Crackle Announces the Premiere of Original College Football Documentary Series “Bucket List”





Crackle Announces the Premiere of Original College Football Documentary Series “Bucket List,” Available For Free on Crackle February 1
The series follows outspoken college football legend, Brian “The Boz” Bosworth, as he tours eight of the best destinations in college football today, interviewing coaches, former star players and fans to determine why each stadium deserves a spot on every fan’s bucket list.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “BUCKET LIST,” AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON CRACKLE FEBRUARY 1

The 8-part documentary series follows Brian “Boz” Bosworth across the country as he tours legendary college football stadiums featuring exclusive interviews with former players and coaches

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 19, 2021 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the premiere of its original sports docu-series, Bucket List, launching on Monday, February 1.

Bucket List follows outspoken college football legend, Brian “The Boz” Bosworth, as he tours 8 of the best destinations in college football today, interviewing coaches, former star players and fans to determine why each stadium deserves a spot on every fan’s bucket list. Schools include his alma mater University of Oklahoma, reigning national champions University of Alabama, Texas A&M, University of Texas, Louisiana State University, Clemson, University of Georgia and Auburn University.

Each episode will feature exclusive interviews with some of college football’s greatest. In one episode Bosworth reflects on an iconic NFL moment he shared with Bo Jackson during a Monday Night Football game over 30 years ago. He also sits down with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Texas’ Jamaal Charles, and current NFL stars AJ McCarron, D’Andre Swift, Tee Higgins, Christian Kirk, Dee Ford, Justin Jefferson, Sterling Shepard and more.

“Many never get to experience the greatness of the college football landscape,” said host Brian Bosworth. “There’s something to be said for the beauty of these stadiums and impressive programs, and Bucket List is an inside look at some of the best.”

“This docu-series will keep our sports-hungry viewers wildly entertained, especially now that the college football season is over, and will be fascinating even for viewers who aren’t sports fans,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus.

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Bucket List alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Insomnia, Spides, Heroes of Lucha Libre, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Corporate Animals, On Point and Going From Broke.

Bucket List is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content to Crackle Plus. Bucket List was produced by CampusLore, a pro athlete-focused content development and media company specializing in college sports.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 29 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns Crackle Plus and also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.



Crackle Launches Survival Thriller “Black Water: Abyss”





Crackle Launches Survival Thriller “Black Water: Abyss”, Available Free Exclusively on Crackle January 21
Directed by Andrew Traucki, the film stars Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden, Anthony J. Sharpe and Benjamin Hoetjes.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE LAUNCHES SURVIVAL THRILLER “BLACK WATER: ABYSS”, AVAILABLE FREE EXCLUSIVELY ON CRACKLE JANUARY 21

The killer crocodile movie joins the free streaming platform’s growing original and exclusive content library

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 7, 2021 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks announced today that the thriller Black Water: Abyss will be exclusively available for free on Crackle beginning Thursday, January 21.

Directed by Andrew Traucki (Black Water, The Reef), the film stars Jessica McNamee (The Meg), Luke Mitchell (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Amali Golden (Bloom), Anthony J. Sharpe (Robert the Bruce), and Benjamin Hoetjes (The Code).

Deep in the forests of Australia, a group of thrill-seeking friends set out to explore a remote cave system when a tropical storm hits. Once underground, the storm floods the caves and they find themselves trapped in an underground pool deep below the surface, cut off from the outside world. As the flood waters begin to rise, the adventurers quickly discover they’re not alone when something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles. Fighting for survival, the friends frantically try to escape the crocs.

“We’re thrilled to add Black Water: Abyss to Crackle’s slate of exclusive programming,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “It’s an intense, suspenseful film that will keep our viewers on the edge of their seats.”

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Black Water: Abyss alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Insomnia, Spides, Heroes of Lucha Libre, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Corporate Animals, On Point and Going From Broke.

Black Water: Abyss is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content to Crackle Plus.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 29 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns Crackle Plus and also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.



