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August 24, 2015

Aug 23, 2015 by     Comments Off on August 24, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Beautiful Downtown Burbank…any of you remember or have seen the Johnny Carson running gag about NBC’s location? Johnny would be amazed at how Burbank has come around. It’s quite the place to office, eat, shop and live. Home to all kinds of entertainment companies and studios, it’s also where ED TUDOR is heading and will be starting his new job September 14. He’s been tapped to be Director of Affiliate Marketing for ABC, which means he’ll be moving from the east coast all the way to the west. Ed is giving up his Director of Marketing and Programming job at WVEC in Norfolk, VA. The Florida gator has worked at some amazingly fab marketing shops, like WJXT in Jacksonville, KHOU in Houston and KARK in Little Rock. He’s multi-talented and this new gig is perfect for him. Well Dunne! Ed.

Is there any better place than Hawaii for people in love? No. This weekend, Hawaii was the site for the beautiful marriage of JEREMY CLAYPOOL, Promo Manager of Fox in LA, and his lovely bride LAUREN. They are the greatest couple! So much energy and so elegant. Hawaii also hosted Jeremy’s boss, JIM LADAS. No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa.

LARRY WATZMAN who heads up creative at Atlanta’s WXIA  had a star-studded shoot last Friday. While taping LESTER HOLT of NBC Nightly News, who showed up but JEFF DANIELS, who plays main anchor Will McAvoy on HBO’s cable news operation series, The Newsroom. Well Dunne! Larry.

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer Fox Broadcasting Co Los Angeles Job 24792781

Think About This: “I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”  ~ Jimmy Carter


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October 19, 2011

Oct 18, 2011 by     Comments Off on October 19, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

There must be something magical in the water cooler down at WOFL in Orlando. Having just bid adieu to JEREMY CLAYPOOL who was headed to KNBC in LA, they are again losing another talent to the LA market. This time, ROBERT RODRIGUEZ is making the move west down I-10 to work at LA’s FOX flagship, KTTV and KCOP. Title – Promotions Manager. Robert is leaving behind fave VP Creative Service CHRIS FRIEDRICHS and his WOFL Promotion Manager title. Robert is going to work with his past boss JIM LADAS, who directed the creative efforts at FOX in DC. With a degree from Florida Atlantic U, Robert started his TV career at WSVN in his hometown of Miami where his boss was….Jim Ladas. So obviously these two make beautiful promos together. First day on the job in LA will be November 7. Safe travels Robert and Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Yes, WOFL is in need of a Promotion Manager.

Think About This: This is a repeat, but needs to be, uh, repeated.  "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”  ~  Judy Garland


August 30, 2010

Aug 30, 2010 by     Comments Off on August 30, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized


The capital of the US is being traded for the entertainment capital of the world. At least that’s what JIM LADAS is going to be doing when he leaves DC and heads to LA. Why is CSD of FOX’s duop in Washington DC heading west? To become VP of Creative Services at KTTV and KCOP, FOX’s flagships over on Bundy. Way cool! Details to come.

A thumbs up and sincere thank-you to Brian Williams and Monday night’s NBC News. The follow-up story on the people of New Orleans exemplified the power of TV news.

From the dynamic duo of  DREW FOWLER and DON SMITH out in Sacramento, who would be SO COOL to work with!

Who are we?? We’re one of most creative shops in the country. You know… the one your CSD shows you spots from, then explains why it’s “great..but will never work in this market.” We’re a real TEAM. Creative and collaborative. We put passion into everything we do, and don’t settle for less than the best promos around.

Who are you? You’re a proven operator with a killer reel and a passion for great work. You can create! Write! Shoot! Produce! Edit! You’re the person that’s known for getting it done… and exceeding expectations. You know how to make zero budget look like a million bucks. And you know how to do it ON strategy and ON deadline.

We shoot everything. Work in HD. We have 4 fully stocked Final Cut Pro suites and use them. We promote 65 hours of news between our two stations, so we do LOTS of high creative on tight deadlines. We’re located in West Sacramento, nestled between two beautiful rivers, and an hour from either San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Napa.
EOE – no phone calls please –
Drew Fowler, CBS13/CW31, Attn: Promotion Predator, 2713 KOVR Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95605

MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION ON LINE: http://www.facebook.com/l/9b259C2OgWf-PXmtW3LrzrsnRmQ;www.cbs13.com – “JOBS” link
No paper applications accepted.  Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Having a job in today’s market might be as hard to do as finding one. Especially with the long hours and all. Thank goodness napping is getting the corporate thumbs up!

Think About This:  "Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us. Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing–sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death–can take that love away." ~ Henri Nouwen

August 18, 2010

Aug 18, 2010 by     Comments Off on August 18, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized

Two..two…two mints in one. Remember that old line from a commercial for Certs?  Do they even still MAKE Certs? Well, two is the code for the creative team at Orlando’s FOX triopoly – WOFL, WRBW and WOGX. Two separate but equal Promotion Managers are onboard. ROBERT RODRIGUEZ moves down from DC where he was part of JIM LADAS’ department at FOX’s WTTG. Robert and Jim worked together at WSVN in Miami at one time and obviously they got along swimmingly. Now Robert is closer to family and assured that he will never need a snow shovel. Well Dunne! Robert.

Joining Robert as a Promotion Managetr is  JOHN LOPEZ, who didn’t have to pack moving boxes. John is a California guy, hailing from Fresno, who was most recently Promo Manager at Cox’s WFTV/WRDQ in O-town. The BYU grad has worked in the Salt Lake market as well as Seattle’s powerhouse KING. He most recently was doing production for the PR arm of the Universal Theme Parks. Well Dunne! John. See you both soon and shout out to CHRIS FRIEDRICHS.

On the complete other side of the US, KIM HATAMIYA has been promoted at Sony Pictures Television. That’s in Culver City. She’s now EVP/Marketing and has a whole lot of duties for a whole lot of entertainment. Kim has worked at Fox Kids Worldwide. Well Dunne! Kim.

Another new title bestowed is for ALLISON HOFFMAN who is already working as the VP of Creative and Brand Strategy for AMC. Her old title was Director/Consumer Marketing.  She’s worked as Director of Marketing for Rainbow Media, all in New  York City. Well Dunne!

Lots of folks sitting around their hotel rooms are seeing FOX’s promos for new fall shows.

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Think About This:  "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~ John F. Kennedy