Crackle Original Basketball Docuseries ‘On Point’ Tallies 12 Million Views

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc., one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, on April 8 said the Crackle Original basketball docuseries “On Point” has gathered more than 12 million views since its Feb. 13 launch.

The 10-part docuseries offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of prep and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball, a proving ground for top NBA players for the last several decades. “On Point” spotlights Romeo Langford, now a member of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Scottie Lewis, now at the University of Florida, among other talented young players. Notable appearances in the series include NBA stars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Zion Williamson.

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“We are delighted with the tremendous viewer response to this series,” said William J. Rouhana Jr., chairman and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “With sports seasons being cut short and cancelled altogether, ‘On Point’ has been a great option for fans to learn more about the stories behind the stars they follow on the court.”

Crackle is free to watch and available on all top streaming platforms, connected TVs, game consoles, Crackle mobile apps (iOS, Android) and at Crackle.com. The series was produced by Peter Berg and Film 45 as well as by Complex Networks and is distributed by Screen Media Ventures.

Ashton Kutcher-Produced ‘Going From Broke’ Series Tops 5 Million Views in Four Weeks on Crackle Plus

Media company Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment said its new Crackle Original, “Going From Broke,” from executive producer Ashton Kutcher and Matador Content has generated more five million views in four weeks since its Oct. 17th launch on Crackle.

The original series puts a spotlight on a fiscal epidemic that more 44 million Americans collectively owe $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt — a tally second only to mortgage debt.

Upon graduation, the series contends college grads entering the professional world face mounds of bills, a shrinking pool of employment opportunities and a lack of financial skills, among other issues.

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“This show has struck a chord with viewers,” William Rouhana Jr., CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, said in a statement. “There is clearly a need for this important dialog. We are encouraged by the feedback and are now considering the possibility of a second season.”

In the original series, Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig and financial expert Danetha Doe go one-on-one with young people living in pricey Los Angeles, what they thought would be The City of Dreams, to change their habits and gain financial confidence and become CEO of their own lives. Although they all come from different backgrounds and circumstances, each of the participants have one thing in common — extreme debt.

‘Going From Broke’ is executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, Rouhana and Michael Winter for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. For Matador Content, Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Joel Relampagos and Jerry Carita also serve as executive producers.

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‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Teams With Legion M on Community-Driven Content

Legion M and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSS) have formed a strategic partnership to jointly source, develop and produce community-driven original content that gives entertainment fans a chance to potentially invest and receive equity in the projects.

“We’re looking forward to offering fans and viewers the opportunity to not only participate in the content they are watching, but invest and own a piece of it as well,” said Paul Scanlan, cofounder and CEO of Legion M.

The deal gives CSS (www.cssentertainment.com) exclusive rights to many series already in the works at Legion M (www.legionm.com), the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, and will also see the companies working together on select new movies being distributed by CSS Entertainment’s Screen Media division.

CSS is focused on building a network of VOD channels. The company already produces and distributes content for major broadcast and streaming platforms worldwide, including season two of “Vacation Rental Potential,” season four of “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes,” and season one of “Going  From Broke.” “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Being Dad” is currently available on Netflix.

The first crowd-centric TV projects CSS and Legion M will develop together include:

  • “POSITV” — A weekly collection of inspirational, uplifting and positive news, stories and real-life moments that are submitted by individuals from around the world, curated by the Legion M community.
  • “Comedy Royale” — A sketch comedy show in which online viewers play the role of a production executive as up-and-coming creators, actors, comics and comedy troupes compete for cash, prizes and the opportunity to break into the industry.
  • “Up$ide” — At-home viewers become venture capitalists as entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas on live television. The audience selects which companies they’ll invest in, receiving equity in return.
  • “New York Rock Exchange” — Solo acts and bands perform on a weekly TV series that puts the audience in a record label’s executive seat. Participants compete for financial backing while viewers invest in their favorite act and receive equity in the winner’s first studio album and/or tour.
  • “Legion M” — Creators, directors and dreamers pitch their TV or film concepts to an TV audience, who “green light” their favorite projects by investing in their productions. The newly minted fan-producers receive equity once a project reaches its minimum funding goals.

 

Additionally, Legion M and CSS  will team up on multiple film projects to be released via Screen Media. Recent Screen Media releases include Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer, The Mercy and Bel Canto. Legion M has invested in a diverse slate of original film projects in various stages of development, including Mandy, Colossal and Bad Samaritan.