Free Streaming Network Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for January





Free Streaming Network Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for January
Highlights include the feature “Black Water Abyss,” arriving January 21.
[via press release from Crackle]
FREE STREAMING NETWORK CRACKLE ANNOUNCES NEW EXCLUSIVES, MOVIES, AND SERIES FOR JANUARY, INCLUDING CRACKLE ORIGINAL SERIES ‘INSOMNIA’ AND THE CRACKLE AVOD EXCLUSIVE FEATURE ‘BLACK WATER ABYSS’

Crackle’s mix of Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning indies, classic TV, and hand-picked exclusive and original content is always FREE

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, today announced the upcoming content releases planned for January.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on up to 29 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

New Crackle Original Series in January

Insomnia (Premieres January 1st)

Crackle original series

Each year strangers from around the globe are forced to play a deadly game in a major city while a secret group of billionaires and oligarchs gamble on their fates. This time, the 10th anniversary of the game, twenty contestants must kill or be killed on the streets of Moscow until only one is left standing. Time is critical as they have also been injected with a poison and if they fall asleep, they die. The winner gets the antidote and a new life. Welcome to INSOMNIA.

New Crackle AVOD Exclusive Features in January

Black Water Abyss (Premieres January 21st)

Crackle AVOD exclusive feature

Deep in the forests of Australia, a group of friends explore a remote cave system when a tropical storm hits. As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles.

Traitor (Premieres January 1st)

Crackle exclusive

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

The Last Witch Hunter (Premieres January 1st)

Crackle exclusive

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

New Channels Coming to Crackle in January

This month the Crackle team delivers the hottest originals and exclusives, Hollywood blockbusters, and classic TV series to warm up your winter season.

Intense Competition (Launching January 1st)

If your New Year’s resolution was to come out on top at all costs, then this channel is for you! Start your year with the adrenaline shots of the Crackle Original series, Insomnia, the Crackle Original series Heroes of Lucha Libre, the historically awesome Jurassic Games, and the Emmy Award nominated Hell’s Kitchen!

Fantasy (Launching January 1st)

Ring in the New Year by escaping your worries into a world of Fantasy! Sword and sorcery, witches and warlocks await! Let these Crackle hits cast a spell on you with The Last Witch Hunter, Merlin, The Phantom, and The Last Dragonslayer.

Absolutely Swamped (Launching January 21st)

Scale back your worries this year by catching a glimpse of what REAL trouble looks like. These reptiles would love to welcome you in and have you over for dinner with the Crackle exclusive Black Water Abyss, Lake Placid 2, Crocodile, and the Crackle Original series, Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life.

Spy Channel (Launching January 1st)

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean Big Brother’s NOT watching you! Watch him back on this dangerously exciting Crackle channel with the hits, Traitor, I Spy, The Experts, and The Infiltrator.

Sitcoms (Launching January 1st)

Start your New Year off on the right foot with TONS of laughter from your favorite classic TV series. Try not to bust that holiday gut as you howl to the antics of Who’s The Boss?, What’s Happening!!, Sanford, and 3rd Rock From the Sun.

Crackle Spotlight Titles in January

I Spy (January 1st)

Feature

A super-powerful experimental spy plane is stolen by an evil arms dealer and is about to be handed over to an international terrorist. The U.S. Government drafts an egotistical boxing star (Eddie Murphy) to join a suave special agent (Owen Wilson) on a dangerous top-secret mission to get the plane back.

Black Books (January 1st)

Series

Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.

Breakin’ All the Rules (January 1st)

Feature

After being dumped by his fiancée, a man (Jamie Foxx) pens a “how to” book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author.

Almost Famous (January 1st)

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.

Striking Distance (January 1st)

Feature

A maverick cop (Bruce Willis) finds himself at odds with his new partner as he skirts around the system and defies his uncle, his father’s successor as the Chief of Homicide.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (January 1st)

When a kingpin threatens New York City, a news reporter finds a quad of mutants which makes an alliance to unravel Shredder’s plan as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Attack the Block (January 1st)

Feature

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, ATTACK THE BLOCK is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.

The 6th Day (January 1st)

Feature

When Adam Gibson (Arnold Schwarzenegger), an old-fashioned family man and decorated fighter pilot in what was known as the Rainforest War, comes home one night to discover that his life has been stolen by a clone, his perfect existence is erased.

