ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc., (OTCQB: JMDA) (the "Company" or "Jerrick Media") a digital media and technology company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, announced today a collaboration with LadyPants Productions for the development and release of a three-part marijuana themed digital series. Baked, the first of the series, has completed post-production and will premiere in June 2016 in conjunction with the launch of Jerrick Media's newest marijuana themed vertical, Potent.Media.
Baked, which was produced in Canada, features Vancouver personality, pin-up model, and celebrity, Mary Jean Dunsdon, in a fun and unique cooking show with one special ingredient: cannabis. Dunsdon has been cooking pot-infused treats for more than 13 years and her uncanny expertise has been recognized worldwide by The Daily Mail, High Times, and The NY Post.
Jerrick Media will exclusively develop, finance, and distribute the three-part short series with LadyPants Productions including Baked, Marijuana Minute, and Stoners in Stilettos. In addition to co-producing the series, LadyPants Productions will provide creative content, writing and direction. LadyPants Productions is a Vancouver-based production company founded by Fiona Forbes (award winning producer and TV host whose credits include The Rush on Shaw Cable) and Mary Zilba (writer, producer, singer, and TV Star whose credits include Bravo TV's Real Housewives of Vancouver). "As a fan of Mary Zilba and Fiona Forbes' TV and digital projects, I was excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with their company LadyPants Productions to create best-in-class content for our upcoming marijuana themed website Potent.Media," said Jeremy Frommer, CEO of Jerrick Media. "With cannabis being legalized for medical and recreational use in many parts of the country, it has become a more relevant and widespread topic for our targeted digital media audience making it a potentially large revenue generating opportunity. We expect to launch Potent.Media, on our Forum content management platform in June of 2016 and look forward to providing fun, insightful, provocative, and cutting edge content geared toward the marijuana community."
Jerrick Media is a digital media and technology company creating a disruptive alternative to the traditional. The Company was co-founded by former RBC Capital Executive and Wall Street veteran, Jeremy Frommer, and his long-time friend and business partner, movie and television producer, Rick Schwartz, whose credits include Black Swan, The Departed, and the Spike TV Series Lip Sync Battle. The creative team at Jerrick Media will premiere Potent.Media.
Zilba and Forbes, founders of LadyPants Productions, said of their collaboration, "We're absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with Jerrick Media on the production and distribution of this digital series. It's exciting to be creating content for this cutting edge, disruptive, and very important new genre. This is just the beginning in helping to pioneer programming within the multi-billion dollar marijuana industry, whether for medicinal or recreational purposes. The landscape of the marijuana business all around the world is just getting started and we are so excited to be a part of it."
About Lady Pants Productions:
LadyPants Productions is comprised of the dynamic duo Fiona Forbes and Mary Zilba. Fiona is an award winning TV host and producer with almost 20 years of TV producing and hosting experience, having interviewed over 30,000 people during the course of her career hosting her hit talk show in Vancouver, Canada. Mary's experience in the TV biz spans over 25 years. A multi-faceted writer, producer and on-air talent, Mary's work extends from an ABC affiliate in Ohio to executive producer/writer/host of a popular entertainment series in Florida to Los Angeles as a series writer/producer. Most recently Mary is known as a star in one of Bravo's most successful franchise reality series. She now spends much of her time between LadyPants offices in LA and Vancouver creating content. With the combined experience and chemistry of Fiona and Mary, LadyPants Productions is an unstoppable, multifaceted, content producing TV powerhouse.
About Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc:
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (JMDA) is a digital media company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, producing and distributing premium digital media across multiple platforms for multiple targeted demographics. Its portfolio of brands rests upon a single creative business vision delivered thorough its proprietary technology platform forum. All verticals are overseen by the same team and ideology, focusing primarily on revenue conversion as the premise behind all published material. Vintage styles are contemporized for a new audience, but follow proven guidelines of management; all content is meant to challenge, inspire and enlighten.
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