Rebecca Zamolo Launches Mobile Game Inspired By Hit ‘Game Master Network’ YouTube Series

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YouTube star Rebecca Zamolo, who has amassed roughly 15 million subscribers across her diverse portfolio of channels, is getting into the mobile gaming business.

On her eponymous channel (9.3 million subscribers, roughly 120 million monthly views), Zamolo shares challenges, while on a couple channel with husband Matt Slays (4.6 million subscribers, 55 million monthly views), the two share much of the same kind of content. The duo also operate Game Master Network (1.4 million subscribers, 15 million monthly views) — a real-life game that the couple likens to an escape room-meets-Amazing Race series — in which Zamolo and crew must solve clues and use their detective skills to defeat an antagonist known as the ‘YouTube Hacker’.

It is this latter channel that spawned Zamolo’s mobile gaming foray. Also titled The Game Master Network, the game was not only inspired by her series but also boasts exclusive integrations. Having been in the works for months, Zamolo partnered on the venture with digital product studio BoundaryLA.

Zamolo, 35, tells Tubefilter that the app — now available on both iOS and Android — won’t be monetized in any capacity, and was solely designed to keep her young fans entertained in quarantine.

In The Game Master Network, players play as Rebecca herself (pictured above), dashing and jumping through tunnels to retrieve collectibles prizes, including gems, puzzle pieces, and a lie detector mixture. These objects can unlock secret videos used to help solve clues in the larger Game Master Network YouTube series. The unlimited scroller — in which friends can also compete against one another for the longest run — is also tied to Zamolo’s YouTube series in that it notifies users of new videos upon their release.

“I’ve always loved escape rooms and the Game Master series came about after we bought a cabin and found a hidden underground space in our closet,” Zamolo tells Tubefilter. “It seemed like a natural next step to bring the game directly into the hands of our viewers.”

In addition to her family-friendly programming, Zamolo also released in 2018 a feature documentary about her battle with ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease that has raked in over 19 million views. She has also amassed a substantial following on other platforms, including 13.6 million fans on TikTok. And in terms of her business ventures, she operates a merch line with her mother-in-law and also launched a lip gloss collaboration with IGXO Cosmetics last year called #ZamFam.

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Rebecca Zamolo Launches Mobile Game Inspired By Hit ‘Game Master Network’ YouTube Series

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YouTube star Rebecca Zamolo, who has amassed roughly 15 million subscribers across her diverse portfolio of channels, is getting into the mobile gaming business.

On her eponymous channel (9.3 million subscribers, roughly 120 million monthly views), Zamolo shares challenges, while on a couple channel with husband Matt Slays (4.6 million subscribers, 55 million monthly views), the two share much of the same kind of content. The duo also operate Game Master Network (1.4 million subscribers, 15 million monthly views) — a real-life game that the couple likens to an escape room-meets-Amazing Race series — in which Zamolo and crew must solve clues and use their detective skills to defeat an antagonist known as the ‘YouTube Hacker’.

It is this latter channel that spawned Zamolo’s mobile gaming foray. Also titled The Game Master Network, the game was not only inspired by her series but also boasts exclusive integrations. Having been in the works for months, Zamolo partnered on the venture with digital product studio BoundaryLA.

Zamolo, 35, tells Tubefilter that the app — now available on both iOS and Android — won’t be monetized in any capacity, and was solely designed to keep her young fans entertained in quarantine.

In The Game Master Network, players play as Rebecca herself (pictured above), dashing and jumping through tunnels to retrieve collectibles prizes, including gems, puzzle pieces, and a lie detector mixture. These objects can unlock secret videos used to help solve clues in the larger Game Master Network YouTube series. The unlimited scroller — in which friends can also compete against one another for the longest run — is also tied to Zamolo’s YouTube series in that it notifies users of new videos upon their release.

“I’ve always loved escape rooms and the Game Master series came about after we bought a cabin and found a hidden underground space in our closet,” Zamolo tells Tubefilter. “It seemed like a natural next step to bring the game directly into the hands of our viewers.”

In addition to her family-friendly programming, Zamolo also released in 2018 a feature documentary about her battle with ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease that has raked in over 19 million views. She has also amassed a substantial following on other platforms, including 13.6 million fans on TikTok. And in terms of her business ventures, she operates a merch line with her mother-in-law and also launched a lip gloss collaboration with IGXO Cosmetics last year called #ZamFam.

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2 More Bon Appétit Hosts Depart YouTube Channel, With Video Production Set To Resume In September

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Two more Bon Appétit YouTube personalities have departed the Condé Nast title’s massively popular ‘Test Kitchen’ series.

