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LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports Films announced today the new immersive hip-hop documentary JACKIE ROBINSON: GET TO THE BAG, spotlighting the remarkable career of Jackie Robinson beyond baseball. The film blends the lyrical narrative of Brooklyn-based rapper Skyzoo and the voices of multiple generations to celebrate Robinson’s extraordinary life and legacy, shedding new light on the Hall of Famer’s journey from the baseball diamond to prominence in corporate America. Set to premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 12 on FS1, following the network’s live Major League Baseball (MLB) Postseason coverage, the film is executive produced by two-time World Series champion and six-time All-Star Mookie Betts, co-produced by Propagate, MLB, and directed by Victorious De Costa (“Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn).

“FOX Sports is honored to partner with Mookie, Victorious, and the producing team at Propagate to present Jackie Robinson’s inspiring story like we’ve never seen before through a creative hip-hop lens,” said Barry Nugent, Vice President, Development and Original Programming, FOX Sports. “The film is a musical celebration of Jackie’s life and legacy on and off the field and the powerful impact his story has on a new generation of fans.”

“Oftentimes we focus on the accolades of what players do on the field or courts, when the true essence of who we are, is our contribution to building and enriching our communities and those within it,” said Betts. “We’ve heard the stories of Mr. Jackie Robinson’s activism and contribution to baseball, but now I am honored to help tell the story of Jackie Robinson, the entrepreneur through this film.”

JACKIE ROBINSON: GET TO THE BAG features memorable, archival footage interwoven through a hip-hop narrative, along with conversational interviews with the newest generation of fans and future MLB luminaries, to capture the story of Robinson through the eyes of America’s youth. The film also features interviews with Betts, Candice Wiggins, Alex Rodriguez, Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz as well as award-winning journalist Angelika Beener and acclaimed historian Peter Dreier, along with commentary from current MLB superstars. Through original lyrics and beats, Skyzoo brings the Jackie Robinson story to life in a unique presentation that aims to educate and inspire the next generation through Robinson’s legacy. Drawing on his own inspiration from Robinson, Skyzoo also introduces viewers to his childhood home in the Ebbets Field Apartments Complex, the former site of the iconic Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ebbets Field. The same grounds where Skyzoo began his foray into writing music is where Robinson first stepped up to the plate as the first African American player in the modern-era of MLB.

The film is not only a celebration of baseball, but an ode to Robinson’s impactful career and racial activism that transcended beyond the sport. Robinson was a pioneer in sports and also a trailblazer for black athletes to become business moguls with power and influence. A tale of courage and determination, the film tells the story of Robinson most people don’t know: his story beyond baseball. JACKIE ROBINSON: GET TO THE BAG will peel back the layers on Robinson’s own self-identity and personal growth through the many stages of his professional career, including his unexpected retirement from baseball and parting with the sport, to his entrance into the workforce where he established success as both an entrepreneur and an advocate for the civil rights movement. 75 years after Robinson first stepped out onto Ebbets Field, JACKIE ROBINSON: GET TO THE BAG will remind viewers that the Jackie Robinson story is also America’s story.

Betts himself is a vocal activist for the inclusion of Black Americans in baseball on and off the field. For example, during batting practice at the 2022 MLB All-Star Game, he donned a t-shirt emblazoned with the message, “We need more Black people at the stadium.” Betts later led a tribute to Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, in honor of her 100th birthday during the pregame ceremony of the Midsummer Classic.

“While JACKIE ROBINSON: GET TO THE BAG taps into the profound mark his athleticism left on baseball, I wanted to draw attention to Jackie’s financial success as a businessman following his sports career,” said De Costa. “The film’s title serves as a double entendre, signifying how Robinson not only got to the bag on the field, but also the money bag, celebrating his entrepreneurship and socioeconomic influence.”

JACKIE ROBINSON: GET TO THE BAG is produced by Betts’ media company, One Media/Marketing Group (OMG), along with Propagate (“Untold”, “Hillary”, “LFG”). The film’s executive producers are Betts, Cam Lewis, Jeff Mason and Omar Bradford of OMG and Ben Silverman, Howard Owens and Drew Buckley of Propagate. Jack Katkavich serves as co-executive producer. The documentary is an extension of the collaboration between Betts’ OMG and Propagate following their production deal announced earlier this year and is the first project to greenlight.

FOX Sports Films is dedicated to presenting captivating global sports documentaries through an unconventional and entertaining lens. Working with FOX Sports’ league and conference partners, the brand produces original programming, connecting live sports events to sports culture.

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What can an actor do to get more acting jobs?



