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CuriosityStream Breaks The Sound Barrier With The Original Docuseries SPEED – Premiering April 2019

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CuriosityStream – the award-winning streaming and on-demand destination from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks – invites viewers to buckle up for a riveting thrill-ride chronicling humanity’s innate need for speed. Premiering in April, the four-part docuseries SPEED tells the story of humankind’s instinctive desire to explore and invent. Featuring breakneck pacing and stunning 4K visuals, SPEED follows host and engineering expert Sean Riley as he transports us to some of history’s greatest transportation breakthroughs, pilots the modern machines of today, and forecasts the mind-blowing game changers that await us in the decades to come.

“SPEED is the quintessential CuriosityStream project; as it combines historical and technological insights with mesmerizing visuals and engrossing storytelling for programming that is hugely entertaining and thoroughly enlightening,” said John Hendricks, Chairman and Founder of CuriosityStream. “We partnered with Arrow Media to produce SPEED using heart-pounding action to connect the transportation methods of our distant ancestors to our dreams of how we could travel in the future.”

The first episode of SPEED finds Riley testing past methods that early inventors used to conquer their terrain and fully explore the land where they live. Beginning with a look back at the invention of “the puffing devil” – or steam engine – in 1809; Riley connects the dots to the eventual construction of the first coast-to-coast railroad in the U.S. later in the 19thcentury and explores how it changed our nation forever. Fast forward to modern day and audiences strap in for a ride on the L-Zero magnetic levitation train in Japan that can reach speeds of up to 374 miles per hour. No road trip is complete without the automobile, and Riley connects the development of Ford’s Model T on the first assembly lines to the driverless and autonomous cars of tomorrow.

“Tracking down rare examples of historic vehicles and getting access to the latest technologies still in development meant traveling around the world non-stop for months and following the story wherever it took us,” said Riley. “I’m passionate about helping people better understand both where we’ve been and where we’re going – and connecting how science and technology drive our modern-day world.”

In subsequent episodes, Riley leads viewers across seas, through the skies, and into space to Mars and beyond. SPEED gives viewers a test drive of the machines that take us faster, farther and higher; and also introduces them to the people that build them. Topics span from the ancient outriggers that first connected distant islands to tomorrow’s travel to interplanetary colonies. With renowned scientists and engineers leading illuminating demonstrations, SPEED captures the past, present and future of our innate dynamic nature in thrilling fashion.

“With SPEED, we have created the perfect programming for the insatiably curious and for adrenaline junkies by combining thrilling action with unparalleled production values and leading topical experts,” said CuriosityStream President and CEO, Clint Stinchcomb. “It’s the epitome of documentary entertainment for today’s viewers – captivating content that engages your intellect and takes you on a wild ride.”

“SPEED is the remarkable story of innovative engineers who never took no for an answer and who have defined our world. These great minds made it their life’s work to create machines whose speed would have a profound impact on humanity,” said Tom Brisley, Creative Director for Arrow Media. “Finding rich stories and turning them into a thrilling narrative for a global audience is at the heart of Arrow Media’s programming experience. CuriosityStream is one of the leading factual platforms in the world and we are honored to be working with them on such a prestigious series.”

SPEED premieres in 4K and HD on CuriosityStream in April 2019. Watch the trailer and sign up for updates at CuriosityStream.com/speed/.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

SPEED: Episode 1 – Across Continents
This is the remarkable story of innovative engineers who refused to take no for an answer. Great minds that made it their life’s work to create machines that have inspired and aided future generations to speed the pace of innovation with transportation on land. Follow this journey through time to explore what these creators faced in the race to expand humanity and where we go from here.

SPEED: Episode 2 – Across Oceans
From Polynesian Catamarans through to personal submarines, seafaring has been pushing the boundaries since the beginning of time. Battling the odds through rough weather and treacherous seas, we sail through discovering just what made ancient ships so efficient and how the industrial revolution helped us speed into a new generation of sailing. Travel through time to experience the highs and lows of aquatic transportation.

SPEED: Episode 3 – Into the Skies
Journeying through time we explore how audacious engineers take to the skies. From the original propeller flown planes to the invention of the jet engine that made it possible for everyone to soar through the sky. Sean Riley charts our course through the wild blue yonder in a look back at the original challenges of air travel and a forecast of what’s next in aviation.

