April 15, 2010

Kitay Productions, Inc. continued to expand its role at the CBS College Sports Network during the college winter sports season, producing features, original shows, studio programming, and providing master control coordination for live remotes.

During the college sports year, Kitay Productions produced three complete episodes of a thirty-minute interview show called “One2One,” whose subjects included then-Tennessee head football coach Lane Kiffin, Florida head football coach Urban Meyer, Army head football coach Rich Ellerson, and Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo.  Kitay Productions coordinated, directed, and produced the on-location interviews with talent Christine Brennan of USA Today, in addition to writing scripts, and directing all editing sessions to deliver the shows.

Joel Kitay was also sent to Springfield, Mo., for four days to produce “CBS Sports Spectacular:  Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions” in February.  The resulting thirty-minute original program highlighted the action at the 26-year old high school basketball tournament sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, which is considered to be one of the top prep tournaments in the nation.  Many soon-to-be college basketball stars were part of the show, including Joe Jackson (Memphis), Bradley Beal (Ohio State), Fab Melo (Syracuse), Will Sheehey (Indiana), and Ian Miller (Florida State). 

Kitay Productions also produced several features for the network, including one about former Air Force football player Charles “Spanky” Gilliam, Marshall freshman men’s basketball player Hassan Whiteside, Kansas State men's basketball coach Frank Martin, and Georgetown men's lacrosse player Craig Dowd. 

During the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Joel Kitay worked full-time at the CBS College Sports facility, producing and editing highlight teases set to music by the Goo Goo and producing features for shows including "Salute to the Final Four," and "Guardians of the Game." 

Finally, Joel Kitay worked throughought the basketball season as a Live Remote integration coordinator, directing the clean transition from one live remote game broadcast to the next, on nights when the network had back-to-back live game broadcasts.

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