USA Network named a new marketing honcho. Congrats to SANDRA SCHRON, whose title is now VP Production, under which marketing and digital plus brand strategy will fall. She’s been upped from her previous post of director of production on-air, marketing division. A grad of St. Francis College, she has a background in ops and marketing, with successful stints at Lifetime and SyFy (she played a big part in that rebrand). Based in NYC, Sandra is also a member of TV Diva Network Alliance. That sounds like way too much fun. Well Dunne! Sandra.
Let’s see a show of hands…how many have watched the TV holiday classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Wow..a lot of you. Sadly, the voice of Rudolph has died. That voice was done by Billie Mae Richards who was 88.
RAB Radio Show is sold out. Great news. So for those going, while you’re there, don’t miss what promises to be the most fun session (and informative to boot) called Where are the Writers? Hosted by Ron Chapman, who I’ve listened to in Dallas and loved, the panel is legendary – Dick Orkin of Radio Ranch, Chris Smith of The Richard Group and Well Dunne! Talent’s own legend, MARK DRISCOLL.
The LATIMES takes on that out-in-the-open secret of TV News stories being income generating segments. Obviously, not at stations where trust is an issue.
Think About It: "I am in between stories. The old one is gone, and the new one is just beginning to take shape. When we already have a story we are heavily identified with, whether we appear to like this story or not, it is difficult to stay awake, to watch our thoughts and feelings without letting them dictate our actions. A clear story about who we are makes it hard to wait and let our actions arise from the deep and open emptiness of experiencing who we are right now, makes it difficult to allow actions to arise that may be inconsistent with how our story says we should move." ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer