Informed Consent: The Truth About Breast Implant Illness is a documentary about one woman’s journey with the devastating symptoms of breast implant illness and her difficult and frustrating road to recovery.
This is a topic that needs a heavy spotlight to make women aware of this little known devastating and mysterious illness from breast implants.
We have partnered with Producer Gwynne Thomas, formerly of ABC News and are seeking completion.
Newly Launched: OMI Well Beauty
The last few months have been jam packed and lots of fun for RonMar Studios. We’ve been traveling (as have our crews) from New York to Florida then onto LA and New Zealand.
We produced a series of product launch videos for OMI Well Beauty of their first ever hair nutrition nutraceutical. Video was filmed on location in New Zealand with a stellar crew headed up by producer/director Sally Williams with Founder Naomi Whittel in tow.
RonMar does all post-production in New York. The Hair Nutrition product is made available online and is currently sold out.
We are eager to work with brands that want an economic way to create rich dynamic content, organizations that want to engage in public service campaigns and companies that need powerful and impactful big-screen visuals requiring high-level production needs. RonMar Studios approaches each client uniquely.
Our creativity and unparalleled detailed attention to quality and professionalism results in measurable ‘needle moving’ results.
RonMar Studios is eager to collaborate and bring your content needs to life. Let’s get creative.
Lake Nona Impact Forum
The Executive Producing team of Roni Selig and Marcie Mulé recently wrapped The Lake Nona Impact Forum where they created the big-screen videos, wrote and produced high-level speaker sessions with thought leaders and changemakers.
Featured talent included Chelsea Clinton, Geena Davis, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, David Cameron, TD Jakes, Karen Lynch, Katie Couric, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Lindsay Vonn, Dr.Francis Collins and more.
Read more about the event here:
RonMar Wins Multiple Anthem Awards
RonMar Studios is proud to announce winning multiple Anthem Awards this year!
The Anthem Awards honor purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide.
RonMar Studios production of a series of PSAs for The Cura Foundation’s Unite To Prevent campaign raised awareness of the continued need to act safely together to stop the spread of Covid 19 for the Spanish-speaking population using Hispanic celebrities. The public service campaign amassed over 140 million impressions on broadcast and cable networks nationwide.
We received the Silver Anthem Award in the “Influencer Endorsement” category and Bronze in “Non-Profit Campaign.” Last year RonMar Studios won the Silver for the English-speaking master campaign #UnitetoPrevent which amassed over 750 million impressions nationwide.
We are honored that our work is recognized and that we are making an impact.
Emotional Runway Interview
RonMar Founder Roni Selig recently spoke with Matt Sloane on his podcast “Emotional Runway” about resilience and reinvention.
Matt writes: “The world of business is unpredictable and scary, so having the ability to be resilient through the tough times and always be reinventing yourself is key. Our special guest – award-winning TV producer and executive Roni Selig has reinvented herself more times than most, and despite roadbumps like layoffs, marriage difficulties and personal loss, she’s come out swinging!”
Check out the episode here:
2022 in Review
As 2022 closes out, we are thrilled to connect with you on all the happenings at RonMar Studios. With our small and mighty team, we have managed to create a variety of content in multiple genres as well as collaborate with other producers and creative talent.
This past year we were honored to:
- Executive Produce the Lake Nona Impact Forum.
- Produce and distribute a series of Covid 19 prevention PSA’s in Spanish for The Cura Foundation.
- Produce a series of ‘big screen’ videos for Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Marc Hodosh’s very successful inaugural Life Itself gathering in San Diego sponsored in part by CNN.
The highlight was remotely directing a segment with luminaries Norman Lear, and Brian Grazer together discussing the meaning of life over a bagel and lox.
We increased our client roster, branching out into some different areas of content creation, including a product launch for a new health and beauty company which had us filming in New Zealand (we’ll share videos in 2023) and working with media mogul Jon Klein on a (top secret) digital project.
We also built up our development slate with several high-end projects that we are taking out to the market and we landed a development deal with A&E Networks.
We were Anthem Award Silver Winners for our Unite to Prevent National PSA Campaign which garnered more that 633 million impressions on broadcasts and local stations across the country, giving us more shiny hardware on the mantel.
In addition, we earned a nomination for a NY EMMY for the 2021 PBS Special Once Upon The Holidays produced with The Young People’s Chorus of New York for All Arts/WNET TV.
All in all, it was a pretty good year as we continue to build our name and reputation as RonMar Studios.
RonMar Receives Emmy Nomination
We are proud to announce that RonMar Studios has received an Emmy Nomination!
Roni Selig and Marcie Mulé have received a nomination in the category of NY Regionals Children/Youth (12 and under) – Long Form Content for the program All Arts Young Peoples Chorus of NYC’s Once Upon the Holidays, Part 1.
The special first aired on WNET on December 14, 2021.
Roni Selig Featured in UMass Magazine
RonMar Founder Roni Selig was featured in a recent article and video in the UMass Magazine, highlighting her as a new graduate of their University Without Walls program. An excerpt:
For most people, an Emmy Award, Peabody Award, and Tony nomination would be enough to define a successful career. But for Roni Selig ’22, there was one recognition that got away—her college diploma. During the early months of the pandemic, Selig set out to resolve the unfinished business of her bachelor’s degree and discovered that the UMass University Without Walls (UWW) program was the perfect partner to help her achieve her goal.
As an undergraduate student nearly 40 years ago, Selig took a gap year from New York University to pursue job opportunities in television. The move, while a boon for her career, put her academic ambitions on indefinite hold. “When I was in my 20s, I felt I’d rather earn than learn—that’s just where my head was at,” she recalls. “At this point in my life, I’d rather learn than earn. And frankly, being an older learner is much more gratifying.”
