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August 22, 2014

AFN does Comic-Con, brings home the goods

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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.




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