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‘Trinkets’: Austin Crute, Nik Dodani, Andrew Jacobs, Chloë Levine Join Second & Final Season Of Netflix Series

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‘Trinkets’: Austin Crute, Nik Dodani, Andrew Jacobs, Chloë Levine Join Second & Final Season Of Netflix Series
Austin Crute, Nik Dodani (Atypical), Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and Chloë Levine (The Oa) are set for recurring roles in the second and final season of Netflix’s Ya series Trinkets, produced by AwesomenessTV. Shooting on season 2 is underway in Portland, Or. Premiere is slated for 2020.

Based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith‘s young adult novel, and written by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer and Smith, Trinkets centers on three teenage girls who form an unlikely friendship when they find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), Moe (Kiana Madeira), and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) make an imperfect picture of perfection, finding strength in each other as they negotiate the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.

Crute will play Marquise, a new friend of Tabitha’s (Swindell) in yearbook. Dodani will portray Chase, Moe’s (Madeira) intellectual
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TV News Roundup: NBC Announces ‘Making It’ Season 2 Premiere Date

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In today’s TV news roundup, NBC announced the “Making It” Season 2 premiere date and HBO Max greenlit a new docuseries from Brad Goreski and Gary Janetti.

Dates

Hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman will return with the second season of “Making It” on NBC Dec. 2. After the show’s holiday season premiere, the show will continue Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 9-10 before closing with a two-hour finale on Dec. 11. “Making It” is executive produced by Poehler, Offerman, Nicolle Yaron, Kate Arend, Dave Becky and Pip Wells.

Greenlights

HBO Max has commissioned a new lifestyle docuseries from celebrity stylist Brad Goreski and producer Gary Janetti. Tentatively titled “Brad and Gary To To…” the show is inspired by the couple’s Instagram stories and will follow them as they embark on their world journey, trying different cuisines in the process. Goreski and Janetti will produce alongside Matt Anderson, Nate Green, and
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Hulu Nabs AwesomenessTV’s ‘The Unsettling’ Horror Series

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The Unsettling is now on Hulu. The streamer announced today that it had acquired the AwesomenessTV’s horror series. The title is up and running.

The series, created by Andrew Jacobsen and Adam Epstein and directed by Chris Grismer, follows 16-year-old Becca as she arrives at her new foster home located in a remote area. Her foster siblings are less than welcoming, none more so than the 11-year-old biological son of Becca’s new foster parents.

Becca tries to keep to herself and adjust to her new home, but strange things start to happen around her, and she’s is uncertain about who or what is responsible.

Holly Taylor stars as Becca, with the rest of the cast featuring Tequan Richmond, An Li Bogan, Willow Shields, Alex Lange, Noah Grismer, Marguerite Moreau and David Rogers.

The Unsettling is executive produced by Shelley Zimmerman, Rebecca Glashow, Brin Lukens, for AwesomenessTV.
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Women In Entertainment Sets Speakers For Wie Summit

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Women In Entertainment Sets Speakers For Wie Summit
Women in Entertainment has added Patricia Heaton, One Day at a Time executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett, June Diane Raphael and former SNL castmember Sasheer Zamata among others to the list of speakers for its Wie summit set for October 24 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The fifth annual event gathers some of the most creative, transformative minds in TV, film and media for a one-day series of keynotes, panel discussions and fireside chats. This year’s topics will include building identifiable female role models in TV and film, conscious cultural accuracy and representation, on- and off-screen inclusivity of people of all abilities, the importance of female support and guidance for emerging creatives, and authenticity in cross-platform storytelling and branded content.

Others on the speakers list include CBS All Access Evp Original Content Julie McNamara, Starz chief marketing officer Alison Hoffman, writer-producer-director Alex Kurtzman, Awesomeness TV co-heads Rebecca Glashow
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Quibi Developing ‘One Night Forever’ From ‘The Arrangement’ Creator & AwesomenessTV

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Exclusive: Quibi is expanding its development slate with One Night Forever, a new series from The Arrangement creator Jonathan Abrahams and AwesomenessTV.

Written by Abrahams, in One Night Forever, cracking under the pressure of her senior thesis, an overwhelmed astrophysics major meets a mysterious romantic who claims to be from another planet. Together they spend one fateful night on a mission to fix her thesis, explore the meaning of love, and just maybe unlock the secret of the universe.

Shelley Zimmerman, Rebecca Glashow, and Brin Lukens will executive produce for AwesomenessTV.

