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WORLD’S FIRST SAW-THEMED ESCAPE EXPERIENCE TO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS

Based on Lionsgate’s blockbuster horror film franchise, the SAW Escape Experience
will be one of the largest immersive escape experiences in the world
Egan Productions, creative masterminds behind Las Vegas’ top-ranked haunted attraction Fright Dome, has partnered with Hollywood film studio and global content leader Lionsgate to bring to life the world’s first immersive escape experience themed after the blockbuster SAW films.  SAW is one of the most successful horror franchises ever, grossing nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office.  The Las Vegas venue is set to open on January 26, 2018.
‘The Official SAW Escape Experience’ will feature numerous themed rooms where guests will go toe-to-toe with the notorious Jigsaw. After entering what appears to be an old, abandoned meat-packing plant, guests will be plunged into a world of traps and puzzles where they will need to work together to escape not just a single room, but the twists and turns of an entire building. The iconic SAW bathroom scene will be just one of the many highlights along the way, as visitors are put to the test in what has been designed to be an entirely immersive experience and one of the largest escape attractions in the world.

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The Magicians: The Tales of the Seven Keys – The Magicians Is Terrific Even Without Magic!

THE MAGICIANS – The Tales of Seven Keys – Trevor Einhorn as Josh Hoberman, Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, Stella Maeve as Julia Wicker – Photo by Eike Schroter/Courtesy of Syfy.

The Magicians (Wednesdays, 9/8C) returns with our protagonists still stuck in a world without magic – mostly – but there are glimmerings that the situation can be reversed…

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Only The Brave – Powerful True Story Comes To Home Video!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Only the Brave on Digital HD on January 23rd and the Blu-ray and DVD on February 6th.

Only the Brave is based on the true American story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots that gave their lives to protect their community.

The Only the Brave home entertainment release bonus features include: Audio Commentary (Director Joseph Kosinski and Josh Brolin); Deleted Scenes and four Featurettes (Honoring the Heroes: The True Stories; Behind the Brotherhood: The Characters; Boot Camp: Becoming a Hotshot and Dierks Bentley featuring S. Carey’s “Hold The Light” Music Video & Featurette.

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Papercutz Announces The Only Living Boy Tale for Free Comic Book Day!

A brand new tale of The Only Living Boy will be Papercutz’s Contribution to Free Comic Book Day 2018.

“On Free Comic Book Day, new readers can dive into an action-packed adventure about an insect princess, a mermaid warrior, and a young boy and his teddy bear,” said David Gallaher, co-creator of the ongoing series. “And fans of THE ONLY LIVING BOY graphic novels will discover the secrets of the Consortium and learn their wicked plans for the world of Chimerika.”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Papercutz Announces 2018 Free Comic Book Day Offering, A Brand New ONLY LIVING BOY Story from David Gallaher and Steve Ellis

NEW YORK, New York — Leading graphic novel publisher Papercutz’s Free Comic Book Day 2018 title will be a new, never before published story featuring THE ONLY LIVING BOY by Harvey-award winning creators David Gallaher and Steve Ellis. Inspired by classic pulp novels, old-time radio broadcasts and Saturday morning cartoons, THE ONLY LIVING BOY has charmed readers, critics and librarians alike over the course of five critically acclaimed graphic novels. Now, in Papercutz’s Free Comic Book Day title THE ONLY LIVING BOY: UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE BROKEN MOON, Gallaher and Ells will delve into the secrets inside the laboratory of the sinister scientist Doctor Once.

“On Free Comic Book Day, new readers can dive into an action-packed adventure about an insect princess, a mermaid warrior, and a young boy and his teddy bear,” said David Gallaher. “And fans of THE ONLY LIVING BOY graphic novels will discover the secrets of the Consortium and learn their wicked plans for the world of Chimerika.”

In THE ONLY LIVING BOY, 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home only to find himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Every day is a struggle to survive. Erik quickly allies himself with Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He’ll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.

“Set after the events of THE ONLY LIVING BOY Volume 5, this stand alone story is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers,” said Papercutz Publisher Terry Nantier.

“I still remember how wonderful it was walking into my first comic shop, and Free Comic Book Day is such a great way to introduce new readers to comics. We’re delighted to be working with Papercutz to participate in the upcoming Free Comic Book Day,” noted Steve Ellis. “Our hope is that THE ONLY LIVING BOY will inspire a whole new generation of passionate, imaginative readers.”

