October 17, 2015
IF YOU JUST DON'T GET MADONNA OR IF YOU'RE A HATER THEN YOU MUST READ THIS (IF YOU LOVE THE QUEEN...YOU'VE ALREADY STARTED READING THIS!)
Madonna's Concert Changed My Opinion About Her Rebel Heart Era: I get it now. And I love it.
September 19, 2015
Kudos to Frito Gay!!!
Kudos to Frito Gay!!!
September 16, 2015
SUNSET LANE ENTERTAINMENT (SLE) BRINGS LIVE TV BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS & DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION EXPERTISE TO REALITY SHOW HITS, NETWORK SPECIALS, AWARDS SHOWS AND MORE
--Company Announces WME Entertainment Representation for
SLE's Production & Development --
SEPT. 17, 2015 (NEW YORK) -- Today, Sunset Lane Entertainment (SLE) unveils showcase of live television Broadcast Entertainment, Events and Digital Content production expertise https://vimeo.com/138779927 and announces WME Entertainment representation of SLE's production & development specialties. SLE live productions include reality hits such as VH1’s social media powerhouse “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” with Eastern TV; network and online specials, including the inaugural CollegeHumor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame for IFC and CollegeHumor.com, Amazon Prime’s Comic-Con live streaming broadcast of sneak peek and Q&A for “The Man in the High Castle” on EW.com, and sports content production for Al Roker Entertainment's upcoming "Triumph Games" for NBC Sports. Continuing its long-standing relationship with YouTube/Google (YouTube Live, YouTube Play, YouTube Music Awards), SLE produced the first YouTube Creator Summit this summer. SLE is headed by Founder/Executive Producer Salli Frattini, and Executive Producers Carol Eng and Felycia Sugarman.
Sugarman produced high-caliber storytelling and animation production values with short film “Zusha!,” commissioned by Georgetown University (GUI2DE). SLE Development’s slate includes upcoming pilot special “Millionaire Chess,” a sports competition series and reality show “Cirque Du Gras,” as well as other projects to be announced.
“We’re seeing a growing industry trend of more programmers understanding how powerful a live broadcast component can be for ratings, social media buzz and consumer engagement, and marketing partnerships,” said Frattini. “Whether it’s live broadcast of awards shows, network specials, digital entertainment content or even reality TV now, the challenge is two-fold: develop a creative and entertaining concept AND execute a flawless live broadcast experience for everyone – and that’s SLE’s specialty. WME recognized that and will be focusing on cultivating more strategic partnerships, creative platforms and development deals that play into all of SLE’s capabilities.”
VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding”
For three years, fans of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop New York” followed the highs and lows of Yandy and Mendeecee’s relationship. And the payoff was not only worth the wait, but it was LIVE! Carol Eng exec produced “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” with Eastern TV which included Fans choosing the dress Yandy would wear on her big day, and social media was on fire as the live special was #1 Most Social Show on ALL TV (network and cable, Excluding NBA game) and #LHHLWedding #1 trending on Twitter.
“CollegeHumor Comedy Music Hall of Fame” on IFC
With CollegeHumor.com and cable network IFC, the CollegeHumor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame was an hour-long special and series of shorts that honored comedy music. Frattini exec produced the dual partnership and this first-time special.
“Amazon Prime’s Comic-Con Sneak Peek”
Produced Live Q&A and live stream on EW.com for Amazon Prime’s drama series “The Man in the High Castle.” SLE directed the hosted intro with series writer/producer Frank Spotnitz & Entertainment Weekly journalist Darren Franich, as well as a Q&A with key cast members.
“YouTube Creator Summit”
SLE has a long-standing relationship with YouTube/Google and produced this year’s inaugural Creator Summit where the top 100 YouTube Creators were invited to New York and event coincided with YouTube’s Brandcast this past June.
ZUSHA! (Speak out/Protest)
SLE’s Felycia Sugarman produced high-caliber storytelling and animation production values for a cause, in partnership with Jesse Raiford: A short film produced to spread the word about a highly effective road safety program in Kenya that saves lives. Commissioned by The Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, and funded via a USAID grant, the film will be part of the outreach in East Africa and ultimately, around the globe. http://zusharoadsafety.org
“The Triumph Games”
Working with Al Roker Entertainment, SLE’s Carol Eng & Felycia Sugarman produced a series of digital shorts promoting “The Triumph Games,” a new sports event for US veteran athletes who overcome serious injuries to continue their athletic careers and prove they truly are made of 'the right stuff.’
