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YouTube Originals docuseries 'Defying Gravity' wins PGA Award for outstanding sports program
The Producers Guild of America’s 32nd annual PGA Awards ceremony is getting underway tonight, one of the bellwethers of the Oscar season. The virtual ceremony will hand out honors recognizing the year’s best in producing across film, TV and documentaries, kicking off with opening remarks from Tracee Ellis Ross.
'While Black' Nominated for Best Short Form Series at Critics' Choice Awards
Ours and Snapchat's unscripted social commentary series While Black with MK Asante, has just been nominated for the Critics' Choice Award for Best Short Form Series. Critics Choice Real TV Awards winners will be announced via a press release on Monday, June 29.
Top Elf will bring seven kids with exception design and building skills to the North Pole for a series of holiday-themed challenges. The participants will compete to have their wish lists fulfilled - not for themselves, but for members of their communities.
All3Media America's Main Event Media has teamed up w/ Audioboom to launch an original podcast division and has prepared a slate of projects including TrumpMania and a series featuring Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin.
“In 2019, mobile will surpass television in time spent for U.S. adults. This transformation is creating massive new opportunities,” said Sean Mills, Snap senior director of content, during the keynote. “But realizing this potential is not as simple as repurposing old content for new screens. Mobile storytelling has to be different because the way we use our phones is so different.”
Jimmy Fox takes the hot seat in latest edition of “Unscripted and Unprepared”
As founder & president of Main Event Media, a production company within the All3Media global family, Fox is the executive producer and co-creator of CNN’s Emmy-winning series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He has worked with the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bear Grylls, Martin Sheen, Sofia Vergara, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and the “Mob Wives” among other celebrities.
From producer Jimmy Fox and director Neil Berkeley, the six-part docuseries will follow New Faces showcase hopefuls. The Montreal festival will be the subject of a six-part docuseries for Amazon from producer Jimmy Fox and director Neil Berkeley (Harmontown). Described as "Hard Knocks for standup comedy," the untitled series will follow up-and-coming comedians in New York and Los Angeles as they compete for the New Faces showcase, the segment of the fest that has given way to major comedic talent, including Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani and Jimmy Fallon.
JIMMY FOX LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY BACKED BY ALL3MEDIA AMERICA
Emmy-nominated producer Jimmy Fox (United Shades of America), EVP of Objective Media Group America, has launched his own company, Main Street Media. The new outfit, which will produce both scripted and unscripted fare, will be based in Los Angeles and will sit under the All3Media America banner as part of All3Media’s Objective Media Group, where Fox has spent the last three years running the group’s U.S. operations. Main Event be All3Media America’s 21st production company, joining the likes of Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions, Studio Ramsay and Studio Lambert Associates.
"UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA" LANDS SEASON 2 ORDER FROM CNN
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell is returning for a second season. Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered, to debut next spring. In its first season, the series was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Chrissy Teigen Attached to Food Game Show ‘Eye Candy’ at Quibi
Based on the popular Japanese game show format “Sokkuri Sweets,” the series features teams of celebrities and civilians attempting to identify edible creations designed to look like everyday, ordinary objects. The objective is to distinguish the edible creations from the not-so-edible objects; the real from the cake. Once the contestants make their choice, they must take take a bite so see if they’re right.
Set in the North Pole, talented kid ‘elf-testants’ are paired with Santa’s elves in a series of physical challenges as they compete for the title of Top Elf and a wishlist of prizes for their community. Series is hosted by Santa with visiting celebrity guests as judges.
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell Nominated for 2 Emmys!
Our CNN original show United Shades of America w/ W. Kamau Bell has been nominated for 2 Emmys! Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program & Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program!
AMAZON'S INSIDE JOKES: AN EXCEPTIONAL REALITY SERIES
Inside Jokes is easy to recommend: though its central action takes place in dim comedy clubs, it’s a bright and a nimble show that slides from one person’s life to the next, and is full of life and laughs.
“As we continue to expand our scripted slate and move into original podcast production – these are the women who will guide the company’s next chapter. I feel like Sandra Bullock assembling the Ocean’s 8 squad.”
CNN'S "UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA" SNAGS AN EMMY NOMINATION
Networks like CNN often rack up news and documentary Emmy nominations. But this year, CNN has been nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. CNN earned its fourth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. CNN also garnered its first-ever nomination in the “Exceptional Merit” category for Documentary Filmmaking for The Hunting Ground. United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, which is in its first season, for its first nomination.
'Punky Brewster' Sequel Gets Series Order at Peacock
Peacock, NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, has ordered a 10-episode first season of Punky Brewster, with original series star Soleil Moon Frye set to reprise her role as the titular character who became a pop culture staple of the 1980s.
PUNKY BREWSTER Reboot Starring Soleil Moon Frye in Works
Another classic sitcom is eyeing a return with its original star! Soleil Moon Frye is set to reprise her role as the titular character that became a pop culture icon of the 1980s. Main Event Media will serve as executive producer.
Snapchat maker Snap is getting ready to unleash 10 new shows on its audience: The company used its first-ever Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles Thursday to announce new original content, ranging from unscripted daily entertainment news to scripted shows starring zombies, sneaker culture and teenage angst.
THE REDEMPTION PROJECT, UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA to Premiere on CNN 4/28
Original Series that follows CNN United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, produced by Main Event Media and All3Media America, is an eight-part Emmy Award-winning sociopolitical comedian Bell as he explores communities across the country to understand the unique challenges they face.
UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA W/ W. KAMAU BELL WINS 2 CREATIVE ARTS EMMY
United Shades of America w/ W. Kamau Bell on CNN won 2 Emmys at this years Creative Arts Emmys. The categories won were Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program,
The 30-year-old unsolved murder of 7-year-old Michelle Norris is getting a fresh look on Investigation Discovery’s “Breaking Homicide.” Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes the show’s hosts, police Sgt. Derrick Levasseur and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie, along with Michelle’s mother, Julie Norris.
SPIKE ANNOUNCES "IT WAS HIM: THE MANY MURDERS OF ED EDWARDS."
What would you do if an ancestry search revealed that your grandfather might be one of the most heinous serial killers of all time? For Wayne Wolfe, a shocking discovery made less than a year ago connected his family tree to deceased, convicted killer Ed Edwards. Now, with the help of Spike TV, Objective Media Group, and investigator John Cameron, Wolfe will attempt to shed light on his family history and seek closure for his father.