Bestow TV renders award-winning creations in a range of video media offerings. Bestow’s original offering, Creative Continuity, is a comic book/pop-culture interview show that opened the door to many more shows on the channel. Cos-Tunes embraces a cinematic approach in the presentation of amazing cosplays in montage form. Additional works include: ConRewind, Mr. Lobo Does, Troma Tour 5000, Creative Continuity's Bonus Content, Specials and so more!  Bestow TV records many of its programming from events, such as Dragon*Con, Wizard World Conventions, Reed Pop shows  (New York Comic Con, C2E2 and more), Baltimore Comic Con, Katsucon, Otakon, Awesome Con, and Retro Con. Better TV. Best TV. Bestow TV.

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Otakon 2017 is presented in the only way Cos-Tunes knows how; in a beautiful music montage. Cos-Tunes brings a whole new set of cosplay and cosplayers with a new cinematic look at the community and the show that brought them together for the weekend. Join us in the presentation of cosplay from Anime, Manga, Video Games, Comic Books and much, much more from some of the most talented people.

Otakon 2017

Cos-Tunes returns to Otakon, Washington DC 2018 and we bring back a beautiful music montage. Cos-Tunes brings a whole new set of otaku cosplay and cosplayers with a new cinematic look at the community and the show that brought them together for the weekend. Join us in the presentation of cosplay from Anime, Manga, Video Games, Comic Books and much, much more from some of the most talented people.

Bestow TV returns to Baltimore's premiere (and final) anime and manga convention, Otakon. We brought a special musical guest to commemorate this event, 331 Erock or aka Eric Calderone. AMAZING cosplay set to killer hard rocking covers of Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan, One Punch Man, Fairy Tail and Tokyo Ghoul.

 

Otakon 2018

Otakon 2016

  • The Classics

    • Dirk Manning's
      Write -or- Wrong part 12 Q&A 2

      Dirk Manning (Nightmare World, Write -or- Wrong) Questions and Answers part 2 for "The 10 commandments of successfully working with artists" a chapter from his book "Write -or- Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics". Recorded at Motor City Comic Con 2013.

    • Creative Continuity S1
      Mac Walters, Tom Riley & David S. Goyer

      Episode 32, Season 1, of "Creative Continuity" puts SSV Normandy to dock on the Citadel as commander Mac Walters gives us the scoop to space exploration. Writer to BioWare's Mass Effect 2, 3 and 4 games as well as Dark Horse Comics Mass Effect: Foundation.

      The Premiere of Round Table with the Starz features Actor Tom Riley (Leonardo Da Vinci) and Creator/Writer/EP David S. Goyer on season 2 of Starz original series, "Da Vinci's Demons".

      Finally some departing words with "Antiques roadshow" appraiser of collectables, Gary Sohmers. All recorded at New York Comic Con. This is a 2019 updated reissue.‎‎

       

    • Mr Lobo Does
      Valentine's Day Part 2 - Decorations & Cards

      Part two the trilogy of love of Mr. Lobo Does Valentine's Day - Decorations & Cards. Hmmm.... another clear cut title...

      A love story not directed by John Hughes or Judd Apatow. A romantic comedy not acted by Julia Roberts or Katherine Heigl. He was from the wrong side of the tracks. She was fainted amongst the stars. Will they ever find each other? You have seen previous editions of Mr Lobo Does, correct?

       

    • Creative Continuity S1
      Mark Waid

      Episode 31, Season 1, of "Creative Continuity" is one for the law-books as Daredevil scribe, Mark Waid, takes you through his modern works. Recorded at Baltimore Comic Con. This is a 2019 updated reissue.‎‎

    • Bonus Content 2014
      New York Comic Con

      Cos-Tunes origins presents a classic episode: Bonus Content's latest opus returns to New York Comic Con. The epic soundtrack parallels the epic amount of people and cosplayers.

       

    • Dirk Manning's
      Write -or- Wrong part 11 Q&A 1

      Dirk Manning (Nightmare World, Write -or- Wrong) Questions and Answers part 1 for "The 10 commandments of successfully working with artists" a chapter from his book "Write -or- Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics". Recorded at Motor City Comic Con 2013.

       

       

    • Creative Continuity S1
      Herb Trimpe

      Episode 30, Season 1, of "Creative Continuity" spends quite some time with classic artist Herb Trimpe. We cover his career including before Marvel comics, dealing with the draft and the Marvel bankruptcy in the 90s. Recorded at Baltimore Comic Con. This is a 2019 updated reissue.

      In Memory of Herb Trimpe 1939-2015.‎

    • Mr. Lobo Does
      Valentine's Day Part 1 - Care & Grooming

      We kick off the trilogy of love of Mr. Lobo Does Valentine's Day with Part 1 - Care & Grooming. I don't think I can describe the events any clearer than what it's titled.