Peep Show (January 1st)

Series

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common – except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Additional New Movies in January
2:22
30 Days Of Night
American: The Bill Hicks Story
Buffed Up
Crossfit Presents: Fittest On Earth 2015
Edison
Extremity – Premiering January 21st
Gridlocked
I’m Still Here
Imitation Girl – Premiering January 21st
In A Lonely Place
Kayla
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter
Little Heroes
Mark Of The Witch – Premiering January 21st
Sniper: Legacy
Stranded
Tales Of Halloween – Premiering January 21st
The 6th Day
The Disorderly Orderly
The Labyrinth
The Life Before Her Eyes
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
Vengeance: A Love Story
Wieners
Woman, Thou Art Loosed

Additional New T.V. Shows in January
Coast Guard Florida (Season 1, 13 episodes)
Gridiron Outdoors – Premiering January 21st (Season 1, 10 episodes)
Lindner’s Angling Edge – Premiering January 21st (Season 1, 13 episodes)
Mix (Season 1, 14 episodes)
Mix (Season 2, 16 episodes)
Raised Hunting – Premiering January 21st (Season 1, 13 episodes)
Xploration Nature Knows Best (Season 1, 13 episodes)
Xploration Outer Space – Premiering January 21st (Season 2, 17 episodes)

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns Crackle Plus and also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.



Crackle Announces the US Premiere of Original Science Fiction Thriller Series, “Insomnia”





Crackle Announces the US Premiere of Original Science Fiction Thriller Series, “Insomnia,” Available January 1
Set in the streets of Moscow, Russia, the eight-part series chronicles the story of twenty strangers from around the globe who are forced to play the ultimate game of life and death.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE ANNOUNCES THE US PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER SERIES, “INSOMNIA,” AVAILABLE JANUARY 1

Dramatic action series joins the free streaming platform’s growing original and exclusive content library with eight one-hour episodes

NEW YORK, N.Y., December 17, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks announced today the U.S. premiere of its original series Insomnia, launching on Friday, January 1.

From Executive Producer and Director Slava N. Jakovleff (Siberia, The Birthright) and Executive Producer Michael Ohoven (Capote, Rica Famosa Latina, Push), the series stars Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place), Dylan Everett (Supernatural, DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Pasha Lychnikoff (Shameless, Deadwood), and Alex Jay, who will make her debut.

Set in the streets of Moscow, Russia, the eight-part series chronicles the story of twenty strangers from around the globe who are forced to play the ultimate game of life and death. There can only be one winner and time is of the essence. Injected with a poison that will stop their heart if they fall asleep, contestants must kill or be killed for the antidote and a new life.

“Insomnia combines chilling suspense with nonstop action that our audience will love,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “We are thrilled to add this sci-fi series to Crackle’s growing slate of original programming.”

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming Crackle adds Insomnia alongside original and exclusive titles that can only be found on Crackle, including Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer, A Reindeer’s Journey, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Spides, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, On Point, The Clearing, Corporate Animals, and Going From Broke, which was recently picked up for a second season.

Insomnia is distributed in the United States by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 29 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns Crackle Plus and also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.



“After the Murder of Albert Lima” Acquired by Screen Media as a Crackle Original





“After the Murder of Albert Lima” Acquired by Screen Media as a Crackle Original
The film tells the story of a son obsessed with capturing his father’s killer.
[via press release from Gunpowder & Sky]
“AFTER THE MURDER OF ALBERT LIMA” ACQUIRED BY SCREEN MEDIA AS A CRACKLE ORIGINAL

Executive Produced by Gunpowder & Sky and Meredith Vieira

Produced by This Is Just A Test and Meredith Vieira Productions

New York – December 16, 2020 – Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of all US AVOD rights to the true-crime documentary thriller AFTER THE MURDER OF ALBERT LIMA, from director and producer Aengus James (American Harmony, Scandalous.) The film will be released as a Crackle Original in the first quarter of 2021.

After The Murder of Albert Lima tells the story of a son obsessed with capturing his father’s killer. After years of the legal system failing him, Paul Lima takes the unorthodox – and highly dangerous – step of hiring two bounty hunters to travel to Honduras to track down and capture his father’s killer. This riveting, and at times darkly comedic, thriller explores both the importance of family and the myriad dangers of taking the law into your own hands.

The film screened in the past year at DOC NYC, Woodstock Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival and the Houston International Film Festival. After The Murder of Albert Lima is executive produced by Gunpowder & Sky’s Van Toffler, Floris Bauer, and Jude Harris, and broadcast anchor, host and executive producer, Meredith Vieira. It is produced by Amy Rapp of Meredith Vieira Productions and Aengus James and Colin King Miller of This Is Just A Test.

