Collaborations and Special Projects

In addition to offering specialized and limited talent representation, we invest in ideas and people by funding and supporting projects that excite us like The Character Actor Hall of Fame, The Carney Awards, The Fantasy Sports Radio Network, and the Elvis Duran TV Casting Project.

feature-length documentary

Worst to First: The True Story of
Z100 New York

Worst to First: The True Story of Z100 New York

Worst to First is a feature-length documentary that portrays the against-all-odds inspirational story of the launch of the iconic and most successful radio station in history, New York City’s Z100. In 1983, Z100 launched from the swamps of New Jersey, where no artist would venture, and the DJs had to buy their own records just to have music to play on air. Fun, poignant and aspirational, the film features Scott Shannon and several other Hall of Fame radio personalities as well as industry legends like Clive Davis and Elvis Duran.
Capturing the times, personalities and music of the era, Worst to First portrays the ultimate David and Goliath story that built the foundation for the world’s biggest radio station and the people behind the legacy that endures and continues to grow, reaching eight-digit audiences daily, and continuing to influence the face of media and entertainment.

recognizing outstanding
achievement in character acting

The Carney Awards,
The Character Actor Hall of Fame

Named in honor of the late, great Oscar and six-time Emmy winning actor Art Carney, The Carney Awards were created by Elvis Duran Group CEO David Katz, his brother Jim Katz, who is an Emmy Award-winning producer, and Brian Carney, an actor/voice-over artist and Art’s son. The Carney Awards is a joint production between The Elvis Duran Group and Radcliffe Road Pictures. Elvis Duran, the Katz brothers and Carney are executive producers.

The live show has been televised and star-studded with numerous honorees and special guests such as Harrison Ford, William H. Macy, Allison Janney, Jeff Garner, Wendie Malick and James Cromwell.

sportsgrid partnership

The Fantasy Sports Radio Network

In 2019, EDG entered the $26 billion fantasy sports industry through a partnership with SportsGrid, Inc., the leading suppliers of fantasy and sports wagering information services. In the exclusive arrangement, EDG is responsible for programming, marketing, sales and distribution of SportsGrid’s Fantasy Sports Radio Network (FNTSY Radio).

With more than 75 hours per week of programming distributed via streaming/on-demand video, OTT and linear TV, FNTSY Radio is a sports-centric digital broadcasting platform. The free digital streaming audio platform can be heard on the FNTSY Radio app, iHeart Radio and TuneIn.

Looking for America’s
next tv superstars

Elvis Duran TV Casting Project

In partnership with Atlas Media Corp, a NY TV/Film/Digital production company, EDG will activate Elvis Duran’s passionate audience to help find talent for documentaries, docu-series, reality and lifestyle shows. The innovative approach to nationwide casting will deputize the millions of eyes and ears to help find talent that Atlas Media and EDG can develop into TV shows and other content.

Through prompts on the top rated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, along with social media blasts, listeners will be encouraged to submit their TV-friendly friends, family members, and local personalities to a nationwide talent search on Atlas and EDG will review the submissions and offer development deals to the most promising talent.

order elvis duran’s book

Where Do I Begin?
Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud

order elvis duran’s book

Where Do I Begin?
Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud