Video: “Awake” – Official Trailer – Netflix





Video: “Awake” – Official Trailer – Netflix
After a global event wipes out humanity’s ability to sleep, a troubled ex-soldier fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos.
[via press release from Netflix]
AWAKE | Official Trailer | Netflix

Chaos ensues after a global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep. But Jill (Gina Rodriguez), an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter.

Sleep Is Survival

Watch AWAKE, on Netflix June 9: https://www.netflix.com/title/81040362​



Aida Osman, KaMillion And Jonica Booth To Star In Max Original RAP SH*T (wt)





Aida Osman, KaMillion And Jonica Booth To Star In Max Original RAP SH*T (wt) With Sadé Clacken Joseph Directing

Logline: RAP SH*T (wt) follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group.

Cast:
Aida Osman (Executive Story Editor on “Rap Sh*t (wt),” Host of Crooked Media Podcast “Keep It”) will play “Shawna,” an aspiring rapper that hasn’t seen success and continues to work her day job at a touristy hotel.

KaMillion (Rapper/Singer of “Twerk 4 Me,” “Love & Hip Hop Miami”) will play “Mia,” a makeup artist and estranged friend of Shawna’s. She is a single mother to a four-year-old daughter and works three jobs.

Jonica Booth (“Bad Girls Club”) will play “Chastity.” Chastity is a “sex work manager” and refers to herself as the “Duke of Miami.”

Sadé Clacken Joseph (short films “Ponyboi,” “Finding Phoebe,” “Knight”) will direct the pilot.

Credits: RAP SH*T (wt) will be executive produced by Issa Rae (HBO’s “Insecure,” “A Black Lady Sketch Show”) and Montrel McKay (“A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Road Trippp”) for HOORAE, as well as Jonathan Berry (“Insecure”) and Dave Becky (“Master of None,” “Russian Dolls”) for 3 Arts Entertainment, along with showrunner Syreeta Singleton (“Insecure,” “Central Park”), with Rae also writing the pilot. Hip hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls serve as co-executive producers, along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films and Sara Rastogi for HOORAE. Sadé Clacken Joseph will direct the pilot. Rae’s audio content company Raedio will handle music supervision for the series.

Bios and Representative Information:

Aida Osman currently serves as executive story editor on “Rap Sh*t” (wt) in addition to starring in the series. Prior to that she was a story editor for HBO’s “Betty” and a writer on Netflix’s “Big Mouth.” Osman also co-hosts the incredibly popular Crooked Media podcast “Keep It,” alongside Louis Virtel and Ira Madison III.
Osman is represented by Mosaic, WME, and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

Rapper and singer KaMillion is a Jacksonville native. Besides writing for herself, KaMillion has also penned for high-profile artists like H.E.R, whose album she penned on won a Grammy® Award. KaMillion’s release of “Twerk 4 Me” was certified viral with over one billion hits in the span of six months on TikTok and other social media. Her hit single had over 300 spins on P1 radio in cities including Jacksonville 93.3 The Beat, Power 106, Montgomery 97.9, New York’s Hot 97, Anchorage’s Magic 98.9, Tampa’s 95.7, Detroit’s Hot 107.5 and many more. KaMillion has completed two solo tours, touching over 70 cities nationally and internationally, and is currently planning her third leg – all as an independent artist. KaMillion is keeping her momentum going with her follow up single “Fine Azz,” which is the opening theme song of HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” season two. She was honored with the opportunity to open the 2019 BET Awards alongside Lil Duval and Tom G performing their hit single “City Boy Remix.” In 2020, she appeared in VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Miami” season three. In 2021, KaMillion released her first EP entitled “Toxic” which had half a million streams the first week of its debut.
KaMillion is represented by Manager DjDrDoom at Get Down Productions Entertainment Inc. and Attorney Eric Feig at Eric Feig Entertainment & Media Law, Inc.

Jonica Booth was a regular cast member during Season 12 of Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club,” where she began pursuing a career as a comedian. Originally from St. Louis, Booth has honed her comedic talent by performing numerous routines at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Improv and Flappers.
Booth is represented by Cheryl Martin and Lori Kay at CMA Entertainment and Raymond Tambe at Ziffren Brittenham.

Sadé Clacken Joseph is a Caribbean-American filmmaker, photographer, and singer from the Bronx. She is an awardee of the Ryan Murphy HALF Foundation, USC Director’s Guild of America John Frankenheimer Fellowship and Inaugural 30 Under 30 Caribbean-American Emerging Leader and Change Maker Award for which she was honored at Obama’s White House. Her film “Knight” was the first narrative film produced by Spotify via their Black Girl Magic platform. Her documentary work on Common’s Hope and Redemption Prison Tour has been featured on VICE, Variety, and Rolling Stone. Her latest short film “Ponyboi” premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where it was named one of the “Five Not to be Missed Short Films” by Forbes. Her most recent commercial work includes Madewell’s Spring 2021 campaign with Issa Rae, Target’s Black Beyond Measure Campaign and the music video for Common’s “Show Me That You Love.”
Joseph is represented by Jelani Johnson at M88, PRETTYBIRD and Anita Surendran at Granderson Des Rochers, LLP.

About HOORAE: HOORAE is a multi-faceted media company that develops content across mediums and genres in an effort to continue to break boundaries in storytelling and representation. HOORAE is comprised of HOORAE Productions for film, tv and digital; Raedio, the music label in partnership with Atlantic Records; and ColorCreative, its management division.

About Quality Control Music: Quality Control Music was founded in 2013 by CEO Pierre “P” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee. Garnering billions of streams yearly from groundbreaking acts like Migos, Lil’ Yachty, Lil Baby and City Girls, Quality Control is without a doubt leading the charge as one of the biggest and most influential labels of today. In 2020 QC’s Lil Baby released My Turn, the highest selling & streaming album of the year and the first and only album of 2020 to go RIAA certified double-platinum, with his entire catalogue hitting over 20 Billion streams. Acting as managers with their Solid Foundation Management, digital strategists, as well as label execs, Coach and Pee have earned the prestigious titles of 2018’s Executives of the Year by Billboard, and Innovators of the Year by Variety. Spearheading their way through the culture in music, film, sports and TV by breaking unknown acts, athletes and talent and taking them all the way to stadiums, QC has undoubtedly become the modern-day blueprint for success in the industry.



Video: Announcement – Marvel Studios’ “Loki” – Disney+





Video: Announcement – Marvel Studios’ “Loki” – Disney+
Mark your calendars for new episodes of Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” streaming Wednesdays starting June 9 on Disney+.
[via press release from Marvel]
Announcement | Marvel Studios’ Loki | Disney+

Wednesdays are the new Fridays 🗓 Mark your calendars for new episodes of Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” streaming Wednesdays starting June 9 on Disney+.



MTV Announces Star-studded Lineup of Presenters for the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards”





MTV Announces Star-studded Lineup of Presenters for the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” Epic Two-Night Event
Additional details, including performers and honorees, will be announced in the coming weeks.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV Announces Star-studded Lineup of Presenters for the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” Epic Two-night Event

· MTV announced presenters for the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” and “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED” (see complete list below).

· Additional details about the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” and “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED,” including performers and honorees, will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

· MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS – COMPLETE LIST OF PRESENTERS:
· Addison Rae (actor and content creator; nominated for “Breakthrough Social Star”)
· Antonia Gentry (actor; nominated for Ginny and Georgia)
· Anthony Mackie (actor; nominated for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)
· Chase Stokes (actor; nominated for Outer Banks)
· Eric Andre (actor; nominated for Bad Trip)
· Henry Golding (actor; Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins)
· Jacob Elordi (actor; Euphoria)
· Jonathan Daviss (actor; Outer Banks)
· Justin Hartley (actor; This Is Us)
· Madelyn Cline (actor; nominated for Outer Banks)
· Madison Bailey (actor; Outer Banks)
· Mandy Moore (actor; This Is Us)
· Nasim Pedrad (actor; Chad)
· Patrick Wilson (actor; The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It)
· Riley Keough (actor; Zola)
· Rudy Pankow (actor; Outer Banks)
· Tanner Buchanan (actor; He’s All That)
· Taylour Paige (actor; Zola)
· Tom Hiddleston (actor; Loki)
· Vera Farmiga (actor; The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It)
· Yvonne Orji (actor; Vacation Friends)

· MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS: UNSCRIPTED – COMPLETE LIST OF PRESENTERS:
· Angelina Pivarnick (TV personality; nominated for Jersey Shore Family Vacation)
· Anna Shay (TV personality; Bling Empire)
· Bretman Rock (star of MTV’s Following: Bretman Rock; digital creator; nominated for “Breakthrough Social Star”)
· Brie Bella (TV personality; Total Bellas)
· Charli D’Amelio (digital creator, dancer, star of The D’Amelio Show; nominated for “Breakthrough Social Star”)
· Chrishell Stause (TV personality; nominated for Selling Sunset)
· Christine Chiu (TV personality; Bling Empire)
· Christine Quinn (TV personality; nominated for Selling Sunset)
· Dixie D’Amelio (digital creator, music artist, star of The D’Amelio Show)
· Erika Jayne (singer/TV personality; Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
· Gottmik (TV personality; nominated for RuPaul’s Drag Race)
· Heather Rae Young (TV personality; Selling Sunset)
· Heidi D’Amelio (digital creator, podcast host, star of the The D’Amelio Show)
· Heidi Klum (TV personality; Making The Cut)
· Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley (TV personality; nominated for Jersey Shore Family Vacation)
· Kim Lee (TV personality; Bling Empire)
· Marc D’Amelio (digital creator, podcast host, star of the The D’Amelio Show)
· Mary Fitzgerald (TV personality; Selling Sunset)
· Nicole Polizzi (TV personality; nominated for Jersey Shore Family Vacation)
· Nikki Bella (TV personality; Total Bellas)
· Paris Hilton (Entrepreneur & DJ)
· Princess Love (fashion designer; Love & Hip Hop Hollywood)
· Ray J (singer & entrepreneur; Love & Hip Hop Hollywood)
· Symone (TV personality; nominated for RuPaul’s Drag Race)
· Tayshia Adams (TV personality; The Bachelorette)
· Vinny Guadagnino (TV personality; nominated for Jersey Shore Family Vacation)
· Winnie Harlow (model/TV personality; Making the Cut)

· Previously announced:
· This year, the highly anticipated “MTV Movie & TV Awards” will be an epic two-night Los Angeles takeover honoring the biggest and best in movies and television.
· The 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” will be hosted by comedian Leslie Jones and air live on Sunday, May 16 from the Palladium in Los Angeles, CA at 9PM ET/PT.

· Winners of scripted categories will be announced during 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” Sunday, May 16.
· Immediately following, MTV will air the inaugural “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED” hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser on Monday, May 17 at 9PM ET/PT. A first-of-its-kind celebration of all things reality television, the night will celebrate the jaw-dropping, no-rules, drama-filled moments from our favorite reality shows.

· Winners of UNSCRIPTED categories will be revealed during the “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED” on Monday, May 17.
· NOMINATIONS: MTV announced nominees for the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” and “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED.” Highlights include:

· WandaVision (5), Emily In Paris (4), The Boys (4), Bridgerton (3), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (3) and The Mandalorian (3) lead “MTV Movie & TV Awards” nominations.

· RuPaul’s Drag Race (4), 90 Day Fiancé (2), Bling Empire (2), Legendary (2), Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (2), Nailed It! (2), Ridiculousness (2). The Challenge (2) lead “MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED” nominations.

· Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous nomination in the “Best Performance in a Movie” category for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

· First-time “MTV Movie & TV Awards” nominees include: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman), Zendaya (Malcom & Marie), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Emma Corrin (The Crown), Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You), Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Teyonah Parris (WandaVision), Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Eric Andre (Bad Trip), Leslie Jones (Coming 2 America), Aya Cash (The Boys), Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian), Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision), Nicholas Hoult (The Great), Antonia Gentry (Ginny & Georgia), Ashley Park (Emily in Paris), Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan), Paul Mescal (Normal People), Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country), Simona Brown (Behind Her Eyes)
· SPONSORS: Sponsors of the two-night celebration include The Real Cost(TM) (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and SONIC(R) Drive-In.
· PRODUCTION CREDITS: Executive Producers for both the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” and the “Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED” are MTV’s Bruce Gillmer, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf and Den Of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Barb Bialkowski. Jackie Barba and Alicia Portugal are Executives in Charge of Production and Lisa Lauricella serves as the Music Talent Executive for both events
· MORE INFO: For updates and additional information, please visit MTVAwards.mtv.com, follow @MTV on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube, use hashtag #MTVAwards and follow @MTVAwards on Facebook and Twitter.



Christina Haack Returns in a New Season of Her Hit HGTV Series “Christina on the Coast”





Christina Haack Returns in a New Season of Her Hit HGTV Series “Christina on the Coast” Premiering Thursday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The new season will follow Christina, a busy mom of three, as her SoCal design business expands with a new team and a booming client list of homeowners seeking renovations that spotlight her sought-after style.
[via press release from HGTV]
CHRISTINA HAACK RETURNS IN A NEW SEASON OF HER HIT HGTV SERIES ‘CHRISTINA ON THE COAST’ PREMIERING THURSDAY, JUNE 3, AT 9 PM ET/PT

New York [May 5, 2021] Endless opportunities and exciting adventures are on the horizon for real estate expert and designer Christina Haack in 14 new episodes of her hit HGTV docu-series Christina on the Coast. Premiering Thursday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the season will follow Christina, a busy mom of three, as her SoCal design business expands with a new team and a booming client list of homeowners seeking renovations that spotlight her sought-after style. While she juggles a busy family life and a flourishing business, the author and entrepreneur also will face personal challenges head on and place a special emphasis on her wellness journey and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to airing on HGTV, each new episode of Christina on the Coast will be available on discovery+ on Thursdays beginning June 3.

“Flipping houses was just the beginning for me,” said Christina. “I’ve got a growing design business with an amazing team. And three kids that definitely keep me on my toes.”

The fresh episodes of Christina on the Coast, which was a top 5 cable series among key demos in its last season, will reveal personal projects and memorable moments very special to Christina, including her daughter Taylor’s birthday party and her best friend Cassie’s wedding. She’ll help design a stunning glass beachfront home in La Jolla and hunt for a new property in Tennessee, while also learning to surf and adding a new puppy to the family.

“I’m determined to stay healthy and positive and move forward,” added Christina. “I’m going to take this time for a fresh start, and there’s a lot of new things I want to do now.”

In the season premiere, Christina will meet a musician and his wife, who has a strong sentimental attachment to their Spanish-style home where she grew up. The property is in desperate need of a design facelift, specifically the cramped kitchen. To maximize the space for this young family, Christina will extend the kitchen into an unused living area, adding tons of cabinets, a statement backsplash and reclaimed wood trim on the vent hood and large island that incorporate their desired modern hacienda vibe. Christina will give her clients more stunning renovations throughout the season, incorporating elements such as a sauna, a handmade barn door and a custom bar for a wine-loving couple.

Fans anxious for the new season of Christina on the Coast can binge watch past episodes on discovery+ as well as Christina: Stronger By Design, in which she shares her go-to regimens for beauty, wellness and self-care and catches up with friends on life, motherhood and new beginnings. At www.hgtv.com/ChristinaontheCoast, fans can find exclusive before and after renovation photos and videos from past seasons and they can interact via social media using #ChristinaontheCoast. They also can engage with Christina on Instagram at @christinahaack. In addition, each episode of the new season will be available the same day and time on HGTV GO – Thursdays beginning June 3 at 9 p.m.

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 84 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.5 million people each month; a social footprint of 25.7 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HBO Releases First Official Images From HOUSE OF THE DRAGON





HBO Releases First Official Images From HOUSE OF THE DRAGON


HBO has released the first official images from the upcoming drama series, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen. HOUSE OF THE DRAGON recently began production and will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max in 2022.

Featured cast include the following:

Emma D’Arcy as “Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen”: The king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.

Matt Smith as “Prince Daemon Targaryen”: The younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…

Steve Toussaint as “Lord Corlys Velaryon” (“The Sea Snake”): Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.

Olivia Cooke as “Alicent Hightower”: The daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.

Rhys Ifans as “Otto Hightower”: The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.

Credits:
Co-Creator/Executive Producer: George R.R. Martin
Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer: Ryan Condal
Co-Showrunner/Director of Pilot and Additional Episodes/Executive Producer: Miguel Sapochnik
Executive Producer: Vince Gerardis
Executive Producer/Writer: Sara Hess
Executive Producer: Ron Schmidt
Director: Clare Kilner
Director: Geeta V. Patel
Director/Co-Executive Producer: Greg Yaitanes
Co-Executive Producer: David Hancock
Consulting Producer: Jocelyn Diaz
Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.”



“Making the Cut” Reveals Season Two’s July 16 Premiere Date





“Making the Cut” Reveals Season Two’s July 16 Premiere Date and 10 Designers Competing for the Ultimate Grand Prize of $1 Million
The eight-episode fashion competition series, which brings together a diverse group of 10 visionary designers and entrepreneurs, will drop two new episodes each week, culminating in a grand finale with an epic runway show on August 6.
[via press release from Amazon]
AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES MAKING THE CUT REVEALS SEASON TWO’S 10 DESIGNERS COMPETING FOR THE ULTIMATE GRAND PRIZE OF $1 MILLION AND A MENTORSHIP WITH AMAZON FASHION

SERIES HOSTED BY HEIDI KLUM AND TIM GUNN SET TO PREMIERE JULY 16 WITH NEW EPISODES AVAILABLE WEEKLY ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

Series Judges Winnie Harlow and Jeremy Scott Will Be Joined by Special Guest Judges Who Make Appearances Throughout the Season Including Prabal Gurung and Shiona Turini

Winning Looks Will be Available for Purchase Immediately Following Each Episode in Amazon Fashion’s ‘Making the Cut’ Store for Viewers Who Want to ‘Watch it and Wear it’

CULVER CITY, California–May 5, 2021–Amazon Original series Making the Cut, hosted and executive produced by fashion’s favorite duo Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, will premiere its second season on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, July 16, 2021. The eight-episode fashion competition series, which brings together a diverse group of 10 visionary designers and entrepreneurs, will drop two new episodes each week, culminating in a grand finale with an epic runway show on August 6, 2021.

Filmed in Los Angeles, Season Two showcases 10 designers from five different countries who compete in assignments that challenge not only their design skills but also their ability to run all facets of a fashion brand. Throughout the competition, designers who do not “make the cut” will be eliminated, with the winner crowned during the finale episode receiving the ultimate prize of $1 million to invest in their business, the opportunity to sell a collection in Amazon Fashion’s store, and a mentorship with Amazon Fashion.

Judging their looks and business acumen are some of fashion’s most exciting and fresh names, global supermodel Winnie Harlow and Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott, plus guest judges, including award-winning fashion designer and activist Prabal Gurung and costume designer and celebrity stylist Shiona Turini.

Limited editions of the winning look from each episode will be available for purchase immediately following each episode exclusively in Amazon Fashion’s Making the Cut store. After most winning looks from Season One sold out in under two days, Season Two will offer increased availability of winning looks. We encourage customers to shop early so they can watch it and wear it.

The series is executive produced by Sara Rea, Page Feldman, Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, and Jennifer Love and is produced by Hello Sunshine and Amazon Studios.

The 10 designers competing for the opportunity of a lifetime are:

Ally Ferguson (Los Angeles, California): Ally Ferguson has over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry, learning from iconic brands such as G Star Raw, Ed Hardy, and Field Scout, to name a few. In 2016, the Los Angeles native founded Seeker, a gender and age-inclusive, locally sourced, sustainable, organic hemp fashion label. Seeker was developed as an experiment after Ferguson was inspired by experiencing other cultures while traveling. Ferguson is enamored with the beauty of simplicity, which inspired Seeker’s ethos to provide low-impact organic garments made in Los Angeles for all expeditions. Before devoting her time at Seeker, she founded Metta Agency, a full package design, development and manufacturing platform catering to niche celebrity clientele such as Tyler the Creator for his brand Golf Wang, YG for his label 4 Hunnid and Kim Kardashian’s brand Kimoji. Instagram: @hippielongstockingz + @seeker_us

Andrea Pitter (Brooklyn, New York): Andrea Pitter is a force and inspiration in an industry that often lacks inclusivity and representation for the independent Black design entrepreneur. She is a proud fashion design graduate of the Fashion Institute & Technology, and for the past 10 years, has been on a mission to help transform engaged women into breathtaking brides with her stunning collections of bridal ensembles. Known for pairing signature classic silhouettes and modern details, her team has served thousands of brides and bridal parties since opening the New York City flagship of her label, Pantora Bridal. As she expands her brand to include additional brick and mortar stores and a ready-to-wear collection, her commitment to representing the unrepresented in mainstream bridal is taking center stage with notable mentions from publications including Vogue Paris, Brides, Munaluchi, Essence and a recent feature on the cover of The Knot. Instagram: @andrea_pittercampbell + @pantora Twitter: @PantoraBridal

Andrea Salazar (Medellín, Colombia): Andrea Salazar is a Latin American fashion designer and founder of the world-renowned brand, SETA. Born and raised in Colombia, Andrea moved to England at 17, where she studied the English language and developed her passion for fashion. She then moved to Brazil, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Business. At 22, she moved back to Colombia, where she founded the fashion brand SETA with her sister Eliana. Later, Andrea moved to Miami to expand her booming business. SETA is now an international brand that has participated in New York and Paris Fashion Weeks and has been featured in Vogue, Elle Magazine and The Today Show. Andrea is known for creating statement pieces, inspired by the inner power every woman has, and the uniqueness, versatility and sophistication of her style is what makes her one of the most influential designers in Latin America. Instagram: @andreasalazarz + @seta_apparel Twitter: @SetaApparel

Dushyant Asthana (Jaipur, India): Dushyant is a multi-disciplinary artist and fashion designer, who showed extreme interest in fashion from an early age, designing his own clothing and often altering his father’s garments from the 1960s and 1970s. Raised in a culture of vibrant colors, textiles and art in India, Dushyant’s influences became the world around him that instilled a sense of propriety and respect for oneself and others, to be echoed in one’s stylistic comportment. Effortlessly integrating unconventional accents from the East with classic Western stylistic principles, Dushyant designs clothing for a global audience. Dushyant earned his Bachelor’s in Engineering and, after moving to the United States, a Master of Science from George Mason University. Dushyant currently resides in Los Angeles. Instagram: @Dushyant.la Twitter: @DushyantAsthana

Gary Graham (Franklin, New York): Gary Graham is an artist who approaches fashion design as a material culture of elegance and decay. His work often combines historical narratives with fictional characters, blurring distinctions between past, present and future in mysterious and unexpected ways. For over 20 years, Graham worked in the fashion industry as his own label, Gary Graham. Known for his engineered jacquards, knitwear, intricate detailing, embroidery and his own signature prints, Graham’s ready-to-wear collections have been featured in stores such as Barneys New York, Barneys Japan, Dover Street Market, If Boutique, Trois Pommes and boutiques across the globe. In 2009, he established his own boutique in Tribeca and was honored as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist. In 2018, Graham launched his latest project GaryGraham422, a site-specific, multidimensional operation stationed in Franklin, NY which is the physical and conceptual reincarnation of the Gary Graham brand and a reflection of his aesthetic mission: looking back to look forward. Instagram: @garygraham422

Joshua Scacheri (London, England): Joshua Scacheri is a captivating multi-product menswear and womenswear designer with over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry. Born in Australia, Scacheri moved to Italy at the age of 16 where he became inspired to pursue a career in fashion after his football career. His first brand was established in 2006 in Australia, which fast became the go-to brand for menswear as a New Gen Designer. In 2012, Scacheri moved to London where he worked for some of the most iconic British Heritage brands in the luxury and retail market, learning from the best to understand how the business of fashion works and honing his craft of tailoring and design. His distinct collections have graced international catwalks and been featured in global publications such as GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, to name a few. Scacheri is passionate about sustainability and creates mood-boosting designs where color, print and texture bring clothes to life. Making the Cut will mark the launch of his much-awaited planet conscious clothing brand, LOVE HERO. Instagram: @loveheroworld + @styleography

Lendrell Martin (South Orange, New Jersey): Martin is a graduate of Drexel University’s Fashion Design program and created his namesake line of ready to wear fashion for men & women in mixed media materials with an emphasis on jackets & outerwear. Lendrell has represented the United States in international design competitions, and has over a decade of industry experience working for fashion brands. With purpose as a core, mentoring young men of color for career exposure and advancement is important to him. While Lendrell dedicates time and resources to several organizations, the Obama Foundation has been one of many to recognize his community efforts. Instagram: @lendrellm + @lendrell_collection Twitter: @lendrellm

Lucie Brochard (Paris, France): Lucie Brochard is a Parisian designer who grew up at the crossroads of French, Vietnamese and Korean cultures. After graduating in 2007 from Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne school, she won a scholarship in 2008 to study menswear and photography at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. She learned from luxury houses including Chloe, Paule Ka and Chistian Lacroix. Brochard established her brand, LUCIE BROCHARD.võ, and organized her first two fashion shows during the 2015 and 2016 Paris Fashion Week. Brochard had the honor to present her trilogy collection at Seoul Fashion Week and has also presented at International Exhibition of Korean Fashion Arts – Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Her dresses have been on the cover page of Van Cleef & Arpels. Today the brand is distributed in the US, Korea, Lebanon and Germany. Instagram: @luciebrochard.vo Twitter: @luciebrochardvo

Olivia Oblanc (New Orleans, Louisiana): Olivia Oblanc attended Parsons The New School for Design. Three months after graduating in 2017, she launched her brand, ØBLANC, with the help from the dean of fashion. ØBLANC is a unisex clothing and accessories brand based in New York City that focuses on reinterpreting workwear functionality and blending with graphic branding. ØBLANC also specializes in sustainability by repurposing denim and recycling fabric waste. In 2018, Oblanc collaborated with Adidas Originals and Kendall Jenner on a collection that debuted at an event with an experiential presentation, film screenings and energetic DJ sets in London. Instagram: @oliviaoblanc

Raf Swiader (Sosnowiec, Poland): Raf Swiader moved to New York at sixteen years old to pursue a career in fashion. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology, he landed his first job on Seventh Avenue designing womenswear. He then spent eight years in Los Angeles working for a menswear brand. He threw the binary aside to launch R.Swiader, a gender-optional line inspired by the art, people, and culture he loves. It wasn’t long before the energy of his adopted hometown called him back. In 2016, he opened his first boutique in downtown Manhattan, which has become a clubhouse-like space for his community to come together and share their vision for a future free of rules or judgement. Instagram: @rswiader

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About Amazon Fashion

Amazon Fashion, the fashion retail division of Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), is a one-stop destination for head-to-toe style. Find apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, watches, handbags, and luggage from a wide range of designer, contemporary, and emerging brands for any occasion, any style and any budget. Amazon Fashion continues to expand its wide selection and create new experiences on behalf of its customers, including Prime exclusive programs like Prime Wardrobe, allowing you to try before you buy, and Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe, a service that provides style inspiration and curated recommendations. Amazon Fashion also introduced The Drop, an innovative shopping experience that gives customers access to limited-edition street-style collections designed by fashion influencers around the world. In 2020, Amazon Fashion unveiled Luxury Stores, a destination that brings established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands directly to U.S. customers. Amazon Fashion aims to reinvent shopping for fashion and uses technology to serve customers with products and brands that are relevant to them. For more information, please visit www.amazon.com/fashion.

About Hello Sunshine

Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine is a media company that puts women at the center of every story it creates, celebrates and discovers. Hello Sunshine tells stories across all platforms – from scripted and unscripted television, feature films, animated series, podcasts, audio storytelling, and digital series – all shining a light on where women are now and helping them chart a new path forward. Hello Sunshine is also home to Reese’s Book Club and the newly launched RBC App. Fast growing in reach and influence, this community is propelled by meaningful connections with stories, authors and fellow members. Recently Hello Sunshine acquired Sara Rea’s SKR Productions to expand its unscripted content and also announced the launch of their Kids & Animation Division to create content that celebrates a younger audience. Hello Sunshine was named as the #2 Most Innovative Company in Media for 2020 by Fast Company Magazine and one of the top 100 most influential companies of 2021 by Time Magazine. .

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NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Launches Telemundo Streaming Studios





NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Launches Telemundo Streaming Studios – First-Ever Studio Exclusively Dedicated to Meet the Growing Demand of Latino Streaming Audiences
Based out of Miami, Telemundo Streaming Studios will be housed under award-winning production powerhouse Telemundo Global Studios, led by its President Marcos Santana.
[via press release from NBC]
NBCUNIVERSAL TELEMUNDO ENTERPRISES LAUNCHES TELEMUNDO STREAMING STUDIOS – FIRST-EVER STUDIO EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO MEET THE GROWING DEMAND OF LATINO STREAMING AUDIENCES

As the #1 Producer of Spanish Language Scripted Content in the U.S., Telemundo Cements its Decade-long Leadership in Providing Content to Streaming Partners Including 3,000+ Hours Launched Last July on Peacock

Newly Created Unit Represents Largest Investment in Production Capabilities Focused on Developing and Producing Spanish-language Premium Scripted Content for Hispanic Streamers

Telemundo Streaming Studios Launches With Over 35 Projects in Development and Production

MIAMI – May 5, 2021 – NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today the creation of Telemundo Streaming Studios, the first-ever studio in Hispanic media exclusively dedicated to serving the growing Latino streaming audiences in the US and around the world.  Building upon its decade-long success across streaming platforms with original titles such as El Señor de los Cielos, La Reina del Sur, El Recluso, No Te Puedes Esconder, Jugar con Fuego and, most recently, Dime Quien Soy, 100 Dias para Enamorarnos, Falsa Identidad and Mariposa de Barrio, Telemundo is investing to expand its production capabilities to create original premium scripted content exclusively designed to fulfill the growing needs of direct-to-consumer platforms. In addition to developing and producing its own IP, the new studio will offer production services to direct-to-consumer platforms in search of high-quality production expertise and capabilities.

