YouTube Originals Partners with Dr. Anthony Fauci for Exclusive COVID-19 Q&A





YouTube Originals Partners with Dr. Anthony Fauci for Exclusive COVID-19 Q&A Premiering Today on the American Public Health Association (APHA) YouTube Channel
These projects join the previously announced second season of “Glad You Asked,” premiering premieres Wednesday, July 28 on the Vox YouTube Channel.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS PARTNERS WITH DR. ANTHONY FAUCI FOR EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 Q&A PREMIERING TODAY ON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION (APHA) YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Q&A KICKS OFF NEW YOUTUBE ORIGINALS PROGRAMMING CENTERED ON HEALTH INCLUDING “BARBERSHOP MEDICINE” FROM THE #YOUTUBEBLACK VOICES FUND PREMIERING JULY 29 AND “GLAD YOU ASKED” SEASON TWO PREMIERING JULY 28

LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 27, 2021 — Today YouTube Originals kicks off a special week of programming centered on health including an exclusive COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci, “Barbershop Medicine” from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund and season two of Emmy-nominated series “Glad You Asked.”

“Barbershop Medicine’ allows distrust, health equity and healthcare disparities to be discussed freely in a place we trust. In some instances, we offer stories most of us never knew about American history and healthcare in the Black and Brown community,” said Dr. Jamie Rutland.

“Sometimes, the source matters – especially for communities that bear the major burden of illness, but historically haven’t had a reason to trust the healthcare system. As both a product of those communities and a physician, I understand that tug-of-war. We are the bridge between the health challenges they currently face, and the healthy lives they could lead,” said Dr. Italo Brown.

Launching today on the American Public Health Association (APHA) YouTube Channel, “Barbershop Medicine’s” Dr. Italo Brown and Dr. Jamie Rutland will host an exclusive COVID-19 Q&A with guest Dr. Anthony Fauci to continue engaging audiences on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine while also addressing vaccine hesitancy in Black and Brown communities.

On Thursday, July 29th, YouTube Originals will launch “Barbershop Medicine” – a new special from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund in partnership with MACRO Television Studios serving to inform the public about mistrust surrounding the medical community, why COVID-19 has impacted the Black and Brown community at astonishingly high rates, and reduce hesitancy around the vaccine. In this special, a local barber invites our medical experts – Dr. Italo Brown and Dr. Jamie Rutland – to join unfiltered conversations happening with local patrons and celebrity guests, including musical guest Masego. “Barbershop Medicine” aims to cultivate dialogue and an open platform for common questions about the community’s health conditions and concerns, provide insight and clarity, and debunk any myths.

“These latest YouTube Originals projects centered around educating the public about their health are helping to create an honest dialogue about how we can improve the wellness of our Black and Brown communities,” says Dr. Garth Graham, YouTube’s Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health Partnerships. “We’re excited to see the positive impact these Originals have and are thankful to our partners for their incredible work to bring these to life.”

These projects join the previously announced second season of “Glad You Asked,” premiering premieres Wednesday, July 28th on the Vox YouTube Channel. The Emmy-nominated series is an ensemble-led exploration of topics driven by our curiosity about the world around us. Using Vox’s signature explainer format, the next five episodes for season two examine a broad range of timely topics such as, Do I want kids?, Why can’t we sleep?, Is city noise making us sick?, Is therapy for everyone?, and How should doctors consider race?. Bringing a number of diverse and varied backgrounds together, this season features new perspectives from five inquisitive hosts and the world’s foremost experts to offer an experiential journey that empowers audiences to better understand their world.

“Barbershop Medicine” is executive produced by Charles D. King, Marta Fernandez, Jelani Johnson, and Aisha Corpas Wynn for MACRO Television Studios and executive produced by Raeshem Nijhon and Cari Twigg for Culture House. Hashim Williams is executive producer and showrunner. YouTube Originals’ exclusive Q&A with guest Dr. Anthony Fauci is produced by Skipper Films.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra is Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals, and Amina Wilson and Zoe DiStefano oversee the project as the Development Executives for YouTube Originals.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities, learning and families for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Originals content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Originals series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

About MACRO Television Studios:

MACRO Television Studios is a division of MACRO, the multi-platform media company representing the voice and perspectives of Black people and people of color that was launched in 2015 by Founder & CEO Charles D. King. The studio has executive produced the television series’ Raising Dion and Gentefied, both in post-production on their second seasons on Netflix. Marta Fernandez is President of MACRO Television Studios. In addition to a television studio, MACRO’s multiple business verticals also include a film (MACRO) studio that finances, develops and produces theatrical features, talent (M88) and influencer (UNCMMN) management divisions, a branding and creative agency (Brand MACRO) and an affiliated venture firm (MaC Venture Capital).



