Thursday, April 21, 2016

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND GROUPEES UNITE FOR ALL-NEW
"DYNAMITE FANTASY FEATURING A GAME OF THRONES"
DIGITAL COMICS BUNDLE

OVER 30 DIGITAL COMICS TO READ AND ENJOY!



April 21, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host the all-new "Dynamite Fantasy Featuring A Game of Thrones" comic book bundle promotion, allowing fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 30 digital Dynamite comics with "Pay What You Want" purchasing power. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry's most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion begins today, Thursday, April 21st, and runs through Wednesday, May 4th. The promotion is at the following website location: https://groupees.com/gameofthrones.

Through the Groupees program, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide, with a minimum contribution of $5.00. The full retail value of this bundle's digital content -- including work from such fan-favorite fantasy creators as George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones), Sam Raimi (Army of Darkness), Marguerite Bennett (Red Sonja), Ron Marz (John Carter: Warlord of Mars), and more -- would be over $65.00 if purchased individually, but the Groupees "Pay What You Want" model allows Swords-and-Sorcery enthusiasts to pick up high-quality stories for a fraction of that price.

The "Dynamite Fantasy Featuring A Game of Thrones" bundle includes the following digital comic books:

  • Adventures of Red Sonja #1-7, by Bruce Jones, Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, Esteban Maroto, Dick Giordano, and Frank Thorne
  • Army of Darkness: The Movie Adaptation #1-3, by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and John Bolton
  • Blood Queen #1-6, by Troy Brownfield and Fritz Casas
  • A Game Of Thrones #3-4, by George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham, and Tommy Patterson
  • John Carter: Warlord of Mars #7-14, by Ron Marz, Ian Edgington, and Ariel Medel
  • Pathfinder: Origins #1-3, by Erik Mona, James L. Sutter, F. Wesley Schneider, Tom Garcia, and Kevin Stokes
  • Red Sonja (Vol. 3) #1-2, by Marguerite Bennett and Aneke

"Groupees has been an exceptional partner since our first-ever bundle offering in March of last year, and the fine folks here at Dynamite are proud to continue bringing first-class digital entertainment to the Groupees customer base through their innovative bundle program," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "The new 'Dynamite Fantasy Featuring A Game of Thrones' bundle is loaded to bear with fantasy fare -- swashbuckling She-Devils, House Stark warriors, blood-bathing witches, Green Men of Mars, roleplaying game icons, and so much more. With Groupees' $5.00-minimum, 'Pay What You Want' model, hours and hours' worth of Swords-and-Sorcery enjoyment can be had by all, for a value price. This is a phenomenal bundle that will reward existing fans and introduce them to new series, as well as bring new fans into the comics market - a win/win for all!"

"We love working with Dynamite and offering their great comic reads to our users," says Thomas Brooke, CEO of Groupees. "Dynamite understands what these promotions are all about, engaging with the community, generating goodwill, and expanding the universe of comic fandom. As with our four previous promotions, this IS another 'dynamite' bundle of digital comics, and we're proud to be offering this exclusive promotion in support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund."

Part of the proceeds from the "Dynamite Fantasy Featuring A Game of Thrones" bundle will contribute to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

Fans and curious newcomers are encouraged to visit the Groupees website beginning today to take advantage of the "Dynamite Fantasy Featuring A Game of Thrones" bundle, specifically at the web address https://groupees.com/gameofthrones.




About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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About Groupees LLC:

Groupees offers at its website, groupees.com, "Pay What You Want" bundle promotions featuring video games, music, comics, ebooks, and films. Groupees has processed over 1,500,000 bundle purchases over the past three years.
IMAGE COMICS AT BEA/BOOKCON 2016
 
Image Comics is pleased to return to Book Expo America and BookCon this year, from Wednesday, May 11 through Saturday, May 14.

