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SHAWN AND GUS TEAM UP FOR AN EPIC TWO-HOUR ‘PSYCH’ HOLIDAY MOVIE, SET TO PREMIERE ON USA NETWORK IN DECEMBER 2017

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From Universal Cable Productions, PSYCH: THE MOVIE is Executive Produced by Steve Franks, James Roday, Dulé Hill and Tagline Pictures

Universal City, CA — USA Network and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) have an early holiday present for fans of their hit series PSYCH. Fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), will team up once again, returning to USA for the holidays, when the two-hour PSYCH: THE MOVIE premieres in December 2017. PSYCH creator Steve Franks co-wrote the movie with Roday and will also direct the special.

Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), Juliet (Maggie Lawson), Henry (Corbin Bernsen) and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) will also return for the movie, which picks up three years after the series finale. The ambitious friends — along with some returning fan-favorite characters — come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. A comedic thrill ride follows, as the wild and unpredictable PSYCH team pursues the bad guys, justice …and food!

PSYCH is a beloved part of our USA family, and what better time to reunite with family than the holidays.” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Steve and James have taken the unique brand of comedy that the series honed over eight seasons and packed it in to a two-hour movie that successfully rekindles one of the greatest bro-mances in television history.”

PSYCH has an absolutely phenomenal and constantly refreshing fan base. We couldn’t be more thrilled to gift our Psych-os this holiday season with PSYCH: THE MOVIE,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and President, Universal Cable Productions. “Steve, James, Dulé and the rest of the gang are all returning for a delightful holiday movie that will not – nay, dare not – disappoint!”

PSYCH: THE MOVIE is executive produced by Franks, Roday and Hill, along with Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak via Tagline Pictures. The special is from Universal Cable Productions in association with Tagline.PSYCH: THE MOVIE goes into production on May 24.

After eight seasons and 121 episodes, PSYCH packed up its pineapples and said farewell in March 2014. During its final season, PSYCH was cable’s #1 original series in its timeslot among P18-49, P25-54 and P18-34, averaging over 3 million viewers P2+.* Over the series’ full run (2006-2014), PSYCH averaged over 4.5 million viewers (4.541MM P2+).**

About USA Network

USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA’s award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

About Universal Cable Productions:

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Falling Water,” “Playing House,” “Shooter,” “The Sinner” and “Suits” on USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” “Killjoys” and “The Magicians” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” and “Imposters” on Bravo; “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” on E!; “Difficult People” on Hulu; and “HarmonQuest” on Seeso. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.

* Source: Nielsen; 2014; 12/30/13-12/28/14; time period rank is 1/8/14-3/26/14 for Wed. 9p-10p cable programs (including new episodes and repeats) with at least three telecasts; Live+7 data

** Source: TVROCS; New episodes of Psych from 2006-2014; Live+7 data

 

ZACHARY LEVI SET TO HOST ‘SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON’

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Produced By Wilshire Studios, the Three Night Event Will Broadcast Live From San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22 at 11/10c

NEW YORK, NY – May 13, 2017 – SYFY today announces that Comic-Con fan favorite Zachary Levi (“Chuck,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Tangled”) will host the network’s second annual SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, produced by Wilshire Studios. Airing live on SYFY from Thursday, July 20 to Saturday, July 22 at 11/10c, the three-night broadcast will once again bring the largest genre-focused celebration in the world to fans across the U.S. In addition to his hosting duties, Levi and David Coleman will serve as executive producers through Levi’s Middle Man Productions banner.

“We are excited to be back in business with Zac as we prepare for this year’s LIVE FROM COMIC-CON,” said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production, USA/Syfy. “Not only is he an immensely talented multi-hyphenate, but he’s a true fan himself and a Con favorite. With Zac as our host, we are guaranteed to bring a fan first perspective to our coverage, providing an all access inside look at breaking news, celebrity interviews, and the on the ground interactions that make San Diego Comic-Con the premiere genre event!”

“I am beyond thrilled to be collaborating with SYFY during such a powerful year for their network.” said Levi, “As always, we are hard at work trying to bring the fans the most entertaining experience and content possible. My hope is that this year in San Diego will be one of the most memorable ever.”

Previously, for SYFY Levi hosted and produced GEEKS WHO DRINK, a game show based on the pub trivia contest of the same name.

