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‘Gotham’ Season 5 and Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set To Release In July 2019!

‘Gotham’ Season 5 and Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set To Release In July 2019!

The final episodes of the hit DC/WBTV series lay the foundation for the city’s iconic future as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gets set to release Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD for $29.98 / $24.98 SRP. Out on July 9, 2019, the new release includes DC Super-Villain-filled extras that explore the characters and world of the Dark Knight that fans have come to know and love.

Gotham: The Complete Series, which includes all five seasons of Gotham will also be available for fans to own on Blu-ray and DVD for $112.99 / 99.99 SRP.

The fifth and final season of Gotham wraps up the iconic series in an unforgettable event that focuses on Bruce Wayne’s ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, while Jim Gordon struggles to hold together a city on the edge of chaos. Following the epic events of season four, the Legend of the Dark Knight resumes as Gotham City is divided between Gordon’s GCPD jurisdiction and some of the city’s most notorious villains such as Penguin, The Riddler and more. As the city’s heroes try to gain control and salvage what’s left of the deteriorating city, it teeters between good and evil, even as new DC Super-Villains, including Bane are introduced.

Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol) and Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave). Shane West (A Walk to Remember) is also introduced as the iconic DC Super-Villain, Bane for the final season. Developed by Bruno Heller, the series is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Based on the DC characters, Gotham is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to release the final installment of the hit Gotham series and share the final chapters that lead to the complete transformation of the Caped Crusader,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “Fans can enjoy all of the villain-filled action and relive the excitement with thrilling bonus features with the release of both Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season as well as Gotham: The Complete Series.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 2-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and Digital Copy of all 12 episodes from season five.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gotham Season 5: Best Moments at NY Comic Con, 2018: Join the cast and executive producers of Gotham at New York’s 2018 Comic Con as they discuss the exciting final season of the series.
  • Modern Mythology: Through the eyes of the producers and cast, this piece explores the final chapter of the series as the show pushes Bruce Wayne to finally accept his destiny, the mantle of The Dark Knight.
  • Deleted Scenes

 

12 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Year Zero
  2. Trespassers
  3. Penguin, Our Hero
  4. Ruin
  5. Pena Dura
  6. 13 Stitches
  7. Ace Chemicals
  8. Nothing’s Shocking
  9. The Trial of Jim Gordon
  10. I Am Bane
  11. They Did What?
  12. The Beginning…

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Tom Delonge + History Channel Announce New Series — ‘Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation”

Tom Delonge + History Channel Announce New Series — ‘Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation”

In December of 2017, The New York Times published a stunning front-page exposé about the Pentagon’s mysterious UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Featuring an interview with former military intelligence official and Special Agent In- Charge, Luis Elizondo, who confirmed the existence of the hidden government program, the controversial story was the focus of worldwide attention. Previously run by Elizondo, AATIP was created to research and investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) including numerous videos of reported encounters, three of which were released to a shocked public in 2017. Elizondo resigned after expressing to the government that these UAPs could pose a major threat to our national security and not enough was being done to deal with them or address our potential vulnerabilities. Now, as a part of HISTORY’s groundbreaking new six-part, one-hour limited series “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation™,” Elizondo is speaking out for the first time with Tom DeLonge, co-founder and President of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science and Chris Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Intelligence, to expose a series of startling encounters and embark on fascinating new investigations that will urge the public to ask questions and look for answers. From A+E Originals, DeLonge serves as executive producer.

Says DeLonge, “With this show, the real conversation can finally begin. I’m thankful to HISTORY for giving the To The Stars Academy team of world-class scientists, engineers and intelligence experts the opportunity to tell the story in a comprehensive and compelling way.  I think everyone that watches the show will walk away with questions answered and a feeling of, “wow, I get it now.”’

“HISTORY is committed to creating informational, authentic programming that keeps our audience intrigued to learn more,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY. “This is not a UFO hunting show, but a series that will hopefully provoke a cultural conversation about unexplained phenomena and allow our viewers to ultimately draw their own conclusions. Tom’s curiosity and passion for this subject matter, combined with his team, are the perfect partners to deliver this breakthrough series.”