Image First Compendiums will be available free of charge at the Image Comics booth (#2134) during BEA. Stop by to pick up the first chapters of our best-selling series—and to meet some of our amazing creators! Full list of appearances below.

Additionally, a range of trade paperbacks will be available for sale during BookCon on Saturday, May 14 at the Image Comics booth #2134. Plus, more creator appearances!

SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2134):

FRIDAY, MAY 13TH:

11:00 - 11:45 AM    Marjorie Liu
12:00 - 12:45 PM     Skottie Young
1:00 - 1:45 PM    Ed Brubaker

SATURDAY, MAY 14TH:

11:00 - 11:45 AM    Ed Brubaker
12:00 - 12:45 PM    Skottie Young
1:00 - 1:45 PM    Marjorie Liu
3:00 - 3:45 PM     Michael Moreci
 

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.
J-POP SUMMIT 2016 ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT LIVE CONCERT WITH JAPAN’S POP PRINCESS KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Festival Welcomes Return Of Edgy Pop Singer For Special Live Concert Performance In San Francisco At The Regency Ballroom For “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016”

San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2016 J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, proudly presents pop princess -- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – for a very special live concert performance in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd to kick off the weekend-long J-POP festivities.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. KPP Concert Ticket BASIC and PREMIUM packages, along with KPP + J-POP SUMMIT Combo Tickets, will be available for purchase at: www.J-POP.com. The Regency Ballroom is located at 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is one of Japan’s biggest pop and fashion stars and represents the dynamic fusion of Japanese pop culture, fashion and music.

The singer is currently marking her 5-year anniversary as an artist with an international concert tour “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016” supporting the upcoming release of her very first retrospective album, KPP BEST. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was a headliner at the J-POP SUMMIT 2013 and returns to San Francisco to celebrate her anniversary with fans on Friday, July 22nd at J-POP SUMMIT 2016 Opening Night.

J-POP SUMMIT 2016 continues Saturday and Sunday July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center located in San Francisco’s Marina district. Attendees will experience a colorful assortment of Japanese pop-influenced culture including fashion, pop art, live music and technology, accented by ramen vendors, sake-tasting, and other attractions to be complemented by celebrity Guests of Honor, anime programming, cosplay and karaoke contests, and a wide assortment of vendors and other programming.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu LIVE at J-POP SUMMIT OPENING NIGHT – KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016 in San Francisco ticket options include:

*KPP Concert Ticket BASIC ·  $40 each
Includes general admission at Regency Ballroom

**KPP Concert Ticket PREMIUM · $150 each
Includes general admission at the Regency Ballroom, exclusive meet & greet with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and a special gift.

**Both options DO NOT include entrance to the J-POP SUMMIT at Fort Mason.

KPP + J-POP SUMMIT Combo Tickets -- including J-POP SUMMIT 1-day and/or 2-day passes that each include a KPP Concert Ticket BASIC starting from $55 each – will be also available on Friday, May 6th at: www.J-POP.com.

Stay tuned for news coming next week on J-POP SUMMIT tickets, including V.I.P packages, and information on other artists set to perform.

About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Born in Tokyo 1993, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu began her career as a model for several Harajuku fashion magazines while she was still in high school. Her unique look and uninhibited, self-expressive personality quickly garnered the attention of Japan’s bustling fashion and music scenes. In 2011, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her debut mini-album, MOSHI MOSHI HARAJUKU (Hello, Harajuku) under Warner Music Japan. The music video for its single “PONPONPON,” has been played over 93 million times on YouTube. Her first full-length album, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, was released 2012. The following year was Nanda Collection, and another release, Pika Pika Fantajin in 2014. Last year, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released the single, Mondai Girl, which was followed by a Halloween-themed single, Crazy Party Night (Pumpkin no Gyakushu).

In May 2016, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her first retrospective album, KPP BEST, a collection of 23 career-spanning tracks that includes infectious hit singles such as Invader Invader, Kira Kira Killer, Fashion Monster, as well as 5th anniversary song “5iVE YEARS MONSTER”.


