There’s something very elegant yet laid back about Palm Springs and the whole desert that’s grown up around the Hollywood getaway. Maybe it’s the white light wrapped palm trees that stretch for miles along Palm Canyon Drive. Or the ghosts of Frank Sinatra or Bob Hope who loved the dry heat. Yet again, perhaps all the writers who decamped Los Angeles to let the desert be their muse for screenplays are leaving behind clouds of creativity. It’s a delightful place. The place where MATT PARISE has a new job! He’s the new Director of Marketing and Communication for NBC affil KMIR, now owned by Entravision. Matt got his foot in the TV door at KMIR and with the exception of a few years spent in San Diego doing promo at KUSI, he’s been doing all kinds of things and getting promotions. Matt credits the sparkling MANNY DELA ROSA with getting him into the promo world. Manny, btw, is now Manny The Movie Guy and is at the Toronto Film Fest as you read this. Such a small and fun circle of people we deal with, eh? Matt’s a great guy and we need to all send him a great big Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Creative Producer KSWB San Diego
Think About This: “She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again.” ~ JM Storm
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Following your heart. It’s what we all yearn to do; it’s on all the HR feel-good posters. But the pursuit of your heart’s desire is not easy; what if we’re not sure what it is we’re to follow? So, like Dorothy in Oz, we experience adventures and misadventures which, in the long run to our surprise, reveal our true longings. When MANNY DELA ROSA clocks out today (Friday 18th) as Creative Services Director of Palm Springs’ KMIR, he’ll be giving 100% of his attention to his heart’s desire – being Manny The Movie Guy. He’s been the movie reviewer and entertainment reporter at the NBC affiliate, building a major following. Ratings came along too. His reviews have been picked up by news operations who see the fun and attention-garnering segments as a great addition to many newscasts. Taking that leap shows Mr. DLR is following his dream. We all wish him the best and will soon be asking if your station is a good fit for Manny’s marvelous movie coverage. Well Dunne! Manny!
BRAD CRUM of FOX in DC has a very ideal Star Wars experience ahead of him. He’s got tix for Monday at DC’s Uptown Theatre in the Cleveland Park area. It’s where the Force originally showed up. Very cool. Well Dunne! Brad.
Job Alert – Promo Producer KNXV Phoenix
Think About This: "What you seek is seeking you." ~ Rumi
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Being VP and Creative Director of Integrated Marketing and Affiliate Promotion for ABC Family Channel was all very well and good. But now JEFFREY WEINSTOCK has switched gears into a faster lane (can one mix that metaphor and/or cliche?). Jeffrey’s been tapped to be VP and Creative Director of Integrated Marketing at ABC Television. Excellent! Jeffrey has been Director of Creative Services at San Francisco’s KRON as well as Manager of Affiliate Marketing for The WB TV Network. Let’s hear it for the Northwestern grad. Well Dunne! Jeffrey!
Job Alert – CSD KOAA Colorado Springs
Our Marketing Director is leaving to start her own branding firm and now we need YOU to take over the reins and keep building on our success. There’s no place more beautiful to live than Colorado Springs and no station better than #1 KOAA5, the Cordillera-owned NBC affiliate in the shadow of Pikes Peak.
If your ideas are big and bold, and you can show us something we haven’t seen a million times before, you’ll be leading an exceptional team of award-winning creatives and have the equipment and the budget to make amazing work happen every single day for the station, our viewers, and our clients. You’ll also be able to shoot and edit your own work to bring your vision to reality.
- Must be able to manage, coach, and consistently improve performance from producers and graphic designer.
- Ability to express ideas clearly, be open to changes, and execute at a very high level.
- Must be able to represent KOAA5 with clients, viewers, and community leaders.
- Highly organized and comfortable building and staying with long-range plans.
- Ability to shoot video and edit proficiently in Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Ability to manage community affairs efforts.
- Must be able to adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced, fluid work environment.
- Must be flexible and willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
To apply for this position, please send your resume and a link to your reel to Evan Pappas, President and General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. KOAA is an equal opportunity employer.
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Another excellent article by promo pro BILL HARTNETT. Enjoy.
Anybody have any thoughts on Amazon’s ‘experiment’ to see how far they can push white collar workers? The NYTimes had it front and center this weekend
Think About This: "Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth." ~ Aesop
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