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WatchVIM launches "Scottsdale," original series showcasing Arizona's diverse talents
By Michelle Talsma Everson - Wednesday Aug 02, 2023
WatchVIM, an Arizona-based streaming platform, has announced the highly anticipated premiere of its first original series, "Scottsdale." Set against the picturesque landscapes of Phoenix and Scottsdale, this captivating drama aims to engage audiences while showcasing the diverse talents of the region. The scripted drama series is scheduled to launch on August 3rd, 2023, with a grand premiere event at the Majestic Tempe Movie Theater from 8 PM to 11 PM.

"We are proud to introduce 'Scottsdale' as our inaugural original series. This project exemplifies our commitment to creating compelling and authentic stories while providing a platform for local talent," said Anthony Newsome-Bawn, Managing Director at WatchVIM. "Our audience can expect a captivating narrative that resonates with the spirit of Arizona."

Written by Anthony Bawn, "Scottsdale" draws inspiration from actual events rooted in Arizona's history. The gripping storyline revolves around a wealthy desert family from Scottsdale embroiled in a scandalous drug war that threatens their prosperous business. With its engaging storytelling and powerful performances, "Scottsdale" promises to be a must-watch experience.

The cast of "Scottsdale" features an ensemble of talented actors and actresses, many of whom hail from the Phoenix metropolitan area. Among the local talents are Kelice Weber from Phoenix, AZ; Carin Counihan from Surprise, AZ; Mark Whitis from Phoenix, AZ; and Adrianna Licitria from Scottsdale, AZ. These exceptional artists bring their unique skills and deep connections to the region, enhancing the authenticity of the series.

"Scottsdale" will have its grand premiere on August 3rd at the Majestic Tempe Movie Theater. The red-carpet event will commence at 8:00 PM and continue until 11:00 PM, providing attendees with an unforgettable evening of entertainment and celebration.

"Being part of 'Scottsdale' has been an incredible journey," said actor Carin Counihan. "Bringing to life a story rooted in my hometown and collaborating with a team dedicated to authentic storytelling has been truly rewarding."

"Scottsdale" is a collaborative venture with the Arizona Film Commission, reflecting the growing trend of film productions relocating from Los Angeles to Arizona. This aligns with WatchVIM's broader vision of decentralizing film production and strengthening regional industries.

The series executive producers include Anthony Bawn, Gerrod Lucas, Jay A. Coleman, Reginald Wilson, Nathan Lee, and Donta Morrison. The official trailer for "Scottsdale" is now available for viewing on IMDb.

About WatchVIM
WatchVIM, a subsidiary of VIM Media, LLC is a fresh, innovative Video-On-Demand service. This Black-owned streaming platform offers an array of content that appeals to just about anyone. With a nice variety of independent, theatrically released mainstream movies and series; anything from action, to drama, to comedy and reality/unscripted, WatchVIM pretty much has it all. With up to 200 titles and counting, you will find what you’re looking for.