YouTube Originals to Premiere Critically Acclaimed Documentary “Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers”





YouTube Originals to Premiere Critically Acclaimed Documentary “Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers” November 11 on Tom Petty’s YouTube Channel
The uplifting 89-minute documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton and first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival’s Audience Award.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS TO PREMIERE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY “TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE: THE MAKING OF WILDFLOWERS” NOVEMBER 11 ON TOM PETTY’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
YouTube Originals to Premiere Critically Acclaimed Documentary "Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers" November 11 on Tom Petty's YouTube Channel
The uplifting 89-minute documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton and first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival's Audience Award.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS TO PREMIERE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY "TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE: THE MAKING OF WILDFLOWERS" NOVEMBER 11 ON TOM PETTY'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
<img src="https://tvmeg.news/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/tom-petty-2-286×300.jpg" alt="" width="286" height="300" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-45022" />

(Credit: YouTube Originals)

LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 22, 2021 — Today, YouTube Originals unveiled the official trailer for feature-length documentary, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers, premiering for free globally on November 11 in full 4K resolution only on Tom Petty's YouTube Channel. The film offers a unique look into the creative mastery and turbulent personal life of the legendary rock star, capturing the period of 1993-1995 when Tom worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin for the first time and giving an unvarnished look at Petty that features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film, in addition to new interviews with album co-producer and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and many more.

Watch the official trailer for Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers HERE.

The uplifting 89-minute documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton (Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, Sam Cooke: Legend, Elvis Lives!, The Beatles Revolution) and first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival's Audience Award. The film went on to win Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim throughout the film festival season. The picture digs deeper into 2020's critically acclaimed certified gold reissue, Wildflowers & All The Rest collection (Warner Records) which revealed the long anticipated second half of Tom's autobiographical masterpiece. Ahead of its November 11 worldwide release on YouTube, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers will see its theatrical release on October 20 (Tom's birthday) for a one-night global celebration via Trafalgar Releasing, with encore screenings in select cinemas on October 21.

Produced by Peter Afterman with executive producers Dan Braun, Mary Wharton and Adria Petty and presented by Inaudible Films, Warner Music Entertainment (Warner Music Group's TV and Film division) and Warner Records, the documentary illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and moving look at an enigmatic icon.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, and Nicole Emanuele, Development Lead for YouTube Originals, will oversee the project for the global platform.

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers joins a robust slate of music-focused YouTube Originals including hits like Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, Ice Cold: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop Jewelry, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, K-Pop Evolution, BRAVAS, Justin Bieber: Seasons, MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré and Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube's two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform's official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About Inaudible Films:

Inaudible Films is owned by multiple Grammy Award winning producer Peter Afterman. It has produced a variety of acclaimed films and documentaries including It Might Get Loud, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, Joan Jett: Bad Reputation, Trouble in Mind: Jerry Lee Lewis and the upcoming Curtis Mayfield documentary.

About Warner Music Entertainment:

Warner Music Entertainment (WME), the television and film division of Warner Music Group (WMG), is passionately devoted to music-driven storytelling through the creation, development, and acquisition of compelling original visual content. Since its inception in 2017, WME has produced a variety of acclaimed long-form television series, films, and documentaries, including David Byrne's 6x Emmy-nominated HBO special, American Utopia; National Geographic's 3x Emmy-nominated Genius: Aretha; the 3x Emmy-nominated Epix two-part docuseries, Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time; Hulu's Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan; and many others. With deep connections across the entertainment industry, WME also partners with leading production companies, such as Imagine Entertainment and Lightbox, to co-produce, co-develop, and co-finance various film and television projects, both long and short form.

(Credit: YouTube Originals)

LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 22, 2021 — Today, YouTube Originals unveiled the official trailer for feature-length documentary, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers, premiering for free globally on November 11 in full 4K resolution only on Tom Petty’s YouTube Channel. The film offers a unique look into the creative mastery and turbulent personal life of the legendary rock star, capturing the period of 1993-1995 when Tom worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin for the first time and giving an unvarnished look at Petty that features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film, in addition to new interviews with album co-producer and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and many more.

Watch the official trailer for Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers HERE.

The uplifting 89-minute documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton (Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, Sam Cooke: Legend, Elvis Lives!, The Beatles Revolution) and first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival’s Audience Award. The film went on to win Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim throughout the film festival season. The picture digs deeper into 2020’s critically acclaimed certified gold reissue, Wildflowers & All The Rest collection (Warner Records) which revealed the long anticipated second half of Tom’s autobiographical masterpiece. Ahead of its November 11 worldwide release on YouTube, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers will see its theatrical release on October 20 (Tom’s birthday) for a one-night global celebration via Trafalgar Releasing, with encore screenings in select cinemas on October 21.

Produced by Peter Afterman with executive producers Dan Braun, Mary Wharton and Adria Petty and presented by Inaudible Films, Warner Music Entertainment (Warner Music Group’s TV and Film division) and Warner Records, the documentary illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and moving look at an enigmatic icon.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, and Nicole Emanuele, Development Lead for YouTube Originals, will oversee the project for the global platform.

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers joins a robust slate of music-focused YouTube Originals including hits like Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, Ice Cold: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop Jewelry, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, K-Pop Evolution, BRAVAS, Justin Bieber: Seasons, MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré and Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About Inaudible Films:

Inaudible Films is owned by multiple Grammy Award winning producer Peter Afterman. It has produced a variety of acclaimed films and documentaries including It Might Get Loud, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, Joan Jett: Bad Reputation, Trouble in Mind: Jerry Lee Lewis and the upcoming Curtis Mayfield documentary.

About Warner Music Entertainment:

Warner Music Entertainment (WME), the television and film division of Warner Music Group (WMG), is passionately devoted to music-driven storytelling through the creation, development, and acquisition of compelling original visual content. Since its inception in 2017, WME has produced a variety of acclaimed long-form television series, films, and documentaries, including David Byrne’s 6x Emmy-nominated HBO special, American Utopia; National Geographic’s 3x Emmy-nominated Genius: Aretha; the 3x Emmy-nominated Epix two-part docuseries, Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time; Hulu’s Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan; and many others. With deep connections across the entertainment industry, WME also partners with leading production companies, such as Imagine Entertainment and Lightbox, to co-produce, co-develop, and co-finance various film and television projects, both long and short form.