BET AND KIN PARTNER ON NEW WEEKLY LIFESTYLE SERIES “CELEBRITY STASH”– LAUNCHING FRIDAY, JULY 9





BET AND KIN PARTNER ON NEW WEEKLY LIFESTYLE SERIES “CELEBRITY STASH”– LAUNCHING FRIDAY, JULY 9 EXCLUSIVELY ON BET HER’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
07/08/21

Amara La Negra, B Simone, Bow Wow, Eva Marcille, LeToya Luckett, Safaree, Yandy Smith-Harris and Young M.A will give fans an all-access pass into their homes, reveal intimate and fun stories behind some of their most prized possessions, tour the rooms housing these treasures, and in their spring-cleaning process donate items to charity

NEW YORK, NY – July 8, 2021 – Today, BET Digital announces partnership with Kin, creator of unscripted entertainment franchises that resonate with women ages 25 to 40, on the launch of its new original weekly show “Celebrity Stash.” In each of the eight episodes, a new celebrity guest will invite fans into their home to check out some of their beloved belongings, from Swarovski crystal baby shoes to multicolored motorcycles, and help decide which treasures to keep and which to donate. Tune in to hear the unheard and ridiculous stories behind these recognizable items. Who knows? You may just stumble upon famous finds – at your local consignment store. “Celebrity Stash” premieres Friday, July on BET Her’s YouTube channel with singer-songwriter and actress LeToya Luckett. Watch and share an exclusive sneak peek here: https://ql.mediasilo.com/ql/60e6f3d68096691f4a3fa994

The additional celebrities opening their doors to fans include singer and host Amara La Negra, actress and media personality B Simone, rapper and actor Bow Wow, actress, entrepreneur & model Eva Marcille, music artist and media personality Safaree, music executive and media personality Yandy Smith-Harris and rapper, entrepreneur & actor Young M.A. In addition to sharing revealing stories behind their favorite items, the celebs will donate some of those featured to charity.

“It’s been a pleasure to partner with Kin to produce ‘Celebrity Stash’. We’re proud to have created a show that melds celebrity and philanthropy. Having stars give us a glimpse into their personal spaces along with donating an item for charity from their collections is really special,” said SVP and General Manager of BET Digital, Amy DuBois Barnett.

“We specialize in developing lifestyle programming for young women and see BET Digital as an outstanding destination for our series Celebrity Stash.” Shani Black, Head of Programming and Development at of Kin said, “We can’t wait for viewers to check out the series.”

(LeToya Luckett stars in the first episode of “Celebrity Stash” on BET Her’s YouTube channel.)

Episode Roll-Out:

7/9: EP 101 LeToya Luckett / Dallas, TX
7/16: EP 102 Amara La Negra / Miami, FL
7/23: EP 103 Safaree / Atlanta, GA
7/30: EP 105 Young M.A/ New Jersey
8/6: EP 104 Bow Wow / Atlanta, GA
8/13: EP 106 Eva Marcille / Atlanta, GA
8/20: EP Yandy Smith-Harris/ Atlanta, GA
8/27: EP 108 B Simone/Atlanta, GA
“Celebrity Stash” is produced by Shani Black and Gabrielle Jones for Kin. Amber Mike serves as executive producer for BET.

For more on “Celebrity Stash” and other BET content, visit BET.com and follow us @bet across social platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

Kin specializes in creating lifestyle franchises that are brought to profitability running on both social channels like YouTube, Facebook Watch, and Instagram, as well as linear and streaming platforms.

ABOUT KIN:

Kin is an LA-based lifestyle entertainment company. It produces and owns a growing portfolio of profitable shows distributed across social platforms. Kin shows feature mainstream personalities including Tia Mowry, Adrienne Bailon Houghton, and Jeannie Mai. Kin also recently debuted two Facebook Watch exclusive shows–the second season of Side by Side with Malika and Khadijah Haqq and What Happens at Home with Christina Milian. Kin’s programming empowers, entertains and connects women around the world. For more information, visit www.kincommunity.com.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



More Join YouTube Originals “Recipe for Change” Premiering June 30





Hasan Minhaj, Olivia Munn, Jay Shetty, Simu Liu, Lisa Ling, Margaret Cho, Ross Butler, Eugene Lee Yang and More Join YouTube Originals “Recipe for Change” Premiering June 30
LeBron James and Maverick Carter will serve as executive producers on the special with their media conglomerate the SpringHill Company.
[via press release from YouTube]
HASAN MINHAJ, OLIVIA MUNN, JAY SHETTY, SIMU LIU, LISA LING, MARGARET CHO, ROSS BUTLER, EUGENE LEE YANG AND MORE JOIN YOUTUBE ORIGINALS “RECIPE FOR CHANGE” PREMIERING JUNE 30

NEW SPECIAL FROM LEBRON JAMES’ THE SPRINGHILL COMPANY AND MICHELLE KWAN UNITES CELEBRITIES, CHEFS, ACTIVISTS AND CREATORS TO GATHER AROUND THE DINNER TABLE TO CELEBRATE API CULTURE AND IGNITE CHANGE ON THE JUBILEE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Twitter & Facebook: @YouTube Instagram: @YouTube #RecipeForChange

LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE 28, 2021 — YouTube Originals today revealed the celebrities, chefs, activists and creators gathering around a shared table for “Recipe for Change,” a new global special, from LeBron James’ The SpringHill Company and produced by Michelle Kwan. This series, which celebrates global Asian and Pacific Islander (API) culture, premieres on June 30 on Jason Y. Lee’s Jubilee YouTube Channel.

