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HBO’s Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 is a short cinema-verite documentary about the only suicide hotline dedicated exclusively to US veterans. Access to the hotline’s heroic responders provides a deep understanding of the kinds of challenges veterans face today, a time when their suicide rate is approximately 22 a day, almost twice that of the civilian population.

The 2050 Group is a leading film & issues publicity agency in the New Jersey/New York & Maryland/Washington, DC regions. The agency’s aggressive publicity campaigns for documentaries and narrative films around major film festivals (ie. Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival), theatrical releases, broadcasts and awards season, have led to incredible results and industry accolades.

You’ve see the agency’s placements on NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC World News, CBS’s 60 Minutes, CBS This Morning, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, MSNBC, CNN and NPR, and in Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

And you’ve seen the agency’s principal on red carpets at the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Sundance Film Festival and high profile theaters nationwide.

The agency’s work on a major theatrical releases have generated unprecedented press attention reaching audiences of hundreds of millions across national magazines, national and regional television, national and regional radio and online news organizations.

The agency has worked with high-profile documentaries including numerous Academy Award®-winning and nominated films, Emmy®-winning films and Independent Spirit Award-winning films. The agency’s narrative film projects have included films that were nominated for the Golden Globe® Award for Best Foreign Language Film, screened at Cannes and Toronto International Film Festival, and received other honors.

And in the period since January 2014, clients received at least 7 Academy Awards® nominations (1 win), 31 Emmy Awards® nominations (3 wins in 2014, 2 wins in 2015, 7 nominations in 2016), 11 Cinema Eye Honors nominations (4 wins), 9 IDA Awards nominations and honors (5 wins), 6 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, 2 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Independent Film Awards nominations and took home top prizes at Sundance Film Festival (5), SXSW Film Festival (3), Tribeca Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (4), Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival (3) and dozens more.

The 2050 Group’s documentary and feature film publicity work has achieved big results for clients including HBO Documentary Films, Showtime, Viacom’s MTV World, Warner Bros./New Line Cinema, STARZ | A Lionsgate Company, Netflix, American Documentary | POV, The New Yorker / Condé Nast Entertainment, The New York Times OpDocs, Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Catapult Film Fund, Cinedigm Entertainment Group and Docurama Films, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Zeitgeist Films, Kartemquin Films, Pulse Films, Shine Global, Nationlight Productions and Crystal City Entertainment. From 2013-2015, The 2050 Group was the national publicity agency of record for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina.

Check out case studies in the slider below. And the bottom section of this page provides a list of highlights of recent film projects.

Highlights

2017 Film Highlights

AWARDS PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled publicity for two Academy Award Nominated films: Joe’s Violin and 4.1 Miles.
  • The agency handled publicity for numerous potential Oscars contenders for the 2016-17 awards season, including the Oscar shortlisted documentary feature Hooligan Sparrow as well as films in the Best Original Song and Best Documentary Short Subject categories.

THEATRICAL & VOD PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed documentary feature They Call Us Monsters, a Village Voice and LA Weekly Critics’ Pick.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed documentary feature A Good American.
  • The agency handled publicity for the acclaimed and award-winning documentary feature The Freedom to Marry.
  • The agency handled theatrical publicity for the documentary feature One Big Home.
  • The agency handled theatrical publicity for the acclaimed documentary feature Tickling Giants.

FESTIVAL PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Film Highlights

AWARDS PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2016 the agency has handled publicity services for more than a dozen documentary feature and short subject documentary awards contenders for the 2016-17 awards season, including the Oscar shortlisted Hooligan Sparrow, Miss Sharon Jones!, Off the Rails, Among the Believers, The Seventh Fire, and more.
  • Clients were nominated for six Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards in 2016 including the Best Song winner as well as honors from the IDA Awards (2 awards wins/honors), the Film Independent Spirit Awards Truer Than Fiction award, and the Cinema Eye Honors. Clients also received 10 Emmy® Awards nominations in 2016.
  • And at the beginning of 2016, the agency handled publicity for the Academy Award® nominated HBO documentary Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah. The film was also nominated for the IDA Awards and the Cinema Eye Honors (see below sections for highlights of awards work in 2015 and prior).

