NICKELODEON'S "MAKE IT POP" HEADS TO PARADISE IN ONE-HOUR TV EVENT ON SATURDAY, AUG. 20, AT 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
Santa Monica, Calif.-Aug. 4, 2016-True friendships are put to the test when Nickelodeon's music-infused series Make It Pop returns with a one-hour TV event on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The special episode will feature three all-new original songs performed by XO-IQ, and cameos from Nancy O'Dell (Entertainment Tonight), Chachi Gonzales (professional dancer and choreographer), JoJo Siwa (professional dancer and social media star), Zach Sang (radio and television personality) and DJ Maxwell (Nick Radio). Check out a sneak peek here.
School's out at MacKendrick Prep and XO-IQ band members Sun Hi (Megan Lee), Corki (Erika Tham), Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and DJ Caleb (Dale Whibley) are spending their summer at the world-famous Sparkview Resort after winning a spot as the hotel's exclusive house band. Tempers flare and friendships are tested when the resort manager tries to steer the group in a new musical direction. But with the support and inspiration from some special guests, the band must find a way to put on the show of the summer.
For more Make It Pop, fans can find full episodes, music videos, instructional dance videos, musical games and activities at Nick.com/Make-It-Pop. Make it Pop: Summer Splash album will be available for download on Aug. 19.
Make It Pop is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and entertainment magnate Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Lynch and Cannon will serve as executive producers together with DHX Media's Steven DeNure and Anne Loi. The musical direction of the series is led by Bill Silva Entertainment, with music supervision by Ross Asher and Oscar Doughty for Silva Music Publishing. XO-IQ is managed by Bill Silva Management.
About DHX Media:
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world's leading independent, pure-play kids' content company. Owner of the world's largest independent library of kids' and family content, at more than 11,500 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children's and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
About The Tom Lynch Company:
The Tom Lynch Company is one of the few independent production companies still inspired and driven by the signature voice of its creator, who continues to abide by his original mantra: "Illuminate the magic of the human experience." Tom Lynch, founder and CEO, has been working as a creative, innovative television writer/producer for over three decades. During that time he has created, written, directed and produced some of the most successful television shows in the world for the youth-centered demographic. From live-action comedies, to animated musicals, to reality-based variety shows, to one-hour dramas, Lynch has always worked to create inspiring content. Lynch began his career as a rock-n-roll producer on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. He has an extensive roster of creating television hits to his credit, including the Nickelodeon smash-hit musical series Make It Pop, which just aired its second season in 2016, and his newest show The Other Kingdom, which just aired its first season this year on Nickelodeon. Lynch's other series include: The Troop, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Caitlin's Way, The Journey of Allen Strange, the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Kids Incorporated, the Writers Guild of America Award-winning South of Nowhere, the Daytime Emmy Award-nominated Scout's Safari, which was set and filmed on location in South Africa, and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning animated series Class of 3000, co-created with Andre Benjamin of OutKast.
Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).