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Breaking Bad Series Finale: September 29th, 2013

Posted by Jackscullin on September 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday September 29th 2013 marks the very highly anticipated series finale of one of the most acclaimed TV dramas in recent years, Breaking Bad. Created by Vince Gilligan, the program follows the life of Walter White played by Bryan Cranston. He is a typical family man who works as a chemistry teacher at a local high school. However, his life turns upside down as he is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Worried that he will not be able to provide enough financial support for his family after he is gone, he turns to one of his past students, Jesse Pinkman, to help him enter the meth business. Although his former student is an addict himself, Pinkman serves as a partner to help him create a lucrative meth empire. Since the beginning of their relationship, things spiral dangerously out of control and the real fun begins. Breaking Bad is one of the highest rated television shows in the history of television, the fifth season alone receiving a 99/100 rating on Metacritic. The show also has won 50 industry awards including a recent Emmy award for most outstanding drama series and was nominated for a total of 151 awards. Recently, the entire cast appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien to discuss how the show has affected them. The cast discussed how they are constantly berated with fan pleas to know the ending but they were sworn to secrecy. Bryan Cranston believes this is the role of a lifetime much similar to how the late and great James Gandolfini felt about his role as Tony Soprano on The Sopranos. I am personally a huge fan of the show and Sunday will be a very bittersweet day, marking the conclusion of one of my favorite shows. However, I am still extremely anxious and excited to see how the show concludes.

           

 

SXSW Interactive Adds Awards Ceremony to Growing Gaming Expo

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival today announced the inaugural SXSW Gaming Awards to take place on Saturday evening, March 8, 2014 at the Dell Hall, located in the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The Gaming Awards will honor major studio and indie game titles in 15 categories, including the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award, recognizing the best independent developer-submitted game.

The SXSW Gaming Awards complements the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo, which runs March 7-9. Located at the Palmer Events Center (adjacent to the Long Center), the SXSW Gaming Expo is a free event open to the public of all ages.

"2013 was a banner year for the SXSW Gaming Expo, and its success clearly demonstrates that the SXSW Interactive and local communities have embraced the gaming and geek culture. The addition of the SXSW Gaming Awards will not only provide another opportunity to bridge the gap between industry leaders and these communities, but to also honor the best mainstream and indie games in a way that only SXSW can achieve," said SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest.

Categories for the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards include:

Gamer's Voice Award: Awarded to the best indie developed game, selected in part by SXSW Gaming Expo attendees. Game of the Year: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies gaming excellence. Excellence in Gameplay: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in gameplay mechanics. Excellence in Art: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in art and design. Excellence in Animation: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in animation. Excellence in Technical Achievement: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in technical achievement. Excellence in Narrative: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in game narrative. Excellence in Design and Direction: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in design and direction. Texas Arts Achievement Award: Awarded to a Texas-based studio or game for their achievements in game development. Excellence in Gaming Marketing: Awarded to the most memorable marketing campaign for a game title or hardware. Convergence Award: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence and pure crossover appeal through multiple mediums. Cultural Innovation in Gaming: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that most challenges the "norm" of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character or gameplay. Excellence in SFX: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in game sound effects. Excellence in Musical Score: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it is used to progress the narrative of a game. Best Multiplayer Game: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in multiplayer gaming. PLEASE NOTE: All categories award games that were released during the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013 calendar year.

For studios or publishers wanting their new titles to be considered for the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards, please email [email protected]

If you are an independent developer, then you are encouraged to submit your innovative and creative projects for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award. The top 10 SXSW Gamer's Voice nominees selected by SXSW Gaming staff will be granted free space in the Indie Showcase, March 7-9 on the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo floor. Attendees will have a chance to demo their games and vote for their favorite. The winner will take home the first-ever SXSW Gamer's Voice Award at the Gaming Awards show.

The deadline to submit for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award is Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CST. There is no application fee, however, applicants must have not raised over $2 million in funding from combined resources and be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, submitted games must have launched no earlier than August 30, 2013 and no later than May 30, 2014. To apply for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award and additional information, including rules and regulations, visit the official SXSW Gamer's Voice Award submission website.

For information on the SXSW Gaming Awards, please visit: http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards.

About SXSW Gaming

Scheduled Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, SXSW Gaming is an integral part of the SXSW experience. This diverse and widely popular array of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world. And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry. With the SXSW Gaming Awards, panels, a free expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.

About the SXSW Interactive Festival

The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2014 for the sessions, the networking, the evening events, the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, the Digital Creative Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and  SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.

SXSW Interactive 2014 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Monster Energy, Esurance, Chevrolet, AT&T and The Austin Chronicle.