In “Recipe for Change,” hosts Michelle Kwan, Hasan Minhaj and Eugene Lee Yang will partner with esteemed chefs Jet Tila, Alvin Cailan and Melissa King to host dinner guests including Olivia Munn, Jay Shetty, Margaret Cho, BD Wong, Katelyn Ohashi, Lisa Ling, Auli’i Cravalho, Asia Jackson, Simu Liu, Amanda Nguyen, Tina Tchen, Ross Butler and Jason Y. Lee; fellow activists, artists and allies Sophia Bush and Brandon Flynn; and an appearance from Joel Kim Booster to celebrate global Asian and Pacific Islander (API) culture and discuss the recent and historic acts of hate and violence against the API community. The most interesting and provocative conversations emerge around the dinner table as those from the Asian community, and their allies, prove that when oppressed groups band together, the minority becomes a powerful majority and tiny ripples of action can create tidal waves of change.

80% of the crew behind “Recipe for Change” identify as AAPI. LeBron James and Maverick Carter will serve as executive producers on the special with their media conglomerate the SpringHill Company. Michelle Kwan and Dennis Cheng will also executive produce alongside Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron of the SpringHill Company. Co-executive producers include Camille Maratchi and Courtney Whitaker also of the SpringHill Company with Rich Kim and Karla LeCroix. The special’s showrunner is Joel Relampagos with talent booking provided by Cultivated Entertainment led by Jen Proctor.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube, and Nadine Zystra is the Head of Family, Impact, and Learning YouTube Originals. Kohta Asakura, Lauren Vrazilek, and Amina Wilson are Creative Development Executives for YouTube Originals and will oversee the project for the global platform. Danny Zaccagnino and Dena Qashqai will oversee talent for the show.

Additional forthcoming YouTube Originals projects addressing diversity, inclusion and major cultural moments include new episodes of “Glad You Asked,” a third installment of “Bear Witness, Take Action,” the upcoming new series “The Outsiders” and “Onyx Family Dinner;” an October 2021 sustainability slate of original content including “Seat At The Table” with YouTube creator and climate advocate Jack Harries and David Attenborough;, “Stay Wild” [working title], where Brave Wilderness in partnership with Lppian Way and Madica Productions transport viewers directly to the front lines of climate change, and “Shut It Off ASAP” [working title] with YouTube Creators AsapSCIENCE; plus “YouTube Pride 2021,” a multi-hour, star-studded livestream event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community as celebrity emcees Elton John and David Furnish, Demi Lovato, Olly Alexander with Mawaan Rizwan, Trixie Mattel, and Daniel Howell each host their Pride party from their respective YouTube channels and encourage viewers to to help the LGBTQ+ community by raising funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Trevor Project and akt.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.



YouTube Originals Announces Global Slate of Olympics Programming





YouTube Originals Announces Global Slate of Olympics Programming
First up: “Strive,” a six-part docuseries about the astonishing men and women forced to flee their countries as refugees all while training for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in Tokyo 2020.
[via press release from YouTube]
Strive – Premieres June 30 on The Players’ Tribune YouTube Channel

Logline: “Strive” is a six-part docuseries about the astonishing men and women forced to flee their countries as refugees all while training for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in Tokyo 2020. Hosted by Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, “Strive” follows the journey of refugee athletes as they strive to compete either under the Olympic Refugee Flag or under a new flag after finally settling in a host country.

Talent: “Strive” is hosted by Gabby Douglas; produced by Perfect Storm Entertainment and Radley Studios.

World Debut – Premieres July 7 on the Olympics YouTube Channel

Logline: “World Debut” is a feature-length documentary that tracks the journey of what it takes to add new sports to the Olympic Games. Skateboarding, Surfing and Sport Climbing will join the Games for the first time this summer, and “World Debut” tells the story of how they got there.

Talent: Featuring icons Tony Hawk, Emily Harrington and Sofia Mulanovich, directed by Cole Sax & Galen Knowles, and produced by WZRD Media and Boardwalk Pictures.

How To Olympics – Premieres July 14 on the Olympics YouTube Channel

Logline: “How To Olympics” is an eight-episode series that gives viewers everything they need to know about select Olympic events through easily digestible, quick-witted, and packed-with-info videos. Covering Sport Climbing, Taekwondo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hammer Throw, Artistic Swimming, Breaking, Badminton and Fencing viewers will learn how each event is scored, how to win, and what it takes to master these athletic disciplines.

Talent: “How To Olympics” is hosted by The Try Guys, and produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC).

Break the Record – Premieres July 22 on Guinness World Records Official YouTube Channel

Logline: “Break the Record” is an all-new kids and family series out of the UK where kids interrogate and challenge some of the most extraordinary GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM title holders. The show features long jump Olympic medalist Greg Rutherford, tennis player and Olympic medalist Laura Robson, deadlift strongwoman and former World’s Strongest Woman Andrea Thompson, and parkour expert Ryan Luney. During each episode, a group of kids will be mentored by one of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holders in preparation for their biggest challenge to date … attempting their very own record!

Talent: “Break the Record” is produced by Guinness World Records and Electric Robin (a Banijay UK company).

The upcoming YouTube Originals sports programming is part of a larger slate of learning projects including “Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics,” the six-part, PGA Award winning documentary series exploring what it takes to be an Elite gymnast that was also nominated for a Sports Emmy and is currently nominated for a Critics Choice Real TV Award, as well as the upcoming slate of new sustainability-focused programming: “Seat at the Table,” with David Attenborough and creator Jack Harries, “Stay Wild” (working title) from Brave Wilderness in partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Madica Productions, “Shut It Off ASAP” (working title) from AsapSCIENCE and B17 Entertainment. Additional learning YouTube Originals include Emmy Award-winning mini-series “Create Together,” a Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted series featuring the creations of everyday people collaborating to make art; Emmy-nominated “Glad You Asked” that explores topics driven by our curiosity about the world around us; “Retro Tech” the Emmy-nominated series that explores the technological promises of the past; and “Creators for Change on Girl’s Education with Michelle Obama,” which was recently named a Gracie Award Honoree.



