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Starz Digital Media Unveils Two New Series For YouTube Comedy Channel "Union Pool"

Reckless Tortuga Co-Produced Sketch Comedy "Popcorn Addicts" and Action-Comedy "Llama Cop" Join Second Season of Film and TV Mash-Up Series "Tvoovies"

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Digital Media announced today the addition of two new web series to its YouTube comedy channel, "Union Pool," as well as the continuation of  the animated pop culture mash-up series "Tvoovies."  The live-action comedy "Llama Cop" premieres April 1 and "Popcorn Addicts" premieres April 15. "Tvoovies" continues to air new episodes that include "Zero Dark 30 Rock" and "The Hangover of Thrones."

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Starz Digital Media launched "Union Pool" in September 2013 as a destination for original comedy programming. New episodes launch every Tuesday and Thursday at www.youtube.com/unionpool.  

"Union Pool has been so well-received over the past seven months that we are expanding our programming with more original content," said Mara Winokur, SVP, Digital for Starz Digital Media. "Tvoovies" has proven to be extremely popular and we look forward to offering more diverse content for our viewers."

Popcorn Addicts
Co-produced by Reckless Tortuga of "The Online Gamer" and MTV's "Extra Butter, Please" fame, "Popcorn Addicts" is an original sketch comedy series that parodies current blockbuster films and hit TV shows as well as fanboy culture. Upcoming episodes include "Assistants To The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," "The Genie Saga: Rubbing Lamp (a "Twilight" movie parody), "INERTIA from the creators of GRAVITY," and "Game of Thrones Charades." "Popcorn Addicts" stars Eric Pumphrey ("The Online Gamer"), Tommy Savas (TNT's "The Last Ship" and "The Moment") and Angie Simms ("Skin Traffik").
*See below to embed "Popcorn Addicts" Season One Trailer

Llama Cop
In the live-action comedy "Llama Cop," a by-the-book detective, Riggs Bauer (Walter Masterson of TV's "The Girl's Guide to Depravity"), is partnered with unpredictable rookie, Buddy Callahan. Buddy breaks all the rules, doesn't listen to orders, and happens to be a live llama. Can this mismatched pair join forces to bring down the crime syndicate that may be responsible for the death of Detective Bauer's partner? Created by Maximilian Clark and Masterson, "Llama Cop" is directed by Charlie Zwick and features Antonio D. Charity ("Showtime's "House of Lies"), Vanessa Lengies ("Mixology," "Glee"), Lauren Francesca (YouTube sensation "IWantMyLauren"), Sunny Maybry ("The Client List") and others.
*See below embed "Llama Cop" Season One Trailer

Created by award winning LA-based producers Cosmic Toast Studios in partnership with Starz Digital Media, "Tvoovies" is a pop culture animated mash-up where hit television series collide with blockbuster films. Whip-smart, tongue-in-cheek and often outrageous, "Tvoovies" parodies the biggest titles in entertainment, and episodes include "The Walking Ted," "Zero Dark 30 Rock," and "The Hangover of Thrones." The original concept for "Tvoovies" was inspired by casual conversations on the popular social news site Reddit.

For more information about "Union Pool" or any of the upcoming productions, visit www.youtube.com/unionpool.

About Reckless Tortuga
Reckless Tortuga is the production studio behind the widely successful online series "The Online Gamer".  Other productions include MTV's "Extra Butter, Please," "Psycho Girlfriend," Bad Friends," "Racism in America" and more. Formed by Lindsey Reckis, Jason Schnell and Eric Pumphrey, the channel has over 235 million video views and 1.1 million subscribers.  www.recklesstortuga.com

About Ambitious
Ambitious Media (www.ambitious.ly) is a full service media company involved in the development, production, marketing and distribution of the highest quality content for its clients as well as for its own independent film, television and new media productions.

About Starz Digital Media
Starz Digital Media is a leading distributor of digital and on-demand content. Starz Digital Media distributes original programming content (Starz and AMC), feature films (The Weinstein Company, Anchor Bay Films), anime (Manga Entertainment) and other filmed entertainment utilizing various business models including download-to-own/electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, subscription video-on-demand and ad-supported streaming.  Starz Digital Media also programs and supports numerous ad-supported broadband channels and develops games, applications and other related content from many of its properties for distribution worldwide. Starz Digital Media is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.


Michelle Portillo
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