or


[02/08/13 - 11:10 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Imagination Unleashed: An Artisan's Journey" on Monday, February 25
Freddy Rodriguez, Danny Simmons, Laz Alonso, Persia White and Melora Hardin are featured in the film, which explores the convergence of emerging and established artistic talent.

[via press release from Ovation]

OVATION TO PREMIERE "IMAGINATION UNLEASHED: AN ARTISAN'S JOURNEY" PRODUCED BY LEOPARD FILMS USA IN ASSOCIATION WITH BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R) GIN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 10:00PM ET/7 PM PT

Original Documentary Follows Filmmakers and Artists During the Production of Their Short Films and Debut at Art Basel Miami

Santa Monica, CA - February 8, 2013 -- On Monday, February 25 at 10:00p.m. ET/7:00p.m. PT Ovation, the only network devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression, will premiere an original documentary produced by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R) gin and TV production company Leopard Films USA, titled Imagination Unleashed: An Artisan's Journey. Celebrity filmmakers Freddy Rodriguez, Danny Simmons, Laz Alonso, Persia White and Melora Hardin are featured in the world premiere of the documentary, which explores the convergence of emerging and established artistic talent. Documentarian Lauren Lazin follows each director as they make a short film with an aspiring young artist from their home city and then travel with the artist to their international debut during Art Basel Miami.

In October 2012, each of the five celebrity filmmakers was matched with an up-and-coming artist from his or her native city, who had also been selected as a finalist in the prestigious nationwide art talent competition: the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series. These filmmaker/artist pairs set out to collaborate against the backdrop of their shared hometown by creating a unique short film that explored the hidden potential and beauty in the world around us. The 60-minute documentary follows the pairs as they film their shorts and as the artists prepare for their debut during Art Basel Miami, held December 6-9, 2012.

Imagination Unleashed: An Artisan's Journey provides a glimpse into the individual creative processes of these young artists, from the time they are chosen as BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series finalists, through their collaboration with the filmmaker and on to the finale event during Art Basel Miami. The journey of each finalist parallels the journey of the five hometown celebrity filmmakers: New York (Danny Simmons), Chicago (Freddy Rodriguez), Miami (Persia White), Washington D.C. (Laz Alonso) and Houston (Melora Hardin).

Imagination Unleashed: An Artisan's Journey, is executive produced by Academy Award(R)- nominated producer Lauren Lazin and Leopard Films USA's Michael Winter, in association with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin.

For more information about the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series program, please visit http://on.fb.me/mybombay. To view each of the celebrity filmmaker/artist short film collaborations, please follow the five links below.

Danny Simmons & Edgartista Gonzalez: http://bit.ly/SapphireArtisanNYC

Persia White & Jovan Villalba: http://bit.ly/SapphireArtisanMiami

Melora Hardin & Jed Foronda: http://bit.ly/SapphireArtisanHouston

Laz Alonso and Al Burts: http://bit.ly/SapphireArtisanDC

Freddy Rodriguez & Hebru Brantley: bit.ly/SapphireArtisanChicago

About BOMBAY SAPPHIRE

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R) is the fastest-growing premium gin in the world and world's number one premium gin by value. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is created with a unique combination of ten hand-selected botanicals, sourced from around the globe. The brand's global essence and signature vapor infusion process impart a refined and perfectly balanced taste, versatile enough for both classic cocktails and exotic recipes. Infused with Imagination, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is a symbol of the exploration of worldly and sophisticated lifestyles. For more information, please explore www.bombaysapphire.com.

About Leopard Films USA

Leopard Films USA is a leading producer of non-fiction television and digital programming in the lifestyle space. The company is best known for delivering high-quality, high-volume franchises, including the global hits House Hunters International and Dear Genevieve (HGTV), and Man Caves (DIY). Other current shows include Mom Caves for HGTV, Top Spot for Travel, and Taste In Translation for Cooking Channel. Leopard Films USA is part of the UK-based Argonon group, whose other companies also include London-based Leopard Films, Leopard Drama, Remedy, and Argonon International, as well as Vancouver-based Remedy Canada. The group was most recently awarded the prestigious Czech Crystal for Matthew Bourne's Christmas, showcasing his cutting-edge choreography, and released the theatrical feature Swan Lake 3D.

About Ovation

Ovation is a network devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of 48 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com . In addition, Ovation is also active in the social media space. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations about the network and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.





  [february 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 02:50 PM]
"90 Day Fiance" - TLC's #1 New Series of 2014 - Returns October 19, 2014
In the second season, six new couples decide to take a chance on love and bring their spouses-to-be stateside.

[09/18/14 - 01:17 PM]
NBC Announces Partnership and Integration with Nissan as Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of Emmy Award-Winning Hit "The Voice"
"The Voice Official App" will further enhance the viewer experience across the show from the blind auditions, battles, knockouts all the way to the live playoffs as well as giving fans, for the first time, the ability to use the app to vote for their favorite artists live during the broadcast of the show.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 01:06 PM]
National Spotlight Shines on Jeter's Final Series on FOX; Pirates' Playoff Push on FOX Sports 1 to End MLB Regular Season
Today, FOX Sports announced unprecedented, side-by-side national coverage of Major League Baseball's final regular season Saturday with two compelling games side-by-side on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Sports 1.

[09/18/14 - 01:00 PM]
Central Perk Pop-Up Creates "Friends" Fan Frenzy in Lower Manhattan
The store (located at 199 Lafayette Street, on the corner of Broome) officially opened to the public Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 12:20 PM]
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack Make Musical Magic on "CMT Crossroads"
Said installment premieres Friday, September 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.

[09/18/14 - 11:46 AM]
Texas Native Jane Slater Hired as New Longhorn Network Reporter
She most recently worked for CBS in Dallas covering the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and college programs SMU, TCU and North Texas.

[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.

[09/18/14 - 11:31 AM]
FX Picks Up "Tyrant" for a Second Season
Production is scheduled to begin next spring with the second season returning in the summer of 2015.

[09/18/14 - 11:13 AM]
"Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" Starring Alexandra Shipp as the Beloved Superstar Premieres November 15
The film also stars Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight and Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot.

[09/18/14 - 11:11 AM]
Oxygen's Hit Crime Series "Snapped" to Air "Selena: Death of a Superstar" Examining Tragic Murder of Latin Music Sensation Sunday, October 5 at 9 PM
Immediately following, catch an all new episode of "Snapped: Killer Couples" at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/18/14 - 11:02 AM]
Popular Ensemble Comedy Series "Cougar Town" Hits National Syndication September 22, 2014
The series will enter its sixth season, airing on TBS in the winter of 2015.

[09/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
Mark Burnett Reunites with Mike Darnell to Produce a Primetime Event Game Show for ABC, "500 Questions" (Working Title)
It is scheduled to air in 2015, with the program testing the smarts - and nerve - of contestants in a pressure-packed, incredibly intense environment.