Inspired by NBC’s new musical drama seris, Rise, NBC has committed $500,000 to support high school theater programs with the launch of R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression )America.
The plan is to award ten grants of $50,000 to the high schools that have an existing theatre program or a champion of theatre arts in their teaching staff in cases where a school’s theatre program was cut because of budget constraints.
Eligible high schools can submit a video up to two minutes long celebrating their theatre program and a 500-word essay explaining why their school should be awarded the grant and how they will use the $10,000 should they win.
Random House is reissuing Caleb Carr’s psychological thriller The Alienist in anticipation of TNT’s series based the novel.
Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). Viewers will be transported into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age.
The Alienist TV tie-in will be in stores on November 22nd. The series will follow on Monday, January 22, 2018.
2017 marks the 55th Anniversary of the founding of one of Japan’s most famous animation studios – Tatsunoko Production. As the centerpiece of its anniversary, INFINI-T FORCE unites the heroes from four of the studio’s most popular shows – Gatchaman, Polymer, Casshan and Tekkaman.
Sen-ti-nel has created unique poseable action figures of the Infini-T Force team members – available through Bluefin, which has opened pre-orders.
Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute, an oversized, commemorative hardcover from BOOM! Studios collects more than 60 pieces of original artwork featuring Power Ranger teams across all 25 years of the franchise, from Mighty Morphin to RPM to Ninja Steel.
Debuting in March 2018, Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute features some of the most dynamic talents in comics, including Kris Anka (Runaways), Adam Gorham (Black Panther), Marcus To (Joyride), Dan Mora (Klaus), and more.
Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute features an Introduction written by iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actor Paul Schrier (“Bulk”), an Afterword by Brian Casentini (Executive Producer, Power Rangers content), and a cover illustrated by Felipe Massafera (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern).
The Dancing with the Stars Live! tour – Light Up the Night – will carry fans into the New Year. The tour begins December 30th with a show at the Owens Auditoriaum Charlotte, North Carolina and will play 65 dates, concluding with a show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on March 18, 2018.
The show will feature Season 25 dancers Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and more!
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces a new website offering a collection of select products, the majority of which were previously only available to consumers as trade show exclusives.
The announcement was made prior to Bluefin’s appearance at New York Comic-Con 2017 this weekend.
Bluefin will be bringing a host exclusive Bandai exclusives to New York Comic-Con 2047 – including the Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon (pictured above), new Bandai GunPla Model Kits and early releases of Bandai Shogukan’s Power Rangers Megazord And Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits.
New York Comic-Con 2017 runs the weekend of October 5th-8th at the Javits Center.
Over the course of its various incarnations, Star Trek® has influenced scientists, astronauts and inventors.
Now, Voyaguer Press is releasing TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive – a book that examines how Trek technology works – and how some of it has crossed over into the real world (and why some of it won’t).
TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, by Ethan Siegel, will be in stores on October 15th.
AMC is launching two new initiatives for fans of The Walking Dead and Feat the Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club and The Walking Dead Subscription Box (working title).
Fans can earn points for things they’re probably already doing (watching the show; posting comments and discussions online, etc.) through the rewards club, while the subscription box will be a quarterly box of exclusive TWD/FtWD-related, limited edition merchandise from the shows.
Both initiatives will go into effect in September – in time for The Walking Dead’s milestone 100th episode and the premiere of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s third season.
The first edition of Norman Lear’s podcast, All of the Above, debuts today with inaugural guest Amy Poehler.
Subjects that came up include: religious history and its effect on human kind, Amy’s recent pilot with Carol Burnett and how Burnett inspired her high school musical performance in Once Upon a Mattress, and the differing points of views across generations.