Gaby Melian (pictured above) and Molly Baz announced in social posts that they will no longer be appearing on Bon Appétit‘s YouTube channel. Those departures arrived shortly after three Test Kitchen staffers of color — Sohla El-Waylly, Priya Krishna, and Rick Martinez — tendered their own departures after months of unsuccessful contract negotiations, which were sparked by allegations of racism within the company in June. The popular YouTube channel has been dormant ever since.

“After weeks of negotiations, [Condé Nast’s video division] Condé Nast Entertainment is not meeting my expectations regarding the plans to have a more diverse and inclusive video program,” Melian shared on Instagram. “For that reason, I will not be signing a contract with them to appear in videos.”

Melian, like all of her colleagues, will continue to work for Bon Appétit in another capacity — in her case, continuing to serve as the Test Kitchen manager — though she will be steering clear of video appearances. El-Waylly will continue to create editorial content for the culinary giant’s titular magazine and website, while Krishna and Martinez will serve as freelancers. In her statement, Baz said she’d “continue to work at the magazine as it rebuilds (which is a separate entity from CNE).”

Amid the departures, Condé Nast sent a memo to Bon Appétit staffers on Friday, which was obtained by The Wrap.

In the memo, Condé Nast’s chief people officer, Stan Duncan, said the title hoped to announce a new editor in chief in coming weeks, following the resignation of former editor Adam Rapoport after photos resurfaced in June showing him in brownface. Last week, the company also hired Eater‘s Sonia Chopra as its new executive editor.

Duncan added that while the company needed “to do a better job building understanding and consistency across our video compensation policies,” a monthlong investigation conducted by an independent firm ultimately concluded that staffers were being compensated fairly for their video appearances — either through their full-time salaries, as part of a project, or through their freelance agreements. The investigation also found no evidence to suggest that race played a factor in compensation, Duncan wrote. Going forward, Bon Appétit will use a standardized video compensation rate card for all freelance and salaried staff.

“We are planning for BA video production to begin in September with some returning talent, in addition to new contributors which we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks,” Duncan wrote. “We are sorry to see some of our video contributors part ways, but we feel that we cannot break the standard compensation rates we’ve set across our teams now in order to keep them, as some have been requesting.”

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Away Trailer: Jason Katims Space Drama Has a Lot of Heart

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I’m going to be totally honest. 

When I heard about Away, I figured it was going to be just another space drama. 

After watching the first trailer, however, my feelings have changed entirely. 

Away Series Premiere Photo

From Executive Producer Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), the series looks set to focus more on the emotional side of taking to the sky and leaving your family and life behind. 

Netflix describes it as “a thrilling, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way.”

As American astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most.

As the crew’s journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex.

A Family on Away

Away shows that sometimes to reach for the stars, we must leave home behind.

Created by Andrew Hinderaker, the series is also executive produced by showrunner Jessica Goldberg, Matt Reeves, Andrew Hinderaker, Edward Zwick, Hilary Swank, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein.  

The streamer has also dropped some character biographies. 

Emma Green (Hilary Swank)

Emma Green is an American astronaut and former Navy pilot. She is the commander of the first mission to Mars. She is a headstrong, empathetic and highly intelligent astronaut and leader. She is married to Matt Logan, a chief engineer at NASA. Emma and Matt have a 15-year-old daughter, Lex.

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Matt Logan (Josh Charles)

Matt Logan is a NASA engineer whose wife Emma Green is commanding the first mission to Mars. He faces the already enormous challenges of dealing with the mission from home, while trying to raise their teenage daughter on his own.

Alexis “Lex” Logan (Talitha Bateman)

15-years-old Lex is the daughter of astronauts Emma Green and Matt Logan. Like her father, Lex is supportive and proud of her mother’s three-year mission.

She struggles with coming of age while her mother is on the mission and her father faces his own struggles.

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Misha Popov (Mark Ivanir)

Misha Popov is a Russian cosmonaut and engineer on the mission to Mars alongside Emma Green. The most experienced member of the crew, Misha doesn’t lack for ego, but secretly struggles with the personal sacrifices he made to get to space.

Dr. Kwesi Weisberg – Abban (Ato Essandoh)

Kwesi Weisberg-Abban is a British citizen from Ghana.

Kwesi (pronounced Kway-Si) is good-humored, modest, and a man of deep faith. He’s a world-renowned botanist and carries with him the hope of growing life on Mars.

Ram Arya (Ray Panthaki)

Ram Arya is an Air Force fighter pilot from India. While the other astronauts are forced to reckon with their attachments to earth and their families, Ram is quite alone in the world.

Lu Wang (Vivian Wu)

Lu Wang is a chemist and astronaut representing China. She is intelligent and pragmatic but below her focused exterior, she has a complex personal life.

She is married with a young son.

Melissa Ramirez (Monique Curnen)

Melissa Ramirez is a former astronaut who is Emma’s Crew Support Astronaut. Her job is to be Emma’s Liaison To Earth.