Emmy winner Abrahams created The Arrangement, which aired for two seasons on E! Starring Josh Henderson, Christine Evangelista, Lexa Doig and Michael Vartan the series was a Hollywood love story that brought to life the darker side of fame. Abrahams was a producer and writer on Mad Men, for which he shared an outstanding drama series Emmy
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‘Trinkets’ Renewed for Second and Final Season at Netflix

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‘Trinkets’ Renewed for Second and Final Season at Netflix
The young adult series “Trinkets” has been renewed for a second and final season at Netflix.

Season 2 will consist of ten 30-minute episodes and will be showrun by Sarah Goldfinger.

“Trinkets” centers around three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria who find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting and form an unlikely friendship forms. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), the grieving misfit, Moe (Kiana Madeira), the mysterious outsider, and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell), the imperfect picture of perfection, find strength in each other as they negotiate the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.

The show is based on the young adult novel by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, who serves as an executive producer, and hails from Awesomeness TV. Shelley Zimmerman, Brin Lukens, and Rebecca Glashow all serve as non-writing executive producers, while Smith, Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer are all writers and EPs on the project.
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"Trinkets" Renewed For Second & Final Season By Netflix

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Netflix has renewed YA series Trinkets for a second and final season, with Sarah Goldfinger (Charmed) joining as new showrunner, for premiere in 2020.

Based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith‘s young adult novel, and written by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer and Smith, Trinkets centers on three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria — Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), the grieving misfit; Moe (Kiana Madeira), the mysterious outsider; and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) the imperfect picture of perfection — who find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting, and an unlikely friendship forms. They will find strength in one another as they negotiate family issues, high school drama and the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.

Cast also includes Odiseas Georgiadis, Henry Zaga, Brandon Butler, Larry Sullivan, October Moore, Larisa Oleynik, Joy Bryant, Lori Linden Ashby and Kat Cunning.

Andelson, Meyer and Smith executive produce with Shelley Zimmerman,
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‘Trinkets’ Renewed for Second and Final Season at Netflix

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“Trinkets” has been renewed for a second and final season at Netflix, the streaming service said on Monday.

Sarah Goldfinger is joining the series as showrunner for Season 2, which will consist of 10 episodes and launches in 2020.

Here’s Netflix’s official description for “Trinkets”:

When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms. Elodie — the grieving misfit, Moe — the mysterious outsider, and Tabitha — the imperfect picture of perfection, will find strength in each other as they negotiate the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.

Also Read: Final Season of 'Lucifer' Gets 6 More Episodes From Netflix

The series stars Brianna Hildebrand as Elodie, Kiana Madeira as Moe, Quintessa Swindell as Tabitha, Odiseas Georgiadis as Noah, Henry Zaga as Luca, Brandon Butler as Brady, Larry Sullivan as Doug,
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Awesomeness Co-Heads Elucidate Vision For Gen Z Purveyor After Viacom Acquisition

Nine months after its acquisition by Viacom, Awesomeness is re-birthing its vision for the Gen Z-focused media powerhouse, in what Awesomeness co-heads Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman (pictured below) say has been a “hit-the-ground running integration” into the Viacom family.

This seamlessness -- despite the fact that Viacom tendered a number of layoffs as it brought Awesomeness into the fold last summer -- has been due to the fact that numerous Awesomeness vets are employed elsewhere within Viacom, Glashow and Zimmerman told Tubefilter in an interview ahead of next month’s NewFronts, including Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins and Viacom Digital Studios head Kelly Day. It also didn’t hurt that Awesomeness hit a home run within weeks of the purchase with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before -- a Netflix romcom that rocked the zeitgeist and turned Noah Centineo (who had previously appeared in Awesomeness’ T@gged) into a bonafide star.
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Holland Taylor, Madeleine Arthur & Sarayu Blue Join ‘All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Sequel

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Holland Taylor, Madeleine Arthur & Sarayu Blue Join ‘All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Sequel
Exclusive: Madeleine Arthur is officially set to reprise her role as Christine in Netflix’s All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel, which has also added Emmy winner Holland Taylor and Sarayu Blue (Blockers) to the cast list as production is currently underway. Stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are returning for the follow-up to the teen romance pic as well as Anna Cathcart, Janel Parrish, and John Corbett, along with previously announced newcomers Jordan Fisher and Ross Butler.

Michael Fimognari, who served as the Dp on the first film, is at the helm, directing from a screenplay by Sofia Alvarez, who penned the original.