SPEED: Episode 4 – Into Space
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” We have come a long way since the first moon landing, however we cannot forget the great minds that put them there. Exploring the trailblazing engineers who invented the rocket and the great minds that are continuing to break records in space we will also take you on a journey through the theoretical ideas around space and how we move through it.

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‘Long Gone By’ to Premiere at HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival 2019

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From Acclaimed Filmmaker Andrew Morgan and Untold Films Comes a Feature Narrative Film, Starring Erica Muñoz, Portraying The Impossible Realities of Undocumented Latinx Immigrants

HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival has just announced the premiere details for LONG GONE BY, starring Erica Muñoz who is also the associate producer, directed by Andrew Morgan and produced by Emily Morgan. The film will premiere on Saturday August 17, 2019 at 2pm at AMC Times Square.
LONG GONE BY tells the tale of Ana Alvarez, a single mother from Nicaragua living in Warsaw, Indiana with her teenage daughter, Izzy. When a routine check in leads to a deportation order, life as Ana knows it ends. The timing could not be worse as Izzy has just been accepted to Indiana University, a dream that becomes a nightmare when she discovers that because of her immigration status she will not qualify for the needed scholarships or federal aid. Faced with an impossible reality of a lifetime away from her daughter, Ana decides to risk everything in a last chance effort to leave Izzy’s tuition paid before her time runs out. An intimately unnerving portrait of a woman willing to sacrifice everything to give her daughter the chance at a life she never had.
Said director, Andrew Morgan, “There is nothing in my life that comes close to relating to what we witness Ana and Izzy go through in this film. The prospect of facing a lifetime away from my children is a nightmare I have never had to imagine. For me that reality, as I listened to the stories of families being torn apart gave me the motivation to do something in my own way to shine a light on these issues and ideas.” Said lead Erica Muñoz, “I’ve seen people forced into impossible situations. Parents having to make unthinkable decisions in order to try to give their children a better life. Since we shot the film, the horrors are only amplified.” These issues are what drove the cast and crew to create LONG GONE BY, and the effect of the film is palpable.
The film was set and shot on location in Warsaw, Indiana. Morgan wanted to portray the classic small town America through the eyes of an outsider. He said “I absolutely loved working there, the entire community was so helpful and it gave the film a look and feel that I really love.”

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“Andrew is focused, driven, kind, incredibly patient, and ridiculously talented.  Working with him was, without question, the most rewarding professional experience of my life,” said lead and Associate Producer, Erica Muñoz. “The rest of the team – in particular, Emily Morgan, his wife and producing partner, created an environment where everyone felt so supported in every conceivable way.”

The filmmakers responsible for LONG GONE BY are very excited to be premiering at the 16th year of HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival. Muñoz has been following the festival since its inception. She says “the spotlight on Latinx creatives has created opportunities for so many filmmakers like myself. It’s by passing the gate keepers and opening the door for unknown talent to be seen.”
LONG GONE BY premieres at HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival August 17, 2019 at 2pm at AMC Times SquareTickets can be purchased here.
Director’s Statement from Andrew Morgan:
“No storyline has continued to haunt me over the last few years like the one surrounding immigrant families in this country. As I got the chance to spend time with some of these families and hear first hand about the fear that overshadows their lives, I knew I wanted to find a way to tell a story set against this backdrop that opened up space for more conversation, humanity and love.
When we look back at this moment years from now, I believe the struggle facing immigrant families in this country will be one of most defining challenges of our time. But for millions of people this is not about history it is about their story. There are roughly eleven million undocumented immigrants currently living in the US. Two-thirds have lived in this country for more than a decade and have fled countless cases of corruption and violence in search of basic opportunity for their families.
While dramatized in the film, Ana’s story is one that encapsulates the dream turned nightmare facing so many immigrants today. The story serves to humanize her struggle and in so doing asks larger questions about what kind of a society we are choosing to create. One in which our common values of hard work, family and increased opportunity for all give way to a more narrow American story in which far too many people are forced to make impossible choices for those they love.
One of the things I love most about film is that it can open a space for us to think and feel more deeply. It gives us the opportunity to encounter things we thought we understood in a whole new way. In spending time with these characters, I have come to see their story as both foreign and familiar to us all. It is a story about struggle, sacrifice, family, and what is at stake when the laws regarding the outsider threaten to betray our truest values.”
About Andrew Morgan (Director): 
Andrew Morgan is an internationally recognized filmmaker focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work spanning narrative and documentary storytelling for multiple film and new media projects that have been filmed and released all over the world. The New York Times described his unique style as “gentle, humane investigations,” and Vogue Magazine wrote that it is “evidence that each of us can act as a catalyst for change within our own lives and work together towards a greater good.” He lives in LA with his wife Emily, their four children and a dog named Lady.
About Erica Muñoz (Lead Actress/ Associate Producer):
Erica Muñoz is an actress and producer known for her roles in the the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical, RENT,  Grey’s AnatomyNumb3ers, & Jericho. More recently, she was featured in O.A.R.’s “Miss you all the Time” video directed by Rudy Mancuso, & is currently shooting the lead role opposite Renee Victor in the feature, City of Crows.  She lives in LA with her husband and two children and continues to work on television, film, theatre and print work.
LONG GONE BY Online:
HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival Ticket Link: https://nylatinofilmfestival.com/2019/movies/long-gone-by/
Official website: LongGoneByMovie.com
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The 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Takes Place September 8th, 2019 in Los Angeles