About J-POP SUMMIT
J-POP SUMMIT is one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, held every summer in San Francisco, CA. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan.

Official website: www.j-pop.com
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JPOPSUMMIT/featured

Dark Horse to Publish “The Art of Metal Gear Solid V”


Immerse Yourself in the Art of Tactical Espionage!

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse proudly announces the newest video game art book in its long line of best-selling, award-winning titles with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!
Witness the concept and design behind the genre-defining science-fiction military action and drama of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!
Chronicling the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by Konami Digital Entertainment and featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art, this beautifully assembled volume is an essential addition to any gamer’s collection. Dark Horse is proud to offer a piece of gaming history with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!
In addition to the standard release, The Art of Metal Gear Solid V will also receive a limited edition of four hundred copies packaged in a tactical slipcase featuring an exclusive fine art print by superstar illustrator Ashley Wood!
The Art of Metal Gear Solid V is in stores November 2, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic book store or favorite online retailer:
Praise for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain:
“This is one of the most ingenious, lovingly crafted games of all time…Metal Gear Solid V is a masterpiece.”
—Games Radar
“The story and characters are captivating, making for an experience that’s unlike any other game I’ve played.”
—GameSpot
The Phantom Pain closes the loop on the three decade-long Metal Gear saga and the result, warts and all, turns out to be one of the best entries in the series.”
—Polygon
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About KONAMI
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at www.konami.com.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
BLACK JACK KETCHUM RIDES INTO PAPERBACK
"It is righteous good, man. Schirmer has serious chops. Definitely pick this up!!"
—Greg Rucka

From the creative team of writer Brian Schirmer and artist Claudia Balboni comes the weird western tale of BLACK JACK KETCHUM, collecting issues #1-4 in trade paperback this June.

In a dreamlike version of the Old West, Tom Ketchum struggles to clear his name—and stay alive—when he’s mistaken for wanton outlaw “Black Jack” Ketchum. With the aid of his talking sidearm, a secretive gambler, and a mute girl with a Winchester, Tom evades the mysterious Union and its supernatural enforcers, the faceless Dusters.

BLACK JACK KETCHUM TP (ISBN 9781632157034) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, June 8 and bookstores on Tuesday, June 14, and will be available for $14.99. It can be ordered by retailers through Diamond Book Distributors with the Diamond Code MAR160615. It can be preordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Praise for BLACK JACK KETCHUM:

Black Jack Ketchum is an exciting spin on the Weird Western, an explosion of iconography from a major new talent!”—Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Wolverine)

“It’s the Weird Western turned Lynchian.”—Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

"9 out of 10. A completely unexpected and wholly welcome addition to a revived genre, and like East of West, it opens a doorway to the weird through the shopfront of the familiar."—Newsarama

“An odd but compelling read, Black Jack Ketchum presents a supernatural mystery in the last wild place of the American frontier; a place where anything can happen and it does.”—Fangoria

“A mind-bending supernatural thriller.”—Big Comic Page

Black Jack Ketchum is a gun-toting whirlwind, a ‘wilder’ west if you will. I’m excited to see where it goes.”—Jim Zub (WAYWARD, Samurai Jack)

"If David Lynch did a Western, it might be a lot like Black Jack Ketchum."—Newsarama
 