Levi portrayed the beloved character Chuck for five seasons on NBC’s “Chuck” and recently made his return to the network for “Heroes Reborn.” On the big screen, he appeared in “Thor 2” in the role of Fandral. In addition to his on-screen accomplishments, Levi has also seen success on Broadway, earning a Tony Award® nomination for his role in the revival of “She Loves Me.” Later this fall, Levi can be seen in the upcoming drama “Alias Grace” and is currently reprising his role as the delightful Flynn Rider, reteaming with Mandy Moore’s Rapunzel for the “Tangled” television series.

LIVE FROM COMIC-CON is produced by Wilshire Studios, the studio behind E!’s LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET, and the newly acquired PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS.

About Syfy:

SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY Wire (www.syfywire.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Wilshire Studios:

Wilshire Studios develops and produces engaging and innovative non-scripted, original programming for all media platforms. A division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Wilshire is invigorating its slate with a focus on attracting high caliber producing talent and diversifying its content strategy with thought-provoking docu-series, news programming, reality and competition formats. Wilshire produces E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet” series, which provides in-depth coverage of Hollywood’s biggest nights. The studio also produces SYFY’s “Live from Comic-Con,” a three-night telecast which broadcasts live from one of the biggest fan conventions, San Diego Comic-Con; the People’s Choice Awards on E!; and “Mysteries and Scandals” and “What Happened to…Jessica Chambers?” on Oxygen. Wilshire has also produced 300 episodes of the dating game show “Baggage” for the Game Show Network.

 

THE BATTLE FOR O.C. BEGINS ON BRAVO MEDIA’S NEW SERIES “REAL ESTATE WARS” PREMIERING JULY 6TH AT 10PM ET/PT

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NEW YORK– May 18, 2017Bravo Media’s new docu-series, “Real Estate Wars,” premiering Thursday, July 6th at 10pm ET/PT, brings the cut-throat world of real estate in Orange County to life. With limited inventory in a premium area, this series follows two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, as they fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy enclave. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/real-estate-wars/season-1/videos/your-first-look-at-real-estate-wars

It’s the ultimate turf battle in the O.C., and things get tense when realty and reality collide. John McMonigle was formerly the number one real estate agent in the country, but lost everything when the real estate market crashed, ultimately forcing him into bankruptcy. John, never a man to stay down, rebuilt his empire with five ambitious agents to create The McMonigle Team, with one of their primary goals being to beat The Relegance Group. Relegance is made up of five zealous agents, including the “real estate queen” of Orange County, Jojo Romeo, who happens to have a contentious past with John. As an estranged employee of John’s, she became determined to join Relegance and help them become the #1 team in the O.C. However, it’s a small world, and when they vie for the same high end clients, limited listings and large commissions, the competition can be ruthless. With 10 agents, eccentric clients, multi-million-dollar deals, old vendettas, and one common goal of winning, all is fair in real estate and war.

Meet the Agents:

TEAM MCMONIGLE

John McMonigle

Drew D’Angelo

Hunter Fedden

Leo Goldschwartz

Hoda Hajirnia

TEAM RELEGANCE

Jojo Romeo

Spyro Kemble

Kylie McCollough

Eliisa Stowell

Kacey Taormina

“Real Estate Wars” is produced by World of Wonder with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, and Elise Duran serving as Executive Producers.

About Bravo Media:

Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content focusing on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital, and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Imposters,” and “Odd Mom Out,” in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises, as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: on demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

 

AFTER 39 DAYS, ONE CASTAWAY WILL BE CROWNED SOLE SURVIVOR AND AWARDED THE $1 MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE, ON THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE, FOLLOWED BY THE ONE-HOUR LIVE REUNION SHOW, OF “SURVIVOR,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

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“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” – A historic tribal council takes a shocking turn on one unsuspecting castaway. Then, after a game changing season, one castaway will be crowned sole Survivor and awarded the $1 million dollar prize, on the two-hour season finale, followed by the one-hour live reunion show hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, May 24 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CHEAT TWEET: Who will win $1M? 2-hour Season Finale & Live Reunion hosted by @JeffProbst #SurvivorGameChangers 5/24 8PM #CBS http://bit.ly/2rw5tS6

“Maku Maku” Tribe

Aubry Bracco

Brad Culpepper

Cirie Fields

Sarah Lacina

Troyzan Robertson

Tai Trang

Eliminated Castaways

Ciera Eastin (1st Eliminated)

Tony Vlachos (2nd Eliminated)