YouTube Originals Greenlights New Episodes of Hit Animated Series “Pinkfong Wonderstar”





YouTube Originals Greenlights New Episodes of Hit Animated Series “Pinkfong Wonderstar” Premiering November 9
The first 13 episodes have been successfully streamed in English and Korean since December 2020 with 73 million views as of October 2021.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS GREENLIGHTS NEW EPISODES OF HIT ANIMATED SERIES “PINKFONG WONDERSTAR” PREMIERING NOVEMBER 9

SEOUL, October 21, 2021 – YouTube Originals today announced the new episode pick-up of “Pinkfong Wonderstar,” SmartStudy’s popular animated series, returning with new adventures this November. The 13 new episodes of the series will be sequentially released on Pinkfong’s Korean and English official YouTube channels and will be available on the YouTube Kids app starting November 9, at 9am (PST and KST).

“Pinkfong Wonderstar” was the first Korean animated series on YouTube Originals in 2020 and has remained one of the most beloved animated series for families around the globe. The first 13 episodes have been successfully streamed in English and Korean since December 2020 with 73 million views as of October 2021.

YouTube Originals has launched the first 13 episodes of the series in four different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Russian in 2021.

“Pinkfong Wonderstar” follows two best friends, Pinkfong and Hogi, as they team up to solve their friends’ problems in Wonderville with Pinkfong’s magical powers and Hogi’s great ideas. Exclusive to YouTube Originals are special clips at the beginning of every episode featuring Pinkfong and Hogi’s fun explanation of key learning takeaways from each episode’s story.

“We are delighted to introduce another fun-filled adventure of “Pinkfong Wonderstar” on YouTube Originals,” said Min Seok Kim, CEO of SmartStudy. “We hope the series continues to bring joy to children across the globe and help them to learn the important values of life with exciting stories and songs and lovable characters.”

“Building on our successful partnership with SmartStudy, we are thrilled to bring the global YouTube Kids audience new episodes of Pinkfong,” said Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family, Learning and Impact, YouTube Originals. “It is so exciting to see the impact of launching a Global IP across the world and in multiple languages on the same day.”

The new episodes of “Pinkfong Wonderstar” will be sequentially released on Pinkfong’s Korean and English official YouTube channels every Tuesday and Friday, starting November 9.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. Daniel Haack oversees “Pinkfong Wonderstar” for YouTube Originals.

###

About Pinkfong

Pinkfong develops creative, animated content to provide stimulating and fun learning experiences to children worldwide. More than 5,000 Pinkfong songs, stories, and games are available on mobile apps and various digital platforms such as YouTube and Amazon Video. With 87 million subscribers and 49 billion views across the globe(as of October 2021), Pinkfong’s YouTube channel is one of the most influential channels for kids on digital, with its award-winning mobile app series achieving 400 million downloads across 164 countries to date. Pinkfong’s accolades include YouTube’s Custom Creator Award, Amazon Video Direct Star, and Google Play’s Best Family App of 2014-2017.Pinkfong’s flagship franchise ‘Baby Shark’ took the world by storm, becoming the No. 1 most-viewed video on YouTube, surpassing 9.5 billion views(as of October 2021), and is a certified RIAA Diamond and 11x platinum single for selling over 11 million units in the US. The song also recorded a 17-week streak on Billboard’s Hot 100 as Top 50.

About SmartStudy

SmartStudy is a global entertainment company moving beyond the limits of platforms to create original content across children’s education, games and animation. Through SmartStudy’s beloved children’s brand, Pinkfong, the company produces modern-day songs and stories to provide stimulating, fun, learning experiences to children.

About You Tube Kids & Family Originals:

“Pinkfong Wonderstar” is the latest addition to an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning “Lockdown,” and recent hits such as “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” “BookTube Jr.” “The Workout Badges,” “Growing with Lottie Dottie,” “Break the Record,” “Super Sema,” “Kid Correspondent,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.

About YouTube Originals

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.



YouTube Originals to Premiere “Instant Influencer with ZHC” on October 27





YouTube Originals to Premiere “Instant Influencer with ZHC” on October 27
ZHC will host the eight-part series along with co-host Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s resident trend expert, and a number of celebrity guest judges, including YouTubers Lele Pons, MatPat and Carter Sharer.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS TO PREMIERE “INSTANT INFLUENCER WITH ZHC” ON OCTOBER 27

CELEBRITY GUEST JUDGES FOR SEASON 2 INCLUDE LELE PONS AND MATPAT

LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 13, 2021– Today, YouTube Originals announced that “Instant Influencer with ZHC,” season two of the popular competition series, will premiere on October 27. Hosted by artist and YouTube content creator Zach ‘ZHC’ Hsieh (22.9M Subscribers), the show will follow 10 aspiring YouTube artists competing for $100,000 and the title of ‘Instant Influencer.’ ZHC will host the eight-part series along with co-host Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s resident trend expert, and a number of celebrity guest judges, including YouTubers Lele Pons, MatPat and Carter Sharer.

Host Zach ‘ZHC’ Hsieh is best known for videos showcasing his creative designs on everything from traditional canvases to phones, cars, and even houses. Contestants will similarly be asked to put their best creativity and artistry on display through a variety of challenges, including building a mascot from 10,000 lbs of clay, painting while under a bed, and collaborating with YouTubers Brooke Monk, Ashley Strong, Jordan Matter, and Neekolul to customize two iPads – all while also shooting a video about their process.

Season two contestants include Ryan Murray (Columbus, IN), Joseph Arning (Clarksville, TN), Nick Aguilar (Tampa, FL), David Unthank (Cincinnati, OH), Sophie Strudwick (Los Angeles, CA), Marissa Como (Mount Sinai, NY), Tyler Clark (Chicago, IL), JaNeisha Brown (Albuquerque, NM), Jadon Coble (Greensboro, SC) and Kirsten Coffey (Neosho, MO). Throughout the season, these contestants will be challenged to see who has what it takes to be crowned the title of Instant Influencer. New episodes of the eight-part competition series will be released weekly starting October 27 and will be available for free on ZHC’s Official YouTube Channel.