THEATRICAL & VOD PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled national theatrical and VOD publicity for the acclaimed documentary feature Requiem for the American Dream.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the feature film SOLD.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the documentary feature Catching the Sun, a New York Times Critics’ Pick and a nominee for Best Documentary at the Environmental Media Awards 2016.
  • The agency handled national publicity around the iTunes release of the documentary feature Los Punks: We Are All We Have.
  • The agency handled national publicity for the theatrical release of the award-winning and Oscar shortlisted documentary feature Hooligan Sparrow, a Village Voice/LA Weekly Critics’ Pick.
  • The agency handled national and regional publicity for theatrical release of the award-winning feature film Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?…
  • The agency handled publicity for the VOD release of the documentary feature Tin Soldiers.
  • The agency handled publicity for the theatrical release of the documentary feature Starving the Beast, a New York Times Critics’ Pick.
  • The agency handled publicity for theatrical release of The Hurt Business.
  • The agency handled publicity for theatrical release and television debut of Among the Believers.
  • The agency handled publicity for the VOD release of the documentary feature Circle of Poison.

TELEVISION PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Film Highlights

AWARDS PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 2050 Group handled many projects for the 2015-16 awards season. Clients were nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, 2 films were nominated for Academy Awards.
  • The agency handled publicity for the Academy Award®-nominated HBO documentary Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah. The film was also nominated for the IDA Awards and the Cinema Eye Honors.
  • The agency handled publicity for the Academy Award®-nominated documentary short Last Day of Freedom winner of Best Short at the 2015 IDA Awards.
  • The 2050 Group handled publicity the Academy Award®-winning HBO short subject documentary Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.
  • The agency handled publicity for The Lion’s Mouth Opens winner of Best Short at Cinema Eye Honors 2015. The film was also included among eight films on the Oscar® shortlist. The film was nominated for an Emmy® Award for best short documentary in 2016.
  • The agency provided awards season publicity support for documentary feature Citizen Koch, which was included among fifteen films on the Oscar® shortlist. The agency also provided awards season support to other feature-length documentaries that qualified for Academy Awards consideration.

THEATRICAL PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed, Emmy®-nominated documentary 1971.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed documentary Above and Beyond.
  • The agency handled national theatrical and VOD publicity for acclaimed documentary The Hand That Feeds.
  • The agency handled national theatrical and VOD publicity for acclaimed documentary The Human Experiment.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for acclaimed documentary Seeds of Time.
  • The agency handled national theatrical and VOD publicity for acclaimed documentary The True Cost.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the award winning documentary SlingShot.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed short subject documentary On Beauty.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed documentary Unbranded.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed documentary In My Father’s House, a nominee for Best Documentary (Film) at the NAACP Image Awards.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the acclaimed documentary (T)ERROR, a nominee for Best Documentary at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the award-winning documentary Bikes vs Cars.
  • The agency handled national theatrical publicity for the award-winning documentary The Messenger.

TELEVISION PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled national publicity around the HBO debut of the award-winning and two-time Emmy®-nominated documentary Living With Lincoln.
  • The agency handled national publicity around the Netflix debut of acclaimed documentary Hot Girls Wanted, which was recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
  • The agency handled national publicity around the HBO debut of the award-winning and Emmy®-nominated documentary The Lion’s Mouth Opens.
  • The agency handled national publicity around the PBS debut of the POV documentary Tough Love.
  • The agency handled national publicity around the HBO debut of the acclaimed documentary Heroin: Cape Cod, USA.

FILM FESTIVAL PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

2014 Film Highlights

AWARDS PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 2050 Group handled publicity the Academy Award®-nominated HBO short subject documentary Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.
  • The agency handled awards publicity for multiple documentary feature and documentary short subject films in 2014.

FILM FESTIVAL PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 2050 Group handled publicity for multiple films at Sundance Film Festival 2014 including Grand Jury Prize winner Return to Homs, HBO’s Love Child and The Lion’s Mouth Opens. The agency also consulted for Sundance Special Jury Prize winner Watchers of the Sky.
  • The agency handled publicity for multiple films at SXSW Film 2014 including the Audience Award Winner in Documentary Competition (and winner of the Special Jury Recognition for Political Courage) Vessel, Seeds of Time, The Immortalists, and The Possibilities Are Endless.
  • The agency handled publicity for multiple films at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival including Audience Award winner The Hand That Feeds, Tough Love, and The Supreme Price.
  • The agency handled publicity for multiple films at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival including Winner of the Best Documentary Feature (Jury award) Point and Shoot (a 2016 Emmy® nominee), Virunga (acquired by Netflix), and the Emmy®-nominated documentary 1971. The agency handled publicity for each of these films at subsequent festivals as well.
  • The agency handled publicity for Emmy®-nominated The Homestretch around its East Coast Premiere at AFI Docs.

