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“TODD MCFARLANE: LIKE HELL I WON'T" ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY KICKS OFF ‘SYFY FAN FEST’ ON JULY 25; ACCOMPANYING EXCLUSIVE CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH GOFUNDME OFFERS LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED MERCHANDISE

-- Produced in Partnership with Tongal, Documentary to be Featured in July 23 SDCC@Home Panel --

New York, NY -- July 20, 2020 – SYFY announces that SYFY WIRE’s first original documentary TODD MCFARLANE: LIKE HELL I WON’T will make its world premiere on Saturday, July 25 from 11PM-midnight ET/PT as part of SYFY FAN FEST. It will also be available on SYFY’s YouTube page, SYFY.com, set-top-box on demand and NBCU’s OneApp. McFarlane exclusively released the full length trailer this morning on his social handles.

TODD MCFARLANE: LIKE HELL I WON’T spotlights the life and career of industry rebel Todd McFarlane, CEO of McFarlane Toys, President of Image Comics and Legendary Artist (Spawn, Venom). From record-breaking artist to adult collectible tycoon, the documentary provides an exclusive in-depth view behind the creative mastermind of Spawn and some of Marvel Comic’s most well-known artwork -- and illustrates McFarlane’s struggles to navigate and upend the status quo in the comic and toy industries. TODD MCFARLANE: LIKE HELL I WON’T is produced by SYFY WIRE through the network’s partnership with online content creation studio Tongal, where they discovered the film's director, David Oster.

In conjunction with the documentary premiere, SYFY has partnered with GoFundMe to host a charitable sweepstakes from July 20 to August 17, where fans can win limited edition merchandise exclusively autographed by McFarlane. Fans can enter by visiting https://charity.gofundme.com/syfytoddmcfarlane and either making a charitable donation, or submitting a sweepstakes entry form. Donation proceeds will benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC). BINC is an organization that aids bookstores, comic bookstores and their employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. For Official Rules and more details, visit here.*

The documentary and McFarlane will also be the center of a special panel at Comic-Con@Home -- SYFY Presents: The Untold Tales of Todd McFarlane. Held this Thursday, July 23 at 5PM ET / 2PM PT on Comic-Con’s YouTube channel, the panel will be also available across SYFY’s platforms later that evening for on-demand viewing. Comic industry greats, Marc Silvestri and J. Scott Campbell, will join in on the excitement while having some fun roasting the man who “raised hell” to get where he is today.

TODD MCFARLANE: LIKE HELL I WON’T kicks off SYFY FAN FEST – a week-long on-air celebration of fandom airing from Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, August 2, jam-packed with exciting new SYFY specials, series and movies. In addition to the McFarlane documentary, SYFY FAN FEST includes the anticipated Season 4 premiere of cult fave WYNONNA EARP (Sunday, July 26 at 10PM); a special extended episode of the new hit series SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE (Thursday, July 30 at 11PM); a SYFY WIRE AFTER DARK original special (Saturday, August 1 at 11PM); super awesome movie marathons, and more. All times ET/PT.

“TODD MCFARLANE: LIKE HELL I WON’T” ASSETS:

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Legal residents of the 48 contiguous US or DC who are 18 or older. Begins July 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM ET and ends August 17, 2020 at 10:00 PM ET. Limit 50 entries per person during the Sweepstakes. Kickstarter Spawn Toy prize will be available by or about March 2021. To enter, and for Official Rules, odds, and prize details, visit https://charity.gofundme.com/syfytoddmcfarlane. Sponsor: Universal Television Networks.

About SYFY:

SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About SYFY WIRE:

SYFY WIRE is the premier editorial brand for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Featuring up-to-the-minute news and passionate discussion and analysis, SYFY WIRE covers the latest in genre-focused movies, TV, books, comics, video games and more. Find SYFY WIRE online at www.syfy.com, on air on the SYFY network, and at a ‘con near you!

About Tongal:

Tongal is the ultimate platform for content creation that gives networks, studios, and brands access to a global community of remote creators to simplify and scale content development. The company connects the best and brightest creative talent to opportunities in a virtual online production studio. Tongal's product and technology power the entire creative process end to end to bring undiscovered, great ideas to life through branded content, original content and advertising made on the Tongal platform.

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