“Instant Influencer with ZHC” is produced by Brian Graden Media and executive produced by Brian Graden, Dave Mace, Catherine Keithley Lawson, Patrick J. Doody, Michael Gordon and Zach Hsieh. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted and Ryan Bratton, Development Executive, will oversee the series for YouTube Originals.

This series continues YouTube’s commitment to bringing personality and creator-driven content to fans around the world including recent hits such as “Retro Tech,” the Emmy-nominated learning series starring Marques Brownlee, and an intimate docuseries with GRAMMY(R) Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, New York Times best selling author and entrepreneur Alicia Keys. Upcoming projects include a second interactive special with YouTube Creator Markiplier (28.9M Subscribers), a follow-up to his first special “A Heist With Markiplier,” as well as a third installment of “The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast” and the third and final season of “Liza on Demand” starring YouTube’s Liza Koshy.

About Zach ‘ZHC’ Hsieh:

Zach Hsieh, aka ZHC, is an American artist, philanthropist and content creator with over 22.9 million YouTube subscribers. Running one of the largest channels on the internet, Zach has taken the meaning of the word “creator” to another level. Utilizing pencils, paints and inks, Zach creates dazzling designs on just about anything, including: canvases, iPhones and Teslas and has even redesigned entire schools and hospital wings. Originally from San Jose, CA, Zach began filming art tutorials, challenges and vlogs with his girlfriend Michelle. As the popularity of ZHC skyrocketed, Zach began incorporating wild philanthropy into his videos with giveaways and contests like “Customizing Everything In An Apple Store, Then Giving It Away” and “I Customized A Hospital, Then Paid Everyone’s Medical Bills”. Now a staple in the YouTube community, Zach has collabed with industry juggernauts like MrBeast, Charli D’Amelio and Steve Aoki, consistently releasing viral hit after hit. Zach’s eye-popping content is both hilarious and inspiring, making him one of the most beloved family friendly content creators on the planet.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About Brian Graden Media:

Brian Graden Media (BGM) is a production company in Hollywood, CA. From the Emmy Award-winning series Create Together with Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Streamy Award-winning Instant Influencer and Escape the Night, to true crime documentary The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway for Oxygen, Brian Graden Media’s guiding principle is bringing great people with incredible stories to television, selling to over 40 networks including NBC, Netflix, Facebook Watch, E!, CNBC, A&E, Disney Channel, Bravo, Nickelodeon, Peacock, WeTV, and many others.

About Night Media:

Night Media is a multimedia talent management company and creative outpost for the largest creators on the internet. Founded by former sports agent turned digital talent manager, Reed Duchscher, Night Media is known for their groundbreaking entrepreneurial ventures such as MrBeast Burger and the YouTube Originals “Creator Games.”‘ Their roster includes a diverse array of industry juggernauts like MrBeast, ZHC, Preston, Azzyland, Matt Stonie, Moriah Elizabeth, and others, whose viewership garners over 3 Billion views per month. Night Media is known for making a positive impact in the world with their creators donating to charitable endeavors.



YouTube Originals Debuts Season 3 of Hit Comedy “Liza on Demand”





YouTube Originals Debuts Season 3 of Hit Comedy “Liza on Demand”
Episodes will be available for free and released weekly every Wednesday, and YouTube Premium subscribers will soon have access to all episodes to binge.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS DEBUTS SEASON 3 OF HIT COMEDY “LIZA ON DEMAND”

WATCH THE PREMIERE EPISODE TODAY ON LIZA KOSHY’S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL

New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 12pm PT Through November 24

WHAT:

Today, YouTube Originals launched the third and final season of the hit comedy series “Liza on Demand,” starring Liza Koshy. The premiere episode is now available to stream for free on Liza Koshy’s YouTube Channel. Episodes will be available for free and released weekly every Wednesday, and YouTube Premium subscribers will soon have access to all episodes to binge.

“Liza on Demand” follows the comedic misadventures of Liza (Liza Koshy) and her roommates-slash-best-friends, Harlow (Kimiko Glenn, Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, Orange Is the New Black) and Oliver (Travis Coles, David Makes Man), as they wade through the highs and lows of their 20s. In seasons one and two, Liza attempts to make a career working in the gig economy, each week winding up in a different odd job – from DNA sequencing to garage organizing to professional funeral crying (yep, real thing!). Meanwhile, her roommates are dealing with their own burgeoning careers: Oliver in real estate and Harlow as a professional dog Instagrammer/influencer.

The third season offers even more adventures as the trio move into a new apartment on the west side, facing all-new challenges. From conspiracy theories to wellness cults and yet another pandemic, Liza and her friends will try to navigate the insanity that is modern-day life in Los Angeles. The upcoming season is more relevant than ever and stays true to the show themes and winning charm of the “Threeyoncé” and their often confusing but always entertaining journey of being young, single, and clinging to optimism for dear life.

The first episode of the season follows Liza and her roommates as they settle into their new apartment on the west side and find themselves wrapped up in unusual conspiracy theories. Liza avoids her past by questioning the existence of the year 2000, Harlow deals with her eco-messy boyfriend and Oliver discovers an old family secret.

“Liza on Demand” is produced by Above Average, a digital-first entertainment company founded in 2012 by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Liza Koshy, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Can’t Hardly Wait, Josie & The Pussycats and Mary + Jane), and Courtney Carter serve as executive producers on the series, with Sam Childs serving as producer. In addition to executive producing, Koshy again returned as a director for the season’s second episode.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.