TELEVISION & VOD PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled national publicity for the national broadcast debut on HBO of Questioning Darwin.
  • The agency handled national publicity for the national broadcast debut on HBO of the Academy Award-nominated short documentary Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.
  • The agency handled national publicity for the national broadcast debut on HBO of Dan Reed’s acclaimed documentary Terror at the Mall.
  • The agency handled national publicity for the national broadcast debut on HBO of Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words, which was nominated for three News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.
  • The agency handled national publicity for the premiere episode, Rebel Music: Native America, of the second season MTV World’s acclaimed documentary series Rebel Music.
  • The agency handled national publicity for the DVD and VOD release of Showtime’s Primetime Emmy®-winning television series Years of Living Dangerously.
  • The agency handled publicity for the VOD release and national television debut on Showtime of Bronx Obama.

THEATRICAL PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled national publicity  for the theatrical release of of I Am Eleven, a New York Times Critics’ Pick.
  • The agency handled regional publicity and awards season work for Citizen Koch. The film was also included among fifteen films on the Oscar® shortlist.
  • National theatrical and festival publicity for Kids for Cash.

2013 Film Highlights

AWARDS PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 2050 Group handled publicity the Academy Award®-nominated HBO short subject documentary Kings Point.

FILM FESTIVAL PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

THEATRICAL PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

TELEVISION PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled the national broadcast debut on HBO of the Oscar-nominated documentary Kings Point
  • The agency handled the national broadcast debut on HBO of the Emmy-nominated documentary American Winter
  • The agency handled the national broadcast debut on HBO of the Emmy-nominated documentary Tales from the Organ Trade
  • National broadcast debut on WORLD Channel and screenings of The New Public

DVD & BLU-RAY PUBLICITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The agency handled publicity for the DVD and Blu-ray release of the Emmy-nominated documentary Chasing Ice
  • The agency handled publicity for the DVD and Blu-ray release of the acclaimed documentary Call Me Kuchu

Our Projects Have Included... (In alphabetical order)

 

Recent Placements

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  • Film School Radio
  • Grist
  • HitFix
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • HuffPost Live
  • The Jeff Probst Show
  • Film Week – KPCC Radio
  • The Frame – KPCC Radio
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • KABC-TV
  • KTLA-TV
  • Last Call with Carson Daly
  • LA Weekly
  • The Leonard Lopate Show – WNYC
  • Living On Earth
  • Los Angeles Magazine
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  • Marketplace
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  • The Meredith Vieira Show
  • MORE Magazine
  • Mother Jones
  • MovieMaker Magazine
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  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • NBC TODAY Show
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  • New York Daily News
  • New York Post
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  • The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
  • NY1
  • O. The Oprah Magazine
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  • Playboy
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  • The Talkhouse
  • TIME
  • Time Out New York
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  • Upworthy
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  • Vogue
  • WABC-TV
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • Washingtonian
  • WBCS-TV
  • WNBC-TV
  • The World (PRI)
  • The Wrap
  • WWD
  • Yahoo! News/ABC News – Power Players
  • Yahoo! Style

Client Testimonials - June 2015

Making and releasing a film is defined by a series of partnerships. Looking back on The True Cost, the choice to partner with Adam Segal and his team at The 2050 Group is one of the best decisions we made. From day one they understood exactly what the film was and created a strong strategy that maximized the reach while maintaining the clarity of the message across multiple mediums. The dedication to absolute excellence in all parts of their work is striking. The results they generated for this film speak for themselves, but more than that they became a truly trusted extension of our team enabling us to do what we could have never done without them. I have a deep sense of gratitude for what they brought to this project and look forward to working with them for years to come!

Andrew Morgan
Director
The True Cost
June 2015

The 2050 Group devised an effective theatrical publicity campaign for Seeds of Time that led to extensive press coverage that reached millions of people. This transformed our film from one that was struggling for visibility to one with significant national visibility and great potential for future stages in the life of the film. The agency’s committed team built a media plan that was both highly targeted and broad enough to generate attention in a wide range of media outlets. And then they implemented it with a sustained press outreach effort, worked closely with our team and distributor, and provided detailed reports and real-time press clips that allowed us to track their progress. The 2050 Group generated valuable features, interviews and reviews. The agency secured national interviews with Ira Flatow on NPR’s Science Friday and Al Roker on The Weather Channel’s Wake Up With Al, and coverage by food magazines including Cooking Light and Food & Wine, and great attention by the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, among dozens of other national and regional press hits. When we opened in Los Angeles, for example, we had interviews and reviews on at least four radio shows in the market. I trusted the agency with my first documentary feature and was in good hands and received results that exceeded my expectations.

Sandy McLeod
Director
Seeds of Time
and Academy Award-nominee
June 2015

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