Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Debuts Award-Winning Basketball Documentary





Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Debuts Award-Winning Basketball Documentary “The Green Wave” on October 21
Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Guido Verweyen, the film tells the incredible true comeback story of the Summerville High School basketball team after their coach, Louis Mulkey, a dedicated firefighter, is killed in the line of duty in a deadly catastrophic fire.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Debuts Award-Winning Basketball Documentary ‘The Green Wave’ on October 21

The Crackle Original Documentary Recounts the Emotional Impact of a High School Basketball Coach Killed in the Line of Duty and His Lasting Legacy

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) announced today that the award-winning documentary, The Green Wave, will premiere exclusively on Crackle on October 21, 2021. Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Guido Verweyen (After the Fire, Blood Relatives, Dance Moms, Raising Asia), The Green Wave tells the incredible true comeback story of the Summerville High School basketball team after their coach, Louis Mulkey, a dedicated firefighter, is killed in the line of duty in a deadly catastrophic fire.

Mulkey was much more to his students than a coach on the field. Mulkey was dedicated to improving the lives of his students, looking beyond racial lines to empower them to chase their dreams both on and off the field. Mulkey’s dedication helped instill core values in his team that changed the game from an after-school program to an experience that shaped their future.

“The acquisition of The Green Wave supports our mission to provide viewers with inspirational, entertaining, and inspiring content,” said Jeff Meier, Head of Programming, Crackle Plus. “We are thrilled to share this story with our viewers and to honor Louis Mulkey’s incredible legacy.”

Mulkey’s legacy continues on today in success stories including NFL star A.J. Green, and other former student athletes who continue making waves as coaches, fathers and successful businessmen. “If it wasn’t for coach Louis, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” stated Green. The Green Wave was the recipient of the “Best Documentary Award” at the Los Angeles International Film Festival.

The film’s director, Guido Verweyen said, “When I set out to make this film about a firefighter turned high school coach who impacted the lives of so many students and athletes, I had no idea how compelling and complex each of the characters’ stories would be. I can’t wait for the Crackle audience to get the first glimpse of this incredibly inspiring story.”

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, The Green Wave will join Crackle’s robust library of sports-related content including Vince Carter: Legacy, which premiered October 1, and Promiseland, chronicling the rise of Memphis Grizzlies star and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant. Previously, the network premiered On Point, a docu-series that follows top-ranked college basketball players Romeo Langford, Scottie Lewis and Emmitt Williams as they compete in summer AAU season, and Anything is Possible: The Serge Ibaka Story, a documentary about the journey of LA Clippers player Serge Ibaka from the cement courts of The Republic of Congo to the NBA.

The Green Wave is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. company and the supplier of exclusive and original content to Crackle Plus.

The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 50 touch points in the U.S. with announced plans to expand to over 64 touch points 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.

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 Crackle Plus, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021, and for further information regarding our recent acquisition of the Sonar library and related assets, please see our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as amended, filed with the SEC on May 27, 2021 and July 1, 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 Entertainment Announces New Programming for Crackle for October





Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces New Programming for Crackle for October
“Vince Carter: Legacy” and “The Green Wave” are among the featured offerings.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces New Programming for Crackle for October

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 October.

The three primary Crackle Plus networks, Crackle, Popcornflix, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, are rolling out to new distribution touch points on up to 41 platforms on an ongoing basis as either AVOD or FAST channels. The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 50 touch points in the U.S. with announced plans to expand to over 64 touch points 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 AVOD Originals

Vince Carter: Legacy (October 1st), This all-access documentary honors eight-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist, Vince Carter, while exploring the complex emotions of his farewell season. See the transformation of the NBA’s longest career athlete who was first known for highlight-reel dunks and now leaves behind a legacy unlike any other player who came before him. Features interviews with Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Dominique Wilkins, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson.

The Green Wave (October 21st), When Summerville High’s basketball coach, a dedicated local firefighter, dies in a catastrophic blaze, his players struggle to process their grief while keeping the team intact. In this incredible true story, follow Coach Mulkey’s team as they fight to win the state trophy for their fallen hero.

New Crackle AVOD Exclusives

Bokeh (October 1st), On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple (Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary) wakes up one morning to discover every person on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event leads them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and the world.

Cold Light of Day (October 1st), Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, and Henry Cavill star in this pulse-pounding thriller about a man who’s plunged into an intergovernmental web of lies and secrets after his family is kidnapped. To get his family back alive, he must evade deadly secret agents and recover a mysterious briefcase.

Hurricane Season (October 1st), In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, high school basketball coach Al Collins (Forest Whitaker) assembles students from five different Louisiana schools and leads them all the way to the state championships.

