HA Comedy Festival Special To Return To HBO Max

New Cadence Productions (NCP), which recently announced a 10 Episode order for its reboot of the hit series “The Brothers Garcia,” now called “The Garcias,” announced today that HBO Max will stream the HA Comedy Festival, for a second year. The festival takes place in the historic Riverwalk Area of San Antonio, TX this September.

The first annual Festival occurred in February of 2020, over three days in five venues with 21 shows and 46 comedians. It was and remains the largest showcase of Latino comedic talent in the world. The prerecorded live finale of the first festival, hosted by comedian Anjelah Johnson and featuring celebrities Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, and Danny Trejo, streamed on HBO Max in August of 2020 to rave reviews and a won a recent NAMIC award beating out the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reunion and several others.

Jeff Valdez, creator of the festival and NCP co-founder, states: “I am pleased that HBO Max believes in the future of this festival by ordering a second special. The first year, although challenging, yielded fantastic results, such as a staggering 93M Digital Impressions, and a viral 24M Views on HBO Max’s TikTok account.”

Sol Trujillo, co-founder of NCP, says: “The New Mainstream Audience, largely driven by the Latino Cohort, is very important to the entertainment and news media sector of our economy. We look forward to successive years of bringing this festival to the public and are thrilled that HBO Max understands that and is supporting it. We are also pleased that HBO Max is partnering with us and that our title sponsor AT&T, like us, recognizes the value of this audience.”
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Mark Millar Confirms Oscar-Winning Writer For WB Nemesis Movie

Comic book superstar Mark Millar – creator of Kick-Ass, Jupiter’s Legacy, The Secret Service & Kingsman – has confirmed to retailer Forbidden Planet that Emerald Fennell – winner of the 2021 Oscar for Original Screenplay (Promising Young Woman) – will pen the script for Millar’s hotly-anticipated Warner Bros adaptation of his critically acclaimed comic book, Nemesis.

Speaking exclusively to Forbidden Planet TV, Millar said: “Emerald Fennell, who just won an Oscar for best screenplay for Promising Young Woman, has just delivered the latest draft of the Nemesis screenplay, which is extremely cool, especially after the initial development of the movie by the late Tony Scott, who established some amazing visual ideas for the movie!”

Nemesis is a tale of one man with a plan for vengeance! Who is Nemesis? He is a son of privilege, an inheritor of billions from his deceased parents. He owns a fleet of the finest cars and a hangar full of planes, and has countless technological gadgets at his command. He’s the ultimate super-villain fighting relentlessly for a nihilsitic cause in which he believes.

Forbidden Planet TV host Andrew Sumner said: “This interview with Mark Millar is another example of the pop culture status that enables Forbidden Planet to attract high-profile creatives from the comic book and entertainment industry, whether it’s for an interview for our newly-launched online TV show, a store signing or an exclusive edition. Fans won’t want to miss out on this special interview, as Millar introduces his new Netflix show Jupiter’s Legacy, chats about a new Netflix spy show he’s developing, previews the latest Kingsman movie and reveals an all-new anime adaption of his comic book Supercrooks.”


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Amazon Prime Video Releases Trailer For Brazilian Amazon Original Series DOM

Amazon Prime Video released today the official trailer and key art for the upcoming Brazilian Amazon Original series Dom, a crime drama inspired by the true story of a father and son on opposite sides of the war on drugs in Rio de Janeiro. Featuring eight one hour-long episodes, Dom is produced by Conspiração, with Breno Silveira as showrunner and will premiere on June 4 in more than 240 countries and territories exclusively on Prime Video.

The show follows Victor, a young diver who, by a twist of fate, becomes a military intelligence agent and embraces the war on drugs as his life mission. Over the years, he comes to face the disillusionment of an endless war, and watches his own son, Pedro, succumb to the enemy he tirelessly fought against: cocaine. Pedro turns into an addict as well as one of the most wanted criminals in Rio de Janeiro: Pedro Dom.

Starring alongside Gabriel Leone (Pedro) and Flavio Tolezani (Victor) are Filipe Bragança, Raquel Villar, Isabella Santoni, Ramon Francisco, Digão Ribeiro, Fabio Lago, Julia Konrad and André Mattos, among others. Dom is directed by Vicente Kubrusly and Breno Silveira, who also leads the writing team, which includes Fabio Mendes, Higia Ikeda, Carolina Neves and Marcelo Vindicatto. The series is produced by Renata Brandão e Ramona Bakker from Conspiração. Antonio Pinto composed the original soundtrack.