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Eva Longoria to be Recognized with the Beacon Award Presented by ADWEEK

ADCOLOR, the premier organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, announced their 2019 Honorees and Nominees at ADCOLOR Live in the Facebook Live Studios.

The organization also announced the 2019 class of ADCOLOR FUTURES, a program that chooses the best and brightest professionals who are one to three years into their career to attend the annual conference and awards show which will take place September 6th through the 8th at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Actor, director, producer and activist, Eva Longoria was recognized as the 2019 Beacon Award presented by ADWEEK, the leading resource for the brand marketing and advertising community.  “There is no better honoree to set the tone of Adweek’s inaugural Beacon Award than Eva Longoria,” said Lisa Granatstein, Editor, SVP, Programming, Adweek. “From her formidable seven-year-old Eva Longoria Foundation that empowers Latinas via STEM education and entrepreneurship to her leadership role calling for diversity in Hollywood, Eva’s remarkable accomplishments are both authentic and action-oriented.” The inaugural Beacon Award honors talent who uses their celebrity as a catalyst to change the status quo in the quest for diversity and inclusion. In May, ADCOLOR and Adweek partnered on the first Champion awards and celebration recognizing the fearless leaders and rising stars in marketing and media who embody ADCOLOR’s call to “Rise Up. Reach Back.”

The announcement took place at the Facebook Live Studios and was hosted by Dana Blair, on-air host, correspondent and entrepreneur, along with Tiffany R. Warren, ADCOLOR Founder and President and members of the ADCOLOR community.

The 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards will highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino and LGBTQ professionals, as well as spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions in the creative industries.

“I’m so inspired by the collective achievements, energy and the ways in which the 2019 Honorees, Nominees and FUTURES have taken a stand in their professional and personal lives,” said ADCOLOR Founder and President Tiffany R. Warren. “The 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in September will provide us with an opportunity to express the ways in which ADCOLOR honorees, nominees ad FUTURES ‘Took A Stand,’ in line with this year’s theme. I can’t wait to celebrate the remarkable ways they have risen up and reached back with our ADCOLOR community and beyond.”

The ADCOLOR Award Nominees and Honorees are carefully selected from a large population of diverse influencers across the creative industries. The finalists are chosen by the individual’s representation of ADCOLOR’s motto, “Rise Up and Reach Back” and ways they took a stand in line with this year’s conference and awards theme. Those honored not only excel in their own careers, but also give back to the community and support their peers. Their goal is to create a network of diverse professionals to encourage and celebrate one another.

Please join September 6th through 8th for ADCOLOR 2019. Registration is now open and early bird pricing ends July 1st. Visit ADCOLOR.org for more details.

Below you can find the full list of Nominees, Honorees and FUTURES for this year’s ADCOLOR Awards.

