Lightbox Entertainment, the multi-platform media company founded by Academy Award and Emmy-winning producers and cousins Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn, has partnered with the American Black Film Festival in a bid to foster diversity in the feature documentary arena. The multi-year program will see Lightbox work with the industry’s most promising black filmmakers, as identified through by the ABFF. First up, the ABFF and Lightbox have unveiled the ABFF’s inaugural Feature Documentary Competition.
A+E Networks business development executive Christian Murphy has been upped to SVP, daytime and programming partnerships. The promotion was confirmed by Paul Buccieri, president, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group, and Peter Olsen, EVP ad sales at A+E Networks, to whom Murphy will report.
On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons of shows on HGTV, VH1, DIY Network, Nat Geo Wild and Spike TV. HGTV’s Desert Flippers (pictured) returns for a new season, with real estate and house-flipping experts Eric and Lindsey Bennett back with more So-Cal home renovations. Premiering July 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the 10-episode season follows the duo as they face hot weather and harsh landscapes in their quest to renovate dilapidated homes while raising a family.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".