Third Season of MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO Returns Today on blackpills

The new season of MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO releases a trailer today ahead of its first episode airing on June 26th, 2017 on new streaming platform Blackpills. James Franco returns to the helm of the Emmy-nominated series that reimagines and satirizes some of pop culture's most memorable television shows, movies and music videos. Commissioned by Blackpills, the hit experimental digital series is produced by INE Entertainment and Franco's Rabbit Bandini Productions.

Expanding on Seasons 1 and 2, which focused on famous movies and television shows respectively, Season 3 follows Franco and his team as they create episodes utilizing a variety of popular content, including music videos. The focus of each episode in Season 3 was randomly determined by a dart board and the show's reoccurring staple, a spinning wheel.

In a joint statement, Executive Producers Vince Jolivette and Eric Day, said, "We hope fans of the show are as excited to make the jump to Blackpills as we are. We're in the company of some great directors and talent on Blackpills and as such James and all of us worked very hard in this third season to bastardize the work of each and every one of them. Fans are going to love it."

Composed of ten 10-minute episodes, the new season includes shorts such as, "Beyoncé Express," starring James Franco in a humorous collision of Beyoncé's Lemonade and Pineapple Express; "Like a Spidervirgin," a satirical, tongue-in-cheek mashup of Spiderman and Like a Virgin; and "Anaconda Scissorhands," a parody Fusion of Nicki Minaj's Anaconda and Edward Scissorhands. This season boasts an impressive list of notable guest stars, including Josh Peck, Juno Temple, Liza Koshy, Brandon Rogers, Toby Tuner, Brittany Furlan, Kian Lawley, and Lia-Marie Johnson.

"Working with James Franco and his entire team has been incredible," says Patrick Holzman, co-founder of Blackpills. "Both of our visions align so clearly, truly reflective how millennials actually want to watch their content. Who better to add raw, artistic expression to Blackpills than James Franco."

Season 2 of MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO was nominated in 2016 for the first ever Outstanding Short Form Variety Series Emmy Award. The series is Executive Produced by James Franco, Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis for Rabbit Bandini and Eric Day, Mark Koops and Jennifer Heftler for INE Entertainment. MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO was packaged by CAA.

Mark Koops and Eric Day have been at the cutting edge of creating innovative content for more than 15 years and their INE Entertainment is now a powerhouse in the digital space having generated hundreds of hours of short-form content. Their digital portfolio includes producing the groundbreaking real-time social media series Summerbreak, the original digital docuseries Top Grier starring Hayes Grier, HISTORY's Emmy-nominated comedy The Crossroads of History, as well as three seasons of the Emmy-nominated Making a Scene with James Franco. They have also created over 1,000 hours of TV programming - developing, creating and show running some of non-scripted TV's biggest hits, including THE BIGGEST LOSER (NBC), Masterchef (Fox), Something Borrowed Something New (TLC) and two-time Emmy-nominated children's program RECIPE REHAB (CBS).

Blackpills is a digital media company specializing in short scripted premium content. Blackpills is founded by Daniel Marhely, the founder of Deezer, and Patrick Holzman, the founder of Europe's first VOD service, and former Canal+ International executive. Blackpills unleashes the creative energies of A-list writers, directors and actors from around the world through short scripted series made directly for millennial mobile consumption. Blackpills' app is available throughout the US, Canada and Europe on both iOS and Android and select series episodes are also available on VICE Video. Blackpills has offices in Los Angeles, Paris, and Tel Aviv.

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