ADCOLOR 2019 Partners 
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Omnicom Group, DIAGEO, Procter & Gamble, Verizon Media, Wieden+Kennedy, Apple, Spotify, TBWA\ Worldwide, American Express, NBCUniversal, Ogilvy, Twitter, 72andSunny, DDB Worldwide, Deutsch Inc., Disney Advertising Sales, Edelman, Pandora, 72andSunny, Anomaly, Apple Music, Beats By Dre, BMW, Buzzfeed, DAS Global Group of Companies, Digitas, FCB, HBO, LOL Network, McCann New York, Omnicom Media Group, Pinterest, Publicis Groupe, Publicis Health Group, RGA, Trip Advisor, Zambezi

ADCOLOR Corporate Members 
72andSunny, Ad Club of New York, American Advertising Federation, BBDO NY, Deutsch Inc., Dieste, Droga5, Facebook, Hearst Magazines, MSL Group, Stephen Kim, TBWA\ Worldwide, Wieden+Kennedy

The 2019 ADCOLOR Nominees are as follows:

The Ad of the Year 
Campaign: Love Has No Labels – “Rising” 
Client: Ad Council 
Agency: R/GA

Campaign: “Changing The Game” 
Client: Microsoft 
Agency: McCann NY

Campaign: “Dream Crazy” 
Client: Nike 
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy

Campaign: “An Open Mind Is The Best Look” 
Client: Nordstrom 
Agency: Droga5

Campaign: “Truth Is Worth It – Perseverance” 
Client: NY Times 
Agency: Droga5

Change Agent

  • Vincent Pierson, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Minor League Baseball
  • Alexandra Siegel, Senior Manager, Equality Content, Narrative, and Marketing, Salesforce
  • Sherice Torres, Marketing Director, Google

Rockstar

  • Dhane Scotti, Integrated Consumer Marketing Lead for Pixel, Google
  • Michael Warner, Chief Relationship Officer | Partner, EGAMI Group
  • Krystle Watler, Head of Business Development, Virtue

Innovator

  • Shala Akintunde, Creative Director/ Founder, The Movement Worldwide
  • Antionette Carroll, President and CEO (Founder), Creative Reaction Lab
  • LaToya Drake, Global Outreach Lead, Google

Rising Star

  • Julian Gillian, Senior Art Director, Leo Burnett Chicago
  • Tiffany Golden, Associate Producer, Wieden+Kennedy
  • Mariano Pintor, Account Supervisor / Social Media, McCann NY

ADCOLOR in Tech

  • Brendan Chan, Program Manager, CS Education, Google
  • Danielle Lee, VP, Global Head of Partner Solutions, Spotify
  • Stacey Mahoney, Global Sales Strategist, Microsoft

MVP

  • TONL & NIKE
  • R/GA & The AD Council
  • Google, Inc. & UN Women

The 2019 ADCOLOR Honorees are as follows:

Beacon Award presented by ADWEEK

  • Eva Longoria, Actress, Producer, Director, Philanthropist

Legend Awards

  • Steve Pamon, Chief Operating Officer, Parkwood Entertainment
  • Helen Lin, Chief Digital Officer, Publicis Media
  • Ted Chung, Founder & Chairman, Cashmere Agency

Catalyst Awards

  • Gold House
  • AdFellows, a program of Verizon
  • The Curly Girl Collective

Advocate Award

  • Don Lemon, Host “CNN Tonight

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Hector Orci, Founder & Co-Chairman, Orci
  • Sheldon Levy, Former SVP, Deputy/Associate Head of Production, Saatchi & Saatchi NY

ADCOLOR/One Club Creative Awards

  • Robert Wong, Chief Creative Officer, Google
  • Brandon Rochon, Managing Chief Creative Officer, Kastner & Partners and Founder & Chief Creative Officer, SNKRINC.

Mx. ADCOLOR

  • Joon Park, Cultural Strategist, Sparks + Honey

Ms. ADCOLOR

  • Brittany Johnson, Creative Strategist, Facebook

The 2019 FUTURES are as follows:

