For 55 years, CINE has been fortunate to partner with organizations that value CINE’s mission of serving emerging and established film, television and digital media professionals. The history and prestige of the CINE Golden Eagle Award, together with our constituent base and web presence, combine to create unique partnership opportunities for organizations that wish to have a strong presence in the film, television and digital media industries.
The financial contributions of our generous sponsors make possible CINE’s annual awards gala, educational programs, our website activity, including interviews with CINE honorees (including the late Marvin Hamlisch, Ken Burns, and others), scholarships and other awards. CINE can tailor programs to fit the needs and ideals of partnering organizations.
Current Sponsors of CINE
Our current sponsors are well-placed in the film, television and digital industries and contribute significantly to CINE’s mission. They not only make financial and in-kind contributions to CINE, but are also are actively engaged in our ongoing activities and educational programs, and often initiate ideas for these themselves.
Because our sponsors’ ideas and input are valuable to us, we have created a Sponsor Relations Committee within our Board of Directors to make certain we and our constituents have the continuing benefit of the insight and experience of these organizations.
CINE’s 2013 Sponsors are:
A&E: A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “The Glades” and “Longmire,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Hoarders,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48.” A&E will participate in CINE panels and other programs in conjunction with CINE.
National Geographic Channel: Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, Spanish language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in more than 71 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channels International is available in more than 380 million homes in 163 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.
Discovery: Discovery Communications is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. Discovery has hosted many CINE panels and speakers, offering students and professionals valuable insights into the creative process.
Henninger Media Services: Longtime CINE sponsor Henninger Media Services has provided a generous grant of post-production services to the winner of CINE’s Masters Award in the Independent category. In 2009, Henninger originated the idea for and conducted a series on “Finishing in High-Def”, which enabled CINE’s constituency to participate in a series of 3 programs, including a hands-on workshop, on this important and technical topic.
SnagFilms is one of the world’s leading digital destinations and distributors for independent film, featuring free, sponsor-supported, on demand viewing of more than 3,000 award-winning, fiction and non-fiction titles. SnagFilms’ curated collection is viewed on its own site and a digital network of more than 110,000 affiliated sites and webpages worldwide, including major online portals and hundreds of non-profits, special interest sites and blogs, and via its applications for phones, tablets and connected TV devices. SnagFilms’ titles have been featured on more than 3.5 billion pageviews across its network. Snagfilms also offers select titles via pay video on demand with partners reaching nearly 90% of the U.S. video on demand households, including Xfinity, iN Demand, Verizon’s FiOS, DIRECTV and DISH Network, along with digital platforms iTunes, Hulu Plus, Amazon, VUDU, Xbox Live, Google Play and Samsung Media Hub. CINE Golden Eagle winning films in narrative and documentary categories are eligible for distribution on Snagfilms.
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), together with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and MPAA’s other subsidiaries and affiliates, serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries in the United States and around the world. MPAA’s members are the six major U.S. motion picture studios: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. We are a proud champion of intellectual property rights, free and fair trade, innovative consumer choices, freedom of expression and the enduring power of movies to enrich and enhance people’s lives.
scoreAscore is the internet’s leading sound marketplace. Clients include Disney, Google, EA, Activision, NBC, Universal, Hasbro, Microsoft, Chase and others. scoreAscore provides countless music opportunities from major ad agencies, trailer houses, film studios and more.
What Your Contribution Funds
The CINE Golden Eagle Competition
Over the past 55 years, CINE has constantly evolved to best serve those working in film, television and and now digital media production. In sync with the opportunities created by ever-evolving technologies, we launched our Original Digital™ Division, featuring content created specifically for web and mobile devices. In 2012, recognizing the crucial role of score, we launched our first film-scoring competition. The CINE Golden Eagle Competition receives an average of 900 submissions annually, and CINE’s inaugural film scoring competition received over 100 entries. Submissions to each come from the US and worldwide, including the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Israel, Australia, Japan, Lebanon, Austria, Ireland and many others.
CINE Annual Awards Gala
CINE’s Annual Awards Gala is a festive event held in the Washington, DC area, at which we honor our top-winning filmmakers in each of our divisions with Masters Awards, as well as industry luminaries with honorary awards. Honorees have included Marvin Hamlisch (May 2012) who was on hand to receive CINE’s inaugural Legends Award shortly before his untimely passing; Lifetime Award honorees Judy Woodruff, Edward James Olmos, Ted Turner, Sheila Nevins, Roger Ebert and others; Trailblazers The Smothers Brothers, Ted Leonsis, Gwen Ifill, Steve James, and more; and Leadership honorees Eileen O’Neill, Bonnie Hammer and Stanley Nelson, among others. The CINE Awards Gala is an excellent networking opportunity for emerging and established filmmakers, and a very entertaining evening.
CINE holds educational panels in conjunction with our awards gala and throughout the year. These have included “Sports Programs: Beyond the Game” with filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) and Dan Silver of ESPN films; “Brainstorm to Broadcast” with History, featuring a screening of The Cole Conspiracy; “How to Pitch a Winner” and more.
CINE Screenings: In conjunction with our annual awards gala, we host screenings of our Golden Eagle winning student films, including in recent years Down in Number 5, which won the Silver Medal at the Student Academy Awards, Departure of Love, which won the Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards, The Time Machine, Sacramento, and others.
CINE’s Online Master Class Series features audiocasts of conversations with those who have shaped the media, including legendary filmmakers, journalists and other personalities. Our inaugural interview with Ken Burns premiered in the November 2007 issue of the CINE Newsletter, and interviews since have included Dan Glickman, then Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, CINE Honorary Board members Marvin Hamlisch, who was one of two people ever to have won an Oscar, a Tony Award, a Grammy, and a Pulitzer Prize and Michael A. Simpson, President and CEO of Informant Media, which produced the Oscar® winning Crazy Heart.
Your sponsorship will put you front and center of CINE’s select constituency of media professionals.
For more information on becoming a sponsor of CINE, please contact CINE’s Executive Director, Wendy Revel, at 301-652-8714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.