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#6560 - 10/04/00 05:12 PM Media Coverage
Helen Offline
Please post any and all info and questions about US & World media coverage of the storm here.

Just wanted to let everyone know that a friend of mine spoke with Roger Ailes (a powerful executive at FOX Headquarters in New York (212) 301-8220). My friend said he told him about the loss of life and need for help in Belize, Mr Ailes asked "how did they die?" That's how much we need media coverage in the US. Most people here in the US have no idea of what happened with Hurricane Keith.

Please note, from now on, if you are interested in learning more about what's going on with media coverage , or if you have info on this subject, post it here. I will not post again to "FOX Support" until they get a news crew on their way to Belize.

[This message has been edited by Helen (edited 10-06-2000).]

#6561 - 10/04/00 05:23 PM Re: Media Coverage
Helen Offline
Reef Radio on the air via generator power.

#6562 - 10/04/00 05:26 PM Re: Media Coverage
claireht Offline
Helen, Way to go!

#6563 - 10/04/00 05:28 PM Re: Media Coverage
phaedramom Offline
Media coverage in CT. was lousy. They focused on the Yucatan and totally minimized the impact it had on Belize

#6564 - 10/04/00 05:33 PM Re: Media Coverage
Canadian Weather Channel reported that despite The American Weather Channel reporting that Belize was devastated Ambergris Caye and Belize in general are in fair shape and will be open for business soon.

#6565 - 10/04/00 05:47 PM Re: Media Coverage
imabloom Offline
If someone can get me down there along with my 2 additional crew people, we will produce a video piece on what the people are going through and need. We will then submit it to CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and others. We can be ready to come there on 1 days notice. We won' require any money for ourselves and will provide all the equipment and personnel needed to produce this. What we would need it air, lodging and other ancillary expenses covered while the 3 of us are there. Respectfully, Michael Bloom, SIP

BIO (1999)

Michael graduated from The University Of Southern California (USC) with a Masters Degree, Fine Arts with an emphasis in electronic media, and a Bachelors Degree in Film, 1982. In 1984 Mike Bloom pioneered "Product Related Marketing Videos" and is a major force in the home video and premium industry. He has created an organization that is unquestionably the most successful company of its kind. Advertising, Broadcast, and Promotion Clients include Procter & Gamble, Cash Plus Media, General Mills, Kraft/General Foods, Quaker, Sony, Bristol Meyers, Golden Grain, Sega, Hewlett Packard, The Dial Corporation, Nissan, and Toyota.

In 1986, Mike began working in Television. After demonstrating his creative insight, he was signed by The William Morris Agency, Dick Howard/John Ferriter and currently is represented there today by Mr. Ferriter, VP., Packaging, William Morris, as Dick has since retired. He has since produced several network and syndicated specials while continuing his unprecedented successful track record in the Advertising and Home Video Market.

Special Interest Productions sits on top of the product related video business with more than 65% of the market. Its list of clients include companies that are both FORTUNE 500 and Ad Age 100 corporations. The list of video clients include General Mills, the H. J. Heinz Co., The Quaker Oats Company, Sony Corporation Of America, Hewlett Packard, Sega, Alta Vista, Bristol Meyers, ExerHealth Inc. (HealthRider) and many more. Mike is responsible for targeting, negotiating and signing all of Special Interest Productions’ clients.

