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June 21, 2017

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The best, most enduring productions aren’t going to gain you ratings. They’ll gain you diapers, 2am feedings and years of PTA duties. And more love than you ever thought possible. Of course, you also get a new title with these special productions: Mom or Dad. Or even Mimi or PawPaw – very creative options for names today. A special production was just recently completed by KARA MCNEELY, VP of Creative Services and Programming for KABC in LA. She welcomed a second little one into her family, and that is exactly like the fabled ‘happy endings’ of a Disney movie. Well Dunne! Kara and family.

If you’re wandering the casino aisles in Vegas, hoping the slots will be as hot as the temps outside, keep an eye out for SYDNEY RUBIN, TERRY KOWALSKI and KAREN YARBROUGH…they’re Well Dunne! stringers and all round fun people to boot. Cause today, with the world technology what it is, nothing that happens in Vegas is guaranteed to stay in Vegas. Hey-ooo.

Think About This: “Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immense yourself in art.”  ~  Jerry Saltz

November 18, 2015

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What was Well Dunne Talent’s MELANIE HAYNES doing this week? Shooting ABC’s The Middle with SMU grad Patricia Heaton. Yes, Ms. Mel is quite the actress…you might have seen her on WGN’s Salem (talking to you KAREN YARBROUGH). Will have air date and more info soonest. Melanie’s one amazing voice talent as well…give a listen


Well Dunne! to KCNC’s creative honcho ED CUSHING who invented the most marvelous word: Nontroversy. Noun. A manufactured controversy where none actually exists. “Did you see the nontroversey about the Starbucks cups? People will complain about anything!”


Job Alert – Digital Sales Specialist WLBT Jackson MS


Think About This:  “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”  ~  Mark Twain



Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

June 11, 2015

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Up Milwaukee way comes word that ANNE BROWN is now the go-to for creative.  Actually, the title is Director Strategy and Marketing for WITI, the Tribune-owned FOX affil. She has a news background and a journalism degree from The Ohio State University, with news stops along the way in DC, the AP, Avid and WBNS. Well Dunne! Anne, who shares the same name as a fabulous decorator and artist in Texas. 


Job Alert – KTVT in Dallas has not one but two slots…work with DAVID HERSHEY. Coolness.

SENIOR PROMO WRITER-PRODUCER

KTVT CBS 11 and TXA 21…the CBS O and O stations in Dallas-Fort Worth are looking for our next promo superstar!  You’ll be working with some of the best creative folks in the country.  It’s a collaborative environment where coming to work is actually fun.  We are undergoing a full renovation of our department which will soon become an agency-style space for our ‘11/21 Creative Services’ team.  Yes, you’ll have your own office.  We’re looking for someone who can conceptualize, write, produce, shoot, edit…basically do it all!  That’s how we all do it here.  Isn’t that why we all got into television to begin with?  If you have at least 5 years experience in producing great, award-winning creative and have a can-do attitude that matches your great skills…we want to talk to you!  Please send resume and reel (or online video demo) of your best branding spots, special report promos, topicals or other relevant work to:  David Hershey, VP Creative Services, CBS 11-TXA 21, 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth, TX 76103.  dhershey@cbs.com.  No phone calls please…we’ll call you! 

 TOPICAL WRITER-PRODUCER

KTVT CBS 11 and TXA 21…the CBS O and O stations in Dallas-Fort Worth are looking for a full-time News Topical Writer-Producer.  ‘It’s just topicals’ are words you will never hear at our station.  This position is a high priority and keeping our primetime teases the best in the market is our goal.  Can you find that tease-worthy nugget in a pile of news?   Can you write fast, edit faster and then come in the next day to see the fruits of your labor?  Can you do all that and still keep a sense of humor?  If so, we want to talk to you.   You’ll be working with some of the best creatives in the country.  We work as a team in all areas.  Please send resume and reel of your latest top 5 TOPICAL NEWS PROMOS.  Got more you want to share?  Feel free to then include any image promos/special report spots.  Send them all (or online video demo) to:  David Hershey, VP Creative Services, CBS 11-TXA 21, 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth, TX 76103.  dhershey@cbs.com.  No phone calls please…we’ll call you!

 

Think About This: (Thanks to KTAB’s KAREN YARBROUGH) “That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. That’s the thing you must, must do.”  ~ Jes Allen


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

April 17, 2015

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As promised, a wrap up of open writer producer type and graphics jobs:

 

News Promo Manager:

WEYI Flint MI


Sr. Producer:

WCPO Minneapolis

WCVB Boston

KMBC Kansas City

WKRN Nashville


Writer/Producer:

WXYZ Detroit

WKMG Orlando

WFLA Tampa

WUPA Atlanta

WAPT Jackson MS

WLKY Louisville

WISN Milwaukee

KCCI Des Moines

WMUR Manchester NH

WISH Indianapolis

WIAT Mobile

WDAF Kansas City

WXIA Atlanta


Topical:

WSB Atlanta


Promotion Coordinator:

KENS San Antonio


Client commercial Producer:

KWQC Quad Cities IL


Graphic Designer:

WRAL Raleigh

WIS Columbia SC


Animator/Producer:

WKMG Orlando


Motion Graphics:

WXIX Cincinnati


Graphic Artist:

KXAN Austin


Interesting marketing by Adobe – direct to consumer for their Adobe Marketing Cloud. Great spot. “My mom’s on Woo-Woo”. 

 

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Think About This: “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”  ~  Bob Moawad (thanks KAREN YARBROUGH for sharing this one)


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

March 11, 2013

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‘The Hat’ is back. If you got that email and work at CBS’ KOVR in Sacramento,  then you know it’s the way the station welcomed back PAUL KRAMER, now Promotion Manager under CSD DON SMITH. Paul wrote and produced at KOVR before heading across town to be Creative Services Production Manager at FOX affil KTXL.  The San Francisco State University grad also worked at American Zoetrope – yep the Coppola and Lucas film studio. What did he do there in his seven years?  He did just about everything. And how did he get the moniker ‘The Hat’? By wearing the same one. Easy question.  A big Well Dunne to you Paul. 


Abilene, Texas is just down the Interstate from Sweetwater, home of the big rattlesnake roundup. Yeah, not on the Bucket List, but interesting nonetheless.  When the brave and bold KAREN YARBROUGH (KTAB’s Creative leader) showed up at said event, just this last Friday, she showed more chutzpah than anyone else I know in TV when she skinned a rattlesnake…yes, she really skilled a rattlesnake. Perhaps a belt or the start of a great purse? Amazingly Well Dunne! Karen.


Job Alert – VP Creative Services at Madison Square Garden Entertainment Job 13-3963


Job Alert – Writer/Producer/Videographer WLUK Green Bay


Think About This: “I suppose, in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.”  ~  Irrfan Khan as the older Pi from Life of Pi

 

January 22, 2013

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KTAB’s energetic Marketing Director KAREN YABROUGH was in DC for the Inauguration, watching history in action. Very cool.  All the way from Abilene, TX. Lots of DC folks were there as well like STEVE HOUK and STAN MELTON…very cool again.


Job Alert – Promotion Manager at WBAL Baltimore


Job Alert – VP of Marketing for WWE Stamford, CT


Job Alert – CSD at WWL TV in New Orleans


As a public service, you should know about  Influenza sorbet. Good for what ails ya – and delicious. 


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Think About This: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”  ~  Martin Luther King, Jr.