YouTube Originals “Kid Correspondent” Spotlights Sustainability with Three All-New Episodes





YouTube Originals “Kid Correspondent” Spotlights Sustainability with Three All-New Episodes Available Now Streaming on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family Channel
The show’s correspondents, Riah and Titus, will be joined by guest “celebrity grown-ups” Sophia Bush, Rainn Wilson and chef Marcus Samuelsson, along with real-world kids making a difference through sustainability.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS “KID CORRESPONDENT” SPOTLIGHTS SUSTAINABILITY WITH THREE ALL-NEW EPISODES AVAILABLE NOW STREAMING ON THE YOUTUBE ORIGINALS FOR KIDS & FAMILY CHANNEL

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE SOPHIA BUSH, RAINN WILSON AND MARCUS SAMUELSSON

WHAT:

A new three-episode block of YouTube Originals “Kid Correspondent” premieres exploring sustainability and how kids around the world can help take care of our planet. Topics include reducing trash (and taking the no-trash challenge), eating sustainably and inspiring kids to act to limit the effects of climate change. The show’s correspondents, Riah and Titus, will be joined by guest “celebrity grown-ups” Sophia Bush, Rainn WIlson and chef Marcus Samuelsson, along with real-world kids making a difference through sustainability. Messages were developed in partnership with World’s Largest Lesson, and focus on offering young viewers practical tips for protecting the environment. All three episodes are free-to-stream today on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family and the SoulPancake channels. “Kid Correspondent” will also be available through the YouTube Kids app.

Each of the new episodes helps kids answer a big question they might have about sustainability:

· The No-Trash Challenge: Trash is piling up and destroying the environment! In this episode, Riah and Titus look at what we can do to stop it, while Daring Reporter Jack dares Maya, Ava and Viviona to take the No-Trash Challenge. Will they succeed? Special guest grown-up Sophia Bush stops by to talk about how reusable items are one of the ways out of this mess and how there’s no trash in nature. So pick up that trash!

· Which Snack Is Best For The Planet?: Did you know that the snacks we eat can affect the entire climate? That’s why Riah and Titus are checking out how making better food choices can help save everyone. Out in the field, Jack and Rosie compete to make the best smoothie for the planet in the Great Earth Shake-Off. Plus special guest grown-up Chef Marcus Samuelsson stops by to encourage us all to become food detectives and to research which foods are better for the environment.

· What’s Climate Change and What Can Kids Do About It?: In this episode, Riah and Titus investigate what real kids are doing to help the planet. Special guest grown-up Rainn Wilson drops by to help explain the science of climate change, while Viviona sets out to break the neighborhood record for most trees planted (while wearing a silly hat!). Find out how all two billion kids in the world can work together to help the Earth heal.

“Kid Correspondent” is produced by SoulPancake, a division of Participant. Participant is the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social action. Executive Producers are Julie Merson, Jenny Kubo, Brad Montague and Golriz Lucina. Brian Clark and Amy DePaola are co-executive producers. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. Daniel Haack oversees “Kid Correspondent” for YouTube Originals.

Watch the Sustainability “Kid Correspondent” Episodes Trash Talk, Food Fight and Climate Change

# # #

About You Tube Kids & Family Originals:

“Kid Correspondent,” is the latest addition to an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning “Lockdown,” and recent hits such as “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” “BookTube Jr.” “The Workout Badges,” “Growing with Lottie Dottie,””Break the Record,” “Super Sema,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About SoulPancake:

SoulPancake, a division of Participant, is a content studio that inspires and connects audiences across digital platforms, television and OTT, live events, and branded entertainment. One of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Video,” SoulPancake has more than 1 billion video views across its digital platforms and has won 16 Webby Awards, four Streamy Awards, and two Emmys. SoulPancake’s positive content has attracted global brands and media partners such as AARP, Allstate, Coca-Cola, GE, Google, Microsoft, Sprint, T-Mobile, the United Nations, Visa, and more. Find us online at www.soulpancake.com or on social via @SoulPancake.

About Participant:

Founded by Chairman Jeff Skoll and under the leadership of CEO David Linde, Participant (www.participant.com) combines the power of a good story well told with real world impact and awareness around today’s most vital issues. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing the well over 2 billion consumers compelled to make meaningful content a priority focus. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 30 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake. Participant’s more than 140 films have collectively earned 82 Academy Award(R) nominations and 21 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Green Book, and Best Foreign Language Films for Roma and A Fantastic Woman and Best Documentaries for American Factory, CITIZENFOUR, The Cove and An Inconvenient Truth. Follow Participant on Twitter (@Participant) and on Facebook and Instagram.



Vice President Kamala Harris Kicks Off World Space Week with New YouTube Originals Special





Vice President Kamala Harris Kicks Off World Space Week with New YouTube Originals Special “Get Curious with Vice President Harris”
“Get Curious with Vice President Harris” will launch October 7 at 6am PT / 9am ET, on the NASA YouTube Channel and the YouTube Kids app.
[via press release from YouTube]
VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS KICKS OFF WORLD SPACE WEEK WITH NEW YOUTUBE ORIGINALS SPECIAL “GET CURIOUS WITH VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS”

GLOBAL PLATFORM CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO KIDS AND FAMILY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING WITH NEW SPECIAL LAUNCHING OCTOBER 7 ON THE NASA OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND THE YOUTUBE KIDS APP

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 5, 2021 — Kicking off World Space Week, YouTube Originals today announced “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” a new special encouraging children to “get curious” about space. This once-in-a-lifetime event follows a group of lucky kids as they meet Vice President Kamala Harris, go on a scavenger hunt with clues delivered by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough from the International Space Station, and get unprecedented exclusive access to the United States Naval Observatory. “Get Curious with Vice President Harris” will launch October 7 at 6am PT / 9am ET, on the NASA YouTube Channel and the YouTube Kids app.

“My mom was a scientist. She would take us to the lab with her on the weekends and after school because she had to work long hours,” said Vice President Harris to a group of kids in the special. “I just love the idea of exploring the unknown. We’re going to learn so much as we increasingly are curious and interested in the potential for the discoveries and the work we can do in space. That’s one of the things I’m most excited about.”

“We are over the moon to be working with Vice President Harris on this exciting special that encourages kids to ask questions and explore space,” said Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. “Upholding our commitment to inspiring kids’ interests and learning, this special delivers quality, educational programming to our young viewers around the globe — and it’s pretty cool to have the Vice President of the United States and astronaut Shane Kimbrough help us do it.”