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.
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  THE CAST OF “MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL” TO ATTEND WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON CHICAGO AUGUST 20TH-21ST
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung, and Rosario Dawson Will Be In Attendance
Charlie Cox_MAIN-333.jpgLOS ANGELES, April 21, 2016 - Wizard World, Inc., the preeminent producer of Comic Cons across North America, announced that the cast of Netflix’s breakout hit series “Marvel’s Daredevil” will be on the scene at Wizard World Chicago, August 18 -21, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Actores from the show scheduled to attend include Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher), Elodie Yung (Elektra Natchios), and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple). All of the cast members are scheduled to appear Saturday, August 20th - Sunday, August 21st, and will meet & greet fans, sign autographs, pose for professional photographs (Photo Ops), and conduct interactive Q&A panels.
"I am beyond excited to be with my ‘Daredevil’ cast-mates at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con; Chicago is one of my favorite cities," says Elden Henson, ‘Foggy Nelson.’ “I am so grateful to the fans for their overwhelmingly positive reaction to the show, and to Wizard World for creating an opportunity to interact with them!! I can’t wait to meet you all in August!”
“‘Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ was one of last year’s most exciting new shows and the introduction of fan favorite characters brought to life by an amazingly talented cast,” said Randy Malinoff, COO of Wizard World. “Wizard World is always looking to provide our fans with fun and unique opportunities to interact with their favorite shows, movies, comic books, and more, so we’re thrilled they’ll have the chance to interact with this great cast.”
"Marvel's Daredevil" on Netflix is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up a practice in his hometown neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, New York where he fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and a masked vigilante by night.
The “Daredevil” cast will be joined by previously announced guests including Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Sebastian Stan (Captain American: The Winter Soldier), David Duchovny (X-Files), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), and more.
To purchase tickets and to view the schedule, location, show hours, hotel & travel info, please visit: http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago
About Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched the Wizard World Store, CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


NEWS FROM CRACKLE’S 2016 UPFRONT PRESENTATION:


New York, April 20 – At Crackle’s upfront presentation held in New York today, Sony’s streaming service announced the network’s program, advertising and virtual reality offerings. Crackle General Manager and EVP, Sony Pictures Television Digital Networks, Eric Berger said: “At Crackle, we believe that creating content and ad experiences that mirror changing consumer habits are instrumental for driving viewer attention. We’re charting a path for television with a sustainable ad model that is a win for the advertiser, the network and most importantly, the consumer.”



CRACKLE ANNOUNCES BREAK-FREE ADVERTISING; INFINITI FIRST ON BOARD FOR SOPHOMORE SEASON OF ‘THE ART OF MORE’
Sony’s streaming network announced an advertising solution for bingeing original series that replaces convention called, “break-free advertising.” Instead of 300 ads over the course of a linear TV series, during a Crackle Original with 10 episodes, the viewer will only get five ads per episode. The same five advertisers will have a spot in each of the 10 episodes—and those advertisers will be able to tell a story across multiple episodes with only four other advertisers to capture the viewer’s attention. In addition, Crackle will SUPERSIZE the commercial by packaging it with a story-arc of unique content that will be threaded together across all 10 episodes. Story-arcs could be creative narratives about the show’s setting, special insights about the Characters from the creators or a look behind the curtain at production – all designed to grab the viewer’s attention and tied to the brand’s valuable ad.


CRACKLE UNVEILS SEVEN MULTIPLEX CHANNELS
A series of new “multiplex channels” launched on Crackle today as part of their “Always On” platform. The free, ad-supported network unveiled seven distinct destinations reflecting the genres that appeal most to the Crackle audience. Spanning categories including Comedy, Action, Drama, Thriller, Sports, Fandom and Anime, the streaming networks critically-acclaimed, original content will anchor the channels and after a channel is selected, programming is played just like on linear television.