“A man hires two bounty hunters to help him kidnap his father’s killer in Honduras… what could possibly go wrong? From the beginning, this was a bad idea,” said filmmaker Aengus James. “At the time we filmed this documentary, a report on NPR named Honduras the murder capital of the world; it had a case closure rate of just 2.5%. When I first met Paul (Lima), he was at a breaking point. The desperation he felt was echoed by victims’ families in Honduras we spoke to. What is justice in a broken and horribly corrupt system? Is vengeance just? Paul’s obsession for justice and his moral struggle with vengeance compelled me to follow him on this deeply flawed adventure.”

“Screen Media is thrilled to bring this gripping documentary to our Crackle network,” said Brendan Murray, Screen Media’s Manager of Digital Acquisitions. “We were enthralled by the harrowing and ultimately heartwarming true story this film tells, and are certain that audiences will feel the same when they watch Paul Lima and his stranger-than-fiction journey to find justice for his father.”

The deal was negotiated by Murray for Screen Media with Nik Mehta of Gunpowder & Sky on behalf of the filmmakers.

The announcement follows on the heels of Screen Media’s recent acquisitions, which include the female comedy Off the Rails, Simon West’s action disaster film Skyfire, and the Bella Thorne thriller Girl. In addition, Screen Media has such notable titles as: Roger Michell’s Blackbird, which stars Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Quinones’ MMA action film Cagefighter, featuring Gina Gershon, Jon Moxley, and Chuck Liddell, and Rod Lurie’s The Outpost, which was one of the top-performing films of the summer. The company is also in post-production on Willy’s Wonderland with Nicolas Cage, set to release early next year.

About Screen Media Ventures, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net

About Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The company owns a majority stake in Crackle Plus, a company formed with Sony Pictures Television, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division andAPlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name. About Crackle Plus, A Chicken Soup for the Soul Company Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns a majority stake in the company formed with Sony Pictures Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

About Gunpowder & Sky

Gunpowder & Sky is an independent studio that creates and distributes feature films, series, short form content, podcasts and channels, bridging digital and traditional entertainment. Since its inception in 2016, Gunpowder & Sky has released more than 30 feature films and series, more than 750 short films in theatres, on TVOD and on leading platforms such as HBO, Netflix, MTV, Hulu, Sky, Showtime, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, Quibi, Audible and Discovery. Notable films and series include 69: The Saga Of Daniel Hernandez, Her Smell, Everybody’s Everything, Prospect, Sea Fever, The Little Hours, Cam, Hearts Beat Loud, Lords of Chaos, Tragedy Girls, Betting on Zero, Summer of 84, Villains, Survive, 50 States of Fright and Drawn & Recorded. With a collective audience of more than 65M monthly unique viewers, Gunpowder & Sky also owns and operates content brands that include DUST, the number one free sci-fi channel; ALTER, a leading horror brand, and CUT, an unscripted & comedy brand that is home to the successful formats “Truth or Drink” and “Fear Pong”. DUST, ALTER and CUT are presently distributed on platforms such as Apple, Amazon, Comcast, Sling, Roku, Samsung, Vizio TV, Xfinity Flex, YouTube, Facebook, AT&T, DirecTV, Sinclair, Samsung TV Plus and Instagram. Gunpowder & Sky also recently launched its premium audio studio, and in less than one year has established a leading position in music and sci-fi, claiming #1 fiction podcast on Apple and the #1 podcast on Audible. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, in partnership with The Chernin Group and AT&T.

About Aengus James

AENGUS JAMES is an award winning filmmaker and television producer. His recent works include Scandalous (Magnolia, CNN, BBC), the untold story of The National Enquirer, Undercover Billionaire (Discovery), and the GLAAD Media Award-winning I Am Jazz now in season six. Aengus began his career serving as Barry Levinson’s cinematographer in Poliwood. After The Murder Of Albert Lima follows Aengus’ directorial debut and IDA award nominated documentary comedy American Harmony. He has created and directed content for global brands and non-profits. Aengus’ work has received numerous honors including special recognition from the White House (not the current one) and the United Nations for raising awareness on issues including veterans mental health and women’s healthcare around the world. Aengus is the co-founder and head of This is Just a Test.

