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Radio Facts: On September 3, 1936, New York City welcomed home America's Olympic athletes from the 1936 games in Berlin with a festive ticker tape parade. Those athletes included Jesse Owens - who won 4 gold medals in one day -- and 17 other black Americans who competed for their country. Synopsis: From the writer and director of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution Deborah Riley Draper and narrated by Blair Underwood with executive producers Dr. Amy Tiemann, Michael A. Draper and Blair Underwood Olympic Pride, American Prejudice explores the experiences of 18 African American Olympians who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitler's Olympics or participating in the Third Reich's grandest affair, the film follows 16 men and two women before, during and after their heroic turn at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. They represented a country that considered them second class citizens and competed in a country that rolled out the red carpet in spite of an undercurrent of Aryan superiority and anti-Semitism. They were world heroes yet returned home to a short-lived glory. This story is complicated. This story is triumphant but unheralded. This story is a vital part of history and is as relevant today as it was almost 80 years ago. Since the 1936 Olympics was a well-documented event, this film will utilize the wealth of newsreel material, newspaper articles, photographs, personal interviews and never-before-seen footage as well as resources from the personal archival collections of Olympians and organizations in both the U.S. and Germany. The film is produced by Coffee Bluff Pictures (www.coffeebluffpictures.com). https://youtu.be/97Icc35DJPM
Radio Facts: BMG, the new model music rights management business, has appointed Fred Casimir to run its recordings business worldwide as Executive Vice President International Repertoire. Casimir will have responsibility for both new recordings released through BMG Artist Services and for BMG's substantial catalogue recordings business, including the Sanctuary and Mute Records catalogues. BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said, "Developing our recordings business is a key strategic area for BMG. Fred has strongly contributed to the expansion of BMG's business and to the development of BMG Artist Services. I am delighted that Fred is to take on worldwide responsibility for recordings." BMG, founded in 2008, is unique among major music companies in housing both music publishing and recording rights under the same roof. In contrast to other major companies, BMG's local teams are able to negotiate both publishing and recording deals, and remain the main contact point for all international projects. Fred Casimir, formerly SVP European Repertoire and Managing Director BMG Germany, joined BMG in June 2009. Previously Casimir held positions at Fremantle Media Entertainment, Fremantle Licensing Germany, Mercury Records, EMI Electrola and worked as an independent music manager.
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