Daytime Emmy Award-Winning YouTube Originals Series “Could You Survive the Movies?” Returns





Daytime Emmy Award-Winning YouTube Originals Series “Could You Survive the Movies?” Returns for Season 2
YouTube Premium subscribers will have access to the entire six-episode season on July 1, as well as bonus footage from the season opening Top Gun episode featuring a 360-VR perspective throughout Jake Roper’s flight with the Blue Angels.
[via press release from YouTube]
DAYTIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING YOUTUBE ORIGINALS SERIES “COULD YOU SURVIVE THE MOVIES?” RETURNS FOR SEASON 2

HOSTED BY JAKE ROPER THE SECOND SEASON EXPLORES INCREDIBLE CINEMA SCIENCE IN “TOP GUN,” “JURASSIC PARK,” “A QUIET PLACE” “HARRY POTTER,” AND “TITANIC”

SEASON TWO PREMIERES JULY 1 ONLY ON YOUTUBE

LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE 23, 2021 — YouTube Originals today announced the premiere date, trailer, and details for the second season of the Daytime Emmy-winning series, “Could You Survive The Movies?” hosted by YouTube Creator Jake Roper and produced by AMPLE Entertainment. The learning series dedicated to exploring the magic and science of cinema’s most iconic pop culture films will premiere episodes for free weekly beginning July 1 on the Vsauce3 YouTube channel. YouTube Premium subscribers will have access to the entire six-episode season on July 1, as well as bonus footage from the season opening Top Gun episode featuring a 360-VR perspective throughout Jake Roper’s flight with the Blue Angels.

Season two of “Could You Survive The Movies?” once again features Jake Roper of the VSauce3 channel (3.96M Subscribers) as he tackles the science behind iconic motion pictures such as the magic of “Harry Potter,” the g-force jet aerobatics in “Top Gun,” the carnivorous dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park,” the power of water in “Titanic,” the science of sound and acoustics behind “A Quiet Place,” and more. Across the six episode series, Jake and his team of EduTubers will dive into these worlds through immersive recreations that blend unscripted scientific exploration with narrative storytelling. Each mind-blowing experiment transports viewers and investigates the science of their favorite films, all while attempting to answer the important question: could you survive the movies?

The full line-up of season two episodes include:

· Could You Survive TOP GUN? – Premieres July 1

Cocky Science Aviator Jake Roper feels the need for speed and will be pushed to the limit while investigating what happens to the human body when subjected to extreme G-forces, intense acrobatic maneuvers, and breaking the sound barrier. Special appearances include Jay Ellis (Top Gun: Maverick), Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, as well as creators Michael Stevens of Vsauce (17M subscribers), AtomicMari (306K subscribers) and iDubbbz (7.8M subscribers).

· Could You Survive JURASSIC PARK? – Premieres July 8

With the prehistoric beasts running rampant, ruining Jake’s vacation at Jurassic Park, the race is on to get to the last boat off the island…and see if you could survive the awesome power of a T-Rex bite, being hunted by pterosaurs and conversely, could dinosaurs actually survive in our world? Creators iJustine (6.89M subscribers), Harris Heller (572K subscribers) and Emily Graslie (585K subscribers) also make a guest appearance.

· Could You Survive A QUIET PLACE? – Premieres July 15

Years after an alien invasion, Jake quietly avoids the sound sensitive alien race that is hunting him. Although every sound *could* spell disaster, it provides the perfect opportunity to explore what is sound, what it means to hear and if we can actually weaponize sound to explode some heads? Special appearances by creators Rikki Poynter and 12Tone (429K subscribers).

· Could You Survive HARRY POTTER? – Premieres July 22

Enlisting the help of his wizard friends, Jake must regain some semblance of what he lost using science to create an invisibility cloak via radiant energy, overcome the forces of gravity to fly with magnetic energy, and create a wand through electrical energy before confronting the Dark Wizard. Special appearances by creators Casey Neistat (12.3M subscribers), Derek Muller of Veritasium (9M subscribers), MatPat of TheGameTheorists (14.2M subscribers), JacksFilms (4.65M subscribers), Jabrils (459K subscribers), Allison Raskin (678K subscribers) and William Osman (2.35M subscribers).

· Could You Survive A ZOMBIE MOVIE? – Premieres July 29

Jake finds himself in a mall in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Which turns out to be a great place to learn about viruses – what are they, how do they affect you, how do you stop them…and can they give you zombie super strength? Special appearance by Girlfriend Reviews (1.23M subscribers).

· Could You Survive TITANIC? – Premieres August 5

Luck has clearly run out for Jake as he races to find a way off the sinking Titanic, while exploring buoyancy and finding out if you could survive jumping off a ship’s deck into the ocean, and the crushing power of hypothermia. Special appearances by creators Mamrie Hart (1M subscribers) and Austin Evans (5M subscribers).

