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Beer Company BrewDog Debuts Streaming-Video Service in Latest Niche Svod Move

  • Variety
Netflix has been spending money on streaming-video content like, well, a drunken sailor. Now comes a subscription VOD product from a Scottish beer-brewing company that’s geared around a tippling lifestyle — with a show lineup that includes such fare as “Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person?” and “Four Sheets.”

Indie brewery BrewDog is launching the BrewDog Network, with several hundred hours of programming spanning craft beer, cocktails, food, travel, comedy, game shows, and documentaries. The Svod service, priced at $4.99 monthly, features 14 original series at launch, including “The BrewDog Show,” a reboot of the TV series that previously aired on NBCUniversal’s Esquire Network (which shut down in early 2017).

The Svod service is available worldwide on Android and iOS devices and online at The five-bucks-per-month fee, the company noted, is less than the price of a pint of its beer.

The new “BrewDog Show” features James Watt (above
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Yes, Really: Scotland-Based Brewery BrewDogs Launches Its Own Streaming Network

  • The Wrap
The television space is more crowded than ever, and we may have our most surprising addition to the ever-expanding landscape: A brewery.

Yes, you read that correctly. Scotland-based craft brewery BrewDog, is launching its own streaming network, The BrewDog Network, that’ll cost $4.99 a month, or less than a pint of beer.

The network will be lead by James Watt and Martin Dickie, the brewery’s co-founders. Chris Burke and Jared Cotton, founders of Emmy-winning production company Redtail Media, will serve as general manager and head of creative. Redtail Media produced the duo’s “BrewDogs” TV series that aired on the now-defunct Esquire Network for three seasons between 2013 and 2015.

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“After our previous TV show ‘Brew Dogs’ got canceled, we didn’t want to sit around in our underpants, crying into a tub of ice cream. So we decided the only thing to do would
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BrewDog Network Pops Top Off Svod Market For Craft Beer Maker

The U.S. is awash in subscription streaming networks, with more than 200 of them now jockeying for viewers. But the BrewDog Network, a $5-a-month service launching today, introduces a bit of a new wrinkle.

The network will deliver a lineup of cocktail, craft beer, culinary and travel shows — not from a traditional TV programmer’s perspective, but from that of a seasoned brand marketer. BrewDog is a craft beer maker with U.S. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and since starting out in 2007 has secured distribution in 60 worldwide markets.

BrewDog co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie got a taste of TV by hosting their own show, Brew Dogs on the Esquire Network. After NBCUniversal pulled the plug on the short-lived venture, the pair decided to forge ahead with a 24/7 network conveying the spirit of that show, which had developed an avid following.

In a press release, the execs called BrewDog Network
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Star Sightings: Gigi Hadid Steps Out With Mom Yolanda, Whitney Port Celebrates Her Baby Shower and More!

Star Sightings: Gigi Hadid Steps Out With Mom Yolanda, Whitney Port Celebrates Her Baby Shower and More!
Yolanda Hadid got a sneak peek at the "Gigi Journal!"

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star stepped out to support her daughter, Gigi Hadid, at the release of the model's special edition "Gigi Journal" with V Magazine at a private bash in New York City. Yolanda looked chic in an all-black ensemble at the soiree, while her daughter went with white, as they posed for photos with photographer Mario Testino and enjoying a Vdka 6100 cocktail.

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Also in NYC was Ansel Elgort, who previewed Activision's Destiny 2 at E3.

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Meanwhile, Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo enjoyed a tall glass of milk at The Holiday Inn Chocolate Milk Happy Hour.

C/o Holiday Inn

Scarlett Johansson also enjoyed some time in NYC with Saturday Night Live star and her rumored boyfriend, Colin Jost, as they dined
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Female Directors in Hollywood Share Their Stories in ‘Half the Picture’

Female Directors in Hollywood Share Their Stories in ‘Half the Picture’
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Half the Picture

Logline: A feature length documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood.

Elevator Pitch:

Half the Picture” is a feature length documentary about women directors in Hollywood, using the current Eeoc investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework for conversations with successful women directors about their paths, their struggles, their inspiration and their hopes for the future.

