Watergate Thriller/Comedy “18½” Set Release To Theaters On May 27th

18 and a half nixon film“18½” features an acclaimed cast led by stars Willa Fitzgerald (Amazon’s “Reacher”) , John Magaro (“First Cow”), Vondie Curtis Hall (“Harriet”), Catherine Curtin (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”), Richard Kind (“Argo”), Sullivan Jones (“The Gilded Age”), Alanna Saunders, Claire Saunders, and the legendary voices of Ted Raimi (“Spider-Man”) , Jon Cryer (“Two and a Half Men”), and Bruce Campbell (“Evil Dead”) as President Richard Nixon.

The film “18½” humorously crafts its own narrative into the notorious gap in Nixon’s Watergate scandal. Taking place in 1974, “18½” is about a fictional White House transcriber finds the only copy of the infamous 18½-minute gap in Nixon’s Watergate tapes but her attempts to leak it to the press run afoul of hippies, swingers and nefarious forces.

Directed by Dan Mirvish, “18½” features a screenplay by Daniel Moya, story by Dan Mirvish & Daniel Moya, with classic cinematography by Elle Schneider. The film is produced by Dan Mirvish, p.g.a., Daniel Moya, p.g.a. and Terry Keefe. Executive producers are Tel K. Ganesan, Ashwin T. Ganesan, Richard Schenkman and Sebastian Twardosz, co-executive producers are Paul Orzulak, Kyra Rogers, Elisabeth Jereski, Jarrod Phillips, Dana Altman, Frédéric Forestier.

18½- trailer from Sonder Entertainment on Vimeo.

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DreamHack Announces Celebration of Gaming with “DreamHack Beyond” Online Festival May 27–June 2, 2022

dreamhack beyond 2022DreamHack, the immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the gaming community comes to life, is bringing back the all-digital, at-home, interactive experience DreamHack Beyond beginning Friday, May 27, continuing through Thursday, June 2.

The week-long online celebration of gaming will feature many familiar and loved components of DreamHack’s physical festivals, including competing in tournaments, participating and voting in contests, streams showing the action, and challenges to complete. By downloading the DreamHack App, participants will be able to unlock achievements while playing, participating and watching.

DreamHack Beyond will take place leading up to the first full-scale, in-person DreamHack festival in nearly 2.5 years — DreamHack Dallas, which will take place June 3–5, 2022, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The three-day, immersive, gaming lifestyle festival is the ultimate weekend experience offering everything gaming under one roof.
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14th Austin Fashion Week Releases Schedule And Talents List

Austin Fashion Week 2022Now on its 14th year, Austin Fashion Week is set to feature a lineup of designs during three days of fashion shows and popup shops in support of local designers.

Founded by Matt Swinney, Austin Fashion Week Spring 2022 marks the return to the runway for the annual design showcase. The event is set to kick off with Fleming’s Lunch on Friday, April 29, featuring Project Runway star Brittany Allen and hosted by founding Editor-In-Chief/Creative Director of Society Texas, Lance Avery Morgan.

Runway shows will be held starting Friday, April 20, followed by shows on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2022, with each benefitting various charities.

The shows will be in person and outdoors at The Domain, the high-density office, retail, and residential center at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, Texas.

For more details and tickets, go to https://fashionbyevents.com. Popup shops are open to all gusts, ticketed or not.

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“Dopesick,” “Underground Railroad,” “Yellowjackets,” Bo Burnham Among Peabody Award Nominees

Bo Burnham Among Peabody Award NomineesThe 2022 Peabody Awards have officially announced nominations for this year’s honors. The nominees represent the most compelling and empowering stories in media for the last year.

“Following yet another turbulent year, Peabody is proud to honor an array of stories that poignantly and powerfully help us make sense of the challenges we face as a nation and world,” Peabody executive director Jeffrey Jones said in a statement. “Demonstrating the immense power of stories, these nominees exposed our societal failures and celebrated the best of the human spirit. They are all worthy of recognition, and Peabody is proud to celebrate them.”