  • Ace Patterson, Consumer Marketing Operations Manager, Facebook
  • Alex Harris, Partner Manager, Facebook
  • Alex Studer, Account Executive, Deutsch
  • Alexandra Givan, Government Communications Manager, Comcast
  • Aniqua Hendricks, Multicultural Media Strategist, Hearts & Science
  • Barbara Gonzales, Assistant Manager of PR and Social Media, Ad Council
  • Bryan Stromer, Communications Manager, Microsoft
  • Gloria Lin, Community Manager, Edelman
  • Helena Berhane, Strategic Planner, Fluent360
  • James Ramseur, Assistant Comms and Media Planner, Wieden+Kennedy
  • Jorge Tajj Badil-Abish, Junior Copywriter, FCB West
  • Julian Soto, Copy Supervisor, Patients & Purpose
  • Kelly Garcia, Copywriter, Ogilvy
  • Kevin Lam, Senior Product Designer, Elephant
  • Keyon Branch, Digital Media Planner, OMD
  • Maimouna Siby, Marketing Strategist, Squarespace
  • Makeda Loney, Copywriter, FCB Chicago
  • Nagini Reddy, Junior Graphic Designer, Wieden+Kennedy
  • Nicole Dei, Account Coordinator, HBO
  • Omar Wilson, Account Manager, Facebook
  • Pilar McQuirter, Talent Program Manager, Havas WorldWide Chicago
  • Samrawit Seifu, Associate Creative, Buzzfeed
  • Sayid Abdullaev, Product Marketing Manager, YouTube
  • Selly Sallah, Sponsorship Marketing Associate, NPR
  • Shantae Howell, Creative Strategist, Vox Media
  • Tatiana Britt, Assistant Account Executive
  • Veronica Peñaloza-Wolfermann, Account Manager, Facebook
  • Victoria Onuzuruike, Assistant Producer, Ogilvy

For more information, please visit: www.adcolor.org and follow @adcolor across all social media.

 

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The North Face Launches a Global Effort to Make Earth Day a National Holiday

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The brand will close its stores on Earth Day, launch a global petition to make Earth Day an officially recognized holiday and celebrate exploration through city takeovers across the globe

Beginning today, The North Face will activate “Explore Mode” in major cities leading up to Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Throughout the week, The North Face will partner with musicians, artists and culinary influencers to host a series of one-of-a-kind experiences that encourage people to disconnect digitally and engage with their surroundings.

The week will culminate with The North Face and 15 organizations around the world partnering to launch a global Change.org petition to make Earth Day an officially recognized holiday. The North Face will also shut down 113 stores in the US and Canada, as well as its global headquarters on Earth Day to provide opportunity for employees to disconnect and explore.

“The North Face is no stranger to exploration and this Earth Day we are proud to join our partners and fellow explorers in a global effort to make Earth Day a national holiday,” said Global General Manager of Lifestyle at The North Face, Tim Bantle. “We believe that when people take time to appreciate the Earth, they feel more connected to it and are more likely to protect it. Explore Mode urges us to unplug from our digital lives to connect in real life to the world, each other, and ourselves in the effort to move the world forward.”

The North Face partnered with influencers including singer and songwriter Ella Mai, chef Angela Dimayuga and model and activist Gabrielle Richardson to host bespoke events in New York City that will reflect the brand’s spirit and the mindset of exploration in music, food and art, along with encouraging exploration in the outdoors. These experiences will only be accessible to those who put down their phones and digital devices to be present in the moment.

Explore Mode experiences are rooted in inspiring and enabling people everywhere to unplug from their digital lives and connect in real life to the one another and the world around them.

  • Tuesday, April 16: Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ella Maijoins with vintage fashion collector and curator, Brian Procell, to throw the ultimate 90s throwback party – a mash-up of music and streetwear. Mai will pay homage to the hits and looks of past decades that inspire culture today, while Procell’s collection, including vintage looks from The North Face, is on display.
  • Wednesday, April 17: World renowned chef Angela Dimayuga will go off menu and bring a select number of consumers along for the ride as she explores the many flavors of NYC that bring her inspiration.
  • Thursday, April 18: Model-artist-activist Gabrielle Richardson takes over Skylight Soho to curate an art exhibition under the theme of exploration. Guests are invited to participate in a “live” piece onsite with Gabrielle and her partners through an interactive display of artistic exploration.

The brand will also activate Explore Mode in other major cities globally including London, Manchester, Munich and Paris.

“Exploration drives creativity. It is important to me to find musical inspiration from all the world’s aspects,” said Mai. “I’m excited to partner with The North Face to celebrate the many forms of exploration and show New York City what exploration means to me.”

Before closing stores, The North Face will also switch its retail locations into Explore Mode where customers can find all the resources they need to spend Earth Day off the grid, exploring the outdoors. Customers who choose to take part in The North Face exploration activities will be rewarded with an exploration kit that includes analog gear to stay present and capture memories without the need for digital devices.

The North Face is committed to social good through programs like the Explore Fund, as well as conservation efforts since its founding in 1966. For more information on Earth Day as a national holiday or to sign the petition visit:

www.thenorthface.com.

 

SOURCE: The North Face

 

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