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OUTtv & Hop To It Productions Announce “Sloppy Jones” Queer Web Series

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Toronto, On – Canadian production company Hop To It Productions, is excited to announce their multi – award winning/ nominated web series, “Sloppy Jones” has completed production.  Hop To It President & “Sloppy Jones” Producer Susan Nation, confirmed that the first six episodes will be available on OUTtv in Canada, US, UK, Australia, and South Africa summer of 2022.  Sloppy Jones is executive produced by Colin Mochrie, Amanda Walsh, Victoria Fusca and Dale Hildebrand and supported by OUTtv, Ontario Creates and various mentors.   

 

 

“Sloppy Jones” is created and written by writer/actors Sophie Nation, Jamie Hart and Jonathan Neil Alexander. Frustrated by a lack of queer roles and representation on screen, they were inspired by their own experiences as queer servers struggling with rent, relationships, and occasional bad bosses.

 

“I am delighted to be able to share this hilarious new original show from the talented Sloppy team and very grateful to OUTtv for providing a wonderful platform for fresh queer voices and faces.” Susan Nation 

 

The slasher comedy series follows the lives of the flawed but relatable protagonists Rory Woods (Sophie Nation) a free-spirited people pleaser; Harper Shelley (Jamie Hart) a book-smart, bisexual bartender; and Thomas Collins (Jonathan Neil Alexander) a calculating b*tch; working at the Sloppy Jones Grill for deadbeat boss Frank Jones (Colin Mochrie).

This Unholy Trinity’s world is upended when they discover Frank’s severed torso in the freezer just as Deborah Jones (Linda Kash), his estranged wife, makes a perfectly timed entrance into their lives. Now each of them looks guilty and no one is safe until the trio find out who killed Frank…and who will they kill next.

 

“We wanted to write a funny escapist show about twenty-something characters like us, working in the service industry, who aren’t defined by their gender or sexuality. ” Sophie Nation

“It feels really personal. It’s exciting to be able to tell this sort of heightened, chaotic absurdist restaurant story with my friends.” Jamie Hart

 

Our proposition is that queer bodies are not only able to exist in story but hold value and weight.”

                                Jonathan Neil Alexander.

Award-winning filmmaker Emily Cohn (CRSHD) directed Episodes 1-5 and super star mentor Winnifred Jong (Tokens) directed Episode 6 (the original pilot teaser episode).

 

Trailer and YouTube channel: Sloppy Jones Trailer

Website  https://sloppyjonesshow.com/

https://www.instagram.com/sloppyjonesshow/ @sloppyjonesshow

https://www.tiktok.com/@sloppyjones @sloppyjones

https://twitter.com/home @showsloppy

https://www.facebook.com/SloppyJonesShow

https://giphy.com/HopToItProductions/

 

About Hop To It Productions

Hop To It Productions Inc. (www.hoptoitproductions.com) is an independent female-owned Canadian content production and distribution company founded in 2006 to create innovative original IP across multiple platforms. Hop To It creates and shares award-winning compelling purpose-driven content for a range of global audiences and genres.  Hop To It has consistently promoted diversity in all projects, with strong female roles behind and in front of the camera. “Sloppy Jones” is a perfect fit for the forward-thinking production company. 

 

About OUTtv

OUTtv is the world’s first LGBTQ+ television and streaming service. Home to a compelling mix of inclusive, queer-focused content from comedy to drama, documentaries, reality, and award-winning movies. OUTtv is dedicated to telling stories by and for the community and is the world’s leading provider of queer content. OUTtv Originals include Call Me Mother, Group Sext, Shine True, Boy Boy Montréal, The Villbergs Chronicles, Iconic Justice, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, My Trans Journey and the documentary strand OutSpoken.

OUTtv’s streaming platform is available at OUTtv.com where subscribers can stream their favorite series’ and movies and discover new content exclusive to the service. OUTtv.com is available for iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku and on web browsers in Canada and the USA.  OUTtv is also available in Canada and the USA as an Apple TV Channel and in Canada and Australia as an Amazon Prime Video Channel.

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @OUTtv or visit the website to learn more at outtv.ca

 

Media Inquiries: 

Sasha Stoltz Publicity: 

Sasha Stoltz | Sasha@sashastoltzpublicity.com | 416.579.4804 

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Hollywood Enlists Asian Media in US-Led $71 Billion Piracy Fight – BNN

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(Bloomberg) — Hollywood studios battling online piracy have enlisted the first Asian members of an industry coalition set up to seek out and shut down illegal streaming sites.

The Hong Kong-based streaming service Viu and True Visions, a leading Thai pay-TV provider, will be the first Asian companies to join the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, whose members include Netflix Inc., Walt Disney Co. and other major media companies.

The alliance is part of the US Motion Picture Association and has 39 members, with plans to enlist other players in Latin America and elsewhere. Dues from the media organizations are used to finance legal fights against the theft of content.