Melissa gave up her own career as an astronaut to support her special needs child, but she is there for Emma and her family. She takes care of Lex in Matt and Emma’s absence.  

Watch the trailer below. 

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The Badass Girls from The Boys | Amazon Prime Video

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The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven”, and their formidable Vought backing.

About Season 2:
In a more intense, more desperate Season 2 of THE BOYS, Butcher, Hughie and the team reel from their losses in Season 1. On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. As Vought, the company that manages the heroes, cashes in on the panic over the threat of Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander.

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The Best of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 7500

This movie may be terrifying, but Joseph Gordon Levitt is bae.

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It looks like a routine day at work for Tobias, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot on a flight from Berlin to Paris as he runs through the preflight checklist with Michael, the pilot, and chats with Gökce, his flight-attendant girlfriend. But shortly after takeoff, terrorists armed with makeshift knives suddenly storm the cockpit, seriously wounding Michael and slashing Tobias’ arm. Temporarily managing to fend off the attackers, a terrified Tobias contacts ground control to plan an emergency landing. But when the hijackers kill a passenger and threaten to murder more innocent people if he doesn’t let them back into the cockpit, this ordinary man faces an excruciating test.

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Netflix adds Hindi interface

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Netflix has now launched its user interface in Hindi.

This enables Netflix members who prefer Hindi to easily discover, access and enjoy their favourite Indian and international films and series. The complete Netflix experience in Hindi, from sign up to search rows, collections and payment, is available across all devices on mobile, TV and web.

Netflix members can switch to the Hindi user interface from the Language option in the ‘Manage Profiles’ section on their desktop, TV or mobile browsers. On Netflix, members can set up to five profiles in each account, and each profile can have its own language setting. Netflix members outside India will also have the option to switch their user interface to Hindi.

“Delivering a great Netflix experience is as important to us as creating great content. We believe the new user interface will make Netflix even more accessible and better suit members who prefer Hindi,” said Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India.

Netflix original Indian films and series include Sacred Games, Bulbbul, Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai and Mighty Little Bheem. The company recently announced Ludo, A Suitable Boy and Mismatched and the upcoming film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (pictured) which will release on August 12.

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Into the Night: The Lethal Sun

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In the old days, they used to have something called B-movies. They were intended to accompany the A-movie, the main attraction, in the double features that played in neighborhood movie houses, before television came along and ate their lunch and closed them down. Many of those B-movies were quite enjoyable, but they weren’t exactly Oscar material. I don’t think there were any B-television shows, certainly none on cable and none on Netflix, Amazon video, and other streaming services. But if ever there were a streaming television series that felt like a B-movie – in this case, a six-episode movie serial – it would be Into the Night, which started on Netflix in May 2020.

The set-up is quite simple: our sun has turned lethal, literally. A band of hapless, but fortunately talented, people end up on a plane hijacked in Brussels. It has a pilot, wounded in the hijacking, who is fortunately still able to fly his plane, before the deadly morning sun arrives. The challenge: fly west, or further into the night, and avoid the sun – as well as their own dangerous impulses – until they can find a safe place to shelter, if there is one left on the planet. To add more interest, the passengers all come with serious psychological baggage of one kind or another. And to add insult to injury, the murderous sunlight also ruins the food, making oranges taste like “chalk,” and other fruit like “toilet paper”.

The premise, that the sun’s out-of-whack polarity has made its rays into killers, has zero scientific plausibility, so far as I know. So how, then, did I come to very much enjoy this series? I’m reminded of what my late and great editor at Tor Books, David Hartwell, once told me about readers of science fiction: they will accept a total of one big preposterous element in your story, and if you’re rigorous in adhering to your premise and its implications for the rest of your narrative, they can still love your work. Into the Night is often riveting proof that the same pertains to binging a science fiction television series.

My favorite part of the series was its intrinsically, blatantly European flavor. The language is French (with English subtitles) – one of the two languages officially spoken in Belgium – and the major characters are Belgian, Italian, Turkish, and Russian; even some Scottish accents play a supportive role. There are bad guys and good guys of both genders, spurts of heroism, altruism, cleverness, as well as sheer selfishness and stupidity. In addition to the life-and-death context that propels the entire narrative, there are ample micro life-and-death situations that the individual characters find themselves in, and this makes Into the Night tough to stop watching. I watched all six episodes in one sitting.

And as I was watching, I was thinking that, given that this series takes place on the very edge of the end of the world, our time of the harrowing pandemic off-screen makes this an ideal time to watch Into the Night. Is there any research in psychology to the effect that during the time of a global crisis, watching a story about an even worse kind of global crisis is a good way to kind of get your mind off the real one? I don’t know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a contributing factor in why I enjoyed the series.