In “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” our kid explorers visit the Naval Observatory – where the Vice President lives – and meet with Vice President Harris to discuss her role as Vice President and head of the National Space Council as well as the wonders of space. The students are sent on a journey around the observatory; at each stop they receive a new clue from NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough that helps them find a puzzle piece. They continue to discover new puzzle pieces until they have all the tools needed for a DIY telescope. The kids and viewers at home will learn a little about the Vice President and her passion for science, how the Naval Observatory determines and precisely measures the time for the country, and how to make their own simple telescope to look at the stars. Through this out of this world experience, kids will discover all the cool things you can uncover if you just ‘get curious!’

As the head of the National Space Council, Vice President Harris is committed to advancing STEM education and inspiring our nation’s children to explore the world around them. The Council, in addition to promoting STEM, will focus its efforts on ensuring that people benefit from space activities that advance our scientific understanding of the Earth and the Universe, enable our national security, and create economic opportunities.

“Get Curious with Vice President Harris” is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. Lauren Vrazilek and Laurel Stier oversee the special for YouTube Originals.

About You Tube Kids & Family Originals:

“Get Curious with Vice President Harris” is the latest addition to an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning “Lockdown,” and recent hits such as “BookTube Jr.” “The Workout Badges,” “Growing with Lottie Dottie,” “Kid Correspondent,” “Break the Record,” “Super Sema,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About Sinking Ship Entertainment:

Named as the number one Kids’ Entertainment Production Company on Kidscreen’s Hot50 list in 2020, Sinking Ship Entertainment is a globally renowned and industry leading Production, Distribution, VFX and Interactive studio specializing in children’s and family content. Since its founding in 2004, Sinking Ship has won 24 Daytime Emmy(R) awards, including series wins for Ghostwriter (Apple TV+), Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (Nickelodeon), Odd Squad (PBS Kids), and Giver (ION) and was named the Most Innovative Producer at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival. With a global reputation for quality, ground breaking original series and companion interactive experiences, Sinking Ship has produced more than 17 series and distributed to more than 200 countries across the world. Upcoming projects include the third season of the worldwide success, Odd Squad, Builder Brothers Dream Factory, in partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment and the highly anticipated series, Jane, co-produced with the Jane Goodall Institute. For more information, visit our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



YouTube Originals to Premiere Season 3 Of Hit Comedy “Liza on Demand” on October 13





YouTube Originals to Premiere Season 3 Of Hit Comedy “Liza on Demand” on October 13
Episodes will be available for free and released weekly every Wednesday, and YouTube Premium subscribers will have access to all episodes to binge on launch day.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS TO PREMIERE SEASON 3 OF HIT COMEDY “LIZA ON DEMAND” ON OCTOBER 13


LOS ANGELES, CA, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 — Today, YouTube Originals unveiled the official trailer for the third and final season of the hit comedy series “Liza on Demand,” starring Liza Koshy. Premiering October 13 on Liza Koshy’s YouTube Channel, season 3 follows Liza and her best friends (and roomies) Harlow and Oliver as they try their best to level up into adulthood and figure out what’s next in their careers and relationships. Episodes will be available for free and released weekly every Wednesday, and YouTube Premium subscribers will have access to all episodes to binge on launch day.

“Liza on Demand” follows the comedic misadventures of Liza (Liza Koshy) and her roommates-slash-best-friends, Harlow (Kimiko Glenn, Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, Orange Is the New Black) and Oliver (Travis Coles, David Makes Man), as they wade through the highs and lows of their 20s. In seasons one and two, Liza attempts to make a career working in the gig economy, each week winding up in a different odd job – from DNA sequencing to garage organizing to professional funeral crying (yep, real thing!). Meanwhile, her roommates are dealing with their own burgeoning careers: Oliver in real estate and Harlow as a professional dog Instagrammer/influencer.

The third season offers even more adventures as the trio move into a new apartment on the west side, facing all-new challenges. From conspiracy theories to wellness cults and yet another pandemic, Liza and her friends will try to navigate the insanity that is modern-day life in Los Angeles. The upcoming season is more relevant than ever and stays true to the show themes and winning charm of the “Threeyoncé” and their often confusing but always entertaining journey of being young, single, and clinging to optimism for dear life.

“Liza on Demand” is produced by Above Average, a digital-first entertainment company founded in 2012 by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Liza Koshy, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Can’t Hardly Wait, Josie & The Pussycats and Mary + Jane), and Courtney Carter serve as executive producers on the series, with Sam Childs serving as producer. In addition to executive producing, Koshy again returned as a director for the season’s second episode.

To get fans excited for the chaotic events that lie ahead, all episodes of the first season and second season are available to watch now for free.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.



New Multi-Hour Special “Dear Earth” Kicks Off YouTube Originals’ October Sustainability Slate





New Multi-Hour Special “Dear Earth” Kicks Off YouTube Originals’ October Sustainability Slate
During today’s TCA session, Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s Global Head of Original Content, announced “Dear Earth,” a global, multi-hour celebration of the planet featuring a wide-range of global leaders.
[via press release from YouTube]
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, BLACKPINK, DESMOND TUTU, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, SUNDAR PICHAI, THE MUPPETS AND MANY MORE HEADLINE NEW MULTI-HOUR SPECIAL “DEAR EARTH” KICKING OFF YOUTUBE ORIGINALS’ OCTOBER SUSTAINABILITY SLATE — ANNOUNCED TODAY AT SUMMER TCA PRESS TOUR 2021

YOUTUBE ORIGINALS ACQUIRES GLOBAL RIGHTS TO TOM PETTY FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY; GREENLIGHTS “TAB TIME” STARRING TABITHA BROWN AND COMPETITION COMEDY SERIES “COPY THAT!”; AND ORDERS THIRD INSTALLMENT FOR ONE OF YOUTUBE ORIGINALS’ MOST VIEWED LIVE EVENTS “THE CREATOR GAMES PRESENTED BY MRBEAST”

“SUPREME MODELS” FROM YOUTUBE BLACK VOICES FUND FURTHER ELEVATES COMPANY’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSE ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 23, 2021 — YouTube Originals announced new and returning original programming and presented panels on two upcoming series launching soon: “Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories,” an intimate performance docuseries about the celebrated artist, and from the YouTube Black Voices Fund, “The Outsiders?,” a new docuseries produced and directed by Simon Frederick (“Black Is The New Black”) at today’s Television Critics Association’s (TCA) 2021 Summer Press Tour session. The new slate reaffirms the global platform’s pledge to provide viewers across the globe with content that taps into today’s most important timely conversations and zeitgeist moments – all while spotlighting inspiring YouTube creators, music artists, and public figures who share authentic stories centered on music, personalities, learning and families.