PBS led the nomninations with 13 programs as finalists, followed by HBO with eight and Hulu and Netflix with five apiece.

The 30 winners of the 82nd annual Peabody Awards is set to be announced from June 6 through June 9.

See below for the full list of nominees.

ARTS

“Summer of Soul (…Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s rousing directorial debut chronicles the seminal 1969 celebration of Black history, music, and fashion, The Harlem Cultural Festival, through interviews and largely forgotten footage of performances from Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, and many more.

A Vulcan Productions Inc. Production, In Association with Concordia Studio, Play/Action Pictures, LarryBilly Productions, Produced by Mass Distraction Media and RadicalMedia. (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu)

CHILDREN’S & YOUTH

“City of Ghosts”

The “Ghost Club” ventures around Los Angeles interviewing ghosts and learning about the city’s multicultural history in this joyful, educational, and wildly entertaining animated series.

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“Marking The Cut” Season 3 Renewed At Amazon

prime video making the cut Prime Video’s reality television series “Making The Cut”, is set to return for its third season. Hosted and executive produced by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, the fashion competition series is set to premiere this summer.

The third season is set to feature 10 fashion designers and entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for $1 million, a mentorship with Amazon Fashion, and an opportunity to create an exclusive co-brand with Amazon Fashion and sell their existing collection in Amazon Fashion’s Making the Cut store.

“I am excited for ‘Making the Cut’ to return this summer for its third season,” Klum said. “I was so happy to be reunited with Tim, Nicole and Jeremy as we searched for the next great global fashion brand among our most talented group of designers yet! This season’s fashion far exceeded our expectations and there are so many amazing looks that I cannot wait to wear myself.”

Tim Gunn added, “After watching the success of our past designers, including winners Andrea Pitter and Jonny Cota, I’m tremendously excited for fans to see what this season’s enormously talented group of designers has in store.”

The series is executive produced by Sara Rea, Sue Kinkead, Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, and Jennifer Love, and is produced by Hello Sunshine and Amazon Studios.

“Making the Cut” is produced by Hello Sunshine and Amazon Studios, and it is executive produced by Sara Rea, Sue Kinkead, Klum, Gunn and Jennifer Love.

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Spirit halloween Movie Coming This Fall

Spirit HalloweenChristopher Lloyd and Rachael Leigh Cook get into “Spirit Halloween”.

Strike Back Studios and Hideout Pictures continue their busy production schedule in 2022 having wrapped principal photography of “Spirit Halloween.”

When a new Spirit Halloween store appears in a deserted strip mall, three middle school friends who think they’ve outgrown trick or treating make a dare to spend the night locked inside the store Halloween night. But they soon find out that the store is haunted by an angry evil spirit who has possessed the creepy animatronic characters. The kids embark on a thrilling and spooky adventure in order to survive the night and avoid becoming possessed themselves.

After a nationwide search the production found a group young up & coming actors to round out the cast including Donavan Colan (“Zoe,” “Getaway”), Dylan Martin Frankel (“Raven’s Home,” “Life & Beth”), Jaiden Smith (“Blue Bloods,” “The Mothership”), and Marissa Reyes (“Raven’s Home”).The film also offers audiences a cast filled with beloved veteran actors including Rachael Leigh Cook (“He’s All That,” “Love, Guaranteed”), Christopher Lloyd (“The Tender Bar”, “Back to the Future Trilogy,”) and Marla Gibbs (“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, “227”).

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Invasion Thriller “Occupation: Rainfall” Set All Platform Release

Invasion Thriller Occupation Rainfall Set All Platform ReleaseSparke Films and Saban have announced the transaction and subscription based release of Luke Sparke’s space invasion action packed sequel Occupation: Rainfall.

