The Return of Picard – Sir Patrick Stewart to be at Lucca Comics & Games 2019

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PicardSir Patrick Stewart and additional cast members from the upcoming Amazon Original Star Trek: Picard series will be among the main guests at the 53rd Edition of Lucca Comics & Games.

On Friday November 1st, the popular British actor and his fellow castmates, including Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora, will take the stage and let Star Trek fans from around the world know that Picard is back, as well as share what to expect from these new and returning characters in the beloved Star Trek franchise. Star Trek: Picard will launch on Amazon Prime Video, on January 24th, 2020.

Furthermore, to honor one of the most beloved talented stars of the theatre, the big screen and TV, Lucca Comics & Games Committee will award Stewart with a tile on the popular Lucca Walk of Fame, where some of the greatest artists, who work in the fields of comics, artworks, games and cinema, have left their handprints. Other members of the cast will join Sir Patrick Stewart in this celebration, an event included in the program of the Lucca Comics & Games Movie Area, curated by QMI-Sturdust.

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as “Jean-Luc Picard,” which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first three episodes of the series.

Star Trek: Picard will stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. In the United States, the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. The series is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

Lucca Comics & Games Festival is the largest convention of its kind in Europe, and second largest in the world after Comiket (Tokyo), Lucca Comics & Games brings together fan communities from the worlds of comics, games, TV series, film, illustration, art and fiction. A massive event in the pop culture calendar, the 2018 edition saw an amazing 793,818 admissions. 2019 is the 53rd year since its inception, with exhibitions running from October 12th and the main festival beginning October 30th through to November 3rd – all set in the ancient walled city of Lucca, in Italy.

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Cops and Monsters: Uprising offering Producer credits to donors

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copsandmonstersWant to become a Monster or Exec Producer in the second Season of the award-winning Amazon Prime TV show?

SillyWeeFilms have confirmed that they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to secure funding for their second season of Cops and Monsters. Donors to their crowdfunding campaign are set to be rewarded with a number of incentives, which include a role in an episode (as a monster), a credit in the titles and signed scripts and DVDs. The highest donors will even be listed in the credits as Associate or Executive Producer in the credits and on IMDb.

Cops and Monsters is an on-going, award winning supernatural police thriller set in a near-future Scotland. When vampires, werewolves and zombies come out of hiding, the country breaks out into war and riots with both sides fighting for control. Eventually the First Minister and the heads of the vampire and werewolf societies meet and form a treaty that will allow humans and supernaturals to co-exist. As such a police team, the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland, are put into place to police and protect both sides.

In 2017 the team successfully crowdfunded the budget for the 8th and final episode of series 1, raising over £15000 to shoot the episodes over two years, starting in 2015. The episodes were released via their YouTube channel along with behind the scenes videos, cast and crew interviews and more.

Series 1 featured guest stars such as Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who), Rachel Teate (Wolfblood), James Mackenzie (Raven), Leona Kate Vaughan (Wolfblood), James Payton (Harry Potter), Caitlin Blackwood (Doctor Who) and Katrina Bryan (Nina and the Neurons), working alongside upcoming actors including Simon Weir (Trainspotting 2) and Chris Bain (Shooting Clerks).

Moving ahead with series 2 the team have secured Debbie Moon (BAFTA winning Wolfblood creator), Philip Lawrence (Big Finish) and Simon Underwood (Wolfblood) to join James T Harding (Broadway Baby), Laura Anne Anderson (BAFTA winning team member of CBeebie’s OOglies) and series creator Fraser Coull to pen 6 x 20 minute episodes, which will stream directly on Amazon Prime UK, US and Amazon Instant Video.

The team have set up a several crowdfunding accounts to raise funds to shoot the brand new series, which will consist of 6 x 20 minute episodes, focusing on a “story of the week”. Once complete, the episodes will be streamed from Amazon Prime UK, US and Amazon Instant Video.

To support the TV Series, go to Patreon ($) or Drip (£) to make your donation!

People can also donate via PayPal. Details are at https://copsandmonsters.co.uk/support-the-show/.

Crowdfunding Packages include (but not limited to)

£1000 – Be an Executive Producers!
As well as being credited as an Executive Producer for series 2 on the episodes, you’ll also be given an IMDb credit for the series, listed on the end credits on Amazon Prime UK and US. You’ll receive a blu-ray and DVD copy of Volume 1 and 2, signed script from volume 2, a signed A3 poster, a Cops and Monsters t-shirt, personalised PITS badge and a digital copy of the soundtrack.

£300 – Be a Producer!
We’ll credit you as a producer on the IMDB entry for Cops and Monsters series 2, along with a signed copy of a series 2 script and a copy of series 1 on DVD! We’ll also give you a DVD copy of episode 1 and 2 of series 2.

£150 – Be Our Sponsor!
In return for buying this perk we will feature your company’s logo and website on our official website, plus a credit on the end titles of this episode. We can also feature your product or branding in our new episode.

£100 – Be An Associate Producer!
We’ll credit you as an associate producer on the IMDB entry for Cops and Monsters series 2, along with a signed copy of a series 2 script!

£40 – Be a Monster!
Buy this perk and you can be a vampire, werewolf or zombie in an upcoming episode of Cops and Monsters: Uprising. We’ll also take your photo with the cast and crew, providing a digital copy for you. Travel and accommodation is not provided. Dates to be confirmed. Filming will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.