|Turner Upfronts 2016 | Photo: Matthew Brandt for Average Socialite|
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Hot Spot: Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, NYC
Deets: Global media company lit up New York with Turner Upfront 2016, on Wednesday, May 18, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. This marks the second year in a row that Turner came to the Upfront market with the united strength of its powerhouse entertainment, kids, news and sports brands – a portfolio spanning television, digital and mobile platforms that reach more than 75% of adults 18+ each month. TurnerUpfront 2016 highlighted some of the exciting new programming on tap for Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT and truTV, as well as the world-class sports coverage by Turner Sports and Bleacher Report. In addition, the presentation featured a look at ELEAGUE, the new eSports league from Turner and WME | IMG.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turnerbrands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStream Planet and ELEAGUE.
Spotted: Stars and personalities from across theTurner portfolio walked the red carpet leading into Turner Upfront 2016. The roster included Ellen Barkin (TNT's Animal Kingdom), Michelle Dockery (TNT's Good Behavior), Rashida Jones and Hayes MacArthur (TBS's Angie Tribeca), Conan O'Brien (TBS's CONAN),Samantha Bee (TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Jason Jones and Natalie Zea(TBS's The Detour), Alia Shawkat (TBS'sSearch Party), Wyatt Cenac (TBS's People of Earth), Billy Eichner (truTV's Billy on the Street), Damien Lemon (truTV's Comedy Knockout), Adam Conover (truTV's Adam Ruins Everything), Michael Carbonaro (truTV's The Carbonaro Effect), Kevin Pereira and Brooke Van Poppelan (truTV's Hack My Life) and Eric Andre (Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show). The event will also featured the cast of TBS'sWrecked, the casts of truTV's Impractical Jokersand Those Who Can't, and such notable executive producers as M. Night Shyamalan(TNT's Tales from the Crypt), John Wells andJonathan Lisco (TNT's Animal Kingdom),Blake Crouch and Chad Hodge (TNT's Good Behavior), Jeff Ross (TBS's CONAN) and Greg Daniels (TBS's People of Earth).
Other attendees incldued CNN's Dana Bash,Wolf Blitzer, Anthony Bourdain, Erin Burnett, Alisyn Camerota, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, Brian Stelter, Jake Tapper, Bill Weir, John Walsh and Fareed Zakaria, along with HLN's Robin Meade andMichaela Pereira. In addition, executives from across the Turner portfolio were on hand for Turner Upfront 2016.
Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.
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