Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Shout Factory TV and Amazon Prime Spotlight Classic TV Talent on THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO


Amazon Prime and Shout Factory TV are now streaming episodes of Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, a 30-minute talkfest dedicated to classic television. The six-episode first season premiered July 1st with the first four of six episodes. Host and author Pilato, and his Television, Ink. shingle, along with Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard ("The Chronicles of Ara"), under their Council Tree Productions banner, are executive producers. Lorie Girsh Eisenberg is the lead producer with Len McLeod. 
"I know of no one in this industry more connected to, or passionate about, the world of classic television than Herbie J Pilato," says Eisenberg. "We want this program to become a historically important document in the world of both art and culture."

Pilato is a prolific author, who has written 12 pop-culture-themed books including his latest, “MARY: The Mary Tyler Moore Story,” as well as "Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door," "Twitch Upon A Star," "The Bionic Book" and “Dashing, Daring and Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.” Pilato, also the Founder of the 501(c)3 Classic TV Preservation Society hosts the new series, where he interviews pop-culture subjects from the world of classic TV. The format will closely mirror Pilato's successful weekly "Throwback Thursday" live events in the Los Angeles area.

Says executive producer Hillard: "Joel and I are thrilled to be in business with Herbie J. The interests of Council Tree Productions, as always, lie primarily with the artistic journey. We want to understand the reality of the business and we aim for this program to speak to everyone who aspires to make a living in the arts, as well as classic TV fans everywhere."

Adds Pilato: "Our team is comprised of amazing talents and visionaries. We all cherish the classic TV wheelhouse and to partner with like-minded professionals on a project that will resonate with so many fans of classic TV and beyond is nothing less than an honor. We are very pleased the show will be streamed by Shout Factory TV and Amazon Prime, and appreciate the opportunity to share the show with their audience.”

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