Actors wanted for movies

There are several things that actors can do to increase their chances of getting more acting jobs:

  1. Build your acting skills: Actors who are well-trained and have strong acting skills are more likely to be successful in the industry. Consider taking acting classes or workshops to improve your craft.
  2. Create a professional acting resume and headshot: A well-written resume and professional headshot are essential tools for actors looking to get more acting jobs. Make sure your resume includes all relevant experience and training, and invest in high-quality headshots that accurately represent your appearance.
  3. Network: Building relationships with industry professionals can be a valuable way to get more acting opportunities. Attend industry events, join acting groups or organizations, and make an effort to connect with casting directors, agents, and other industry professionals.
  4. Audition: Actors should be proactive in seeking out audition opportunities and be prepared to audition regularly in order to increase their chances of getting more acting jobs.
  5. Consider representation: Having an agent or manager can help actors get more acting opportunities, as these professionals can help connect actors with casting directors and other industry professionals.

By building your acting skills, creating a professional resume and headshot, networking, auditioning regularly, and considering representation, you can increase your chances of getting more acting jobs.

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Watch HULU’s ‘Dear Santa, the Series’ Six-part Series Premieres



On the heels of the critically-acclaimed Christmas documentary, Dear Santa about the United States Postal Service’s venerated Operation Santa program – streaming on Hulu and included on the Entertainment WeeklyTown and CountryWomen’s Health and Men’s Health magazine lists of must-watch holiday films – Hulu will debut the new documentary series Dear Santa, The Series tonight: Sunday, December 18 at Midnight Eastern.

The six-episode series takes audiences on an inspiring holiday journey as children across America write letters to Santa and kind-hearted “elves” step up in unexpected ways to make their Christmas wishes come true.

Directed by Dana Nachman (Pick of the Litter, Batkid Begins) and produced by her company, Sweet World Films, along with Chelsea Matter, TRAVERSE32’s Brendan Gaul and Brett Henenberg, and Christopher Karpenko, the series was brought to life by the same team behind the acclaimed IFC Films documentary feature.

Nachman is a veteran documentary filmmaker and former journalist. Her films have received dozens of awards from top film festivals across the U.S. and around the world. Her television news work earned her multiple Emmy® awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a regional AP award. Nachman is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

This year (2022) also marks the 110th anniversary of Operation Santa. Since 1912, thousands of children and families in need have sent letters to Santa asking for everything from toys to the most basic of necessities. And each year, Santa, through the USPS, has partnered with anonymous human “elves” to fulfill those requests by December 25th.

Dear Santa, The Series has been rolling out this month across ABC’s local stations including WABC in New York, WPVI in Philadelphia, WLS in Chicago, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, KTRK in Houston, KABC in Los Angeles, KFSN in Fresno, KGO in San Francisco and ABC’s Localish. This is the first time the series is available to stream nationwide on Hulu.

In this new family friendly show, audiences traverse the country to meet some of Jolly Ole’ St. Nick’s most memorable letter writers, the human elves Santa tapped to make their Christmas wishes come true, and the USPS employees who annually make everything possible.

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The Extended Trailer for New Drama Series ACCUSED, From Executive Producer Howard Gordon, Premiering Sunday, January 22 on FOX



From FOX Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television,

Each Episode is a Fast-Paced Provocative Thriller,

Exploring a Different Crime, in a Different City, with an Entirely Original Cast.


Rachel Bilson

Academy Award Nominee Abigail Breslin

Emmy Winner Michael Chiklis

Jill Hennessy

Whitney Cummings

Jack Davenport

Emmy Winner Margo Martindale

Emmy Nominee Molly Parker

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Emmy Winner Rhea Perlman

Wendell Pierce

Betsy Brandt

Emmy Nominee Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Emmy Nominee Jason Ritter

Academy Award Winner Keith Carradine

Josh Hamilton

Ian Anthony Dale

And More…

Academy Award Winner Marlee Matlin, Emmy and Tony Award Winner Billy Porter, 

Renowned Indigenous Filmmaker Tazbah Chavez

and Emmy Award Winner Michael Chiklis   

To Direct Episodes

About Accused

From Emmy Award-winning producer Howard Gordon, the co-creator of landmark television, such as Homeland, and the showrunner of 24, comes Accused – a collection of 15 intense, topical and exquisitely human stories of crime and punishment. Each episode is a fast-paced provocative thriller, exploring a different crime, in a different city, with an entirely original cast. Based on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning crime anthology, Accused opens in a courtroom on the defendant, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how they ended up on trial. Told from the defendant’s point of view through flashbacks, the show holds a mirror up to current times with evocative and emotional stories. In the end, audiences will discover how an ordinary person gets caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and how one impulsive decision can impact the course of that life – and the lives of others — forever. Developed for American Television by Howard Gordon (Homeland24) and executive-produced by Gordon, Alex Gansa (Homeland24) and David Shore (House, The Good Doctor), Accused once again fearlessly takes on the hottest topics of our time.

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