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    Studio71 UK Celebrates the Arrival of Moxie with Spectacular Launch Event at Oval Space

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    Studio71 UK celebrated the launch of its boutique management company Moxie, with a spectacular event at Oval Space, showcasing its dynamic, digital artists and announcing its biggest projects to date: BETA SQUAD.

     

    On Friday 15th February, the UK arm of Studio71 UK, a Red Arrow Studios company, hosted a huge party at London’s Oval Space to welcome in its new talent management company. Moxie. The event was attended by Moxie’s top-tier talent including all seven members of STORROR, Niko Omilana, Chunkz, King Kenny, Sharky, AJ Shabeel, Joel & Lia, Kate Elisabeth, Come Curious, Mam Sham as well as other creators and influencers in the space including Millie T, Ryan Taylor, Zac Alsop, Jamz Supernova, Jake 100, Jamie Rawsthorne.

    The evening was hosted by Jermain Agyako and Akeem Ojuko, BBC 5 Live and GRM presenters, and one half of CheekySport whose hilarious style set the tone for what was a wonderfully animated affair. The night took the form of an immersive dining experience, with Studio71 collaborating with rising comedy/food duo Mam Sham on an exquisite three-course banquet. Each course was developed by Mam Sham and was inspired by creator performances from the world’s leading parkour group STORROR, Come Curious and Mam Sham themselves. Premium London gin distillers BULLDOG GIN served up a delicious menu of winter cocktails throughout the evening for all guests.

     

    During the night, guests were entertained and introduced to the diverse Moxie roster which includes family entertainment channels Adam Beales and Dad V Girls, menswear influencers Unknown Vlogs and Carl Thompson, Arooj Aftab, Joel and Lia, Yas and Hals and Kate Elisabeth.

    Studio71 also revealed news of its biggest ever creator project, BETA SQUAD – a collaborative project with five of its creators and key, male figures in the UK digital scene including documentarian Niko Omilana, comedian and singer Chunkz, entertainers King Kenny, AJ Shabeel and Sharky. The project sees the 5 artists join forces for a once in a lifetime experience as they enter a state-of-the-art mansion, at a secret location in London, known as BETA HOUSE which will become their home for the next 12 months. The online reality project is the first of its kind for Studio71 UK and is its biggest creator investment to date.

    The Moxie talent brand was created by Studio71 to support and assist the UK’s bravest and most exciting creators from the YouTube and digital space. It was launched to assist emerging creators to reach their full potential, strengthening their existing skills to allow them to break from their original platforms and reach greater audiences.  Its particular focus is working with innovative, diverse and boundary-pushing content creators who reach under-served audiences and empowering those talents traditional media has overlooked. The ground-breaking creators cross the sports, fashion, lifestyle, family and entertainment verticals, and are whom Moxie considers as the storytellers of the future.

    Moxie is part of the global media company and network Studio71 which develops, produces and distributes original programming across multiple channels, and is a Red Arrow Studios company.

    The news follows a stream of production news from Studio71, which includes an 18-part A+E commissioned series for HISTORY UK starring Alec Steele and the launch of 4 successful original podcasts including ‘Power Hour’ with Adrienne Herbert and ‘F**ks Given’ fronted by Come Curious, both of which debuted in the Top 10 in the iTunes podcast charts in 2018.

    Keep up to date with all things Moxie, by following its social me

    IG: @storyofmoxie

    Twitter: @storyofmoxie

    FB: /storyofmoxie

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    Studio71 UK voted #3 in Broadcast’s ‘Best Places to Work in TV’ poll

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    Broadcast announces the winners for its annual workplace satisfaction guide, with Studio71 UK its third place winner.

     

    The Broadcast list, sponsored by Universal Production Music, features 30 companies which hail from across the UK with the Endemol Shine Group-owned Dragonfly claiming the top employer and the ITV Studios-owned The Garden coming second place.

    The guide looks at various different factors including pay, benefits, work-life balance and corporate culture and is compiled through detailed questionnaires completed by staff members.

    James Stafford, Studio71 UK Managing Director, was interviewed by Broadcast during the selection process about Studio71’s working philosophy including encouraging staff development and satisfaction and the importance of diversity within business – read the article here.

