Free Streaming Service Crackle Announces New Originals, Exclusives, for July





Free Streaming Service Crackle Announces New Originals, Exclusives, for July
Highlights include the premiere of “Funny Girls” and episode two of “Life in 10 Pictures.”
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Free Streaming Service Crackle Announces New Originals, Exclusives, for July including the Crackle Original Funny Girls and Exclusive Series A Life in 10 Pictures Episode #2-Tupac Shakur

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) streaming services, today announced the upcoming content releases planned for July.

The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 touch points in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 90 touch points.

New Crackle AVOD Original in July

Funny Girls (July 1st)

Crackle AVOD Original Series

This New Zealand-based sketch comedy show has an ensemble cast made up of a who’s who of rising stars in the comedy world including Rose Matafeo (Starstruck, Golden Boy), Jackie van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows, The Breaker Upperers), Kimberly Crossman (Raised by Refugees, Golden Boy), Zara Cormack (The Brokenwood Mysteries, The Tender Trap) and Laura Daniel (The Barefoot Bandits, My Life is Murder). This original series featuring these rising stars delivers the laughs as a great showcase for cutting-edge young female talent.

New Crackle AVOD Exclusive in July

Life in 10 Pictures – Tupac Shakur (July 1st)

Crackle AVOD Exclusive Series

Tupac Shakur’s image is known around the world. He was one of hip-hop’s most photographed figures. But could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we already know? This episode throws a unique lens on his extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps. Their secrets are revealed by those who were there and those who knew Tupac best.

New BBC Titles in July

In addition to giving our audience exclusive access to four seasons of the hit award-winning series Sherlock, we are also going to be offering new series from the BBC library every month! Here are just a few of the amazing shows you will now be able to watch for FREE on Crackle!

The Deep

Limited Series

A research submarine beneath the Arctic stumbles upon a terrifying secret with Earth-shattering consequences. Starring Academy Award(R) nominee Minnie Driver, James Nesbitt and Goran Visnjic.

The Last Post

Limited Series

The men of the British Royal Military Police are battling a dire insurgency in the Middle East. Tensions are high in the heat of the desert; any lapse in luck or judgment means death. But life and love must continue with Jessica Raine and Jeremy Neumark Jones.

The Mighty Boosh

Television series

In this bizarre and hilarious comedy adventure, Howard (Julian Barratt – The Bloods, The Great) and Vince (Noel Fielding – Lego Movie, The IT Crowd), two zookeepers at the dilapidated Bog Fossil’s Zoo-niverse, find themselves searching for the Egg of Mantumbi in the unforgiving arctic tundra. The egg is a priceless relic guarded by The Park People, a race of people who are small and wear parkas. But there are other characters in the icy nothingness, like the polar bear who loves sledging but doesn’t like Gary Numan, and Black Frost, the deathly chill that makes Jack Frost seem like a warm cardigan.

Red Dwarf

Television series

The adventures of the last human (Craig Charles) alive and his friends (Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules) stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

The Merchant of Venice

Feature Film

BBC presents the classic play by William Shakespeare starring John Rhys-Davies and Dame Maggie Smith. Antonio’s friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. He borrows money from Shylock, but when the debt is due, Shylock demands a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

New Channels Coming to Crackle in July

Don’t Go in The Water

Scared of the deep blue sea? Titles like Piranha (Joe Dante, Heather Menzies), Croczilla (Lam Suet, Barbie Hsu), Shark Lake(Dolph Lundgren, Sara Malakul Lane) and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno) will keep you out of the water this summer!

Small Screen Suspense

Immerse yourself in the riveting thrills in NCS Manhunt (David Suchet, Keith Barron), The Platform (Alexandra Masangkay, Iván Massagué), Start Up (Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi), and Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman).

Totally 80s

Turn on some new wave, feather your hair, and dig through your dresser for that lone singular glove because you are going to get ‘totally 80s’ with films like The Principal (Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr.), Private Resort (Johnny Depp, Héctor Elizondo), Just One of The Guys (Joyce Hyser, William Zabka) and Quicksilver (Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne).

Female Lead Comedies

Feel empowered with these leading ladies in comedy with The Flying Nun (Sally Field, Marge Redmond), One in a Million(Shirley Hemphill, Dorothy Fielding), Cashmere Mafia (Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto), and Bad Teacher (Kristin Davis, Ari Graynor).

New to Crackle Spotlight in July

Horrible Bosses 2 (Premiering July 10th)

Feature Film

Dale (Charlie Day), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Nick (Jason Bateman) decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme. Also starring Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston and two-time Academy Award(R) winner Cristoph Waltz.

Locke (Premiering July 12th)

Feature Film

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy), a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

Resident Evil

Feature Film

Something rotten is brewing beneath the industrial mecca known as Raccoon City. Unknown to its millions of residents, a huge underground bioengineering facility known as The Hive has accidentally unleashed the deadly and mutating T-virus, killing all of its employees. To contain the leak, the governing supercomputer, Red Queen, has sealed all entrances and exits. Now a team of highly trained super commandos including Rain (Michelle Rodriguez – The Fast and the Furious franchise, Girlfight), Alice (Milla Jovovich – The Fifth Element) and Matt (Eric Mabius – Cruel Intentions) must race to penetrate The Hive to isolate the T-virus before it overwhelms humanity. To do so, they must get past the Red Queen’s deadly defenses, face the flesh-eating undead employees, fight killer mutant dogs and battle The Licker, a genetically mutated savage beast whose strength increases with each of its slain victims. Based on the popular video-game series and the first film in the billion-dollar franchise.

Loverboy

Feature Film

Something strange is happening in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills women have become deliriously happy. Not because they’ve gotten the best table at Spago, but because there are roses on their pillows. Because they have a tango partner. Because someone wants to take their picture. Because they pour out their troubles to a sympathetic listener. The unlikely Romeo is young Randy Bodek (Patrick Dempsey), a reluctant Loverboy whose own girlfriend dumped him because he didn’t know how to treat a woman. His summer job as a pizza delivery boy becomes a wild escapade bringing romance into the lives of some gorgeous, but frustrated, Beverly Hills wives. “There are a lot of women out there who do not believe in love anymore-all they want is a little romance and respect.” And a pizza with extra anchovies.

Enemy (Premiering July 12th)

Feature Film

Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. In the end, only one man can survive.

