"Can Narcos be Fashion?" Netflix show to become a designer brand


Today it was announced that Gaumont (www.gaumont.fr) has partnered with Dropdaze (www.dropdaze.com) to conceptualize, create, and launch the designer brand, “Narcos Los Angeles.” The brand will encompass luxury jewelry, designer fashion pieces, lifestyle goods, and collaboration capsule collections inspired by the hit Netflix original series Narcos. The brand’s design team is led by noted designers and passionate artisans with backgrounds in creating avant-garde collections.


Season one of Narcos Los Angeles will launch with a luxury collection of men’s ready-to-wear jewelry, and accessories, utilizing premium textiles, handcrafted hardware, and custom graphics while staying true to the moody tone of the series. All jewelry is made in Los Angeles and will be available in both .925 sterling silver and gold with the option of bespoke pieces being a key differentiator for the brand.

Featured apparel items include refined military jackets and pants, heavy-weight graphic tees and hoodies, and silk soccer uniform sets. Each item will recreate memorable style moments of the acclaimed series with a contemporary approach. 

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The Narcos Los Angeles collection will be available to purchase online this year. An interactive web experience and pop-up shops will be located in select, key markets in support of the brand launch. These brand experiences will authentically connect the visual identity in the collection to secretive, clubhouse-like spaces inspired by the sets of the show.


To add to the excitement, Narcos Los Angeles is slated to drop show-inspired collaborations with notable names in the world of designer fashion and luxury goods which will further deliver upon the promise of this new and unique lifestyle brand. The licensing partnership between Gaumont and Dropdaze was brokered by Evolution, Narcos’ global licensing agency.


Sign-up for updates about the brand at www.narcoslosangeles.com or visit @narcoslosangeles on Instagram.

About GaumontFormed in France in 1895, Gaumont is the first film company in the world, celebrating 125 years of history and innovation. With offices in Paris, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin, Gaumont remains an industry leader, producing and distributing high-quality TV programming and films.

Specializing in producing local stories with global appeal, Gaumont’s current slate includes talent-driven, diverse, distinctive titles across multiple languages for the world’s leading global streaming platforms and channels. In the U.S., the Netflix flagship series Narcos in its 5th season, F is for Family in its 4th season, and for Amazon Prime Video, the Latin American production co-created by Armando Bo and Pablo Larraín, El Presidente, based on the 2015 “FIFA Gate” corruption scandal.  For Netflix Germany, The Barbarians, a period epic tracing the battle between the Roman Empire and Germanic Warriors in the first century A.D. In France, Arsène Lupin, directed by Louis Leterrier, and starring Omar Sy for Netflix, and the action thriller Operations Totems, for Amazon Prime Video and in the UK, Tin Star, starring Tim Roth, in its 3rd season for Sky and Amazon Prime.  Amongst the many Gaumont Family & Kids projects currently in production are; Do Re & Mi with Kristen Bell, for Amazon Prime Video; and for Netflix, High in the Clouds, an animated feature developed together with Paul McCartney.

Gaumont co-produces and distributes around ten films a year in theaters. The film library encompasses over 1400 titles from prestigious directors such as Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard, and more recently, Toledano and Nakache for The Intouchables, the highest-grossing French-language movie to date with over $450 million in revenue to date.
About DropdazeDropdaze is an ecommerce platform launching new lifestyle brands at the intersection of fashion and entertainment. Dropdaze was founded by 23 year-old creative directors and co-founders, Will Jarvis, Neil Saada, and Amaury Bargioni, who previously worked together on select projects in the streetwear space. A passion for transforming “merch” into real brands for the youth culture inspired the creation of their online retailer. Dropdaze will release limited high-end capsules from big names across creative industries: from your favorite tv show or cult movie, to instagram personality or streamer. Currently, Dropdaze is hand-picking titles for the official launch of the fashion e-commerce platform in early 2021.
About EvolutionEvolution is a leading brand monetization agency headquartered in Calabasas, California, servicing the popular culture, media, gaming, toy, personality, character and lifestyle industry verticals. Evolution offers bespoke turn-key solutions, including strategic brand planning, market analysis, contract negotiations, legal support, product development, retail development, royalty collections, contract compliance, inventor relations as well as providing manufacturers a full-service licensing acquisitions team. Evolution monetizes and enhances brand value via licensing, direct to retail partnerships, collaborations, experiential retail and direct to consumer sales. The agency’s clients include: Gaumont Television USA, Skydance Media, Stampede Ventures, Pressman Films, Bonnier Corporation, ITV Studios, Rovio, TinyBuild Games, System Era, Klei Games, Tilting Point, OLO Industries, and The Ella Fitzgerald Estate, among others.