Z for Zachariah (October 1st), In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman (Margot Robbie) survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the last woman on earth. Soon, she discovers a distraught scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor) nearly mad from radiation exposure and his desperate search for others and they form a fragile, imperative strand of trust. But when a stranger (Chris Pine) enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

More Than a Game (October 1st), Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player’s father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the “Fab Five’s” improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship. Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested – both on and off the court – as James’ exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they’ve set out to achieve together.

13 (October 1st), A naïve young man (Sam Riley) assumes a dead man’s identity in order to join an underground game of Russian roulette. He finds himself embroiled in an underworld labyrinth of power, violence, and luck. The stakes are high, but the payout is more than he can resist. Also starring Jason Statham, 50 Cent, and Mickey Rourke.

New Crackle Channels for October

FALL-ing in Love (October 1st), Fall in love with titles like Serendipity (John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale), Amelie (Audrey Tautou), Get Over It! (Kirsten Dunst), and 2 Days in New York (Chris Rock, Julie Delpy)

Free Throws, Free Shows (October 1st), Hit the court with titles like Hoop Dreams (William Gates), More Than A Game (LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis), the Crackle original series PROMISELAND (Ja Morant), and Sunset Park (Terrence Howard, Fredro Starr).

Race Against Time (October 1st), Battle for the future of your own planet with titles like Synchronicity (Brianne Davis), The Triangle (Sam Neill, Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell), Final Days of Planet Earth (Daryl Hannah), and Robin Cook’s: Invasion (Luke Perry, Kim Cattrall).

Oh So Seventies (October 1st), Enjoy entertainment classics with series like The Partridge Family (Shirley Jones, David Cassidy), Charlie’s Angels (Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith), the Bewitched spin-off Tabitha (Lisa Hartman), and the action-packed S.W.A.T. (Robert Urich).

31 Nights of Fright (October 1st), Crackle brings fears with classic tales like the Crackle original feature The Clearing, Survival of the Dead (Kathleen Munroe), Prom Night (Jamie Lee Curtis), and the 1958 drive-in classic, The Blob.

New Crackle Spotlight Titles in October

Gamer (October 1st), In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a ‘Doom’-type environment. Convict Kable (Gerard Butler), controlled by Simon (Logan Lerman), a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free.

Paddington (October 15th), A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

The Chosen (October 1st), A charismatic fisherman struggling with debt. A troubled woman wrestling with demons. A gifted accountant ostracized from his family and people. In this ground-breaking first season of The Chosen see how Jesus reaches each of these and more as He works His first miracles and embarks on His ministry to change the world. See Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. Catch every emotional episode on the Faith. Hope. Family. playlist powered by Truli

Spy Kids (October 1st), Using high tech gadgets, two kids (Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega) have to save their reactivated OSS top spy parents (Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino) when they’re taken by an evil, high tech enemy.

Bonanza (October 1st), The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) and his sons (Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts) as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community.

On Golden Pond (October 1st), Norman (Henry Fonda) is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda). At Golden Pond, he and his wife (Katharine Hepburn) nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea’s new boyfriend (Dabney Coleman), and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

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 Crackle Plus, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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.



Video: “Vince Carter: Legacy” – Official Trailer – Crackle





Video: “Vince Carter: Legacy” – Official Trailer – Crackle
“Vince Carter: Legacy” explores the transformation of the NBA’s longest career athlete, Vince Carter, from dunking into history, playing through the pain, and evolving to create a legacy unlike any player before him.
[via press release from Crackle]
Vince Carter: Legacy | Official Trailer | Crackle

Watch Vince Carter: Legacy October 1st for FREE on Crackle at https://www.crackle.com/

Full-length. No signup. No Subscription.

Vince Carter: Legacy explores the transformation of the NBA’s longest career athlete, Vince Carter, from dunking into history, playing through the pain, and evolving to create a legacy unlike any player before him.



Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media Acquires Alien Invasion Holiday Horror Film





Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media Acquires Alien Invasion Holiday Horror Film “Black Friday”
The film stars Bruce Campbell, Devon Sawa, Ivana Baquero, and Michael Jai White.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media Acquires Alien Invasion Holiday Horror Film ‘Black Friday’

Retail Horror Film Stars Bruce Campbell, Devon Sawa, Ivana Baquero, and Michael Jai White To Premiere This Week at Fantastic Fest

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) announced today Screen Media’s acquisition of all North American rights to the alien invasion holiday horror film Black Friday ahead of its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this week. Directed by Casey Tebo (Happy Birthday!), and written by Andy Greskoviak Black Friday stars Bruce Campbell, Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Chucky), Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth), Ryan Lee (Goosebumps), Stephen Peck and Michael Jai White. The film is produced by Warner Davis and executive produced by Greskoviak through his company MFW Manufacturing. Screen Media is planning a day-and-date release in November.