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Starz Teams Up With NBA All-Star LeBron James, Business Partners Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter And Legendary TV Producer Tom Werner To Develop Half-Hour Scripted Comedy Series, "Survivor's Remorse"

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced today that Starz will work with LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter to develop a half-hour scripted comedy series, "Survivor's Remorse," for STARZ.  The series will explore the complexity, comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out.  Through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia.  But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having "made it."

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"We are incredibly excited at Starz to work with such a deep bench of talented storytellers to develop 'Survivor's Remorse,'" said Albrecht.  "Everyone involved brings something unique to the table – from Tom Werner's legendary television success to LeBron's extraordinary life experiences and point of view.  We hope that 'Survivor's Remorse' will bring the humor, pain and complexity of these characters to life in a way that is honest and compelling for audiences worldwide."

James and Carter have been in business with Werner since 2011, when they partnered with Fenway Sports Group (FSG), one of the largest sports, media and entertainment companies in the world. Werner is Chairman of FSG, which owns soccer's Liverpool Football Club and baseball's Boston Red Sox. Wachter, a prominent Los Angeles-based financial advisor, has been business partners with James and Carter since 2004 and with Werner since he sold the Padres as Werner's investment advisor in 1995.  Mike O'Malley will serve as executive producer and writer (consulting producer and writer on "Shameless," and actor in "Glee," "Justified," "My name is Earl").

"I have a deep passion for the amazing television being created right now," said James. "I love 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Magic City,' 'Scandal' and '24.' When my business partners Tom Werner and Maverick Carter brought up the idea of creating a television series that would capture the story of what happens when you make it out, I jumped at the chance. For Maverick and I even to be where we are right now, given where we came from, is kind of hard to believe. I felt like it was a story that needed to be told, and nobody can craft a story like Tom Werner. He has an incredible vision for television and I'm really excited to partner with him and the rest of our team."

LeBron James will serve as an Executive Producer along with Tom Werner, currently Chairman of the Boston Red Sox. James, a nine-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold medalist, recently led the Miami Heat to a second straight NBA Championship win and captured his fourth straight MVP trophy. As founder of The Carsey-Werner Company, Werner produced some of the most important television shows of the past generation, including "The Cosby Show," "Roseanne,"

"3rd Rock from the Sun," and "That '70s Show." Werner is also co-founder of Good Humor TV and the cable channel Oxygen. Emmy® nominated actor Mike O'Malley, who served as a consulting producer on "Shameless" and has starred in series including "Glee" and "Justified," will also serve as Executive Producer, along with Maverick Carter, James' longtime friend and manager, and Paul Wachter.

About Starz

Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies.  As of June 30, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.9 million subscribers, including 21.8 million at STARZ, and 35.1 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S.  STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television.  Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties.  Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

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Glee Sings The Beatles - Album Available September 24

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NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready for some Gleatlemania! The Glee cast introduces The Beatles' legacy to a new generation with the album release of Glee Sings The Beatles on Tuesday, September 24. Glee Sings The Beatles includes 14 songs from the first two episodes of Glee's fifth season, which will premiere on Thursday, September 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  The album will feature the Glee cast's take on the Fab Four's iconic classics such as "All You Need Is Love,"  "Let It Be," and "A Hard Day's Night" (see below for full track-listing). 

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On the all-new "Love, Love, Love" premiere episode airing Thursday, September 26, the New Directions are back in action and take on their biggest assignment yet: The Beatles! As Will enlists the kids to pay homage to the classic song catalog from the Fab Four, Blaine and Kurt attempt to answer questions about their future together. Meanwhile, Rachel's New York ambitions take an unexpected turn. 

Beatlemania continues at McKinley with the "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds" episode airing Thursday, October 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).  It's time for the students to vote for prom queen and king, but when Tina receives a nomination, she takes on a fierce attitude that alienates her biggest supporters. Meanwhile, Rachel adjusts to a new attitude of her own as she and Santana work at a Broadway diner to make ends meet.

Since its debut in 2009, Fox's Glee has pioneered the comedy musical genre, becoming an unstoppable phenomenon that has redefined modern television and broken multiple music sales records.  From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold over 55 million tracks and over 13 million albums worldwide.  Throughout its four seasons, Glee has also set a groundbreaking record for the most songs charted by a single act on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing records previously held by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown.  With their incredible record sales, Glee has made a name for itself in music history.

Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals.  The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).

The full track listing for Glee Sings The Beatles is as follows:

 

Yesterday Drive My Car Got To Get You Into My Life You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Help A Hard Day's Night I Saw Her Standing There All You Need Is Love Get Back Here Comes The Sun  Something Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Hey Jude Let It Be ABOUT GLEE

Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 55 million songs, 13 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Becca Tobin (Kitty Wilde), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang)  and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.

