Zombies, Spies, Bounty Hunters and More; Eleven New Channels Added To Pluto TV Latino

Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S., today debuted eleven all-new channels featuring Spanish-speaking programming on Pluto TV Latino – a dedicated category living on the Pluto TV platform that delivers premium, ad-supported programming for US Hispanic audiences. Introduced in July, the Pluto TV Latino vertical marks the latest evolution in Pluto TV’s ongoing mission to entertain the planet and appeal to global audiences.

This new suite of channels brings an additional 2,000 hours, totaling 4,000 hours of Spanish & Portuguese-speaking programming and a total of 22 channels dedicated to 24/7 Latino programming on Pluto TV. The new content brings an all-new array of fan-favorites with movie-themed channels and curated genre channels featuring 24-hour programming in reality, travel, food, wildlife, and just in time for Halloween – a channel dedicated to terrifying films.

With something for everyone, these all-new genre specific channels targeted to Hispanic audiences add an even greater array of classic and iconic programming associated with fan-favorite brands like Nick (Nick Latino), Nick Jr. (Nick Jr. Latino), and Spike (Spike Aventura) to channels dedicated to franchises like “Pluto TV 007 en Español”, a 24-hour dedicated channel streaming 18 original James Bond adventures. Pluto TV will also air award-winning “The Walking Dead en Español” on “Pluto TV Cine Estelar” every weeknight at 7pm ET, and then replay the show during the weekends on Pluto TV Cine Terror at 4pm and 7pm ET.

“Over the past year, Pluto TV has been heavily focused on increasing our global reach, weaving cultural resonance and diversity into our programming to appeal to audiences at home and abroad,” states Amy Kuessner, SVP Content Strategy & Global Partnerships, Pluto TV. “With Pluto TV Latino, we’ve witnessed the rapid adoption of OTT throughout the US Hispanic market and saw an opportunity to do what few others can do, super-serve them with premium content they know and love, in the language they speak.”

The Screenwriters Network Launches 1st Annual “Killer Shorts” Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Award-winning screenwriter and contest director Alison Parker announced today the launch of the first annual “Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition”.

In the past few years, horror shorts have become a goldmine for Hollywood. Feature films such as The Babadook, Lights Out, Mama, and Saw originated as proof-of-concept shorts. Shorts like Whisper, The Burden, Behind, Sweet Tooth, and Milk, were discovered by producers like James Wan and Sam Raimi and are now in development as features.

It all starts with the script.

“Our goal is to motivate, inspire, and guide screenwriters to write horror shorts with feature adaptation potential.” said Alison Parker, Contest Director. “We’re looking for big ideas. The best horror shorts rely heavily on visual scares and unique world building. Putting this kind of terror on the page isn’t for the faint of heart. For the few who succeed, this could be the break that launches their career.”
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Tom Hanks To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

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Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Sony Pictures Releasing

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at next year’s Golden Globe awards, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Tuesday.

The Golden Globes ceremony is set to air on NBC on Jan. 5, 2020.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil B. DeMille Award to Tom Hanks,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria said in a statement.

“For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire. As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer and director,” Soria continued.

Hanks has received 15 Golden Globe nominations throughout his film career, including for “Big” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” before winning best actor awards in back to back years for “Philadelphia” (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). He won a third time in 2000 for “Cast Award”. His most recent nomination is for “The Post” in 2018.

He will next be seen in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” this November, where he portrays beloved TV personality Fred Rogers. His upcoming films include the WWII drama “Greyhound,” the post-apocalyptic “BIOS”, and the post-Civil War drama “News of the World.”

Emmy 2019: Game of Thrones, Fleabag Take Top Awards

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Game of Thrones lost in a lot of categories it was nominated in, but in the end, the HBO fantasy drama television series took home Outstanding Drama series.

Along with Peter Dinklage winning best supporting actor in a drama, and its 10 awards at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys, the Thrones tied its own record of 12 Emmy trophies for a single season.

In one of night’s biggest surprises, Ozark’s Julia Garner took supporting actress for a drama, a category dominated by the cast of Game of Thrones including Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Fiona Shaw, Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie.