Oscilloscope's new film THE INFILTRATORS available Virtual Cinema starting May 1 and VOD starting June 2


Viewing links available for review and editorial consideration upon request. 

Virtual cinema theater list will be available soon. 

“THE INFILTRATORS manages to personalize the undocumented struggle by transforming it into an unlikely blend of activism and suspense that makes a compelling case for the abolishment of ICE.”
— Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE

“A doc mixing interviews, real-time action and reenactment in exciting ways, Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra's THE INFILTRATORS tells a true story so inspiring it's a wonder it isn't better known.’

“Chronicling the audacious acts of a group of organized undocumented youth prior to the Obama-implemented, temporary relief known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), THE INFILTRATORS, from Latinx directors Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, is a vital piece of hybrid cinema that shines light into the obscure realm of privately-operated immigration detention facilities.”
—Carlos Aguilar, THE WRAP


THE INFILTRATORS is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center— on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, THE INFILTRATORS tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language.

Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Directors: Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra
Screenwriters: Alex Rivera and Aldo Velasco
Producers: Cristina Ibarra, Darren Dean, Daniel J. Chalfen
TRT: 95 minutes

K-pop Heavyweights TWICE Release Official Trailer for Upcoming YouTube Originals Series "TWICE: Seize the Light"



Acclaimed, international K-pop superstars TWICE have released the official trailer for their upcoming YouTube Original series, “TWICE: Seize the Light” today via YouTube. Marking TWICE as the first all-female K-pop group to have a standalone YouTube Original series, the powerful trailer shows a genuinely raw, glamourous, and intimate side to all nine members. The series will dig into the group’s highest moments as well as their lowest hardships, and explore what international stardom can bring a global touring act in a short span of time – both physically and mentally. Watch the official trailer HERE.

“TWICE: Seize the Light” was filmed over the course of the group’s sold-out TWICELIGHTS international tour in 2019, and features exclusive interviews with each of the nine girls and their families, giving fans a glimpse into their individual stories. Comprised of 8-episodes in total, the series will premiere on Wednesday, April 29th(7AM PST / 11PM KST) with an episode dropping every Wednesday. For YouTube premium members, there will be an all-episode launch on April 29th

On Tuesday, April 28th, TWICE will host an exclusive premiere live stream on YouTube from Seoul, Korea for an in-depth discussion on the series. U.S. media will have the opportunity to participate in the live stream on YouTube (further details to follow). 

Since their 2016 inception, TWICE have become globally renowned superstars, rapidly taking the U.S. by storm. Having most recently graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover, the group have been praised by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, TIME Magazine, Billboard and BuzzFeed to name a few.  In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark, where they performed in front of 11,000 fans, and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. The groups 13th domestic album, Feel Special, released in September 2019, and peaked at #6 on Billboard’s US World Albums Chart and #10 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s Chart. Their single of the same name, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s US World Digital Song chart. This past February, the group inked a record deal with Republic Records.

“TWICE: Seize the Light” official trailer is out now. Watch the official trailer HERE and the teaser trailer HERE.