ABOUT COLUMBIA RECORDS

One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street/Reunion Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 

About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE and THE SIMPSONS. The network ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight of the past 10 seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.

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Larenz Tate To Serve As Ambassador Of 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival; Alicia Keys' 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' To Screen On Closing Night

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NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org) presented by BET Networks announced today that actor Larenz Tate – star of the BET original movie Gun Hill – will serve as festival ambassador and George Tillman's The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete is the official Closing Night Film on September 21.

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Known for iconic performances in Love Jones, Menace II Society, Dead Presidents and Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, Tate will attend the Gun Hill screening on Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm. Directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood, the film centers around a pair of identical twins on opposite sides of life: Trane, a cop, and Bird, a con (both played by Tate). On one fateful night, Trane is killed. Bird assumes his identity and begins his own search for redemption.

"I'm honored to not only have my new BET project, 'Gun Hill,' premiering here, but to also be festival ambassador of this year's Urbanworld Film Festival," said Tate. "This festival is a celebration of multicultural art and its diverse and innovative contributors. I look forward to working with the Urbanworld team and enjoying some great films!"

Directed by Tillman and written by Michael Starrbury, the festival's Closing Night Film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete stars Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie and Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Hudson. Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen, and Bob Teitel produced the film with Alicia Keys, Susan Lewis, Clay Floren, Aimee Shieh, Julio Depietro, Keith Kjarval, Mary Vernieu, and Amy Nauiokas executive producing.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister's (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister's vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. Visit www.MisterandPeteMovie.com for film information & updates. Follow the social conversation at #MisterAndPete

Urbanworld Founding Sponsor HBO® returns to host the 4th Annual Urbanworld Digital, a one-day digital track on September 18 at the HBO Theater (1100 6th Ave @ 42nd St, 15th floor) from 4pm – 9pm, featuring key industry influencers who will discuss topics including digital marketing, social media and distribution.

"HBO is pleased to take part in the continuing discussions on the growing demand for personalized entertainment and its impact on how we interact," said Dennis Williams, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, at HBO.  "From connecting with viewers via a variety of digital platforms and social media outlets to cutting-edge promotions, this new environment offers a myriad of opportunities to become better communicators and removes many barriers traditionally faced by emerging filmmakers."

An expanded program overview is available at Urbanworld.org with advance online RSVP required.  Session highlights include a series of panels, demos, fireside chats, and succinct digital download presentations, all with the focus of creating dialogue and connectivity around this evolving digital landscape.  From industry authorities including HBO GO®, NBC Universal, and Interactive One, to emerging enterprises such as MoviePass and Revolt TV, leaders in the space will share their perspectives.  This Urbanworld Digital Day will include the following:

Inside HBO GO®: A Look at the HBO GO Distribution Strategy (Presented by HBO) featuring Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle Expert; Jackie Gagne, Director, HBO College Distribution & Marketing; and Navin Kamath, Director, HBO Digital Domestic Distribution & Partner Marketing Hollywood Embraces the Digital Shift (Presented by NBC Universal) featuring: Tricia Clarke-Stone, Founder/CEO, Narrative Marketing; Carol Cunningham, Vice President, Consumer Insights, BET Networks; Seana Johnson, Universal Pictures Digital; and Talitha Watkins, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing, Universal Pictures. Influence & Insight (Presented by Interactive One) led by Smokey D. Fontaine, Chief Creative & Content Officer, Interactive One, who will interview a celebrity guest on their success using social media as a means to leverage their brand and related initiatives. A series of sound-bite moments (10-15 minutes in length) will be layered into the Digital Day and include:

Big Data: Audience in Command (Presented by MoviePass) featuring Stacy Spikes, Co-Founder & CEO, MoviePass, as well as Founder, Urbanworld Film Festival. Google Hangout with Cast Members from HBO's The Wire Revolt TV: The Vision of Sean "Diddy" Combs (Presented by Revolt TV) featuring Angela Northington, Content Acquisitions, Revolt TV. Urbanworld is also proud to announce the official jurors for this year's festival, award category sponsors and prizes, as well as the 2013 sponsors.

