Category Archives: Announcements

It’s the Return of the National Lampoon Radio Hour!

It’s been almost half a century since the National Lampoon Radio show introduced us to talents like John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray – and now it is returning, in podcast form, to showcase new talent and special guests like Amy Sedaris and Rachel Dratch.

Hosted by Cole Escola and Jo Firestone, the 11-episode National Lampoon Radio Hour premieres on iTunesSpotify and other podcasting platforms on Thursday, December 19th.

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NETFLIX DROPS TRAILER FOR RHYTHM + FLOW!

The search for the next hip hop sensation begins here – Rhythm + Flow, an unscripted series from Netflix that finds Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris on a multi-city trip to seek out fresh talent.

Rhythm + Flow is a ten-episode series that will play out over three weeks (Week 1: Episodes 1-4 – Auditions; Week 2: Episodes 5-7 – Cyphers, Rap Battles & Music Videos ; Week 3: Episodes 8-10 – Samples, Collaborations & Finale) beginning Wednesday, October 9th.

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James Bond Enters the High Stakes World of Art Forgery In December!

James Bond stumbles into the world of art forgery, international crime and corruption in Dynamite’s new series, James Bond.

Written by Vita Ayala (Morbius, Xena) and Danny Lore (Queen of Bad Dreams), James Bond #1 will be in stores in December.

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Netflix’s Our Planet Goes Beyond the Screen with Multimedia Extensions!

Netflix has announced multimedia extensions for its nature documentary event series, Our Planet.

A soundtrack album (featuring a song by Ellie Goulding alongside the score by Steven Price) will be available on April 15th; a companion book will be in stores on April 12th, and a companion website – OurPlanet.com – will launch on April 5th, the date of Our Planet’s premiere on Netflix.

Further, Netflix has released a behind the scenes video highlighting Ms. Goulding’s song.

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS – BATTLE IN EGYPT!

VIZ Media has announced the home media release of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3: Stardust Crusaders – Battle In Egypt on January 22nd.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3: Stardust Crusaders – Battle In Egypt concludes the show’s Stardust Crusaders arc. Details follow.

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AUBREY PLAZA TO HOST 34TH FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

Film Independent announced that Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Legion, Parks & Recreation) will host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry.

Nominees were announced by Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians, Captain Marvel, Mary Queen of Scots) and Molly Shannon (Divorce, Private Life, Other People) at a press conference on November 16.

Best Feature nominees include Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace and You Were Never Really Here. The show will broadcast live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 pm PT/ 5:00 pm ET on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

“I am truly honored and delighted to host the Spirits Awards this year,” said Host Aubrey Plaza. “It is a dream come true to host a show that celebrates my greatest loves… independent film, the people that make them possible and live television!”