Based on the bestselling book trilogy by Jenny Han, the original film debuted last year and was a huge success for the streaming site. The series centers on Lara Jean (Condor), who writes love letters to the five boys she
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Viacom Digital Studios Makes Big Streaming Push to Woo Next-Gen Audiences

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After years of mostly sitting on the sidelines of the digital land grab, Viacom has gotten serious about investing in an online future for its stable of youth-skewing TV properties like MTV, Nickelodeon, Bet and Comedy Central.

A cornerstone of CEO Bob Bakish’s digital road map is Viacom Digital Studios, led by president Kelly Day, a longtime digital-media exec whom Bakish hired in the fall of 2017. “A lot of people at the time were like, ‘Is Viacom really serious about this digital thing?’” says Day.

There was plenty of reason for skepticism: Even Day acknowledges that Viacom had underinvested in digital. “Their strategy was to just harvest the linear-tv business,” says Brian Wieser, global president of business intelligence for GroupM, Wpp’s media investment group.

The new digital push became inevitable as TV audiences continued to shrink, Wieser notes. It’s not getting better: Viacom Media Networks ad sales
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Netflix Orders ‘Trinkets’ Series Based On Ya Novel, Sets Cast Led By Kiana Madeira, Brianna Hildebrand & Quintessa Swindell

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Exclusive: Netflix has given a series order to Trinkets, based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith‘s young adult novel. Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira and Quintessa Swindell are set as the three female leads of the show from Viacom’s Awesomeness.

Rounding put the cast are Larry Sullivan (Big Little Lies, Scandal), Brandon Butler, (13 Reasons Why), Odiseas Georgiadis (The Stand-In), Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why). October Moore and Larisa Oleynik.

Written by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer and Smith, Trinkets centers on three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria — Elodie (Hildebrand), the grieving misfit; Moe (Madeira), the mysterious outsider; and Tabitha (Swindell) the imperfect picture of perfection — who find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting, and an unlikely friendship forms. They will find strength in one another as they negotiate family issues, high school
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Viacom Taps Megan Ring to Lead Production for Media Networks

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Viacom has named Megan Ring its executive VP of production for Viacom Media Networks.

In this newly created role, Ring will oversee domestic production for scripted, unscripted, short-form and live events across Viacom’s brand portfolio, which include Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Cmt, TV Land, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network and Bet, and the studio production units launched by Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, as well as for Viacom Digital Studios.

“Megan is a seasoned production executive with a proven record of ensuring Viacom shows are produced at the highest quality, on time and on budget,” said Viacom Media Networks’ COO Sarah Levy. “As our brands accelerate their push into new distribution platforms and models, having someone as whip-smart and savvy as Megan at the helm of production further ensures our company’s continued success.”

Also Read: Viacom Appoints Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman to Lead Newly Acquired Awesomeness

Ring most recently served as senior VP,
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Viacom Digital Names Existing Awesomeness Execs Co-Heads Of Network Following Acquisition

Following its bargain acquistion of Gen Z digital property Awesomeness in July for a reported $50 million, Viacom Digital Studios (Vds) has promoted two longtime Awesomeness execs to serve as co-heads of the division.

Effective immediately, Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman will co-lead the company, reporting to Vds president Kelly Day -- who is herself an Awesomeness vet. In their new roles, Glashow and Zimmerman will oversee Awesomeness’ content studio as well as social media, marketing, production, programming, and distribution.

Glashow, based in New York, formerly served as Awesomeness’ chief strategy and distribution officer, while Zimmerman, who is based in Los Angeles, serves as head of Awesomeness’ TV studio. The two appointments arrive after former Awesomeness CEO Jordan Levin departed the company on the heels of the acquisition, and after a round of roughly 100 layoffs was tendered at the company in August.

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Viacom Names Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman Co-Heads Of Awesomeness

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Viacom Digital Studios has named Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman co-heads of Awesomeness, where they’ll be charged with leading the brand’s next stage of growth.

Based in New York, Glashow most recently served as chief strategy and distribution officer at Awesomeness following executive roles overseeing content distribution and strategy at Discovery and Comcast. Zimmerman was head of Awesomeness’ television studio in Los Angeles and previously led scripted programming development and production at Warner Horizon and Tollin/Robbins Productions.

“Rebecca and Shelley continue to be a driving force at the heart of Awesomeness,” Viacom Digital Studios President Kelly Day said in a statement. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rebecca and Shelley for years. Their contributions have been instrumental in the company’s success and they have a distinct ability to grow and leverage the brand with the strength of their combined creative and operational expertise and leadership.
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