Veteran Entertainment Publicist EMILY MCGILL Announces Boutique PR Firm PRESS PLAY - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Veteran Entertainment Publicist EMILY MCGILL Announces Boutique PR Firm PRESS PLAY


(New York, NY) After a decade working in the New York City entertainment industry, veteran publicist Emily McGill founded Press Play, a boutique public relations firm serving the entertainment community.  Prior to her most recent position with Disney Theatrical Productions where she handled the Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aladdin, Emily worked with boutique theatrical PR agencies The Hartman Group and Philip Rinaldi Publicity, as well as the 2015 New York Observer’s number one public relations agency, DKC Public Relations. 

Press Play launches with a client roster that includes Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon, Broadway’s favorite gym Mark Fisher Fitness, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter LOLODaniel J. Watts’ The Jam, the Samuel French Awards, international recording and concert artist Maxine Linehan, as well as various events and shows.  Service offerings include retainers, project-based timelines, and a la carte options for creative individuals, inspiring companies, and first-rate entertainment properties. 

“Looking back on all I’ve learned during the last decade working with some of the top talents in the entertainment industry, it is a dream come true to bring Press Play to the world,” said McGill.  “My unique history of theatrical, personal, corporate, performance, and event publicity affords me the opportunity to fine-tune strategies for clients across all facets of entertainment.  I’m greatly looking forward to continuing the multidimensional work that my experience has offered.”

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Emily McGill has represented the Tony Award-winning productions of A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington, Memphis, and Billy Elliot, as well as Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock and CATS, George Takei’s Allegiance, along with the Broadway productions of This Is Our YouthRock of AgesGhostElf, and First Date. Since her start in theatre, she’s expanded out to other forms of entertainment including music, live entertainment, film and television, and corporations.  Clients have included companies of all sizes (from Disney, HBO and Fathom Events, to Abrams Artists Talent Agency and BroadwayHD), individuals, musical acts, and strippers.  Yes, strippers.  

Career highlights include the Obamas attending A Raisin in the Sun and having a literal ‘stop the presses’ moment with People Magazine for the exclusive photo, throwing an afternoon tea celebration for Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson hosted by Julianne Moore (and included the reading of a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama), producing a concert at the State Department for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton starring cast members of Memphis and the show’s composer David Bryan (of Bon Jovi), and producing a benefit concert for Operation Smile to celebrate the cast album release of First Date.  

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