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Amazon to Debut New Yorker Series

AmazonLogo150x150Amazon.com has announced seven new pilots, and one that caught our eye was The New Yorker Presents. According to Amazon, it will be a “docu-series,” which is a fancy way of saying the show will feature both fiction and documentary elements.

The New Yorker Presents, along with the other shows, will debut early next year. Here’s Amazon’s description of The New Yorker Presents:

America’s most award-winning magazine comes to life in this half hour docu-series pilot. The New Yorker Presents is a completely unique viewing experience that features Tony-Award winner Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and actor Brett Gelman (Go On) in a short film based on a story by Simon Rich (Saturday Night Live) and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Troy Miller (Arrested Development); a poem by Matthew Dickman; a documentary by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) about biologist Tyrone Hayes based on a Rachel Aviv article; and an interview with famous performance artist, Marina Abramović, conducted by The New Yorker writer Ariel Levy. Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) is Executive Producer, joined by Dave Snyder (Death Row Stories) and Dawn Ostroff (The Fashion Fund). The pilot is co-produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions.

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2014 Mirror Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 Mirror Awards — which celebrate the best in media reporting — have been announced. The winners will be announced June 4 at Cipriani on East 42nd Street.

Below are all the finalists. Congrats to everyone who was nominated.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

 Best Single Article – Digital Media

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GLAAD Announces Media Award Finalists

The finalists for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards have just been announced. The awards are given annually to “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”

While none of our local newspapers were nominated, Frank Bruni of the New York Times is up for Outstanding Newspaper Columnist. Below are the New York based magazine finalists, but congrats to all those who received recognition.

The New York award ceremony will be held March 16, at the Marriott Marquis.

Outstanding Magazine, Overall Coverage:

New York
People
Seventeen
The Advocate/Out
The New Yorker

Outstanding Magazine, Article:

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