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From Cradle To Stage Starts Today on Paramount+

ai photo imaging ai photo graphicNew from Live Nation Productions, the six-part, unscripted television series from Director Dave Grohl, is based on the critically acclaimed book by his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl. Each episode features Dave and Virginia as they take an extremely personal journey home with a fellow musician. They visit their mothers and learn how each artist was nurtured and fostered as a young talent giving them the tools to survive the turbulence of success.

The series includes episodes with Pharrell Williams, Brandi Carlile, Geddy Lee of Rush, Country star Miranda Lambert, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds. Honest, humorous, and emotional, these dynamic relationships form the profound journey that is FROM CRADLE TO STAGE.

The six episodes will premiere each Thursday starting today, May 6th – the perfect start to your Mother’s Day Weekend.

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“The Garcias” Formerly Known as “The Brothers Garcia” Gets 10-Episode Reboot to Air on HBO MAX

Pre-Production Starts Now with New Cadence Productions

New Cadence Productions (NCP) announced today that they will re-boot the hit series “The Brothers Garcia” with “The Garcias,” featuring the entire original cast who are all grown up with diverse families of their own.

The original series “The Brothers Garcia” ran on Nickelodeon for 50 episodes from 2000-2004. It also aired in 40+ countries around the world. The new series will be shot in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, specifically in a town called Puerto Aventuras, as well as in eco-theme parks Xcaret, Xplor and Xel-Ha. These four locations will add a unique production value to the show.

“The Garcias” is a slice of life of an American family that just happens to be Latino. By shooting the show in San Antonio, Texas and Mexico, the series juxtaposes an American Latino family in Mexico.

“We want audiences to see that we are totally American and part of the ‘new mainstream,’” exclaimed NCP Partner and show creator Jeff Valdez. “There are no themes of narcos, border walls, gang bangers or maids anywhere in this series – a fact that we are very proud of and hope that Hollywood will follow suit. We are extremely proud of the fact that this show will easily achieve 90+% positive Latino inclusion both in front of and behind the camera.”

“We are excited to be partnering with WarnerMedia, who believes in the project and ordered 10 episodes,” states Sol Trujillo, NCP Partner and global media-communications and technology icon. “The themes of our new series are aspirational and universal. “The Garcias” will be in English and, of course, every episode will end with the trademark, ‘Todo para la familia,’ which means ‘Everything for the family.’”x

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“Borat,” “Drag Race” and “WandaVision” Lead MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominees

aiphotoimaging aiphotographicCarey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Zendaya, and the late Chadwick Boseman also scored nominations at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Fan-favorite WandaVision led the television awards with five nominations, while Borat Subsequent Moviefilm led the film awards with three nominations. RuPaul’s Drag Race leads the unscripted awards with four nominations.

Other top nominees includes “Emily in Paris” (4 nominations), “The Boys” (4 nominations) and “Bridgerton” (3 nominations).

Starting today, April 19th, fans will be able to vote for their favorites across 25 gender-neutral categories by visiting vote.mtv.com through April 30, 2021.

The 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” telecast will air live on Sunday, May 16 from the Palladium in Los Angeles, CA at 9PM ET/PT.

The show’s host, presenters and further details will be revealed at a later date.

Here are this year’s nominees:

BEST MOVIE
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
“Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Promising Young Woman”
“Soul”
“To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

BEST SHOW
“Bridgerton”
“Cobra Kai”
“Emily in Paris”
“The Boys”
“WandaVision”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”
Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Daniel Kaluuya – “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Sacha Baron Cohen – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Zendaya – “Malcolm & Marie”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Anya Taylor-Joy – “The Queen’s Gambit”
Elizabeth Olsen – “WandaVision”
Elliot Page – “The Umbrella Academy”
Emma Corrin – “The Crown”
Michaela Coel – “I May Destroy You”
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“Fiel” Becomes World’s Most Streamed Latin Hit On Spotify

Aiphotoimaging aiphotographicWhile the pandemic derailed touring plans, Walter Kolm, CEO of the artist management firm WK Entertainment—a roster highlighted by Carlos Vives, and cross-over sensation Maluma, Wisin, and CNCO, made a bold pandemic pivot that led to the launch of WK Records.

