YOUTUBE ANNOUNCES “THE KEYS OF CHRISTMAS” HOLIDAY SPECIAL

YOUTUBE ANNOUNCES “THE KEYS OF CHRISTMAS” HOLIDAY SPECIAL


Special Features Mariah Carey, YouTube Comedy Star Rudy Mancuso and Performances by Alex Aiono, Boyce Avenue, Ciara, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, Nicky Jam and More


Directed by World Renowned Music Director Dave Meyers

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YouTube today announced that it has ordered “The Keys of Christmas,” a holiday special starring global superstar Mariah Carey and YouTube musical sensation Rudy Mancuso that features original musical performances by many of the hottest acts around including Carey, Ciara, DJ Khaled and Fifth Harmony. “The Keys of Christmas” will debut on YouTube Red on December 19, 2016.

The star-studded ensemble cast will shepherd Mancuso on a magical adventure of the true meaning of Christmas. This seasonal tale, from Endemol Shine North America and its digital studio Endemol Shine Beyond USA and Just Entertainment Studios, will uncover what happens when you accidentally go off the grid on Christmas Eve with no phone and no way to function on this festive night.

World renowned and Grammy Award-winning music director Dave Meyers (Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Pink’s “Just Like Fire” and Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been”) will direct “The Keys of Christmas.” This special will also feature original musical performances by Alex Aiono, Boyce Avenue, Nicky Jam, Bebe Rexha and Gregory Brothers. Boxing legend Mike Tyson will make a special appearance, as he and the others join Mariah to show Rudy the true meaning of Christmas.

“Music is wildly popular on YouTube and we’re excited to bring together some of the biggest names in music alongside some of the biggest stars on YouTube. The musical icons and rising artists in ‘The Keys of Christmas’ bring this new holiday tale to life,” said Ben Relles, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals. “We are also thrilled to have YouTube comedy star Rudy Mancuso in his first leading role in a music special.”

“‘The Keys of Christmas’ is truly a modern take on the holiday variety special, bringing together traditional and digital natives in this very unique musical format for the YouTube audience,” said Bonnie Pan, President, Endemol Shine Beyond USA. “Dave Meyers, who has an amazing track record working with the top musical acts of our time, had a vision and was able to weave that into a fresh new format with the likes of Mariah Carey, Ciara, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, Rudy Mancuso and many other incredible performers just in time for Christmas.”

“Nothing makes you believe in a Christmas miracle more than creating a show where over 20 super stars from Mariah Carey to DJ Khaled, Rudy Mancuso, Fifth Harmony and the champ himself, Mike Tyson, all come together,” said Justin Hochberg, CEO of Just Entertainment Studios. “Christmas is the global holiday, so launching this show with YouTube Red in the U.S. and so many other countries all on one magical night is the perfect partnership; and would make Santa proud.”

YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives you an enhanced, uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Music, and YouTube Gaming. Members also get exclusive access to new Original series and movies from top YouTube creators. YouTube Red is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, with plans for additional international expansion next year.

‘YOU’RE KILLING ME SUSANA’ starring Gael García Bernal hits U.S. theaters in February 2017

YOU’RE KILLING ME SUSANA, UNA COMEDIA ROMÁNTICA PROTAGONIZADA POR EL GANADOR DEL GLOBO DE ORO GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL, SE ESTRENARÁ EN LOS ÁNGELES Y NUEVA YORK EL 17 DE FEBRERO DEL 2017 PARA LUEGO EXTENDERSE A OTRAS CIUDADES

youre-killing-me-susana-one-sheetYou’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana), una comedia romántica de México protagonizada por el actor ganador del Globo de Oro Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle, Neruda), se estrena en cines el 17 de febrero de 2017 en Los Ángeles y Nueva York, para luego extenderse a otras 10 ciudades. Hola Mexico Distribution lanzará la película en EE.UU., después de sus premieres en 2016 en el Festival de Cine Internacional de Guadalajara, el Festival de Cine Internacional de Chicago y el Festival de Cine de Mill Valley y su proyección en los cines en México el pasado agosto. Producida y dirigida por Roberto Sneider (Arráncame la vida) a partir de un guión de Luis Cámara y Sneider basado en la novela Ciudades desiertas de José Agustín, la película es coprotagonizada por Verónica Echégui, Ashley Grace, Jadyn Wong, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson y Adam Hurtig.

