Local

August 22, 2014

AFN does Comic-Con, brings home the goods

Tags:
AFN Broadcast Center public affairs

Stephen Hale interviews Adelaide Kane, who plays Mary, Queen of Scots, in the dramatic TV series Reign at the 2014 ComicCon International in San Diego, California. The American Forces Network is the world’s largest television network, seen in all 24 time zones around the globe.

If you’ve ever wondered what “success” looks like, just toss a gaze toward Eric Gabriel, Robert Sekula, Rock Grant, and MC2(SW/AW) Stephen Hale, all from the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, Marketing and Promotion division, March Air Reserve Base, California. Their mission: attend Comic-Con International in San Diego and bring home recordings of celebrity shout-outs to share with AFN’s nearly one million viewers around the world.

During the 4-day event, the AFN media team coordinated and conducted approximately 100 interviews. People interviewed included top TV and film stars like Jada Pinkett Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth, Kevin Bacon, Jeremy Renner, and Vivica A. Fox., as well as up-and-coming talent, executive producers, and other key industry players. Interview topics included an opportunity for interviewees to discuss their current projects, military interest, troop shout-outs, and AFN station identifications. Moments like these inspire and acknowledge our military viewers and let them know they are not only in the thoughts of their friends and family, but in the hearts and minds of many Americans.

The material collected will be used in multiple capacities – on-air, feature packages; shout-outs; identifications and on AFN’s various social media platforms.

Along with the material recorded, a major benefit of the trip to Comic-Con included the opportunity to represent the Defense Department at a major industry event, serving as the organization’s ambassadors, educating and informing Hollywood folks, and gathering support for AFN and its mission to bring “A Touch of Home” to our men and women serving overseas.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher

Air Force JROTC cadets graduate Summer Leadership School

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Air Force JROTC cadets from Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley and Arlington High School in Riverside, graduate from a two week Summer Leadership School, held at March Air Reserve Base,...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

Airmen attend second annual Norton-March reunion

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Paul Mitt, detachment chief, 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, answers questions about the MQ-9 Reaper at March Air Reserve Base on June 20. Members of the Nort...
 
 
Halle-Berry

Halle Berry Connects With the U.S. Military

Halle Berry stars in the Science-Fiction show “Extant,” which just began its second season. Finding out someone values and appreciates what you do can keep you floating at cloud level for weeks, especially when the someone ...
 

 
Courtesy photo

Charles “Chuck” Flood, Satellite Services, Inc., passed away unexpectedly, June 17, 2015

Courtesy photo Chuck Flood: March 16, 1963 – June 17, 2015 Flood had been employed by SSI since February, 2005. He had been the fire truck mechanic, responsible for over 15 fire fighting vehicles at Edwards Air Force Base and...
 
 
Watchara Phomicinda — LA Daily News staff  photographer

March honor guard gives final honors to America’s veterans

(Final in a two-part series on honor guard, reprinted with permission) Watchara Phomicinda — LA Daily News staff photographer Brittarose Morgan, 77, right, wife of the late Airman First Class Roland Morgan with daughter, Kym ...
 
 
HBI-photo

Fitness at a glance – It’s all about timing!

Ever notice how your anxiety tends to increase around your fitness assessment time (FA)? It is amazing that in 20 minutes (or less) your FA is over, but your anxiety level has cumulatively increased over the 30-90 days (or more...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>