During today’s TCA session, Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s Global Head of Original Content, announced “Dear Earth,” a global, multi-hour celebration of the planet featuring a wide-range of global leaders like President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu and CEO of Google and Alphabet Sundar Pichai, celebrities, musicians and performers including Anitta, Billie Eilish, BLACKPINK, Jaden Smith, Lil Dicky + GaTa, Marsai Martin, The Muppets, Tinashe, and SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as YouTube creators AsapSCIENCE, Brave Wilderness, Bretman Rock, Dream, Jack Harries, Odd1sOut, Physics Girl and ZHC. Following the format of last year’s impactful “Dear Class of 2020,” “Dear Earth” premieres October 23 and kicks off YouTube Originals October programming focused on Sustainability.

Among the other key announcements: a new feature length documentary “Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers” offering a personal look into making his most celebrated album Wildflowers; “Tab Time” a new preschool series with Tabitha Brown focused on themes such as gratitude, mindfulness, service, community and culture; “Supreme Models” showing the importance of Black models, fashion designers, and editors, and their impact on fashion and society; two additional sustainability projects, “Signals,” a live-action and animation hybrid that tells the abridged story of the planet’s relationship with plastics, and “Climate Games,” a two-part special that features content creators and elite athletes delivering key climate messages with spectacular challenges; “Copy That!” a competition comedy series where four star YouTube creators compete against each other outside of their comfort zones; and “The Creator Games 3 Presented By MrBeast” where MrBeast returns for the third installment of his record-breaking event featuring YouTube creators competing in a set of challenges to win $500,000.

More information on YouTube Originals’ new projects announced today at the 2021 TCA Summer Press Tour include:

“Dear Earth” – Premieres October 23 –

In the lead up to the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP 26), “Dear Earth” kicks off a series of sustainability-themed YouTube Originals programming with a multi-hour, global celebration of the planet. Featuring inspirational keynote addresses, musical performances, special appearances and comedic shorts “Dear Earth” will address sustainability challenges the world faces and offer solutions that can be adopted to inspire change. A wide-range of global leaders, celebrities, musicians, and creators will join the special event to help educate, inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, fairer existence for the planet we inhabit. “Dear Earth” is produced by Done + Dusted, Strong Brew and Silverback Films.

“Climate Games” – Premieres October 23

“Climate Games” follows content creators and elite athletes over two special episodes as they undertake spectacular challenges designed to deliver a key climate message. Skier JT Holmes and creator Psychics Girl team up to measure how quickly the ice is melting on the snowy mountains of British Columbia, and world champion BMX rider Danny Mcaskill is given free reign at a renewable energy factory where he attempts a series of tricks designed to demonstrate the percentage of the world’s energy that currently comes from renewable sources. “Climate Game” is a Studio Silverback Production with Executive Producers Colin Butfield & Jonnie Hughes, and series producer Ben Duncan.

“Signals” – Premieres October 28

“Signals” is the abridged story of our relationship with plastic – from the origins and lifecycle of a plastic bottle to the myths of recycling. A live-action and animation mash-up, told through a series of chapters, “Signals” is a call to action for the internet age. Produced by artists and activists from around the world (Japan, Hawaii and the United States, South Africa, Indonesia, Netherlands, Germany, and more), each chapter also takes on a different format – from stop-motion animation to photorealistic CG to live-action comedy. “Signals” stars Bretman Rock as a plastic bottle and is created by Mackenzie Sheppard (Cannes Young Director Award winner) and Kaz Firpo (Eternals), who co-produced with Airi Yamawaki.

“Copy That!” – Premieres November 8

In this five-part competition comedy series, four star YouTube creators each with a different, incredible skill, will step out of their comfort zones and attempt to copy their fellow creators’ area of expertise. Sofie Dossi (6.21M subscribers), Lisette aka Luhhsetty (3.15M subscribers), Rosanna Pansino (13M subscribers) and Preston (17.9M subscribers) will demo their gaming, cooking, dancing, or beauty and makeup mastery in a blur of action and charisma… and then, it is up to the other star creators to COPY THAT! and nail their own version. Whether it be a delectable crêpe cake, make-up demos, or jaw dropping dance routines… the other star creators will be in over their heads trying to create their own magic in a space they know little about. “Copy That!” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Charles Wachter.

“Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers” – Premieres Later This Year – Watch a First Look HERE

“Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free” offers a unique take on the Petty legacy, diving deep into a condensed period of creativity and freedom for the legendary rock star. Capturing the period of 1993-1995, during which he created his seminal and most emotionally raw album Wildflowers, the unvarnished look at Petty features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film as well as new interviews with album co-producers Rick Rubin and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, along with original Heartbreaker Benmont Tench. Director Mary Wharton illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and emotional look at an enigmatic icon with archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour, and at home with his family, providing a view of Tom Petty as he has never been seen before. The film first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival’s Audience Award, and will see its theatrical release on October 20 (Tom’s birthday) for a one-night global celebration via Trafalgar Releasing, with encore screenings in select cinemas on October 21. “Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers” is produced by Peter Afterman with executive producers Dan Braun, Mary Wharton and Adria Petty and presented by Inaudible Films, Warner Music Entertainment (Warner Music Group’s TV and Film division), and Warner Records.

