Facetime: Upfronts, Newfronts and Adweek Women in Media

This week marked the kick off of the Digital Content NewFronts. Hulu, Condé Nast Entertainment and Refinery29 were among the presentations that had journalists and advertisers informed and entertained for hours with celebrity appearances and exciting new content announcements. Here at Adweek, we celebrated Women in Media with a cruise down New York City's Hudson River. Adweek editor Lisa Granatstein spearheaded the event, and some of media's most well known women showed up. Check out photos below.

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Hearst

(L. to r.) Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy O’Dell, actor Channing Tatum, Hearst Magazines Digital Media president Troy Young and Snapchat content vp Nick Bell at Hearst’s presentation.

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Refinery29

Refinery29 chief content officer Amy Emmerich, R29 Shatterbox Anthology actress and director Gabourey Sidibe and R29 original series What We Teach Girls executive producer Morgan Spurlock strike a pose at the women’s lifestyle brand’s celebration. 

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BET

 (L. to r.) DJ Khaled, BET broadcast media sales president Louis Carr and music producer Irv Gotti attend the BET Networks 2016 Upfront at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Hulu

 (L. to r.) Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer flank Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins at the streaming platform’s presentation and lunch. 

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Condé Nast Entertainment

Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff and MediaLink founder and CEO Michael Kassan connect at Cipriani for the CNE newfront. 

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MTV

 (L. to r.) MTV president Sean Atkins, producer Mark Burnett, musician Kendrick Lamar and Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman celebrate MTV’s upfront.

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Women in Media

(L. to r.) The MAC Presents executive team of operations vp Mariann DiNunzio, CMO Marta Cyhan and president Marcie Allen with singer Bebe Rexha, Adweek editor Lisa Granatstein and CL Group founder Cara Lewis celebrate Adweek’s Women in Media event aboard the Hornblower yacht before cruising down the Hudson River. 

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Women in Media

Adweek editorial director James Cooper and MSNBC anchor and Women in Media host Kate Snow pause for a photo before the festivities begin. 

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Women in Media

Singer Bebe Rexha surprises partygoers with an a cappella performance of her hit songs.

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Women in Media

Talk show host Wendy Williams stops by to enjoy the scene.

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Women in Media

Allure editor in chief and Adweek Women in Media honoree Michelle Lee with her husband Erwin Valencia.

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Women in Media

Activist and former ad executive Cindy Gallop.

This story first appeared in the May 9, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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