DeLonge, Elizondo, Mellon and a trustworthy, connected team of investigators that includes retired Program Director for Advanced Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks and the Aerospace Division Director for To The Stars Academy, Steve Justice, renowned CIA researcher and quantum physicist, and Vice President of Science and Technology at To The Stars Academy, Hal Puthoff and retired senior intelligence service member of the Central Intelligence Agency and Vice President of Operations at To The Stars Academy, Jim Semivan, will break boundaries and perceived government taboo by disclosing information about efforts being made to change government policy surrounding these phenomena, as well as produce tangible evidence to build the most indisputable case for the existence and threat of UFOs ever assembled. “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation™” will reveal newly authenticated evidence and footage, interviews from eyewitnesses and former military personnel who have never spoken out before and extensive breakthroughs in understanding the technology behind these unknown phenomena in our skies.

“Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation™” is produced for HISTORY by A+E Originals. DeLonge is executive producer. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Anthony Lappé are executive producers for A+E Originals. Mike Stiller serves as executive producer for HISTORY.

About HISTORY®

HISTORY®, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, HISTORY serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. HISTORY has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.comor follow @history on Instagram, Twitterand Facebook. For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at http://press.aenetworks.com.

About To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science®

To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science® is a public benefit corporation founded in 2017 as an incubator for progressive ideas integrating art, science engineering. Established by award-winning artist Tom DeLonge with former senior intelligence officer of the CIA Jim Semivan and world-renowned quantum physicist Hal Puthoff, To The Stars Academy’s mission is to explore, educate and engineer next-generation scientific phenomena that can have a transformative and positive impact on society.  The organization uses its special access to intelligence insiders to create original, fact-based content across all multiple media platforms and partners with industry to transition transformative technology into revolutionary commercial and military systems. The organization became well-known for its involvement in obtaining and revealing the first official USG military evidence that had been declassified and disclosed to the public to establish the scientifically proven existence of the advanced technology of UFO’s in 2017. In 2018 they launched the ADAM Research Project, aprogram focused on exotic materials for technology innovation, and announced a TV series development deal with TBS.

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The Original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.) To Begin Livestreaming On June 28th On Twitch!

The Original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.) To Begin Livestreaming On June 28th On Twitch!

Shout! Factory TV will partner with social video platform Twitch to host a livestream of the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) on June 28. Ahead of the fictionalized GLOW series’ second season premiere, fans can see where the phenomenon began with segments from the original wrestling battles in Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW and brand-new interviews with GLOW host Johnny C. and wrestlers Hollywood and Godiva. The livestream begins Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. PT on Shout! Factory’s official Twitch channel.

Broadcasting from the Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy in Los Angeles, original GLOW stars Johnny C., Hollywood (Seasons 1-4) and Godiva (Seasons 3-4) will take fans behind the scenes of the milestone series that inspired a generation of female wrestlers. They’ll tackle everything from how the new series compares to the original show, how GLOW brought female empowerment to a male-dominated sport and how women in wrestling’s representation has evolved over the years.

The original GLOW premiered in 1986 as the first-ever all-female wrestling promotion. The show ran through 1990 but continued in various forms after it left television, paving the way for women in professional wrestling.

Brawlin’ Beauties: GLOW highlights a bevy of the beautiful and feisty femme fatales who wrestled for GLOW. Classic wrestling fans can relive the all-women comedic presentation of the sport dominated for many years by men. Hosted by “Mean Gene” Okerlund, this documentary grants a look back at the women who made history and helped to blaze a trail for today’s wrestling entertainers.

Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW compilations are also available on VOD at Shout! Factory TV.

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Legendary Music Series ‘Night Flight’ Returns To Cable With New Season On IFC

Legendary Music Series ‘Night Flight’ Returns To Cable With New Season On IFC

The ’80s are back and bigger than ever on IFC. The network recently partnered with Night Flight, the cult late night series that originally aired from 1981 to 1989.