Ozark had another surprise in another category dominated by Thrones in the form of Jason Bateman, who won outstanding directing for a drama series.

The host-less 71st Primetime Emmy Awards was broadcast live on Fox this year from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Below you’ll find Primetime Emmy winners. To see the full list, go to Emmys.com.

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series
Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Porter, Pose
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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Chernobyl, Lead 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Winners List

Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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Winners of the two night Creative Arts Emmys were announced this weekend, with HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones dominating with 10 Emmys, while another one of HBO’s own historical drama Chernobyl followed closely with seven. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also had a strong showing, winning six including for its actors Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby.

Thrones started the night with 18 nominations, and is also positioned to win big during the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22.

It was also a big weekend for National Geographic’s documentary film “Free Solo”, which won every award it was nominated for, which is seven including Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Cinematography as well as Sound Mixing and Editing.

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the documentary features rock climber Alex Honnold on his quest to perform a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017.

Honoring the year’s artistic and technical accomplishments across a variety of television genres, the ceremony took place at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

See below for some of the winners at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. For a complete list, go to https://www.emmys.com.

Saturday Night Winners

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jeffersons

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool

Outstanding Production Design For Variety Special
RENT

Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Reality or Competition Series
Saturday Night Live, Host: John Mulaney, Host: Emma Stone
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‘The Toys that Made Us’ Collectors’ Edition coming to Blu-Ray

The Nacelle Company to Release Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray of Seasons 1 & 2 of Netflix’s ‘The Toys that Made Us’

The Nacelle Company announced they are releasing a collector’s edition of their acclaimed Netflix docu-series, The Toys That Made Us, that includes over 15 new bonus features and a Toys That Made Us collectible designed by NECA. The Blu-ray will be released on October 1, 2019 and will be available anywhere you buy physical media.

Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us offers a deep nostalgic dive into the minds behind history’s most iconic toy franchises, as they discuss the rise (and sometimes fall) of their billion-dollar creations. The 8-episode documentary series, as it was originally touted, focuses on the history of important toy lines such as Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Barbie and G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Transformers, Lego, and Hello Kitty.

The Guardian.com called The Toys That Made Us “A show that will make you rethink your childhood,”

Collider.com said The Toys That Made Us season 2 was “Another delightful dip into nostalgia,”

“The first two seasons of Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us gave us a fascinating look at how everything from Lego to Transformers came to be,” said Gizmodo.

“Since the show is targeted towards lovers of pop-culture and nostalgia, it seemed like a no-brainer to offer a collector’s Blu-ray of seasons 1 & 2 and with the help of our friends at NECA, we’ve produced the world’s first Toys That Made Us collectible,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of The Nacelle Company.

Founded by Brian Volk Weiss, The Nacelle Company develops, produces, and distributes feature and documentary films as well as TV shows – both scripted and unscripted. Nacelle’s vast array of partnerships include: Netflix, Amazon, Disney +, HBO, Discovery, A&E Networks, Hulu, Viacom, and many more. The Nacelle Company has produced the hit Netflix docu-series, The Toys That Made Us, and it’s upcoming spin-off, The Movies That Made Us, CW’s Discontinued and Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide To Black History and is currently producing the Mad About You reboot with Sony Pictures Television.

Kevin Smith, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jon Favreau, Gina Torres And More Confirmed To Appear At The 4th Annual Saturn Awrds

The Saturn Awards organization today announced exciting new show elements as well as who is expected to appear at the 45th annual celebration taking place on Friday, the 13th of September (6pm PT / 9pm ET).

