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.

The 3 Rs: Rugged, Resourceful & Resilient with Marcie Mulé & Roni Selig

Thank you to Barbara Barna Abel and Abel Intermedia Production for talking to us for the podcast, Camera Ready & Abel.

We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation about what it takes to succeed in the rugged terrain of television and film production: resourcefulness, resilience, energy, stamina, some risk-taking, trust, and lots of luck!

Check out the full podcast interview below.

RonMar Covid Campaign Reaches Spanish Market

Cura Foundation & Sanford Health Reach the Spanish Market with Covid-19 PSA urging Vaccination

The Cura Foundation and Sanford Health have teamed up once again with RonMar Studios to produce two new Public Service Announcements en Español tailor made for the Hispanic market.

New York, NY — March 14, 2022 – RonMar Studios has once again teamed up with The Cura Foundation to create two new Spanish language PSAs utilizing Hispanic celebrities in an effort to reduce social disparities in the fight against COVID-19. These new spots join the already successful awareness campaign #UniteToPrevent PSA Campaign which is already airing nationally on broadcast outlets across the country.  The PSA Campaign is executive produced by Cura Foundation’s president and founder Robin Smith, MD, MBA, along with Marcie Mulé and Roni Selig, co-presidents of RonMar Studios and Ashleigh Walton, executive director of marketing at Sanford Health.

The Executive team at RonMar in association with 16 Mile Talent booked Cuban-American musician Jon Secada, whose musical career spans over two decades, with three Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, Panamanian-American actress Daphne Rubin-Vega most recently in the feature film “In the Heights” and Chilean-American actor Cristián de la Fuente from “Devious Maids”and many other English and Spanish-language TV shows and telenovelas.  Also on deck is Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera, from the hit series “Ozark” on Netflix, award-winning Cuban actor and humanitarian Olga Merediz from “In the Heights” and Dominican-American actress Judy Reyes of “Scrubs” and “Devious Maids.”

These celebrities remind us to be change makers in our communities by getting the vaccine and booster shots.

A recipient of two Anthem Awards for public service, the Campaign has received more than 535 million impressions on 121,404 TV airings and 25,402 plays. 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.

Past 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.

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. 

How to Prepare for an Executive Producer Interview

In this clip, Roni Selig, currently an Executive Producer at RonMar Studios and former executive producer at CNN for Dr. Sanjay Gupta for 10 years, talks about how to prepare for an executive producer interview.

Roni Selig on Rich Roll Podcast

RonMar Studios’ Roni Selig was interviewed by athlete and author Rich Roll on his podcast.

From RichRoll.com:

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.