LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#bestcostumes–Here are the best costume choices for grown-up entertainment fans celebrating Halloween. This year the top dress-up picks pay tribute to the year’s proliferation of entertainment choices from streaming shows across every screen that served as a welcome diversion from pandemic life. ClixTV®, a pop cultural barometer, has compiled the costume leaders for your Halloween events.
- Squid Game: Masked guard or sweat suited gamer. (Netflix)
- Ted Lasso: Mustachioed Wichita football coach Ted Lasso hired to manage an English soccer team. Jason Sudeikis (Apple TV+)
- Cruella: The rebellious early days of the notorious, fashionable villain played by Emma Stone. (Disney+)
- Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: Social media’s bad boy boxing champ Paul or his competitor UFC Champ Tyron Woodley (CBS Sports, Showtime PPV or ClixTV for fighters’ interviews)
- Cinderella: Starring Camilla Cabello in the contemporary musical remake. (Amazon Prime Video)
- Halloween Kills: Masked monster Michael Myers played by James Jude. Jamie Lee Curtis and Kyle Richards also star. (Theaters and Peacock)
- Many Saints of Newark: Cop a New Jersey Mobster attitude as young Tony Soprano played by Michael Gandolfini. He’s the son of the late James Gandolfini who starred in the award-winning original The Sopranos. (Theaters and HBO Max)
- Black Widow: Slip into the Avengers’ role of fictitious Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson (Disney+)
- The Crown: Real life royals. (Queen Elizabeth through the years played by Claire Foy and Olivia Colman) (Netflix)
- Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop, jazz and R&B musical from the hit Broadway show of America’s founding fathers. (Disney+)
“Halloween parties this year across America will be a feast of fun, frivolity and entertaining choices. A welcome break from the sobriety of the daily headlines,” observed Los Angeles psychologist, Dr. Karen Dean Fritts, PhD, LMFT. She weighs in on the importance of popular culture in society: “As we observe entertainment choices, both the types and styles of storytelling, it is an important way to take society’s ‘Emotional Temperature.’ It is a needed desire to escape while connecting deeply by having a collective entertainment experience.”
ClixTV, committed to making what to-watch a fun, fast, and free experience, is available on every platform in 120 million over-the-top (OTT) television homes.
“Our team had a Halloween ball worthy of Cruella and Cinderella putting together our new list of costume suggestions for streaming entertainment fans searching for a new look this year on the killer characters of the top films and episodic series on Roku, Apple TV, LG and Samsung Smart TV’s, Amazon Fire and other streaming services,” said Stacy Jolna, ClixTV Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, who is dressing for Halloween as James Bond. “ClixTV features behind-the-scenes and “sneak peeks” of leading video streamers as well as emerging entertainment talent in unique comedy, global adventure, cool cooking, “Celebrity Sweat” fit tips, eSports tricks and much more.”
Adds Dr. Karen Dean Fritts, “The decades may change, technology may deliver a large buffet of entertainment, but human nature and the desire for storytelling that delivers momentary escapism remains a constant. Entertainment through storytelling, music and art is a vital human need. It enables people to shift focus, restore, refuel, and regulates our system. Allowing ourselves to ‘take a delicious deep breath and fully enjoy’ the buffet is a healthy form of self-care. We can more readily return to the daily realities of LIFE more refreshed and revitalized.”
ClixTV Leadership Team
Edward M. Sullivan is ClixTV founder and CEO. He is a recipient of multiple Emmy Awards and Telly’s for his entertainment industry marketing and branding as head of Pittard-Sullivan, which launched and re-launched over 200 channels worldwide, including CBS, ABC, Fox, HBO, Discovery Communications, and DirecTV. Sullivan was a catalyst in driving viewers to specific programs and networks for distributors, studios, content creators, and advertisers. His company also worked closely with Jolna developing the brand and network-like interface for personal video recorder company TiVo and Microsoft’s WebTV.
Stacy Jolna, founder and Chief Marketing Officer, is the recipient of multiple News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the Cannes Lion and the Peabody Award. He has worked at the crossroads of media and technology for three decades. As a founding executive team member of TiVo, another successful industry disrupter, Jolna helped propel the company from concept to successful IPO and billion dollar market capitalization. He served as Chief Marketing Officer building the iconic TiVo brand and running point on investments by nearly every major media company. He served as SVP and General Manager of News Corp/TV Guide’s Digital TV Group. A successful broadcast journalism executive prior to going digital, at Time Warner/CNN he was Senior V.P. and Senior Executive Producer for Special Reports and launched award-winning “CNN Presents”.
Patricia Sullivan, founder and Chief Creative Officer, is an award-winning entertainment industry entrepreneur who built several production and post-production companies from concept to multi-million dollar exits. A veteran Hollywood producer, her innovative productions helped launch networks and TV shows globally. Patricia has created movie trailers driving opening weekend box office revenues beyond the $100 million mark for studios such as Disney. Patricia’s work has been honored with top awards including ATAS (Emmy), NY Film Festival, Monitor, Belding, BDA, Houston Film Festival, Gracie and Telly.
Bill Bradham, founder and Business Development Officer, is a veteran business advisor and strategist, successfully counseling over 250 small, medium and large companies. Counseling Protron Electronics, the Company drove revenues of $800 million in worldwide sales in its first fiscal year. Proficient in knowledge of how to grow a company’s business via effective market research, marketing, branding and sales programs, Bill builds teams, negotiates and raises funds. Bradham has negotiated over $13 billion in business contracts, raised over $600 million for various business ventures, and over $130 million for various national charitable causes.
ClixTV is a multi-platform streaming company at the crossroads of entertainment, e-commerce and technology. It is free and available on every screen, including over 80 PLEX channels. It is in 120 million homes via over-the-top (OTT) and reaches 100 million online viewers monthly, and millions of viewers on ClixTV.com as well as millions of users on its apps on Android and IOS. ClixTV excels in short-form, bite-sized video episodes featuring social media influencers, celebrity athletes, chefs, comedians, eSports commentators, adventurers, and more. It’s range of content spans Hot Trends, Extreme Sports, Fashion & Lifestyle, Travel & Adventure, Funny, Food & Wellness, Fitness, Kids Stuff, and more. ClixTV is also a promotional champion of top series and movies on major streaming platforms, making it simpler for viewers to find what they want to watch and subscribe to leading streaming services. ClixTV is an immersive, direct-to-consumer brand experience where viewers can watch, shop and earn ClixTV cash rewards redeemable for brand products or for charities they support.
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