LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global media company Fullscreen launches its SVOD platform Fullscreen on April 26, available anytime, anywhere at www.fullscreen.com and via iPhone, iPad, select Android Phones and Chromecast for $4.99 per month. Targeting audiences aged 13-30, Fullscreen is an ad-free service built for social-first audiences expecting immersive and engaging entertainment. Fullscreen will feature rich content discovery experiences, including a sharable GIF creator and unique playlists curated by Fullscreen talent. A mood-based search feature lets viewers find the right shows for every vibe—whether they want to “feel all the feels,” “learn new things” or “laugh till it hurts.”
Fullscreen also announces today that Bret Easton Ellis, best-selling author, screenwriter and social commentator, will partner with the platform for his directorial debut on a new series, “The Deleted.” Ellis is best known for his groundbreaking material such as "American Psycho," "Less Than Zero" and "Rules of Attraction."
In addition, the platform announces the introduction of a first-ever for SVOD daily sketch show. "Party in the Back," featuring Twaimz, Josh Leyva, Rachel Scanlon, and Brandon Armstrong, will upload content onto the channel every day giving a behind-the-scenes look at their efforts to create new programming while working at Fullscreen.
The ad-free subscription service is producing a series of fresh talk formats including “Explain Things to Me,” a geekstravaganza featuring Anna Akana and Brad Gage; “Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia,” an outrageous sleepover with best pals Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark dishing sage advice; and “Waste of Time with ItsTheReal,” in which comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal invite guests to their apartment to talk rap music, NYC, and delicious food.
As the premier launch sponsor, AT&T will collaborate with Fullscreen to market and promote the service with special offers for AT&T’s more than 100 million video, mobile and broadband customers. This summer, Fullscreen and AT&T will co-produce premium content that will air both on Fullscreen SVOD and on a Fullscreen programming block on AT&T’s AUDIENCE Network, available to DIRECTV and U-verse TV subscribers.
“We created a new kind of entertainment experience which merges the things we love about premium content and social media,” said George Strompolos, Fullscreen founder and CEO. “We’re building it for an audience we know and love—a social-first mobile-first generation. We look forward to creating, learning and evolving at internet speed.”
Fullscreen’s expansive launch lineup includes “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” a comedic Sid and Marty Krofft reboot starring Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart; “Filthy Preppy Teen$,” from Paul Scheer (“Party Over Here,” “Fresh Off the Boat”), Abominable Pictures and Jonathan Stern (“Childrens Hospital,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), a satire of contemporary teenage dramas; Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier’s iTunes-chart-topping film “The Outfield;” “My Selfie Life,” created and executive produced by John Farrar (“Man v. Viral”) and Pete Cooksley (“Find My First Love”); and ground-breaking personality-driven programming including “Shane & Friends,” “Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall” and “Kingdom Geek.”
Fullscreen’s library of fan-favorite films and series continues to expand with “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” and “Out There” (20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION); “Dawson’s Creek” (SONY PICTURES TELEVISION); “Saved by the Bell” (NBC UNIVERSAL); “Cruel Intentions” (SONY PICTURES); “Summer Forever” (MAKER STUDIOS & RELATIVITY DIGITAL); “Center Stage" (SONY PICTURES); “The Breakfast Club” (NBC UNIVERSAL), "Accepted" (NBC UNIVERSAL), “The Inbetweeners Movie” (LIONSGATE) and "The Inbetweeners" (DRG).
Fullscreen is celebrating the SVOD launch day with a nationwide pizza party. Fullscreen Pizza-fy Me is a real-time activation where fans tweet selfies to win the opportunity to get a pizza delivered directly to them. Beginning at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET on April 26, fans of "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” starring Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, can gear up for their own viewing party by tweeting at Fullscreen about the show. Include #fullscreenparty (pizza emoji x2), and fans can be rewarded with a free pizza. Nearly 5,000 pies will be delivered nationwide in honor of our pizza-loving female superheroes.
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Newly Announced Talk Formats (Alphabetical)
Explain Things to Me
Two uniquely intelligent individuals who happen to also be in a relationship, Anna Akana and Brad Gage humorously chronicle their explorations with experts in various fields such as taxidermy, alcohol production, embalming, and more. Here, “nerding out” is something to be proud of. Informative, funny, and investigated from a truly inquisitive eye, Explain Things to Me is Charlie Rose (x2) for the millennial generation.
Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia
Real life friends, cooking stars, drinkers and advice givers, Alie & Georgia host a grown-up sleepover called Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia that brings a guest into their world of an adult pillow fort where life, libations and all things starting with the letter “l” are discussed. Like “learning from two ladies who have lived!” Alie and Georgia will be the cool older sisters who teach a younger generation how to live life, not get caught breaking the rules and maybe, just maybe, make you laugh your ass off while in onesie pajamas.
Waste of Time with ItsTheReal
Two Jewish brothers from NYC with a love of hip-hop, food, and absurdity, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal aka ItsTheReal bring their sense of humor and knowledge of hip hop history to their kitchen table. In the hilarious and noteworthy podcast, A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, Eric and Jeff invite over a guest from the hip-hop or music world to break bread and break down the world of music, rap beefs and state of NYC BBQ. Think of it as “Yo! MTV Raps” meets a cable access cooking show shot in an actual New York City apartment. Consider your mind blown.
Previously Announced Series: (Alphabetical)
Electra Woman & Dyna Girl
Cult classic. New spin. A fresh take on Sid and Marty Krofft’s original 1970s TV series, Electra Woman (GRACE HELBIG) and Dyna Girl (HANNAH HART) are under-appreciated crime fighters until a viral video gives them the chance to trade small town Ohio for the big time when a Hollywood superhero agent Dan Dixon (ANDY BUCKLEY) comes knocking. Tired of flying under the superhero radar but with a burning desire to stay true to their roots, the pair is supplied with new costumes and fake tragic backstories. Sure, this is what they dreamed of: fame, fortune, high-tech gadgets, but what heroic price must be paid for newfound stardom? When Los Angeles falls into crisis, it’s up to Electra Woman and Dyna Girl to battle ethical dilemmas, growing egos, and a super-villain or two to save the day. But can they save each other first? (8 x :11)
Filthy Preppy Teen$
From the outside, Brewster Bay Preparatory Academy seems like a serene high school for the wealthy, elite and beautiful. But, within its walls, personal politics and ruthless social climbing means all-out war.
On the front lines are twins Meegan (HANNAH KASULKA) and Chaad (MAX CARVER). After months away from school, shipwrecked, they've now returned to Senior Year and must claw their way back up to the top. Master manipulators, nothing and no one is off limits. Their teenage allies (or enemies, depending on the day) include the new Queen Bee Beatrix (MALESE JOY), secretly straight Braff (TAJH BELLOW), and high-powered lawyer Parker (DYLAN GELULA).
It's an intense, epic teen drama... but as a comedy. Created by Curtis Gwinn (“The Walking Dead,” “The Leftovers”), Paul Scheer (“Party Over Here,” “Fresh Off the Boat”), Jonathan Stern (“Childrens Hospital,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”) and executive produced by Keith Quinn (“The LXD,” “Jackass 3.5”). (8 x :22)
Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy) is a nerd from the ’80s and ’90s who knows more about superheroes than you or anyone you know. Katie Wilson is a millennial geek raised on a steady diet of Disney movies, theater references, and strong opinions. Kingdom Geek is an unhinged and geeked-out throw-down of pop culture. Knowledgeable, fired-up, and not afraid to debate each other into the floor, Andre and Katie welcome a variety of nerd-culture-loving guests as they debate and celebrate topics that range from film, TV, gaming, comics, and pretty much everything else. Twenty-six (26) episodes.
My Selfie Life
Everyone has a story to tell. Bold, refreshing, and brutally honest, My Selfie Life is a docu-series that takes an up-close and unfiltered look at the lives of young Americans. Shot by the subjects themselves, each episode follows a life-changing moment in the journey toward self-discovery for several extraordinary young people: ranging from the relatable to the practically unimaginable — dealing with a twin’s terminal illness, beginning a gender transition as a nursing dad, choosing between love and starting a new life in America, publically losing 200 pounds via Instagram, and much more. (10 x :22)
Shane & Friends
Laugh until it hurts with a series that dives into the non-stop tea spilling, shade-throwing, tears-of-laughter inducing world of Shane Dawson. Along for the ride and bringing extra sass is Shane's co-host/producer, Jessie Buttafuoco. As a team, Shane & Jess dish about pop culture, play ridiculous games and ultimately, dig deep into the lives of their celebrity guests, serving up brutally honest questions that others might not have the gusto to ask. On “Shane & Friends” everything is on the table, nothing is off limits, and everything is hilarious. Twenty-six (26) episodes.
Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall
In her video series that covers just about everything, Alexis G. Zall finds new ways to interview fascinating young people who do extraordinary things. Using her own signature brand of cheerful comedy and blunt-force honesty, Alexis gets to know her guests and audience through games, jokes, fan interactions, and anything else that might make things just a little bit weird. Covering topics and issues that she cares passionately about, Alexis takes viewers on a bold and impressive journey as she says good-bye to her teens and enters the adult world on her own. Twenty-six (26) episodes.
About Fullscreen Media
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. Fullscreen's network includes 75,000 creators, including Grace Helbig, The Fine Bros., filmmaker Devin SuperTramp, Andrea Russett and Jack and Jack. Visit www.Fullscreen.com.
Launching internationally on April 26, 2016, Fullscreen is an ad-free subscription service that speaks directly to the social-first generation. A division of Fullscreen Media, the service features a robust slate of programming that includes scripted and unscripted originals, acquisitions as well as exclusive content from today’s top creators and social influencers. The service is home to exclusive originals "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” “Filthy Preppy Teen$,” “Jack & Dean of All Trades," "Making Moves,” “My Selfie Life," the daily sketch and pop culture series "Party in the Back," breakthrough talk like "Shane & Friends,” “Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall,” "Kingdom Geek" as well as acquired movies and tv series.
Fullscreen is available globally on www.fullscreen.com and via iPhone, iPad, select Android devices and Chromecast for $4.99 per month. Fullscreen Media is majority owned by Otter Media, a partnership between AT&T and The Chernin Group. For more information, visit www.fullscreen.com, and check us out on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook @fullscreen and Tumblr at fullscreeninc.