Burbank, Calif. - June 5, 2008 –The Jace Hall Show, an original short-form lifestyle series created and hosted by film, television and videogame producer Jason “Jace” Hall, today launches on Crackle, the online video entertainment network, and on Xbox 360® online gaming entertainment console from Microsoft.
Mixing Hollywood glitz with gamer geekdom, The Jace Hall Show, is a 13-part original series with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the hottest game developers and features rare interviews in which actors, musicians and athletes discuss their lives in context of the entertainment convergence world.
“The Jace Hall Show offers a sneak peek into the ever melding entertainment lifestyle showcased in a mix of interviews, activities and stunts with videogame, film, TV and music icons,” said Hall, creator and host of the self-titled show. “Everyone is a gamer or at least knows a gamer, so we are letting the geek flag fly high and making an inclusive fan experience on Crackle and Xbox LIVE where idols reveal their personalities, interests and tastes.”
The Jace Hall Show, produced by HDFILMS, will be presented in weekly episodes airing Thursdays, and will feature Christina Milian, Zachary Levi (Chuck), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Wilmer Valderama (That 70’s Show) and more. Gaming enthusiasts will also marvel at an indoor skydiving and shooting challenge with Gears of War creator Cliff “Cliffy B” Bleszinski and a special glimpse at Duke Nukem Forever, after a 12-year wait, revealed on location at 3D Realms.
Audiences everywhere will be able to find The Jace Hall Show in the “Reality” category on Crackle.com. What’s more, fans can easily share and post their favorite episodes to their blogs and social networks using Crackle’s unique one-click publishing feature.
Xbox LIVE members in the U.S. will be able to download The Jace Hall Show from the Xbox LIVE Video Store, the leading provider of on-demand, high definition content.
“Working with Jace Hall has been a mind-blowing trip inside the sexy, geeky underbelly of the videogame industry,” said Jonathan Shambroom, GM of Crackle. “Jace’s insider knowledge of the gaming industry, along with his ability to chat with Hollywood talent makes this a hilarious, dynamic series that’s sure to be a hit with Crackle’s audience.”
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HDFILMS INC. is a production company devoted to creating film, television, videogame and online content spanning across multiple mediums. Founded by Jason Hall and located on the Warner Bros. studio lot, HDFILMS has a first-look television, feature film and videogame development deal with Warner Bros. Studios and several high-profile projects in the works.
About Crackle, Inc.,
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform video entertainment network and studio that distributes work from the hottest established and emerging talent on the web and beyond. Crackle’s addictive channels and shows reach a global audience across the Internet, in the living room, and on devices including a broad range of Sony electronics. Crackle, in on-going collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment and other leading partners, discovers and promotes the stars of tomorrow. Visit Crackle’s site at www.crackle.com