NARRATIVE FEATURES JURORS

Dori Begley - Senior Vice President, Magnolia Pictures Nikkole Denson-Randolph - Vice President - Specialty & Alternative Content, AMC Theatres Zola B. Mashariki - Senior Vice President, Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures Valerie Meraz - Vice President, Program Acquisitions, Turner Entertainment Networks  Maria Zuckerman - Vice President, HBO Films NARRATIVE SHORTS JURORS

Andre Des Rochers - Partner, Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP Kelly Edwards - VP, Talent Development, HBO Smokey D. Fontaine - Chief Content & Creative Officer, Interactive One Niija Kuykendall - Vice President, Production Warner Bros. Pictures Frida Torresblanco - Award Winning Producer DOCUMENTARY FEATURES JURORS

Jacqueline Glover - Vice President, Documentary Films, HBO Shola Lynch - Award-Winning Filmmaker Tricia Rose - Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University SCREENPLAY JURORS

Scott Budnick - President, Green Hat Films Franklin Leonard - Founder, The Black List Christopher Mack - Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Workshop, Warner Bros. Entertainment Constance Orlando - Vice President, Original Programming, BET Networks Heather Morris Washington - Manager, Emerging Writers Fellowship Program, Universal Pictures TELEPLAY JURORS

Roger Bobb - President & CEO, Bobbcat Films Nkechi Okoro Carroll – Writer Erica Montolfo-Bura - Executive Producer FESTIVAL PRIZES

Best Narrative Feature - Presented by Fox Audience Strategy - $5,000 Cash Prize Best Documentary Feature Best Narrative Short - Presented by HBO - $5,000 Cash Prize Best Screenplay - Presented by BET Networks - $5,000 Cash Prize Best Teleplay - Presented by BET Networks - $5,000 Cash Prize Audience Awards for Best Feature & Best Short 2013 URBANWORLD SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

BET Networks Founding Sponsor

HBO Premiere Sponsor

Universal Industry Circle

AMC DGA Fox Audience Strategy IGNITION PR Interactive One MoviePass One Village Time Warner Warner Bros. Media Partners

Essence Filmmaker Magazine GIANTlife Power 105 Rolling Out TheUrbanDaily Uptown WNYC WBAI Promotional Partners

Avenue Pink Black Public Media Flavor Pill Liberated People New York Women in Film & Television Shadow & Act COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza Futures & Options Hip Hop For Life MoCADA Scenarios Urbanworld takes place September 18-22, 2013 at midtown Manhattan's AMC 34th Street. For the complete slate of films or ticket information, visit www.urbanworld.org. For media inquiries, email [email protected]

ABOUT URBANWORLD

The Urbanworld® Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, and the Urbanworld® Digital track focused on digital and social media.  Over the last fifteen years, Hollywood studios, indie film distributors, and established and emerging filmmakers have consistently chosen Urbanworld® to premiere box office and award-winning hits.  Urbanworld® has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace.  The Urbanworld® Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld® Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary filmed entertainment.  By implementing initiatives that actively support and develop content creators of color, Urbanworld significantly contributes to the evolution of the media and entertainment landscape and the diversity that it reflects.  Gabrielle Glore serves as Executive Producer & Head of Programming for the Urbanworld Film Festival.  The festival website is www.urbanworld.org.

ABOUT BET NETWORKS

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

ABOUT HBO

Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world's most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 114 million subscribers worldwide.  The services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels.  Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 70 countries.  HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

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Sean Combs' REVOLT TV Starts To Unveil On-Air Talent Lineup

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Sean Combs' REVOLT TV Starts To Unveil On-Air Talent Lineup (via PR Newswire)

Amrit Singh as Music and Culture Editor and Host along with Sibley Scoles as Host New Multi-Platform Television Channel Set to Launch in October on Time Warner Cable and Comcast LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Val Boreland, executive vice…

 

 

SiriusXM and Major League Baseball Extend Agreement; Every Game Now Available on Sirius and XM Satellite Radios

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SiriusXM and Major League Baseball Extend Agreement; Every Game Now Available on Sirius and XM Satellite Radios (via PR Newswire)

Subscribers get every MLB game through the 2021 season Live play-by-play of every regular and postseason MLB game, as well as select spring training and Spanish-language game broadcasts Download image Download image SIRIUS XM logo. (PRNewsFoto/SIRIUS…

 

 

BET celebrates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with "50: THE MARCH & THE MOVEMENT" LIVE 8/24 @11AM ET

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BET Networks to Commemorate and Air Live Coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with "50: THE MARCH & THE MOVEMENT" Airing Live Saturday, August 24 at 11 AM ET/ 8 AM PT (via PR Newswire)

Award-winning Journalist Ed Gordon to Anchor Viewers Can Follow Every Angle of the March with Up-to-the-Minute Updates and Commentary on BET.com/News and Continue the Conversation on Twitter by using hashtag #MarchDC50 Download image BET Networks logo…

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BET Networks Original Programming Dominates With The Top Four Sitcoms On Television Among African Americans

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BET Networks Original Programming Dominates With The Top Four Sitcoms On Television Among African Americans* (via PR Newswire)

"The Game" leads as the #1 Sitcom on Cable among Women 18-49 over the past 3 seasons** The Network Adds Four New Pilots Showcasing Stories of Revival and Redemption Including the First New Unscripted Project From Executive Producing Duo Salim and Mara Brock Akil Download image BET Networks logo. (PRNewsFoto…