Andrew E. Freedman Public Relations, LLC was founded in 1990. Through its placement oriented approach, the company has established itself as a respected entity within the media relations field. The firm's tenacious determination and the respect it has earned among leading print reporters and television producers is the core of its success. All of our clients, from major corporations to entertainment personalities, have benefited through the positive exposure we have secured for them in leading magazine, newspaper and on broadcast outlets.
The company believes that while saturation coverage is appropriate in some cases, a client's goals are often better realized through a surgical and targeted campaign. Additionally, we maintain that no reporter can be expected to operate professionally unless they are fully educated on the client. Therefore extensive briefing packages are prepared on each client and distributed in advance of every interview.
The success of Andrew Freedman Public Relations stems from a philosophy that it is generally better to be pro active, not reactive.
Andrew E. Freedman
Andrew E. Freedman, President of Andrew E. Freedman Public Relations, LLC., established his media relations firm in October 1990. The company has represented a wide variety of individuals and corporate accounts including broadcast journalists, Broadway performers, television programs, authors, not for profit organizations and corporations. In summer 2005, Freedman and his family moved to Los Angeles, California, where the firm is currently headquartered. The company also maintains affiliations in New York City.
Before establishing the firm, Freedman was the Senior Vice President of Media Relations for Special Olympics International. Prior to that, he worked at the NBC television network where he served as spokesman for the news division. Programs, which fell under his immediate jurisdiction, included NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Meet the Press and all planned primetime specials. Freedman also oversaw the network's press operation for such historical events as the U.S. – Russian Reykjavik and Geneva Summits, the Seoul Olympics and all Presidential election coverage. Additionally, he served as spokesman for Tom Brokaw, Maria Shriver, John Chancellor and other senior NBC News correspondents and executives.
Prior to joining the network, Freedman worked in the political arena. He served on the senatorial and presidential campaign staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy and in the campaigns of various Congressmen and Senators.
He was directly responsible for all press relations pertaining to the launch of CBS News’ Early Show, NBC News’ Today Show’s street level broadcast center ((which earned him a CLARION AWARD from Women in Communications), political columnist Arianna Huffington’s book How to Overthrow the Government, NBC News’ joint election coverage with PBS, Gayle King and THE GAYLE KING SHOW, Barbara Walters and THE BARBARA WALTERS SPECIALS and FOX AND FRIENDS co-anchor Gretchen Carlson.
Freedman and his wife, Patty Dworkin Freedman, reside in Beverly Hills. They are the parents of two boys, Alexander and Christopher.
Patty Dworkin Freedman
By calling upon her career as a highly regarded Broadway, television and commercial actress, Patty Dworkin Freedman posses a broader understanding of the goals of the entertainment clients she represents.
As head of the firm's entertainment division, Dworkin-Freedman has spearheaded national publicity campaigns for theatrical institutions such as The Yale School of Drama, Circle in The Square Theatre, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, The WPA Theater, BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, The New York Nightlife Awards and Broadway by the Year. Her award winning personality roster includes or has included Academy Award winning composer Stephen Schwartz, Tony winner Jason Robert Browne, Emmy winning actress and legend, Eartha Kitt, actors Joan Collins, Liza Minnelli, Harry Shearer, Darin Brooks, Alex Meneses, Christopher McDonald, Lea DeLaria, Linda Lavin, Julian Ovenden, David Dean Bottrell, Flex Alexander and Margaret Avery, Grammy winners/ nominees Tierney Sutton, Cheryl Bentyne, Red Grammer, Shanice, John McDaniel, Oscar nominated costumer designer Jeffrey Kurland and many others. Other accounts include The Gospel Music Channel, Alan Ett Creative Group, The Greiff Company (including Gene Simmons Family Jewels), Deon Taylor enterprises, best-selling authors Arianna Huffington, Mitch Albom, Rachel Resnick and Frank Delaney, composer Steven Lutvak, LaDuca Dance Shoes, Western Interiors Magazine, LA's premiere florist Tic-Tock Couture Florals, branding expert Tamara Jacobs, campaigns for several feature films as well as several charities.
Patty began her acting career in summer stock with the popular Kenley Players and went on to become a member of the acclaimed comedy group, Second City. That association brought her to New York where she landed her first Broadway role in the chorus of Seesaw. From there, she joined the cast of Shenandoah. She soon caught the eye of director Arthur Penn and was cast in Larry Gelbart's Sly Fox co-starring with the legendary Jackie Gleason. She played opposite “The Great One” on Broadway and in major cities throughout the country for more than a year. Additional theater credits include roles at Actors Theater of Louisville, The Cleveland Playhouse and Capital Rep., and the national tours of The Nerd, The Heidi Chronicles and Lips Together Teeth Apart.
ABC television relocated Freedman from New York to Los Angeles and put her under contract in their talent development division. Soon after, her highly visible television career skyrocketed with starring roles on The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Eight is Enough, One Day at a Time, Delta House, Miami Vice, Dynasty and other popular programs. Additional television credits include Moonlighting, Simon and Simon, Night Court, Three's Company, Navy-Emerald Point, Sheriff Lobo, Harper Valley PTA and Shirley, among others. Her film credits include roles in Ghostbusters, Mr. Mom, Airplane II and Heavy Metal.
Patty was considered one of the most successful on-camera and voice over actress' in the field It's estimated that she has appeared in over 300 on-camera commercials and in at least as many voice-overs. In the animation field, Patty was closely associated with such leading houses as Hanna-Barbera, where she was the voice of teenage Pebbles Flintstone, DIC and Ruby-Spears. She also endeared herself to millions as the original voice of SNUGGLES, the fabric softener bear.
She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Andrew Freedman. They are the parents of two sons, Alexander Michael and Christopher David.
Mitch Zamarin has many years of experience in public relations, covering a broad scope of the arts & entertainment industry, including music, television, personalities, non-profits, artists and special events. Prior to joining Andrew Freedman Public Relations, he was the Director, Entertainment Division at Asbury Communications, where he handled diverse projects such as the re-release of the classic teen horror flick, “Halloween,” a theatrical benefit performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” starring Jack Black, the special CD release, “The Bill Clinton Collection: Selections from the Music Room” and Campos Creative Works, one of the world's top producers of business to business and experiential marketing events.
Zamarin's background includes several years as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Edie Robb Talent Management in New York where he oversaw all public relations activities for their client roster as well as their corporate interests. While serving as a Senior Publicist with Rubenstein Public Relations in New York, he launched Jackie Mason's one man, hit Broadway show, “Love Thy Neighbor,” as well as promoting the legendary restaurant “21.” Zamarin also spent many years at The Lippin Group, in both Los Angeles and New York, and Solters/Roskin/Friedman in LA, representing many personalities, and television projects, including numerous series and specials, both network and syndication, such as “Blossom,” “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” ”My Secret Identity,” and the “Country Music Association Awards” show, among many others. In music, he has handled high-profile performers, such as Eric Clapton, YES, Crosby, Stills & Nash as well as numerous tours and album releases.