Samuel Douek, presidente de Hola Mexico Distribution, afirmó: “Creemos que al público de EE.UU., que son fans de Gael por películas como Diarios de motocicleta, Babel y No, y más recientemente por su serie de TV Mozart in the Jungle, le encantará su actuación en You’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana), donde interpreta a un hombre pícaro y encantador en el estilo de Hugh Grant en Bridget Jones’s Diary y About a Boy. Es una película graciosa y entretenida, ideal para que los adultos la vean en una cita”.

En You’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana), Bernal interpreta a Eligio, un narcisista actor de telenovelas de la ciudad de México que un día se sorprende al descubrir que su esposa, Susana (Verónica Echégui), lo ha abandonado sin decir una palabra. Cuando se entera que ella se inscribió en un curso de escritura en una universidad de Iowa, decide seguirla y persuadirla para que regrese a su lado. Al llegar durante una tormenta de nieve a lo que parece ser el medio de la nada, Eligio se siente como un pez fuera del agua y se decepciona al descubrir que Susana ya ha continuado con su vida. Poco a poco, empieza a darse cuenta de que tomará mucho más que su usual carisma y bonitas palabras para volver a ganarse su amor.

Sobre Hola Mexico Distribution

Hola Mexico Distribution busca llevar algunas de las películas de mayor calidad de México y de América Latina al público de todo Estados Unidos. Establecida como la rama de distribución del Hola Mexico Film Festival después del exitoso lanzamiento de la película East Side Sushi en 2015, Hola Mexico Distribution también distribuyó el Hola Mexico Tour en 2016, un festival de cine itinerante que proyectó 10 de las mejores películas mexicanas del Hola Mexico Film Festival del 2016 en Los Ángeles. Hola Mexico Distribution lanzará You’re Killing me Susana,protagonizada por Gael García Bernal, en febrero del 2017; y pronto revelará las películas del año próximo. Para obtener más información, visita: Hola Mexico Distribution  

‘YOU’RE KILLING ME SUSANA’ starring Gael García Bernal hits U.S. theaters in February 2017

YOU’RE KILLING ME SUSANA, A ROMANTIC COMEDY STARRING GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER  GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL TO BEGIN U.S. THEATRICAL RUN IN LOS ANGELES AND  NEW YORK ON FEBRUARY 17, 2017 AND EXPAND THEREAFTER

youre-killing-me-susana-one-sheetYou’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana), a romantic comedy from Mexico starring Golden Globe winning actor Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle, Neruda), will begin its U.S. theatrical run on February 17, 2017 in Los Angeles and New York and expanding thereafter to 10 additional cities. Hola Mexico Distribution will release the film here, following its 2016 premieres at the Guadalajara International, Chicago International and Mill Valley Film Festivals and its theatrical run in Mexico this past August. Produced and directed by Roberto Sneider (Tear This Heart Out) from a screenplay by Luis Camara and Sneider based on the novel Deserted Cities (Ciudades Desiertas) by José Agustín, the film co-stars Verónica Echegui, Ashley Grace, Jadyn Wong, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Adam Hurtig.

Samuel Douek, president of Hola Mexico Distribution, said, “We believe U.S. audiences who are fans of Gael from such films as The Motorcycle Diaries, Babel and No and more recently his TV series Mozart in the Jungle will love him in You’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana), where he’s a charming rogue in the tradition of Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones’s Diary and About a Boy. It’s a funny and entertaining date movie for adult filmgoers.”

In You’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana) Bernal stars as Eligio, a narcissistic Mexico City soap opera actor who one day is shocked to discover that his wife Susana (Echegui) has picked up and left him without uttering a word. After learning that she has enrolled in a writing program at an Iowa university, he decides to go after her and persuade her to return to him. Arriving in what appears to be the middle of nowhere during a winter storm, Eligio feels like a fish out of water and is disappointed to find that Susana has already moved on with her life. Slowly it begins to dawn on him that it’s going to take a lot more than his usual boyish charisma and sweet talk to win her back.

About Hola Mexico Distribution

Hola Mexico Distribution seeks to bring some of the highest quality films from Mexico and Latin America to audiences across the United States. Established as the distribution arm of the Hola Mexico Film Festival after a successful theatrical run of the film East Side Sushi in 2015, Hola Mexico Distribution also distributed the Hola Mexico Tour in 2016, a traveling film festival featuring 10 of the best Mexican films from the 2016 Hola Mexico Film Festival in Los Angeles. Hola Mexico Distribution is set to release You’re Killing me Susana, starring Gael García Bernal, in February of 2017; and will soon unveil next year’s slate. For more information, visit: Hola Mexico Distribution