    Broadcast is a leading British platform covering industry news and insights, consisting of a weekly printed magazine, online platform, app and database. The ‘Best Places to Work in TV’ awards programme recognises the best employers in TV production, post-production, distribution and broadcasting. Previous winners include Knickerbockerglory TV and A+E Networks.

    You can view the full ‘Best Places to Work in TV 2019’ list and the other companies that featured using this article link.

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  • Studio71 UK announces the launch of Moxie, a major new 360 talent management company

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    Continuing Studio71’s commitment in supporting the UK’s bravest and most exciting creators from the YouTube and digital space, Moxie has been launched to assist emerging creators to reach their full potential, strengthening their existing skills to allow them to break from their original platforms and reach greater audiences. Moxie will also help connect creators to influential players in the industry, from strategists to brands to broadcasters, allowing them to expand their ideas and build their empires while losing none of their authenticity.

    Its particular focus is working with innovative, diverse and boundary-pushing content creators who reach under-served audiences and empowering those talents traditional media has overlooked. The ground-breaking creators cross the sports, fashion, lifestyle, family and entertainment verticals, and are whom Moxie considers as the storytellers of the future.

    Creators signed exclusively to Moxie include the ground-breaking 7-piece parkour athletes, STORROR who have amassed an incredible 3+ million subscribers on YouTube alone for their exhilarating and breath-taking content, documenting their adventures around the world. Other creators include Come Curious, the pioneering DAZED and Cosmopolitan-backed creators boldly revolutionising the sex space and Niko Omilana, the fearless entertainment creator and documentary maker known for pranking the EDL, Trump supporters and fellow YouTubers. The Moxie roster also counts prolific YouTubers and family entertainment channels King Kenny and TheNewAdamB99, alongside Dad V Girls and fashion and lifestyle creators Alizey MirzaUnknown Vlogs and Carl Thompson.

    Studio71 recognises the potential in digital-first creators and their importance to the future landscape of broader entertainment, with Moxie acting as an incubator for rising, cutting-edge talent. Studio71 will continue its commitment to developing, producing and distributing original formats across TV, digital and through its podcast slate, specifically covering topics of importance to the 18-24 age bracket. It will continue to uphold its strong relationships with network talent, brands and external collaborators.

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    The world’s leading parkour athletes, STORROR, are signed exclusively to Moxie

    James Stafford, Studio71 UK Managing Director says, “We began to cultivate a dedicated management brand for two reasons – wanting to support our most different and diverse creators, but also in response to a huge increase in demand from our brand and broadcast partners. The world doesn’t need any more photoshopped ‘influencers’ or plates of food. At Studio71, we understand there are really meaningful audiences who are completely underserved by proper TV, social and short-form content. We wanted to pursue diversity as a business model – assisting great creators to make lasting social content and then amplifying this through our work with brands and broadcasters. So far, we’re really excited about how successful that model is turning out to be.”

    Moxie is part of the global media company and network Studio71 which develops, produces and distributes original programming across multiple channels, and is a Red Arrow Studios company.

    The news follows a stream of production news from Studio71, which includes an 18-part A+E commissioned series for HISTORY UK starring Alec Steele and the launch of 4 successful original podcasts including ‘Power Hour’ with Adrienne Herbert and ‘F**ks Given’ fronted by Come Curious, both of which debuted in the Top 10 in the iTunes podcast charts in 2018.

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    Dad V Girls are one of the fastest rising family channels in the UK

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    Documentarian Niko Omilana’s cleverly constructed and multilayered videos have seen him tipped to become a rising star in 2019

     

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    Studio71 UK adds to its catalogue of podcasts with talent-led formats, ‘Power Hour’ and ‘F**ks Given’

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    STUDIO71, a Red Arrow Studios company, has continued its expansion into the podcast business with two original, empowering and female-fronted podcasts launching this week, which will contribute to the health and wellness space.