Barbershop

Television Series

The daily life of a Chicago based barbershop owner starring Omar Gooding, Gbenga Akinnagbe, and Anna Brown. Based on the popular film series.

Real Husbands of Hollywood

Television Series

The pressures of spousal stardom are almost too much to handle for Kevin Hart and his friends in this faux-reality comedy.

Happy Valley

Television Series

Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life. Her world is turned upside down when the man she thinks is responsible for her daughter’s death is released from prison.

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

Television Series

Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to viewers and painting hobbyists in this enormously popular series which has captivated audiences worldwide since 1982. It is the most-watched, most-recognized television art program in history. Ross is a virtual cult figure, with nearly 1.5 million Facebook followers and 3,000 instructors, globally. His soothing, nurturing personality is therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife helps heighten environmental awareness.

Also New on Crackle in July

The Spectacular Now (Premiering July 12th)

Feature Film

From the writers of (500) Days of Summer, effortless charmer Sutter Keely (Miles Teller – Top Gun Maverick) unexpectedly falls for “good girl” Aimee Finnicky (Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies) in this authentic and charming portrait about the perilous business of young love and growing up.

Under The Skin (Premiering July 12th)

Feature Film

A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated men, luring a series of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. From visionary director Jonathan Glazer comes a masterpiece of science fiction.

Ginger & Rosa (Premiering July 12th)

Feature Film

In 1962 London, the lifelong friendship between two teenagers (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) dissolves after one seduces the other’s father.

Lean on Pete (Premiering July 5th)

Feature Film

When 15-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) rescues an aging racehorse, Lean on Pete, from imminent slaughter, the two embark on a treacherous odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a new home. Also starring Steve Buscemi and Chloë Sevigny.

The Adderall Diaries (Premiering July 12th)

Feature Film

Nothing is what it seems in this riveting thriller, where a troubled writer (James Franco) is thrown into a passionate affair and forced to confront the secrets of his past while investigating a scandalous high-profile murder.

Additional New Movies in July
1480 Radio Pirates (premiering July 1st)
Above the Shadows (premiering July 14th)
Acres and Acres (premiering July 21st)
Addicted to Fresno (premiering July 21st)
After So Many Days (premiering July 1st)
Age Out (premiering July 21st)
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (premiering July 12th)
Anguish (premiering July 21st)
Animation Outlaws (premiering July 1st)
Armstrong (premiering July 14th)
Attention Attention (premiering July 1st)
Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of (premiering July 1st)
Bali: Beats of Paradise (premiering July 1st)
Balloon Man (premiering July 21st)
Barney Thomson (premiering July 21st)
Bit x Bit: In Bitcoin We Trust (premiering July 14th)
BlaxploItalian (premiering July 14th)
Charlotte Who? A Gaelic Football Story in America (premiering July 1st)
Enemy (premiering July 12th)
Escape from Ensenada (premiering July 21st)
Falling for Christmas (premiering July 1st)
Forgotten Battalion (premiering July 21st)
Ginger & Rosa (premiering July 12th)
Going to Brazil (premiering July 21st)
Humboldt: The New Season (premiering July 1st)
Influence (premiering July 14th)
Iris Warriors (premiering July 21st)
Ken Foster (premiering July 14th)
Lean on Pete (premiering July 5th)
Legion of Brothers (premiering July 14th)
Love Chronicles (premiering July 1st)
Making Waves (premiering July 14th)
Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime (premiering July 1st)
Miami (premiering July 1st)
My True Fairytale (premiering July 21st)
Ping Pong Summer (premiering July 21st)
Public Enemy Number One (premiering July 21st)
Road to Hell (premiering July 21st)
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (premiering July 1st)
Someday Isles (premiering July 21st)
Supremacy (premiering July 7th)
The Bill Murray Experience (premiering July 21st)
The Endless Season (premiering July 14th)
The Feels (premiering July 21st)
The Fight Within (premiering July 7th)
The Food Cure (premiering July 1st)
The Holy Game (premiering July 14th)
The Legend of Tayos (premiering July 14th)
The Liberators (premiering July 14th)
The Man Who Loves to Hurt Himself (premiering July 1st)
The Rest of Us (premiering July 21st)
The Spectacular Now (premiering July 12th)
Tickling Giants (premiering July 1st)
Tin City (premiering July 14th)
Tougher Than a Tank (premiering July 14th)
Transformer (premiering July 14th)
Trans Military (premiering July 14th)
Truth is the Only Client: The Official Investigation of the Murder of John F. Kennedy (premiering July 14th)
Tyger Tyger (premiering July 1st)
Warmed-Over Krautrock (premiering July 1st)
Water in a Broken Glass (premiering July 21st)
We Take the Low Road (premiering July 21st)
What Now? All Access (premiering July 1st)
Where She Lies (premiering July 21st)
Who Let the Dogs Out (premiering July 1st)
Wind Riders (premiering July 14th)

Additional New T.V. Shows in July
Barbershop Season One (premiering July 1st)
Bedlam (BBC Series) Season One (premiering July 1st)
Bedlam (BBC Series) Season Two (premiering July 1st)
Bible Mysteries (BBC Series) (premiering July 1st)
Blood & Water Season One (premiering July 7th)
Blood & Water Season Two (premiering July 7th)
Brave 10 Season One (premiering July 7th)
Cardfight!! Vanguard (English Dub) Season One (premiering July 14th)
Case Closed Season One (premiering July 7th)
Cruise Ship Killers Season One (premiering July 7th)
Dangerfield Season Four (premiering July 21st)
Holly’s World Season One (premiering July 1st)
Holly’s World Season Two (premiering July 1st)
ItaKiss Season One (premiering July 21st)
Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City Season One (premiering July 7th)
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (English Dub) Season One (premiering July 7th)
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (English Dub) Season Two (premiering July 7th)
Lady Oscar: The Rose of Versailles Season One (premiering July 14th)
Lost and Sold Season One (premiering July 14th)
LUPIN the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Season One (premiering July 21st)
Magic Knight Rayearth (English Dub) Season One (premiering July 7th)
Man With a Camera Season One (premiering July 1st)
Master P’s Family Empire Season One (premiering July 1st)
McCready and Daughter (BBC Series) (premiering July 1st)
Monster Rancher (English Dub) Season One (premiering July 21st)
Requiem from the Darkness (English Dub) Season One (premiering July 7th)
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Season One (premiering July 14th)
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Season Two (premiering July 14th)
Sonic X (English Dub) Season One (premiering July 7th)
The Flying Nun Season Three (premiering July 1st)
W1A (BBC Series) Season One (premiering July 1st)
W1A (BBC Series) Season Two (premiering July 1st)
W1A (BBC Series) Season Three (premiering July 1st)

