By Sahil Patel
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After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and receiving a limited theatrical release, Rose McGowan’s directorial debut, the short film called “Dawn,” is coming to YouTube. “I’m so pleased to be able to share my Sundance Grand jury prize-nominated film, ‘Dawn,’ on my YouTube page. I want to promote thought and art, free of charge. I hope you’ll enjoy,” said the actress, best-known for movies and TV series like “Scream” and “Charmed.” A specific release date was not provided, but producers RSA/Black Dog Films said it will be out this month.
The Urban Movie Channel, an SVOD service from BET Founder Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment, has inked a multi-year licensing deal with Starz Digital Media for more than 40 hours of urban-themed programming. Starting this summer, series such as “Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment” and films including “Phunny Business” and “Lies and Illusions” will be available on the service.
Sling TV is launching a Spanish-language version. Dubbed “Sling Latino,” the internet-based pay-TV service will offer two base packages: “Paquete Total” (22 channels, including Univision, Cinelatino, beIN Sports en Espanol, and Pasiones, for $12 per month) and “Paquete Esencial” (16 channels for $7 per month). Sling Latino is also launching additional packages featuring popular channels from Colombia and Spain. Similar to Sling International, users can subscribe to any combination of packages offered by the Sling TV family.