GLOBAL ROAD ENTERTAINMENT’S UNSCRIPTED & ALTERNATIVE DIVISION TO JOIN THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION IN PRODUCING THE 2019 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION IN A NEW ERA 

The Newly Revised Competition Will Air Live From Atlantic City on ABC September 9, 2018 with Global Road Entertainment’s Phil Gurin As An Executive Producer 

ATLANTIC CITY and LOS ANGELES June 18, 2018 – The Miss America Organization (MAO) announced today that Global Road Entertainment will join MAO and Tall Pony Productions (Tall Pony), in producing the upcoming 2019 Miss America Competition airing live from Atlantic City on ABC September 9. Award winning producer Phil Gurin, the company’s President of Unscripted & Alternative Television, will join the team serving as an Executive Producer assisting with the creative development and execution of a modern show relevant to a global audience. “It is such an honor to be part of the team launching Miss America 2.0 this September,” stated Gurin. “As we reimagine this storied franchise, it’s exciting to offer a new and empowering platform for these strong, female leaders to shine.” 

As one of the industry’s leading independent creators, producers and distributors of non-scripted television, Gurin has been responsible for executive producing, creating and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including live event, game, music, hidden camera, comedy, clip show, factual, dramatic re-enactment, docu-soaps and formatted reality. Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks, and in over 150 countries around the world. He has won four Primetime Emmy® Awards as an Executive Producer on ABC’s Shark Tank, and an international Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) for the comedy game show Oh Sit! which he co-created for The CW, and The Singing Bee (NBC & CMT) one of the top 30 most produced original formats in the world. 

The announcement of Gurin and Global Road Entertainment’s involvement in the production follows the recent announcement that the swimsuit competition will be retired and that evening wear will be given more of a purpose with candidates showcasing the beauty of their intelligence while being free to choose evening wear that represents their personal style. 

“As The Miss America Organization moves into executing the Miss America 2.0 mission of preparing great women for the world and preparing the world for great women, we are fortunate to have individuals and companies of such experience, talent and vision working together to create an amazing show!” said Regina Hopper, MAO’s President and CEO. Global Road’s TV division recently announced a co-development deal with Reginald Hudlin and Byron Phillips under their New Nation Networks banner; a co-development joint venture with French powerhouse production company Newen, and leading Ukrainian media group FILM.UA Group; and co-production development deals with award-winning format-focused production company Spark Media, factual entertainment production company Double Yellow TV, and Denise Harrop’s 3 Magic Monkeys. In addition to long standing co-development collaborations with CBC (Canada) and Fuji (Japan), along with a robust slate of original development and upcoming commissions, Global Road’s television division is positioned to become a major content provider.

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About Global Road Entertainment

Global Road is a preeminent worldwide content studio that develops, finances, produces, acquires, and distributes entertainment content across theatrical, television, digital, and emerging platforms. The company also represents the distribution rights on behalf of third-party films intended for a global audience. Owned by Tang Media Partners, Global Road Entertainment is uniquely positioned to harness its deep resources and experience as a producer, financier, and sales entity to offer the industry and consumer a robust slate of traditional and next generation content. About The Miss America Organization The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) (4), is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 51 licensed state organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $17 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c) (3), provides academic, community service, and other scholarships to young women. 

About CRDA 

The Miss America Organization is the only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com.

Karl Nilsson 
Karl.Nilsson@MissAmerica.org 

Karen Nocella 
609-344-1804 
Karen.Nocella@MissAmerica.org 

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