A consortium of top media and finance companies and executives are teaming with New York State Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-39), Chair of the Commission on Science and Technology, to develop Queens MediaWorks, a new hub for non-fiction production, based in Queens, New York.
For the 12th year in a row, Atlas Media was named to Real Screen Magazine’s prestigious “Global 100” list of the largest and most influential production companies in the world.
Two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, a Broadway legend and one of Sondheim’s most iconic leading ladies, will host a Q&A with director Lonny Price at one of the first public screenings of his new documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened.
The Los Angeles Times has named “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened” as one their five documentaries to watch for Oscar season!
Lonny Price, one of the original Broadway leads of ‘Merrily We Roll Along,’ recalls the emotional rollercoaster of that Stephen Sondheim show’s creation and its illusion-shattering early demise. (HollywoodReporter.com)
The cast gathered for the NY Film Fest premiere of Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a documentary detailing the history of the Sondheim classic. (Playbill.com)
ATLAS MEDIA’S “MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG” DOC BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED LANDS DISTRIBUTION DEAL W/ ABRAMORAMA
Atlas Media is thrilled to announce that its upcoming feature-length documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened—a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into the ‘then’ and ‘now’ of perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved work, Merrily We Roll Along.
The unit’s first effort kicks off on August 15th with the official launch of Curious Jack, a multiplatform channel that celebrates fun, quirky, surprising information — “things you didn’t know you need to know” about pop culture, food, fashion, music, history, science and the paranormal. Curious Jack will launch with a half-dozen short-form series including: 1001 Things You Need To Know, Jack on the Street, 7 Secrets with Myka Fox, and Best Proof.
IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL POLICE WEEK, INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PRESENTS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF “IN THE LINE OF FIRE”
Across the United States every day, brave men and women in blue risk their lives to serve and protect all Americans. For the second year, Investigation Discovery (ID) turns its cameras on the professionals to explore the critical role so many officers play in protecting and serving.
Investigation Discovery has set a May airdate for the special In the Line of Fire . The program is hosted by legal analyst Rikki Klieman, who is also the wife of NYPD police commissioner Bill Bratton. The series looks at three different stories in which officers made split-second decisions to use deadly force.
Beginning today, Investigation Discovery offers true crime fans a new way to experience original content, without a television set. Investigation Discovery’s first-ever podcast, launching on Thursday, March 19, serves as a companion to the hit new riveting series THE MIND OF A MURDERER.
New York-headquartered prodco Atlas Media Corp has expanded its LA-based development team with the promotion of Andrew Jacobs (pictured) to VP of development for the West Coast, as well as two additional hires. In his new role, Jacobs – who most recently served as the company’s director of development – is to oversee West Coast development, casting, sizzle [...]
Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the commission of the original special IN THE LINE OF FIRE from Atlas Media. Honoring the brave men and women in blue who risk their lives daily to serve and protect all Americans…
Atlas Media Corp. has acquired the rights to Wham Bam Scam for the U.S. from Germany’s Global Screen GmbH. The announcement was made today by Bruce David Klein, President and Executive Producer of Atlas Media Corp.
“Hot Listings Miami,” also hit a series high among the coveted W18-49 and Total Viewers, making it the most watched new series among W18-49 to date for 2013 on Style.
Travel Channel announced the renewal of four series for the first quarter of ’14. The channel, available in over 94 million U.S.cable homes and owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive, renewed Season 6 of Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern; the second season of Dangerous Grounds with Todd Carmichael; Season 4 of Hotel Impossible with Anthony Melchiorri…
New York based independent production company Atlas Media was informed today that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has once again ruled in favor of Atlas, dismissing all charges leveled at the company by the Writers Guild of America East.
Atlas Media Corp, the New York-based TV production company, was informed today that Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has dismissed all charges leveled at Atlas by the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE).
