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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
Ya gotta give points to anybody who sticks to their beliefs, no matter how difficult things get at times. One of Well Dunne! Talent’s own has been supporting marijuana legalization for quite some time, and has taken a lot of flack for it. Now, however, KEVIN GASSMAN seems to have found the ideal job that combines his pot stance and his radio talents. He’s got his own show on KHIGH 1580, the AM station in Colorado Springs that, as NBC describes it, celebrates the stoner’s lifestyle. KHIGH changed their format last week from all-sports to all pot. Gas, as he likes to be called, is one of their hosts, Monday through Friday 10a to Noon. Listen live and while you’re at it, Well Dunne! Gass.
Pretty cool spots for the upcoming Mayweather v Pacquiso fight with kudos going to 2C Media out of Miami as well as HBO Sports and Showtime Sports. And MILO, a motion capture robot. Who would ever think you’d read a sentence like that! Super spots…check it out by clicking here. .tv/home/design/mayweather-vs.-pacquiao
Think About This: “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ~ John Wesley (thanks to KTAB’s Karen Yarbrough)
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Another TV creative is doing the right thing (thanks Spike Lee)… Family is the first priority for many, and for WAHEED ALQUWASMI, it’s everything. He’s going to take care of a family member, and so he’s resigned from his slot as CSD at Memphis’ FOX affil WHBQ. If you’re reading this on Feb 27, that’s his last day. He’ll be available for freelance in a bit, and I want you all to know how talented he is and put him on the top of your radar. Well Dunne! Waheed.
Those in the Phoenix area (not chasing llamas) should know that Saturday is America Loves Bacon Festival in Chandler. Valley of the Sun’s own KEVIN GASSMAN (and Well Dunne! Talent) was kind enough to point this out, and he might be going. You can spot him – he is a dead ringer for the actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – VP Creative Marketing HBO NYC
Job Alert– Promotion Manager, WXIN, Indianapolis, IN:
WXIN, a Tribune Broadcasting station is looking Promotion Manager to assist the Creative Services Director in all aspects of promotion and marketing for the station. The Promotion Manager will supervise the on-air writer/producers and is responsible for promotion production technologies as well as writing, producing and editing of all on-air promotional materials.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1. Assists Creative Services Director with the development of concepts and strategies for selected programming, including formulating a marketing strategy, creating themes, selecting media,assigning facilities and personnel, and coordinating all elements needed to produce effective advertising campaigns.
2. Works closely with news managers and reporters to effectively promote local news with topical and image promotion.
3. Supervises the on-air promotion writer/producers, their performance and provides feedback.
Manages and schedules the use of Creative Services facilities.
4. Supervises the Creative Services coordinator in strategic scheduling of promotional announcements as well as entry of on-air announcements into the traffic system.
5. Coordinates production of video design materials with the Art Department.
6. Selects programs from programming schedule, establish a marketing strategy in consultation
with the Creative Services Director, and assigns projects to writer/producers.
7. Represents the Creative Services Department in technology matters. Trains writer/producers
in the use of all technologies used including computer-based non-linear editing systems, presentation platforms and on-line applications.
8. Works with sales management and advertising clients to develop ideas for value-added projects such as promotional contests, sweepstakes or personal appearances by station staff.
Conceptualizes sales tie-ins, obtain client approvals and coordinates project through completion.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent related experience. Minimum of 3 years experience in local
television. Experience in news, entertainment, sports, sales promotion, and video production required.
Previous experience in management helpful but not required. Computer Skills including non-linear editing, traffic systems and word processing needed. A basic understanding of budgeting and spreadsheets to maximize labor and cost efficiency also useful.
To apply log onto: http://fox59.com/jobs-at-fox59/ or visit TribuneMedia.com and click on careers.
You can also email Bob St.Charles, Creative Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org NO CALLS PLEASE.
Good bye February. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Think About This: "We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." ~ Marian Wright-Edelman
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MORGAN FOREMAN is keeping warm this winter up in Lincoln, Nebraska with a new job. She’s the new Promotion Manager at ABC affil KLKN, where before now, she had been the go-to lady for commercial production, with the title Creative Services Director. At no time was she ever part of the Foreman grill, just in cast that popped into your head. A very happy, peppy Morgan loves video production, and if you love what you do, it just comes through. The Iowa native has worked at Des Moine’s ABC affil WOI, too. She has a degree from Buena Vista University, which is in Hawkeye state and not part of Disney World, but ironically, she did at one time work at Disney World in Orlando. It’s a small world after all. Well Dunne! Morgan.
FOX DC’s COSMO LOSCO, who is officially the Promotion Manager of WDCA, MyTV in the capital, is one busy guy on…and off…the job. He put together a production company back in October – named it Innovation Media. Now he and producing partner SARAH FRASER are debuting their first series, Hey Frase! Catch it this coming Tuesday at 10 pm via UStream at innovationpictures.com and each consecutive Monday thereafter. The show can be watched on any computer, smartphone or tablet. Most impressed Cosmo. Well Dunne!
Phoenix peeps…check out Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN GASSMAN who’s going to be on AZ TV 7/13’s Arizona Sports and Lifestyle Magazine at noon. Tune in.