“As the premier media company serving Hispanics in the U.S., Telemundo is shaping a new era in Hispanic media with the creation of the first-of-its-kind streaming studio,” said Beau Ferrari, Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “Latinos are pacesetters of cultural and technological change. We are the leading Hispanic media company super serving the Latinos of today with the best original, premium and culturally relevant content across all platforms.”

Based out of Miami, Telemundo Streaming Studios will be housed under award-winning production powerhouse Telemundo Global Studios, led by its President Marcos Santana, who will continue to oversee all original scripted productions for the Telemundo network and other platforms, including international co-productions. Telemundo Streaming Studios will leverage Telemundo’s extensive experience and production know-how to develop and produce some of the most exciting and innovative Spanish-language shows for streaming platforms in the US and the world. The new production unit launches with more than 35 projects in development and in production including the dramedy Armas de Mujer for Peacock and the runaway hit El Marginal Season 4 and 5 for Netflix, as well as the remake of international acclaimed Historia de un Clan, upcoming seasons of El Recluso, a new version of El Diario de un Gigolo and the action-packed series El Immortal.

“We are thrilled to open a new state-of-the-art studio designed from its inception to produce premium content featuring world-class producers and award-winning Hispanic talent across the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Argentina,” said Santana. “As pioneers in the production of scripted Spanish-language content for U.S. Hispanics, we have a wide range of experience to invest in producing the best scripted content for the growing number of Latinos who consume their favorite shows across streaming platforms. With these new studios, Telemundo will be the go-to source for Latino streaming content in the US and around the world.”

Since 2011, Telemundo has been the leading provider of scripted Spanish-language content to direct-to-consumer platforms having delivered over 14,000 hours of original content to partners like Netflix, HBO, Hulu and Movistar, including 3,000 hours to Peacock when it launched last year. Telemundo Streaming Studios will expand Telemundo’s leadership in producing streaming content to reach the diversity of Latinos across language and age, leveraging its advantage across digital platforms as the #1 broadcast network in YouTube subscribers in Spanish and English for main channels, and #1 Spanish-language network in social media engagement across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

According to Nielsen, Hispanics are on the leading edge of streaming adoption, over-indexing the total market with four out of five Hispanics having access to streaming services at home today. Driven by streaming video consumption, Hispanics spend more time per day on video through TV connected devices and video focused app usage compared to Total Adults. Hispanics are often 50% or more of the average audience to shows that center Hispanic characters and stories, which is a remarkable over index considering they are roughly 20% of the population.

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About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises: 

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 50 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup(TM) through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, Underground Producciones, an internationally renowned production boutique based in Argentina as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.  



Video: “Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens” – Official Teaser – Netflix





Video: “Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens” – Official Teaser – Netflix
After his father’s passing, a teenager sets out for New York in search of his estranged mother and soon finds love and connection in unexpected places.
[via press release from Netflix]
Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens | Official Teaser | Netflix

In the hope of meeting his mother, Ali sets out for New York. But sometimes, expectations are far from reality. In the city, he encounters many surprises far beyond his imagination.

Starring Iqbaal Ramadhan, Nirina Zubir, Tika Panggabean, Asri Welas, Happy Salma, Marissa Anita and Aurora Ribero.



Today in TV History 5/5





Today is Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Today in
Television History

1979 – The 300 episode of “Soul Train” aired.

1988 – The 100th episode of “Night Court” aired on NBC.

1988 – Michael Jackson became the first non-Soviet to be featured while advertising a product on Russian television.

1992 – The Perry Mason TV movie “The Case of the Reckless Romeo” aired.

1993 – The final episode of “Quantum Leap” aired on NBC.

1997 – The final episode of “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” aired.

2000 – The final episode of “Boy Meets World” aired on ABC.

2001 – The 200th episode of “Walker, Texas Ranger” aired on CBS.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 – The Crests performed “Six Nights a Week” and “Flowers of Love” on American Bandstand.

1973 – Vickie Lawrence performed “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” on American Bandstand.

1979 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive performed “Heartaches” on American Bandstand.

1984 – Christine McVie performed “Got a Hold on Me” and “Love Will Show Us How” on American Bandstand.

1984 – Wire Train performed “Chambers of Hello” on American Bandstand.