(PRWEB) July 08, 2011
The 12-Steps to Recovery team of Tony Clomax and Emelyn Stuart is broadening their horizons. After a successful 4-month run on Black Broadcasting Network, which is carried by Verizon FiOS, Frontier Communications and Wide Open West (WOW) cable providers, they have decided to pull their content and focus on a more grassroots form of online distribution, which has already generated more than 650,000 views during month of June using our Blip.tv player on specifically chosen websites, Roku, and iTunes with large audiences looking for scripted content. With more investment, we are looking to double those numbers in July and possibly reach 2.5 - 3 million views in August. Some of our current sponsors include Catch Social, Buttafly Unlimited, Lucienne Management, Reflectawear, The Air It Out Show, Ill Street Blues, Related Affairs book, and FSL Cosmetics.
12-Steps To Recovery has also finalized distribution deals with Zora.TV and http://www.Max13TV.com, two online Networks targeting specific demographics. Zora.TV, which launches July 4, 2011, provides Black-identified women with authentic, affirming images and resources via an online, lifestyle network that respects, honors and models their diverse talents and points of view. Maxim-13TV, which launches September 2011, provides the urban professional with a variety of entertainment options in scripted programming and is backed by Chicago’s #1 urban radio station Power 92, which reaches millions of listeners daily. 12-Steps To Recovery is also being converted to Closed Caption and translated into Spanish, Italian and French to meet the International demand in the Caribbean, North America, South America, Australia and Europe. Further details about this will follow.
Festival Circuit 2011
On June 30, 12-Steps to Recovery became an official selection of the International TV Festival, which runs August 5 – 11 in Los Angeles, California. Finalists will be set up with pitch meetings and potentially score development deals with major networks such as NBC, Comedy Central, Starz, Sony and Atom.
12-Steps to Recovery was 1 of over 120 Web series from around the world that screened during the 3-day LA Web festival March 25 - 27. With stiff competition, the series returned with wins in Outstanding Comedy Series - producer Emelyn Stuart & creator/producer Tony Clomax, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Tony Clomax, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Malikha Mallette and Outstanding Theme Song in a Comedy Series – Danny Mercado. In addition, Stuart and Clomax participated on a panel to discuss how 12-Steps To Recovery transitioned from the Web Series format to a half hour show on Black Broadcasting Network.
New Cast Members
The legendary Paul Mooney has joined the cast of 12-Steps To Recovery as jazz musician Javier Diaz, father to Parrish Diaz played by star Kaleber Soze. Landing such a comedic icon and legend as Paul Mooney has been one of the greatest achievements and honors of the show. Mr. Mooney will also contribute as a writer in the episodes he appears.
Also cast is the phenomenal former Miss Mississippi 1987 Toni Seawright, who will play Gloria Diaz, wife to Javier Diaz (Paul Mooney) and mother to Parrish Diaz (Kaleber Soze). Ms. Seawright has had an impressive career as a Broadway actress and singer. We are very proud to have the Fall 2010 IFNY Monologue Slam Champion as part of the cast.
Why stop at one Queen when you can have two? Also joining the cast is the beautiful and talented Osas Ighodaro, Miss Black USA 2010, who will play the character Jelly Bean, a potential love interest to Parrish (Kaleber Soze). Ms. Ighodaro has worked with writer/director Tony Clomax in a very dark, dramatic project in 2010, so they are excited about exploring the Romantic Comedy genre together.
The 12-Steps to Recovery team is also about giving opportunities to talented, hard working local actors and season 1's cast has added Ayinde Howell, Dominique Andriese, Slick the Misfit, and Vlad Versailles who co-stars in the feature MOOZ-LUM.