NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 42West, a leading public relations and marketing agency for the entertainment industry, and wholly-owned subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLPN), announced today yet another addition to its Talent Division, along with a new initiative that will bolster its ability to create original content for clients.
Veteran publicist Bianca Bianconi has joined 42West's New York Talent team, bringing with her a diverse client list spanning film, television, music, and fashion that includes Liv Tyler, Rufus Wainwright, Frank Grillo, Alexa Chung, Christian Siriano, Nico Tortorella, Electric Lady Studios, Jesse Jo Stark, SimiHaze, Rainsford (Rainey Qualley), Mena Suvari, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, and Erin Wasson, among many others. Bianconi had previously worked at Slate PR, where she was a VP of Publicity in New York. Before that, she spent nine years at PMK-HBH. Her associate, Devin Sauschuck, will be coming to 42West with her, joining the staff as a junior publicist.
"Bianca and I worked together early on in our careers and I'm delighted to be able to resume our professional association," said 42West Co-CEO Leslee Dart, who heads the firm's Talent Division. "In addition to being a friend, she is a first-rate professional with tremendous experience and expertise."
42West's content creation initiative is being spearheaded by Co-CEO Amanda Lundberg, who is overseeing a dedicated team charged with developing and producing content for clients. The team's first effort, released last month, was an extremely successful video for the recent Lionsgate feature release A SIMPLE FAVOR. The piece, a deadpan sketch in which director Paul Feig and the movie's stars, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, attempt to pitch the movie to a pair of dense studio executives, debuted across all the People/Entertainment Weekly platforms and was seen by more than 2 million users in its first week.
"The ability to develop and produce content for clients is a PR necessity in this digital age," said Lundberg. "Our growing capability in this area will benefit our clients enormously."
About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. Through our subsidiaries 42West and The Door, we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the entertainment and hospitality industries. The Door and 42West are both recognized global leaders in PR services for their respective industries and, in December 2017, the New York Observer listed them, respectively, as the third and fourth most powerful PR firms of any kind in the United States. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series.
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