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Joe Morton and Tracey Moore to Host A-Record Movie star Visitors and Theater College students
for In-Depth Discussions on the BIPOC Expertise in Leisure
Unique Premiere on Crackle Plus Networks Juneteenth 2021
COS COB, Conn., Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rooster Soup for the Soul Leisure Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of many largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, in the present day introduced Landmark Studio Group’s improvement of a brand new Crackle Plus unique sequence, Contained in the Black Field, created by esteemed performing coach Tracey Moore, multi-award-winning veteran tv, movie, and stage actor Joe Morton (Scandal, The Good Spouse, The Politician, Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice, Justice League, Godzilla, King of the Monsters,), multi-Emmy®-Award nominated producer and artistic guide Rachel Weintraub (The View, The Gayle King Present), and TV and radio veteran David Kolin.
“Black Field” is an business reference to an experimental theater area consisting of straightforward black partitions and 99 seats. The sequence will highlight the world’s biggest BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Folks of Colour) artists, from actors and administrators to producers, writers and musicians, reflecting on how their pores and skin tone influenced their journey to success. Filmed in a theater setting, the sequence options an A-list roster of expertise, together with Debbie Allen, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Phylicia Rashad, Shonda Rhimes, Sherri Shepherd, Tamara Tunie, and extra, with an viewers full of younger aspiring artists. Each-hour episode, hosted by Mr. Morton and Ms. Moore, can be full of revealing dialog, thrilling efficiency, workshops and discussions concerning the function race performs within the leisure business.
The distinctive interactive side of Contained in the Black Field is a major differentiating part providing at-home audiences a possibility to take part within the discussion board through cell by script studying, Q&As, and auditioning for an opportunity to win roles in key sponsor advertisements.
Slated for manufacturing in late Q1 2021 and anticipated to premiere completely on Crackle Plus networks on Juneteenth 2021 (June 19, 2021), Contained in the Black Field is government produced by Ms. Moore, Mr. Morton, Ms. Weintraub, Mr. Kolin, Scott Weinstock, Bob Maurer (Impractical Jokers, Undertaking Dad) and Landmark’s (Wally’s Wonderland, Safehaven, Set off Level) David Ozer and Tim Rouhana.
“Inside The Black Field is an modern, interactive, interview present that brings recent views and insights on the leisure business by the experiences of individuals of shade,” mentioned Mr. Morton.
“I’m grateful and excited to have an outstanding group to provide Contained in the Black Field, a platform for individuals of shade to truthfully share their tales of trials and triumphs within the leisure enterprise,” said Ms. Moore.
“Contained in the Black Field delivers a brand new spin on the interactive interview present with every 60-minute episode delivering a live-wire ‘themed’ dialogue. We’re thrilled to work with Tracey, Joe, David, Rachel and your entire manufacturing group and roster of unbelievable expertise we plan to safe to take part on this distinctive and fascinating sequence,” mentioned Landmark’s CEO Mr. Ozer.
Ms. Moore is a famend performing coach, casting director, and producer. All through her dynamic profession, she has been concerned within the careers of high-profile expertise, together with Cardi B, Busta Rhymes, Jamie Hector, Adam Rodrigues and Naturi Naughton. Ms. Moore’s “Spirited Actor” monologue and scene research workshop is known, and she or he conducts personal teaching periods with a consumer roster that features Widespread, Eve, Missy Elliott, Ludacris and extra.
Mr. Morton is an Emmy® Award winner and recipient of a number of NAACP Picture Awards for his function in Shonda Rhimes’ critically-acclaimed ABC hit drama sequence, Scandal. He’s additionally identified for his outstanding work in Eureka, for which he additionally acquired a NAACP nomination for guiding. Mr. Morton’s different notable credit embody Lone Star, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Of Mice and Males, Velocity, Apt Pupil, What Lies Beneath, Ali, Stealth, American Gangster, God Friended Me, Proof, Grace and Frankie, and lots of others.
A ten-time Emmy® Award-nominated producer and artistic guide below her firm, Appropriately Egocentric, LTD., Ms. Weintraub started her profession in daytime tv at King World Productions. She served as producer for eight seasons for ABC’s The View; was the Co-Government Producer of The Gayle King Present for OWN; and was an unique Senior Producer for the launch of CBS This Morning. Ms. Weintraub produces the America Recovers podcast with Brad Lamm & Mackenzie Phillips for Westbrook Audio. Moreover, she served because the Chief Inventive Officer for The Vernā Myers Firm; a Baltimore based mostly inclusion and variety consulting agency.
A 30+-year TV and radio veteran, who first turned an on-air expertise on the exhibits Good Day New York and A Present Affair on Fox, David Kolin started his tv producing profession in 1989 as an government producer with MTV Networks. He has since produced quite a few content material for TV and radio together with HBO, The Meals Community, Nationwide Geographic Channel, Fox, and extra.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Rooster Soup for the Soul Leisure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The corporate owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates quite a lot of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks together with Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Children, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The corporate additionally acquires and distributes video content material by its Display screen Media subsidiary and produces unique lengthy and short-form content material by Landmark Studio Group, its Rooster Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Rooster Soup for the Soul Leisure is a subsidiary of Rooster Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the well-known e book sequence and produces super-premium pet meals below the Rooster Soup for the Soul model title.
ABOUT LANDMARK STUDIO GROUP
Landmark Studio Group, a Rooster Soup for the Soul Leisure firm, is a fully-integrated leisure firm, which goals to create compelling, partaking and entertaining content material for world distribution using inside distribution channels, together with Crackle Plus and Display screen Media Ventures, or in partnership with third get together platforms. Current tasks embody the characteristic movie Willy’s Wonderland, starring Nicolas Cage; the motion movie sequence, Set off Level; and the tv sequence, SafeHaven, in addition to tasks in energetic improvement to be produced in 2021 and past, together with the unique dramedy sequence, Flagrant, starring Michael Rapaport. Landmark Studio Group is headquartered in New York with workplaces in Los Angeles.
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