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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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Kings of Conversation After-Show Premieres Tonight on Comic-Con HQ!

Kings of Conversation after-show is featured in CNN here. It’s finally here! Kings of Con premieres tonight on Comic-Con HQ with our after-show #KingsofConversation. The scripted comedy centers on Supernatural stars Richard Speight, Jr. and Rob Benedict as they hit the convention circuit where hijinks are sure to ensue. These weekly calamities arise, not from their passionate fan base, but from the...
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1620 Media Attend The Cynopsis Model D Awards As Finalists

Thank you The Cynopsis Model D Awards for bringing together innovators and creators of all kinds. Pilgrim Studios and 1620 Media were honored to be finalists in the Cynopsis Media Model D Awards! Cynopsis Media Model D Awards celebrate innovators in the world of online video content and advertising including those contributing and elevating branded content, technology, ad...
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1620 Media Attends The Collective LA Conference

Last Friday, 1620 Media had the pleasure to attend The Collective LA, a conference dedicated to connecting top bloggers and brands in the world of fashion, food and travel. With the growing impact of digital media, everyone has the ability to share their story but it’s the quality of storytelling that separates the good from...
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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 Media Group CEO Craig Piligian (“The Runner”) Named Next TV NY Innovator of the Year

Read the original article from VideoInk here. Craig Piligian, Pilgrim Media Group founder and CEO and executive producer of Go90’s “The Runner,” has been named the first Next TV NY Innovator of the Year. The award will be presented on Oct. 19 at the 4th Annual NYC Television and Video Week (Oct. 17-20) during the closing session of the Next TV Summit &...
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Craig Piligian Featured on Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report 2016!

Congratulations to our President and CEO, Craig Piligian for being featured in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report 2016! Read the original article from Variety here. Excerpt from the article below: Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios — home to Discovery’s “Fast N Loud” and “Street Outlaws,” NatGeo’s “Wicked Tuna” and Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters” — sold an ownership stake...
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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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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Present the Perfect Summer Reality-TV Show

“The Runner” is featured in Vanity Fair written here. Remember back in the early aughts when TV competition shows were the thing? You had Survivor, The Amazing Race, and my personal favorite, The Mole, which towered over them all largely because of its delightful, turtlenecked host, Anderson Cooper (yeah, he went on to be fairly successful when reality-TV hosting didn’t pan out so...
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Huffington Post Features “Julia and Walter” Viral Video

Huffington Post wrote an article about the “Julia and Walter” video produced by 1620 Media and Pasadena Humane Society. Read the original story here. They’re a match made in heaven. A recently released video by 1620 Media and the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA in California features the beautiful bond between Julia, who is deaf, and her rescue dog...
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CBS News Features “Julia and Walter” Viral Video

CBS News wrote an article on our viral video in partnered with Pasadena Humane society called “Julia and Walter”. Read the original story here. A 10-year-old girl is sharpening her sign language skills with an unusual student — her 7-month-old puppy named Walter. The pair, who were both born deaf, became best friends the...
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Yahoo Features 1620 Media Viral Video “Julia and Walter”

Yahoo! featured our “Walter and Julia” video in partnered with the Pasadena Humane Society on their website. Read the original news story here. Julia and Walter were made for each other. They were both born deaf, and when they saw each other at Pasadena Humane Society in California, it was basically love at first sight. The Pasadena Humane Society...
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“Julia and Walter” Pasadena Video Featured On People.com

People.com  featured our “Walter and Julia” video in partnered with the Pasadena Humane Society on their website. Read the original story here. Julia and Walter were meant to be. That’s the message in this video posted on the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s Facebook page on Tuesday.  But what’s also being conveyed here is that there’s someone out...
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