New York, NY (September 21, 2017) – The best and brightest media industry pros, age 30 and under, filled Manhattan’s Midtown Lofts last Friday, September 15 for the 3rd annual Cynopsis Rising Star Awards. The event recognized 77 young people for their drive and outstanding work in media. View the post-event webpage listing all the honorees, including headshots and descriptions, here.
MediaCom’s Marketing Manager, Sara DeViney, made the list. She has grown the agency’s friends/fan following by more than 10% in the last year, and has produced work seen at the United Solo Festival, The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival, Dixon Place, The Triad/Stage72 and The Cutting Room. Her comedy video “The Flashmob Breakup” was featured on MTV, The Huffington Post, USA TODAY, AOL and MSN.
During the acceptance remarks, many of which were received with applause and enthusiastic hoots of approval from the audience, one honoree joked that if she could be a TV character, she’d choose Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi. Megan Cotter of Discover Communications remarked that she wished she could combine “Leslie [Knope]’s passion with Ron Swanson’s appreciation of a good scotch,” both character from NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Joann Park of Turner said that in ten years she sees herself “leading content strategy and telling stories of people who’ve been overlooked, so no one feels invisible.” Samantha Fenimore of one2one Media hopes to be in “a position where I’m learning something new every day and feel excited about the industry – like I am today.” Diane Fabrizio of Zenith said she dreams of being CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.