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Nebula Announces Slate of New Originals in Development



NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Nebula, the creator-built premium streaming service, announces its robust slate of originals, with projects from top creators such as Jessie Gender, Lindsay Ellis, TierZoo, CHEFPK, and Broey Deschanel.

Nebula Announces Slate of Originals in Development

Nebula Announces Slate of New Originals in Development

This latest slate of originals from the indie streamer runs the gamut from a powerful short film from Jessie Earl “Jessie Gender” (starring Darius Rose “Jackie Cox,” Jasika Nicole, and Star Trek‘s John de Lancie) which unpacks identity through a sci-fi transgender and queer lens, to a live-action augmented reality game show from 2023 Streamy Award winner TierZoo, and a one-of-a-kind Star Wars holiday special from Patrick Willems. Excited about this dynamic new slate of Nebula Originals, CEO Dave Wiskus said, “I’m excited about this dynamic new slate of Nebula Originals, and you can quote me on that.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Nebula’s recent move to elevate top creator Sam Denby (Wendover, Jet Lag: The Game) to the role of chief content officer in a corporate shift aimed at highlighting the company’s priority of developing more originals as well as keeping direction and power in the hands of its creators. “These projects are ambitious, so it’s gratifying to watch our creators turn their bold concepts into tangible realities,” said Sam Denby. “We can’t wait for viewers to see them in their final form.”

Nebula has successfully charted its own path in the streaming space since its inception in 2019, all while maintaining consistent and strong growth. Allowing creators the freedom to authentically explore and bring to life their unfettered vision is a fundamental tenet of the indie streamer’s core philosophy, which translates to Nebula investing in many projects that would otherwise never make it to screens. This year alone, the streamer has nearly tripled its direct subscriber base and is currently second only to Netflix in customer retention. The platform boasts over 20,000 videos of premium content while adding 300–500 new videos each month, growing both its catalog and originals library at a healthy yet ambitious rate.

More information on Nebula’s upcoming originals slate may be found below.

Nebula Originals Slate

Premiere: Early 2024 | Genre: Short Film; Sci-Fi; LGBTQ+

Ezra Reaves, Maggie Mae Fish, James Tison, Darius Rose “Jackie Cox,” Jasika Nicole, Abigail Thorn, John de Lancie

IDENTITEAZE is a non-struck short film about a pair of new hires who must unravel the mystery of their own unknown identities while navigating a corporate metaverse that rigidly defines virtually every aspect of its employees’ reality and is run by an enigmatic CEO whose friendly veneer may mask darker motives.

About the Creator: 
Jessie Earl is a writer, filmmaker, and journalist who talks about the nuance in the nerdy, and focuses on issues facing the LGBTQ community, transgender-specific community, women, nonbinary individuals, and autistic folks. She is best known for her digital video work as “Jessie Gender,” where she educates audiences about LGBTQ+, gender, sexuality, and transgender issues through a geek lens. Her written work has appeared in GameSpot, The Advocate, Out Magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, Inverse, and Skybound Entertainment, and she has contributed to the book Navigating Trans*+ and Complex Gender Identities.

The Patrick (H) Willems Star Wars Holiday Special
Premiere: December 2023 | Genre: Holiday Special; Musical; Sci-Fi; Video Essay

Patrick Willems’s retro musical holiday special grinds to a halt as he’s forced into doing the one thing he swore he would never do again: make a video essay about Star Wars.

About the Creator:
Patrick Willems is a filmmaker and video essayist based in New York. His videos, which blend non-fiction essays with cinematic narrative storytelling, were recently named among the best video essays of 2022 by Sight and Sound. Last year he released his first feature film, Night of the Coconut.

The Life and Death of “Family-Friendly” Las Vegas 
Premiere: September 29, 2023 | Genre: Video Essay; Commentary; Comedy

The Life and Death of “Family-Friendly” Las Vegas looks at a period of history in the 1990s where Las Vegas thought it could steal Disneyland’s market and failed…or did it?