This spring, IFC is reviving the pop culture show as a short form program, showcasing the most memorable moments from the original Night Flight library, including iconic interviews and performances from 80s era all-stars. Premiering Friday, April 20 at 1 AM (Friday night/Saturday morning) each 15-minute episode of Night Flight on IFC will bring back classic guest stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, KISS, The Sex Pistols and even Gumby. 18 episodes of Night Flightwill air this year. Catch a sneak peek HERE.

To honor the return of Night FlightIFC is hosting a 90-minute screening event on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00PM at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse (445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201), where they’ll be showing a collection of the series’ best moments coming to IFC’s air followed by a Q&A with original Night Flight Creator and Producer Stuart S. Shapiro. Tickets are available HERE.

In 2016, Night Flight was reborn as Night Flight Plus, a streaming channel from the original creators of the cult USA Networks ’80s classic. Available online, and via streaming services including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast, Night Flight Plus offers access to Night Flight episodes in their original airdate form, plus an array of provocative new selections (many from MVD)  from the world of music, documentaries, animation, cult film, horror and more for just $39.99 a year.

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‘Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson’ Documentary To Air On October 22nd!

‘Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson’ Documentary To Air On October 22nd!

Twenty-five years after THE SIMPSONS “Homer at the Bat” originally aired, America’s favorite family once again forays into America’s favorite pastime. In advance of the network’s 20th year broadcasting the World Series, FOX Sports today announced that a comedic “Simpsonized” documentary, SPRINGFIELD OF DREAMS: THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON, will air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Oct. 22 on FOX. The World Series presented by YouTube TV begins Tuesday, October 24 on FOX.

The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode “Homer at the Bat,” in addition to Homer Simpson’s “induction” into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. A satire of Ken Burns’ epic documentary, “Baseball,” the special features interviews from eight Major League Baseball players appearing in the original episode, along with baseball historians, sportscasters, and iconic personalities, such as FOX Sports’ Joe Buck, sports announcer Bob Costas, author George Will, Dr. Oz, fashion consultant and television personality Tim Gunn and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. Current Yankee slugger and Major League Baseball AL MVP candidate Aaron Judge appears in the special.

The feature also contains six minutes of never-before-seen original animation from THE SIMPSONS, including character “interviews” from Homer, Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu, voiced by Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock, the documentary is produced by FOX Sports Originals.

“We’re glad Morgan is strange enough to take this on,” said James L. Brooks, Executive Producer, The Simpsons.

“I love THE SIMPSONS so much and am proud to be reunited with them on this incredible special.  A special so special that it not only celebrates Springfieldian Homer Simpson, but one that reminds us all, that maybe if we tried a little less, great things can happen,” said Spurlock.

FOX Sports features live regionalized NFL coverage at 1:00 PM ET and 4:05 PM ET with NFL broadcasts available in both competing teams’ home markets, as well as select additional cities around the country. Viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 1:00 PM ET get to watch the documentary at 4:30 PM ET; viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 4:05 PM ET get to watch the documentary at 3:00 PM ET. “Springfield of Dreams” also airs on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6:00 PM ET on FS1.

“Collaborating with Morgan Spurlock has been an ideal fit for FOX Sports Originals,” said Charlie Dixon, FS1/FS2 EVP of Content. “Working together has allowed us to showcase our partnership with Major League Baseball in a creative and unconventional way.”

Also that night, the annual Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” episode of THE SIMPSONS airs. Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon, Lisa discovers a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe and Homer cannibalizes himself in the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 22 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). Ben Daniels (THE EXORCIST), director William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”) and chef Mario Batali make guest-voice appearances.

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LIVING THE DREAM: Jasmin Savoy Brown On Her Artistic Journey and Latest Roles!

LIVING THE DREAM: Jasmin Savoy Brown On Her Artistic Journey and Latest Roles!

