Sony Pictures' Crackle announced the launch of Moving Targets, a programmed comedy channel. Moving Targets features work from Jerry Zucker (AIRPLANE!, NAKED GUN), animation innovators Starz and Jennifer Shiman (30-SECOND BUNNIES THEATRE) and Brian Dalton (MR. DEITY), as well as open submissions from today's emerging talent.
"Sketch comedy has been a launching pad for some of Hollywood's brightest stars, and with Moving Targets we're giving content creators the opportunity to shine, while comedy hungry audiences get quality programming they desire," said Tony Liano, VP of programming at Crackle. "Every generation has had a signature comedy program -- LAUGH-IN, IN LIVING COLOR, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Moving Targets will be this generation's."
"The Internet is an empowering medium, and we want to let artists tell their stories without interfering with their creative process, you can't do that on television," said Sean Carey, SEVP, Sony Pictures. "We're giving the best and brightest talent a forum to showcase their skills, and with the prospect of pitching their show ideas to top television executives as the prize, you can be sure they'll all be bringing their A-game to the competition."
Crackle Inc. is a streaming entertainment network dedicated to the discovery and development of pioneering video creators across a diverse range of genres. Crackle delivers programmed and customized video streams to a global audience via a multi-platform, syndication network that includes Sony devices, IPTV, leading social networks and one-click viral Web distribution. Visit www.crackle.com/ for more information.