|The Producer Page: August 2000
It's a short newsletter, for reasons which will become clear when you check out Producers on the Move.
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IN THIS ISSUE...
Instead of using cutlines like "Coming Up" or "Next" on our teases, we utilize headlines on each tease, which are input by the producer as a CG when writing them before the show. One night, I was in a hurry and inadvertently got some of my stories mixed up: The cutline for a kicker about a musical performance: "DRUG & BUGLE CORPS."
Another local station was doing a satellite shot with a weather anchor who was in the middle of a long mountain bicycle ride that's very popular in Colorado. During the liveshot, the group of cyclists had just ended their ride for the day and were sitting down for dinner. The studio anchor asked what was being served, the answer was Mexican food, to which the studio anchor said "I know you're riding tandem, so you might want to steer clear of those bean burritos."
Future dates and locations:
KVUE24 Writer/Producer ROGER SEABROOK is moving from the world of broadcasting to broadband and new media to become a Consultant at Concero (http://www.concero.com) you can contact him there at email@example.com after July 20th.
DERRALL STALVEY accepts his first producer's position at WATE-TV (ABC) in Knoxville, TN. He is currently interning at Dateline NBC in New York and begins his new job in early August.
ALICE MAIN, after three years as executive producer at WLS-TV in Chicago, leaves her post to spend more time with her children and pursue freelance projects. She is also the founder/editor of The Producer Newsletter and The Producer Page, both of which will continue. Alice's last day at WLS is expected to be Sept. 1. (see below)
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The Producer Newsletter is edited by Alice Main, (soon to be former) executive producer at WLS-TV in Chicago. Robert Stewart, professor of journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, has put it all onto the web, in individual newsletter form and as The Producer Book. Job openings are posted there as they are received. Everything about The Producer is free. You can see it all at www.scripps.ohiou.edu/producer. Send all submissions (articles, jobs, etc) to AJMain@email.com.