COS COB, Connecticut, Aug. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced announced today that Crackle Plus has partnered with APX Content Ventures, a division of Publicis Media that serves as a co-production and brand integration partner for the new Crackle Original interview series Inside the Black Box.
Produced by Landmark Studio Group, Inside the Black Box is hosted by a respected acting coach Tracey Mooreand multi-award-winning television, film and stage actor Joe Morton (Scandal, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, Godzilla, King of the Monsters, The Good Wife, The Politician and many more) Inside the Black Box is slated to begin production of 10 one-hour episodes in October with an expected one Premiere date for the first quarter of 2022, exclusively on Crackle.
The innovative series is created by Moore, Morton, multiple Emmy® Award nominee producer Rachel Weintraub (The View, The Gayle King Show) and David Kolin. Inside the Black Box is Executive Producer of Moore, Morton, Weintraub, Kolin, Scott Weinstock, Bob Maurer (The Tom Green Show, Project Dad), Landmark’s (Willy’s Wonderland, Safehaven, Trigger Point) David Ozer and Tim Rouhana, APX Content Ventures produced “John Nolan and Bhavana Smith and Eric Levin of Publicis Media.
The black box – “black box” is an industry reference for an experimental theater space made up of simple black walls and 99 seats or less – puts the world’s greatest BIPOC artists in the spotlight, from actors and directors to Producers, writers and musicians. thinking about how their skin tone influenced their path to success. The series was shot in a theatrical setting and features an A-list of talents like Debbie Allen, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Phylicia Rashad, Shonda Rhimes, Sherri Shepherd, Tamara Tunie and more with a diverse audience full of young up-and-coming artists. Each hour-long episode hosted by Morton and Moore will be filled with insightful conversations, engaging performances, workshops and discussions about the role of racing in the entertainment industry. At home, audiences are also given the opportunity to participate in the forum via mobile devices by reading scripts, questions and answers, and having the opportunity to audition to win roles in key sponsor ads.
Philippe Guelton, President of Crackle Plus, said, “We are very excited to enter into this agreement with APX Content Ventures. Inside the Black Box is one of many high quality projects we will produce with you and your extensive customer base. One of the goals of Crackle Plus is to redefine the content-related integration of sponsoring and advertising partners and this exciting series is just the beginning for our team. “
“Inside the Black Box offers us a great opportunity to bring big brands in line with entertainment content that promote inclusivity and serve the minority with diverse sponsorship campaigns. We are excited to have strong partnerships with original programming beyond Inside the Black Box, ”said Eric Levin, President and Chief Content Officer, Publicis Media US.
“Our new partnership with APX Content Ventures marks our foray into branded entertainment and we will work together to identify brands that reflect and support the diversity and inclusion that are at the core of Inside the Black Box,” said David Ozer ., CEO of Landmark.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand (VOD) networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks, including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix, and FrightPix. The company also purchases and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces long and short original content through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super premium pet foods under the brand name Chicken Soup for the Soul.
ABOUT APX CONTENT VENTURES
APX Content Ventures is a global offering dedicated to investing in quality and mission-oriented programming. As part of Publicis Media, its purpose is to find, fund, and promote partners and properties that enhance diverse voices, empower women, and build community, connection, and trust. Live in the UK, US, Germany and Italy, it has generated over 200 hours of content, including 150 episodes in collaboration with 40 producers and across 15 networks. Publicis Groupe’s global content service, Publicis Content, is also working closely on this unique model and approach, helping brands focus on programming opportunities that best match their brand values.
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