New York

KMR clients on Parade in NYC!

November 28, 2016

From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; check out these performances:

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Mamie Parris gives an incredible rendition of “Memory” with the company of Cats behind her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzfe_gKDfHM

 

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Eric Anderson and the cast of Waitress show us “What Baking Can Do.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05v_vPoueIE

 

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Nina Lafarga getting us On Your Feet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDcYvPpX6Ls

 

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And Will Burton “Shaking the Blues Away” with the cast of Holiday Inn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n32JKaZoToY

Agency News

Fred Westbrook 1960-2016

November 7, 2016

With heavy hearts, KMR said goodbye to a long time member of our agency family when Fred Westbrook passed away from lung cancer on November 3rd.  One of the industry’s most original and dynamic personalities, Fred represented game show giants such as Monty Hall, Wink Martindale and Bob Eubanks as well as Adam West and many other high profile actors, announcers, and comedians.

In his almost 30 years at KMR, Fred was the force behind not only the on air careers of his clients but also worked to preserve their legacies though creative partnerships with live theatre, casino slot machines, conventions and various game show networks. From the day he graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in TV, Film and Radio, Fred was on his way to becoming the preeminent expert in all facets of the game show universe.  He co–authored The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows and worked as a contestant coordinator before starting the Celebrity and Game Show division at KMR.  His dedication to and talent for furthering his clients dreams knew no bounds; in an age of new technology, Fred was the epitome of the old school agent who worked the phones and made deals happen seemingly out of thin air.  His vocation was his passion, and his clients were similarly devoted to him.

Fred’s upbeat personality and humor were the outward manifestation of an intensely private and humble man.  Per his wishes, few people outside of the office knew of his illness.  Fred will be greatly missed by the industry he loved, and by the people who loved him.

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Commercials

Commercial Campaigns to Watch this Fall

September 26, 2016

It’s College Football season, and that’s means only one thing:  Larry Culpepper is back for Dr Pepper!  Check out James Connor as he pilots his latest invention.

After the campaign launched this summer (did you get your chicken scented sunscreen?), here’s a new KFC spot featuring George Hamilton as the “Extra Crispy” Colonel

The Rivals are back!  Peter Breitmayer is working overtime and underground in this latest Progressive Insurance commercial.

Agency News

KMR Walk & Roll for Shane’s Inspiration a Success!

Because of the support and donations from our clients, staff, friends and family, KMR was the second highest fundraiser at the 19th annual Shane’s Inspiration Walk & Roll in Griffith Park on September 18th.  This fantastic organization is dedicated to bringing awareness toward fostering a bias-free world for children with disabilities through inclusive state of the art playgrounds and educational programs.  Thanks Team KMR!  www.shanesinspiration.org

Diversity

KMR Diversity clients shine at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards

September 12, 2016

A&E’s “Born This Way” took home the prize for Best Unstructured Reality Program Sunday night at the Creative Arts Emmy awards.  This is the first time a series starring a cast with disabilities has won an Emmy!  Now in it’s second season, the hit show follows a group of seven young adults with Down Syndrome through their everyday lives.  Congratulations to KMR clients Megan Bomgaars, Steven Clark, Sean McElwee, Rachel Osterbach and Cristina Sanz.

In another first, the award for  Outstanding Commercial went to the diversity and inclusion PSA “Love Has No Labels”.  Produced by the Ad Council, R/GA and Mindride, the ad features KMR clients Maddie Gray and her sister Sophie.