A premiere open chess tournament in Las Vegas this October from which SLE is creating short-form pilot programming.
About Sunset Lane Entertainment
Executive Producer Salli Frattini, former SVP/Executive in Charge of Production for Music Specials and Events at MTV, launched Sunset Lane Entertainment (SLE) in 2008 with the production of the first-ever YouTube Live Awards. Frattini took an unmatched track record of producing iconic and groundbreaking live entertainment broadcast events and organically parlayed that into becoming the bridge between traditional broadcast production and digital platforms. SLE is a leader in youth culture-oriented programs and cutting-edge technology. The company continues to grow its development slate, with Frattini and veteran broadcast network executives Carol Eng and Felycia Sugarman. The portfolio includes exceptional scripted and unscripted series, as well as sports and entertainment events and properties. Headquartered in New York, NY, visit http://www.sunsetlaneentertainment.com for more information.
September 13, 2015
August 20, 2015
If you are familiar with the uber fashion and shoe brand Kenneth Cole, you know how committed the brand is to freedom of expression, artistic freedom, human rights, among other human-centric political and cultural issues. The brand's new fall campaign is brilliant, beautiful, powerful and probably one of the most relevant and timely statements any brand has made about pop culture and the state of the world today.
The campaign is called "The Courageous Class" and features a model turned activist, a pro surfer turned activist, a deaf pro soccer player, a transwoman model, a humanitarian hip-hop producer. "The Models are the Role Models," one of them says and the one minute video focuses on what each is passionate about and how we all can help make change. The most powerful statement comes from the model turned activist who says, "I can effect change...because I am...because I exist" and I think most of us feel like "what can little ol' me do?"
We, as individuals, can make positive changes by the smallest actions...however, we as a community can make even greater changes. Start reconnecting human-to-human again. Put down your mobile phones and your tablets. Hold someone's hand. Call someone. Send a card. Go to lunch and leave your mobiles in the car...
Be the courageous class.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH "COURAGEOUS CLASS" BY KC
August 12, 2015
August 5, 2015
SO IF YOU ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT FOR NEW ADELE MUSIC (THE ALBUM IS COMPLETELY DONE BTW), YOU MAY WANT TO SIT DOWN FOR THIS...
So, if you are as excited about Adele's new album (which is completely done and in the can) as I am...I mean...Phil Collins is one of the producers...she also worked with Ryan Tedder again and there are rumors of a Madonna collaboration...well, anywho, if you are as excited as I am about new music from Adele...sit down and take some deep breaths...ok...are you ready? Adele just said in an interview that she would "like to have a 2nd child BEFORE RELEASING ANY NEW MUSIC!" I know...calm yourselves...yes, that's right...it could be another year at least that we get to hear any new Adele....don't shoot the messenger...
August 3, 2015
AUG 5 DEADLINE: 54% FUNDED NEED YOUR HELP ASAP IF I AM GOING TO BE ABLE TO PUBLISH MY CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Anyone who contributes will get a free framed custom piece of art that includes
everyone's name who helped make this dream a reality!
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August 1, 2015
July 28, 2015
Seventeen years ago, I shared the initial draft of “Give an Inch a Foot” with a client of mine at Nestle who had turned into a trusted colleague and friend.
“You’re going to publish this,” she said after reading it.
“Oh, I don’t know if I’ll ever…”
“No, I mean 'YOU’RE GOING TO PUBLISH THIS!'”
Tricia Bowles was the first person I ever shared the story with and she would be the only person I shared the story with for at least 10 more years. After I left MS&L and the Nestle business, Tricia and I stayed in touch. Every time we talked or emailed she would always either start the conversation or end the conversation with “So, how’s Inch?”
It was Tricia who first told me "Inch" was a story that touched people’s heart. It was Tricia who first told me I needed to share my writing...I certainly didn't believe her back then about my writing, but I did believe there was something special about 'Inch.'
For 17 years, I've heard Tricia's voice cheering, poking, prodding, reminding and supporting. Before I launched the Indiegogo campaign to get my children’s books published, I emailed Tricia with the link and “All because of you…”
Having someone believe in you…having someone be consistent and steadfast with that belief can mean the difference between making a dream a reality or keeping it just a dream. I will forever be indebted to Tricia for her openness, patience, stubbornness and love.
I dedicate this campaign and these books to Tricia Bowles. It only took 17 years!! With love, appreciation, respect and friendship …
For one small Inch may see just that
Unless She flew more than She sat
So don’t forget what made Inch smile
When given a foot she took a mile!