Moonshot Pictures and Unimark/Longo create ICE®, an integrated content entertainment group dedicated to creating world-class branded content in Latin America – headed by pan-regional TV veteran Elżbieta Pruszyńska

Miami, USA, and São Paulo, Brazil, September 4, 2012 – Moonshot Pictures and Unimark/Longo today announced an agreement to form a branded content company devoted to creating high-quality branded entertainment content throughout Latin America including, but not limited to, co-productions and advertainment in film, theatre, music, product/virtual placement & sponsorship, documercials, and infomercials.

ICE is being launched in sync with the Latin America’s markets crucial content crossroads – particularly in Brazil, where legislation is about to change requiring a minimum amount of locally produced content starting in the last quarter of 2012. “Today, consumers are embracing a brand’s message through unique and immersive entertainment and educational experiences in a number of media vehicles, including movies and new digital platforms. ICE will create stimulating content on a revolutionary level for Latin America,” said Walter Longo.

Elżbieta Pruszyńska, President/Co-Founder of ICE will oversee all co-branded partnership developments throughout Latin America. “We are content creators, and we want our world class content available to as many people, and on as many platforms as possible. The name ‘ICE’ conveys the full multiplatform scope of opportunities not only on linear television, but across online portals, print, film, and other emerging platforms. Advertisers are looking to diversify their media investment and seek alternatives in non-traditional media vehicles. This is what we offer.” said Elżbieta.

With over 18+ years of industry experience, Pruszyńska joins ICE from Synapsys International where she oversaw all global development and co-branded content initiatives throughout Latin America. She is recognized throughout the television and advertising industries for her cross-cultural television expertise. In 1996, she was part of the start-up management team that oversaw the launch and operations for Nickelodeon Latin America. Later, she joined E! Entertainment Television’s management team to reconstruct the brand in Latin America, implementing the network’s first on-air/off-air initiative that escalated revenue by 350% and increased the number of advertiser six-fold. Ms. Pruszyńska also held a number of senior positions in Strategic Planning and Brand Development for Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide and Young & Rubicam where she was instrumental in re-inventing world-renowned brands for British Airways, General Mills and Procter & Gamble.

“Moonshot Pictures will continue to evolve as a company with an unwavering vision of re-imagining the potential of our diverse programming formats well beyond traditional television and film,” added Roberto d’Avila, Moonshot Pictures, President and CEO.

ABOUT MOONSHOT PICTURES

Moonshot Pictures is an independent full service content production company led by award-winning producer, Roberto d’Avila and is based in São Paulo, Brazil with satellite offices in Los Angeles. The company produces across genres, including entertainment, reality TV, game shows, comedy, drama, sport, docu-dramas, animation and feature films. Its credits include international hits such as the Brazilian versions of In Treatment and Brazil’s Next Top Model, as well as 9mm: São Paulo and international award winning feature film Last Stop 174. Moonshot Pictures is a privately owned company.

ABOUT UNIMARK/LONGO

Unimark/Longo is a brand consultancy firm run by Walter Longo, a global business celebrity and a pioneer in pan-regional television/advertising platform throughout Latin America. He is cited as a leading communications expert in numerous books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide, and is a frequent television guest and commentator, having appeared on shows including The Apprentice among many others. Longo is a member of several advisory boards and author of O Marketing na Era do NEXO and Tudo Que Você Queria Saber Sobre Propaganda e Ninguém Teve Paciência de Explicar and speaks frequently around the world on advertising, business growth, communications, and marketing.