French Shorts Series BREF to Debut 1/25 on Pivot; FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Special to Air 3/8
Pivot goes bilingual in January with the acquisition of "bref." the French breakout hit with already over 3 million fans on Facebook.
Minute-long creative shorts with English subtitles, "bref." is the network's newest character driven series that follows the endearing antics of a single, almost 30-year-old Parisian, Kyan, as he weaves through life dealing with work, family and romantic encounters. Featuring a unique storytelling method at a very fast pace, each installment is wrought with quips, one liners and lots of hilarity that all Millennials can relate to.
The untraditional series will air in 15-minute blocks to allow the binge viewing that the Pivot audience appreciates. Pivot has acquired 41 episodes. A production of My Box Productions - Harry Tordjman (C) 2011 My Box productions With the participation of Canal +, distributed by Lagardère Entertertainement Rights.
The first-time TV special FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, featuring the popular live, improvised show from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, two of the creators of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, will be shot at Joe's Pub in New York City on Thursday, March 6. Premieres Saturday, March 8 at 10:00PM ET/PT (Half-hour special).
"Freestyle Love Supreme," a half-hour original special, brings the national audience into New York City's celebrated venue, Joe's Pub, to experience the much talked about live improvised show from two of the creators of the Tony award-winning musical, In The Heights. Dubbed by The New York Times as "Masters in the art of Freestyle rhyme," Freestyle Love Supreme uses rap to spin audience suggestions into fully-realized musical numbers. Now, for the first-time, Pivot viewers can get in on the action via social media. "Freestyle Love Supreme" stars Lin Manuel Miranda, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Anthony Veneziale, Chris Sullivan, Bill Sherman and Arthur Lewis. The show is created by Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale. Kail and Veneziale also executive produce, along with Jon Steingart, Jill Furman and Jillian Apfelbaum. The special is produced by Ars Nova.
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