E! TURNS UP THE HEAT ON NEW YORK’S CULINARY SCENE WHEN “PLAYING WITH FIRE” DEBUTS SUNDAY, MARCH 17 AT 10:00PM ET/PT
Series Focuses on the Dynamic Personal Lives and High-Powered Careers of Chef/Author Candice Kumai, Tastemakers/Restaurateurs Daniel & Derek Koch, Chef/Boyardee Brand Ambassador/Author Anna Boiardi and Executive Pastry Chef Julie Elkind
Cabler slates series on food personalities, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte E! is moving into the foodie space while staying true to its nonfiction aesthetic, announcing new reality series “Playing With Fire” and slating the skein for April. “Playing With Fire” follows several players at the forefront of Gotham’s glam culinary scene as they navigate their [...]
E! SERVES UP NEW SERIES PLAYING WITH FIRE GOING INSIDE THE SPICY PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES OF THE CHEFS, STARS AND TASTEMAKERS WHO MAKE UP NEW YORK’S CULINARY WORLD
Playing with Fire Features Celebrated Hostess/Author Anna Boiardi, Tastemakers Daniel & Derek Koch, Pastry Chef Julie Elkind , Chef/Author Candice Kumai as Well as Appearances by Actress/Baking Connoisseur Jennifer Esposito and Celebrity Chef/Restaurateur Todd English.
Gotham’s Atlas Media Corp. has started production of a new docusoap for E! based in New York, the latest offering from an indie producer ramping up amid an explosive demand for reality television, said founder and president Bruce David Klein.
DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S CURIOSITY CONDUCTS EXPERIMENT TO SEE IF ORDINARY CITIZENS CAN BE BRAINWASHED TO CARRY OUT ASSASSINATION
“Brainwashed,” airing Sunday, Oct. 28 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series, follows a group of individuals who agree to participate in a televised study about hypnosis. However, what they don’t know is that over the next few days, each will be asked to complete a series of increasingly demanding tasks, designed to whittle down the most susceptible to hypnosis and commanded to kill.
Atlas Media Corp., one of the world’s leading independent producers of non-fiction television series and specials – and a range of theatrical documentaries, branded content and digital entertainment — has entered into an agency representation agreement with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
CHEVY CHASE, MD (June 28, 2012) – Following the success of the premiere seasons of Travel Channel’s original series “Hotel Impossible” and “Baggage Battles,” the Network has greenlit production for second seasons of both hit shows. “Baggage Battles” will begin filming 14 half-hour episodes in July, and “Hotel Impossible” will begin filming 13 one-hour episodes next month as well. Additionally, a third [...]
TRAVEL CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF ATLAS MEDIA’S “HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE.” CHEVY CHASE, MD (April 4, 2012) – Travel Channel today announced plans to order five additional episodes of “Hotel Impossible” a week prior to its scheduled debut. The five additional episodes will bring the first season to a total of 13 one-hour episodes. “Hotel Impossible,” [...]
THINK of Anthony Melchiorri as a capeless crusader for ailing hotels, swooping into troubled properties and conjuring cures. He is the host and driving force behind “Hotel Impossible,” a new show on the Travel Channel, and fixing what ails hotels is a skill he has been honing over decades in the industry. As general manager [...]
Atlas Media Corp. has upped Lorri Leighton, most recentlyVP of programming for the New York City-based prodco, to the position of senior VP of programming, effective immediately. Leighton, a veteran programming executive who has worked on hundreds of hours of reality and documentary shows, will oversee all current programming at Atlas, with an emphasis on [...]
TO OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, FANS…COLLEAGUES AND COLLABORATORS: THNX FOR AN AMAZING YR — HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HERE’S TO A RATINGS-BUSTING 2012!
Jeanne McHale Waite to EVP/GM Abby Strauss to VP/Production NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2011) – Atlas Media Corp., the New York based reality and documentary production powerhouse, today announced two senior level executive appointments: Jeanne McHale Waite, most recently the company’s Senior Vice President, has been promoted to the new position of Executive Vice [...]
truTV Takes Viewers into the High Stakes World of Estate Sales With All-New Series BIG BRIAN: THE FORTUNE SELLER, Premiering March 22
Estate sales can be great places to go for bargains on everything from collectible knick-knacks to used furniture. But they can also turn up a hidden cache of items that can sell for thousands of dollars. truTV heads into this high-stakes world with one of the best in the business in the all-new series BIG [...]