This marks the 1,200th posting of the Well Dunne! blog. Thank you all for your information, your comments, your support and your creativity. A special thanks to all who have called when they need the best voices for their projects. Here’s to another 1,200+.
Think About This: "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." – Carrie ten Boom
Bi-cultural, bi-lingual and a Yale man to boot. That’s the 411 on WHIT HASKEL, just named VP of Marketing and Business Development for Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus and the associated websites. What a great slot for a guy who’s been VP of Marketing and Comm for the LA Galaxy (the pro soccer team for those who won’t google it). Whit has worked for the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Football in Spain), Feld Entertainment, Liberman Broadcasting where he had the title Dir of Marketing and Promotion, and VP Strategic and Hispanic Marketing for The Ballpark Ad Agency. He’s also founder of Umbral Yoga and The Trias Group. Wow. Well Dunne! Whit.
Martha Stewart doesn’t do anything in a small way. And it’s always with a flourish that makes it tres Martha. That’s also the way to describe the mega marketing plan that will accompany Martha’s show debuting on Hallmark Channel on Sept 13. It’s all under the direction of SUSANNE MCAVOY, Senior Vice President of Marketing, who has planned everything from signs in Macy’s to on-air and online to even working with local female running clubs. No doubt there will be thank you notes involved at some point. The entire campaign gets a Well Dunne!
Makin plans for Friday night in LA? Gonna be in Hollywood on The Strip? Then stop by Red Rocks and check out Well Dunne!’s KEVIN GASSMAN.
There’s very little ice, ice baby in Palm Beach, FL, but that’s where Vanilla Ice is going to host his new DIY Show in which he remodels, renovates, and generally makes pretty a 7,000 sq ft place. Yes, you’ll be able to see the step-by-steps – it is the DIY Channel after all. Can’t wait to hear how to make the pool prettier!~
Excellent article that outlines what NOT TO DO when you’re in charge. And people, PLEASE feel free to direct this to those who need to read it.
This, btw, marks the 750th post on the Well Dunne! blog. Thanks for reading it and sharing your life events with us all.
Think About This: “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death” ~ Robert Fulgham
Odd sort of day, this Monday. But, as Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN GASSMAN likes to point out, it’s all good. Awaiting a call back from TJ KING, the new Branding Manager at Jacksonville’s WAWS FOX combo. No doubt he’s busy. More info coming at you when I know. Thanks to CSD BUFFY WALSH for the info.
Job Alert: PROMOTION MANAGER
KPRC Local 2 / Houston, TX
Local 2 in Houston is searching for a “hands on” Promotion Manager to complete our award winning team. If you have a fun personality, the drive to be the best, and you’re ready to work in a highly competitive top ten market; we are looking for you. It’s a team oriented shop where everybody pitches in to do great work. You can check out what we do @ youtube.com/Local2Promo.
Responsibilities include: Assisting Creative Director with developing promotion marketing strategies and priorities. Supervise day to day operation of both Design and Promotion Departments. Write/produce/edit, Station Image, News Series Promos, PSA’s, and Station Event promos based on market research. Oversee off-air promotion, production, and trafficking.
Supervise and mentor writing staff. Interface with topical writer/producers and news department in the execution of daily topical promotion. Oversee topical promotion of station web site. Identify daily opportunities to reach target audience through social media and other promotional vehicles. Input and maintain promotion inventory in Wide Orbit. Communicate and interact effectively with other departments. Complete special projects as assigned.
All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Three (3) years local television promotion/supervisory experience required. Four (4) year college degree with emphasis on advertising/marketing/television production preferred. Excellent organization, communication, writing, producing, and editing skills are necessary. The ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects is essential. Experience in field production, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 4, and the Cannon 5d SLR Camera are a plus.
You must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under Texas law. Any offer of employment is conditioned on successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.
For consideration, please send resume, cover letter indicating position of interest, and your memorable DVD or Beta SP reel to:
KPRC-TV Attn: Gary Thomas Wann / Creative Services Director
P.O. Box 2222
Houston, TX 77252
E-mails accepted at email@example.com
PROMAX news: Emerging Media Workshop is set for April 22 in NYC. It’s a product of the PromaxBDA Innovations Committee and will be hosted by The Ebeling Group at their place, 227 W. 29th Street, 12th Floor; New York, NY. Gotta be a PROMAX member to attend. RSVP today firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think About This: "Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer." ~ Barbara de Angelis
What a Monday. Let’s embrace the here and now and run with it. Of course, it’s sunny where I am and that helps…sorry about that storm Ida over on the Gulf…
Up Chicago way, NBC’s WMAQ’s JAY WADHWA has a new title. He’s now Director, Local Brand Marketing. His old title was Manager of Creative Services. Sounds good. Well Dunne! Jay.
Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN GASSMAN kicks off a new gig this Friday. Scottsdale-based Gass (he insists on calling himself that) will host a radio show – MyStudio Radio. It’s on KWSS FM and also online, so everybody can give it a listen. Starts at 2pm Arizona time and you can hear it via mystudio.net Well Dunne! Kevin.
Speaking of Well Dunne! Talent (how smooth was that? Ha) MARK DRISCOLL did the coolest movie promo for the latest in the popular vampire tales. Take a listen and get those goosebumps.
Think About This: “Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson