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First look at OUTtv horror-comedy series, Ezra

From a media release:

OUTtv and Hell Yes Entertainment have dropped a first look at their new series, EZRA, a horror-comedy about a gay vampire who attempts to merge himself into the modern human world. The supernatural series was created by Luke Hutchie, who also stars as Ezra, and penned by Chelsea Clark, Max Litzgus and Veronika Slowikowska.

The series stars Chelsea Clark (Ginny and Georgia, Degrassi: Next Class) as Kylo Konstine, a vengeful vampire, Veronika Slowikowska (What We Do in the Shadows) as Amber Whitelaw, the universities blonde bombshell and Zoé De Grand’Maison as Somber Wales.

Alongside stars newcomers, Daniella Dela Peña as Gwen Garcia, Danny Vo as Ian Tran with Kara Duncan (Pivoting) as Aniya Grey and Matthew Finlan (Orphan: First Kill).

EZRA is executive produced by Luke Hutchie and Chelsea Clark, with Jesse Forsey (Bladerunner 2049) and Mike Cooke serving as producers.

EZRA is made in support with Bell Fund, End2End Media Group and Girasole Entertainment.

The series is set to release this fall on OUTtv.

Hutchie is currently repped by Robyn and Danny Friedman at Compass Artist Management.

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Face to Face with David returning to Slice on March 14

From a media release:

The Alberta shot talk show Face to Face with David is returning to SLICE on March 14 with a new season. The thirteen-episode season was filmed entirely at The RimRock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta and features a star-studded line up of guests. David Oulton returns as host, with his infamous Versace bathrobe and glass of wine, to welcome his guests as they discuss their career highs and lows, hilarious anecdotes, and sage life advice.

Kicking off the season premiere is actress Raven Symone (Disney’s That’s So Raven, The View) and her wife Miranda as they discuss life as a married couple in the spotlight. Other notable guests on the upcoming season include actress Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter), musician David Archuleta, comedian Jimmy Carr, actress Catherine Reitman (CBC’s Workin’ Moms), Gretchen Rossi (The Real Housewives of Orange County), Sandy Yawn (Below Deck Mediterranean), actor Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1), comedian Lisa Lampanelli, actress Amber Marshall (CBC’s Heartland), RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alaska, actor DingDong Dantes and many others.

“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to bring another season of our little show to TV screens”, series host and executive producer David Oulton shares. Oulton adds, “we are incredibly fortunate to be able to do this many episodes and speak with all of these amazing guests.”

Initially filmed as a low budget project in Oulton’s living room during the Covid lockdown, the series quietly premiered in the summer on 2020. It has gone on to become one of the most aired Canadian daytime television series, currently airing on Slice, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, Showcase, OUTtv, MovieTime, Lifetime, and others. The series also streams on OUTtvGo, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and various other networks and platforms domestically and internationally.

The new season begins 9:30am EST Monday, March 14 on SLICE.

Face to Face with David is produced by Calgary based production house L&C Style Inc. with Candace Schmidt directing, and Luis Gonzales serving as cinematographer. The series is co- produced by, and airs daily, on OUTtv.

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OUTtv and Fuse announce premiere date and cast for Shine True

From a media release:

OUTtv, the world’s first and Canada’s only LGBTQ2+ television network and Fuse, the leading Latino-owned and managed media brand, announced today the premiere date and cast for new original series, Shine True.

Previously announced (with the working title Clothes Minded), Shine True is a co-production from OUTtv, Fuse Media and VICE Studios (Flee, Dark Side of the Ring, 1994). The series tracks the journeys of trans and non-binary young adults leading up to a big life event. Shine True is hosted by Canadian transgender musician, artist, activist and life-coach Lucas Silveira (The Cliks) and gender non-conforming influencer, activist and model Richie Shazam. Gender expression can be challenging to navigate for trans and non-binary young adults. In each episode, Lucas Silveira and Richie Shazam, along with mentors and role models, guide someone who is trans or gender non-conforming as they explore their inner identity and passions, which they convert into authentic self-expression and the ability to “Shine True.”

The half-hour series premieres on OUTtv in Canada and on Fuse in the U.S on Monday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The first season cast is made up entirely of young people from Canada and the U.S. They are (listed in alphabetical order, with their pronouns):

  • Azul (they/them) — confronts generational trauma and finds the “punk mariachi” within before their big art show.
  • Fran (they/them) — connects with their inner skaterboi, their Filipinx heritage, and surprises their girlfriend with a romantic date night for their first anniversary.
  • Jaden (they/them) — discovers ways to dress their new silhouette after recent top surgery, and then throws a New Moon party in Toronto to release the past.
  • Juan (they/them/he/him) — learns about queerness and gets in touch with his feminine side with a little help from the Latinx community in Georgetown, Ontario.
  • LaDon (he/him/she/her) — finds his inner diva on the south side of Chicago for a glamorous photoshoot with help from a drag legend.
  • Prism (they/them) — meets an inspiring fat activist in and surprises their friends with a name change party.
  • Ronnie (they/them) — gains a confidence boost and style upgrade to coincide with a new life chapter, inviting their Caribbean parents along for the ride.
  • T (he/him/they/them) — steps out of the bedroom studio in Toronto and onto the stage after conquering their fears of shopping and performing with a gender-bendy makeover.

To promote the series and drive viewers to tune-in via linear, the first episode will also be made available for free starting March 17 in Canada on OUTtvGo (outtvgo.com) and the U.S. on video-on-demand (VOD), as well as on select digital platforms including Fuse.tv.

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OutTV acquires three seasons of Go Button Media’s Mom vs Matchmaker

From a media release:

Go Button Media announces that three seasons of their original television series Mom vs Matchmaker has been acquired by OUTtv. Season one (6 x 30’) and season two (12 x 30’) will air later this year on OUTtv. Season three (12 x 30’) has been commissioned to air in 2018. OutTV has acquired 30 episodes in total.

In an age where dating is dominated by apps and social media, Mom vs Matchmaker instead brings a new, fun twist to traditional matchmaking.” In Mom vs Matchmaker, sassy professional matchmaker Carmelia Ray goes head-to-head with an opinionated mom to see who can handpick and train the most suitable suitor for mother’s precious offspring. One single, two potential mates and two battling forces of nature. In the time of Tinder, can these titans of love generate game changing sparks for the single using whatever means necessary? Only one, mother or matchmaker, can make the winning match. The final twist, the single won’t know which date is a ringer for which cupid until the end.

Season one and two of Mom vs Matchmaker air in the United States on MyxTV. Season three will air on MyxTV in 2018. The series has been sold to Australia (E!), Middle East (Fox), North Africa (Fox), Discovery Latin America. Season one of the series previously aired on iChannel, FTV, and GSN in Canada. Season two will air on OUTtv and ZTV. Season three has been commissioned as a co-first window on OUTtv and Rewind. The series is licensed internationally by Electus International.

 

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