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Such assumptions involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to our core strategy, operating income and margin, seasonality, liquidity, including cash flows from operations, available funds, and access to financing sources, free cash flows, revenues, net income, profitability, stock price volatility, future regulatory changes, price changes, the ability of the Company’s content offerings to achieve market acceptance, the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting officers, key employees, or directors, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to complete strategic acquisitions, the ability to manage growth and integrate acquired operations, the ability to pay dividends, regulatory or operational risks, and general market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022, and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on May 11, 2022.On May 10, 2022, the Company entered into a merger agreement to acquire Redbox Entertainment, Inc. We refer you to the presentation filed as Exhibit 99.2 under cover of a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on May 22, 2022 for information regarding the proposed business acquisition transaction. If the proposed business acquisition is consummated, in addition to the risks noted above, we also face the risks detailed in Redbox’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios Unveils New Series Slate





Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios Unveils New Series Slate
“We have a solid lineup of programming coming from Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios that includes three avant-garde series, each with its own original and compelling story that gives viewers drama, love, laughter and possibly even a good cry,” said David Ellender.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios Unveils New Series Slate

Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company specializing in high-end television content, revealed its new production slate coming this fall. The studio announced four new shows, including Love Stories TV’s World’s Best Wedding and Wedding Talk, and Inside the Black Box Season 2.

“We have a solid lineup of programming coming from Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios that includes three avant-garde series, each with its own original and compelling story that gives viewers drama, love, laughter and possibly even a good cry,” said Chicken Soup for the Soul TV Group’s chief executive officer David Ellender.

Love Stories TV

A global media brand providing entertainment and wedding inspiration through emotional, high-quality video content, Love Stories TV is bringing its incredible wedding videos from its online platform to life through two new series:

World’s Best Wedding

Love to see how the world celebrates love? Premiering June 1, watch as couples from different cultures, backgrounds and orientations see their dream nuptials brought to life in some of the most stunningly beautiful, jaw-dropping wedding destinations across the globe. Airing on the Chicken Soup for the Soul streaming service, the series will have 40, 30-minute episodes that spur the romantic spirit in everyone and inspire the imagination with what’s possible when you say, “I do.”

Wedding Talk

What truly makes a wedding day momentous? Join co-hosts Olympic Gold Medalist and Olympic commentator Tara Lipinski, New York’s famed event planner José Rolón and renowned wedding designer Jove Meyer in examining what’s hot and what’s not in today’s weddings. The series will include footage from Love Stories TV as the trio dishes on the destinations, décor and – of course – the dresses. They will share inspirational ideas for viewers to create their own dream day if they open their minds to all the possibilities. Premiering in October, this expert trio isn’t about dragging the newlyweds down the aisle; instead, this is a celebration of a couple’s ceremony.

Inside the Black Box – Season 2

Hosts Joe Morton and Tracey Moore explore the experiences of artists of color in this A-list packed series, which returns for season two in Q4 of 2022 on Crackle. Production will start in July 2022 in New York City.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL STUDIOS

Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios develops and produces award-winning original, high-quality unscripted lifestyle series that bring out the best of the human spirit through positive storytelling. A division of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, the studio is behind popular shows, including the award-winning Going From Broke, which just announced season three, Being Dadon Netflix, Vacation Rental Potential on A&E, and the Emmy-nominated Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes on CBS.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Such assumptions involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to our core strategy, operating income and margin, seasonality, liquidity, including cash flows from operations, available funds, and access to financing sources, free cash flows, revenues, net income, profitability, stock price volatility, future regulatory changes, price changes, the ability of the Company’s content offerings to achieve market acceptance, the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting officers, key employees, or directors, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to complete strategic acquisitions, the ability to manage growth and integrate acquired operations, the ability to pay dividends, regulatory or operational risks, and general market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022, and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on May 11, 2022. On May 10, 2022, the Company entered into a merger agreement to acquire Redbox Entertainment, Inc. We refer you to the presentation filed as Exhibit 99.2 under cover of a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on May 22, 2022 for information regarding the proposed business acquisition transaction. If the proposed business acquisition is consummated, in addition to the risks noted above, we also face the risks detailed in Redbox’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



Screen Media Acquires Sci-Fi Action Series “Salvage Marines”





Screen Media Acquires Sci-Fi Action Series “Salvage Marines”
The cinematic and action-packed series will be released on the Crackle Plus streaming services as a Crackle and Popcornflix Original in July 2022.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Screen Media Acquires Sci-Fi Action Series “Salvage Marines”

Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to the science fiction action series Salvage Marines. The cinematic and action-packed series will be released on the Crackle Plus streaming services as a Crackle and Popcornflix Original in July 2022.

The dystopian futuristic series follows Samuel (Emmy Award-Winning actor Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow), who works as a factory laborer on planet Baen 6. When Samuel learns his wife is pregnant, he does the only thing he can to ensure his child will avoid the same societal debt he has – enlist in the planet’s military ranks as a salvage marine. Armand Assante (Judge Dredd, American Gangster) also stars in the series alongside Peter Shinkoda (The Predator, Midway).

The series is directed by Shaun Paul Piccinino (Deadliest Warrior), co-written by Sean-Michael Argo and Rafael Jordan, and produced by Philippe Martinez for MSR Media, Jake Seal and Jamie R Thompson for Orwo Studios, and Terry Bird from Black Hangar Studios with MSR Media Karinne Behr and Lee Beasley acting as executive producers. Production financing for the series was provided by Sherborne Media, with Alastair Burlingham, Gary Raskin, Charlie Dombek and Elizabeth Primm serving as executive producers.

“We’re thrilled to bring Salvage Marines to the Crackle Plus platforms,” said Screen Media. “It’s a perfect blend of sci-fi and action, and it builds a deep and gripping world that our audiences are sure to get lost in.”

