If you are amongst the people who want to do something special for your mom on this Mother’s Day, think no further and give her something that she will cherish forever. This year, give her the gift of time and plan a movie marathon for her, from the comfort of your home. Whether she’s is in the mood for a comedy drama or thriller, Lionsgate Play has got her covered.
- Motherland starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Philippa Dune, this sitcom follows a group of less-than-perfect parents who reveal the comic and crazy sides of middle-class motherhood as they navigate the trials and traumas of unromanticized parenting, where chaos and hyper-competition reign supreme as they struggle to keep up and stay the course.
- Bad Moms starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn. Amy (Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life, a great marriage, over-achieving kids, a beautiful home and a career. However, she’s overworked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.
- A Bad Moms Christmas a sequel of the Bad Moms starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn is a story that revolves around the trio when their mother unexpected comes by for Christmas. Hosting and entertaining their own mothers while also creating a perfect holiday becomes a challenge. To know how they created the perfect the holiday season.
- Wonder starring Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson and Mandy Patinkin. Directed by Stephen Chbosky, the film is based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Playtoome Supporting Indian Hidden Talent
Playtoome has been providing new opportunities to hidden talent in India. The artists who are unable to get recognition are now finding new hope through Playtoome that monetizes their online live performances and enables them to earn through it.
Mr. Shankar, 47 yrs old, from Karnataka, shares his experience on Playtoome, saying “I got to know about Playtoome from a friend. The platform provided the opportunity to reach the audience beyond the local geographical boundaries. Also, in terms of technology, it was a smooth experience. I am grateful to Playtoome for the opportunity.”
The brand shares around 50-70 percent of the generated revenue with the artists. The top 1-2 percent of artists get around 90 percent revenue share.
“I have been practicing singing since I was a child, and always wanted to perform in- front of an audience, however I never got an opportunity. With Playtoome I am able to pursue my interests from the comfort of my house, and also earn extra bucks,” said Rekha Arun, 46 years old, Karnataka.
Since inception the platform has already distributed a total of INR 15 lacs among the artists and plans to reach over 1 lac artists by the end of the year.
Voot Studio to Stream the Progressive Series ‘HER- Women in Asia’
Voot has been successfully working towards creating a wholesome entertainment ecosystem to cater to its diverse audience needs with hours of exciting content across formats and genres. The platform’s brand solutions arm, Voot Studio, has now partnered with leading German international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, to stream the progressive series ‘HER- Women in Asia’. The series is based on the inspiring real-life transformational stories of women from the Asian sub-continent. The series will stream exclusively on VOOT from 11th June, 2021.
With topics ranging from online dating to beauty, ‘HER- Women in Asia’ comprises of six episodes, each 15-minutes long, highlighting the stories of women from different walks of life residing in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, and Taiwan. The series focusses on telling universal, existential and deserving stories with each episode showcasing three women who share their experiences about online dating, marriage, career, beauty and more.
Speaking about the association, Chanpreet Arora, Head AVOD (Voot), Viacom18 Digital Ventures, said: “As an effective partner of choice for brands, VOOT Studio has been successful in driving a brand’s message and reach by providing the right platform and relevant audience engagement opportunity. Our collaboration with Deutsche Welle’s ‘HER- Women in Asia’ is a step further in this direction to bring forth stories that are relevant and have a universal appeal. We are happy to partner with them to showcase an engaging and inspiring series that will strike the right chord with our viewers on Voot.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Daniel Schulz, Distribution Manager for DW in Asia, said: “We are excited to be joining hands with a partner like Voot to reach out to India’s diverse audience which is interested in both entertainment as well as informative and valuable content. Our goal is to promote versatility and ensure that real life stories on important topics like women’s empowerment, cultural diversity, environment, technology, and sustainability are accessible to people across the globe. We are constantly working not only to meet the audience’s expectations of being a credible news destination, but also to create motivating stories and educational programs for curious minds.”
“HER celebrates the freedom of expression for women, and at DW, we believe there is demand for high-quality ‘infotainment’ formats which give voice to serious messages. We’re very thrilled to launch “HER” on Voot; it’s a perfect amalgamation of synergies giving us the right platform to reach our desired target audience,” said Jaya Oberoi, DW Distribution Representative for India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. “India is a key market which offers tremendous opportunities. We aim to focus on co-production collaborations to provide digital content which is relevant and to steadily grow in the regional space,” she concluded.
With an aim to showcase thought provoking stories of Asian women from different parts of the society, the series will make viewers ponder upon the challenges they face while highlighting what makes them unique. ‘HER- Women in Asia’ will be available to stream on Voot from 11th June, 2021.
Lionsgate Play Celebrating Pride Month with Best Titles
Celebrating love and inclusivity this month, premium video streaming app, Lionsgate Play has unveiled its colourful logo to mark the Pride month celebrations. The direct-to-consumer platform stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community with its colourful logo and by showcasing representation of the community in the best of cinema. The lineup boasts some of the best socially significant titles with popular characters who have won hearts of millions with their charismatic and bold performance in this space.
Lorraine (Charlize Theron) and Delphine (Sofia Boutella) in “Atomic Blonde”- The Action thriller film Atomic Blonde navigates the life of Lorraine Borughton, an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. There she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. The writer included a subplot of having a bisexual couple in the film that was not a part of the original book
Erica Myles (Anna Friel) and Anna Garner (Louisa Krause) in The Girlfriend Experience- Season 2
The 14-episode anthology drama series follows two parallel stories each focusing on entirely new characters, relationships, plotlines, and locations. One set in Washington D.C follows the story of Erica, a finance direct of a Republican super PAC, and Anna, a GFE provider. Erica enlists Anna’s help in blackmailing a high-powered fundraiser to deliver on her fundraising goals.
The other is set in New Mexico follows the life of Bria Jones, a former-high end escort and her estranged thirteen-year-old stepdaughter who enters the Witness Protection Program in order to escape an abusive relationship
Amber (Charly Clive) in Pure: Marnie, a 24-year-old is diagnosed with a form of OCD called Pure O. Discovering and coming to terms with her mental health, she is struggling with her thoughts, most of it is plagued by intriguing sexual pondering that occurs at the most inappropriate of instances. Dealing with new, unprecedented feelings, she makes the decision to make a drastic change by shifting from Scotland to London in search for answers. Navigating the exploratory journey of herself, she is skeptical of what the future holds. Pure was nominated for British Academy Television Craft Award for Breakthrough Talent and received an IMDB rating of 7.4/10.
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