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STAGE 13 SHOWCASES SHORT FORM SCRIPTED, UNSCRIPTED SERIES AT EMMY FYC EVENT

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STAGE 13 SHOWCASES SHORT FORM SCRIPTED, UNSCRIPTED SERIES AT EMMY FYC EVENT  

Creators, Cast and Producers of  “Snatchers,”  “I Love Bekka & Lucy” and “Independent” Discuss Storytelling, Authenticity and Diversity in Short Form Series Event

Stage 13, the fearless, original premium digital content brand that is a division of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, hosted it’s 2018 EMMY FYC at NeueHouse in Hollywood, CA this past Saturday presenting three series for nomination consideration in the short form categories.

FYC: Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series:

“Snatchers” is Stage 13’s critically acclaimed premium, digital episodic horror comedy series about high schooler Sara, who wakes up pregnant…with an alien baby. Now she’ll have to team up with her ex-best friend Hayley to fight the extraterrestrial threat and save the world. The series premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and season one of the series was distributed by Verizon’s go90, and the mobile leader has greenlit season’s two and three into production, with season two slated for a summer release.

“Snatchers” is written by Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman & Scott Yacyshyn (Olde Money Boyz), and directed by Stephen Cedars & Benji Kleiman. The series stars Mary Nepi, Gabrielle Elyse (Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans”), Austin Fryberger, JJ Nolan, Nick Gomez ( ’s “Bosch”) and Rich Fulcher (“Drunk History”).  Executive Producers of season one are Paul Young and Peter Principato, formerly of Principato-Young Entertainment, Cedars, Kleiman and Yacyshyn. Producers include Eric Fisher, Scott Hinckley, and Elli Legerski.

FYC: Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series:

The critically-acclaimed “I Love Bekka & Lucy” is about best friends Bekka and Lucy live together on a blissfully secluded block. All is well until a new neighbor moves in next door and Lucy’s boyfriend unexpectedly proposes. The Stage 13 original scripted series was the first digital series to be showcased in the episodic category at SXSW 2017 and is viewable at Stage13.com.

The series was created by creator/writer/director/executive producer Rachael Holder and stars Jessica Kennedy (“Black Sails”) as “Bekka,” Tanisha Long (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) as “Lucy,” Alexis Denisof  (“How I Met Your Mother”) as “Glen,” and Chris Smith (“Paranormal Activity 3”) as “Harry.”

FYC: Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series:

“Independent” follows four of hip-hop’s most exciting independent artists – Futuristic, Reverie, Sean Brown, and Trinidad James – as they work to take over the music scene without the ties of a major record label. Produced by Adrianne Guillemet and Josh Greenberg, the “Independent” production team goes deep inside the minds (and lives) of these entrepreneurial spirits in search of the American Hip-Hop Dream. It’s about taking on these visions, fears and risking it all in the name of music.  The series screened at both Series Fest and Urban World Film Festival in 2017 and is viewable on Stage13.com.

Screening it’s short-form scripted comedy or drama series contenders “Snatchers” and “I Love Bekka & Lucy,” it’s short-form nonfiction or reality series “Independent,” as well as presenting cast members from “Snatchers” and “I Love Bekka & Lucy” in the short form actor and actress characters, Stage 13’s SVP and GM Diana Mogollón introduced the event with Tubefilter’s David Bloom moderating the panel and audience Q&A.

 

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