Jasmin Savoy Brown – Photo by Matt Darlington

Jasmin Savoy Brown has spent the past few years making a new for herself in Hollywood. Armed with a multi-faceted skill set, unrelenting drive and a killer smile, she has continued to turn the heads of casting agents and fans alike. One of the brightest young talents on the scene, she is best known for her role as Evie Murphy on HBO’s critically acclaimed series,“The Leftovers.” For those unfamiliar with the project, the series takes place three years after a global event called the Sudden Departure, which caused the inexplicable disappearance of 140 million people (2% of the world’s population). Following that event, mainstream religions declined and a number of cults emerged with the Guilty Remnant being the most important. The story focuses primarily on the Garvey family (Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman). Jasmin’s Evie Murphy, a pivotal character in the series, is the teenage daughter of Erika (Regina King) and John’s (Kevin Carroll), who are the Garveys’ neighbors in Jarden, Texas.

In the summer of 2017, Jasmin hit the screen as a lead in TNT’s new drama “Will,” which tells the wild story of young Shakespeare’s arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London. It is described as a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s life, played to a modern soundtrack exposing his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. Jasmin plays Emilia Bassano, the “Dark Lady” of Will’s sonnets. A musician, poet, writer and proto-feminist, Emilia is an exotic and strikingly beautiful young woman who becomes the first female professional English poet. The highly anticipated series is set to premiere July 10, 2017 on TNT.

Jasmin’s additional credits include Freeform’s “Stitchers,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and NBC’s “Grimm.” She recently appeared in the film “Lane 1974,” which premiered at SXSW March 11, 2017. She also played a supporting role in the Sundance hit film “Laggies.”

A true star on the rise, Jasmin Savoy Brown elevates the quality of every project in which she becomes involved. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up her discuss early years as an actor, the challenges she has faced along the way, her process for bringing her characters from script to screen and what we can expect from her latest projects.

How did you get involved with the arts early on in life?

I came out singing! [laughs] Ever since I was a little kind, I always knew I wanted to perform. My mom took me to a lot of musicals and always had music on in the house and my father is a musician. It’s in my blood for sure! I have always known I wanted to perform, so I started doing summer camps, theater camps and choirs from a very early age.

How about influences? Who had a big impact on you as an artist?

Growing up, my mom had us listening to a lot of gospel music and Christian rock, so that is what I first listened to as a kid. There is a group called the Katinas that I still love to this day for their music. I also loved Broadway. As a kid, I didn’t have much access to an education about that but I saw whatever musical came to town and I would be so inspired! I would fall in love with all of the actors who came and performed. So, that’s where it started with gospel and musical theater soundtracks.

Did anyone behind the scenes serve as a mentor?

At my church, our choir director was Mrs. Phelps. Since the time I was 4 years old, which is when I started doing musicals with the church, she saw something in me. She gave me big speaking parts and big solos when I was a little kid. She gave me the extra attention needed to really harness that energy, made sure I had opportunities and was validated. Even though I was so young, it’s something I remember to this day. My family, my Aunt Toni and Uncle Jim, were always super supportive! They made sure I had tickets to shows whenever they were in town. I had a lot of support emotionally from the people around me and I’m very grateful for that!

That is cool to see everyone rally around you and point you in the right direction.

Yeah! Especially in a town like Eugene or Springfield. It’s an artsy town but it’s not like New York City were all these kids want to be a star and have all this money. It’s more of a small town dreamer situation where people really supported that.

What was the first role you took on as an actress?

When I was around 8 years old, I did this educational video where I played a girl with a broken arm in a garage. [laughs] I just laid on a garage floor for probably three or four hours pretending to be passed out. I took it so seriously! [laughs] I thought, “Oh my gosh, I’m a working professional actress now!” I think I made 50 bucks and my mom probably kept it! [laughs] That was a big moment because I loved it! Even though I was doing nothing, I really loved being on the set. It’s kind of a silly answer but it’s totally true! [laughs]

A career in the entertainment industry can be challenging. Where do you look for inspiration?

I study with a studio in Los Angeles and it really fuels my creative fire because it is a bunch of brilliant artists collaborating and challenging themselves to be better. That definitely helps when the industry is challenging or something feels unfair; it’s a safe haven. I also do a lot of reading, whether it is reading plays or different people’s success stories. Reading is so much different than watching. Watching a film lays everything out for you, which I love, but what I love about reading is that I get to interpret things the way I want to. That is really good for me as well.