Piracy has been on the rise during the pandemic, costing US entertainment companies an estimated $29 billion to $71 billion in lost revenue annually, according to executives at the organization. And media companies typically notice, and act on, copyright and intellectual property theft before police.

“We now have local partners fighting this local fight, who can connect to local law enforcement,” Charles Rivkin, chairman of the alliance and the Motion Picture Association, said in an interview. “It’s a whole lot more effective when you have a local player come in with the MPA than the MPA just parachuting in on our own and trying to make headway.”

Expanding Ranks

While the organization is mostly made of US companies, including all of the major Hollywood studios and streaming services that form the MPA trade group, it also has international partners. BBC Worldwide and Vivendi SE’s Canal+ are two of its biggest European members. Rivkin said he has long sought to expand the group’s footprint in Asia-Pacific, where some of the largest illegal streaming sites are run.

Viu is one of the biggest streaming platforms in Asia, with 58.6 million monthly active users, according to the company. True Visions is a cable and satellite TV operator based in Thailand, and last month helped the alliance and local police arrest an alleged content pirate and shut down his website.

“We recognize the need to address the piracy that is widespread in our markets,” Marianne Lee, chief of content acquisition and development at Viu, said in a statement. “We are committed to ensuring consumers move from illegal piracy sites to legal options.”

While Hollywood has battled film and TV piracy for years, it became particularly problematic after major studios made their content more readily accessible online during pandemic lockdowns. John Fithian, the head of the National Association of Theatre Owners, said in April piracy was so widespread in 2021 that studios scrapped plans to debut their big, new films online rather than in theaters.

The alliance says it’s also looking to partner with major sports leagues across the world, since they are also the target of digital content thieves. In April, ACE added beIN Media Group, one of the biggest international sports broadcasters, to its ranks.

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Boston media explodes after Red Sox blow it without unvaccinated closer Houck – Sportsnet.ca

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Editor’s Note: The COVID-19 situation, in sports and around the world, is constantly evolving. Readers in Canada can consult the country’s public health website for the latest.

The Boston media is known for being tough on their teams at all times.

It reaches another level, though, when something like Tuesday night happens.

Because Boston Red Sox closer Tanner Houck is unvaccinated, he had to be placed on the restricted list prior to this week’s series in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

And wouldn’t you know it, his absence loomed large on Tuesday when the Blue Jays scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 win over the Red Sox.

Longtime Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy and other members of the Boston media were quick to post their feelings on Twitter.

Without Houck, the Red Sox asked Tyler Danish, who pitched the eighth, to go back out for the ninth.

But Danish, who has zero career saves, let the first two runners on. That prompted Red Sox manager Alex Cora to replace him with Hansel Robles.

Robles wasn’t any more successful, giving up RBI singles to Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to end it.

When asked if the situation made him more frustrated about the vaccination situation, Cora said no.

“We go with the 26 that are here, and we try to get 27 outs and we didn’t do it,” Cora said.

The Blue Jays have now won five of six against the Red Sox in Toronto this season heading into Wednesday’s series finale when Toronto will start ace Alek Manoah.

And, maybe just maybe, the same two teams will play in the same venue in October.

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Media Release – June 29, 2022 – Guelph Police – Guelph Police Service

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Fake gun call doesn’t work

A male who reported a bogus firearms incident in an attempt to avoid being arrested instead faces additional charges.

Approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Guelph Police Service officers located a stolen motorcycle in a downtown parking lot. Investigation led them to an apartment unit where they believed the responsible male was hiding.

While officers were on scene, a 911 call was received by the communications centre reporting a male with a firearm at a business on Eramosa Road. Several officers responded and determined the report was fake and intended to draw officers away from the downtown apartment.

After extensive negotiations, a male was arrested just before 9:30 p.m. A 38-year-old Guelph male is charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000, public mischief and failing to comply with a release order. He was held for a bail hearing Wednesday.

Male charged with impaired, mischief

A Guelph male was charged with mischief after smearing feces on a surveillance camera at the Guelph Police station following his arrest for impaired driving.

Just after 6 p.m Tuesday, the Guelph Police Service received reports of an erratic driver in the area of Woodlawn Road West and Imperial Road North. A short time later the running vehicle was located at the owner’s residence with the male still sitting inside. Officers detected an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and observed an empty beer can inside the vehicle. Testing at the police station confirmed the male had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

While the male was being held awaiting his release, he began to cover a cellblock camera with a pillow. After the pillow was taken away he used his hand to smear feces on the camera lens.

A 47-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired operation and mischief. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court July 12, 2022.

Male arrested for break and enter

A Guelph male has been arrested nearly two months after a north-end garage was entered.

On May 8, a resident in the area of Victoria Road North and Ingram Drive reported a break-in to his garage. Video surveillance showed a vehicle stopping in front of the house approximately 3:20 a.m. A male entered the garage and stole tools and other items.

A suspect was identified from the video and arrested Tuesday.

A 32-year-old Guelph male is charged with break and enter, prowl at night and breach of probation. He will appear in a Guelph bail court July 5, 2022.

Total calls for service in the last 24 hours – 240

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