In addition to the weekly premiere of new episodes, fans of “Could You Survive The Movies?” will also have access to bonus content from each episode, including a sit-down interview with Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski where he and Jake discuss the majesty of fighter jets and some of the incredible technology employed in Top Gun: Maverick, premiering in theaters November 19, 2021. Additional bonus content will include a background featurette on the many talented YouTube creators and makers behind the series as well as the more behind-the-scenes background on the incredible scientific cameras utilized throughout “Could You Survive The Movies?” to capture some of the series’ most remarkable footage. Fans will also have access to never-before-seen bloopers and Jake’s childhood attempt at making his own Jurassic Park, all available for free on Vsauce3 YouTube channel.

In season one of the hit series, Roper explored classic movies like “Back to the Future,” “Men in Black,” “Ghostbusters,” “Alien,” “Jumanji,” and “Die Hard.”

“Could You Survive The Movies?” is produced by AMPLE Entertainment with Ari Mark, Phil Lott, Jake Roper and David Brown as Executive Producers. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra is Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals, and Zoe Di Stefano oversees the project as the Development Executive for YouTube Originals.

“Could You Survive The Movies?” is part of a growing slate of learning projects including the upcoming new slate of sustainability-focused programming: “Seat at the Table,” with David Attenborough and creator Jack Harries, “Stay Wild” (working title) from Brave Wilderness in partnership with Appian Way and Madica Productions, “Shut It Off ASAP” (working title) from AsapSCIENCE and B17 Entertainment. Additional learning YouTube Originals include Emmy Award-winning mini-series “Create Together,” a Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted series featuring the creations of everyday people collaborating to make art; Emmy-nominated “Glad You Asked” that explores topics driven by our curiosity about the world around us; “Retro Tech” the Emmy-nominated series that explores the technological promises of the past; “Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics,” the six-part, PGA Award winning documentary series exploring what it takes to be an Elite gymnast that was also nominated for a Sports Emmy and is currently nominated for a Critics Choice Real TV Award, and “Creators for Change on Girl’s Education with Michelle Obama,” which was recently named a Gracie Award Honoree.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities, and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

About AMPLE Entertainment:

Founded by Ari Mark and Phil Lott, AMPLE Entertainment is a production company dedicated to hands-on, filmmaker led premium content. Since launching five years ago, the company has produced multiples series, specials and documentaries including 9 Months with Courteney Cox (Facebook), Kangaroos: The Story of Mala (Netflix), Could You Survive The Movies? (YouTube Originals), Murder in the Heartland (Discovery+), Life Under Renovation (Discovery+), The Fog of Murder (ID), Lost Gold of World War II (History), The Lost Women of NXIVM (Investigation Discovery), Cold Case Files (A&E, Netflix) among many more. Most recently, Ample earned an unannounced series with Adam McKay, produced an unannounced HBO series and secured a partnership with Samuel L. Jackson for an unannounced film. Last year, the company won an Emmy Award for the hit YouTube series Could You Survive the Movies? and launched Ample Nature, the first dedicated Los Angeles-based natural-history unit, headed by Australian natural-history producer Kylie Stott.



Disney+’s “This Is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular” to Premiere on YouTube and Facebook





Disney+’s “This Is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular” to Premiere on YouTube and Facebook on June 27
The concert will feature one-of-a-kind musical performances of songs from the iconic movies and series available to stream on Disney+, reinterpreted through a LGBTQ+ lens.
[via press release from Disney+]
Disney+’s “This Is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular” To Premiere On Youtube And Facebook On June 27

Hosted by Nina West, the Virtual Concert will Feature Performances from: Alex Newell, DCappella, Frankie Rodriguez and Joe Serafini, Hayley Kiyoko, Jackie Cox, Jesse James Keitel, Kermit the Frog, Michael James Scott, Todrick Hall, and West

BURBANK, Calif. (June 17, 2021) Disney+ will celebrate its community of LGBTQ+ creators, employees, and fans with its first-ever virtual variety show, “This is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular” premiering on the Disney+ YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, June 27 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. The concert will feature one-of-a-kind musical performances of songs from the iconic movies and series available to stream on Disney+, reinterpreted through a LGBTQ+ lens.

Hosted by Nina West (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), the performance lineup includes: Alex Newell (“Glee”), DCappella (Disney Music Group’s premier a cappella singing sensation), Frankie Rodriguez and Joe Serafini (“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”), Hayley Kiyoko (Recording Artist), Jackie Cox (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Jesse James Keitel (“Big Sky”), Kermit the Frog (“The Muppets”), Nina West, Michael James Scott (“Aladdin” on Broadway), and Todrick Hall (Recording Artist).

“This is Me: A Virtual Pride Month Spectacular” is directed by Ann Marie Pace who most recently directed Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” short film “Growing Fangs” that is now streaming on the service. The goal of Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” is to diversify the types of stories that are being told and to give access to those who have historically not had it.

“At Disney+, we believe in the power of inclusive storytelling to bring us together and inspire us to live authentically,” said Joe Earley, global head of Marketing and Content Curation for Disney+. “We are committed to amplifying the voices of our LGBTQ+ creators and talent, and platforming content that reminds people to love loud – and sing louder – in this special event.”

Produced in partnership with Disney Music Group and the Disney PRIDE Employee Resource Group, the assembled team of host, performers, director, and producers is predominantly comprised of members of the LGBTQ+ community, with the support of allies.