“The Leftovers” is a big hit but many people are still discovering the series. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, tell us about your character and how you got involved with the project.

I play the character of Evie. Her and her family are introduced in the second season when the main family moves from their original hometown to a new town in Texas and we are their neighbors. I am Regina King’s daughter. When we first meet Evie and the Murphys it seems as if their family has it all together, loves each other and is respected in the community. Evie especially seems to have it together; she seems popular, happy and bright. At the end of the first episode, she goes missing and it rattles the entire town. That really sets the tone for the entire second season where they are looking for Evie and her friends who went missing. I won’t share too much more because there would be too many spoilers for people who haven’t seen it! Getting involved with the project was awesome. I was at the peak of my strugglefest in LA. I had just gotten an apartment with my best friend but I had lied to her about having money so that she would move here and move in with me. I had been couch surfing for a year! We moved in together and I was working graveyard shift at a diner, studying, doing a play and I was broke and tired. I really had no money left at all and wasn’t getting any sleep when “The Leftovers” came along. I read the audition sides and immediately fell in love! I never had such a strong reaction to a piece of text. I thought that even if I didn’t get it, the fact that I would be able to read for it was amazing in itself. There was a callback and then two weeks later a chemistry read where Jovan [Adepo] and I read together for the first time. Two or three weeks later, it took forever, we both booked it! I was on a plane the day after I booked it. Everything changed after that!

As you mentioned, the writing for “The Leftovers” is exceptional. What did you bring to the character that wasn’t on the original written page?

That’s an interesting question. I would say that I brought a bit of deviance to the character. I feel that the way Evie was written was as genuinely happy, healthy and a lot of positive things but maybe it was because of where I was in my life but I felt a deviance there. I even had a bit of a disagreement with one of the directors on that. In the end, I will always stand up for my character and it serves the story well.

Jasmin Savoy Brown – Photo by Matt Darlington

What did the other cast members bring out of you creatively?

I think they really brought out a creative freedom in me, specifically with Kevin Carroll. He became a mentor and coach, not only on set but in my life. We are still very close. He would be on set often and if he wasn’t shooting and if I felt stuck or something I would ask for his opinion. He really helped me to ground myself and to be in the moment, which allows me to be more creatively free. That is so much fun and really the only way I want to work now! It’s certainly harder but so much more rewarding!

You have another big project on the horizon with “Will.” How did you get involved there and what drew you to this unique series?

There are a couple of things that drew me to the project. First of all, I love Shakespeare! I was a fan and had done a few Shakespeare pieces in high school but I hadn’t really been able to dive in since then. Last year, I said, “You know what? I want to book all the jobs that travel!” I was in Australia for the summer shooting “The Leftovers” and then I saw this shoots in the UK! Entice me! [laughs] I love traveling; especially when it’s on someone else’s dime! [laughs] There was also the fact that Emilia Bassano, the character I’m playing, was a real person. She was amazing! Her text and her poems are available online. It was incredible to be able to draw from that and also walk where she walked and live where she lived! It gave me goosebumps! I also felt it would be a very challenging role, which it was! There were a lot of things that enticed me. Getting involved with the series was interesting. It all moved very fast last November. I think I had my first audition and left for the UK within 10 days!

What were the biggest challenges with this role?

The accent! The accent is so hard! I have had to do other accents in the past but I think doing any sort of English accent for Americans is very hard because we grew up doing it in a funny way and it is all wrong! [laughs] It came down to relearning the mouth sounds and positions, which was quite a challenge but also a lot of fun.

What can you tell us about your process for bringing this character to life?