On the busiest shopping night of the year, a group of disgruntled toy store employees must defend themselves from legions of holiday shoppers when a mysterious alien parasite turns them into monstrous creatures hell-bent on a murderous rampage.

“When Andy sent me this script, it was such a blast!” said Tebo. “It reminded me of some of my favorite holiday horror movies like Gremlins or Krampus. I could see myself running to a midnight showing to see this with other horror fans, and at the same time, I could see my kids watching it at a sleepover with their friends. It’s imaginative, original, scary, fun, and the right bit of ridiculous – and that’s all the things I want to see in a movie!”

“With elevated thrills, a stellar ensemble cast and undeniable entertainment value, Black Friday is the kind of original content that Screen Media aspires to bring to our audiences. We can’t wait to unleash this clever horror film, just in time for its namesake holiday,” said Screen Media in a statement.

Seth Needle, EVP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, and Logan Taylor, Manager of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, negotiated the deal with Jay Cohen at the Gersh Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.

Screen Media’s recent releases include Lina Roessler’s Best Sellers starring Aubrey Plaza and Michael Caine; Chase Palmer’s Naked Singularity starring John Boyega and Olivia Cooke, which won the Audience Award at the 2021 San Francisco Film Festival; and SK Dale’s critically acclaimed thriller Till Death, starring Megan Fox. Other previous releases include the Barry Pepper thriller Trigger Point; Simon West’s action disaster film Skyfire; and the Nicolas Cage hit Willy’s Wonderland.

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 Crackle Plus, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021, and for further information regarding our recent acquisition of the Sonar library and related assets, please see our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as amended, filed with the SEC on May 27, 2021 and July 1, 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 Entertainment’s Crackle Premieres Long-Awaited Crime Comedy “The Jesus Rolls”





Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Premieres Long-Awaited Crime Comedy “The Jesus Rolls” Exclusively for Free on September 1st
While the film is a spin-off of the successful 1998 Coen Brothers classic “The Big Lebowski,” it is also a remake of the 1974 Bertrand Blier film “Going Places.”
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Premieres Long-Awaited Crime Comedy ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Exclusively for Free on September 1st

Written and Directed by and Starring John Turturro, ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Continues the Story of His Scene-Stealing Character from One of the Coen Brothers’ Most Beloved Films

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 that the comedy The Jesus Rolls will be exclusively available for free on Crackle beginning Wednesday, September 1st.

Written and directed by and starring John Turturro (The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, O’ Brother Where Art Thou?), the film is produced by Robert Salerno, John Penotti, Fernando Sulichin, Sidney Kimmel and Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu. Max Arvelaiz, Lawrence Kopeikin, Michael Lewis, Bruce Toll and Robert S. Wilson are executive producers. The star-studded cast also includes Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Susan Sarandon, Jon Hamm, and Christopher Walken. Crackle will also offer the film with a commentary track featuring John Turturro and Bobby Cannavale.

While the film is a spin-off of the successful 1998 Coen Brothers classic it is also a remake of the 1974 Bertrand Blier film Going Places. The movie tells the story of Jesus Quintana (Turturro) who, hours after being released from prison for good behavior, reunites with his best friend and fellow underachiever Petey (Bobby Cannavale). In the first in a series of rapidly-escalating bad decisions, they steal a vintage car parked in front of an upscale salon and hit the road for a no-holds-barred joyride – until the car’s gun-toting owner (Jon Hamm) catches up with them, wounding Petey. Fleeing the scene with fiercely free-spirited shampooist Marie (Audrey Tautou), Jesus and Petey continue their adventure in a series of stolen cars, cementing their partnership with an epic petty-crime spree and a three-way romance. A darkly funny, irreverent and freewheeling road movie.

“The Jesus Rolls is exactly the kind of cheeky comedy content our fans have consistently enjoyed,” said Jeff Meier, Head of Programming for Crackle Plus. “This title rolls out of one of the greatest cult classics of all time and is tailor-made for the Crackle audience.”

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds The Jesus Rolls alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including PROMISELAND, Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story, Cagefighter, After the Murder of Albert Lima, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, The Clearing, Anything is Possible: The Serge Ibaka Story, Bucket List, and the award-winning Going From Broke, which recently premiered its second season.

The Jesus Rolls is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. company and the supplier of exclusive and original content to Crackle Plus.