The concert will raise awareness for GLSEN, a nonprofit that The Walt Disney Company is proud to support, that works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. The Walt Disney Company proudly contributes towards organizations that support LGBTQ+ communities and people.

Subscribers can discover LGBTQ+ characters and stories in the “Celebrate Pride Month” content set now streaming on Disney+ and join in recognizing the community all month long with special spotlights, musical moments, laughter, and love. Also in honor of Pride Month, the Pixar SparkShort “OUT” is now available to watch on YouTube with a special introduction from writer and director Steven Hunter and producer Max Sachar.

Fans can use #DisneyPlusPride and follow Disney+ on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to celebrate Pride month throughout June.

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

ABOUT GLSEN:

GLSEN works to create safe and inclusive learning environments for all. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of race, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, and/or gender expression. Each year, GLSEN programs and resources reach millions of students and educators in K-12 schools, via action at the national, state, and local level. Since 1990, GLSEN has improved conditions for LGBTQ+ students across the United States, helped launch an international movement to address LGBTQ+ issues in education and is committed to the advancement of our mission and the greater good to equity and justice, specifically racial, gender and disability justice in K-12 education.



Video: YouTube Originals Reveals Official Trailer for “Ice Cold” Premiering July 8





Video: YouTube Originals Reveals Official Trailer for “Ice Cold” Premiering July 8 on Migos’ YouTube Channel
The series dives into hip-hop’s ability to reimagine and transcend established notions of wealth, status, superiority and the sheer resilience of hip-hop culture.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS REVEALS OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR “ICE COLD” PREMIERING JULY 8 ON MIGOS’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL

NEW FOUR-PART DOCUSERIES WORLD PREMIERING AT 2021 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL USES THE PRISM OF HIP-HOP JEWELRY TO EXPLORE DEEPER ISSUES AROUND RACIAL INEQUITY AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

STARRING EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS MIGOS, J BALVIN, LIL BABY, LIL YACHTY, A BOOGIE, A$AP FERG, CITY GIRLS, FRENCH MONTANA, SLICK RICK, TALIB KWELI, BEN BALLER, ELIANTTE, JOHNNY DANG, ICEBOX AND MORE

WHAT:

Today YouTube Originals unveiled the official trailer for “Ice Cold” — an all-new, four-episode docuseries that uses the prism of hip-hop jewelry to explore deeper issues around racial inequity and the American Dream. The series dives into hip-hop’s ability to reimagine and transcend established notions of wealth, status, superiority and the sheer resilience of hip-hop culture. “Ice Cold” features special appearances from the rap trio and executive producers MIGOS, some of the biggest names in hip-hop including J Balvin, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, A Boogie, A$AP Ferg, City Girls, French Montana, Slick Rick and Talib Kweli; top celebrity jewelers Ben Baller, Eliantte, Johnny Dang and Icebox; and more. All four episodes of “Ice Cold” premiere for free Thursday, July 8 exclusively on MIGOS’ YouTube Channel.

“We all have our own ways of feeling and displaying success,” said Director Karam Gill. “This series explores that concept through the story of hip-hop jewelry. It’s a deeper look at the construct of ‘The American Dream’ and how hip-hop has redefined it through jewelry and creative expression.”

This announcement comes on the heels of the release of MIGOS’ new album Culture III, and the Deluxe Album includes an original track called “ROAD RUNNER” which is featured throughout “Ice Cold.” The album art for Culture III is focused around the group’s jewelry and custom pieces, which is also a nod to the upcoming docuseries.

“Ice Cold” is directed by Karam Gill (G Funk, Supervillain) and executive produced by MIGOS, Kevin “Coach K.” Lee, and Pierre “P” Thomas. The series is co-produced by Quality Films, Universal Music Group’s Mercury Studios and Polygram Entertainment, Mass Appeal, and MGX Creative.

About Migos:

Grammy-nominated multi-platinum trio, Migos, are one of the most influential groups in modern music. Having a seismic impact on the music world with their seminal album, the RIAA Certified Platinum album CULTURE which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts. Migos released their second consecutive #1 album on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, CULTURE II in January of 2018. The group has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Billboard, XXL, Highsnobiety, FADER and more, broke the internet with their Carpool Karaoke appearance on James Corden, and were nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards. CULTURE II has since been streamed over 1 billion times and is RIAA Certified Double Platinum. Their blockbuster single “MotorSport,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, earned Double Platinum status in Canada, and RIAA Certified Platinum status in the US. CULTURE II opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 marking their second consecutive number one album and amassing 225.6 million streams in its first week. The monumental feat earned eight songs from the album Top 10 positions on Spotify on the day it was released in addition to debuting at #1 in 62 countries on Apple Music achieving one of the largest debut weeks in the music platform’s history as the trio’s smashing success on streaming services continues to soar. Their second single, “Stir Fry,” produced by Pharrell Williams, was the official song for NBA’s All-Star weekend. In early 2020, the trio unveiled a slew of new releases including the viral, Lebron James inspired track “Taco Tuesday”, “Racks 2 Skinny”, and “Need It”. More to come soon from hip-hop’s favorite trio in 2021 and beyond.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

About Mercury Studios:

Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted music content studio, established to develop, produce, globally distribute, and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Mercury Studios creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. Led by CEO Alice Webb and with offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation and collaboration. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is built on the foundations of world-leading producer and distributor Eagle Rock Entertainment and powered by Universal Music Group.



