Winner
Lauren – WIGS
 
Starring Troian Bellisario from ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars,”this scripted YouTube drama tells the story of a soldier whoreports her own rape and ongoing assault by her superiors toher female commanding officer Major Jo Stone. Stone is forced to navigate the fine line between seeking justice for Lauren, while remaining loyal to the institution. Although fictionalized, it’s a brutally honest portrayal of the endless red tape and cold bureaucracy that many victims of sexual assault experience while serving in the military. And this series is just the latest example of excellent premium content online.
 
Honorable Mentions
 
A Day in the Life: Armed and Ready – Travel Channel – We go on a behind-the-scenes journey to see what really happens when all the cameras stop rolling.
 
Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen – Bravo Media and Magical Elves – The program finds new ways to compel fansto crossover from television to various platforms.
 
Chopped After Hours – Food Network – What a great way to keep any healthy (or unhealthy) “Chopped” addiction fed. We’re ready to open the basket.
 
NBA Rooks – NBA Digital – This multi-episode, season-long NBA.com show follows the ups and downs of the season’s rookies. The show lets viewers get an unprecedented insight into the NBA rookie experience.
 
Old Henry – INSP – The original short form limited series is the latest addition to the critically-acclaimed “Moments” series. The 6-part story follows Henry, a man in his 80s, who is dealing with the challenges of aging.

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Lionsgate and Starz closed a multiyear exclusive first window theatrical output agreement on Tuesday for all theatrically released Lionsgate and Summit label films. The agreement will go into effect when Starz’s current agreements with Lionsgate and Summit expire at the end of 2021 and 2022, respectively.

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