      A love story not directed by John Hughes or Judd Apatow. A romantic comedy not acted by Julia Roberts or Katherine Heigl. He was from the wrong side of the tracks. She was fainted amongst the stars. Will they ever find each other? You have seen previous editions of Mr Lobo Does, correct?

    • Creative Continuity S1
      J. M. DeMatteis & Bob McLeod

      "Creative Continuity" brings you up to speed on the story of the Phantom Stranger from the man who took over scribing duties from Ray Fawkes's, Justice League Dark, J. M. DeMatteis.

      Following up with inker, artist and co-creator of the New Mutants, Bob McLeod. Recorded at Baltimore Comic Con. This is a 2019 updated reissue.‎‎

    • Bonus Content 2014
      Retro Con

      Cos-Tunes origins presents a classic episode: Bonus Content returns to the convention that "officially" started the series - Retro Con! This episode features: Sergeant Slaughter, the Angry Video Game Nerd, Living in 8 bits/Nerd vs Geek cast and maybe a cosplayer or two.

       

       

Podcast

Join the SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS as the host MR. LOBO of CINEMA INSOMNIA and BESTOW TV producer PAUL SANDERS talk shop, talk pop culture, movies, get weird and try not to get too lost.

 

Sleepless Knights pODDcast

ABOUT BESTOW TV

So you want to know more about Bestow TV?

Bestow TV was started and founded by Paul Sanders, as Bestow Productions in 2004, serving the Central Pennsylvania area their supply of local television commercials.

 

An avid goer to comic conventions, his plan was to someday cross over both passions. In 2013 that became a reality with the series called Creative Continuity. The first season was hosted by journalism major Tommy Zimmer and first episodes shot at C2E2 in Chicago, Illinois. Also in that year a second show was added called Creative Continuity's Bonus Content (or Bonus Content for short). The "original" design for the show was to capture the convention feel at shows that Tommy was unable to attend. However, the show morphed into a cosplay highlight montage in later episodes.

Photo credit: David Deventer

Baltimore Comic Con 2014

Vic's Transmissions: Eddie Satisfied circa 2006

Produced by Bestow Productions

The original homes to the two shows were mainly located at (the now defunct) Blip.tv as well as the original Bestow Productions YouTube channel.

 

Season 2 of Creative Continuity saw 3 show hosts; Yana Aronova, Mark Aronov and Harold Gant. While Bonus Content double upped episodes from 6 to 9 episodes as well as finding it's first People's Telly Award at New York Comic Con.

 

In 2015 Bestow TV was created to separate the commercial works of Bestow Productions from the independent web series work. Creative Continuity moved forward with a single host format with Harold Gant, before taking a hiatus. On the Bonus Content home front, increasing the episodes for the year by 7, while earning another People's Telly for New York Comic con as well as Retro Con. The entire 2015 Bonus Content got recognized by the Telly counsel.

 

With Creative Continuity on hiatus for the year, a relaunch of Byte Sized Creative Continuity takes its place. They're re-edits of season 2 and 3 limiting the episode to one set of interviews instead of a pair - a format that'll carry over to season 4 of the main show.

 

Photos credit: John Beatty

Harrisburg Comiccon 2017

2016 is also the final year for Bonus Content, since the formula strayed away from it's original design. Its final year was a blow out, with a massive 24 episode list ending with a series finale looking back across the 4 year/53 convention span.

 

2017 saw many new projects added to the channel. Cos-Tunes is a cosplay montage series focused on the look and feel of movie trailers. ConRewind is a quick, usuailly single subject, overview. Finally Mr. Lobo Does is a comedy series focusing on Cinema Insomnia's Mr. Lobo and his outsiders view on the world.

 

With the new series Mr. Lobo has picked up hosting duties for a 4th season of Creative Continuity as well as a possible spin off called "Tour 5,000" - starting with Troma studios. He and Paul host a weekly podcast called Sleepless Knights of Insomnia.

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AWARDS & Honors

"Crime Syndicate"

"Spider-Man"

"Zero"

"Piebald Deer with Herd"

"Fawn"

Bestow Productions and Bestow TV participate in several international award competitions and film festivals bringing in over 20 placements, to date.

2019

 

2018

  • 1st place - Sunbury art show - Photo titled "Crime Syndicate"
  • Entrant - Sunbury art show - Photo titled "Spider-Man"
  • Entrant - Sunbury art show - Photo titled "Zero"

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2005

  • Certificate of Excellence - NEPA Addy Awards - "Get Noticed"

 

2002

  • Most Innovative Producer in the Northeast District - Cox Communications

 

2001

  • Academic Recognition - Art Institute of Philadelphia
    Academic teaching structure - Art Institute of Philadelphia - "Embarrassment"

 

2000

  • Best of Quarter (Winter) - Art Institute of Philadelphia - "Where's the Care?"
  • Best of Quarter (Fall) - Art Institute of Philadelphia - "The Making of Redemption"
  • Nomination Best of Quarter (Winter) - Art Institute of Philadelphia - "The Audition"

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