The brainchild of Harvey award-winning creators David Gallaher, Steve Ellis and their studio Bottled Lightning, THE ONLY LIVING BOY has received both critical and fan acclaim since its launch. The Miami Herald wrote “Gallaher is a sharp and entertaining writer, and Ellis is an exciting and versatile illustrator. Their story is a real treat all around.”

HE ONLY LIVING BOY: UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE BROKEN MOON will be available for free at comic shops on May 5th 2018; check your local comic shops for availability.

ABOUT THE ONLY LIVING BOY FCBD 2018 SPECIAL: UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE BROKEN MOON

The Harvey-nominated best-selling series returns in this all-new adventure. Erik is the only living boy on a dangerous patchwork planet. While he and his allies Thea and Morgan fight for their very survival, the dreaded Lord Baalikar, the fiendish Doctor Once, and the vile Consortium conspire, creating a plan that will have dire consequences for our heroes and their world. This daring adventure is the perfect introduction for the young and young-at-heart.
Rating: ALL-AGES
32pgs, FC
FREE!

ABOUT PAPERCUTZ:
Papercutz graphic novels for kids, tweens, and teens include a wide range of genres from humor, action adventure, mystery, and horror to favorite licensed characters. It is proud to be the only publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels, working every day to introduce young readers to the imaginative wonders waiting to be discovered in comics. To find out more visit www.papercutz.com and follow @PapercutzGN on Twitter

ABOUT BOTTLED LIGHTNING:
Bottled Lightning has pioneered the landscape of modern comics. From their award-winning to work on High Moon to the ground-breaking work on Box 13, the studio has sparked new life and new excitement into a broad range of projects for The Walking Dead, Green Lantern, Dungeons & Dragons, MTV, and the New York City Police Department. Their featured projects include HIGH MOON, THE ONLY LIVING BOY, BOX 13, and BOX 13: THE PANDORA PROCESS.

Bottled Lightning is represented by Dara Hyde at the Hill Nadell agency. For continuing news on THE ONLY LIVING BOY 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL and more from Bottled Lightning Studios, stay tuned to http://bottled-lightning.com/ and follow @bottledlightning on Twitter.

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:
For more FCBD news and updates, visit www.freecomicbookday.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/freecomicbook, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/freecomicbook, or Instagram at freecomicbookday.

Get Out! CBS All Access Reboots The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele!

Jordan Peele, writer-director of Get Out, is teaming with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez on a reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access.

The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.

The Twilight Zone will run exclusively on CBS All Access.

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Will Headline Monster CES 2018 Concert

Monster said rock guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith will headline its annual CES concert in January. This year’s concert and awards program, which honors the company’s top retail partners, will be held at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. This is not the first time Perry has taken the stage for Monster; he also appeared at the Michael Jackson tribute show at CES 2016. He is a brand ambassador for the audio manufacturer and has been collaborating with Monster for a line of CE devices, slated to debut at CES. The concert, titled “The Sound of Rock,” will also feature special guests, Monster said, who will be “handpicked” by Perry. Names will be revealed closer to the show. Monster has a long history of bringing big-name acts to its invite-only annual CES concerts. Past performers include Ray Charles, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, B.B. King, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Fleetwood Mac, John Legend, Steve Miller, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS’ FIRST-EVER VR EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCED AT OCULUS CONNECT

 

“Coco VR” Experience Showcases Pixar’s Visual and Storytelling Magic

Pixar Animation Studios announced its first-ever VR experience at Oculus Connect, the fourth annual developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Directed by Ross Haldane Stevenson and produced by Academy Award® winner Marc Sondheimer, “Coco VR” is a co-production from Disney•Pixar and Oculus with VR creative development and execution by Magnopus. Supervising technical director John Halstead spearheaded the technical efforts for Pixar.

“Coco VR” allows people to explore the worlds of “Coco” with their friends. The next-level social VR Experience will be available on Oculus Rift November 15 and Samsung Gear VR November 22, the day of the film’s U.S. release. The experience will be available for a sneak peek at the following events and locations:

  • Día de los Muertos festivals in Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Oakland and Chicago beginning Oct. 28
  • Camp Flog Gnaw Music Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 28-29
  • Select Disney Stores and movie theaters nationwide through Nov. 22.