The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 50 touch points in the U.S., with announced plans to expand to over 64 touch points 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.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) 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, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021, and for further information regarding our recent acquisition of the Sonar library and related assets, please see our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as amended, filed with the SEC on May 27, 2021 and July 1, 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.



Crackle Premieres Original Series “The Uncommon History of Very Common Things” on August 19





Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Premieres Original Series “The Uncommon History of Very Common Things” on August 19
The series consists of 10 half-hour episodes, the first half of which will premiere on Thursday, August 19 while the second half will launch December 1.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Premieres Original Series ‘The Uncommon History of Very Common Things’ on August 19

Animated Series Unveils the Fascinating and Often Scandalous History Behind Seemingly Commonplace Objects

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 release of the original animated series ‘The Uncommon History of Very Common Things’ which will be exclusively available for free on Crackle beginning Thursday, August 19th.

The series, which was filmed in Toronto, Canada is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Parkside Entertainment and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Michael McGuigan, Ira Levy, Michael Winter, and David Nagelberg are Executive Producers. The series was written, directed, and produced by Leanne Brennen.

The series consists of ten half-hour episodes, the first half of which will premiere on Thursday, August 19th while the second half will launch December 1st. Each episode examines the surprising and often salacious history behind common everyday items that we take for granted in the modern world. Topics such as the bloody history of high heels, the controversial development of rum, and more are touched upon in this in-depth and fascinating series.

“The Uncommon History of Very Common Things is one of those rare series that is equal parts fun and informative,” said Jeff Meier, head of programming at Crackle Plus. “We think this magic combination will fuel our fans to binge straight through season one and still be hungry for more.”

“Breakthrough Entertainment is thrilled to be producing the first season of The Uncommon History of Very Common Things in association with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment,” said Ira Levy executive producer of the series. “This smart and witty series will appeal to audiences around the world, and Crackle is the perfect fit for our launch in the U.S.”

The series is distributed by Screen Media in the U.S. while Breakthrough Entertainment is distributing in Canada and the remainder of the globe.

The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 50 touch points in the U.S. with announced plans to expand to more than 64 touch points 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.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) 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, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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 BREAKTHROUGH ENTERTAINMENT

Founded 35 years ago, Breakthrough Entertainment is an award-winning producer and distributor of original, premium content for audiences around the world. It is also one of Canada’s most established and respected production companies. Breakthrough’s library now boasts 50-plus feature films and 3,000 television episodes which air on major networks and digital channels worldwide. breakthroughentertainment.com

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, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021, and for further information regarding our recent acquisition of the Sonar library and related assets, please see our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as amended, filed with the SEC on May 27, 2021 and July 1, 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.



“Going from Broke” Exceeds 5 Million Views on Crackle Since Launch of Season 2





“Going from Broke” Exceeds 5 Million Views on Crackle Since Launch of Season 2
“We are excited that Going From Broke season 2 continues to delight our viewers,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “The reaction is gratifying and shows the importance of the spotlight we have put on the problem of student loan debt.”
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Going From Broke Exceeds 5 Million Views on Crackle Since Launch of Season 2
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 that Going From Broke, the award-winning Crackle original series from executive producers Ashton Kutcher and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, has driven over 5 million total views since the May 20th launch of season 2.

The six-episode season is hosted by Chegg chief executive officer Dan Rosensweig and co-hosted by entrepreneur and financial expert Tonya Rapley. In this season of Going From Broke, six new cast members drowning in massive debt get help from inspirational guests and financial experts to overcome their financial struggles. The inspirational guests include executive producer Ashton Kutcher, Airbnb co-founder and chief executive officer Brian Chesky, co-founder of Resy, Empathy Wines and VaynerX Gary Vaynerchuk, actor David Costabile (Lincoln, Billions, Breaking Bad), award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and bestselling author Kim Perell, Andi Kirkegaard of Kirkie Cookies and the founder of The Scholarship System Jocelyn Paonita Pearson.

The series puts a spotlight on an epidemic of huge proportions. As a nation, over 44 million Americans collectively owe a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt, a number that grows each year and is second only to mortgage debt in America. Upon graduation, those entering the professional world face mounds of bills, a shrinking pool of employment opportunities, a lack of financial skills and a constant, crippling weight of oppression keeping them from reaching for their dreams, all of which was made even worse by the pandemic.

“We are excited that Going From Broke season 2 continues to delight our viewers,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “The reaction is gratifying and shows the importance of the spotlight we have put on the problem of student loan debt.”

The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 50 touch points in the U.S. with announced plans to expand to 64 touch points 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.