FIRST LOOK TEASER TRAILER RELEASED FOR NEW ORIGINAL SCRIPTED DRAMA SERIES, ‘STARTUP,’ TO DEBUT THIS FALL STARRING MARTIN FREEMAN, ADAM BRODY, EDI GATHEGI AND OTMARA MARRERO; NEW CASTMEMBERS ANNOUNCED TODAY INCLUDE WAYNE KNIGHT (‘SEINFELD’) AND AARON YOO (21, ‘THE BLACKLIST’)
The 10-episode, one-hour original drama series explores what happens when a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of “tech entrepreneurs.” Set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunist streets of Miami, “StartUp” weaves a complex and exciting narrative, featuring the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. Forced to fund a tech company with dirty money from unsuspecting places while forming ties with a dangerous, Haitian gang, the fight to build a business pales in comparison to the fight to stay alive, especially when there’s a vehement FBI agent who wields the power to make or break those he comes in contact with—and not always for the right reasons.
Additional cast announced today include Wayne Knight ("Seinfeld”) who plays Benedict Blush, a wildly successful entrepreneur with blue collar sensibilities; and Aaron Yoo (21, “Blacklist”) who plays Alex Bell, a premiere tech venture capitalist that everyone wants in their corner.
“StartUp” is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions. Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding all serve as executive producers. The series is written by Ben Ketai (“Chosen,” THE FOREST) who also serves as executive producer and director. Adam Brody and Anne Clements (“Cleaners”) serve as producers.


‘THE ART OF MORE,’ KICKS OFF PRODUCTION IN MONTREAL ON MAY 2; SERIES STARS DENNIS QUAID, CHRISTIAN COOKE AND KATE BOSWORTH TAKE THE UPFRONT STAGE TO TALK ABOUT SOPHOMORE SEASON
The 10-episode, one-hour original drama series, premiered last November to praise from critics at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Deadline and Entertainment Weekly. Harper’s Bazaar called it, “the “#1 Best New Fall TV Show.” The auction house drama returns in Q4 this year for another 10-episode season of twists and complex stories set in the glamorous and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses in New York City.
“The Art of More” is created by Chuck Rose, who with Gardner Stern (“NYPD Blue,” “Law and Order”), is writer and executive producer. Dennis Quaid, Laurence Mark (JERRY MAGUIRE, DREAMGIRLS), Gary Fleder (RUNAWAY JURY, “The Shield”) and Tamara Chestna, also serve as executive producers. Brendan Kelly (“Weeds”) joins season two as executive producer and writer.

JERRY SEINFELD ANNOUNCES THE LAUGH OUT LOUD LINE-UP FOR NEW SEASON OF ‘COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE;’ SERIES PREMIERES JUNE 15th
Guests set to appear in season eight of Jerry Seinfeld’s original series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” includes (not in air-order): comedienne Margaret Cho, SNL creator Lorne Michaels, stand-up comic Jim Gaffigan, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver, actor JB Smoove and writer/producer of some of the biggest hit films, Judd Apatow. The eighth season of the Emmy® nominated series comprised of six episodes premieres on Wednesday, June 15th with a new episode streaming every Wednesday night at 11:30 PM EST. Sponsored by Acura, the series is executive produced by Jerry Seinfeld and Embassy Row.


CRACKLE ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES, ‘SNATCH,’ BASED ON THE WORLD OF THE POPULAR GUY RITCHIE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME
New 10-episode, one-hour drama series based on the world of the wildly popular Guy Ritchie movie, SNATCH. Much like the television series, ‘Fargo,’ Crackle will carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie. Informed by a real life gold bullion heist in London, the show centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.


‘SUPERMANSION’ RETURNS WITH NEW SEASON IN EARLY 2017 WITH BRYAN CRANSTON, SETH GREEN, KEEGAN MICHAEL-KEY, JILLIAN BELL AND MORE

The second season of “SuperMansion,” the stop motion-animated comedy series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, follows the adventures of Titanium Rex (voiced by Cranston, who’s also the series’ executive producer) as he struggles to live with and fight alongside the Millennial-aged, often lackadaisical members of The League of Freedom.
“SuperMansion” is directed by Zeb Wells (“Robot Chicken”), who also acts as writer and executive producer alongside “Robot Chicken” colleague Matthew Senreich. Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, John Harvatine, Eric Towner, James Degus and Moon Shot Entertainment join as executive producers with production by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.