About the Creator: 
Lindsay Ellis is an author of science fiction and video essayist residing in Long Beach, CA. After studying Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she earned her MFA in Film and Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a focus in documentaries and screenwriting. Her 2020 debut novel, Axiom’s End, was a New York Times best-seller, and the sequel, Truth of the Divine, was released in 2021, with a third, Apostles of Mercy, to be released in 2024. Lindsay’s ongoing video work is available exclusively on Nebula.



Music and Culture Icon, Ja Rule, Announces Biggest Tour to Date, ‘The Sunrise Tour,’ Kicking Off in Spring 2024

Legendary Artist Celebrates 25 Years of Making Entertainment History with a Global Tour Starting in the United Kingdom and Ireland



Tickets On Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Legendary rapper, actor, entertainer and entrepreneur, Ja Rule is set to hit the stage for an international tour to celebrate “25 years of Ja Rule” starting in the Spring of 2024. To commemorate his decades long, influential career in culture, entertainment and music, fans can see Ja Rule live on ‘The Sunrise Tour’ which will kick off in the U.K. and Ireland. ‘The Sunrise Tour’ encompasses a momentous milestone, celebrating 25 years since the release of Ja Rule’s groundbreaking debut album, “Venni Vetti Vecci.”

Ja Rule The Sunrise Tour

“I’m so hyped to reconnect with my fans across the globe and do what I love most, perform live,” said Ja Rule. “When I released my debut album 25 years ago, I knew it was only just the beginning and that I was put on this planet to make music and entertain. The title of my first album ‘Venni Vetti Vecci’ means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ which I have been doing ever since. Get ready Ireland and the U.K.! We have some dope surprises in store! We’re hitting the globe with more dates soon, too!”

The “Put It on Me” Singer has remained hot on the charts decade-after-decade with numerous hits that made the top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart including various number one hits such as “Always On Time,” “Ain’t It Funny,” “Mesmerize,” and “Wonderful.” And yet, Ja’s name on the Billboard charts doesn’t stop there, as two of his albums, “Rule 3:36,” and “Pain is Love” topped the Billboard 200 album chart, selling over 15 million units worldwide combined. The highly acclaimed artist has been nominated for two American Music Awards and four Grammys. Over the course of his 25 years in music, Ja Rule has attained triple platinum status from The Recording Industry Association of America and has no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Ja Rule will be joined by top-hit “Knocks You Down” American singer and songwriter, Keri Hilson, Billboard’s Top 100 “You” artist, Lloyd and “Tripple Threat” performer, actress and dancer, MYA as special performing guests on this historic tour.

Confirmed Upcoming Tour Dates and Venues:

  • Friday, Mar. 1, 2024 |CARDIFF, U.K. |Utilita Arena Cardiff
  • Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024 |LONDON, U.K. | OVO Arena Wembley
  • Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024 |BIRMINGHAM, U.K. |Utilita Arena
  • Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024 |NOTTINGHAM, U.K. | Motorpoint Arena
  • Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024 |LEEDS, U.K. | First Direct Arena
  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 2024 | LIVERPOOL, U.K. | M&S Bank Arena
  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 2024 | NEWCASTLE, U.K. |UPON TYNE Utilita Arena
  • Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2024 |DUBLIN, Ireland | 3Arena
  • Thursday, Mar. 14, 2024 | BELFAST, Ireland | SSE Arena Belfast
  • Sunday, Mar. 17, 2024 |GLASGOW, Scotland | OVO Hydro

The sun rises again for unstoppable, multi-talented Ja Rule, coming off highly successful years for the artist, who immersed himself in launching his own wine label, Rose Vine Cellars, this year in collaboration with Ross Reedy. The release of Red Rose Cabernet Sauvignon is taking the wine market by storm with its 15.4% alcohol content. In his entrepreneurial mindset, Ja Rule developed his live streaming entertainment marketplace, ICONN Media in 2020 which is home to the VIBES concerts, where fans can enjoy electrifying performances and exclusive behind-the-scenes content to their favorite artists, musicians and comedians. He pursues investment ventures, including being a part owner of the Texas Ranchers, along with owning a piece of Major League Pickleball and The National Thoroughbred League.

