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Sirk TV Announces Winter/Spring Programming, Adds New Affiliates

2 Feb

Largest In-College Dormitory Television Network in the World

New York—SirkTV, the largest in-dorm college television network, has set its Winter/Spring programming schedule, according to Marc Perez, President of Sirk Productions. SirkTV (formerly the Zilo College Television Network) showcases original films and television content geared towards the college audience that is “inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining,” said Perez. “The Inside Reel,” “Fearless Music,” and “Extreme Elements” are returning for a new season while “Cherry TV” and “BreakThru Radio” join the lineup. As always SirkTV will feature award-winning short films and documentaries straight from film festivals around the nation. “We are also happy to have Arkansas State University, University of North Texas, Waldorf College and Quinnipiac University join the SirkTV growing list of affiliates.”

“The Inside Reel” is an award winning television program and website which covers the film and television industry and features celebrity interviews, behind the scenes segments, industry commentary and film festival coverage. “The Inside Reel” has lined up interviews with Natalie Portman (“No Strings Attached”), Seth Rogen (“The Green Hornet”), Javier Bardem (“Biutiful”), Joe Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”), Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), and Nicolas Cage (“Season of the Witch”).

“Fearless Music” from Track Entertainment is a music series shot at New York’s Crash Mansion featuring genres that span Indie to Alternative to Hip-Hop and everything in-between. “‘Fearless Music’ is dedicated to showcasing up and coming stars in the music industry,” Perez said.

“Extreme Elements” has been producing HD videos of extreme sports around the world since 2007. They are the official media outfit of the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA). This season “Extreme Elements” is filming on-location around the world from South America, Europe, to the Pacific to bring exclusive video footages of the PKRA World Tour

New to SirkTV is a lineup of music and lifestyle programming from “BreakThru Radio” (BTR). BTR’s website and content is devoted to giving a voice to talented, upcoming artists and empowering DJs to pick and play their own music. BTR’s ‘Live Studio” lets viewers get intimate with musicians in the recording studio. “Hear & There” features artists playing in non-musical settings. “Pulse” takes to the streets to ask people about the issues that matter to them most while “Live Studio Scraps” features unscripted gems that happen between Live Studio’s recorded tracks.

This season the all new “SirkTV AfterDark” series of cutting-edge and controversial programming launches with “Cherry TV”, a series committed to discussing sex-related issues that affect the lives of women in a nonjudgmental, personal way. Cherry TV features honest, personal talk by real, everyday women, sex experts, medical personnel, sex-industry professionals and teachers who aren’t afraid to take on any sex-related topic.

“SirkTV features quality content viewers can’t find on television anywhere else. We’re dedicated to presenting programming students enthusiastically respond to and building a network outreach that institutions find invaluable,” said Perez.

In addition to helping schools fill a programming void, SirkTV helps advertisers fill a need in the out-of-home advertising space. SirkTV works with major brands like the beauty products brand Tweezerman and USA Today to directly reach the coveted student demographic with branded television content. “It’s a great way to reach young adults that are developing buying patterns and brand loyalties that will last them the rest of their lives,” said Perez.

SirkTV parent company, Sirk Productions, also offers discounted production services to advertising clients. “It keeps all the work in-house, giving our clients valuable savings and cost advantages,” said Perez.

Contact: Lanny Sher, 323-653-0380; prals@pacbell.net


IR Interview: Drew Barrymore for “Going the Distance”

20 Sep

SirkTV New Programming for November

5 Nov

SirkTV Graphic1SirkTV has some great new programming for November.  The November lineup includes:
The Inside Reel: Episode 1 and 2 – Includes interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Joel Silver, David Guggenhiem Jimmy Page, Jack White, Mike Judge, Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Indie Music Showcase: Episode 1 and 2 – Indie Music Showcase a new show helping accomplished Indie bands get the kind of TV exposure and recognition they deserve, from Rock to Pop to Thrash, to Ska – you name it, you got it.   This episode includes Hemitone, The Guv’nor Generals, The Beautiful Unknowns, Cure Gravity, 40 Sons and Daughters and NewWorldSon along with a special guest interviews.
MP Live! Episode 1 and 2 – MPLive! is a new TV show based on the content produced by Moving Pictures Magazine’s editorial team during major film festivals and exclusive screenings worldwide.  Through video interviews of established and emerging talent and filmmakers, MPLive! explores the art, business, lifestyle, trends and social impact of movies in a unique and engaging way.  Episode 1 and 2 includes interviews with the filmmakers and talent behind Slumdog Millionaire and The Hurt Locker.
Fearless Music 3 and 4 – Fearless Music is a real life concert brought straight into your living room with genres that span from Indie to Alternative to Hip-Hop and everything in-between. Its seven live bands performing their hit single for the TV audience to vote on.  This episode includes: Gym Class Heros, Anna Nalick, Silversun Pickups, Aqualung, Yellowcard, KT Tunstall, The Prigs, Lucy Woodward, O’Death, Gemma Hayes, The Urgency and Black Kids.
SirkTV Feature Documentary Showcase – Hell on Wheels is the ass-kicking documentary film telling the story of a group of Texas women who band together to resurrect roller derby for the 21st century. Emerging from the Austin music and arts scene, these women create a rock and roll fueled version of all-girl roller derby that has spawned the derby craze that’s sweeping the nation.  Directed by Bob Ray.

This summer Sirk TV purchased the Zilo College Television Network, the #1 campus dorm room network; reaching 5.6 million subscribers nationwide. Since 2000 the network has helped companies like Fox, Viacom, NBC, Conde Nast, Fujifilm, HBO, A&E Networks and Rolling Stone Magazine reach the valuable 18-24 college audience. Sirk TV is excited to continue Zilo’s successful programming as well as adding several new shows, and for the first time full length feature films.

Sirk Productions takes over the Zilo College TV Network

21 Sep

sirkTVtopbarSirk Productions buys the Zilo College Television Network from Zilo Networks, Inc.  Network to be rebranded as SirkTV.

SirkTV is being created as an outlet to distribute Sirk Entertainment Group content as well as the work of other independent producers to college broadcast television stations around the country. Zilo College Television Network is the #1 campus dorm room network; reaching 5.3 million subscribers nationwide.  Advertising on the network is the perfect way to reach the 18-24 demographic.  Programming is set to begin this fall semester with new episodes of The Inside Reel, Fearless Music, The SirkTV Short Film Series, MPLive! and more.

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Inside Reel Hollywood Reporter Review

12 Jun

“The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking”

Probably no less significant than the advent of movements in literature and the visual arts, the advent of digital filmmaking requires a reconsideration, even a re-evaluation, of what filmmaking is now and will be in the future. It’s an exciting subject to think about, and this one-hour documentary that looks closely at the process is no slouch in telling us what’s doing. It’s an insightful, even thrilling view.

“The Inside Reel” looks at who is making digital films (almost everyone and anyone with a digital camera and a PC with desktop capabilities).

As with any new technology, digital filmmaking brings inherent woes to the artform (which it is still called) of filmmaking. Well know directors, producers and all-around experts wax on the possible problems.   Will digital editing wipe out the need for film school per se, as some novices believe, and leave us with lots of mediocre “films” (already arguable)? Or is filmmaking now an open field as in no other time during the past century?

Contemplations galore, along wit serious considerations of filmmaking, make this docu a must-see for anyone loves movies.

By Marilyn Ross

The Hollywood Reporter

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