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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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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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Media News Briefing 2/10/2017

Theme: The grass is always greener on the other side of the digital/linear divide. Also, Facebook wishes to devour everything- just this week includes them trying to absorb market share from Craigslist, Snapchat, TV Advertising, weather apps, and using email for password recovery.   Advertising Snapchat wants 9 figure upfronts. Given that almost all...
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Media News Briefing 1/31/2017

This is the first in a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Theme: A few of the major platforms are making money. Everyone else? Not so much. Advertising News Like it or not, advertising is crucial to both linear and digital entertainment. Given the...
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1620 Media Participates In Great California ShakeOut Drill

Proud to announce that 1620 Media participated in this year’s Great California ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill! Air horns went off as we followed the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill: DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!) Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table and, HOLD ON to shelter and be prepared Earthquakes occur without any...
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Pilgrim’s COO Gretchen Stockdale Featured as B&C’s Top Dealmaker 2016

Read the original article from The Business of Television: Broadcasting & Cable here. We’re so excited to see Pilgrim’s COO Gretchen Stockdale featured as Broadcasting & Cable‘s Top Dealmaker in the August 2016 issue! This list features the top class of B&C Dealmakers and highlights the best stuff on-screen, these dealmaking productions are highly serialized and never end...
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