS and Windows.
- All aspects of promo production, including motion graphics, animation and non-linear editing.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and a link to your portfolio to Jeff Funk, email@example.com, #1 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 850, Metairie, LA 70001, fax (504)569-0952. EOE.
Think About This: “"There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance." ~ Amelia E. Barr
DEAN CAIN is such a cutie. But he’s got a lot of depth and heart. He’s a big part of ION TV’s partnership with Coalition For The Homeless, a holiday outreach where ION Television will donate 2,000 blankets to help needy New Yorkers stay warm this holiday season. The donations will be made through the Coalition’s Grand Central Food Program, which provides hot, nutritious meals to nearly 1,000 homeless and hungry New Yorkers on the streets of the city 365 nights a year. The remaining blankets will be donated throughout the winter. What a lovely gesture. Btw, watch Dean in Defending Santa Nov 24 on Ion. Well Dunne.
Sorry 2 report an injury is making it way too hard 2 type. Soooo things will b spotty until the shoulder is back to normal. Thanks kids.
Think About This: “Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.” ~ Walt Disney
How cool is it to get to say SHAZAM all the time, Gomer Pyle fans included. Pretty cool and it’s a very fascinating company with that name that has lured PROMAX/bda head JONATHAN VERK away from leading the international creative group. He’ll be the new EVP Strategic Partnerships, Head of Television for the company with the name we love. Need to see if he’ll be relocating to London headquarters or if he’ll stay in LA. Whatever the plan, he’ll be missed but he won’t be a stranger. Well Dunne! Jonathan.
NINA DAVENPORT is the newest member of the creative team at Clockwork VFX. She’s coming aboard as Executive Producer for the NYC (and Dubai) based animation company. She’s been at UPROAR! She’s bringing a very impressive agency background with her. Well Dunne! Nina.
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Think About This: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne from Winnie the Pooh
Yes, it is indeed 11-12-13. Math can be fun. What isn’t fun is losing good people when they leave the industry. One such soon-to-depart gem is SAMANTHA KNOWLTON. She’s been heading up the creative efforts of Scripps’ NBC affil KJRH in Tulsa since 2000 and during that time she was always a total pro with a smile you could feel over the phone lines. What has enticed Ms. Samantha away from the crazy world of TV marketing? Probably the concept of normalcy for one. She’s accepted the slot of Events Marketing Manager for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Excellent. Samantha promises to keep in touch. Well Dunne! Samantha on your new adventure.
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KTTV Los Angeles
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Think About This: “Chance favors the prepared mind.” ~ Louis Pasteur
Heading back to the south is JEFF HOLUB, who will exit his Director of Marketing slot for KTVU, FOX out in the city by the bay to take the Creative Services Director slot at CBS affil WGCL in Atlanta. In the past, Jeff headed up marketing for WXAN & WSOC in Charlotte after putting in communication time at Piedmont Gas. The U of Toledo grad did one of my all-time favorite promotions when he sent out a ransom note demanding holiday cheer, accompanied by a little white box with a red reindeer “nose” inside. Sorry that description fails to make the impact his creation did. Well Dunne! Jeff.
KENNY LAWRENCE is never going to have a problem getting an idea approved by his GM again. He’s now the GM! Kenny had recently been at CBS Atlanta where he as head of Marketing and Program Development. Mr. L heads to Lafayette, LA to be General Manager of CBS affil KLFY, owned by Young. Kenny’s background includes heading up creative at CBS in Boston (he has a degree from Plymouth State in New Hampshire) and has been creative director at Warner Bros Entertainment in LA as well as KCOP. Well Dunne! Kenny
Job Alert – Creative Services Director KJRH Tulsa
Think About This: “Put your mind, heart, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~ Swami Sivananda
The folks at KMOV TV in St Louis have the most breathtaking view from their office windows: the Arch, the mighty Mississippi, the beautiful Old Cathedral….it’s the kind of view that National Geographic photogs get. The news from KMOV has nothing to do with their view, but with their new Promotion Manager. But I bet she has the same cool view. BETH ANN GAILEY has been promoted and her CSD JOHN SWEENEY is thrilled to have had her right under his nose. She’s been writing, producing and wrangling community events – obviously doing a great job. The Cleveland native studied TV at Kent State and has worked in Raleigh as well as Las Vegas. Being in St. Louis, no doubt someone will ask her what high school she went to. Yeah, they do that there. Well Dunne! Beth Ann.
Job Alert – MARKETING AND PROMOTION WRITER/PRODUCER at WBRZ Baton Rouge Can you catch someone’s attention or change their behavior in 30 seconds? If so, WBRZ-TV, the local ABC network affiliate, is looking for you! Apply if you are an energetic and deadline- oriented marketing team player who has a love for writing and a passion for television news. The qualified candidate must be driven to win, innovative, creative, and a self-starter. Besides working for one of the few family-owned and operated stations left in the country, you will also have the opportunity to produce promos for news image, topicals and LSU sports. Strong copy writing and creative vision required. Understanding of web and social media a plus. Working knowledge of editing software and understanding of multiple digital video formats preferred. Rush your resume, demo reel and references to Noah Kozinko, Director of Marketing, or Laura Sisemore, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE
Thought for day: "You’ll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others, and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power." ~ Francine Ward
Hard work pays off…gotta believe that. And as proof, behold the new Promo Manager for FOX’s Memphis operation, ALISTAIR CLARK. His work has impressed his CSD, WAHEED ALQUASAMI, who wrote this about his new PM: “Alistair has been our promotions producer for the past three years. During that time he has helped us launch many award-winning campaigns and has been a crucial asset to our department. I have personally seen Alistair flourish into a very effective writer and cinematographer.” Well Dunne! Alistair.
