About Connection III Entertainment Corp.
Founded by Cleveland O’Neal III, President and CEO, Connection III Entertainment Corp. is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of original television programming and motion pictures. For more than 20 years the reach of its family-friendly, multicultural media content has expanded annually with distribution on multiple platforms across the United States and globally.
Connection III Entertainment Corp.’s three niches are multicultural scripted movies and drama specials; pro-social, FCC-friendly Educational/Informational programming; and general market TV magazine series. Its broadcast affiliates include major station groups such as the CBS Television Stations, FOX Television Stations, Sinclair, Media General, Hearst, TEGNA and CW Plus, as well as TV licensees in foreign territories including India, Turkey, Greece and Africa. Domestically, Connection III’s TV series are available in 107 million U.S. homes, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Currently, Connection III produces and distributes four nationally syndicated weekly television series. Now in its 14th season, the nationally syndicated weekly TV series franchise Made In Hollywood puts viewers in front of the biggest stars, directors and producers of each weekend’s new box office releases. Exclusive celebrity interviews, on-location, on-set coverage and red carpet premieres are all featured on Made In Hollywood.
Now in its 13th season, the Emmy-nominated, FCC-friendly, Educational/Informational, weekly series spin-off, Made In Hollywood: Teen Edition shows teens how everything new at the movies and on any screen is Made In Hollywood. Made In Hollywood: Teen Edition presents behind-the-screen background and techniques for entering the motion picture, television and home entertainment fields, while introducing teens to career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills of the profession.
In its 8th season, Live Life and Win!, also an FCC-friendly Educational/Informational weekly half-hour TV series, inspires and enlightens young viewers with inspirational teen success stories and promotes such critical themes as social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism.
Made In Hollywood Now, in its 5th season, is your ticket to all that’s new on any screen. The Sneak Peeks segment brings viewers an early look at future releases, while Home Screen features What’s Hot Now on any screen: Blue-ray, streaming and video on demand.
Connection III is proud of its track record as the first to bring diversity across a variety of media platforms through its library of multicultural media content, while providing access to advertisers, corporate sponsors, and licensees desiring to reach multicultural markets.
Connection III’s library of properties includes What About Your Friends: Graduation Blues (CBS-TV/HBO), the first African-American after-school special in network television history; Phat Beach (Orion Pictures), the first hip-hop beach movie in theatrical motion picture history; What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway (UPN), the first multicultural teen movie-of-the-week in primetime television history; and Christmas at Water’s Edge, starring Keshia Knight Pulliam (“Cosby”) and Tom Bosley (“Happy Days”), which had its world premiere in national syndication and its cable premiere on Lifetime.
The Connection III Digital Division extends the company’s TV brands across web/social/mobile and provides online partners with branded content from its various TV shows and from its extensive broadcast archive of celebrity interviews, as well as original content.