After 11 months of shooting, we’ve completed over 40 interviews with Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke, Miranda July, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kimberly Peirce, Karyn Kusama, Rosanna Arquette, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Mary Harron, Kasi Lemmons, Chris Hegedus,
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The 10 best web series of 2013

From surreal sci-fi invasion comedy The Power Inside to hard-hitting death row documentary One for Ten, it has been an eclectic but wonderful year for web TV series

If television is the brash younger sibling of cinema, then online web series are its screaming newborn grandchildren. As it's a medium still very much in its infancy, a whole host of questions remain unanswered. How long should an episode be? How do you keep fickle viewers coming back for more? Will they ever make any money? Until those answers are found, online filmmakers will continue to explore the possibilities of the nascent form, occasionally with wonderful results. Here are the best examples from 2013.

The Power Inside

When Earth is invaded by a plague of killer moustaches, an ageing barber (Harvey Keitel) and his downtrodden sidekick (Submarine's Craig Roberts) are humanity's last line of defence against the extra-terrestrial facefuzz.

An anti-hipster sci-fi comedy,
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Rob Riggle And Fellow Actors Put Down Web Series, Star In Web Series

Rob Riggle doesn't think to fondly of web series. He and several other noted Hollywood comedians recently released a video through Conan's TeamCoco YouTube channel in support of their cause, Real Actors Against Web Videos. "In a way it's good that people can go out there and make their own thing," says former SNL actor Horatio Sanz in the mock PSA, "But also, most people are s**t." After establishing his distaste for web videos, Riggle has moved on to the logical next step: starring in a web series. Riggle and his funny friends are the stars of Coogan Auto, a new offering on the Loud channel that brings Riggle's trademark lowbrow sensibilities to YouTube. In the first episode, we get to meet the employees of the titular auto shop, which include Riggle, Sanz, Parks and Recreation's Alison Becker, and, most importantly to me, Jb Smoove, best known
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Cool Videos: The Hungry Games

  • JoBlo
Payman Benz, the gentleman director behind such cinematic lampoons as Bavatar and Fakeboring Nightvisioncrap 2, returns with a parody that might have you bursting - literally - at the seams: The Hungry Games. Starring Alison Becker ("Parks and Recreation"), Erin Gibson ("Parks and Recreation"), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and Nick Krause (The Descendants), The Hungry Games is a shot-for-shot parody of The Hunger Games' first trailer. Does it, like it did to me, make you want a donut? If you see a cool video online you think would be perfect for this spotlight, drop us a line at
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Do You Have an Appetite For 'Hungry Games'?

If you look back it really was inevitable that someone was going to take the title "The Hunger Games" literally, and lo and behold here it is.

Yahoo! is getting into the parody business with a weekly comedy series called "SketchY" (The "Y" is the Yahoo! "Y") and they've done a virtual shot-for-shot remake of the "Hunger Games" trailer with a tasty twist: it's an eating contest… to the death!

Lest you think that idea sub-mad Magazine juvenile, "Hungry Games" is actually a pretty clever parody of some of the more ludicrous aspects of the franchise-to-be, including the ridiculousness of Wes Bentley's curlicue beard and Elizabeth Banks' Dr. Seuss-like Effie Trinket.

This short stars Alison Becker ("Parks and Recreation") as Catnip Wintergreen, "The Descendants" lovable stoner Nick Krause, and Ryan Lee, the miniature Tom Petty lookalike from "Super 8."

Check out this hilarious tribute below...
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Vampire Diaries’ Taylor Kinney in Dating Rules From My Future Self

  • Boomtron
Vampire Diaries’ Taylor Kinney in Dating Rules From My Future Self

Are you ready for a brand new web series? Any takers? Well, what if I told you the series came directly from the minds behind Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Circle! Intrigued? I thought you might be!

Alloy Entertainment is the name of the production group developing an all new web series called Dating Rules From My Future Self. According to EW, an actress well-known to fans of the Vampire Dairies has already been cast in the web show. She’s Taylor Kinney and he’s joined by Alison Becker of Parks and Recreation, Mircea Monroe of Episodes) and Bryce Johnson of Pretty Little Liars. Boy, they are all acting double time!