Mike is one of a handful of producers who has never lost money on a show he was responsible for. His many production credits as a Producer, Director, or Writer include 6 Osmond Christmas specials most recently, "The Marie Osmond Christmas Special", "The National Lampoon Collegiate Comedy Pop-Off" (a series of 12 that ran for 3 years), "Earth Aid, Our World A User's Guide" with Ed Begley, Jr., (a series of twelve, still in broadcast) and "The Discovery Zone" (a children's show utilizing the Discovery Zone amusement centers as the focal point for the set). Future proprietary projects in development or in production now include "Royalty of the IIIRD Millennium" in association with MAI Productions 1999, "The Olsen Twins, Kids Only Xmas Show" beginning Christmas 2000, "A Day In The Life Of..." 2000 (A Reality Docudrama), "SOB, Halifax School Of Broadcast" Sitcom Pilot to shoot 2001 with Dick Clark Productions, "A Carolina Christmas" (a feature movie of the week) 2001 "You Don't Have To Be Jewish" (comedy special) 2001, "Life After Death In The NFL" (feature docudrama) 2001, "Women In Sports" (a sports magazine) 2002, “The Play Caller” a feature documentary about the inside track of an NFL Coach 2002, "Zero Tolerance" a feature film base on the career of Coach Ladacuer 2002, plus many more.

In 1994 Mike was awarded his most prestigious award, "THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARD" for the child development program he originally produced for Heinz USA. There are 3 awards presented every year in the film/video category by the National Board of Education. These include the Gold, the Silver, and the Bronze. In 1994 and again in 1996 more than 16,000 entries were considered. Winning the Gold was very special to Mike, not only once, but twice. Additional awards and recognition include 3 Emmy Nominations, and 4 National CLEO Awards

Athletic Entertainment Productions (AE Productions) was recently formed for promoting and marketing sporting events as fundraising vehicles for non profit organizations. AE voluntarily produced the Steve Young Celebrity Ski Weekend at Snowbird Utah and has assisted in many of the Forever Young fundraising events. Since the AE involvement, receipts have increased over 400%. Recently AE successfully produced and promoted the Jimmy Connors/Bjorn Borg tennis exhibition tour nationally.

Mike is postured to produce variety specials, sports programs, films and any other program that mixes taped programs with live audience participation and incorporation. He mostly seeks opportunities specifically involving education and entertainment in the Children's and Special Interest Markets (Documentary) as well as the Variety and Sports Markets.
Michael Bloom

#6566 - 10/04/00 07:31 PM Re: Media Coverage
Marietta Offline
I called KENS-TV in San Antonio today and FUSSED about not having coverage and sent them to this board. I'm now watching coverage of Ambergris Caye!!!!

Comprehensive coverage!!!!

Thank you KENS-TV!

#6567 - 10/04/00 08:19 PM Re: Media Coverage
Belize Mama Offline
I have called our local TV stations, radio, and our newspaper and have not been able to find anyone interested in covering this,,,,even though Tammy Martinez, who lives on AC is from here (Pensacola, Fl).
I am so mad and frustrated with trying to get news on this. Why are they so stupid to not want this news? Who cares about the debates last night?

#6568 - 10/04/00 08:47 PM Re: Media Coverage
Helen Offline
Wow! I stepped away to make some calls and send some emails, and I'm glad to see so many people are on board!


We have a local Orlando news team coming to talk to us tomorrow. I apologize that I only know it as channel 13, or I would give you more details.

I spoke again with American Family Radio, and they said they will start brodcasting our request for help tomorrow, and they will plug it in as often as they can for as long as they can.

American Family Radio is a network of radios stations that broadcast nationwide via independent local stations. They are affiliated with the American Family Association, and maybe we can get some help from them too!

I've been told that anyone can listen to live feeds of their programming through their website which is www.afr.com

I apologize that I do not know how to set up a link here, but if anyone knows how to do that, please pitch in.

In regards to FOX News, I just learned that one of the confirmed casualties of the storm is Kay Smith. I was told that she and her husband Buddy were an enormous help to the FOX crew while they were filming their TV show "Temptations" on Ambergris Caye. I do not know if anyone with the FOX Network is aware of this information, but they will be soon!

I need to see what else is going on, but I'll check back here soon.

PLEASE KEEP POSTING. I promise to pass along all of the comments and info here to any media resource who is willing to listen.

I'm not giving up! So please don't ask me to.


#6569 - 10/04/00 09:05 PM Re: Media Coverage
Helen Offline
Wow! Who did that? Thanks a million!

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