“Crackle is the perfect launchpad for Salvage Marines,” said Orwo. “It took us over four years from optioning the book to bring this series to release, and we are excited to see how sci-fi fans react.”

The deal was negotiated by Seth Needle, executive vice president of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, on behalf of Screen Media and Jake Seal on behalf of Orwo Distribution. MSR Media International is representing international rights.

Crackle Plus’ recent releases include the exclusive scripted series Les Norton, which stars Alexander Bertram and Rebel Wilson, Tia Mowery’s Comfort Kitchen, the suspense thriller Blast, audience favorite Inside the Black Box and the award-winning BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. They also recently announced season three of the award-winning Ashton Kutcher-produced series Going From Broke.

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. Screen Media also recently acquired 1091 Pictures. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net.

ABOUT BLACK HANGAR STUDIOS

Black Hangar Studios is the UK’s most versatile studio – a fully integrated and cutting-edge movie studio with virtual sets, photogrammetry, In house production crew, full post production services, largest standing green screen cyclorama in Europe, covid lab on site and wide ranging backlot. Known for: Star Wars Rogue One, Dumbo, 24 Die Another Day, Ra One, Top Gear, Dr Who. Financed and produced:) Breaking The Bank (Kelsey Grammer) Miracle landing on the Hudson, Born To Be Blue (Ethan Hawke), 97 Minutes (Alec Baldwin). www.blackhangarstudios.com

ABOUT ORWO STUDIOS

Orwo Studios is Louisiana’s most unique production facility — a full serviced physical film studio located in Jackson, Louisiana boasting a ranging backlot, accommodation, post production services, VFX and full delivery. Known for: Magnificent Seven, Free State of Jones, Mazerunner. Financed and produced: Blaze (Directed by Ethan Hawke), Jeepers Creepers 3, Back Roads, Salvage Marines, Grand Isle (Nicholas Cage), Willy’s Wonderland, The System, Jeepers Creepers Reborn. www.orwo.studio

ABOUT THE ORWO GROUP

The Orwo Group develops and produces color and b/w films for cameras in the photographic and cinematic market under the ORWO brand in a century-old tradition. Uniting many specialty companies from the most diverse areas of the “film” value chain. Through the companies InovisCoat GmbH (spin-off of the research department of the former AGFA Leverkusen, Germany) and FilmoTec GmbH (spin-off of the former ORWO, located in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany). www.orwo.family

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Such assumptions involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to our core strategy, operating income and margin, seasonality, liquidity, including cash flows from operations, available funds, and access to financing sources, free cash flows, revenues, net income, profitability, stock price volatility, future regulatory changes, price changes, the ability of the Company’s content offerings to achieve market acceptance, the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting officers, key employees, or directors, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to complete strategic acquisitions, the ability to manage growth and integrate acquired operations, the ability to pay dividends, regulatory or operational risks, and general market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



Crackle’s Original Series “Going from Broke” Is Back for Season 3





Crackle’s Original Series “Going from Broke” Is Back for Season 3
Premiering only on Crackle Plus streaming services in December 2022, the unscripted series focuses on helping millennials overcome their crippling financial struggles.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Crackle’s Original Series Going From Broke is Back for Season 3

Crackle, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today that the award-winning Crackle original series Going From Broke, backed by executive producer Ashton Kutcher (That 70’s Show, No Strings Attached) and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, is back for season three.

Premiering only on Crackle Plus streaming services in December 2022, the unscripted series focuses on helping millennials overcome their crippling financial struggles. Americans are graduating from college with an ever-increasing amount of student loans, average credit card debts also continue to rise amid a shrinking pool of employment opportunities, and all of this is compounded from the effects of the worldwide pandemic. To make matters worse, most Americans lack the basic financial literacy to get themselves out of their current circumstances. Going From Broke host Dan Rosensweig, chief executive officer of Chegg, and from season two, financial expert Tonya Rapley will return to work with young people to become the CEO of their own lives.

“Dan and I are so excited to be bringing this series back for another season,” said co-producer Ashton Kutcher. “This is a show where we follow folks who are in financial dire straits, give them tools, tips, and guidance as to how to find escape velocity in a real-world practical way that will affect their real-world practical life.”

“It can be daunting for Millennials and now Gen Z to navigate their path toward financial well-being without easy access to trusted resources,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “With Americans holding over $800 billion in credit card debt, our team plans to continue our mission to bridge the gap for our audience. Going From Broke is not only informative but also aspirational, entertaining and important to our viewers in so many ways.”

“Going From Broke equips and empowers those struggling with crippling debt with practical steps to improve their financial futures and become the CEO of their lives,” host Dan Rosensweig said. “It is inspiring to see the participants strive, persevere, and transform on their path to financial freedom.”

In addition to Kutcher and Mike van Reekum, the series will be executive produced by Michael Winter and William J. Rouhana, Jr. from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Laura deNey and Mustafa Bhagat from Flicker Filmworks, and Dan Rosensweig and Heather Hatlo Porter, from series sponsor Chegg.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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 FLICKER FILMWORKS

Flicker Filmworks is an award-winning production company specializing in unscripted content for film, television and digital platforms. Projects have included the Emmy nominated seriesChicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroesfor CBS, Post Production onAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknownon CNN, and Mind of a Chef on PBS. In conjunction with partners and advertisers, Flicker Filmworks has produced content for Chobani, Disney+, The Rockefeller Foundation and Monogram. Founders Laura deNey and Mustafa Bhagat continue their passion for creating meaningful and entertaining television with the upcoming season of Going From Broke on Crackle.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Such assumptions involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to our core strategy, operating income and margin, seasonality, liquidity, including cash flows from operations, available funds, and access to financing sources, free cash flows, revenues, net income, profitability, stock price volatility, future regulatory changes, price changes, the ability of the Company’s content offerings to achieve market acceptance, the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting officers, key employees, or directors, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to complete strategic acquisitions, the ability to manage growth and integrate acquired operations, the ability to pay dividends, regulatory or operational risks, and general market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



New Robust Slate of Original Programming, Product Updates





New Robust Slate of Original Programming, Product Updates, and the Launch of its Branded Content Studio at 2022 NewFronts Announced by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Plus
This past month, Crackle Plus launched its highly anticipated Chicken Soup for the Soul AVOD streaming service, dedicated to featuring diverse, female-centric programming, offering over 5,000 content assets at launch, including many originals and exclusive content, both scripted and unscripted.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
New Robust Slate of Original Programming, Product Updates, and the Launch of its Branded Content Studio at 2022 NewFronts Announced by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Plus

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) streaming services, took the virtual NewFronts stage today to unveil its upcoming slate of original and exclusive programming and its new Branded Content Studio.