Today, his label celebrates “Fiel,” the clingy reggaetón hit by Wisin, Jhay Cortez, and Los Legendarios, one of the most streamed Latin songs in the world. It’s perched upon Spotify’s Global Top 200 chart—the list’s only Latin hit to crack the Top 10. It’s certified platinum in the United States, Spain, Chile, and Mexico, plus made Gold in Colombia, rippling through Latin America in the #1 seat on Spotify and Apple. It’s also the only song represented by a Latino-owned artist management firm and label to pierce the Top 10 frame of Spotify’s Global Top 200 Chart.

“Fiel’s” music video, which became the most-watched visual the day it premiered on YouTube, has over 60 million views. It’s a viral sensation on TikTok with over 2 million uploads and more than 300 million views. Also, it’s ranked Top 40 on Shazam’s worldwide chart and #1 for the platform in Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Costa Rica.

The single was recorded in the mountains of Cayey, Puerto Rico, at Wisin’s record label’s studio, La Base Music, and was released via Walter Kolm’s WK Records in February.
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Nacellecast Studios To Debut Gates McFadden’s First Podcast On May 12th

NacelleCast, the people behind Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us, and Down To Earth with Zac Efron, as well as Disney+’s Behind The Attraction announced that actress, director and choreographer, Gates McFadden, will debut her new podcast InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? through Nacelle’s podcast network on May 12th. The company recently opened NacelleCast Studios, a state-of-the-art podcast studio next to their production offices in Burbank, which serves as the main podcast studio for all NacelleCast productions.

Gates McFadden InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? is a limited podcast series where Gates invites some of her best friends such as Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Will Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, John Delancie, Robert Picardo, Michael Westmore, Nana Visitor, Denise Crosby and more to have one on one, intimate conversations unlike any Star Trek fan has ever seen or heard before. Whether you’re the biggest Trekkie, or a casual watcher, this podcast offers never before heard stories from some of the people who made Star Trek one of the most successful franchises in history.

Listen to an Exclusive Clip from the Podcast Here >>
Gates McFadden is an actress and choreographer best known for her portrayal of Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis. Early in her career, Gates worked at The Jim Henson Company working behind the scenes as a Director of Choreography and Puppet Movement on films such as Labyrinth and Dreamchild.
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Vanishing Angle Set To Release Sundance Hit “Beast Beast”

armando inquig beast beast poster creative media times aiphotographicThe coming-of-age drama film, written and directed by Danny Madden, tells the story of three interwoven stories of youth navigating identity, first love, petty crime, and gun violence in a Southern, American town.

Brimming with energy and style, Beast Beast captures what it means to come of age in an era marked by technology and social media, where violent clashes awaken dormant passions and teenagers are faced with growing up all too quickly.

Directed by Danny Madden, the film stars Shirley Chen, Will Madden, and Jose Angeles. The films was executive produced by Alec Baldwin and Casey Bader. It also premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

“Beast Beast” is set to be released in select theaters on April 16, followed shortly by a digital released and on demand on May 4, 2021.

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Historical Documentary “Last Will & Testament” Released By Strike Back Studios

Strike Back Studios, a new joint venture between Realization Films, Public House Films, and Hideout Pictures, has release Centropolis Entertainment’s fascinating historical documentary “Last Will & Testament”.

With April being Shakespeare international Month, the film is now available to stream on Amazon Prime, Vudu, Tubi and other streaming platforms along with across TVOD platforms iTunes, Fandango Now, Google Play, YouTube, among others globally to rent or buy.

Twin sisters & filmmakers Laura Wilson & Lisa Wilson’s intricate historical journey charts the fascinating documentary “Last Will & Testament” from executive producer Roland Emmerich (who’s brilliant “Anonymous” also explores Shakespeare’s identity) and featuring stage and screen icons Derek Jacobi (“Gladiator,” “Gosford Park, “Dead Again”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “The BFG,” “Dunkirk”), and Vanessa Redgrave (“Atonement,” “Howards End,” “Coriolanus”). It’s the greatest literary mystery of all time who actually wrote the works of Shakespeare? Featuring a powerful score by Graeme Revell (“The Saint,” “The Crow,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”), the greatest mystery of an identity hidden by time and the constructs of society…The Bard himself.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
It’s the greatest literary mystery of all time; who wrote the works of Shakespeare? Although the official story has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems have persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-upon-Avon was England’s “Star of Poets.” “Last Will & Testament” will transform the way you look at Shakespeare.

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