I read her poems, several biographies and I did a lot of research online about her family and what life was like in London and Venice during that time. I also went to a few museums where some of her family have paintings. Her uncle, I believe, was a painter and had some paintings in a museum in London. Any sort of research like that, which could visually or emotionally stimulate me, provided a direct connection to her. I tried to saturate myself with everything I could, including music from that time period. I also do a lot of coaching with my coach here in LA. For Emilia, specifically, it took a lot of body work. I met with choreographers and we explored my body to help unlock her from within me. I like to spend a lot of time creating memories through memory work. Anything my character references in the text about their past, I will spend a lot of time creating those memories so that when I am on set, between the lines, I’m thinking not as myself but as that person. I also spend a lot of time exploring my voice and changing my register. She took a lot more back work than any other character I have played.

Your resume is diverse. What other roles do you have interest in exploring in the near future?

I am very, very lucky because as soon as I came off of “Will,” I said I wanted to do improv comedy and I’m on the Paramount lot right now shooting “Love,” so that was a goal that came true. I want to do more improv and I would like to do some sort of dark, indie drama. I want to do anything I haven’t done to stretch myself as an actress. My ultimate goal is to do Broadway! As I said, I grew up on Broadway musicals! In the short term, I definitely want to do more comedies for sure!

You’ve come a long way from playing the girl with the broken arm in the garage! When you look back, how have you evolved as an actor?

I would say that I have chilled out! I am mostly a chill person but when it comes to my work, I tend to be very high strung and stressed about getting it right. I think I have chilled out. That is something I learned from Kevin Carroll; to have fun and not worry so much! I still will catch myself, from time to time, freaking out and doing that but for the most part I have learned to relax and have more fun!

Jasmin Savoy Brown – Photo by Matt Darlington

What are your biggest creative milestones as an artist?

One would come from high school. I played the role of Sylvia in the play “The Women.” I had been booking all of the ingenue roles and the girl in love roles. I wanted something that would challenge me and I asked for her. In a way, she is the antagonist. I was around 16 or 17 at the time. At that point in my life, it was the toughest role I had played and I got to delve into body work and voice work and change it all up completely. That really shaped and changed me, knowing that I had the ability to do that. I knew that I did in my mind but I had never been able to put it to practice, so that was a really big moment for me. In years past, I think a lot has come to me through study where failure is very much encouraged and it’s safe. We are practicing as actors and practicing to feel safe to fail anywhere on any set or any lot. That takes time and, right now, the place I feel most safe to do that is in study. The biggest milestones always happen there!

What is the best lesson we can take from your journey so far?

I know it’s going to sound so cheesy but I think it all comes down to not giving up. I can’t tell you how many people laughed me off when I was younger and coming to LA. It was stupid stuff like not having straight hair so I can’t be beautiful. It was little things like that but I have always known what I wanted to do, so I would say, “Fine! Screw you! I don’t need to be around that negative energy.” I kept on going for it because I believe in myself. I think part of that comes from who is in your inner circle. I have great friends and we all keep each other humble and influence each other. My friends make me better and I think that is something that is really important!

Do you lend your voice to charitable organizations?

Yeah! There are a few actually. I really love the charity in Los Angeles called Peace Over Violence. They provide free support for victims of abuse and their goal is to create an abuse free community. They have hotlines, provide free counseling and services for survivors of abuse. For people who have been raped or battered, they provide free services to walk the person through the legal process of taking someone to court. The work being done at Peace Over Violence is really quite incredible! I have also just started contributing to Thorn (www.wearethorn.org) which fights against sex trafficking. That is something I have been passionate about since I was a kid because Interstate 5, which runs from the southern border to the northern border, is known for sex trafficking. As a kid growing up in Oregon, I remember hearing stories about different girls going missing or being found on I-5. That is something I want to get even more involved with in the next few years!

Thanks for your time today and I can’t wait to spread the word on all you have going on!

Thanks so much for talking to me! I appreciate it! Take care.

Follow the continuing adventures of Jasmin Savoy Brown on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Catch Jasmin on HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ when it airs Sundays at 9 PM.  Check out the trailer for TNT’s ‘Will’ below and mark your calendar for it’s July 10th debut!

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FARGO: FX Orders Third Season of The Critically Acclaimed Series

FARGO: FX Orders Third Season of The Critically Acclaimed Series

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FX has ordered a third installment of the Emmy®, Golden Globe®, AFI and Peabody award-winning limited series Fargo from Creator Noah Hawley, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.