“Tab Time” – Premieres Later This Year

“Tab Time” is a preschool series starring Tabitha Brown, an actress and vegan foodie who has become one of the most visible social media personalities today. Tabitha or “Ms. Tab” as the kids call her, taps into her natural capabilities as a cook, story teller, mom and motivational leader, to teach children how to live their best life. Through themes such as gratitude, mindfulness, service, community, and culture, Tabitha keeps topics engaging and dynamic. “Tab Time” fosters a fun and inviting environment where kids are encouraged to realize their own abilities and potential. The series is produced by Kids at Play and Scale Productions, and is directed by Henry Saine with Lorien McKenna as showrunner. “Tab Time” will launch on the Tabitha Brown YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app.

“Supreme Models” – Premieres Fall 2022

Inspired by Marcellus Reynolds’s revelatory book Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion, this six-part limited series from R.J. Cutler’s This Machine and supermodel Iman, will pay tribute to the Black women who broke down barriers and transformed the fashion and beauty industries. Executive Produced by Cutler (“The September Issue”), Iman, Jane Cha Cutler (“Project Runway”), Douglas Keeve (“Unzipped”), Rolake Bamgbose (“The Day Sports Stood Still”), and Donny Jackson (“United Shades of America”), the series will feature personal stories from industry legends who will illuminate and celebrate the fight for representation for models and the astounding creativity and vision of some of the most celebrated Black designers, fashion editors, and entrepreneurs of the last several decades. In its look back to critical moments of impact in the past, the new series will expose how these beautiful trailblazers challenged and overcame multiple systems of racial oppression and sexism. This dramatic, emotional and visually stunning series is an insider glimpse at how, with the consummate grace and power of a strut down the runway, these superstars became household names and idols for a new generation of Black women. “Supreme Models” will be executive produced for This Machine (an Industrial Media Company) by Trevor Smith.

Other upcoming projects highlighted at TCA include:

“BookTube Jr.” – Premieres September 24 – Watch the official trailer HERE

Building on the success of “BookTube,” where viewers saw the world’s biggest authors (President Obama, Michelle Obama, Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood) come together to discuss their books, “BookTube Jr.” will feature the biggest children’s book authors including Max Greenfield, Joanna Ho, Dr. Ibram x. Kendi, Jon Klassen, Avery Monsen, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Todd Parr and Marcus Smith II, who will talk about their books and their process. The authors will hear kids’ questions about their books and aim to inspire the younger generation to continue their exploration of the author off screen. “BookTube Jr.” will launch on YouTube Originals for Kids and Family and the YouTube Kids app.

“I Promise” – Premieres September 28 – Watch the official trailer HERE

This feature-length documentary tells the story of LeBron James’ efforts to close the achievement gap in his hometown of Akron, Ohio through the eyes of the inspiring students who are resetting expectations of their futures. The film explores the day-to-day trials, triumphs, and life-changing impact of the school staff, students and families working together in a unique, family-first educational environment that embraces the trauma and challenges many face in Akron. The documentary is directed by award-winning filmmaker, Marc Levin who will also serve as executive producer alongside Jamal Henderson, Philip Byron, Nicholas Lopez, Daniel B. Levin, Catherine Cyr, and Josh Gold. LeBron James and Maverick Carter will serve as executive producers on the documentary with their empowerment-led media conglomerate The SpringHill Company.

“Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories” – Premieres September 30 – Watch the official trailer HERE

While ramping up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Songs in A Minor and heading into the studio to record her 8th and most personal record to date, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, and author Alicia Keys invites her fans to peer into her world like never before. In partnership with Westbrook Media, Keys serves up “Noted,” a four-part, intimate performance docuseries comprised of breathtaking visual displays of introspection. Informed by life defining memories and meaningful conversations with loved ones, Alicia will bring you into a whole new experience combining the documentary and performance worlds in a way you’ve never quite before seen. “Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories” is produced by Alicia Keys and directed by TT The Artist. The series is produced by Jason Bergh and Westbrook Media’s Lukas Kaiser, Brad Haugen and Jae Trevits.

“The Outsiders?” – Premieres October 4 – Watch the official trailer HERE

This new six-part docuseries from visionary filmmaker and photographer Simon Frederick brings to life the Black experience through stories and personal anecdotes of a seminal cast of young Black actors, musicians, creators, artists, and personalities that are shaping popular culture as we know it. “The Outsiders?” challenges notions that anti-Black sentiment is a national or regional issue, weaving the cast’s experiences into a cohesive set of themes that underscore the universal nature of what it means to be Black around the world. The cast’s revealing truths and untold stories are tragic, thought-provoking, and inspiring. From the YouTube Black Voices fund, “The Outsiders?” premieres globally on October 4.

“Onyx Family Dinner” – Premieres October 20

This new series gathers the multi-generational family from the well known Onyx Family YouTube channel, for plenty of fun and open conversations about life and what’s going on in the world over dinner. Weekly dinner guests broaden the conversation with different perspectives, thought provoking stories, subject matter expertise and valuable insights. “Onyx Family Dinner” is Produced by Pocket.watch in association with Shine Global and executive produced by Keith Brown, Albie Hecht, the Onyx Family and Chris M.Williams.

Will Smith’s “Best Shape of My Life” – Five-Day Event Premieres November 8

This emotionally packed six-part unscripted series from Westbrook Media and YouTube Originals peels back the curtain on what makes Will Smith truly tick as he is pushed to his limits physically, mentally, and emotionally. What starts as a docu-follow about Will’s desire to go from the “worst shape” of his life to a new movie star body evolved into a deeper, darker and more profound journey into Will’s psyche. With “Best Shape of My Life,” Will finds himself questioning the very behaviors that have led to his success – and ultimately it’s on this search where his healing can begin. The series is co-showrun by Westbrook’s Lukas Kaiser (The Fresh Prince Reunion) and co-showrun and directed by Dexton Deboree, the visionary creative behind Unbanned and Promiseland. This marks Will Smith’s second project with YouTube Originals. In his first, “Will Smith: The Jump,” he accepted the ultimate challenge to bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on his 50th birthday for charity in 2018, resulting in nearly 18M views in the first 48 hours.