RonMar Campaign for Cura Foundation Wins Anthem Awards
The Cura Foundation and Sanford Health are honored to be recognized as Silver Winners for Best Nonprofit Campaign and Best Influencer Endorsement categories (Health) in the Inaugural Anthem Awards
New York, NY — March 2, 2022 – The Cura Foundation announced today that it has been named as a Silver Winner for its #UniteToPrevent PSA Campaign in Best Nonprofit Campaign and Best Influencer Endorsement categories (Health) in the Inaugural Anthem Awards. The PSA Campaign has been executive produced by Cura Foundation’s president and founder Robin Smith, MD, MBA, Marcie Mulé and Roni Selig, co-presidents of RonMar Studios and Ashleigh Walton, executive director of marketing at Sanford Health.
#UniteToPrevent is a U.S.-based multimedia campaign raising awareness of the continuing need to act safely, together, to stop the spread of COVID-19. The PSA clips distributed on TV, radio and online feature 19 celebrities and athletes. The campaign is supported by the Cura Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to improve human health globally, and Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the U.S. The initiative received additional support from three separate entities Aspire Capital, Alliance Global Partners and Akkad Holdings.
The #UniteToPrevent campaign reinforces the need to follow public health and prevention measures (especially mask-wearing, vaccinations and boosters) as the COVID-19 landscape changes. PSA participants include singer and songwriter Josh Groban, entertainer Steve Harvey, talk show host Amanda Kloots, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, actors and celebrities Colton Dunn, Joshua Malina, Raven-Symoné, Elise Neal, Cristela Alonzo, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nuñez, Leslie David, Margaret Cho, Loni Love, Ross Mathews, Bill Engvall, Gabrielle Carteris, Dan Bucatinsky and Bernie Williams. Learn more at unitetoprevent.org.
To reduce social disparities in the fight against COVID-19, Cura is expanding the reach of the campaign with two new PSAs in Spanish featuring multi-Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jon Secada and actors and celebrities Olga Merediz (“In the Heights,” “Encanto”), Alfonso Herrera (“Ozark”), Judy Reyes (“Scrubs,” “Devious Maids”), Cristián de La Fuente and Daphne Rubin-Vega.
#UniteToPrevent has circulated in the U.S. with people seeing or hearing it more than 535 million times in 25,402 radio and 121,404 TV airings. It has aired nationally on local affiliate television stations as well as national networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, ION, The CW, MyTV Network, Bounce, and Telemundo.
“It is our distinct honor to recognize the work that brands, organizations, and individuals are all making to create an impact in their community,” said Jessica Lauretti, managing director, The Anthem Awards. “We launched this platform to show the world that all corners of our culture, from sports and entertainment to business leaders and celebrities, are all standing up to say, it is time for systemic change and that social good is what we value as a society.”
“COVID-19 knows no boundaries,” said Robin Smith, MD, MBA, founder and president of the Cura Foundation. “The pandemic won’t end for anyone until it ends for all. We all have to stay vigilant to protect ourselves and others. Get Vaccinated! #UniteToPrevent.”
“I cannot thank enough the incredible caregivers who have been fighting COVID-19 and all that comes with it for more than two years. We must continue to do all we can to stop the spread of the virus so their sacrifices do not go in vain,” said Bill Gassen, president and CEO of Sanford Health. “I applaud the Cura Foundation and all partners in the #UniteToPrevent campaign for raising awareness of this crucial message on the steps needed to keep our communities safe and reduce the strain on health care workers.”
Winners for the inaugural Anthem Awards were celebrated at the first annual Anthem Voices conference followed by a star-studded virtual Awards Show on Monday, February 28, 2022.
The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The inaugural competition received nearly 2,500 entries from 36 countries worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. A portion of program revenue will fund a new grant program supporting emerging individuals and organizations working to advance the causes recognized in the inaugural Anthem Awards.
Roni Selig on Rich Roll Podcast
RonMar Studios’ Roni Selig was interviewed by athlete and author Rich Roll on his podcast.
Not only is Roni Selig one of my favorite people, she is one busy woman, so I am honored that she carved out some quality time to sit down with me and do the podcast in the midst of her immersive (to put it mildly) work schedule at CNN, where she has the heady title of Director of the CNN Medical, Health & Wellness Unit in CNN’s New York City headquarters high above Columbus Circle.
In certain respects, I suppose this makes her Sanjay Gupta’s boss — heavy, right? To provide some perspective, we were meant to conduct this interview about a month ago. But as we sat in her office catching up prior to potting the mics, the Boston Marathon bombing occurred, and I had the rare opportunity to watch her — and her team at the world’s leading 24-hour international news network — jump into action to begin covering the unbelievably tragic events as they unfolded in real time. It was impressive. But needless to say, the horrible events of that day prevented the podcast from happening. Lucky for me, I was back in NYC a month later. No crazy breaking news that day, so we got it done.
Compelling is the fact that despite the time constraints and pressures of her incredibly demanding job — amplified by her busy personal life as a wife and mother — Roni still manages to find the time to pursue her passion — triathlon — and pursue it well.
We get into all aspects of her professional life — behind the scenes at CNN Health; plus how she balances her personal life to train and compete as a high level age group endurance athlete, and her passion for CNN Fit Nation — a program she oversees that involves a small group of civilians (hand selected annually from submissions) facing personal challenges committed to completing their first triathlon under the mentorship of CNN.
All said, Roni is a delight and an inspiration. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I (always) enjoy spending time with her.