About TWICE:
TWICE first rose to prominence with their debut title song “Like OOH-AHH”, and 2016 breakthrough single “CHEER UP” which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won ‘Song of the Year’ at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. In the same year, TWICE was included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report and was the only K-pop group included in the list. The group was included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017; and were also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. Since then, the 9-member group have maintained the reins of K-pop super stars, having released a number of consecutive hits including “TT”, “KNOCK KNOCK”, “SIGNAL”, “LIKEY”, “Heart Shaker”, “What is Love?”, “Dance The Night Away”, “YES or YES”, “FANCY” and “Feel Special”. Each of these music videos have accumulated a whopping average of 200M-480M views to date.

About YouTube Originals:
YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood's biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

About YouTube:
Launched in May 2005, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company.

For more about TWICE, visit:
Facebook: @JYPETWICE
YouTube: TWICE

New: Rumer's lullaby for lovers, "The Fate of Fireflies" out now!

Upcoming album is the “chanteuse’s unexpected but 
immaculate country conversion” (MOJO)
British vocalist RUMER has unveiled a sensual lullaby with 4th instant grat track, “The Fate of Fireflies,” from NASHVILLE TEARS, her upcoming album of songs by Hugh Prestwood (Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame). The song is available now with album pre-order and accompanied by a night-sky themed lyric video - https://youtu.be/XCrBH_zrpMQ.
Prestwood’s storytelling frequently makes metaphors of the natural world and on “The Fate of Fireflies,” a lover suggests dimming the bright lights of the world like the fireflies who find each other best in the dark. Other IG tracks already unveiled include the ethereal “Bristlecone Pine,” which juxtaposes mortality with the world’s oldest living thing; “The Song Remembers When,” about nostalgia through music which was a hit previously for Trisha Yearwood;  and the retro-styled “Hard Times For Lovers.” 
Early praise from Billboard noted “Rumer’s whispered vocals over delicate acoustic guitar and soaring string accompaniment.” Rolling Stone wrote of “her warm alto – with shades of Karen Carpenter” and mastery in finding “the perfect spot in her vocal range to sit and max out the nostalgic melancholy.” MOJO Magazine’s early 4-star review raved, “helmed by former Jimmy Webb producer Fred Mollin, (the album) features the cream of Nashville’s session fraternity on 15 songs by Hugh Prestwood, whose material has been recorded by Judy Collins, Trisha Yearwood, & Alison Krauss. Prestwood’s slow-burning tales of desire and domestic discord are well-matched by Rumer’s beautifully plangent voice, which brings aching melancholy to the heart-searching ballads.” 

Rumer first discovered the songs of Hugh Prestwood as she searched for “lost gems” while living in the American South. With grand arrangements and traditional elements, Nashville Tears was produced by Fred Mollin at StarStruck Studios with some of Music City’s best musicians; Mandy Barnett, Pat Buchanan, Matt Dame, Stuart Duncan, Tania Hancheroff, Lorrie Harden, Tommy Harden, Mike Johnson, Kerry Marx, Gordon Mote, Larry Paxton, Scotty Sanders, and Bryan Sutton. 
Her 2010 debut with Seasons of My Soul earned her a MOJO Award, two Brit Award nominations, and went platinum in the U.K. and Ireland, In the U.S., Rumer has earned praise from NPR, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, CBS Sunday Morning, and others. 
"The Fate Of Fireflies" lyrics 
Well, I read somewhere
That they're slowly disappearing
'Cause there's too much light
In the evening sky
And in all that glare
Even with their brightest flicker
They can't find another firefly

Baby, I could swear
That the same goes for true lovers
Don't they always find
Each other in the dark
It was a twist of fate
That I was trapped in shadows
When I saw you flash your
Perfect spark

There are all these people
In the world
Saying true love's just a lie
Every night they flit into the glow
Of a rosy neon sky

So what do you say
Baby, shall we turn these lights out
So that we can see
What's right before our eyes
And by that faint flame
Let us find salvation
And escape the fate of fireflies...

Valiant Hero of the Week: Stay Valiant While Staying Home

Artwork by Raùl Allén 
There's a new way to stay Valiant while you stay home: VALIANT HERO OF THE WEEK!

