New York, NY -- AOL announced today its live interview series, AOL BUILD, will open a ground floor public-facing studio for future productions in the fall of 2016. The studio will be located at 692 Broadway in the heart of downtown New York City. BUILD currently resides within AOL’s global headquarters at 770 Broadway.
The new AOL BUILD studio will encompass 13,412 square feet with state-of-the art technology, designed to shoot in 360º, furthering AOL’s commitment to provide an immersive live and virtual reality experience. AOL BUILD, the cultural platform, was created to connect the most compelling, interesting and influential creators in the world with their fans and audiences. Currently, AOL BUILD produces at least four hours of live programming each day with 75 live events per month. AOL BUILD has hosted more than 800 episodes to date with over 2,000 guests from the biggest names in entertainment, tech, sports, fashion and business.
“I am thrilled to share that we will be opening this new studio for AOL,” said Jimmy Maymann, Executive VP and President, AOL Content and Consumer Brands. “The studio reflects our commitment to creating immersive live experiences and creating a studio that will serve as a cultural destination, digitally, as well as within New York City. With its state-of-the-art technology and the creative team behind it , we’re connecting the physical and digital worlds for our consumer, much like the way we live our lives.”
To date, AOL BUILD has drawn Oscar® winners like Julianne Moore, Grammy winners like Elton John, Tony winners like Kristin Chenoweth, Olympic athletes like Lindsey Vonn, renowned chefs like Mario Batali, best-selling authors like Nicholas Sparks, fashion designers like Rebecca Minkoff and influential business professionals that have included Carmelo Anthony, among many others.
“AOL BUILD has been able to create incredible moments by creating unique content that lives at the intersection of social and live,” said Suzanne Lindbergh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AOL BUILD. “With a series, like BUILD, we are excited to continue to innovate live programming with the digital and mobile world that we live in and let our audience be immersed in the moment, live and unedited”.
Today at AOL’s Newfront event at the South Street Seaport in New York City, director Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Colin Farrell and Ariane Labed of the Jury Prize-winning film at the Cannes Film Festival The Lobster will conduct a live BUILD interview in a build-out replica of the new studio. Lanthimos, Farrell and Labed will sit down for an interview with AOL BUILD moderator and host of What to Watch Ricky Camilleri to discuss the anticipated release of the new film.
AOL BUILD will open its doors at 692 Broadway this fall with an all-star line-up to be announced. The event will include a live audience and those who cannot attend will, as always, be able to watch live on AOL.com/BUILD. Currently, the series is hosted at AOL’s global headquarters at 770 Broadway in New York City.
AOL BUILD’s live events are Executive Produced by Suzanne Lindbergh and produced by the AOL’s in-house production team and are available at AOL.com/BUILD, the front page of AOL.com, AOL BUILD’s app on Apple TV, BUILD’s podcasts in the iTunes store, Google Play podcasts and select events on Sony Playstation and Facebook Live. AOL BUILD promotes each event to over 2.4 million social media followers across platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
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BUILD is a live interview series like no other—a chance for fans to sit inches away from some of today's biggest names in entertainment, tech, fashion and business as they share the stories behind their projects and passions. Every conversation yields insights, inspiration and plenty of surprises as moderators and audience members ask questions. It all happens several times a week from AOL headquarters in NYC and live-streamed at AOL.com.
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