Job Alert – Promotion Producer & Production Assistant WTVD Durham
ABC11 WTVD, the ABC owned station in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina is looking for our next great Promotion Producer. Producing on-air promos is just the tip of the iceberg at ABC11. You’ll be promoting our branded content on every platform including TV, radio, digital and social. Our Creative Services Department is not satisfied with doing things the way they’ve always been done. If that resonates with you, here’s the chance to join our team and the Disney ABC family. Strong writing skills and ability to edit required. One or two years’ experience as a topical/promotion producer is preferred as well as non-linear (FCP) editing experience. And of course, you will need the drive and energy to succeed in the fast-paced, ever changing world of television.
This position also includes operation of multiple robotic cameras during newscasts and other studio productions as instructed by the director. Must be able to succeed under the pressure of a live television production environment, exhibit great attention to detail, self-motivated and be a team player. Must be able to prioritize and service multiple requests, remain calm under pressure and show a willingness to learn and embrace new technologies.
Please send examples of your promotion work to Kristie Gonzales, Director of Creative Services & Local Programing, ABC11, 411 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701 or email Kristie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Interesting article on brand tie-ins on Food Network via Variety. Click here.
Think About This: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu
TVGN, which is the TV Guide Network for those who missed the name change (count me amongst you) has named NICOLE SABATINI to their SVP of Marketing slot. Yes, the same Nicole Sabatini who formerly held senior marketing posts at Bravo, Style and Nickelodeon. The Villanova grad will be in LA for all the festivities and today is her first day, if you’re reading this on November 4. Well Dunne! Nicole.
Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer Comcast SportsNet Chicago job 12553BR
Think About This: “In life, stress happens when you resist what arises.” ~ Dan Millman
Chicago’s own JAY WADHWA is quite the sport. The Manager of Local Brand Marketing and Creative Services at NBC’s WMAQ in the Windy City has a brand new gig – one they created just for him. That’s impressive. Mr. W is headed to be Senior Director of Creative Services of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. He’s a Boston U grad who’s worked for ESPN, WCBS, CBS, NBC and MSNBC. He’s gonna score big with the new gig. Well Dunne! Jay. BTW, the picture is Jay’s son in Halloween mode.
Best wishes are on the way to WNCT’s Marketing Director MARC MORRISTON, who got engaged. He’s so happy, it’s contagious. The Indianapolis bred Marc and his bride-to-be will share details later on the nuptials.
Anybody going to be giving away Halloween vodka tonics? With extra olives – guarantees your pumpkin’s safety. Please message me….
Really Hallmark Channel? Countdown to Christmas starts THIS WEEKEND?
Job Alert – Coordinator, Partner Marketing EPIX NYC Job 6309
Think About This: “There is nothing in this life that can destroy you but yourself. Bad things happen to everyone, but when they do, you can’t just fall apart and die. You have to fight back. If you don’t, you’re the one who loses in the end. But if you do keep going and fight back, you win.” ~ Alexandra Monir
To get from Fresno to Las Vegas, one has to fly or drive, circumnavigating notorious Death Valley. It looks close on the map, but takes 5 hours or more by car. When you use Google maps, the directions make it look like a smiley face. It’s what RICK NITIDO has done and he’s gotten lucky in Vegas (doesn’t everybody want that?) and landed the Promo Manager job at NBC affiliate KSNV. He had been in Fresno quite some time, working at various slots at KSEE, but when his old station was purchased and blended with another, he was able to transition to Sin City. The Connecticut native is having a blast. Well Dunne! Rick.
Think About This: "Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other, and have the courage to accept each other as we are. Do not he surprised or become preoccupied at each other’s failures – rather, see and find in each other the good, for each one of us is created in the image of God." ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
NuContext Creative out in LA has a new Creative Director. And she’s ‘bringing it’, returning to LA from NYC. LAURA FELDMAN is the lucky “go west young lady” in question. She’s been doing her creative thing for DDB Worldwide and Droga5. The Emerson grad was also Production Manager/Producer, Creative Content and Production for Disney Channels Worldwide, which means her work was on all the major Disney/ABC Networks. Very cool. Well Dunne! Laura.
Job Alert – Marketing Director AMC Network Entertainment NYC Job 00249
Think About This: “By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ~ David Mitchell in Cloud Atlas
As November ratings approach, let’s remember that the Topical writer-producers are going to be handling prime time promos – very important spots. So if you’ve been asked to do Topicals when you have been doing image or management duties, it’s a compliment. Add how much those prime Topical spots would cost if you bought them. Sure, the hours aren’t “normal” (as if there is a normal anything). But the importance of getting the best on-air possible is the goal. Feel the love.
Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director KCCI Des Moines
Job Alert – Promo Writer WMUR Manchester NH
Job Alert – Writer Producer Shooter KUTV Salt Lake City
Seen the Sprint spots with James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell? Great spots. Wish their service was.
Think About This: “Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in he shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
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
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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
You know the company that hires you really really wants you when they create a position just for you. Such is the case with LAURA MASSE, who is the new Executive Vice President, Marketing for NUVOtv out in LA. The NY-centric creative will absolutely love the LA winters. Laura, a Brand Builder Award honoree, has some serious background that includes being EVP Marketing for Crown, which is Hallmark, VP of Marketing for AMC and marketing slots at Discovery and TLC. A grad of the State University of New York at Albany, she’s also run her own consulting company.. So let’s hear it for Laura. Well Dunne!
Job Alert, part deux – Yesterday’s post about a w/p/e slot at Hearst’s WMAR in Balto should have had this link which you MUST CUT AND PASTE because, despite giving up 15 minutes attempting to get it to work with a click link, it would not. So cut and paste then use it~ go on. ALEX SHAW is rarin’ to go.
Think About This: “Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.” ~ Baltasar Gracian