About This is Just a Test

This is Just a Test makes content for every screen. Documentary film projects include Scandalous (Magnolia, CNN) – the untold story of the National Enquirer, the IDA nominated American Harmony (Breaking Glass), and Crestone which premiered at True False Festival earlier this year. TV projects include Undercover Billionaire (Discovery), I Am Jazz (TLC), Kentucky Ayahuasca (Viceland), Sugar & Toys (Fuse), Missing Dial (Nat Geo) and the upcoming The Rev (USA). Founded by Aengus James and Colin King Miller, this is just a test.

About Meredith Vieira Productions

Meredith Vieira Productions is a film and television production company founded by 14-time Emmy-award winning host, executive producer and anchor, Meredith Vieira, and headed by creative producer Amy Rapp. Credits include award-winning, critically-acclaimed feature documentaries TOWER and THE WOMAN WHO WASN’T THERE; RETURN, starring Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, and John Slattery, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; and the hit one-man show LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION, hailed by The New York Times as “never less than excellent.” Upcoming projects include PARAMOUR and feature documentary AFTER THE MURDER OF ALBERT LIMA. Our sensibility is smart, sophisticated, and commercial character-driven stories.



CRACKLE LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM, “A REINDEER’S JOURNEY,” AVAILABLE FOR FREE





Crackle Launches Exclusive Documentary Film, “A Reindeer’s Journey,” Available for Free on Crackle December 1
Narrated by Donald Sutherland and directed by Guillaume Maidatchevsky, the film focuses on Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM, “A REINDEER’S JOURNEY,” AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON CRACKLE DECEMBER 1

Family-friendly nature documentary narrated by Donald Sutherland arrives just in time for Christmas and joins the free streaming platform’s growing original and exclusive content library

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 23, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today that the documentary film A Reindeer’s Journey will be available for free exclusively on Crackle beginning Tuesday, December 1.

Narrated by Donald Sutherland and directed by Guillaume Maidatchevsky, the film focuses on Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother. Set in the picturesque winter wilderness of the Scandinavian mountains, Ailo must overcome challenges that stand in the way of his first year of life, including hostile predators. Maidatchevsky and his film crew beautifully capture the stunning landscapes of Finland and exciting close-up encounters with wild animals. A Reindeer’s Journey is an uplifting story for the whole family with the tenderness of Bambi and the adventure of March of the Penguins and is Dove approved for all ages.

“We are delighted to bring this spectacular documentary to our Crackle audience just in time for the holiday season,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “This is a gorgeous film that the entire family can enjoy watching together.”

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds A Reindeer’s Journey alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Corporate Animals, Blue Iguana, Spides, Road to Race Day, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, On Point, Anything is Possible – The Serge Ibaka Story, The Clearing, and Going From Broke, which was recently picked up for a second season.

A Reindeer’s Journey is distributed in the United States by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on up to 27 devices and services by the end of the year including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 78,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns a majority stake in the company formed with Sony Pictures Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films for the US and Canada. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.



Crackle Premieres “Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer” on December 1





Crackle Premieres “Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer” on December 1
The animated kids film features the all-star voice talent of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham and John Cleese and is Dove approved for all ages.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE PREMIERES “ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER” ON DECEMBER 1

Exclusive AVOD Christmas-themed animated kids film features the voices of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, John Cleese and more

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 20, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks announced today that the animated feature Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer will be available for free on Crackle beginning Tuesday, December 1.

When one of Santa’s reindeer suddenly announces his retirement in the days leading up to Christmas, specially trained reindeer from around the world rush to the North Pole to compete in the reindeer games to win the coveted spot on Santa’s sleigh team. Elliot, a miniature horse with big dreams, and his best friend Hazel the Goat set out to prove that no dream is too big and he just might be the horse for the job. As the pair take to the North Pole, Hazel learns that things are headed for disaster back at their farm as a potential new owner has plans that threaten the lives of their friends. Elliot is faced with the biggest decision of his life, to either save his friends or follow his dreams and save Christmas. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer features the all-star voice talent of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham and John Cleese and is Dove approved for all ages.

“Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer is a great addition to our huge slate of Holiday and family programming,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “This wonderful animated film is bound to become a classic, enjoyable for audiences of all ages and perfect for a family holiday movie night.”