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, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the six months ended June 30, 2021, filed with the SEC on August 11, 2021, and for further information regarding our recent acquisition of the Sonar library and related assets, please see our Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 27, 2021 and as amended on July 1, 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 Entertainment Announces New Programming for Crackle for August





Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces New Programming for Crackle for August
Highlights include the launch of “The Uncommon History of Very Common Things” on August 19.
[via press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces New Programming for Crackle for August

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 August.

The three primary Crackle Plus networks, Crackle, Popcornflix, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, are rolling out to new distribution touch points on up to 41 platforms on an ongoing basis as either AVOD or FAST channels. The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 49 touch points in the U.S. with plans to expand to 64 touch points 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 AVOD Exclusive

Skyfire (August 1st), A young scientist (Hannah Quinlivan) invents a cutting-edge volcanic warning system and returns to the tropical island where her mother tragically died, hoping she can prevent future deaths. The island is now home to the world’s only volcano theme park and resort, the brainchild of its reckless owner Jack (Jason Isaacs). Chaos soon erupts when the once dormant volcano starts to rumble. It’s a battle with nature to get off the island while fiery death and destruction rains down from the mountain.

Dragged Across Concrete (August 1st), Once two overzealous cops (Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn) get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

Bent (August 1st), In this searing crime-thriller, 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.

Colonia (August 1st), In the heat of the 1973 Chilean military coup, a young woman’s (Emma Watson) desperate search for her abducted boyfriend (Daniel Brühl) draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, an ex-Nazi cult from which no one has ever escaped. Inspired by true events.

Redemption (August 1st), A damaged ex-special forces soldier (Jason Statham) navigating London’s criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity.

Darktide (August 1st), A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must battle her own fears to lead a thrill-seeking businessman (Oliver Martinez) on a dive into a dangerous section of water known as “Shark Alley.”

New Crackle Original

The Uncommon History of Very Common Things (August 19th), Think you know your history? You haven’t heard the whole story….Did you know that high heels date back to Ancient Egypt? And what do chocolate bars have to do with the invention of the microwave oven? Each half-hour episode of The Uncommon History of Very Common Things examines the unknown, sometimes shocking, often irreverent, and always entertaining history of the everyday items that make up our lives. Using archival photos, animation, and a healthy dose of humor, each half-hour episode is made up of three stories loosely linked on a theme.

New Crackle Channels for August

Watching the Detectives (August 1st), Shine up your badge and sharpen your senses because Crackle has assembled all the usual suspects in the world of hard-boiled detective stories. Reset the scales of justice with such two-fisted tales as Dragged Across Concrete (Mel Gibson, Michael Jai White), In Too Deep (Omar Epps, LL Cool J), Bent (Andy Garcia, Sofia Vergara), and Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (Tom Selleck).

Saturday Morning Cartoons (August 1st), Crackle has all your favorite Saturday morning animated classics ready for your viewing pleasure. Get your blood-sugar up with sweet titles like The Karate Kid, Jackie Chan Adventures, The Real Ghostbusters, and Men In Black: The Series.

Epic Adventures and Enormous Disasters (August 1st), Get ready for both action and adventure with such titles as The Core (Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart), Cleopatra (Leonor Varela, Billy Zane), Earthsea (Shawn Ashmore, Kristin Kreuk), and Dinotopia (Wentworth Miller, Katie Carr)!

Faith-Based Content Powered by Truli (August 1st), Faith-based titles powered by Truli include Uncommon (Ben Davies, Stacey Bradshaw), Overcome (Aaron Brown, Jaycee Lynn), Virtuous (Erik Estrada, Erin Bethea), and Healed By Grace (Tommy Beardmore, April Oberlin).

Summer Mixtape (August 1st), Get your dancing shoes on for titles like Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley), Bye Bye Birdie (Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke), Mr. Rock n’ Roll: The Alan Freed Story (Judd Nelson, David Gianopoulos), and Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley, The Platters)

New Crackle Spotlight Titles in August

Wind River (August 1st), A veteran hunter (Jeremy Renner) helps an FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Benson (August 1st), Longtime butler to the Tate family Benson DuBois is asked to maintain order in the household of a widowed and scatter-brained Governor Eugene Gatling.

Kill ‘Em All (August 1st), When a mysterious stranger arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death, an FBI interrogation (Jean Claude Van Damme) unlocks an international plot of revenge.

Hazel (August 1st), A sassy, funny and energetic live-in maid/housekeeper (Shirley Booth) runs her employers’ household with a little havoc, a lot of style and a lot more laughter.