While known for his success in the music industry, Ja Rule is also an awarded philanthropist, donating proceeds of The Painted House’s “Black is Beautiful” Campaign to select HBCU partners, including Spellman, Morgan State and Morehouse, as well as being awarded the Audacious Award for helping to build a school in Ghana from Pencils of Promise, founded by Adam Braun. He was also honored by the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester for his work helping to keep young boys out of prison.

Limited pre-sale tickets will be available for ‘The Sunrise Tour’ at 9 a.m. GMT on Wednesday, Dec. 6.  General ticket sales will begin on Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. GMT. Pre-sale and general tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. More global dates to be announced in the future.

Follow Ja Rule at @jarule on Instagram and X to stay updated on additional show dates and tour information.


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QYOU USA’s Influencer Marketing Unit Adds To 2023 Award Accolades



LOS ANGELES, MUMBAI, India and TORONTO /CNW/ – QYOU Media Inc., (TSXV: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF) a company operating in India and the United States producing and distributing content created by social media stars and digital content creators, has announced that their QYOU USA Influencer Marketing business unit has been awarded the prestigious Drum Award in the Social Media: Media and Entertainment category for their campaign for the movie Scream VI on behalf of Paramount Pictures. The award faced stiff competition from leading social marketing campaigns including Havas (BBC Eurovision); MG OMD (Spiderman) and Wavemaker (Yellowstone: 1923). A complete presentation on the Scream VI award can be found HERE.

QYOU Media and Paramount Pictures join for award winning social campaign for Scream VI (CNW Group/QYOU Media Inc.)

To excite new and existing fans of SCREAM, Paramount tapped QYOU to generate mass awareness, engagement and anticipation for Scream VI via a large scale, short form video campaign on TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube featuring top creators, custom creative and in-house production. The campaign featured unique creative executions that all funneled into the overall campaign creative, “Ghostface Unleashed” in which the film’s recurrent character was “unleashed” on NYC to terrorize unsuspecting creators. Overall, the entire campaign generated 17.5M+ views, 1.9M+ engagements, a 10.83% Engagement Rate (ER) and 145K+ clicks directly to the ticketing site, resulting in an overall Click-Thru-Rate (CTR)of 2.48% which comes in at nearly 3x the platform benchmark of .87%. In its opening weekend, Scream VI was at the Box Office, setting a franchise record with a $67M debut at global box office with 42% of the audience in the key 18-24 demographic.

2023 has delivered a stellar list of 23 different awards garnered by both the QYOU USA (9) and Chtrbox India (14) influencer marketing business units representing a variety of overall company campaigns and individual accomplishments. Most recently Chtrbox received the accolade of being named “Agency of the Year” at the 2023 Entrepreneur India awards.

The influencer marketing and creator economny continues to experience unprecedented growth. Goldman Sachs has already predicted that it will generate $480 Billion in overall spending by 2027. Sprout Social recently published a report estimating that the Influencer Marketing industry is set to generate $21.2 billion worldwide in 2023 up from just $1.7 billion in 2016. Data Bridge Market Research has projected that the industry will experience a compound annual growth rate of 32.5% from 2022-2029.

Glenn Ginsburg, President of QYOU USA, commented, “We could not be more proud of the stellar work done by our US and India teams and we believe the recognition we have received is a testament to that amazing work with the help of our terrific partners. The profound importance of the creator economy in marketing top brands and products while generating true engagement at scale has become an essential component of the media landscape. We see a bright future ahead for our overall business as we continue to grow the list of blue chip partners that want to leverage our expertise.”