I hadn’t laid eyes on any of the actors before, and had never heard of either the book on which the series is based, The Old Axolotl, the 2015 novel by Polish author Jacek Dukaj (translated into English in 2017), or of the “creator” of the series, Jason George, who also gets the writing credit. That writing, by the way, is actually pretty sharp, and sometimes serves up a winning hipness and humor; as when one character, trying to buck up another character’s desperate attempt to bring a plane safely down on a runway with no prior piloting experience, while using a YouTube tutorial, tells her, “If we land, I’ll leave a good review.” The first-time pilot, Sylvie, has the most compelling backstory, and is well played by Pauline Etienne. All right, I guess I’ll admit that most of the other characters have interesting backstories, too, though in aggregate this band brought together against the apocalypse, cut off from the world they have no chance of saving, seem a tad too familiar, maybe because they remind me of Lost.

But the ending leaves plenty of room for a sequel, and I’ll be happy to see it.

First published in my new column, The Other Reel, in Future SF, July 2020.

 

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TV tonight: our highlights for Monday 10th August

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The Yorkshire Jobcentre is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight The Yorkshire Jobcentre

Meet the staff and clients at The Yorkshire Jobcentre, ITV explores race in Britain today with drama shorts Unsaid Stories, and Gok Wan wants to show you how to cook Easy Asian. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Unsaid Stories, 9pm, ITV

TV tonight Unsaid Stories

Joe Cole and Adelayo Adedayo in one of this week’s shorts

Timely and thought-provoking, this four-part series of 15-minute dramas shown over consecutive nights looks at issues surrounding race in Britain. While a Black Lives Matter march causes conflict for a worried dad (Nicholas Pinnock), a white mum (Amanda Abbington) has a difficult chat with her mixed-race daughter (Nicôle Lecky). Other episodes see former lovers (Joe Cole and Adelayo Adedayo) discuss the impact of racism on them, and the fallout is explored after a young professional couple (Paapa Essiedu and Pippa Bennett-Warner) are stopped by the police. 

★★★★ CC

The Yorkshire Jobcentre, 9pm, C4

TV tonight The Yorkshire Jobcentre

Jobseeker Kenny

With almost 3m Brits claiming unemployment benefit and figures rising, a new series (filmed in 2019) follows staff and customers at a busy job centre in Leeds. Tonight we meet Kenny, 32, who has struggled to find work since his sister took her own life in February, and lives on £50 a month after rent, council tax and bills. Meanwhile, Karen, 61, who lost her job as a book-keeper five years ago, has since suffered rejection after rejection. But for Karen, who lives alone, finding a  job isn’t so much about the money as the companionship… 

★★★ HD

Gok Wan’s Easy Asian, from 8pm, Food Network

TV tonight Gok Wan's Easy Asian

Gok swaps fashion for food

This is not quite the cookery show Gok had planned. ‘I was supposed to be travelling the country chatting to people,’ says the stylist, who learnt to cook while growing up in his family’s Chinese restaurant. Instead, it’s a very pared-back series all filmed in Gok’s kitchen. Tonight’s theme is comfort food, with stuffed flatbreads and a Malaysian rice dish. Gok’s warm presenting style, plus simple recipes, results in a tasty triumph that will have you reaching for your wok. 

★★★★★ TL

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Kingdom, seasons 1-3, Netflix

Mixed martial arts drama with tough fight scenes and involving storylines. Ex-fighter and gym owner Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) trains fighters alongside his two sons – Nate (Nick Jonas), who’s secretly gay, and hard-partying Jay (Jonathan Tucker).

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Charlotte Gray, 6.40pm, Film4

During World War Two, a Scottish nurse (Cate Blanchett) falls in love with an RAF pilot. When he goes missing over France, she is recruited as a spy in a bid to find him… The plot sounds far-fetched, but it’s the way in which it confounds our expectations at every turn that gives this absorbing drama its special quality. Blanchett’s dealings with French Resistance leader Billy Crudup and the local pro-Nazi collaborators are anything but predictable, and Blanchett gives a truly magnetic performance.

Live sport

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Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss The Yorkshire Jobcentre on TV tonight – eye-opening…

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

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Mulan Coming To Disney+ As A Premium Purchase + Star Launching | What’s On Disney Plus Podcast #92

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In this What’s On Disney Plus Podcast episode, Roger and James discuss all the Disney+ news that came out of the Walt Disney Company quarterly results including:

Disney To Launch “Star” Streaming Service
Mulan Coming To Disney+ As Premium Rental
Disney+ Now Has 60.5 Million Subscribers
Cinema Owner Shows His Anger At Mulan’s Disney+ Release

Plus they share their thoughts on the newest Disney+ documentary, Howard.

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