The Temptations (August 1st), The true story behind the legendary Motown musical sensation is brought to life in this touching miniseries.

Seabiscuit (August 1st), True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Game of Silence (August 1st), Five best friends have a dark secret they thought was buried 25 years ago, but they soon discover that you can’t hide your past forever.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (August 1st) Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy all three classic Naked Gun titles on Crackle this month!

Doctor, Doctor (August 1st), After completing their Harvard medical schooling and residencies, four doctors get together to set up their own partnership in Providence, Rhode Island.

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 Crackle Plus, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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.



“Going from Broke” Exceeds 1 Million Views on Crackle in Just 10 Days





“Going from Broke” Exceeds 1 Million Views on Crackle in Just 10 Days
Episode 1 alone has already been viewed over 600,000 times.
[via press release from Crackle]
Going From Broke Exceeds 1 Million Views on Crackle in Just 10 Days

Season 2 Total Viewers Exceed Season 1 By Over 25%

COS COB, CT – June 01, 2021 – 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 that the award-winning series Going From Broke, the Crackle original from executive producer Ashton Kutcher and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, has driven over 1 million total views since the May 20th launch of episode 1 of season 2. Episode 1 alone has already been viewed over 600,000 times. Unlike last season in which 10 episodes were released at once, this season’s episodes are being released one episode at a time. Despite that fact, views are up over 32% over last season’s first 10 days.

The six-episode season is hosted by Chegg chief executive officer Dan Rosensweig and co-hosted by entrepreneur and financial expert Tonya Rapley. In this season of Going From Broke, six new cast members drowning in massive debt get help from inspirational guests and financial experts to overcome their financial struggles. The inspirational guests include executive producer Ashton Kutcher, Airbnb co-founder and chief executive officer Brian Chesky, co-founder of Resy, Empathy Wines and VaynerX Gary Vaynerchuk, actor David Costabile (Lincoln, Billions, Breaking Bad), award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and bestselling author Kim Perell, Andi Kirkegaard of Kirkie Cookies and the founder of The Scholarship System Jocelyn Paonita Pearson.

The series puts a spotlight on an epidemic of huge proportions. As a nation, over 44 million Americans collectively owe a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt, a number that grows each year and is second only to mortgage debt in America. Upon graduation, those entering the professional world face mounds of bills, a shrinking pool of employment opportunities, a lack of financial skills and a constant, crippling weight of oppression keeping them from reaching for their dreams, all of which was made even worse by the pandemic.

“I am very happy to see that our award-winning series has returned for season 2 and is doing even better than last year. Like season 1, the series should be a great success for our network,” said William J. Rouhana Jr., chief executive officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Mr. Rouhana continued, “It’s clear, based on the incredible engagement with the series, that there is a strong need for content and support around personal finance. Our company is proud to be a part of bringing solutions to hard working young people who are trying to improve their lives and financial situations.”

Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus, said, “We’re delighted with the unprecedented viewer response to this new season.” Mr. Guelton added, “Going From Broke remains incredibly relevant and relatable and clearly resonates with our millennial consumers. This season’s innovative format and weekly rollout adds much more depth to the series. Going From Broke continues our rich slate of new original series and exclusive movies at Crackle as we look to serve our audience with series that are unique, entertaining and inspiring.”

Season one of Going From Broke, which launched in October of 2019, is currently available to stream for free exclusively on Crackle. Season 2 is being produced by Flicker Filmworks.

Crackle Plus linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 31 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.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) 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, 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, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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.



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





Free Streaming Network Crackle Announces New Originals, Exclusives, Movies, and Series for June
Highlights include the launch of documentary series “Promiseland,” starring NBA rookie Ja Morant as he navigates the perils of the 2019-2020 season.
[via press release from Crackle]
FREE STREAMING NETWORK CRACKLE ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVES, MOVIES, AND SERIES FOR JUNE, INCLUDING SEASON TWO OF CRACKLE ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES ‘GOING FROM BROKE’, CO-PRODUCED BY ASHTON KUTCHER AND CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT AND THE JA MORANT DOCU-SERIES ‘PROMISELAND’, AND CRACKLE AVOD EXCLUSIVE FEATURES ‘C.O.G.’ AND ‘ONE LAST THING’

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 June.

Crackle Plus linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 31 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Plex, Redbox, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), 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 in June

Going From Broke (Season 2) (New episodes every Thursday)

Crackle original series

From Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Executive Producer Ashton Kutcher comes season 2 of Going From Broke, a Webby Award-winning unscripted series focused on empowering people to overcome their crippling financial struggles. People are graduating from college with mounds of student and other debt and a shrinking pool of employment opportunities at their disposal. What makes matters worse is they lack the basic financial literacy to get themselves out of trouble. Going From Broke host Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg, and financial expert Tonya Rapley work with young people to become the CEO of their own lives.