This past month, Crackle Plus launched its highly anticipated Chicken Soup for the Soul AVOD streaming service, dedicated to featuring diverse, female-centric programming, offering over 5,000 content assets at launch, including many originals and exclusive content, both scripted and unscripted.

“What better time to seek positive change and create content that makes the world a better place, a mission pursued for over 30 years by our parent company Chicken Soup for the Soul. We want to invite advertisers to join us in developing content that matters. Our new Branded Content Studio offers a unique opportunity to integrate their brand right into the viewer experience,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus.

Additionally, Crackle Plus increased its access to 100K+ hours of original content from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment sister company Screen Media Ventures, which recently acquired Locomotive Global and 1091 Pictures, following its acquisition last year of the film and television assets of Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

Screen Media also entered a multi-year content deal with BBC Studios that will bring more than 2,500 hours of premium content to all current and future Crackle Plus streaming services, kicking off the deal with exclusive rights to the Emmy-award winning series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which is available now on Crackle.

On the product front, Crackle Plus has also been relaunching new versions of its Crackle AVOD apps and has seen tremendous growth in user engagement, with a 42% faster start time, 40% increased viewership and 200% decrease in ad exits. Crackle announced the upcoming launch of its Crackle Reward Program, where viewers will earn points for watching content on Crackle that can be redeemed for in-app rewards or services and/or products from its partners.

Additionally, Crackle Plus announced the addition of five linear channels to the Crackle Plus portfolio of FAST channels, which now includes:

· Crackle, the best of Crackle AVOD

· Crackle Classic, the best of Classic TV

· Popcornflix, the best of Popcornflix AVOD

· Chicken Soup for the Soul, the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul AVOD

· Echo Boom Sports, the best action sports films

· Unidentified, the largest collection of UFO and paranormal documentaries

· Surf Now TV, the best in Surf videos

· Truli, a collection of family friendly and faith-based content

· BlackPix, dedicated to Black filmmakers and impactful documentaries

Backed by the company’s TV production division, Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group, which produces a wide range of content, from the Mysterious Benedict Society on Disney Plus to Hunters on Amazon Prime, Crackle Plus announced the launch of its Branded Content Studio, designed to create new opportunities for advertisers to reach and connect with new audiences more effectively. It is being led by Crackle Plus’ new head of branded entertainment, Michele Fino, an industry veteran who previously served as head of branded entertainment at Fremantle, Collective Digital Studio and worked with a number of not-for-profit organizations, including as the chief marketing officer of DoSomething.org. To further provide brands with more measurable data, Crackle has partnered with UpWave, the leading analytics platform for brand marketers across social, linear and digital.

Darren Olive, executive vice president, national advertising sales & strategy at Crackle Plus, added, “In addition to reaching over 40 million monthly active users, we are uniquely positioned to tailor opportunities based on what we know our advertising partners are looking for – targeted and flexible campaign opportunities. Our core demo continues to double down on quality free programming. They are also savvy decision-makers, so brands have the additional value proposition of collaborating with us at the outset of the creative process to more organically connect with viewers.”

“Whether offering a different perspective like original series Inside The Black Box, or high octane suspense like the feature film Blast, we’re incredibly thoughtful about the range of original and exclusive content programmed on Crackle and Chicken Soup for the Soul,” said Jeff Meier, head of programming for Crackle Plus. “Our upcoming slate is reflective of our continued commitment to delivering high-quality content and providing something special for every viewer.”

Crackle and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s upcoming content offering of both scripted and unscripted programming that’s designed to inspire and entertain viewers includes:

Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals

· Tia Mowry’s Comfort Kitchen (Host Tia Mowry)

The six episode series will take viewers into her kitchen, teaching them to make all her favorite home-cooked recipes, with celebrity guests pitching in to chop, stir, taste, and laugh

· Simply Raymond Blanc (Host Raymond Blanc)

The most famous French chef in the UK shares his secrets from his own kitchen

· My Country Kitchen (Host Paul West)

Aussie chef turned farmer Paul West opens the door to his country cottage

· Smart Home Nation (Host Tanya Memme)

The series discovers some of the world’s best innovators that bring convenience, security, efficiency, health, and wow factor to our everyday lives in the home

· City, Burbs, or Sticks

This half-hour series follows home buyers as they embark on a life journey to determine if their family is going to live in the city, the suburbs, or the country. More than a property search show, this is a rite of passage for growing families trying to figure out the next phase of their lives.

· Prue Leith’s Great Garden Plot (Host Prue Leith)

South-African restaurateur Prue Leith and her husband John embark on the task of creating a garden at their new home, which is surrounded by rubble, rubbish, and overgrown vegetation

· Vacation Rental Potential (Host Holly Baker)

This Chicken Soup for the Soul original series visits top destinations across the country to help prospective homeowners choose potential vacation homes to buy and how to optimize their rental potential as future rentals.

· Love Stories Presents World’s Best Weddings

Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios is working with Lovestories TV, the first and only media company powered by real wedding videos, to create a fantasy wedding destination for viewers who can never get enough romance on TV.

· Wedding Talk (Host Tara Lipinski)

Tara Lipinski hosts a magazine-style show that showcases all the incredible details that go into planning a perfect wedding. Tara brings in guests from the wedding industry to watch and comment on real life wedding videos while dishing on trends, themes, destinations, food and cocktails, and of course the dresses!

· Kili Big (documentary)

This documentary follows a group of plus-sized women from around the world as they attempt to climb the tallest freestanding mountain on the planet, Mount Kilimanjaro.

· Movies of the Month:

Every month, Chicken Soup for the Soul will premiere a Rom-Com original movie produced in partnership with ReelOne Entertainment, a top movie producer and distributor. These include A Snapshot of Forever, A Priceless Love, Love Afloat, Love for Starters, The Wedding Arrangement, Love in Full Swing, For the Love of Chocolate, A Slice of Chicago Romance, Love Map, Love at the Ranch, The Beauty of Love, Love Amongst the Stars.