YouTube Originals Sends Bretman Rock Into the Jungle for “30 Days With: Bretman Rock”





YouTube Originals Sends Bretman Rock Into the Jungle for “30 Days With: Bretman Rock”
Episode 1 of his four-part docu-series premieres June 30, only on YouTube.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS SENDS BRETMAN ROCK INTO THE JUNGLE FOR “30 DAYS WITH: BRETMAN ROCK”

4-PART DOCU-SERIES FOLLOWS THE SUCCESSFUL YOUTUBE CREATOR AS HE TRIES TO SURVIVE IN THE WILDERNESS

“30 DAYS WITH: BRETMAN ROCK” PREMIERES JUNE 30 ONLY ON YOUTUBE

LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE 15, 2021 — YouTube Originals today announced “30 Days With: Bretman Rock” a new documentary series that takes viewers along for the journey as Bretman Rock, superstar YouTube creator, beauty entrepreneur, and fashion icon ventures into the wilds of the Hawaiian jungle to see if he can survive one week on his own. Episode 1 of his four-part docu-series premieres June 30, only on YouTube.

Over four episodes, viewers will see how Bretman prepares for and handles his solo adventure dedicated to the memory of his late father. With his signature hilarious attitude, Bretman will mentally and physically prepare with his friends and family, train with a survival skills specialist, and venture into the jungle to see if he has what it takes to overcome any obstacle. Fans can also see more of Bretman’s day-to-day life by following his personal YouTube channel, which has amassed over 8.45M subscribers.

Known for his authenticity and unique comedic voice, Bretman Rock is a digital superstar followed by over 40 million fans globally. Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, Bretman has expanded out of his online stardom as a beauty entrepreneur to launch multiple makeup product collaborations with household brands, work with top fashion designers, and star in MTV’s Following: Bretman Rock.

“30 Days With” is a YouTube Originals franchise of multi-episode documentaries that give viewers a behind-the-scenes, 30-day snapshot of the lives of today’s most talked about public figures, athletes, artists, and YouTube creators as they journey through pivotal moments of their personal lives and careers. Each “30 Days With” docuseries focuses on a primary subject and gives a personal spotlight over the course of four episodes. Other “30 Days With” series include “30 Days With: Why Don’t We” (Now Streaming) showcasing the popular band as they open up about their evolution, coping with the global pandemic while making music, music videos and everything that went into the creation of their highly anticipated album, The Good Times and the Bad Ones and “30 Days With: Ryan Garcia” (Now Streaming) which followed the 22-year-old undefeated professional boxing phenom in the leadup to his career-defining fight against Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell.

“30 Days With: Bretman Rock” is produced by Znak TV, with Natalka Znak and Jennifer Ducker serving as executive producers. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper serves as Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, with Lauren Celinski and Ryan Bratton overseeing “30 Days With: Bretman Rock” for YouTube Originals.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities, and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

About ZnakTV:

Based in Los Angeles and London, ZnakTV is led by Founder and President Natalka Znak – a multi-award-winning television producer who has created some of TV’s biggest hits, including Hell’s Kitchen, Love Island and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. ZnakTV is a full-service production company dedicated to creating entertainment, factual entertainment and factual formats for both domestic and international networks and streaming platforms. Among their recent credits include the upcoming Masquerade Ball for Fox and 30 Days With: Bretman Rock for YouTube Originals. Among Znak’s many other credits include Ultimate Tag (Fox), Meghan Markle: An American Princess (Fox) Revolution (Fox) and the hit series I am a Killer (Netflix). She also continues to serve as showrunner and executive producer for Fox juggernaut hits MasterChef and MasterChef Junior.



YouTube Originals Global Livestream “YouTube Pride 2021” Announces Additional Hosts





YouTube Originals Global Livestream “YouTube Pride 2021” Announces Additional Hosts Elton John and David Furnish
The multi-hour, star-studded livestream event celebrates the LGBTQ+ community through musical performances, giving challenges, special guests, live moments and much more.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS GLOBAL LIVESTREAM “YOUTUBE PRIDE 2021” ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL HOSTS ELTON JOHN AND DAVID FURNISH

Virtual Celebration Benefiting LGBTQ+ Community Premieres June 25 at 12pm PST | 8pm BST

WHAT: YouTube Originals is bringing Pride parties to homes across the US and UK with “YouTube Pride 2021,” a multi-hour, star-studded livestream event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community through musical performances, giving challenges, special guests, live moments and much more. Join celebrity emcees Elton John and David Furnish, Demi Lovato, Olly Alexander with Mawaan Rizwan, Trixie Mattel, and Daniel Howell who will each host their Pride party from their respective YouTube channels and encourage viewers to help the LGBTQ+ community by raising funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Trevor Project and akt.

This virtual Pride special will also incorporate the larger LGBTQ+ community with viewer submissions. Producers at JA Films have created a microsite with a Call To Action asking users and creators to submit video content sharing stories of pride, questions for the hosts and more. Select responses will then be featured throughout the stream on June 25.

“YouTube Pride 2021” is sponsored by Levi’s(R) and State Farm in the US.

WHEN: “YouTube Pride 2021” premieres Friday, June 25 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm BST on YouTube.