PROMISELAND (Part One premiering June 3rd)

Six episode Crackle original docu-series

Take an intimate journey with NBA rookie Ja Morant as he navigates the perils of the 2019-2020 season – not just a challenging year for live basketball, but for humanity. Apart from the suspension of his sport, the young point guard must grapple with a world utterly transformed by a global pandemic and the urgent call for racial justice. Guest stars include Carmelo Anthony, A’ja Wilson and more. Part Two drops June 17th!

New Crackle Exclusives in June

One Last Thing

Crackle AVOD exclusive feature

Wendell Pierce (Jack Ryan and The Wire) stars as Dylan Derringer, a lonely dentist in Florida who is encouraged by his dental assistant Jaime, played by Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), to reunite with his long-lost daughter Lucy brought to life by Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights, Underground and Birds of Prey) after years apart, sending him on an eventful and ultimately life-changing journey of discovery.

C.O.G.

Crackle AVOD exclusive feature

Determined to suppress his homosexuality, a college dropout (played by Hamilton star Jonathan Groff) heads to Oregon, takes a job picking apples and, ultimately, finds religion.

New Channels Coming to Crackle in June

Old School Action Heroes

Kick it old school with the Crackle team and a huge cast of the toughest heroes to ever swagger into the frey! Get all the two-fisted fun you’re looking for with adrenaline-fueled titles like Drive Angry (Nicholas Cage), Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (Jean-Claude Van Damme), The Detonator (Wesley Snipes), and Blitz (Jason Statham).

Summer of Romance

Grab your significant other and spend a significantly wonderful time watching these heart-warming romance flicks! Get all the feels you need with passionate titles like The Prince & Me (Julia Stiles), All About You (Debbie Allen), Personal Effects (Ashton Kutcher), and Lights, Camera, Romance (Monica Moore Smith).

Kick-Ass Queens

Turn up the heat to 11 as some of the strongest femme fatales in film and TV history burst their way onto the screen! Get your heart racing with scorching hot titles like Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (Angelina Jolie), the original gal-powered team Charlie’s Angels (Farrah Fawcett), and First Target (Daryl Hannah).

Horses, Of Course

There’s something about horses that allow them to charge straight into our hearts! Saddle up for excitement and adventure with these hooved heroes with untamed titles like Our Wild Hearts (Rick Schroder), Black Beauty (Mark Lester), Wild Horse Wild Ride (Alex Dawson), and Heartland (Amber Marshall).

Pride

June is Pride month and you can celebrate your pride with titles like Kinky Boots (Joel Edgerton), C.O.G. (Hamilton star, Jonathan Groff), The Ellen Show (Ellen DeGeneres), and the documentary Secret Disco Revolution.

Crackle Spotlight Titles in June

Drive Angry

Feature Film

Nicolas Cage stars as an undead felon who breaks out of Hell to avenge his murdered daughter and rescue her baby from a vicious band of cult-worshipping savages.

WARRIOR

Feature Film

WARRIOR tells the moving and inspirational story of the Conlon family, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Paddy (Nick Nolte), who find redemption in the ring as they fight to repair themselves and their family.

Noah (premiering June 9th)

Feature Film

Noah (Russell Crowe) is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Criminal

Feature Film

To stop an international terrorist, the memories and skills of a CIA operative (Ryan Reynolds) are implanted into the brain of a dangerous criminal (Kevin Costner).

The PJ’s

TV Series

A star-studded cast voices the wacky occupants (Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, Ja’net DuBois) of an inner-city housing project. The PJ’s debuts on Crackle as part of the launch of content from Kevin Hart’s LOL! Network!

The Terminal

Feature Film

An Eastern European tourist (Tom Hanks) unexpectedly finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

That’s My Mama

TV Series

Young, hip barber (Clifton Davis) in a black middle-class neighborhood is happy with his life as a bachelor – his mother (Theresa Merritt) has other ideas regarding his marital status.

The Kill Hole

Feature Film

The shadow of war follows a troubled Iraq War vet (Chadwick Boseman) as he is forced to pursue one of his own (Tory Kittles) into the Pacific Northwest wilderness to finally confront a war crime that has haunted them both.