Other Chicken Soup for the Soul Movies and Series

· Senior Moment (William Shatner, Jean Smart) – Exclusive

· Off the Rails (Kelly Preston, Judi Dench) – Exclusive

· Hope Gap (Annette Benning, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor) – Exclusive

· Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix – Exclusive Episodes

· Hello, Hunnay (Jeannie Mai) – Exclusive Episodes

· All Things Adrienne (Adrienne Houghton) – Exclusive Episodes

· Tori Tried and True (Tori Spelling)

· Beauty School Knockout

Crackle Originals

· Inside the Black Box, Season Two (Joe Morton and Tracey Moore)

The critically acclaimed series comes back for a second season to continue giving a voice to black artists in Hollywood and the opportunity to tell their story.

· Going From Broke, Season Three (Executive Producer Ashton Kutcher, Co-Hosts Dan Rosensweig and Tonya Rapley)

This award-winning series co-produced by Ashton Kutcher and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment returns for a third season to help a generation become the CEOs of their own lives.

· Flagrant (Michael Rapaport)

This original scripted dramatic series follows Rapaport 20 years after becoming a disgraced college basketball player caught gambling on his own team and being given an unlikely shot at redemption.

· The Wall, Seasons One and Two

When the body of a young dancer is found in a small mining town, Céline Trudeau, one of the town’s most experienced detectives investigates the case.

· Blast

In a Parisian parking lot, Sonia finds herself trapped in her car with her son and the daughter of her boyfriend Fred, who has been left outside, powerless to deal with the situation: an anti-tank mine has been set under the car.

· In the Vault, Seasons One and Two

One month into college, a freshman dies. Was it Murder? Or Suicide?

· Funny Girls

The series follows Laura and Rose as they produce sketches for a fictional comedy series, fielding ideas from their male bosses and their producer Pauline.

· The Frog

A Persian crime mystery which currently has one of the top IMDb scores of any recent show on TV

· Les Norton

Based on Robert G. Barrett’s classic Australian novels, Les Norton is the story of a country lad’s misadventures as a bouncer at a Kings Cross gambling den in the raucous 1980s. (starring Rebel Wilson)

Crackle AVOD Exclusives

· Sherlock – all 13 episodes

· Ripper Street – Crackle is the only AVOD to have all five seasons

· A Life in Ten Pictures’ – Six documentaries – profiling some of the most important cultural figures of our time, from Freddie Mercury to John Lennon, Tupac Shakur to Muhammad Ali, Amy Winehouse to Elizabeth Taylor.

· Naked Singularity (John Boyega, Olivia Cooke)

· Eat Wheaties! (Tony Hale, Elisha Cuthbert)

70 Touchpoints

The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 touchpoints in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 90 touchpoints.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Such assumptions involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to our core strategy, operating income and margin, seasonality, liquidity, including cash flows from operations, available funds, and access to financing sources, free cash flows, revenues, net income, profitability, stock price volatility, future regulatory changes, price changes, the ability of the Company’s content offerings to achieve market acceptance, the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting officers, key employees, or directors, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to complete strategic acquisitions, the ability to manage growth and integrate acquired operations, the ability to pay dividends, regulatory or operational risks, and general market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



Crackle Original French Thriller “Blast” to Premiere May 5





Crackle Original French Thriller “Blast” to Premiere May 5
The film takes place in a Parisian parking lot, where Sonia finds herself trapped in her car with her son and the daughter of her boyfriend Fred, who has been left outside, powerless to deal with the situation: an anti-tank mine has been set under the car.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Crackle Original French Thriller Blast to Premiere May 5

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 original feature film Blast will premiere May 5, exclusively on Crackle.

The French thriller is the debut film of director Vanya Peirani-Vignes who also wrote the screenplay alongside Pablo Barbetti (casting for such films as Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Lucy) with photography led by Cesar Award-winning French cinematographer Thierry Arbogast. It stars Nora Arnezeder as the lead Sonia, as well as Pierre Kiwitt (Das Boot, Mr. Stein Goes Online) and Sara Mortensen (In Safe Hands, Contact).

Blast takes place in a Parisian parking lot, where Sonia finds herself trapped in her car with her son and the daughter of her boyfriend Fred, who has been left outside, powerless to deal with the situation: an anti-tank mine has been set under the car. Sonia is a bomb-disposal expert who works for a non-government organization with Fred. She just got back from a mission in Ukraine, and while she’s used to facing dangerous situations, with the children’s lives on the line, the stakes have never been higher. Along with colleagues Igor and Camille, who came to the rescue, Sonia and Fred have 30 minutes to diffuse the bomb and determine who could be the mastermind behind it. Will they stand united until the end, or will the family implode under pressure?

“This high-concept thriller is disarming in more ways than one and is just the kind of quality content our viewers expect from Crackle,” said Jeff Meier, head of programming for Crackle Plus. “We’re excited to launch Blast on May 5 and know the audience will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish.”

The film is produced by Paris-based Wide and is distributed in the U.S. by Screen Media.

The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 touchpoints in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 90 touchpoints. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video- on-demand networks (VOD). The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD networks including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Such assumptions involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to our core strategy, operating income and margin, seasonality, liquidity, including cash flows from operations, available funds, and access to financing sources, free cash flows, revenues, net income, profitability, stock price volatility, future regulatory changes, price changes, the ability of the Company’s content offerings to achieve market acceptance, the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting officers, key employees, or directors, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to complete strategic acquisitions, the ability to manage growth and integrate acquired operations, the ability to pay dividends, regulatory or operational risks, and general market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



Video: “Les Norton” – Official Trailer – Streaming on Crackle April 21





Video: “Les Norton” – Official Trailer – Streaming on Crackle April 21
Les Norton blows into 1985 Sydney and lands a job at an illegal casino. Out of his depth, desperate to get home, he’s seduced by the city’s illicit charms and dragged into underground criminality.
[via press release from Crackle]
Les Norton – Official Trailer | Streaming on Crackle April 21

Watch Les Norton FREE on Crackle on April 21

Full-length. No signup. No Subscription.

Les Norton blows into 1985 Sydney and lands a job at an illegal casino. Out of his depth, desperate to get home, he ‘s seduced by the city’s illicit charms and dragged into underground criminality.

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Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for April





Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for April
Highlights include the debut of “Fairwood” on April 14.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for April

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 April.