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Heroes of Lucha Libre, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Corporate Animals, Blue Iguana, Spides, Road to Race Day, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, On Point, Anything is Possible – The Serge Ibaka Story, The Clearing, and Going From Broke, which was recently picked up for a second season.

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer is distributed in the United States by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on up to 27 devices and services by the end of the year including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 78,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns a majority stake in the company formed with Sony Pictures Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films for the US and Canada. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.



Free Streaming Network Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for December





Free Streaming Network Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for December
Highlights include “Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer” and “A Reindeer’s Journey.”
[via press release from Crackle]
FREE STREAMING NETWORK CRACKLE ANNOUNCES NEW EXCLUSIVES, MOVIES, AND SERIES FOR DECEMBER, INCLUDING CRACKLE AVOD EXCLUSIVE FEATURES ‘ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER’ AND ‘A REINDEER’S JOURNEY’

Crackle’s mix of Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning indies, classic TV, and hand-picked exclusive and original content is always FREE.

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, today announced the upcoming content releases planned for December.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on up to 27 devices and services by the end of the year including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

New Crackle Exclusive Features in December

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer (Premieres December 1st)

Crackle AVOD Exclusive Animated Feature

Elliot, a small but determined horse, travels to the North Pole to compete for a spot alongside the famous reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh. Against all odds, Elliot and his friend Hazel the goat set out to prove that no dream is too big.

A Reindeer’s Journey (Premieres December 1st)

Crackle AVOD Exclusive Documentary Feature

Meet Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother. Narrated by Donald Sutherland and set against the frozen majesty of northern Finland, their journey is an uplifting story for the whole family.

New Channels Coming to Crackle in December

This month the Crackle team delivers a sack-full of the coolest seasonal hits to make sure your Winter holiday is the merriest it can be!

A Very Crackle Christmas (Launching December 1st)

Santa’s elves have been working overtime to deliver these cinematic gifts to you. Look under the tree and find the brightly packaged Crackle exclusive animated feature Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer, the heartfelt Crackle exclusive A Reindeer’s Journey, giggle along with A Baby For Christmas and take a deep dive Inside Lego at Christmas!

Unlikely Heroes (Launching December 1st)

Just in case your animated relatives aren’t quite animated enough, your friends at Crackle get you all the most animated features with the savage hilarity of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the superhero silliness of The Tick, top-shelf adventure with Turbo Kid, and two-fisted action with The Phantom.

Stream Me Up, Scotty (Launching December 1st)

The craziness of the holidays can sometimes make you want to leave the planet and your Crackle crew has your ticket to blastoff to parts unknown! Buckle up as you rocket off to save the world in Ender’s Game and destroy alien invaders with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Nemesis!

Ringmasters (Launching December 1st)

Make sure there are no fights with the in-laws at the table by having everyone watch these brawling classics. Let the battle begin with the Crackle original series, Heroes of Lucha Libre, then after dinner is over, relax with some stretchy pants and Nacho Libre. Enjoy the one-two power punch of the Crackle original documentary, Lennox-Lewis: The Untold Story and keep up your guard with another explosive boxing doc, Team Khan.

History Lovers (Launching December 1st)

If you’ve got a craving for the gift of history, unwrap what Crackle’s bringing you on this channel! Feel the cut of the Crackle exclusive, Robert the Bruce, the burning intrigue of Pompeii, follow the siren song of the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, and fight the forces of evil with Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich.

Crackle Spotlight Titles in December

Ender’s Game (December 1st)

Feature

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind. Starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Stanfield.

The Bank Job (December 1st)

Feature

Martine offers Terry (Jason Statham) a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London’s Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry along with a treasure trove of dirty secrets.

Arrival (December 1st)

Feature

A linguist (Amy Adams) works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious space crafts appear around the world. Also starring Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.

Zodiac (December 1st)

Feature

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist (Jake Gyllenhaal) becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. Also starring Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Edwards.

Babel (December 1st)

Feature

In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family that ultimately provides solace.

Bewitched (December 1st)

Series

After a hard day in advertising, Darrin only wants to come home to a normal life. But his wife’s a witch and his mother in law’s a witch who doesn’t approve of his marriage.

Spanglish (December 1st)

Feature

John Clasky (Adam Sandler) is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have afforded his family (Téa Leoni, Cloris Leachman) a very upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu and a breathtaking new housekeeper, Flor (Paz Vega), who has recently immigrated to L.A. from Mexico, and is trying to find a better life for her remarkable daughter, Cristina (Shelbie Bruce), who is rapidly embracing the American way of life.

