Pillsbury announces new bread mixes
ORRVILLE, Ohio — Pillsbury, a brand from J.M. Smucker Co., is adding new Artisan Bread Mixes to its product portfolio. The mixes will be available in three varieties: Country White, Garlic & Herb and Parmesan & Basil. Families can use the mixes to bake such assorted breads as focaccia bread, bread sticks and pizza crust in 40 minutes or less, according to the brand.
Pillsbury Artisan Bread Mixes are available at grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.49. Consumers looking for recipes and tips can visit PillsburyBaking.com, Pinterest.com/PillsburyBaking or Facebook.com/PillsburyBaking.
Mountain Dew announces Open Call contest winner
PURCHASE, NY— Nathan Balli has been chosen as the first winner of Mountain Dew’s Green Label Studios: Open Call contest. The contest was open to people making films of all generes.
Balli’s project, “Authenticity is Everything,” was selected from 10 other finalists to win a mentorship with “Sin City” and “Machete” filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and action series producer Roberto Orci. He also will receive a production grant of $250,000.
"I am so grateful to have been selected as the first ever, Green Label Studios: Open Call winner," Balli said. "To be recognized by such a prestigious panel of judges and to get the opportunity to be mentored by Robert Rodriguez and Roberto Orci is a dream come true — this whole experience has fueled my passion for content creation, and I can't wait to get back at it."
The nine finalists who didn’t receive the grand prize all received grants for $10,000. Like Balli, their prize money will go toward projects that they’ll create for Mountain Dew and Complex Media’s site, Green-Label.com.
“We saw a tremendous amount of passion and some incredible content from all of the finalists, but Nathan's project really stood out,” Mountain Dew VP marketing Greg Lyons said. "We're very excited to work with a game-changing content creator like Nathan and can't wait to see what he'll produce next."