We want to offer some entertainment and escapism for Valiant fans during this challenging period. Every Monday for the next several weeks, Valiant will post a poll on Twitter that features four heroes, and the fans will determine who becomes the Valiant Hero of the Week! Once a hero is selected by the end of Monday, they will be celebrated throughout the week with:
  • Engaging social content encouraging fans to share their favorite art, covers, stories, and more
  • Free PDFs featuring the hero
  • Videos from Valiant staff saying why they love the hero and suggesting ways to celebrate
  • Giveaways
  • And more!
If you do participate in the weekly celebration and create content about the winning hero, please send us your link(s) and we'll make sure to share it on our social channels and feature the content in our weekly newsletter The Valiant Voice. We'll be using #ValiantAndQuarantine in all related posts. Please always feel free to reach out with asset requests – we're happy to provide high res artwork, covers, PDFs, quotes from staff, and more.

Valiant Hero of the Week kicks off on Monday (March 30th) and the first poll will feature Bloodshot, Punk Mambo, Quantum & Woody, and Ninjak. Who will you vote for?

Stay healthy and stay Valiant, everyone.

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, founded by Dan Mintz, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third most extensive library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
About DMG Entertainment
DMG Entertainment is a global media and entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA. Founded in 1994 by Dan Mintz, the company portfolio has grown to include diverse holdings across film, television, comic book publishing, gaming, and location-based entertainment. Operating as both a production and distribution entity, DMG Entertainment is best known for films such as Looper (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013) and Bloodshot (2020) starring Vin Diesel.

Rumer - "The Song Remembers When" Billboard premiere; MOJO's 4 star review for Nashville Tears

RUMER's nostalgic take on 
"The Song Remembers When" 

Billboard Premiere; MOJO 4-Star Album Review 

Nashville Tears, songs by Hugh Prestwood,
4/24 release on Cooking Vinyl
British vocalist RUMER's take on “The Song Remembers When,” is out now. The country ballad, previously a hit single for Trisha Yearwood, is the latest from Nashville Tears, which features the songs of Hugh Prestwood, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. It is the 3rd advance track, after “Bristlecone Pine” and “Hard Times For Lovers,” available early with album pre-order before the release of Nashville Tears on April 24 with Cooking Vinyl.
Billboard debuted the track, praising “Rumer’s whispered vocals over delicate acoustic guitar and soaring string accompaniment” and MOJO gave a 4-star album review to the “chanteuse’s unexpected but immaculate country conversion.” 
MOJO continued, “Helmed by former Jimmy Webb producer Fred Mollin, it features the cream of Nashville’s session fraternity on 15 songs by Hugh Prestwood, whose material has been recorded by the likes of Judy Collins, Trisha Yearwood, and Alison Krauss. Prestwood’s slow-burning tales of desire and domestic discord are well-matched by Rumer’s beautifully plangent voice, which brings aching melancholy to the intimate, heart-searching ballads “Starcrossed Hanger of the Moon,” and “June, It’s Gonna Happen.” Though leavened with a couple of uptempo songs (including the rocking “Deep Summer In The Deep South”), the mood is subdued, suiting the warm intimacy of Rumer’s delivery.”
Rumer discovered the songs of Hugh Prestwood as she searched for “lost gems” while living in the American South. With grand arrangements and traditional elements, Nashville Tears was produced by Fred Mollin at StarStruck Studios with some of Music City’s best musicians; Mandy Barnett, Pat Buchanan, Matt Dame, Stuart Duncan, Tania Hancheroff, Lorrie Harden, Tommy Harden, Mike Johnson, Kerry Marx, Gordon Mote, Larry Paxton, Scotty Sanders, and Bryan Sutton. 
Since her 2010 debut album Seasons of My Soul earned her a MOJO Award, two Brit Award nominations, and was certified platinum in the U.K. and Ireland, Rumer has earned praise in the U.S. from NPR, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and CBS Sunday Morning. 

Learn how to safely support your local comic shop with this instructional webcomic

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
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