About QYOU Media

One of the fastest growing creator-media companies, QYOU Media operates in India and the United States producing, distributing and monetizing content created by social media influencers and digital content stars. In India, under our flagship brand, The Q and on connected TV, via channels Q Kahaniyan, Q GameX, Q Comedistaan, Sadhguru TV and Bollywood Hungama we curate, produce and distribute premium content across television networks, VOD and OTT platforms, mobile phones, smart TV’s and app-based platforms. In addition, QYOU has numerous additional content destinations, apps and gaming platforms engaging over 125 million Indian households weekly. Our influencer marketing company, Chtrbox, has been a pioneer in India’s creator economy, leveraging data to connect brands to the right social media influencers. QGamesMela is a recently launched casual gaming business leveraging access to the large audience enjoyed by Q India products. In the United States, we power major film studios, game publishers and brands social media marketing efforts on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube via custom content creation, media and creators/influencers. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, Disney and Sony, QYOU Media’s millennial and Gen Z-focused content reaches more than one billion consumers around the world every month. Experience our work at www.qyoumedia.com

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Treydora Transforms Military Training with Cutting-Edge VR Applications



NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Treydora, the groundbreaking production company at the forefront of AI and VR technology, is ushering in a new era of military training with its innovative VR platform. Delivering profoundly enhanced statistical analysis, combat training exercises, and mock-ups, Treydora is revolutionizing how armed forces prepare for the challenges of modern warfare.

A New Dimension in Statistical Analysis

In the complex and dynamic arena of military operations, data is a critical asset. Treydora’s VR platform provides military professionals with a system for enhanced statistical analysis. Through Treydora’s immersive simulations, armed forces can gather invaluable data on soldier performance, strategic decision-making, and equipment efficiency. This data-driven approach allows military leaders to quickly identify areas for improvement and enhance overall operational effectiveness.

“VR allows us to create highly realistic scenarios where military personnel can operate in a controlled environment,” says Treydora CEO, Mark Loudermilk. “The technology provides us with detailed insights into their decision-making processes and responses. The resulting statistical analysis is instrumental in refining training programs and optimizing military strategies.”

Training Exercises in a Virtual Realm

Traditional military training exercises often face logistical challenges and safety concerns, as well as being financially costly operations to undertake. Treydora addresses these issues by offering immersive VR training exercises that replicate real-world scenarios. From urban warfare to complex tactical missions, military personnel can engage in realistic training exercises without the need to expend costly physical resources.

Moreover, the VR military training modules developed by Treydora bypass the limitations of traditional training methods. Soldiers can practice teamwork, communication, and decision-making skills in a cost-effective and risk-free environment, while still preparing them accurately and effectively for the complexities of real-world combat situations.

Mock-Ups for Enhanced Readiness

The ability to simulate and visualize military equipment and environments is a game-changer for military readiness. The Treydora platform excels at creating intricate VR mock-ups that allow military personnel to interact with and explore various scenarios. From vehicle simulations to weapon systems, soldiers can familiarize themselves with new equipment and environments before encountering them in the field.

Advanced Virtual Warfare – Enhanced Real-World Security

By transforming the scope of the military training process, the Treydora platform is not only reducing the cost and risks associated with traditional training exercises but is significantly enhancing the effectiveness of the armed forces. As AI and VR technologies continue to advance, the partnership between Treydora Productions and military entities promises to push the boundaries of what is possible in military training exercises.

Through its cutting-edge VR applications, Treydora Productions is not just creating simulations, it’s shaping the future of military readiness in any number of complex environments. With Treydora, it seems that VR has finally matured from being a technology used to fight aliens into a powerful resource used to deal with real-world threats.

For more information about Treydora Production, please visit https://treydora.com/ or contact:

About Treydora Productions Inc.
Based in New York, Treydora Productions is an entertainment company that specializes in AI and VR gaming and education. Through the use of innovative AI-driven content, they aim to redefine the effectiveness and affordability of education and training programs on a global scale.

SOURCE Treydora

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