Caleb Reynolds (3rd Eliminated)

Malcolm Freburg (4th Eliminated)

James “J.T.” Thomas (5th Eliminated)

Sandra Diaz Twine (6th Eliminated)

Jeff Varner (7th Eliminated)

Hali Ford (8th Eliminated, Jury Member)

Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth (9th Eliminated, Jury Member)

Debbie Wanner (10th Eliminated, Jury Member)

Zeke Smith (11th Eliminated, Jury Member)

Sierra Dawn-Thomas (12th Eliminated, Jury Member)

Andrea Boehlke (13th Eliminated, Jury Member)

Michaela Bradshaw (14th Eliminated, Jury Member)

SURVIVOR is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by S.E.G. Holdco., LLC. Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are executive producers.

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR and the castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Survivor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/survivorcbs

Instagram: @officialsurvivor_CBS

CBS Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CBSTweet

 

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS – Racing to Digital HD 6/27 and Blu-ray & DVD 7/11 with Digital Extended Director’s Cut

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VIN DIESEL, DWAYNE JOHNSON, JASON STATHAM AND CHARLIZE THERON FACE OFF IN THE MOST EXPLOSIVE CHAPTER YET OF THE ACTION FRANCHISE THAT LEAVES ALL OTHERS IN ITS DUST

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON JUNE 27, 2017 AND
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD AND ON DEMAND ON JULY 11, 2017
WITH DIGITAL EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, May 18, 2017 – The #1 action film in the world, The Fate of the Furious, goes full-throttle on Digital HD on June 27, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on July 11, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the close-knit crew criss-crosses the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing world chaos — and to bring home the man who made them a family. With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features and an Extended Director’s Cut, The Fate of the Furious will be the crowning glory of every fan’s collection.

Now that Dom (Vin Diesel, XXX, Riddick), and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez, Avatar, Resident Evil) are married, Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team seems to have found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Snow White and the Huntsman) lures Dom back into the world of crime and convinces him to betray those closest to him, the crew faces new trials that will test them as never before.

The Fate of the Furious reunites Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch, The Other Guys), Jason Statham (The Transporter, The Expendables), Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson (Transformers, Ride Along 2) and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges (No Strings Attached, Max Payne) in a heart-stopping new adventure that also features Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Hateful Eight) and Scott Eastwood (Gran Torino, Suicide Squad).

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:

  • The Cuban Spirit – As the first major studio motion picture to shoot in Cuba in decades, the country’s effusive spirit permeates the making of the film.
  • In the Family – In The Fate of the Furious, family ties are put to the ultimate test. Get an inside look at the family divide.
  • Car Culture – It’s time to put yourself in the driver’s seat of the supercharged vehicles showcased in The Fate of the Furious.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY and DVD:

  • All About the Stunts – Go behind the scenes to witness how The Fate of the Furiousaccomplished the most epic stunts in franchise history.
  • Extended Fight Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director F. Gary Gray

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS  EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT
Director F. Gary Gray’s never-before-seen extended cut and the Theatrical release are available on all physical products (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD) that will include digital codes for both versions.  Also available on digital platforms.

The Fate of the Furious will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital HD. The 4K Ultra HD combo pack will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DIGITAL HD lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
Website: http://uni.pictures/FateFuriousExtended
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/FateFuriousTrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastandFurious/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/FastFurious
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fastandfuriousmovie
Hashtag: #F8

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood
Music By: Brian Tyler
Costume Designer: Marlene Stewart
Edited By: Christian Wagner, Paul Rubell ACE
Production Designer: Bill Brzeski
Director of Photography: Stephen F. Windon ACS, ASC
Executive Produced By: Amanda Lewis, Samantha Vincent, Chris Morgan
Based on Characters Created By: Gary Scott Thompson
Produced By: Neal H. Moritz p.g.a, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell
Written By: Chris Morgan
Directed By: F. Gary Gray

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: July 11, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61187516 (US) / 61187517 (CDN)
Layers: BD-66
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: DTS:X Immersive Audio; 2.0 DTS Headphone:X; DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital1, Spanish and French (Canadian) DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: July 11, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61180959 (US) / 61180971 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: English DTS Headphone X, DTS X, Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: July 11, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61180964 (US) / 61180968 (CDN)
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1; Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

Japan Now: Muses of Japanese Cinema 30th TIFF to Celebrate Four Iconic Actresses: Sakura ANDO, Yu AOI, Hikari MITSUSHIMA, Aoi MIYAZAKI

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Japan Now: Muses of Japanese Cinema

30th TIFF to Celebrate Four Iconic Actresses: 
Sakura ANDO, Yu AOI, Hikari MITSUSHIMA, Aoi MIYAZAKI
Also: Artist and Director Mika NINAGAWA Creates 30th TIFF Visuals


The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that we will be highlighting the work of four iconic actresses in this year’s Japan Now section. This is one of the special programs planned to celebrate our 30th anniversary.  Sakura ANDO, Yu AOI, Hikari MITSUSHIMA and Aoi MIYAZAKI have been chosen as the Muses of Japanese Cinema in honor of the powerful sparks they generate on screen, their collaborations with renowned directors and their increasing international stature.In addition to the Muses of Japanese Cinema screenings, panel sessions with special guests will also be held.

TIFF is also pleased to unveil striking anniversary visuals by creative director Hiroshi SASAKI and art director Akihiro HAMABE — who served as the creative supervisor and chief art director, respectively, of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics performance at the Rio closing ceremony — in collaboration with acclaimed photographer and film director Mika NINAGAWA, known for her brightly colored photographs.

TIFF is dedicated to discovering and cultivating new filmmakers from around the world, whose work is highlighted in our Competition section, as well as to presenting internationally acclaimed titles during our 10-day festival.The 30th TIFF will take place from October 25 – November 3, 2017 at Roppongi Hills and other venues in Tokyo.

 

Portlandia, MST3K, Harmontown & Stan Against Evil Among First Wave Of Panels for ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival, June 24-25 in Silicon Valley, CA

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ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival
Announces First Wave of Panels Including Famed Shows
Portlandia, Mystery Science Theater 3000,
Harmontown &  Stan Against Evil
Created and Hosted by Comedian Chris Hardwick
2-Day Festival Will Feature Music Performances and Comedy Sets By Today’s Top Artists
Including Weezer, Girl Talk, Madeon, Zeds Dead, Demetri Martin, Michael Che & Many More,
Plus Panels, Autograph Signings, Cosplay Tent, Comic Book Artists Alley, and Exhibitor Village
Saturday, June 24th & Sunday, June 25th
in Silicon Valley, CA at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and Surrounding Grounds