The second installment of Fargo currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed television of 2015 according to Metacritic with a score of 96 out of 100, and it also scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and has the highest average critics’ rating of any show on TV this year with 9.1 out of 10.

“Year two of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” Schrier said. “Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel & Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making Fargo such a memorable and rewarding journey.”

Fargo returns with an all-new episode tonight – “Did you do this? No, you did it!” (Episode 7, Airs November 23, 10:00 pm e/p) – Lou and Hank investigate in Fargo, The King of Breakfast visits Betsy and Molly, Floyd is summoned away and Bear questions a family member’s loyalty. Written by Noah Hawley and Matt Wolpert & Ben Nedivi; directed by Keith Gordon.

Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and John Cameron will all return for the new installment. FX’s Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio.

The first installment of Fargo garnered universal critical acclaim and won three Emmy awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, two Golden Globe awards, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and a Peabody Award.

The second installment of Fargo, currently airing on FX, follows a young State Trooper (Patrick Wilson) and his Sheriff father-in-law (Ted Danson) as they investigate a grisly case involving a local crime family and a major mob syndicate, and a small town beautician (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband (Jesse Plemons) who inadvertently get caught in the middle.

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Artie Lange’s “The Stench of Failure” Stand-Up Special To Premiere On October 18th

Artie Lange’s “The Stench of Failure” Stand-Up Special To Premiere On October 18th

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Artie Lange is back in Jersey, and back on Comedy Central in the world premiere of ?Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure? on Saturday, October 18 at Midnight ET/PT. For fans that can?t wait for Lange?s new material, the special will be available on October 13 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.

In front of a packed crowd at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center?s Victoria Theater, Lange doesn?t pull any punches when he talks about his stints in rehab and a psych ward, covering everything from playing Scrabble with mental patients to giving advice to a crack addicted baby seller.

Leading up to the on-air premiere, the Comedy Central Stand-Up Web site and app will feature preview clips from the special. Fans can follow Lange on Twitter at @artiequitter, and tweet using the hashtag #StenchofFailure to join the social chatter around the special.

?Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure? will be available on October 19 in the Comedy Central App to fans that sign in via their cable or satellite provider. The Comedy Central app is available for free for iOS on the App Store, for Android on the Google Play store, and for Xbox One.

The extended and uncensored version of ?Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure? will be available for download on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network and Vudu on October 21. The special will be available for pre-order in SD and HD on Amazon and iTunes on October 16. The album will be available on October 21 on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rhapsody, and all other streaming platforms.

One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group Live on Tape, which landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on FOX?s ?Mad TV.? His success on Mad TV led to being cast opposite Norm MacDonald in the MGM feature film ?Dirty Work,? his first starring role. This led to a string of feature films, including New Line?s ?The Bachelor,? ?Lost and Found,? ?Mystery Men? and the independent drama ?The Fourth Floor,? as well as supporting roles in ?Old School? and ?Elf.? Lange also starred in, co-wrote, and produced his own feature film, ?Beer League.?

Lange is a regular guest on ?The Late Show with David Letterman,? ?Jimmy Kimmel Live!? and ?The Best Damn Sports Show, Period.? He was a guest roaster on Comedy Central?s Roasts of Hugh Hefner and William Shatner and also shot episodes of the critically acclaimed hit series ?Entourage? for HBO, and the season finale of ?Rescue Me? for F/X. Lange was a beloved regular on ?The Howard Stern Show? for eight years and during that time, his first memoir, ?Too Fat To Fish,? became a New York Times bestseller, paving the way for his second book, ?Crash and Burn,? published in 2013. He continues to sell out venues across the United States.

?Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure? is executive produced by Lange and John Irwin. Christian McLaughlin is the Executive in Charge for Comedy Central.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.artie-lange.com
www.twitter.com/artiequitter

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Soleil Moon Frye Releases Moonfrye’s First Interactive Family-Friendly App For iPhone & iPod Touch

Soleil Moon Frye Releases Moonfrye’s First Interactive Family-Friendly App For iPhone & iPod Touch

Available Now!

