Wednesday, July 31, 2013

On the Leesh Productions July 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We've had a super busy month over here at On the Leesh.  What You Can Do has continued our summer campaigns honoring our oceans from coast to coast, featuring simple ideas on how to protect our oceans based on interviews with The Parker Manatee Aquarium at The South Florida Museum and The Monterey Bay Aquarium.

On July 20th, we held an event - "Plastics Art for a Healthy Ocean" at the Bushwick Coffee House in Brooklyn. We asked artists to create works of art on repurposed plastic.  Thanks to everyone who made the event a huge success! 

And we're incredibly excited to announce that our video - Snooty: Senior and Loving was selected by MSN to run on their home page.  Major congratulations to Snooty the Manatee for inspiring all of us, and a tremendous thank you to Marilyn Margold, the South Florida Museum and everyone involved in making this video a success!  

Hope you're all staying cool in this heat!
The On the Leesh Team 

This month, we were inspired by Sarah-Mae Nelson of the  The Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Her commitment to our oceans inspired her to go plastic free for an entire year.  Watch this video to find more about her experience.  Wanna follow in Sarah's footsteps? Don't worry, you don't have to give up all plastic products for the year! Sarah-Mae offers simple one minute ideas on how you can make a difference.

To honor our ocean's we produced an event called "Plastic Art for a Healthy Ocean."  Held on July 20th at the Bushwick Coffee House in Brooklyn, we asked artists to submit works of art on recycled plastic.  Our winner, Courtney Miller, was awarded a gift pack from Celebritay.  We also made donations in her name to The Monterey Bay Aquarium and The Parker Manatee Aquarium.  The event featured a charity concert with performances by KntrlrJanet LaBelle and The Sea Monsters. Thank you to everyone who made the night a huge success!

July 19th marked the 65th Birthday of Snooty the Manatee! Snooty has
lived longer than any manatee and has allowed scientists to learn so much about these gentle giants.  The Parker Manatee Aquarium threw him a huge birthday bash, and the whole community came out to honor him. I mean, just take a peak at his cake!  We're passionate about spreading the word about Snooty over here, so the best gift we could give this guy, is having his video featured on MSN. Join us in wishing the big man all the best in the coming year, and check out this video to learn more about Snooty's work in helping other manatees.

Thanks to everyone for making our continued oceans campaign, a success as well as everyone who got involved in the conversation on Facebook.  Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube.


As we wind down the Summer, we'll offer more one minute ways to help the health of our oceans and all the creatures living within them.

Coming up in September we will devote an entire month to the ideas of anti-bullying and spreading kindness and compassion.  We're teaming up with the Anti Defamation League, and we will offer simple one minute ways to combat the issue of cyber-bullying.   Last September, our campaign with Rachel's Challenge raised 10,000 acts of kindness, so this year we're re-teaming for our second annual "Kindness Week." Stay tuned.

Be sure to write in and share your ideas on how to protect our oceans!


On the Leesh President,  Alicia Arinella, was named the 2012 Accolade Competition Humanitarian of the Year. Her interview has just been released, and you can check it out here.  We offer our sincere thanks to the Accolade Competition for their continued support and for this amazing recognition.

In addition, What You Can Do won a Gold Remi Award from Houston WorldFest for Commercials/Public Service Announcements. We're so thrilled with this honor.  

It's been a busy year for us, and we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire cast and production crew of What You Can Do, as well as the wonderful organizations we partner with, and our incredible fans and community! 

Wanna know more?

Stop by our What You Can Do blog for new posts and features like  Missy's Homestead. Also visit the On the Leesh blog for the latest news and happenings on all our projects.  Get in on the conversation & let us know what you'd like to read about next!

Min' Ette, the face of the Unstoppable Minute Vlog, has been busy mining the web for facts and beautiful images of our oceans.

On the Leesh would like to extend our congratulations to our clients at Super Styling Sessions: Jay Scruggs and Sue Zecco. Our video won the Barkleigh Award for "Best DVD 2012" which is the follow up for our Barkleigh Award win of "Best DVD Series - 2011."

Check out our corporate video site for new video clips from our clients and contact us to learn more about maximizing visibility for your company. 

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