CRACKLE’S LIVE WEEKLY QUIZ SHOW, ‘SPORTS JEOPARDY!’ WITH DAN PATRICK, INKS ONE-OF-A-KIND DEAL WITH NBC UNIVERSAL; EPISODES WILL AIR ON NBCSN BEGINNING AUGUST 6 AFTER NIGHTLY RIO OLYMPICS COVERAGE
New Episodes of Sports Quiz Show Debut on Crackle Every Wednesday Night 
NBC Sports Group and Crackle will present “Sports Jeopardy!” on NBCSN following the network’s nightly coverage of the Rio Olympics. NBCSN has acquired the exclusive television rights to the series hosted by Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Dan Patrick, which airs originally on Crackle. The 30-minute sports quiz show will air on NBCSN on Saturday, August 6, and will then air nightly for two consecutive weeks until the conclusion of the Games.  Following a brief hiatus, “Sports Jeopardy!” will return in the fall of 2016 to air weekly on NBCSN immediately following the network’s coverage of the NHL hockey game on ‘Wednesday Night Rivalry.’ NBC Sports commentators and highlights of NBC Sports live events will be incorporated into the show.
The multi-year agreement between NBC Sports Group and Crackle will include over 100 existing episodes plus any additional episodes of “Sports Jeopardy!” produced for Crackle. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product, will also stream episodes that are televised on NBCSN. 
Sports Jeopardy! is executive produced by Harry Friedman and the multiple-Emmy Award winning team behind Jeopardy!  Sports Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.


‘DEAD RISING’ FEATURE FILM SEQUEL, ‘DEAD RISING: ENDGAME’ TO PREMIERE ON JUNE 20th

Based on the hugely popular Dead Rising video game franchise by Capcom, which has sold over 9.1 million copies worldwide, DEAD RISING: ENDGAME drops us into the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City where investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy which, though seemingly aimed at ending the country’s zombie epidemic, will also kill millions of innocent civilians. Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dallas”) returns to DEAD RISING: ENDGAME as Chase Carter, the well-known television journalist who goes back underground to stop the military’s rogue operation and break the ultimate story. Keegan Connor Tracy (“Once Upon a Time,” “Bates Motel”) returns as camera operator and producer, Jordan Blair.  Attempting to thwart their plans is Dennis Haysbert (“24,” “SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR,” “WRECK-IT RALPH”) reprising his role as General Lyons, a crooked Military Intelligence Officer.  Patrick Sabongui (“The Art of More”) returns in a new role, playing a skilled zombie killer and video game aficionado who talks a big and crude game to mask his gentle side. 
DEAD RISING: ENDGAME is directed by Pat Williams (“Continuum”) and written by Michael Ferris (TERMINATOR SALVATION, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES) and Tim Carter (DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER, MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY).  DEAD RISING: ENDGAME is presented by Legendary Digital Media and produced by Tim Carter with Tomas Harlan as the executive producer under their Contradiction Films banner.   


CRACKLE IMMERSES USERS IN ORIGINAL CONTENT WITH NEW VIRTUAL REALITY STRATEGY DESIGNED FOR ADVERTISERS; LG ELECTRONICS TO FEATURE 360 DEGREE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO CONTENT FOR UPCOMING ORIGINAL DRAMA “STARTUP”
Crackle unveiled a new virtual reality strategy allowing advertisers to reach consumers through dynamic VR experiences. Designed to immerse and engage viewers, Sony's ad-supported streaming service is the first ever AVOD network to provide brands with advertising opportunities and marketing initiatives that take advantage of this latest disruptive technology. 
Crackle's VR theatre will allow viewers to stream their entire content library – including movies and original programs – in a fully-immersive viewing environment. The theatre will keep the advertiser front and center, allowing marketers to skin it with advertiser logos and ads as well as integrate their own 360 degree commercials.
In addition to the theater, Crackle has ordered a VR special of its original stop-motion animated series, “SuperMansion,” starring and executive produced by Bryan Cranston and Stoopid Buddy Stoodies (“Robot Chicken”). Crackle will also be producing extra VR content from its current slate of original programming that can be advertiser sponsored.
The ad-supported streaming network also announced that the first company to take advantage of the new offering will be LG Electronics (LG), who recently introduced the LG G5 and Friends – a suite of products which enable capturing and viewing 360 video. Partnering with Crackle’s newest original drama, “StartUp” starring Martin Freeman, fans will get a unique, fly on the wall experience of the highly-anticipated series through an innovative marketing program anchored by enhanced behind-the-scenes 360 degree footage taken by the LG 360 CAM—the campaign launches today. “StartUp” explores what happens when a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of “tech entrepreneurs.” The series is set for a Q3 premiere.  
Crackle will be developing for Smartphones, Google cardboard box, Gear VR and PlayStation VR. Customized VR advertising solutions will be available across all of these platforms.
 
