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Soufra Documentary Debuts at DOC NYC Fest!

With courage, tenacity & a dream, Mariam Shaar and Soufra team show us what’s possible when refugee entrepreneurs have access to opportunity. Director Thomas Morgan explains, “I never wanted to tell a political story. This is a story of underdogs.” The documentary highlights the story of entrepreneur and refugee Mariam Shaar as she, and...
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Streaming & Digital News 11/10/17

DOJ May Make AT&T Ditch All of Turner The Department of Justice announced today that they will require AT&T to drop either DirectTV or Turner (which includes CNN) from the Time Warner deal. Although there are legitimate concerns from the DOJ concerning how much of the media industry the combined AT&T and Time Warner...
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11/6/17 Streaming and Digital News

This article is part of a series of news updates created by 1620 Media’s staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom. Facebook Buys tbh Facebook picked up teen polling app tbh for under $100 million (to avoid regulatory approval). The app has picked up 5 million downloads in the past 9 weeks and is well on...
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11/6/17 Streaming and Digital News

This article is part of a series of news updates created by 1620 Media’s staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom. Facebook Buys tbh Facebook picked up teen polling app tbh for under $100 million (to avoid regulatory approval). The app has picked up 5 million downloads in the past 9 weeks and is well on...
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Soufra Documentary Wins Best Arabic Feature Documentary and Cinema for Humanity Audience Prize at El Gouna Film Festival

We’re honored to announce that Soufra – Film— our first documentary film collaboration at Pilgrim Media Group with Rebelhouse Group won  Best Arabic Feature Documentary and the Cinema for Humanity Audience Prize during its world premiere at El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt.  Congratulations to Mariam Shaar for allowing us to tell her incredible journey as the world’s most unlikely entrepreneur straight out of Burj al...
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1620 Media Crew Heads To Orlando For Spooky Empire!

Last weekend, 1620 Media ventured to Spooky Empire horror convention in Orlando, Florida to film the first footage for our upcoming documentary. We followed film stars Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert around the convention, getting a sense of the horror convention world and the people and talent that bring it to life. During our time...
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Media News Update 3 10 2017

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. News & Trends you might have missed: Investigative Journalism as Content Marketing Twitch transforming into “normal” social media Why Snap influencers are jumping ship The Young Turks hit 6 billion views, but...
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Media News 3/3/2017

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Pinterest Entering Mobile AR Fray Pinterest built a visual search engine, Lens, that allows you to take a picture of a product and it will find the Pins that match it. For reference-...
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Media News 2/24/17

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Theme: The Trough of Disillusionment is a bad place to be. If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, it is part of Gartner’s classic hype cycle. After an innovation is announced and...
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Media News Briefing 2/17/17

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Theme: The scale of the internet titans forces everyone to have to defensively react to them; they take up sufficient space and can move at sufficient speed that ignoring a Google or Facebook...
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