We have developed a production pipeline of feature films and television series aimed at the family market. Our CEO, William O’Dowd, is an Emmy-nominated producer and recognized leader in family entertainment, with previous productions available in over 300 million homes in more than 100 countries around the world. Mr. O’Dowd received 2017’s prestigious worldwide KidScreen Award for Best New Tween/Teen Series as Executive Producer of sitcom Raising Expectations, starring Molly Ringwald and Jason Priestley.
Furthermore, we have had a dedicated division servicing the digital video market for over 6 years, during which time we have worked with most major ad-supported online distribution channels, including Facebook, Yahoo!, Hulu and AOL. Our digital productions have been recognized for their quality and creativity, earning various awards including two Streamy Awards. Dolphin’s first highly popular online production was Aim High, a digital series starring Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) and Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), which premiered on Facebook and AOL in October 2011. Another highly successful property was Dolphin’s digital crime thriller, Cybergeddon, from CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, which premiered on Yahoo!.
On March 30, 2017, we acquired 42West, LLC, one of the leading full-service marketing and public-relations firms in the entertainment industry, offering clients unparalleled experience, contacts, and expertise. The name 42West symbolizes the agency’s position in the nation’s largest entertainment markets: from Manhattan’s 42nd Street (where the firm got its start) to the West Coast (which it serves from its offices in Los Angeles). 42West’s professional capabilities are equally broad, encompassing talent publicity and strategic communications as well as entertainment, digital, and targeted marketing.
42West grew out of The Dart Group, which was launched by Leslee Dart in 2004. Amanda Lundberg teamed up with Dart a few months later. In 2006, after Allan Mayer joined the partnership, the company was rechristened 42West. Over the next ten years, 42West grew to become the largest independently-owned public-relations firm in the entertainment industry. This past December, the New York Observer listed 42West as one of the six most powerful PR firms of any kind in the United States.