The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 touch points in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 90 touch points.

New Crackle AVOD Originals

Les Norton

Les Norton is a ten episode limited series starring Rebel Wilson and based on the best-selling book series by Robert G. Barrett. Set in 1985, the series follows the exploits of Les Norton (Alexander Bertrand), a country bloke from outback Queensland. On the run from a troubled past, he blows into Sydney where he lands a job as a bouncer at a notorious illegal casino in Kings Cross and tangles with Rebel’s brothel owner, Doreen. A classic fish out of water who is desperate to get home, he soon finds himself seduced by the city’s illicit charms and dragged into a web of underground criminality.

New Crackle AVOD Exclusives

Sherlock

The highly successful, new adaptation of Sherlock Holmes – starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson – comes to Crackle. Sherlock Holmes, an analytical deduction fanatic, is helping on police investigations for fun when he runs into potential flatmate Dr. John Watson, fresh from serving in the war in Afghanistan and sporting a limp. In spite of Watson’s initial skepticism, Holmes’ brilliant mind and dangerous lifestyle offer the stimulation he craves, and the two quickly forge an alliance. Sherlock provides the inspired leaps of intellect, while Watson keeps his friend’s flights of fancy grounded – creating the perfect pairing for a legendary partnership.

Fairwood (April 14)

Fairwood follows the exploits of Rusty and Clark Fairwood, colorfully quirky small-town entertainers with an infectiously upbeat, family-oriented “positivistic” philosophy. Thrust unexpectedly into the limelight as hosts of their own talk show in their rustic hometown of East Plains, Rusty and Clark unite their neighbors against the all-powerful Pentalode Corporation while looking for love and making plans to “extend the Fairwood family line.”

We Are CVNT5

This is a mockumentary chronicling the antics of electronic music supergroup CVNT5 (Gareth Emery, Paul Holowaty). The EDM giants reach soaring highs and crushing lows of superstardom.

New BBC Titles

In addition to giving our audience exclusive access to four seasons of the hit award-winning series Sherlock, we are also going to be offering new series from the BBC library every month! Here are just a few of the amazing shows you will now be able to watch for FREE on Crackle!

The Musketeers

On the streets of 17th century Paris, law and order is more a fledgling idea than reality, and the Musketeers are far more than merely royal bodyguards for King Louis XIII.

Silent Witness

Everybody tells a story. A crack team of forensic pathologists reveal the truth behind murders and accidental deaths.

Ripper Street

After Jack the Ripper’s killings, London is emerging into peace, hopeful that this killer has finished. Nowhere is this truer than the H Division, its men hunted this maniac and didn’t find him.

Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town. Her world is turned upside down when the man she thinks is responsible for her daughter’s death is released from prison.

The Coroner

A high-flying lawyer returns, after a messy divorce, to the small town she escaped as a teenager to take up the post of Coroner. She finds herself thrown together with her old flame who broke her heart twenty years ago – now the local policeman – and they are forced to work together.

New Channels for April

Workplace Comedies

For all you workaholics who can’t seem to leave the office behind, hit the break room and tune into shows like Dilbert (Chris Elliot, Larry Miller), Dr.Ken (Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamaura), NewsRadio (Dave Foley, Phil Hartman, Joe Rogan), and Just Shoot Me! (Wendie Malick, David Spade).

True Crime

Put on your detective hat and wrap your mind around suspenseful mysteries like After the Murder of Albert Lima (Aengus James), The Family Who Vanished, The Suspect and Unsolved Mysteries (Dennis Farina).

Sci Fi

Blast off with the Crackle crew and discover a universe of imaginative fantasy with titles like Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (Megumi Odaka), Quark (Cyb Barnstable, Richard Benjamin) created by Hollywood legend Buck Henry, Starman (Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes), and Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Foundation (Colleen Porch, Kelly Carlson).

Crime Novel Adaptations

Of all the streaming platforms in the market, these titles walked into Crackle. Get your noir on with these hard-boiled novels come to life on screen with Mary Higgins Clark: Around the Town (Kim Schraner, Nastassja Kinski), Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (Lindsay Bloom, Kent Williams), A Kind of Murder (Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel), and Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (Tom Selleck, Viola Davis).

In Deep Water

Lash yourself to the deck as the SS Crackle navigates into choppy waters with the Wolfgang Petersen 1981 classic Das Boot (Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann), Lake Placid 2 (John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur), The Mercy (Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz), and Sea Wolf (Neve Campbell, Tim Roth).

New to Crackle Spotlight in April

Starman

Director John Carpenter presents a romantic science fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman (Bridges) arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn’t picked up by his mothership in three days, he’ll die. Hot on their trail are government agents, intent on capturing the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion.

Battle Los Angeles

Witness the end of civilization unfold as hostile alien invaders attack the planet. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. Now it’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered in this epic sci-fi action film.

Starsky & Hutch

Forever redefining the television police drama, Starsky & Hutch is just as daring and dynamic as it was when it first debuted in 1975. Whether it be chasing down the baddies in their souped-up Grand Torino or getting an inside tip from streetwise ally “Huggy Bear”, Detectives Starsky and Hutch always solve their case with plenty of panache…and only a few broken windows!

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling

After severely burning himself, a comedian has a near-death experience and looks back on his life. Directed and starring comedy legend Richard Pryor, the film also stars Debbie Allen and Art Evans.

The Bible Collection

This film starring Gary Oldman, Debra Messing, Jacqueline Bisset, and Jeremy Sisto (as Jesus) looks at the life of Jesus from His humble beginnings as a carpenter through His extraordinary life and the mission of His spiritual destiny.

The Flying Nun

The misadventures of a nun who can fly (Sally Field) and her convent and neighbors.

Bye Bye Birdie

Starring Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh this movie tells the story of a rock singer who travels to a small Ohio town to make his “farewell” television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

First Kill

A Wall Street broker (Colin Farrell) is forced to evade a police chief (Bruce Willis) investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son’s life.

Bent

In this searing crime-thriller starring Andy Garcia and Sofia Vergara, a discredited cop (Karl Urban) hunting for his partner’s killer accidentally uncovers a deadly government conspiracy tied to a woman’s car-bomb murder.

Dark Tide

A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must battle her own fears to lead a thrill-seeking businessman on a dive into a dangerous section of water known as “Shark Alley.”

