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EXCLUSIVE: How Reelz Got Ten Emmy Nominations for The Kennedys

There are countless examples in Hollywood of a successful film or TV project being rejected by the studios or networks before eventually going on to find a moment in the sun. But in the case of The Kennedys, this is also what happened with Reelz Channel’s PR campaign for the 2011 Primetime Emmys. The total of ten received by the Greg Kinnear-Katie Holmes drama is all the more impressive given the fact that awards season rookie Reelz was forced to do the campaigning themselves.

“We were turned down by some of the biggest [Emmy] PR firms in Los Angeles,” Reelz CEO Stan Hubbard (pictured) tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “We were basically told that we’d embarrass ourselves if we ran an Emmy campaign.”

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Reelz Channel Getting KO-ed by The Kennedys

Ad Week has been keeping close tabs on the business aspects of Reelz Channel’s risky pick-up of The Kennedys, the eight-part miniseries deemed too hot for The History Channel.

Earlier this month, the trade magazine reported that network CEO Stan Hubbard (pictured) was banking about half his entire 2011 PR budget on a massive campaign that includes a nationwide billboard blitz launched Monday, March 7th. Now comes word that with less than a month left before air date, he has sold only a fifth of the program’s TV ad space. He blames, in large part, the media:

“This shouldn’t be controversial. There should be plenty of businesses that should be behind it,” said a frustrated Hubbard. “It’s nonsensical…”

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