Los Angeles, CA (May 18, 2017)ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, the groundbreaking first of its kind event that will combine chart-topping musicians, renowned comedians, makers, and some of the most influential people in the entertainment industry, together in one place for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend experience, has announced its first wave of panels, which include famed shows Portlandia, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Harmontown, and Stan Against Evil. A second announcement will be released soon, revealing even more exciting panels and guests. Created and hosted by Chris Hardwick, ID10T (pronounced I-D-ten-T) will take over the Shoreline Amphitheatre and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th.
Confirmed show panels and guests are as follows:
Portlandia, featuring guests Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, moderated by Chris Hardwick.
IFC’s Emmy-nominated comedy Portlandia is currently in production for its eighth and final season. Created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, Portlandia explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture, starring Armisen and Brownstein. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
Mystery Science Theater 3000, featuring guests Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, and Rebecca Hanson, moderated by Wil Wheaton.
For almost 30 years, the award-winning comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000, created by Joel Hodgson, has been known as one of the best cult TV shows of all time. Following its record-breaking #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter campaign, fourteen brand-new episodes of the cult television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 launched on April 14, 2017, exclusively on Netflix. In the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (aka MST3K) Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and her loyal henchman, Max (Patton Oswalt), have revived the infamous experiment started by Kinga’s father twenty-nine years earlier: How many cheesy movies does it take to drive a person mad? In this latest reiteration of the show, her test subject is Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), a space pilot for Gizmonic Institute who gets trapped responding to a distress call from the dark side of the moon. Confined aboard the Satellite of Love, Jonah lives with his robot friends, Gypsy (voiced by Rebecca Hanson), Tom Servo (voiced by Baron Vaughn), and Crow T. Robot (voiced by Hampton Yount). Confronted with Kinga’s choices in torturous films, Jonah and the bots band together to ward off lunacy by continuously riffing on the movies in rapid-fire succession.
Harmontown, featuring guests Dan Harmon, Jeff B. Davis, and Spencer Crittenden.
Dan Harmon (Community, Rick & Morty) alongside “comptroller” Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway), and game master Spencer Crittenden (HarmonQuest) will bring his wildly popular podcast “Harmontown” to the festival – LIVE. Expect ineffectual rants, raps, shameful stories and special guests. Dan Harmon is the Emmy® winning creator/executive producer of the comedy series Community as well as the co-creator/executive producer of Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty.
Stan Against Evil, featuring guests John C McGinley, Janet Varney, and Dana Gould.
IFC’s original horror comedy series Stan Against Evil is currently in production for its second season. Created, written and executive produced by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation), Stan Against Evil stars John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (You’re the Worst). Stan Against Evil follows Stan Miller (McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in their quaint New England town. Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning.
Information on tickets, pricing, VIP packages, and more is available at www.ID10TFest.com. ID10T boasts a massive festival area directly adjacent to the amphitheatre’s music stage.  All tickets including festival general admission, reserved seating and VIP have free roaming access to the festival area, which includes the Mad Decent Dance/Cosplay Tent, Monster Energy Comedy Tent, and full exhibitor village. Kids 10 and under are free with accompanying paid adult admission.
Each day, pop culture enthusiasts will have the opportunity to roam exhibitor booths, meet comic book artists, and catch their favorite TV and movie casts on back-to-back panels and podcasts, including a special live taping of Hardwick’s own Nerdist Podcast. In the evening, the grounds will transition into a music and comedy hall for live performances from some of today’s top artists and comedians. With panels from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., comedy from 4:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m., and music from 4:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m., attendees can expect a full day packed with entertainment, all in an outdoor setting.
The festival will also host a juried cosplay contest. Details on entry, prizes, and more will be announced soon, but interested participants can click here for a taste of what to expect: https://www.facebook.com/id10tfest/videos/1263934146994137/
Musical, comedy, and comic talent is as follows:
The Shoreline Amphitheatre Main Stage will feature a diverse musical lineup with performances by Weezer, Girl Talk, Lord Huron, Crystal Castles, TV On The Radio, OK Go, Animal Collective, Car Seat Headrest, The Mowgli’s, Robert DeLong, Mothers, Ron Gallo, and Tank And The Bangas.
The Mad Decent Dance/Cosplay Tent will feature some of today’s premier DJs and electronic music acts with performances by Madeon, Zeds Dead, Jai Wolf, TroyBoi, Gryffin, Party Favor, Ape Drums, 4B, and Wax Motif. The tent will also host nightly cosplay contests.
The Monster Energy Comedy Tent will feature sets by some of today’s most entertaining comedians in an intimate, club-like setting. Hosted by April Richardson, performers will include Demetri Martin, Michael Che, Nikki Glaser, Garfunkel and Oates, Michael Ian Black, Brian Posehn, Greg Proops, Brent Weinbach, Hampton Yount, Matt Braunger, Dan Mintz, Marcella Arguello, Jonah Ray,Mike Phirman, and Yassir Lester.
Participating comic companies include Skybound, Valiant, Oni, Boom! Studios, Top Shelf, AfterShock, Insight Editions, Aspen, and HowToons.
Comic artists include Andre Parks (Green Arrow, Ciudad), Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle, Superman: Red Son), Andy Belanger (Southern Cross, SwampThing), Babs Tarr (Batgirl of Burnside, Motor Crush), Becky Cloonan (Southern Cross, Punisher), Brent Schoonover (Howling Commandos Of Shield, Antman), Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2, Batgirl), Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated, Officer Downe), Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman, WWE), Donny Cates (God Country, Redneck), Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War, The Wrenchies), Gary Brown (Black Road, Catwoman), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy), Ivan Brandon (Drifter, Black Cloud), Jai Nitz (Suicide Squad’s El Diablo, Dream Thief), Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Abe Sapien-The Drowning), Justin Greenwood (The Fuse, Stumptown), Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Aphrodite IX), Matt Wilson (Batman & Robin, Joker), Mike Costa (Venom, Lucifer [FOX TV]), Morgan Breem (The Family Trade, Valor: East of the Sun & West of the Moon), Ngozi Ukaza (Check, Please!), Nick Dragotta (East of West, Howtoons), Phil Hester (Shipwreck, Green Arrow), Phil Noto (Black Widow, Star Wars), Ramon Villalbos (Nighthawk, E is for Extinction), Rick Remender (Deadly Class, Fear Agent), Robert Wilson IV (Heartthrob, Bitch Planet), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Luke Cage Noir), Van Jensen (The Flash, Cryptocracy), and Wes Craig (Deadly Class, Guardians of the Galaxy).
ID10T is produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE).
ID10T is proud to partner with the following sponsors in its inaugural year: SiriusXM, Monster Energy Drink, hosting the ID10T Comedy Stage, Toyota, the exclusive automotive partner, Snickers, Krave Jerky, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Musicians Institute, Lyft, and many more.
For more information on ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, please visit:

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.:
Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests. SGE produces and curates Funny Or Die’s ODDBALL Comedy And Curiosity Festival, Ohana Dana Point, and co-produces a number of craft beer & music festivals including Driftwood – Orange County’s biggest country festival on the sand. In addition, SGE co-produced the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos, produced the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival and conceived and developed KNOTFEST with Slipknot and 5B Artist Management. SGE has also produced many other national festivals and tours. SGE senior staff have a combined 60 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration, and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands’ needs with large scale musical entertainment.
About Chris Hardwick:
Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, and podcaster whose quick wit and up-to-the-minute intellect have made him the voice for a generation of pop culture enthusiasts. Hardwick currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries, a media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that includes Hardwick’s own incredibly successful Nerdist Podcast, which he continues to host weekly and garners over 5.5M downloads per month. Additionally, he serves as host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s two-time Emmy Award-winning nightly comedy game show @midnight; host and executive producer of NBC’s hit game show series The Wall; and host and executive producer of several AMC programs as part of his extensive multi-year deal, including the highly rated Talking Dead, Talking Dead: Fear Edition, Talking Saul, Talking Preacher, and the newly-announced extension series Talking with Chris Hardwick. Off-screen, he continues to tour the country as a standup comedian. His latest comedy special, Funcomfortable, premiered on Comedy Central in April 2016 and is currently available across digital platforms.

 

T2 TRAINSPOTTING The Year’s Must -Own Movie Reunion Debuts on Digital June 13 on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray & DVD June 27

May 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

“Some sequels are worth the wait.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“A wild ride from start to finish!” – Julian Roman, Movieweb

 

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller & Robert Carlyle Return

In the Acclaimed Sequel From Oscar® Winner Danny Boyle

T2 TRAINSPOTTING

The Year’s Must-Own Movie Reunion Debuts on Digital June 13   

On 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ & DVD June 27

~ Including More Than 30 Minutes of Deleted Scenes Plus Exclusive Cast Interviews ~

CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 15, 2017) T2 TRAINSPOTTING, the critically acclaimed sequel to the pop culture phenomenon Trainspotting, debuts on digital June 13 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ewan McGregor (Angels & Demons, Big Fish), Ewen Bremner (Snatch, Black Hawk Down), Jonny Lee Miller (TV’s “Elementary,” Dark Shadows) and Robert Carlyle (TV’s “Once Upon a Time,” The Full Monty) return in their signature roles as Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie twenty years later, for the on-screen reunion critics are calling  “funny, touching, and vital” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, T2 TRAINSPOTTING was directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle (Best Director, Slumdog Millionaire, 2008) and co-stars Shirley Henderson (Marie Antoinette), Kelly Macdonald (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Anjela Nedyalkova (The Paradise Suite).

 

The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases of T2 TRAINSPOTTING include over 30 minutes of deleted scenes, commentary with Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge and the featurette “20 Years in the Making: A Conversation with Danny Boyle and the Cast,” where Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle hold a candid and lively discussion about the 20 year journey that brought them full circle with their iconic characters.

 

Synopsis: First there was an opportunity… then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

 

T2 TRAINSPOTTING was written by John Hodge (The Beach, Trainspotting), based on the novels by Irvine Welsh. It was produced by Andrew Macdonald (Ex Machina, Trainspotting), Danny Boyle, Christian Colson (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) and Bernard Bellow (Steve Jobs, 127 Hours). Executive producers are Irvine Welsh and Allon Reich.

 

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “20 Years in the Making: A Conversation with Danny Boyle and the Cast” Featurette
  • Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Screenwriter John Hodge

 

T2 TRAINSPOTTING has a run time of approximately 118 minutes and is rated R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence.

