CTTDCute Things They Do
CTTDColumbia TriStar Television Distribution
CTTDClosed Tube Thoracostomy Drainage
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CTTD's cunrrent firstrun slate includes syndie strips "The Ricki Lake Show," "Judge Hatchett" and "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," as well as weeklies "V.I.P.," "Sheena" and "Battle Dome."
In addition to overseeing syndie and cable series development and production, Krasnoff's integral to the company's licensing and merchandising activities as they relate to CTTD programming as well as international co-productions and joint efforts between CTTD and Col TriStar TV's domestic network and international divisions.
"V.I.P.," which CTTD is following up this fall with the jungle-set "Sheena," has many ancillary revenue streams.
During Mosko's eight-year career at CTTD, he was a key player, Harris says, in racking up big dollars for the reruns in both cable TV and TV syndication of "Seinfeld," "Mad About You," "The Nanny," "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Designing Women."
Thurston is credited with CTTD's launch of "Seinfeld," at $2 billion still the highest-grossing offnet series.
For example, CTTD's "Seinfeld" has grossed almost $1.5 billion in domestic syndication.
Fox didn't have the primetime slots for CTTD's box office disappointments --"Arlington Road," "Go," "The Thirteenth Floor" and "Idle Hands"--whereas USA was quite interested in them, particularly since it could also use "The Thirteenth Floor" and "Idle Hands" on its sister network the Sci-Fi Channel.
CTTD (Columbia TriStar Distribution) tested the syndication waters with an edited version of "The Larry Sanders Show," but minimal interest from TV stations prodded the syndicator into selling the uncut reruns to HBO, which had nurtured the originals into one of the most talked-about series on television from 1992 to 1998.
* TV Land will add six off-network series to its schedule for the first time, starting with "Maude" from CTTD (Columbia TriStar TV Distribution) in August.
"We have the programs, and we have the ability to put together creative packages, and we have the ability to promote them," said Barry Thurston, prexy of CTTD.
CTTD has put together a package of 130 half-hours comprising "Stooges" shorts, wrap-arounds and interstitials offering appropriately irreverent info on the beloved comedy trio.
Thurston, who would not identify the show's two broadcast network suitors that lost out to TBS, said a main reason CTTD decided to go with TBS was because the cable web agreed to commit to a full season of 22 episodes without seeing a pilot.