    ‘Power Hour’ is hosted by international speaker, fitness coach, influencer and global Adidas ambassador Adrienne Herbert, who has previously featured in British VOGUE, Women’s Health, Huffington Post and was runner-up in Cosmopolitan’s 2018 Influencer Awards. The podcast revolves around Adrienne’s renowned concept of the ‘Power Hour’, waking up an hour earlier to dedicate yourself to actualising your ambitions, and will motivate listeners to get ahead and fulfil their personal and career goals. Each week she will interview a leading influential guest from different business sectors including Deliciously Ella founder Ella Mills and Chidera Eggerue of The Slumflower to discover the secrets to their daily routine. Adrienne will also break convention by recording mini episodes throughout the week published between scheduled episodes, providing real-time audio vlogs as to her progress, her thoughts and providing words of encouragement to her listeners.

    Meanwhile, YouTubers Come Curious (Florence Barker and Reed Amber) further the conversation around sex positivity in ‘F**ks Given’ a new format that aims to dismantle the taboos surrounding sex – particularly for young people. Having actively broadened the discourse around sexual education and enjoyment with their YouTube channel, Come Curious have become key figures in the underserved sexual wellness space and possess a young, highly engaged and growing audience previously not served by traditional sex education. ‘F**ks Given’ asks both guests and listeners to celebrate their sexual pasts and participate in the conversation around sexual histories to promote a healthy and honest culture around sex.

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    ‘Power Hour’ and ‘F**ks Given’ bring the total number of podcasts from the UK arm of STUDIO71 to four, having launched the No. 1 iTunes charting podcast ‘Educating Josh’ with YouTube creators Luke Cutforth and Lucy Bella Earl and ‘Every Day Hustle’ with Tyler West in the third quarter of this year. All podcasts are part of a global STUDIO71 initiative to redefine the podcast landscape by developing, producing and distributing unique and powerful content for a millennial audience.

    Tom Payne, Executive Producer on the series says, “STUDIO71 is exceptionally pleased to launch two fantastic female fronted series this month. While both podcasts seem at the opposite end of the scale from one another, they revolve around subjects of importance to young listeners and target the same core demographic of intelligent, diverse and influential 18-30-year-olds. There’s long been a gap in the market for such content and addressing the needs of these audiences has been a major priority for us this year and will continue into next year.”

    ‘Power Hour’ and ‘F**ks Given’ will build upon STUDIO71’s repertoire of creator-first content, introducing its talent to new audiences while continuing to deliver authentic storytelling on a large scale. There is still more to come from STUDIO71 with scripted projects in the works, including those with more traditional talent, which will be seeded out from the beginning of 2019.

    The series are produced by Jack Claramunt and executively produced by Jody Smith and Tom Payne.

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    New ‘Forged With Steele’ series from Studio71 commissioned by A+E Networks® UK

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    YouTube personality Alec Steele stars in new series on HISTORY UK.

     

    A+E Networks® UK has commissioned Studio71 to produce a new 18x30min series for flagship channel HISTORY in the UK.

    Forged with Steele, produced by Studio71 in the UK, follows the up-and-coming star of English blacksmithing and blade-smithing YouTube personality Alec Steele, as he recreates a breathtaking array of historic weaponry, in his Norwich forge.

    Using his remarkable skills, honed over a decade (Alec started forging when he was only 11 years old), Alec creates weapons that have proved decisive in some of history’s most iconic battles, from the Roman Gladius and Viking Battle Axe, to the Bowie Knife and M9 Bayonet.

    Premiering in the UK this October 2018, the series is the companion piece for the HISTORY hit series, Forged in Fire, and puts a young, dynamic talent, at the heart of the schedule.

     

    Forged With Steele has been commissioned by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK.

    Dan Korn said: HISTORY first came across Alec Steele a year or so ago, when commissioning a series of short films called Forged in Britain. Since then, Alec has become a YouTube phenomenon and we are delighted to be collaborating with him on this new series, showcasing the full range of his remarkable and captivating talents.

    The series is produced by Studio71 in the UK and is executive produced by Jody Smith, Creative Director.

    James Stafford, Managing Director of Studio71 UK, says: We’re delighted to be working with Alec Steele in developing his content for TV and bringing his expertise to new audiences on HISTORY. Identifying talent and translating their skills, stories and expertise to both new and traditional platforms is an exciting and growing part of our business.

    Forged With Steele has completed production and is set to broadcast on HISTORY UK in  October 2018, the series will then broadcast in Sweden (date to be confirmed). HISTORY is available on Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk.