The show will feature appearances from beloved film and television performers and story tellers including: Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Gina Carano (The Mandalorian), Jon Cryer (Supergirl), Cameron Cuffe (Krypton), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Dean Devlin (Outpost), The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things), Jon Favreau (Visionary Award recipient), Kevin Feige (Stan Lee World Builder Award recipient), Robert Forster (Twin Peaks, Jackie Brown), Vince Gilligan (Better Call Saul), Jessica Green (The Outpost), Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows), Faithe Herman (Shazam), Sydney Lemmon (Fear the Walking Dead), Jeph Loeb (Dan Curtis Legacy Award Recipient), Christopher Markus (Avengers: Endgame), Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame), Tonya Pinkins (Fear the Walking Dead), Lance Reddick (Bosch, John Wick), Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Reboot), George Takei (Star Trek), Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House), Jennifer Tilly (Bound, Bride of Chucky), Gina Torres (Pearson, Firefly), and Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs), The show will also feature holographic appearances by some of the biggest virtual YouTubers and digital performers in Japan, including Kizuna AI (2.68M YT Subscribers) and Kaguya Luna (996K YT Subscribers).

The show format reboot is built specifically for the social media age with a number of unique interactive presentations and fandom firsts including: live “Fantasy Fight” panels where creators and stars argue who would win in mythic mash ups (such as Star Wars vs. Star Trek), fan influencers participating in the award presentation, a once in a lifetime performance from acclaimed musician Lindsey Stirling (11MM YouTube subscribers) and fan social media competitions to win two Lindsey signed violins live.
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Amazon Sets Debut Date For Second Season Of “Jack Ryan”

Amazon Prime Video today announced that the second season of the fan-favorite, action-thriller Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, starring John Krasinski (A Quiet Place), will premiere globally on Friday, November 1, 2019. In addition to the series’ launch date, the official trailer and key art was also released today.

In the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, after tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan, portrayed by Krasinski, heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, UK, Russia, and Venezuela to unravel the President’s nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is co-produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television and Skydance Television and will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. In addition to Krasinski, the second season of the dramatic series also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer, Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) as Harriet ‘Harry’ Baumann and Michael Kelly (House of Cards) as Mike November.

The official Season Two trailer will also be shown during tonight’s NFL Season Opener on NBC, marking the first time Prime Video will be running a full-length trailer on broadcast television. Additionally, travelers flying into LAX Airport this month will be greeted to “Jack is Back,” a 50,000 square foot rooftop billboard marking the largest rooftop advertising placement of all time. The rooftop billboard will be illuminated, allowing travelers to view the signage any hour of the day or night.

The series is executive produced by Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Michael Bay, Krasinski and Allyson Seeger, along with Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, who created the series for television. Additionally, Andrew Bernstein, Vince Calandra, David Graziano, Tom Clancy, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Mace Neufeld, Lindsey Springer, Dennie Gordon and Phil Abraham also executive produce the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

2019 People’s Choice Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ BTS, ‘Taylor Swift’ Among Nominees

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‘Game of Thrones’ – HBO

E! People’s Choice Awards has announced its 2019 nominees on Wednesday, with some of the biggest films and popular artists making the cut.

The awards show will honor fan favorites in film, television, animation and music in 43 categories. Fans will be able to vote for up to 25 times per day, per category, per method. The awards are set to be handed out on Nov. 10.

Among those nominated in the main categories are Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Riverdale’ and ‘This Is Us’.

The movie of 2019 category includes some of the year’s biggest hits including Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum among others.

Recording artists Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus scored a nod for Song of 2019 for or their collaboration on a smash hit remix of “Old Town Road,” a fitting nomination given how the song shattered records this summer, eventually becoming the longest-running number one song on Billboard Hot 100 charts.

See the list he nominations below.

Male artist of 2019

Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes
Travis Scott

Female artist of 2019

Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Camila Cabello
Halsey
Miley Cyrus
P!nk
Taylor Swift
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“Watchmen” Gets Premiere Date Premiere Date From HBO

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“10/20. Tick Tock.” HBO has set the premiere date for “Watchmen,” the upcoming superhero drama adaptation created and developed by Damon Lindelof.

Watchmen is set to premiere on Oct. 20, Sunday, at 9 p.m. And then a week later, this will be followed at 10 p.m. by “Silicon Valley” which is returning for its sixth and final season.

Based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, HBO describes it as being set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, and that it will embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Last May, Lindelof stated via a five-page letter posted on twitter that his version will not be a straight adaptation of the comic books.

“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues [Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons] created thirty years ago,” Lindelof writes. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted…they will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them.”

In 2009, Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) adapted Watchmen a live-action film.

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