Up and Down the Avenue – 10/30/03

With Noreen Szeluga’s departure from Big Deahl, Rosemary and David Deahl and Dennis Manarchy and Dan Lundmark are exploring “possible synergy” between the two companies, says Lundmark. He is currently splitting his time between the two companies as a first step. “So far that part’s been cool,” he adds.

Jim Jarmusch (“Ghost Dog,” “Stranger than Paradise”) will topline the second anniversary event Dec. 13-14. See www.movieside.com.

Scary Halloween for the 100 people we heard Burnett laid off Friday. We estimate about 2,000 ad jobs have been eliminated since 2000.

Mike LaBellarte brought Paul Hayward into his Outsider editing house as managing director and partner.

Jane Alderman won an Artios Award from the Casting Society of America for her work on “Normal,” the Jessica Lange HBO movie filmed in Downstate Normal last year.

Eight episodes of “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” that filmed here and which Jane Alderman cast, will begin airing in December.

Frankel gave creative director titles to Brendan Nash and John Menefee.

Writer/actor John Dowd’s entry, “Lives of Riley,” was among the top five finalists in the Pilot Project, sponsored by Writers Digest.com.