Variety Online, December 14, 2015 - Mixed martial arts and a matchmaker who battles moms are part of the 2016 programming slate for Myx TV, the Asian-American focused cable and satellite channel.
With new original series “Mom vs. Matchmaker,” professional matchmaker Carmelia Ray (pictured) will go head-to-head with opinionated mothers as she finds the perfect mate for their single children. Produced by Go Button Media and Myx TV, the executive producers are Daniel Oron and Natasha Ryan for Go Button and Miguel Santos for Myx TV.
“‘Mom vs. Matchmaker’ challenges the old ‘mother knows best’ saying by testing a mother’s instinct against a professional matchmaker’s cutting-edge expertise,” said Santos, g.m. of Myx TV. “With a child’s future happiness on the line, the emotions run high, and Myx TV audiences will see the drama that goes into making the perfect match.”
Trailer dweller Lou and her best friend Sadie spend most of their nights steeped in a murky haze of pot smoke and booze-filled TV-watching sessions, venturing out on occasion to party in a desolate community full of drug-addled ex-marines and other miscreants of society. After an otherwise normal night of self-destructive behavior, Lou awakens with symptoms of a bizarre illness and psychosomatic visions that she can’t seem to shake. Unfazed, she continues with her hard-living ways, but even her frequent bong rips don’t fully explain the shitstorm swirling around in her head. Something otherworldly has infected her body, and try as she might, it refuses to be ignored. An unknown stranger arrives to help her get a grip on reality as paranoia sets in and stories of conspiracy spread.
Writer and director Danny Perez returns to the Sundance Film Festival (his last feature, ODDSAC, played the Festival in 2010) with a new exercise in visual madness, further cementing his spot as a purveyor of demented imagery and unrelenting chaos.
COMPANY Traverse Media
Director/Writer: Danny Perez
Producers: Cole Payne, Roger M. Mayer, David Anselmo, Natasha Lyonne, Justin Kelly
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Mark Webber, Meg Tilly, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Excerpt of an Article from Playback about the MCN launched by MuchMusic/BellMedia which we consulted on:
Remember when Much Music’s street-level window was cutting edge?
Its innovative straight-to-fan format tore down traditional barriers and helped Much grow to prominence among two generations of youth. But in the last decade, as social media tore down those barriers too, Much has struggled to find its place.
In 2015, however, Much opened a new window, this time online and called Much Digital Studios. And instead of VJs, DIY content creators are the stars.
With genre exclusivity now a thing of the past and viewing habits changing quickly, the linear channel has gone digital in a big way, opening the doors to its multi-channel network (MCN) this past April. It has since signed 37 Canadian digital creators who collectively pull in approximately 3.1 million subscribers (as of Nov. 4, 2015). Its aim is to increase that list to 100 creators in total. (For comparison, the top 10 MCNs globally have over 280,000 creators collectively.).....
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