Additional New Movies in April
1941
Alien Hunter
Anacondas: Trail of Blood
Angel Of Death
Animal
Apache Territory
Assassination Games
Bat 21
Bite the Bullet
Blonde and Blonder
Blue Thunder
Broken
Casualties of War
Compliance
Control
Countdown to War
Crossroads
Deadfall
Drunken Master
Flight Of Fury
Frankenfish
Fun With Dick and Jane
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla Half Past Dead 2
Hanover Street
Hunt For Eagle One
Hunt For Eagle One: Crash Point Ike: Countdown To D-Day Jagged Edge
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Kill ‘Em All
Lake Placid 2
Maniac Cop 2 (Broadcast Edit) My Friend Dahmer
Neighbors
One False Move
Out For a Kill
Places In the Heart
Punchline
Red Water

Roger Corman’s Operation Rogue Run
Runaway
Seems Like Old Times

Shackles
Silent Rage
Sniper 2
Sniper 3
Sniper: Ultimate Kill Federation

Suspect
The Amateurs
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy The Contract
The Foreigner
The Hard Corps
The Lazarus Project
The Nines
The Shadow Riders
Toy Soldiers
Wake of Death

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video- on-demand networks (VOD). The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Such assumptions involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to our core strategy, operating income and margin, seasonality, liquidity, including cash flows from operations, available funds, and access to financing sources, free cash flows, revenues, net income, profitability, stock price volatility, future regulatory changes, price changes, the ability of the Company’s content offerings to achieve market acceptance, the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting officers, key employees, or directors, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to complete strategic acquisitions, the ability to manage growth and integrate acquired operations, the ability to pay dividends, regulatory or operational risks, and general market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, to be filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



Video: “Sherlock” – Streaming on Crackle April 1





Video: “Sherlock” – Streaming on Crackle April 1
In this contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories, Dr. John Watson is a war vet just home from Afghanistan.
[via press release from Crackle]
Sherlock | Streaming on Crackle April 1

Sherlock, the full series is coming to Crackle on April 1st!

In this contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories, Dr. John Watson is a war vet just home from Afghanistan. He meets the brilliant but eccentric Holmes when the latter, who serves as a consultant to Scotland Yard, advertises for a flatmate. Almost as soon as Watson moves into the Baker Street flat, they are embroiled in mysteries, and Sherlock’s nemesis, Moriarty, appears to have a hand in the crimes.

ABOUT CRACKLE

Crackle is a free-to-use video entertainment network featuring full-length movies, TV shows, and original programming. It is available on a wide variety of platforms including connected TVs, mobile devices, set-top boxes, video game consoles and online at Crackle.com.



Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for March





Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for March
“The Wall,” “The Suspect” and “Shaka Zulu” are among the AVOD exclusives bowing this month.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for March

Mix of Hollywood Blockbusters, Award-Winning Indies, Classic TV and Hand-Picked Exclusive and Original Content

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

The three primary Crackle Plus streaming services, Crackle, Popcornflix, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, are rolling out to new distribution touch points as either AVOD or FAST channels. The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 60 touch points in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 80 touch points. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

New Crackle AVOD Exclusives

The Wall (March 1st), Detective Sergeant Céline Trudeau is assigned to investigate a strange homicide that took place in Fermont, a small mining town on the Labrador border. Upon arriving, she discovers “The Wall” – an immense structure that protects the inhabitants from the icy arctic wind. But this place of refuge for the population soon becomes a crime scene that has the whole city in turmoil.

The Suspect (March 1st), This 4-episode series tells the story of how multimillionaire Richard Oland of the Moosehead Brewing family was found bludgeoned to death in 2011. His son, Dennis, quickly became the prime suspect.

Shaka Zulu (March 1st), This series is a historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

New Crackle Channels for March

New on Crackle (March 1st), Check out classics like Melancholia (Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgård), A Kind of Murder (Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel), Tour of Duty (Terence Knox), and What’s Happening!! (Fred Berry, Ernest Lee Thomas).

Island of Lost TV (March 1st), The Island of Lost TV takes you on an exciting trip down memory lane with Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach), Gidget (Sandra Dee, James Darren), Hawk (Burt Reynolds), and Code Red (Adam Rich).

Sword and Sorcery (March 1st), Let your imagination fly with Black Death (Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne), The Odyssey (Armand Assante), Centurion (Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko), and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews).

Hoop Streams (March 1st), Gear up tales that rock the court like Crackle’s original feature Vince Carter: Legacy (Charles Barkley, Ric Bucher), and the Crackle original series Promiseland (Ja Morant, Tee Morant), as well as Hoop Dreams (Arthur Agee), and One Man and His Shoes (Michael Jordan, David Stern).

Snowy Thrillers (March 1st), In the cold depths of winter, these thrillers bring the suspenseful heat with Let the Right One In (Kåre Hedebrant), Cold Comes the Night (Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve), Ice Soldiers (Dominic Purcell), and Cold Blood (Jean Reno, Sarah Lind).

New Crackle Spotlight Titles in March

The Imitation Game (March 1st), Benedict Cumberbatch shines as real-life war hero and pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing, who saved millions of lives by cracking Germany’s so-called unbreakable code during WWII.

The Green Hornet (March 1st), Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to the fortune of the largest newspaper in Los Angeles, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.

Vice (March 1st), Starring Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane, this futuristic sci-fi action thriller could initiate the end of humanity as we know it.

Wind River (March 1st), Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen hunt down a killer in a devastatingly good snowbound thriller.

Last Knights (March 1st), Clive Owen stars in this epic, sword-clashing adventure about a fallen warrior battling to avenge his dishonored master (Morgan Freeman).

In The Blood (March 1st), Gina Carano stars in this dynamic thriller as a vigilante bride who must outwit and outfight a foreign underworld to uncover the secrets behind her husband’s disappearance.

Meet Wally Sparks (March 1st), With his show threatened with cancelation, tabloid television host Wally Sparks (Rodney Dangerfield) tries to boost ratings by uncovering a political sex scandal with sky-high ratings potential.

Ong-Bak: The Tai Warrior (March 1st), When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist (Tony Jaa) goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (March 1st), A man leaves America to rest in an idyllic cottage in Ireland, only to find that it is already inhabited by leprechauns.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risks set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.