About Crackle
Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs movies, popular TV shows, original series and feature films for the worlds connected audience.  Available in 21 countries on every screen, Crackle is always freely accessible with no subscription required.  The streaming TV network houses a robust library of original programming available anytime, anywhere on every connected device. Follow @Crackle on twitter for real time updates.  For additional information, please go to www.crackle.com  

iZOMBIE:

THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ON DVD JULY 12, 2016


Warner Archive Releasing Seasons 1 & 2
of iZOMBIE on Blu-rayTM via Online Retailers

iZOMBIE: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Features All 19 One-Hour Episodes from
Season Two, Plus 2015 Comic-Con Panel and Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes!

BURBANK, CA (April 20, 2016) From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment’s Vertigo bring iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season to DVD on July 12, 2016. iZOMBIE, The CW's hit series, that over 2 million people are tuning into weekly*, stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill) and David Anders (Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries).  The 4-disc DVD set includes all 19 episodes from the second season, plus deleted scenes and the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con panel. iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP.



Additionally, due to overwhelming fan demand, iZOMBIE comes to Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive as individual Season 1 and Season 2 offerings. The Blu-rayTM releases of iZOMBIE will include all bonus features on the DVD versions of Season 1 and Season 2, respectively. Also available on July 12, 2016, the Blu-ray releases will be found at Amazon.com and all online retailers.

Power up with your favorite brain food, and prepare for more fun and thrills! iZOMBIE stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. But Liv finds her calling — and an endless supply of food — working at the Seattle coroner’s office, helping to solve crimes with her “visions,” while her boss and sole confidante, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, works on a cure for her unthinkable condition. As season two begins, Liv’s ex-fiancĂ© and love, Major, is reeling from recent events and the knowledge that Liv is a zombie. Meanwhile, Blaine — now human — struggles to maintain his zombie world; Clive searches for Blaine and suspects Major’s involvement in the Meat Cute massacre; and Ravi remains devoted to finding an antidote to the zombie virus. Unlikely alliances will be struck, relationships will be challenged and the line between good and evil will blur for both zombies and the fully living.

In only its second season on the air, it’s a no brainer that iZOMBIE continues to be a fan-favorite with its compelling characters and visionary plotlines," said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "We are delighted to bring iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season to DVD.”

iZOMBIE is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series was developed for television by Thomas and Ruggiero-Wright, who executive produce along with Danielle Stokdyk (Veronica Mars, Party Down) and Dan Etheridge (Veronica Mars, Party Down). iZOMBIE is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

19 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Grumpy Old Liv
  2. Zombie Bro
  3. Real Dead Housewife of Seattle
  4. Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues
  5. Love & Basketball
  6. Max Wager
  7. Abra Cadaver
  8. The Hurt Stalker
  9. Cape Town
  10. Method Head
  11. Fifty Shades of Grey Matter
  12. Physician, Heal Thy Selfie
  13. The Whopper
  14. Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind
  15. He Blinded Me…With Science
  16. Pour Some Sugar, Zombie
  17. Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be
  18. Dead Beat
  19. Salivation Army


DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • iZombie: 2015 Comic-Con Panel
  • Deleted Scenes

BASICS
4 DVD-9s
$39.99 SRP
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Audio:  English (5.1) and Portuguese (2.0)
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, and Thai
Aspect Ratio:  Presented In 16x9 Widescreen Format
Approx running time: Feature - 800 minutes, Enhanced Content – Approx. 42 minutes


About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

iZOMBIE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
eigoMANGA and hoopla digital Distributes Digital Comics To Libraries

(San Francisco, California) – April 20, 2016: eigoMANGA announces an agreement with hoopla digital that enables libraries to offer eigoMANGA's comic titles to their patrons through hoopla digital's platform.

hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital's mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com.

hoopla digital offers patrons a unique eigoMANGA experience by providing an expansive collection of thematically curated digital comics.

"It's great to work with hoopla digital and release our comics to libraries everywhere", states eigoMANGA's Publisher, Austin Osueke. "Libraries have always been an important entry-way for new readers to discover comics, therefore we hope for great things to come from this partnership".

eigoMANGA graphic novels such as 'Danity Kane' can be found on hoopla digital at https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11554432


About eigoMANGA

eigoMANGA is a production and publishing company that specializes in creating original comic books, animation, games, and digital media. More information about eigoMANGA can be found at www.eigoMANGA.com. eigoMANGA content on hoopla digital such as the graphic novel 'Danity Kane' can be found at https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11554432


About hoopla digital

hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.
King Zombie 1/6th Scale Action Figure Arrives from Executive Replicas

April 19, 2016: Caliber Comics and Executive Replicas are proud to
announce the release of the first ever highly detailed King Zombie figure.
Based on the long running classic Deadworld comic book series this iconic
figure is sure to not only please fans of the granddaddy of all zombie
comics but worldwide horror fans in general. King Zombie - the sadistic,
chain smoking, Harley motorcycle-riding, intelligent zombie is the main
villain within Deadworld who made his debut back in 1986 and continues on
to this day. He is on a mission to take over the world and he wants to
control everyone…alive, dead, and undead.

Highlighted Features:
12” Tall fully articulate figure
2 Head Sculptures
6 interchangeable hands
Leather Biker Jacket
Wood Axe
2 pairs of glasses
1 Cigarette

“This King Zombie figure perfectly complements the comic book series and
our recent nationally launched soda beverage line Deadworld Zombie Soda
(www.deadworldzombiesoda.com) ” Commented Caliber Comic CEO Gary Reed.

The King Zombie figure is now available to Pre-Order from Executive
Replicas for $135.00 with delivery scheduled for Mid-July.

http://www.executivereplicas.com/#!product/prd1/4500923431/dead-world-king-zombie-1-6th-scale-action-figure

About Deadworld:

With over a million copies in print and having first been published in
1986, Deadworld stands out not only as one of the premier zombie
apocalypse horror comic book series but it comes with a totally different
take on the undead menace. With 100+ issues in comic and graphic novel
form gracing bookshelves to date, Deadworld has been called "...amongst
the most essential horror titles of the last twenty years." - Peter
Normanton, From the Tomb magazine and "The best, in my humble opinion, of
the zombie comics." - Tom Snigoski, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "This is
the original zombie comic and it's easy to see why it's lasted so long." -
World's Heavyweight Comics

About Caliber Comics:

Caliber Comics is a longtime publisher of comics and graphic novels and is
part of Caliber Entertainment LLC. During the 1990’s, Caliber Comics was
one of the leading independent comic companies that helped to launch the
careers of dozens of today’s top comic creators. Today, Caliber offers its
vast library of 600+ comics and graphic novels in either print or digital
formats, with new book releases rolling out that feature a wide diverse
line of subject genre with the emphasis on creator owned titles.
For more information please visit the Caliber Comic website at
www.calibercomics.com