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August 20, 2018

Aug 19, 2018 by     Comments Off on August 20, 2018    Posted under: Featured

August…the month when nature practically demands we slow down. Perfect for getting away, reading, painting, traveling – doing what recharges that inner spark. This August finds some of you in Africa, China and taking children and grandchildren to favorite places. It finds a lot of you dropping children off at colleges and experiencing sadness and joy and worry and nostalgia all at once. This August, as we watch the shadows shift ever so slightly, and the business we know change at the speed of light, let’s focus on the things that make us happy.

Art makes me happy and there’s no place like New Mexico where art is such a part of every moment. Our news today comes from KOAT in Albuquerque, where the incomparable CSD DEILIA RAY WILLIAMS has promoted MATT MONTOYA  to be her new Assistant Creative Services Director.  Matt’s a graphic artist, you see, which means the already great-looking KOAT marketing will have an even more exciting gleam to it. The New Mexico State grad got his start in TV at Vegas’ KLAS where he wrote, produced and edited. After being Senior Editor at Sun Media Productions he joined the Hearst ABC as Graphic Designer. Sounds like he’s in the right place with the right talent. Well Dunne! Matt.

Job Alert – Commercial Production   WENY Elmira

Job AlertPromotion Producer WRC DC (work with PATRICK STAPLETON!)

Think About This:  “I have faith in the truth, in its ability to find us…. If the truth often seems elusive when we seek it directly, perhaps it is some consolation that it also relentlessly reveals itself to us in our lives, our dreams, and the stories we tell one another.”  ~  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

May 23, 2016

May 22, 2016 by     Comments Off on May 23, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Perhaps it’s time to consider a lottery ticket purchase, PATRICK STAPLETON. Yes, you’re on a roll and things are coming your way. First off, Patrick is a new dad, having welcomed Patrick, Jr just weeks ago. Adorable to the max…I bet he’ll have his father’s smile, which is one that lights up a room. He and the Mrs., who is a Senior Producer at MSNBC, are over the moon. But wait, there’s more. In a few weeks, Papa Patrick begins a new job…one that he says is a dream come true. He’ll be moving down from NYC where he’s been a promo producer for ABC’s WABC to DC where he’ll be Promotion Manager for NBC’s WRC.  Impressive and exciting. The Chicago native is a Georgia Bulldog who honed his promo and managerial chops at WIS in Columbia, SC. He’ll be a super dad, a great Manager…and he is a sweetie top to bottom. Let’s all smile and say ‘Well Dunne! Patrick.’ And remember your friends when that lottery ticket pays off.

Think About This:  “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”  ~  Allan Chalmers

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


December 22, 2014

Dec 21, 2014 by     Comments Off on December 22, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Looking for just the right person to fill a specific creative slot takes patience, persistence and even a bit of luck. When it all comes together, the wait seems like nothing. Such is the case when ABC affil WMAR CSD ALEXANDER SHAW was on the hunt for an addition to his department. He wanted a Senior Producer/Editor and he found a perfect fit in ZACH THIELEN, who started on December 10. As Alex shared with the WMAR staff: Previously Zach worked for several years at Agora Financial in Baltimore where he produced high-concept videos, infographics and other forms of multimedia, and has also taught a screenwriting course at Howard Community College.  He comes to us with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from Syracuse University, and a degree in Screenwriting from the School of Visual Arts.  What great news from Scripps’ Balto. Well Dunne! Zach.

Our own HARRY LEGG not only rocks it behind the mic…he’s suited up (literally) and shown he has what it takes to sparkle in front of the camera as well, all thanks to the great folks at WABC, namely KRISTIE GONZALES and PATRICK STAPLETON. Ho Ho Ho and Well Dunne!  https://vimeo.com/wabccreative/review/114929576/cdc25b9dd2

Think About This:  Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching”.

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

February 28, 2014

Feb 27, 2014 by     Comments Off on February 28, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Heading north to The Big Apple is PATRICK STAPLETON. Yes, indeed, Patrick is heading into market #1 to be part of JIM GORHAM’s creative team at WABC. Patrick will be writing and producing for ABC and leaving behind the Promotion Manager slot at WIS in Columbia, South Carolina. The Chicago native, who graduated from University of Georgia, will hit NYC just about the time spring is supposed to (although this winter might linger….ouch) and will be ready when his fiancé joins him. She’s Assistant News Director at WIS. Come June, the two will walk down the aisle back in South Carolina. What a great year 2014 is proving to be for Patrick. No wonder he’s got such a big smile! Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Sr. Digital Producer Spike TV NYC

Job Alert – Writer WPIX NYC

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer Comporium Cable Rock Hill SC (Charlotte market)

Job Alert– VP Creative Services Outdoor Channel Denver

Yes, it really is international Polar Bear Day. Why not take part in the Thermostat Challenge issued by Polar Bears International to save sea ice habitat. Just turn your thermostat down two degrees. Come on…you can do two degrees for the a polar bear ~ of course you can! 

Seriously, what if I told you there was a scientifically proven way to reduce those urges one gets to smoke, eat and drink? What if I told you to play Tetris? No really, play Tetris.

Think About This:  “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”  ~ Alexandra Trenfor


September 27, 2013

Sep 26, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 27, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Telemundo Media has tapped AILEEN ANGULO to be Senior VP, On-Air Promotions for their network. She’s been consulting on both the marketing and production fronts, working with E! Entertainment, Sony Entertainment, AXN and an HBO division MAX. She’s been with Boomdog Films where she handled two years of Mexico’s Next Top Model. Aileen is a grad of Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. Muy bueno and Well Dunne! Aileen.

Interesting new Promotion Manager duty happening at NBC affil WIS in Columbia, SC. PATRICK STAPLETON is hosting Midlands Marketplace, a weekly segment that allows advertisers to do a chat and tell about their products. Patrick is their Promotion Manager. I wonder if he needs representation….

What is the title character’s name on the new Michael J. Fox Show? No. it isn’t Michael J. Fox. Its Mike Henry  – same as FOX DC’s creative leader. Just sayin’.

Going to catch Showtime’s debut Masters of Sex this Sunday night? It’s about the Masters and Johnson sex clinic. I actually did a video project for them…not THAT kind. It was most enlightening. 

Think About This: “Having never known the absence of pain, I was unaware of its presence.”  ~ sign on the Masters & Johnson office wall in St. Louis, MO