 

RACHEL LINDSAY BEGINS HER SEARCH FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL MAN WHEN ‘THE BACHELORETTE’ PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 22, ON ABC

May 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

What do a professional wrestler by day and a doting dad by night, a chiropractor with magic hands, a secret admirer who has had a crush since early childhood days, a charmer who wanted to go to Las Vegas and immediately get married and a startup recruiter who had a memorable introduction with an unforgettable opening line have in common? They’re all on the hunt for Rachel Lindsay when the 13th edition of ABC’s popular romance reality series “The Bachelorette” premieres on MONDAY, MAY 22, at a special time (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Editors’ note: “The Bachelorette” will return to its regular time slot on Monday, May 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT).

A luminous enthusiastic Bachelorette braces herself for the experience of a lifetime and the possibility of finding her Prince Charming. The memorable first meetings begin with Brady, a male model who hauls out a sledgehammer to “break the ice” and get acquainted. Matt, a construction sales rep, attempts to endear himself to Rachel by wearing a penguin costume. Blake E., one of the men who received an early introduction on the “After the Final Rose” show, doesn’t want to waste his second chance. The aspiring drummer, not to be outdone, brings along a marching band to stir things up.

Inside the mansion, the men continue to try and captivate Rachel. Josiah, a fellow attorney, pulls her away for the first one-one-one conversation. He discusses his troubled past and how it changed the course of his life. Fred, who went to elementary school with Rachel, brings a yearbook and admits to a lifelong fascination with his former classmate. Adam arrives with a surprise friend – an identical dummy named “A.J.” – much to Rachel’s delight. Bryan comes on strong, captivating the Bachelorette and literally sweeping her off her feet. But as passion flourishes, so do the confrontations between the bachelors: Blake E. challenges Lucas about whether he is there for the “right reasons.”

Kenny, a single dad, moves Rachel with her devotion to his daughter. Many relationships look promising as Rachel continues to familiarize herself with the men, but there is only one first impression rose. The Bachelorette follows her best instincts in choosing who should get her first rose.

The apprehensive men have to hope they are among the 23 left to move into the mansion and continue in the race for Rachel’s heart.

Rachel’s 31 suitors are:
Adam, 27, a real estate agent from Dallas, TX
Alex, 28, an information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Anthony, 26, an education software manager from Chicago, IL
Blake E., 31, an aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, CA
Blake K., 29, a U.S. Marine veteran from San Francisco, CA
Brady, 29, a male model from Miami, FL
Bryan, 37, a chiropractor from Miami, FL
Bryce, 30, a firefighter from Orlando, FL
Dean, 26., a startup recruiter from Venice, CA
DeMario, 30, an executive recruiter from Century City, CA
Eric, 29, a personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA
Fred, 27, an executive assistant from Dallas, TX
Grant, 29, an emergency medicine physician from New York City, NY
Ignacio, “Iggy,” 30, a consulting firm CEO from Chicago, IL
Jack Stone, 32, an attorney from Dallas, TX
Jamey, 32, a sales account executive from Santa Monica, CA
Jedidiah, 35, an ER physician from Augusta, GA
Jonathan, 31, a tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, FL
Josiah, 28, a prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kenneth, “Diggy,” 31, a senior inventory analyst from Chicago, IL
Kenny, 35, a professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV
Kyle 26, a marketing consultant from Los Angeles, CA
Lee, 30, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
Lucas, 30, a “whaboom” from Santa Monica, CA
Matthew, “Matt,” 32, a construction sales rep from Meriden, CT
Michael, 26, a former professional basketball player from Chicago, IL
Milton, 31, a hotel recreation supervisor from North Bay Village, FL
Mohit, 26, a product manager from Pacifica, CA
Peter, 31, a business owner from Madison, WI
Robert “Rob,” 30, a law student from Houston, TX
Will, 28, a sales manager from Miami, FL
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. “The Bachelorette” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

The Bachelorette Fantasy League, the official ultimate fantasy game experience from ABC and sister company ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports and fantasy gaming, will be live today at 3 p.m. PDT at ABC.com/BFL and the ESPN Fantasy App.  The league – which is presented this season by Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” – allows players to challenge their family, friends and #BachelorNation in predicting the final four men, the one who will receive the final rose on “The Bachelorette,” and play along weekly for chances to win the grand-prize trip for two to Los Angeles for the taping of “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose” in 2018.

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Alicia Keys – THE VOICE — “Live Semi Finals”

May 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

THE VOICE — “Live Semi Finals” Episode: 1218A — Pictured: Alicia Keys — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

 

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