Desperado (December 1st)

Feature

Antonio Banderas, Joaquim De Almeida, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi and Quentin Tarantino star in this stylish shoot-’em-up described as a south-of-the-border Pulp Fiction. Director Robert Rodriguez follows up his legendary debut film, El Mariachi, with this sexy sequel about a mysterious guitar player (Banderas) searching for vengeance against the men who murdered his girlfriend.

Attack the Block (December 1st)

Feature

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, ATTACK THE BLOCK is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.

Wind Chill (December 1st)

Feature

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they break down on a deserted stretch of road they’re preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.

Additional Christmas Titles in December

Additional New Movies in December
10 Cloverfield Lane
A Brilliant Monster (17th)
A Christmas Carol
A Kind of Murder
A Monster In Paris
Ally And Obie
American Virgin
An American Christmas Carol
Ancient Alien Origins
Ancient Aliens And The New World Order
Ass Backwards
Battle Queen 2020
Better Luck Tomorrow
Bewitched
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Black Christmas
Blinky Bill The Movie
Bodyguards And Assassins
Bodyguards: Secret Lives From The Watchtower
Bomb City
Bon Voyage Charlie Brown
Chasing Molly
Christmas Comes To Willow Creek
Christmas Eve
Christmas For A Dollar
Christmas On Division Street
Cosmic Conspiracy
Danika
Digimon Adventure Tri. 1: Reunion
Digimon Adventure Tri. 2: Determination
Digimon Adventure Tri. 3: Confession
Digimon Adventure Tri. 4: Loss
Digimon Adventure Tri. 5: Coexistence
Digimon Adventure Tri. 6: Future
Drillbit Taylor
Driven
Enemy Within
Escape From Alcatraz
Escape From Ensenada
Experimenter
Facing Fear
First Lady
First Lady II: Maria’s Revenge
Fixed (17th)
Friends Don’t Let Friends (17th)
Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Happy Christmas
Home For The Holidays
John Carpenter’s Escape From L.A.
Journey To The West
Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)
Jungle Bunch
Kikoriki: Legend Of The Golden Dragon
Kikoriki: Team Invincible
Levity
Officer Downe
Pompeii
Red Sonja: Queen Of Plagues
Rendel: Dark Vengeance (17th)
Revenge (17th)
Rise: Blood Hunter (17th)
Scrooge
Serena
Shuttle
Slugterra: Ghoul From Beyond
Slugterra: Return Of The Elementals
Slugterra: Slug Fu Showdown
Snowtime!
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
Stephen King’s Silver Bullet
Stephen King’s Thinner
Streets Of Blood
Synchronicity
The Bullish Farmer (17th)
The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t
The City That Sold America (17th)
The Ghost And The Darkness
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear
The Running Man
The Sandman And The Lost Sand Of Dreams
The Shadow Riders
The Twelve Days Of Christmas Eve
Thunder and the House of Magic
To Write Love On Her Arms
Tokyo Godfathers
True Grit
Tucked
We Are The Best!
What Lies Beneath
Whitey: United States Of America V. James J. Bulger

Additional New T.V. Shows in December
Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction (Season 3, 13 episodes)
Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction (Season 4, 13 episodes)
CampusLore Live Basketball (Season 1, 10 episodes)
Car 54, Where Are You? (Season 1, 30 episodes)
Coast Guard Alaska (Season 3, 13 episodes)
Coast Guard Alaska (Season 4, 8 episodes)
Reboot (Season 1, 13 episodes)
Reboot (Season 2, 10 episodes)
Xploration Awesome Planet (Season 1, 13 episodes)
Xploration DIY Sci (Season 1, 13 episodes)

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns a majority stake in the company formed with Sony Pictures Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.