Available Now!

Celebrity mom, author and entrepreneur Soleil Moon Frye has announced the release of her startup’s first product with the family friendly app, Moonfrye, available exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. The free photo-sharing app allows families to create new memories both online and off and is the first to offer auto detect technology for a uniquely creative experience. Moonfrye is available free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch NOW!

With Moonfrye families can turn their ordinary photos into personalized mermaid, pirate or rock star adventures with just a few taps. They can bring imagination to life designing together with themed worlds, collages and virtual stickers. Each theme also features a DIY instructional craft that parents and children can work on together bringing online memory making a real world activity.

Moonfrye CEO Kara Nortman says “From a technology standpoint, we couldn’t be more proud of our auto-detect photo capabilities, which allows users to crop individuals out of existing  images and place them in a variety of themed backgrounds. The opportunities for creativity are endless, and give families a way to collaborate together on photo projects, and then easily share them with friends and loved ones.”

Moonfrye is the first consumer photo-based app to use this revolutionary auto-detect technology. This allows parents to more precisely extract and trim the image of their child bringing their imagination to life even more boldly in the personalized theme background.

The app includes 10 themes, collage choices and related DIY projects at launch. Each week users will be able to unlock new themes based on their interaction. The more they interact with the app, the more additional premium themes, stickers, collectible characters, and special offers will be made available.

Soleil will also release Let’s Get This Party Started, a book of personal DIY family party themes, on October 15, 2013. She will also host OWN’s “Home Made Simple” premiering October 2013.

Download Moonfrye here: http://app.moonfrye.com

About Moonfrye
Moonfrye, a joint venture by Soleil Moon Frye and veteran technology entrepreneur KaraNortman, is a brand for families by moms and dads with a fresh view on how to learn, share and celebrate the power of being a parent. They are dedicated not only to giving a voice to families, but supporting their right to play.

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HBO and Cinemax To Bring Out The Stars For San Diego Comic Con 2013!

HBO and Cinemax To Bring Out The Stars For San Diego Comic Con 2013!

comiccon2009HBO and CINEMAX are gearing up for  COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2013! The HBO series TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. Below is panel information on the four series.
Follow @TrueBloodHBO and @GameofThrones for live coverage of the TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES panels and use #SavetheVamps and #JoinTheRealm to join the conversation.
For BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK, fans can follow @Cinemax and use #SDCCBanshee or #SDCCStrikeBack.

Friday, July 19

The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 2:50 p.m. will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell. The panel will include: executive producer David Benioff, executive producer D.B. Weiss, writer and co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and cast members (in alphabetical order) John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Autograph signing is at 4:45 p.m.

BANSHEE, the CINEMAX action series, makes its Comic-Con debut with a panel in Room 6A at 7:15 p.m. moderated by TV, film and comic book writer John Rogers. Panelists include: executive producer Greg Yaitanes, writer and executive producer Jonathan Tropper and cast members Antony Starr (Lucas Hood), Ivana Milicevic (Carrie Hopewell), Hoon Lee (Job) and Lili Simmons (Rebecca Bowman). Autograph signing is at 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

The TRUE BLOOD panel in Ballroom 20 at 3:30 p.m. will once again be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: executive producer Brian Buckner and cast members (in alphabetical order) Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby). Autograph signing is at 1:45 p.m.

STRIKE BACK, the CINEMAX drama series that follows a covert counterterrorism military unit, returns to Comic-Con with a panel in Room 6DE at 7:00 p.m. moderated by Mike Schneider of TV Guide. Panelists include: writer, director and co-executive producer Michael J. Bassett and cast members Philip Winchester (Michael Stonebridge), Sullivan Stapleton (Damien Scott), Dougray Scott (James Leatherby) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez). Autograph signing is Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m.

The autograph signings will take place in the Warner Bros. booth #4545. Warner Bros. follows Comic-Con’s random ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.

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