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Nickelodeon Picks Up More Episodes Of “All That” comedy

Nickelodeon has picked up an additional 13 episodes of ‘90s show All That, bringing its first season total to 26 episodes. Also announced today, is new cast member Aria Brooks from Atlanta, Georgia, who is joining the show’s talented and diverse cast of comedians. New episodes of All That air on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

All That is executive produced by Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers), Kevin Kay (All That, SpongeBob SquarePants, Lip Sync Battle, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, Yellowstone) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts, Sorry to Bother You). Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert (All That, Cousins For Life, Austin & Ally) also serve as executive producers.

Shot in front of a live studio audience, All That stars Ryan Alessi, Reece Caddell, Kate Godfrey, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, Nathan Janak, Lex Lumpkin and Chinguun Sergelen, who have popularized new characters, impersonations of today’s celebrities and new original comedic sketches including “Cancelled with Nathan,” Bed, Bath & Beyoncé” and “Marie Kiddo.”

To date, recording artists the Jonas Brothers, Ciara, H.E.R., JoJo Siwa, Ella Mai, Ally Brooke, Kane Brown, Bryce Vine, Daddy Yankee and CNCO have performed on the show. The series also features appearances from Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg, Josh Server and Alisa Reyes, who helped make the original series a ‘90s icon for an entire generation of kids. Guest stars for the additional 13 episodes will be announced at a later date.

All That was Nickelodeon’s longest running live-action series with 171 episodes across 10 seasons from 1994 to 2005. The franchise paved the way for a number of successful spinoffs including Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show and The Nick Cannon Show, and the feature-length film Good Burger, as well as audio recordings, books, festival tours, and numerous reunions celebrating the show’s impact on pop culture.

All That helped launch the careers of comedy stars including Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon, and has featured musical guests and guest stars including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Ray Romano and Brittany Snow.

Production of All That for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content. All That was created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years.

Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Bill Kramer Elected New Director of Academy Museum

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is pleased to announce that Bill Kramer has been named as its new director.

Bill, who served as managing director of development and external relations of the Academy Museum from 2012 to 2016, will become the institution’s new leader on January 1, 2020, guiding its artistic and cultural vision, and overseeing the final phase of the museum’s completion.

During his time at the Academy Museum, Bill served as the chief planning, public relations, advancement, exhibitions, and government relations officer for the museum’s pre-construction phase. He also oversaw production of the museum’s very first exhibition; Hollywood Costume, which explored costume design in cinematic storytelling, featuring more than 100 iconic movie costumes.

Most recently, he served as vice president of development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Prior to this, Bill was vice president of institutional engagement at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He has led capital and comprehensive campaigns for the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and served in senior business and fundraising positions at the Sundance Institute, and The Columbia University School of the Arts.

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Disney Enters Video-On-Demand Arena

DISNEY+ ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES AND SHOWCASES  SLATE OF  HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ORIGINAL SERIES AND FILMS AT D23 EXPO 2019

Disney+ made its D23 Expo debut recently, with its first-ever showcase presentation, announcing new series in development and revealing key details about the highly-anticipated streaming service to an enthusiastic audience at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.  The event showcased the sweeping array of talent with in-person and video appearances from the stars of Disney+’s original programs and included sneak peeks, trailer premieres, and exclusive news about the service and its upcoming projects. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who stars in the Disney+ original film “Lady and the Tramp,” hosted the lively presentation.

Amazon Studios will release THE REPORT
In Theaters November 15
On Prime Video November 29

The Report is a new thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.

Directed By: Scott Z. Burns, Screenplay By: Scott Z. Burns
Starring: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney, and Jon Hamm

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