“Home Courts” – Premieres Later This Year

In this special, rapper and basketball lover Quavo explores the city of Atlanta through the lens of famous local streetball courts. With the help of local athletes and celebrities who call this city home, viewers will learn about the role basketball courts play for local communities at large, important historical moments centered there, and the little-known stories of the players who left this little swath of asphalt to go pro. “Home Courts” is based on a Quavo original idea and produced by Critical Content, with Tom Forman, Jenny Daly, Quavo, and Brian Sher serving as Executive Producers.

“Bear Witness, Take Action” – New Installment Premieres Later This Year

A third installment of “Bear Witness, Take Action,” will focus on issues and stories as seen through notable Black creators’ perspectives, with bespoke content pieces that take a deeper dive into the conversation of equity and racial justice as seen through the lens of the creators’ own experiences. The first two installments of “Bear Witness, Take Action” premiered in 2020, and the special was the first project to come from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund dedicated to amplifying and developing the voices of Black creators and artists and their stories. “Bear Witness, Take Action 3” is produced by Hoorae Media and Fly On The Wall.

“Instant Influencer with ZHC” – Premieres Fall 2021

Hosted by YouTube creator and art influencer ZHC, “Instant Influencer with ZHC” brings 10 artists together to test their creativity through a variety of challenges. From YouTube creator collaborations to customization endurance challenges, viewers will see who has what it takes to be the last artist standing. The eight episode series will see ZHC crown one up-and-coming Art creator as the winner of Instant Influencer and take home the $100,000 cash prize.

“Liza On Demand” Season 3 – Premieres Fall 2021

“Liza on Demand” follows the comedic misadventures of Liza (Liza Koshy) and her roommates-slash-best-friends, Harlow (Kimiko Glenn) and Oliver (Travis Coles), as they wade through the highs and lows of their 20s. In Seasons 1 and 2, Liza attempts to make a career working in the gig economy, each week winding up in a different odd job – from DNA sequencing to garage organizing to professional funeral crying (yep, real thing!). Meanwhile, her roommates are dealing with their own burgeoning careers: Oliver in real estate and Harlow as a professional dog Instagrammer/influencer. Season 3 finds our trio with a new apartment on the west side, and facing newer challenges from conspiracy theories to wellness cults to yet another pandemic, Liza and her friends will try to navigate the insanity that is modern-day life in Los Angeles.

“The Creator Games 3 Presented By MrBeast” – Premieres December 2021

MrBeast returns for the third installment of “The Creator Games” with 15 YouTube creators competing in a set of challenges to win $500,000. Winners of each first-round challenge will advance to the second round of the two-part series, where the top 10 creators will compete in a Hide and Seek challenge with the last one found winning the prize.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals and Alex Piper serves as Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.



Video: “The Outsiders?” – Official Trailer





Video: “The Outsiders?” – Official Trailer
From director and photographer Simon Frederick, comes the next installment in his portrait documentaries, untold stories of young Black visionaries shaping our future.
[via press release from YouTube]
The Outsiders? | Official Trailer

From director and photographer Simon Frederick, comes the next installment in his portrait documentaries, untold stories of young Black visionaries shaping our future. In raw, real, and deeply personal conversations, you’ll hear 41 creators, musicians, artists, authors, athletes and more discuss topics like equality, structural gaslighting, and social media.

Guests include, Mo Gilligan, Phillip Youmans, Munya Chawawa, Alex Scott, Fenn O’Meally, Niko Omilana, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Elladj Balde, Alicia Garza, Jidenna, Campbell Addy, Eunice Olumide, Ncuti Gatwa, George The Poet, Candice Braithwaite, Kailand Morris, Shaun Ross, Clara Amfo, Amanda Seales, Sophie Duker, Jidenna, Taylor Richardson, Jamal Edwards, MNEK, Chanel Ambrose, Tinashe, Suli Breaks, and Julie Adenuga.



YouTube Originals Kids & Family Premieres New Fitness Series “The Workout Badges”





YouTube Originals Kids & Family Premieres New Fitness Series “The Workout Badges” with Hey Duggee & Joe Wicks
13 new episodes will roll-out weekdays beginning September 22.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS KIDS & FAMILY PREMIERES NEW FITNESS SERIES “THE WORKOUT BADGES” WITH HEY DUGGEE & JOE WICKS

TUNE-IN TODAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 8AM PT/11AM ET ON THE BODY COACH TV’S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND THE YOUTUBE KIDS APP

NEW EPISODES ROLL OUT WEEKDAYS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 22

WHAT:

Today YouTube Originals premieres “The Workout Badges,” the new fitness series for preschoolers that combines the live action of “The Body Coach” Joe Wicks, with the educational animated series Hey Duggee. The newest adventures of this free-to-stream series are available today, Wednesday, September 22 at 8AM,PT/11AM,ET exclusively on The Body Coach TV’s official YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app. 13 new episodes will roll-out weekdays beginning September 22.

YouTube’s favorite exercise coach, Joe Wicks, of the popular The Body Coach TV and Hey Duggee join forces In the most exciting blend of animation and live action. Together, they lead a series of short, energetic workouts teaching kids the importance of physical exercise. There’s lots to explore and learn along the way as the squirrels and children get their hearts pumping and their energy flowing in the hope of earning a coveted Workout Badge.

During the show, Joe and Hey Duggee encourage their young audience to join them in different exercise routines. Each instructional video is guided by Joe and a group of school kids that “interact” with Hey Duggee animation. The show features animation of Hey Duggee characters responding to, and copying the exercise moves.

Joe Wicks’ at-home workout series “PE With Joe” entertained and kept millions of families active during the COVID-19 lockdowns and topped YouTube’s list of most popular UK content in 2020.

“The Workout Badges” is produced by BBC Studios. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. Craig Hunter, Global Head of Preschool, oversees “The Workout Badges” for YouTube Originals.

About You Tube Kids & Family Originals:

“The Workout Badges” is the latest series from an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning “Lockdown,” and recent hits such as “Kid Correspondent,” “Break the Record,” “Super Sema,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.