Pivot adds Baratunde Thurston as co-host of ‘TakePart Live’

Digital entrepreneur and best-selling author Baratunde Thurston joins Pivot’s TakePart Live as co-host.

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Pivot Adds Baratunde Thurston As Co-Host of TakePart Live

 

Variety  - October 8, 2014

By Brian Steinberg

 

The on-air panel at Pivot’s “TakePart Live” is officially a trio again. After matching regulars Meghan McCain and Jacob Soboroff with…

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Pivot talent and TPL guests, Participant joins the White House national campaign to stop sexual assault

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Departments across Participant Media collaborated to support the White House and Center for American Progress’ Generation Progress campaign “It’s On Us” through a PSA featuring Pivot talent and TakePart Live guests. The “It’s On Us” campaign is a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault, by inspiring everyone to see it…

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PIVOT NAMED FINALIST IN CYNOPSIS DIGITAL MODEL D AWARDS

Cynopsis Digital’s Model D Awards names Pivot’s brand campaign with Monster titled ‘Find Better,’ a finalist in the Branded Web Series Category.

Branded Web Series
OMD – Romancing the Joan
MLB Advanced Media – Key to the City
Efran Films – Empowering Innovators Series
Quest Nutriton – Cooking Clean with Quest
Mindshare Entertainment – Royal Caribbean International “Deckathalon”
Fandango – Fandango’s “Mom’s Movie Minute”
Meredith Video Studios – Make…

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The Look of Silence won five Awards at the Venice International Film Festival, where it world premiered this weekend.

The Look of Silence won five Awards at the Venice International Film Festival, where it world premiered this weekend.

The Grand Prize of the Jury

FIPRESCI Award (International Film Critics Award)
Best Film of Venezia 71

Mouse d’Oro Award (Online Film Critics Award)
Mouse d’oro for the best film of Venezia 71

Fedeora Prize Venezia 71 (European Film Critics Award)
Award for Best European/Mediterranean film…

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‘HITRECORD ON TV’ and ‘Please Like Me’ nominated for Best New Cable Program by the Cablefax Program Awards.

Best New Cable Program

  • AMERICA with Jorge Ramos, Fusion Network
  • Bring It!, Lifetime Networks
  • Broad City, Comedy Central
  • Fargo, FX
  • Life Below Zero, National Geographic Channel
  • HITRECORD ON TV, Pivot
  • Please Like Me, Pivot
  • True Detective, HBO
  • Wahlburgers, A&E

 

See the full list of nominees: http://www.cablefax.com/eventsawardswebinars/program-top-ops-awards-breakfast?hq_e=el&hq_m=2934357&hq_l=2&hq_v=e33f918b3a

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‘Please Like Me,’ a series that is “as savvy with its visuals as it is with the dialogue” is featured on USA TODAY

Have you fallen in love with ‘Please Like Me’ yet?

By Whitney Matheson

USA TODAY  - August 21, 2014

 

Can you remember the last time you fell for a TV show? I’m not talking about a series that offers a decent escape from reality; I’m biding my time with plenty of those this summer. No, I’m referring to that rare gem that presents a world…

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Tom Szaky spoke to The Star Ledger about the docu-series ‘Human Resources’, and his company’s work to “expand its recycling mission.”

Is Trenton’s TerraCycle reality show an upcycled version of ‘The Office’ on Pivot TV?

By Times of Trenton Editorial Board

The Star Ledger  - August 21, 2014

 

Sold as fertilizer in used soda bottles, worm excrement set the scene for the still unfolding Cinderella story of TerraCycle.

Founder Tom Szaky began TerraCycle in his Princeton University dorm room, then moved operations into a…

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Following HITRECORD ON TV!’s win at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared last night on Late Show with David Letterman.

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqfYRfCO6ig

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PARTICIPANT 2014 EMMY WINS

Congratulations to The Square – in addition to the previously announced HITRECORD ON TV – for a total of four Participant Media wins at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The company’s overall total is now six Emmys, including two wins for FOOD, INC. in 2009.

 

The Square

Directing for Nonfiction Programming

Editing for Nonfiction Programming

Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming

 

HITRECORD ON TV 

Social TV Experience for Creative Achievement…

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Time featured Pivot’s ‘Please Like Me.’

How an American Network Saved One of TV’s Best Twentysomethings

By Nola Feeney

Time  - August 8, 2014 –

 

Australia’s Please Like Me resists the idea that growing up means getting your life together.

Josh Thomas will be the first to say that the character he plays on his show Please Like Me - the character based on and named after himself, mind you – is something of…

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