Moviefone, the film news site owned by Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (OTCMKTS:HMNY), announced Friday that it will launch the first season of "The Ms Moviefone Show," a 16-episode interview series executive produced and hosted by Grae Drake.
As the new face of Moviefone, former Rotten Tomatoes senior editor Grae Drake, will interview celebrity filmmakers and stars. Each episode will match the style of the film it covers, which means the set might look like a seedy detective film noir set in one episode and then erupt into an action-packed stunt sequence to introduce the next episode.
The series will be produced both in-studio in Los Angeles and at remote locations around the globe, as far away as Tokyo and London.
READ: Helios and Matheson's Moviefone taps former Rotten Tomatoes editor Grae Drake as Ms. Moviefone
A seasoned film journalist, Drake joined Moviefone in March after serving as an editor at Rotten Tomatoes and offering analysis on the film industry on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s 20/20 and World News Tonight.
"The MS Moviefone Show" kicks off the summer movie season May 10, with Ms Moviefone’s unique take on Pokémon Detective Pikachu, featuring her interview with star Ryan Reynolds.
On May 17, Drake fearlessly takes on “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” stars Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry.
Fans will be able to watch the series on Moviefone.com, as well as Moviefone’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
The introduction of "The Ms Moviefone Show" expands Moviefone’s lineup of original video series, which includes the long-running and phenomenally popular "Unscripted" series.
“Without a doubt, the best way to celebrate a big summer blockbuster like "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" is for me to dress up like a private investigator and interview Ryan Reynolds,” said host Grae Drake, AKA Ms Moviefone.
“After that, I host an episode in space to talk to the "Dark Phoenix" cast, and I do my own stunts, even pretending to snap a guy’s neck while interviewing the cast of John Wick: Chapter 3.”
Helios and Matheson Analytics CEO Ted Farnsworth said "The Ms Moviefone Show" is the latest example of how Moviefone is evolving to grow the company’s “brand recognition and deepen its relationship with the moviegoing audience.”
“We have big plans this year for the entire MoviePass ecosystem, which also includes MoviePass Films and MoviePass Ventures,” said Farnsworth. “The launch of this show, featuring Grae Drake’s unique talent, is just the beginning.”
Drake, who is best known for her work as a film critic and her celebrity interviews, is the recipient of the 2017 Press Award from the International Cinematographers Guild.
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