     

    Forged with Steele will be distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International.

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    Tyler West hosts a new Studio71 UK podcast dedicated to celebrating world’s most innovative entrepreneurs

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    TV presenter, fitness guru and influencer Tyler West will launch a new podcast with Studio71 UK, a Red Arrow Studios company, to discover and shine a light on success stories of young entrepreneurs. Every Day Hustle with Tyler West invites the creators, thinkers and makers that have hustled their way to the top of their fields without necessarily following a ‘traditional’ pathway.

    Throughout the series, West will meet with talents across business, tv and radio, music and the creative industries to see how they got to where they are today and where they’re headed in the future. Crucially, the podcast will explore five days in the guests’ lives which had a profound impact in their journey to the top. Guests on this series include everyone from tv and radio presenters, rap artists, photographers and members of parliament as well as the entrepreneur behind the coveted Influencers Diary app, Rosalind Shimmen.

    West’s story is a self-made one. A keen sportsman, he was ‘discovered’ by the BBC while playing professional handball. They immediately recognised his star quality in presenting and he has since hosted his own series, KickAbout+ on CBBC, as well as presented for MTV and LEGO, built up an impressive online presence and set up his own fitness training programme.

    The first episode of Every Day Hustle will launch on Monday 13th August 2018 with guest Rosalind Shimmen. Fans will have the chance to get their own secrets to stardom heard on the podcast by sharing a brief Instagram Story on the release of the first episode. To enter, Hustlers need to share their Every Day Hussle on IG story, tagging @everydayhustleshow and adding the link to download the episode on their link function. The best will be asked to appear on the show.

    Commenting on the podcast, James Stafford, Studio71 UK’s Managing Director says “There’s a huge opportunity for someone to make business content for young people in a way that’s accessible, serious and real. Tyler’s incredible at bringing out some of the most fascinating personal stories of people who have really achieved special things in their own worlds. Podcast listeners are going to love Everyday Hustle.”

    New episodes of Every Day Hustle will run weekly, with over 15 episodes already planned for the first series. Every Day Hustle, along with Educating Josh is part of the newly formed podcast division at Studio71 UK, overseen by Tom Payne, Studio71’s Head of Video and is available to download/stream via iTunes, acast and Stitcher.

    Keep to date with the podcast by following Every Day Hustle on socials

    IG: @everydayhustleshow

    Twitter: @EDHustleShow

    Facebook: facebook.com/everydayhustleshow

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    Studio71 network set to shine at Summer in the City 2018

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    Next week marks the 10th annual Summer in the City event in London celebrating the online space’s best creators and users. Already grown a reputation for drawing in attendees in the thousands, this year looks to be no exception – with plenty of talent from Studio71’s network representing at the three-day event.

    Along with the industry awards which celebrates the best influencer campaigns, agencies and managements, Summer in the City is the one UK event established for creators and fans of the online space. It coincides with International Vlogging Day, a day dedicated to encouraging individuals to share their stories with the world.

    Both the Industry and Creator day takes place on Friday, providing a chance for creators and industry professionals to meet and attend various talks and presentations. Both Saturday and Sunday are open to fans of the community and will see live performances on the main stage at the Excel Centre, with Bars & Melody performing live and Christine Sydelko, who is visiting from the US, making an appearance.

    Luke Cutforth from Studio71’s network will speak on live panels while Emma Blackery, Saffron Barker, Rosie and Rosie, Lee Hinchcliffe, Adam Beales, Nicole Corrales, Lydia Violetta, Lucy Flight and Jasmine Clough will also be present in the event’s meet and greets. Newly launched podcast, Educating Josh, from Studio71 UK’s podcast division will also hold a live recorded episode on Sunday and there will be plenty more of Studio71’s talent attending throughout the weekend, including Brandonio, Emily Canham, Sophia Grace and Niko Omilana.

    Alongside live panels and talks covering everything from LGBTQ+ spaces online, to women in gaming and body positivity, this year also welcomes the SitC awards, celebrating the best online stars and content in the online space.

    Now, in its tenth year, this Summer in the City will likely be the most talked about yet.

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