Darien Sport Shop commercial 9-2-16

Darien Sport Shop Celebrates 70th Anniversary, New Commercial Features Darienites

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Seven decades after it was founded in 1946 by Stephen Zangrillo, Darien Sport Shop is celebrating the 70-year anniversary and has launched a video commercial filmed in Darien and showing town residents. Here’s the store’s announcement about the commercial and the anniversary:
Just in time to kick off the Fall season, Darien Sport Shop is pleased to announce the premiere of its Fall 2016 campaign commercial launched in celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary. The film was produced by Connecticut-based Hostage Films, a commercial and film production company led creatively by director and cinematographer Ruben Latre and executive producer Melissa Beth. Ruben Latre is an award-winning commercial director from Barcelona, Spain who in his first year directing commercials was thrice nominated in the category of Best New Director, ultimately taking home the honor at APCP Madrid. Latre’s work has been featured in Adweek, honored at the Director’s Guild of America in Shoot’s New Director’s Showcase and shortlisted at the AICP Awards.

Darien Sport Shop 7-29-16

Nonprofits Invited to Raise Funds Through Darien Sport Shop Event

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For the past 70 years, the Darien Sport Shop has been dedicated to being a good neighbor by supporting numerous outreach initiatives throughout the year.  
The Darien Sport Shop will host a special two-day 70th anniversary charity shopping event on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 6. Fairfield County non-profit organizations are invited to participate in this opportunity to raise funds for their causes.  This year’s event will include special trunk shows, a wine tasting presented by BevMax, prizes and other festivities. How do organizations benefit?

Darien Sport Shop commercial casting call 7-8-16

Want To Be in a Darien Sport Shop Commercial?

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Darien Sport Shop is looking for local ‘talent’ to appear in its 2016 Fall/Holiday television commercials and advertising. 
No modeling or acting experience necessary. ___________
— an announcement from Darien Sport Shop
Must be available for fittings the week of Aug. 8 and all day for filming at locations in Darien on Aug. 17. Compensation will be in the form of product and photography.

Stephen Zangrillo

Obituary: Stephen Zangrillo, 91, Founder of the Darien Sport Shop

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Stephen F. Zangrillo, 91, who founded the Darien Sport Shop, died Wednesday, July 8, the Darien Times reported. He was born Dec. 26, 1923. Zangrillo opened the store in 1946, just down the street from its current location. The original store had one room and just 400 square feet of space, said his daughter, Gina Zangrillo (now president of the store) in a video on the store’s website.