WHO:
HOSTED BY:
Daniel Howell
Demi Lovato
Elton John and David Furnish
Olly Alexander with Mawaan Rizwan
Trixie Mattel

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY:
Alannized
Denali Foxx
Elle of the Mills
Gigi Gorgeous
Jackson Bird
Jade Fox
Jessie Paege
Kim Chi
KingOfReads
Monét X Change
Munroe Bergdorf
PatrickStarr
Peppermint
The Fitness Marshall
Tyler Oakley



Demi Lovato, Olly Alexander, and Mawaan Rizwan Join Trixie Mattel and Daniel Howell as Hosts





Demi Lovato, Olly Alexander, and Mawaan Rizwan Join Trixie Mattel and Daniel Howell as Hosts of “YouTube Pride 2021”
Throughout musical performances, giving challenges, special guests, live moments and much more, viewers will be encouraged to help the LGBTQ+ community by raising funds for the The Trevor Project in the US and akt in the UK.
[via press release from YouTube]
DEMI LOVATO, OLLY ALEXANDER, AND MAWAAN RIZWAN JOIN TRIXIE MATTEL AND DANIEL HOWELL AS HOSTS OF “YOUTUBE PRIDE 2021”

YouTube Originals Global Pride Event Benefiting LGBTQ+ Youth Premieres June 25 at 12pm PST | 8pm BST

LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE 2, 2021 — YouTube Originals today revealed major additions to “YouTube Pride 2021,” a multi-hour, star-studded livestream event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community on Friday, June 25. The virtual celebration will feature celebrity emcees Demi Lovato, Olly Alexander with Mawaan Rizwan, Trixie Mattel, and Daniel Howell each hosting their Pride party from their respective YouTube channels. Throughout musical performances, giving challenges, special guests, live moments and much more, viewers will be encouraged to help the LGBTQ+ community by raising funds for the The Trevor Project in the US and akt in the UK.

The multi-talented entertainers will each host an hour-long segment of “YouTube Pride 2021,” creating a seamless, back-to-back celebration for viewers looking to join Pride Month festivities from home. Special guest Tyler Oakley will also join the list of previously announced talent including Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Peppermint, and Denali Foxx who will join the hosts throughout the live-streamed event.

YouTube also recently launched the #GiveWithPride challenge, a donation campaign that aims to raise $500,000 for The Trevor Project, an organization committed to providing support, resources and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth. Throughout Pride Month, YouTube creators will encourage their subscribers to donate via YouTube’s donate feature with the promise of posting a highly anticipated stunt video to their channel if the goal is met (think: bleaching hair, recreating viral dance videos, or getting a tattoo). To help reach the goal, during the month of June, YouTube is matching any donations made to the “Give With Pride” campaign up to $250,000. Select creators including PatrickStarr, Gigi Gorgeous, Elle of the Mills, The Fitness Marshall, Jackson Bird, Alannized, Jessie Paege, KingOfReads, and Jade Fox are set to air their stunt video during “YouTube Pride 2021” if the fundraising goal is met.

In the U.K., YouTube will partner with creators such as Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, Jamie Raines, and Shaaba for a U.K.-based “Give With Pride” challenge in support of akt, a charity supporting LGBTQ+ youth who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

This virtual Pride special will also incorporate the larger LGBTQ+ community with viewer submissions. Producers at JA Films have created a microsite with a Call To Action asking users and creators to submit video content sharing stories of pride, questions for the hosts and more. Select responses will then be featured throughout the stream on June 25.

“YouTube Pride 2021” is sponsored by Levi’s(R) and State Farm in the US.

In addition to the YouTube Originals livestreamed event, YouTube’s month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community includes a homepage playlist featuring uplifting content with bold and brave conversations from creators sharing their personal journeys to self acceptance. YouTube Music is also offering a “Celebrating Pride” playlist which includes music from both iconic and up-and-coming artists, while YouTube Gaming will host a live Minecraft competition later in the month featuring creators from around the world with the goal of bringing awareness to mental health issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

About YouTube Originals

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace. Trevor also operates an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, an advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and a research team to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386 via chat TheTrevorProject.org/Help, or by texting 678678.

About akt

akt is the national lgbtq+ youth homelessness charity, providing safe homes and better futures for lgbtq+ young people. Almost one quarter of all young people facing or experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+, and 77 per cent of those cite rejection or abuse from their families as what has led them to being so. The charity was set up in Manchester in 1989 by straight ally and former foster carer Cath Hall, and a group of founding members, and has since opened its doors in London, Newcastle and Bristol. In just over 30 years, akt has provided over 250,000 nights off the street and supported over 50,000 lgbtq+ young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

About JA Films

JA Films is an award winning production company with a global reputation for excellence and integrity when creating feature documentaries, concert films and content for some of the worlds most iconic artists and broadcast platforms. JA Films prides itself on many years of working with the best directors, production teams, creatives and technicians in the industry, a mighty force of skilled people that they bring to each production. JA Films is based in the UK but has the capacity to film anywhere in the world and has produced films and content for Adele, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Kylie, Mumford & Sons and Coldplay including the critically acclaimed Coldplay Live In Jordan, a beautifully filmed live to air sunrise and sunset performance for YouTube Originals. Included in the awards are two Grammy nominations in the Best Music Film category.