Life Unexpected actress Shiri Appleby is even helping out with the producing. Nice.

The series will consist of nine episodes scheduled to being showing in premiere January.
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Shiri Appleby, Taylor Kinney star in 'Dating Rules from my Future Self'

Shiri Appleby, Taylor Kinney star in 'Dating Rules from my Future Self'
If you're still mourning the loss of "Life Unexpected" (or the loss of Hot Uncle Mason on "The Vampire Diaries") we've got good news for you.

"Life Unexpected" and "Roswell" star Shiri Appleby stars in the latest web series from Alloy Entertainment, the folks behind "Gossip Girl" and "Pretty Little Liars." The nine-episode series follows a 29-year-old woman (Appleby) who starts getting text messages from herself, ten years in the future, doling out dating tips. Aptly, it's titled "Dating Rules from My Future Self."

Entertainment Weekly reports that "The Vampire Diaries" dearly departed Taylor Kinney will star alongside Appleby, as will "Pretty Little Liars" creepy cop Bryce Johnson. Mircea Monroe of "Episodes" and Alison Becker of "Parks & Recreation" will also co-star.
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Alloy Producing Web Series Starring Shiri Appleby, Vampire Diaries Alum

Alloy Entertainment, the company behind Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries, is producing a new nine-episode web series called Dating Rules From My Future Self, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The series stars Life Unexpected's Shiri Appleby as a 29-year-old who receives text messages to change her dating tactics from herself 10 years in the future. Taylor Kinney (The Vampire Diaries), Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), Bryce Johnson (Pretty Little Liars) and Mircea Monroe (Episodes) will also make appearances.

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Alloy adds 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Parks and Recreation,' and 'Pretty Little Liars' alums to cast of web series 'Dating Rules'

Alloy adds 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Parks and Recreation,' and 'Pretty Little Liars' alums to cast of web series 'Dating Rules'
Alloy Entertainment — the minds behind teen series Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Circle, and many more — is currently producing a new web series, Dating Rules From My Future Self, which is adding several new cast members. EW has exclusively learned that Taylor Kinney (The Vampire Diaries), Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), Mircea Monroe (Episodes), and Bryce Johnson (Pretty Little Liars) have joined the cast alongside the sole star so far, Life Unexpected’s Shiri Appleby (pictured here), who is also producing with Alloy’s Josh Bank, Bob Levy, and Tripp Reed.

The nine-episode series — which will premiere in
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For Your Consideration: The 2011 VH1 Best Cruise Ever

VH1 is a very giving network, but perhaps no other gift of theirs is greater than the gift of the Best Cruise Ever, a 5 day journey to Mexico where one finds themselves on board an ocean liner crammed with musicians and bliss. Last year, we took you on a journey of all the things we learned on the Best Cruise Ever. But this year, I figured “Why put you through all the boring prose when what the people really want to see are pictures?” So get those rum runners out, fire up that Spf 50, and prepare yourself for this. For Your Consideration: This this VH1′s 2011 Best Cruise Ever! Girls Most Desperate To Fool, Then Sleep With Russell Brand The Katy Perry Mafia on Music Video Night This Woman Will Never Wash The Front Of Her Body Again Do you have any idea how much Train sweat is going for these days?
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Pajiba After Dark 12/13/10

  • Pajiba
You ever notice how, when it gets down to the end of the year, there's all this stuff you said you'd do/planned to do that hasn't happened yet and gets squeezed into the remaining few weeks so that you don't feel like a complete failure? That's about where I am now as my friends and I get ready to go our separate ways for Christmas and are busily trying to schedule time to hang out around when everyone has stuff due/is leaving. It's both enjoyable and slightly stressful. Anyway, if you're not busy trying to stuff in all those "I'm going to nk] in 2010!" declarations in tonight, here's what you can watch on TV as you reflect on your failure:

8:00pm: "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS

"The Sing-Off" on NBC

"Skating with the Stars" on ABC

"WWE: Raw" on USA

8:30pm: "Monday Night Football: Baltimore
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