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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While you take the moment to recharge your power ring Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern Corps, Tomb Raider, Darkness/Superman) will share some war stories from Sector 2814. Recorded at Motor City Comic Con. This is a 2019 updated reissue.

 

 

Tyler Kirkham (2013)

Dirk Manning (Nightmare World, Write -or- Wrong) gives you  part 1 of "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.

Stan Lee comes to Creative Continuity. Nuff said! Recorded at Motor City Comic Con. This is a 2019 updated reissue.

 

Dirk Manning's
Write -or- Wrong part 1

Stan Lee (2013)

The Classics

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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

"Piebald Deer with Herd"

"Fawn"

Photo credit: David Deventer

Baltimore Comic Con 2014

Photos credit: John Beatty

Harrisburg Comiccon 2017

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AWARDS & Honors

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

2019

Official Selection - WRPN.TV Film Festival; Tight Short  - "Mr. Lobo Does Procrastination"

1st place "People" category - Lewisburg art show - Photo titled "Crime Syndicate"

Honorable Mention "animal" category  - Lewisburg art show - Photo titled "Fawn"

Entrant - Lewisburg art show - Photo titled "Piebald Deer with Herd"

Entrant - Inconnu Festival ; Short  - "Mr. Lobo Does Procrastination"

Entrant - Philly Sketchfest Film Festival; Short  - "Mr. Lobo Does Procrastination"

Entrant -  Los Angeles CineFest; Web Series - "Mr. Lobo Does Procrastination"

Entrant -  Los Angeles CineFest; Music Video - "Cos-Tunes Going Home: Kirby Krackle"

 

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

Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest - "Bonus Content Finale"

Honorable mention in editing - International Film Awards - "Bonus Content NYCC 16"

Bronze Award - The People's Telly Awards - "Bonus Content NYCC 16"

Bronze Award - The People's Telly Awards - "Bonus Content Baltimore Comic Con 15"

 

2016

Silver Award (Top Honor) - The People's Telly Awards - "Bonus Content RetroCon 15"

Bronze Award - The People's Telly Awards - "Bonus Content NYCC 15"

Bronze Award - The Telly Awards - "Bonus Content 2015 series"

(pieces representing the season: C2E2, Otakon, RetroCon, Baltimore Comic Con
& Wizard World Philadelphia)

 

2015

Silver Award (Top Honor) - The People's Telly Awards - "Bonus Content NYCC 14"

 

2012

Bronze Award - The Telly Awards - "Kinetic Typography 2010"

Silver Award of Distinction - Communicator Awards - "Kinetic Typography 2010"

 

2011

Bronze Award - The People's Telly Awards - "Kinetic Typography 2010"

Gold Award - The Pixie Awards - "Kinetic Typography 2010"

Gold Award - EMPixx Awards - "Kinetic Typography 2010"

Platinum Award (Top Honor) - EMPixx Awards - "Touch Trailer"

               (joint production with Arch Nemesis Entertainment)

 

2010

Gold Award - EMPixx Awards - "From the Ground Up"

Bronze Award - The Telly Awards - "From the Ground Up"

Silver Award (Top Honor) - The People's Telly Awards - "From the Ground Up"

 

2009

Silver Award of Distinction - Communicator Awards - "From the Ground Up"

 

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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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.

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.

 

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.

"Crime Syndicate"

"Spider-Man"

"Zero"

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