Kinky Boots

Feature Film

A drag queen (Chiwetel Ejiofor) comes to the rescue of a man (Joel Edgerton) who, after inheriting his father’s shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Additional New Movies in June
10,000 km
10th & Wolf
12 Days of Giving
A Midnight Clear
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (premiering June 17th)
A Wing and a Prayer
A Year In The Blue: Inside The Airforce Academy
Abroad: Finding Faith
Adrenaline: Fear The Rush
Affion Crockett: Mirror II Society
All Star Comedy Jam: I’m Still Laughing
All-Star Comedy Jam: Atlanta
All-Star Comedy Jam: Dallas
All-Star Comedy Jam: Las Vegas
All-Star Comedy Jam: Orlando
All-Star Comedy Jam: South Beach
Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Approaching The Unknown
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling
Beautiful Beast
Beneath
Bookworm & The Beast
Borderline (premiering June 17th)
Born Again
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (premiering June 17th)
Buena Vista Social Club Adios
Changing Hearts
C.O.G.
Coward Of The County (premiering June 17th)
Criminal
Critical Condition
Dark Star
Death And The Maiden
Decision of Faith
Demon City Shinjuku (premiering June 17th)
DeRay Davis: Power Play
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Down In The Valley
Downhill Racer
Elizabethtown
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Eye of the Beholder
Farewell, My Lovely (premiering June 17th)
Flirting With Disaster
Gary Owen: True Story
Glastonbury (premiering June 17th)
Goat
Goya’s Ghosts
Havenhurst
Hell House LLC
Hope
If Only
I’ll Be There (premiering June 17th)
In Godfrey We Trust: 2020 Year In Review
In Order Of Disappearance
In The Fade
Jeff Who Lives at Home
Jungle Boy (premiering June 17th)
Just Getting Started
Last Night
Legend of the Red Dragon
Legion of Honor
Lethal Eviction
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Love, Lost & Found
Love Surreal
MacShayne: Final Roll Of The Dice (premiering June 17th)
MacShayne: Winner Takes All (premiering June 17th)
Magic
Magnificent Bodyguards (premiering June 17th)
Magnificent Warriors (premiering June 17th)
Man Friday (premiering June 17th)
Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia
Mikey (premiering June 17th)
Miles To Go Before I Sleep (premiering June 17th)
Murderball (premiering June 17th)
Nemesis 2: Nebula (premiering June 17th)
Nemesis 3: Prey Harder (premiering June 17th)
On Angel’s Wings
Operation Dames (premiering June 17th)
Overnight (premiering June 17th)
Passion Fish
Pastor Shepherd
Phantoms
Please Stand By
Poor Boy’s Game
Premium
Prescription For Love
Princess Caraboo (premiering June 17th)
Realms
Retreat to Paradise
Sabotage (premiering June 17th)
Samba
Scents and Sensibility
Sent: The Life and Music by Father Stan Fortuna
Serena
Sex Killer (premiering June 17th)
Shaq and Cedric the Entertainer Present All-Star Comedy Jam
Showdown (premiering June 17th)
Sins
Skin
Southside With You
Storm Rider
Super Size Me
The Burning Plain
The Dark Horse
The Dark Stranger (premiering June 17th)
The Dead Lands
The Kite Runner
The List (premiering June 17th)
The Marc Pease Experience
The Prophet’s Game (premiering June 17th)
The Romantics
The Tribe (premiering June 17th)
Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
Venom
What the Waters Left Behind (premiering June 17th)
When Justice Fails (premiering June 17th)
Whitey: United States Of America V. James J. Bulger
Wild Stallion
Wish Upon
Witch From Nepal (premiering June 17th)

Additional New T.V. Shows in June
Def Comedy Jam (Season 1, 8 episodes)
Def Comedy Jam (Season 2, 12 episodes)
Def Comedy Jam (Season 3, 12 episodes)
Def Comedy Jam (Season 4, 12 episodes)
Def Comedy Jam (Season 5, 12 episodes)
Def Comedy Jam (Season 6, 13 episodes)
Def Comedy Jam (Season 7, 12 episodes)
Heartland (Season 4, 18 episodes)
Heartland (Season 5, 20 episodes)
Heartland (Season 6, 20 episodes)
Spitting Image (Season 1, 10 episodes)
The PJs (Season 1, 13 episodes)
The PJs (Season 2, 18 episodes)
The PJs (Season 3, 12 episodes)
William Shatner’s A Twist In The Tale (Season 1, 15 episodes) (premiering June 17th)
World’s Greatest Motivators (Season 1, 14 episodes) (premiering June 17th)

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle, Popcornflix and Chicken Soup for the Soul, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has AVOD rights to over 11,000 films and 22,000 episodes of television series. Crackle Plus networks premiere 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 Halcyon Television, Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted division and APlus Productions. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. 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.