The follow up to Occupation, released in 2018, Rainfall is headlined by an incredible cast: Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians, The Hangover trilogy), Temuera Morrison (“The Book of Boba Fett”, Aquaman), Daniel Gillies (“The Originals”, “Vampire Diaries”), Dan Ewing (Love and Monsters), Dena Kaplan (“Dance Academy”), Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab To Darwin), Jet Tranter (Thor: Ragnarök), Lawrence Makoare (The Lord Of The Rings franchise), David Roberts (The Matrix franchise), Vince Colosimo (Chopper), Zac Garred (“General Hospital”), Trystan Go (“The Family Law”), and Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter series, Mass) as the voice of Steve the Alien.

Occupation: Rainfall is currently available on and a number of digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Netflix, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox.

Released in the United States by Saban Films, Occupation: Rainfall has consistently topped the charts on Netflix, iTunes and HBOMax. The New York Times recently heralded that “Sparke’s action flick includes references to Starship Troopers, Crimson Tide and Independence Day, and features large, epic set pieces. The opening battle, worth the watch in itself, is set in a fiery, ravaged Sydney, and sees aerial dog fights, chaotic gun battles and a killer comet”. Sequels are in active development.

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New Trailer for “The Batman” Closes Out 2021

By Creative Media Times

“Vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat.”

The trailer for one of the most anticipated films for 2022, The Batman, has been release to close out 2021. The film brings filmmaker Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and star Robert Pattinson’s (High Life (2018), The Lighthouse (2019)) together in this upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics iconic character Batman. Matt Reeves also wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig.

The new trailer, titled “The Bat and the Cat,” brings to focus the relationship between the Dark Knight and Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle, as well as another iconic villain, Paul Dano’s ominous take on the Riddler and his plan for the Dark Knight and Gotham. From the looks of it, it seems that the Riddler has figured out Batman’s real identity.

The action-packed trailer also features car chases in the Batmobile and Bruce’s martial arts skills.

The Batman is scheduled for release in the United States on March 4, 2022.

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Cast of Upcoming Elevated Thriller “The Man In The White Van” Announced

the man in the white vanGarrison Film Productions Inc. (OTC: EMDF) and Legion M announced today that Sean Astin (Stranger Things, Lord of the Rings, Supergirl, No Good Nick), Ali Larter (The Rookie, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Legally Blonde) and Madison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2, I Kill Giants, True Detective) have signed on to star in their upcoming true-crime thriller feature film THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN.

Also confirmed among the cast are Brec Bassinger (Stargirl, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Bella and The Bulldogs), Skai Jackson (Muppets Haunted Mansion, Sex Appeal, Bunk’d), Gavin Warren (The Descendant, Geechee, First Man) and Julianne Arrieta (Reagan).

The film teams writer/director/producer Warren Skeels (Siesta Key), executive producers Legion M, Gary Kompothecras, and Lawrence Najem with producers Terri Lubaroff (Archenemy) and Anne Marie Gillen (Fried Green Tomatoes). THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN is co-written by Sharon Y. Cobb (June) and co-produced by Mike Page and Arlie Day, who also handled casting. The project marks the first collaboration between financier Garrison Film and Legion M, and will be the first-ever production from Garrison Film’s innovative new film financing entity.
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Live From NYC… Horror Writer’s Play Helps Reopen NY Theatre.

creative media timesTHE BIG DREAM by Rollin Jewett and directed by Jay Michaels is one of the first plays to open in NYC live — months before Broadway.

Staged immersively, with characters taken from audience members itself, THE BIG DREAM tells the tale of Jack, an arrogant stage-pig who recounts his journey of how he hoofed and whored his way on stage and on film. With only the goading of an enigmatic therapist to keep him on track, Jack goes in and out of reality trying to find who he really is … if he really is.

The cast includes Matt Frenzel as the Jack of this trade; Donna White as the therapist: Zara Zeidman as his long-suffering girlfriend, Sara Minisquero as his juvenile delinquent best friend; with Andrew J. Koehler, Anthony Diaz, Rose Zisa, Michael Pichardo, Melissa Ford, and Paulina De La Parra weaving through this tale as Jack’s family, friends, business associates, teachers, and tormentors.
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