For more information and to see a trailer, check out http://movies.disney.com/coco, Hashtag: #PixarCoco, Pixar Coco Facebook,Pixar Coco Twitter and Pixar Coco Instagram.

 

 

 

Freeform Proposes Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings!

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – Photo by Richard Harbaugh/courtesy of Freeform.

Freeform has announced an seven-episode order for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – a show that would take viewers behind the scenes of some of the most epic, most romantic engagements and weddings at  Disney Destinations around the globe.

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings will premiere in Spring 2018.

FREEFORM GETS HITCHED TO ‘DISNEY’S FAIRY TALE WEDDINGS,’ NETWORK GREENLIGHTS SEVEN NEW EPISODES OF UNSCRIPTED SERIES TO PREMIERE SPRING 2018

Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, today announced a seven-episode series order for “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” from executive producers Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, in partnership with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Premiering in spring 2018, each hour-long episode will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements at Disney Destinations around the globe. From a sun-drenched holiday proposal at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, to a winter wonderland wedding at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, viewers will be guests from the start of each couple’s “happily ever after” journey.

“We are creating one of the most beautiful shows in the world with ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ and Disney Parks & Resorts, where they make couples’ dreams come true,” said executive producer Ann Lewis Roberts, “making a couple’s fantasy into a reality by transforming their wedding into an event more magical and spectacular than they could have ever imagined.”

On the heels of the breakout special that aired in May 2017, “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” garnered nearly three million views across linear and digital, making it Freeform’s highest-rated unscripted TV special to date.

“Continuing on the success of Freeform’s ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ summer special, we are continuing to invest in our relationship with the ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ team to bring magic and spirit to viewers everywhere,” said Kary McHoul, senior vice president, Programming & Development, Unscripted, Freeform. “We can’t wait to make wedding dreams come true with the most epic wedding planning team in the world.”

“The ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ team is honored to provide another behind-the-scenes glimpse into our Disney wedding planning services, share our unique fairy tale wedding locations, and connect viewers with our couples’ personal love stories,” said Korri McFann, marketing director for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.

“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” is a T Group Productions, Roberts Media, and Legacy Productions production and executive produced by Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe, and Jenny Daly.

About Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons is an evolving business offering wedding experiences and expert advice that has been making wedding and honeymoon dreams come true for over 25 years. The brand is based on fantasy, global wedding planning services and the desire to make wedding dreams a reality.

About T Group Productions

Based in Los Angeles and led by Jenny Daly, T Group Productions develops, sells and produces across all genres for broadcast and cable networks, both domestically and internationally, as well as digital platforms.  Since its launch in 2010, the company has produced over 50 series, specials and pilots including over 100 episodes of Mystery Diners (Food), Storage Hunters (truTV), A Wicked Offer (CW), Hollywood and Football (E!) among many more.  The company’s current slate includes Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour (A&E), Return of the Mac (Pop), 24 to Life (LMN), Build it Like Bendrick (DIY), I Catfished My Kid (TLC), Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Freeform) among many more.  The company also has co-production partnerships with award-winning producers Ann Roberts of Roberts Media and Simon Lythgoe of Legacy Productions as well as Jack Osbourne’s Osbourne Media, Sunshine Sach’s sister company Madica Productions and Beth Greenwald of Wax World Media.

Stitchers Sets Up Third Season Finale with Murderous Twist!

Stitchers – Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), Kirsten (Emma Ishta) and Cameron (Kyle Harris) – Photo by Mitch Haaseth/Courtesy of Freeform

Kill It Forward, the penultimate episode of season three of Stitchers (Freeform, Mondays, 9/8C) is one of the more diabolically twisted episodes to come from the show’s creatives.

When Kirsten refuses to work for Maggie if she can’t see her mother, Maggie makes her a deal – do this one last stitch and she’ll tell her where she is. But the case turns out to be somewhat more convoluted than anyone could have expected.

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SDCC 2017: Something Worse Than A Demogorgon This Way Comes Trailer: Stranger Things: Season 2!

Dragon’s Lair, Ghostbusters, Vincent Price’s narration from a certain music video…

Once again we are in 1984 Hawkins with Will, Lucas, Dustin and Mike as something even more sinister than a demogorgon stalks the town – and haunts Will’s every moments (waking or sleeping). And what about eleven?

Season Two of Stranger Things premieres on Netflix on October 27th.

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