Crackle Debuts Original Mexican Wrestling Scripted Series, “Heroes of Lucha Libre”





Crackle Debuts Original Mexican Wrestling Scripted Series, “Heroes of Lucha Libre,” to Launch November 25
Directed by Alfredo Widman, the 11-part scripted series stars professional luchadores Rey Mysterio Jr., Mil Mascaras, Tinieblas Jr., Alushe, Dragon Lee and Blue Demon.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE DEBUTS ORIGINAL MEXICAN WRESTLING SCRIPTED SERIES, “HEROES OF LUCHA LIBRE,” TO LAUNCH NOVEMBER 25

The 11-part series joins the free streaming platform’s growing original and exclusive content library

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 17, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the U.S. premiere of its original series, Heroes of Lucha Libre, launching on Wednesday, November 25. Directed by Alfredo Widman (The Red Thread), the 11-part scripted series stars professional luchadores Rey Mysterio Jr., Mil Mascaras, Tinieblas Jr., Alushe, Dragon Lee and Blue Demon.

Heroes of Lucha Libre celebrates and honors the rich cultural tradition of the Lucha Libre sport while integrating an imaginative comic book storyline. With a contemporary spin on the action in the ring, the series features superhero elements making it unique to other content of its genre. Produced and created by Joaquin Vodanovich alongside Alejandro Ortiz the series is written by Ortiz.

“I grew up watching these heroes with my grandfather in Mexico. Now I want to share all those emotions and admiration with the world and help to inspire future generations,” said producer Alejandro Ortiz. “Lucha Libre tradition has been in our culture for over 100 years and we want to honor that heritage in the way it deserves. We think Crackle is the best partner to do just that,” said producer Joaquin Vodanovich.

The deal was negotiated by Patrick Hughes, Harvey Russell and Pablito Vasquez of Foundation Media, who are also executive producers on the project.

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Heroes of Lucha Libre alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Corporate Animals, Blue Iguana, Spides, Road to Race Day, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, On Point, Anything is Possible – The Serge Ibaka Story, The Clearing, and Going From Broke, which was recently picked up for a second season.

“We are proud to add Heroes of Lucha Libre to Crackle’s growing list of original series,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “This family friendly show spotlights the exciting and historic cultural traditions for the sport and its famous Luchadors.”

Heroes of Lucha Libre is distributed worldwide by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on up to 27 devices and services by the end of the year including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns a majority stake in the company formed with Sony Pictures Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.



Crackle Breaks Down Boundaries of Conventional Beauty with Original Reality Series, “Breaking Beauty”





Crackle Breaks Down Boundaries of Conventional Beauty with Original Reality Series, “Breaking Beauty,” Set to Premiere November 19
Josh Varozza became an icon after photos of his “Dudeoir” calendar shoot went viral, sparking a social phenomenon and quickly becoming the face of a body positivity movement.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE BREAKS DOWN BOUNDARIES OF CONVENTIONAL BEAUTY WITH ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES, “BREAKING BEAUTY,” SET TO PREMIERE NOVEMBER 19

The seven-part series follows viral sensation turned television host Josh Varozza as he travels across the country and redefines the meaning of beauty

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 10, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the U.S. premiere of its original series, Breaking Beauty, launching on Thursday, November 19.

Josh Varozza became an icon after photos of his ‘Dudeoir’ calendar shoot went viral, sparking a social phenomenon and quickly becoming the face of a body positivity movement. In each episode of Breaking Beauty, the irrepressible 350 pound model travels across America to discover uniquely beautiful people doing unconventional things. Varozza explores the world of burlesque, fitness trainers, circus performers, filmmakers and more, bringing viewers on a journey of discovery, laughs, a few tears and ultimate self-acceptance. The series breaks down boundaries of conventional beauty and celebrates individuals who love the skin they’re in.

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Breaking Beauty alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Spides, On Point, Anything is Possible – The Serge Ibaka Story, Blood and Money, Road to Race Day, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, The Clearing, and Going From Broke which was recently picked up for a second season.

“My hope is for viewers to watch Breaking Beauty and be motivated to become more accepting and inclusive,” said Varozza. “It was rewarding to meet each of the characters and I know they will bring out a smile in everyone who watches on Crackle.”

“We are thrilled to add Breaking Beauty to Crackle’s ever-growing slate of original programming,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “Josh Varozza’s fun and inspiring series breaks down conventional beauty in a way that will uplift our audience with positivity, hope and laughter.”

The reality series is produced by OnlyGood TV, a social-mission based production studio delivering heartwarming and uplifting storytelling, with tales of real people inspiring positive social impact. Breaking Beauty is distributed worldwide by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.

Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on up to 27 devices and services by the end of the year including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns a majority stake in the company formed with Sony Pictures Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.