SING IT! is a new weekly, 10-episode, scripted comedy series from Fine Brothers Entertainment and Mandeville Films that lovingly satirizes the reality singing competitions that have become a centerpiece of pop culture. The series, which follows the behind the scenes drama of the fictional reality show “Sing It!,” will debut on May 25, 2016 exclusively on Youtube Red, the new ad-free entertainment and music subscription service.
The story begins when Sing It’s long-running executive producer is fired, and Stacey Needles’ (Mircea Monroe) plan to take charge is thwarted with the arrival of newcomer indie producer, Drew (Mark Sullivan). His inexperience and blind passion threaten to offset the balance of the show’s quirky contestants, duplicitous executives, and rollicking crew.
This fun workplace comedy not only offers a tongue-in-cheek, behind the scenes look into a music reality competition show, but includes upbeat and incredible performances from the contestants with one to be eliminated at the end of each episode until the final two are left.
In a unique twist, SING IT!’s creators have added an unprecedented layer of interactivity to a scripted series. Before the final episode, viewers will be able to vote and decide which of the two finalists will ultimately win it all in this show within the show.
Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), Debby Ryan (Jessie) and real life music couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo (American Idol) round out the all-star cast. Guest stars include Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Youtube stars Sam Tsui, TODRICK Hall and Tim DeLaGhetto and many more.
The film is adapted from the YA novel published by Adaptive Books.
Adaptive Studios has wrapped production on the first film to emerge from its publishing banner.
Coin Heist stars Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Alex Saxon (The Fosters) and social media stars Alexis G. Zall and Jay Walker as students at a Philadelphia prep school who become criminals during a class trip to the U.S. Mint. The hacker, the slacker, the athlete and the perfect student, they band together to attempt the impossible.
Adaptive Books, the publishing arm of Adaptive, acquired the project when it was an unproduced screenplay by William Osborn in the Miramax Films vault and brought on YA author Elisa Ludwig to adapt the screenplay into a novel that was published in June 2014. Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance) was then hired to develop the novel into a new screenplay. She is also directing the film.
“I’m a huge fan of heist movies,” said Hagins. “When Adaptive sent me the book, I fell in love with the story and the teen characters immediately.”
Added Adaptive partner Marshall Lewy: “This film is a true representation of our mission as a studio. Being able to breathe new life into abandoned projects and bring them to new audiences across multiple platforms is core to what we do.”
Coin Heist is being produced by Lewy, TJ Barrack, Anne Clements and Claire Skowronek. It is being executive produced by Marc Joubert, Perrin Chiles and Sarah Ullman.
Adaptive Studios, the producer behind HBO’s Project Greenlight, has made a push into digital content with the launch of The Runner for Verizon’s go90. The studio is also behind DC Trip, a film produced with Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky and Bona Fide Productions. Adaptive Books has released 10 novels since launch.
Through all six seasons, there have been countless offenders, shocking betrayals, and of course, lies. And to sum it all up, we asked the cast of Pretty Little Liars — Sasha Pieterse, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Lucy Hale — to look back on the past six years … in only 30 seconds.
United by dire circumstances, four unlikely allies from a Philadelphia prep school - the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student - band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the U.S. Mint.