3 A.M. Thoughts Web Series Accepted to OTV

FOR BETTER named to the 2019 OTV series 4 programming lineup

CHICAGO – 3 A.M. Productions’ three-episode web series, FOR BETTER, has been accepted to OTV’s 2019 series lineup.

FOR BETTER will be part of OTV’s fourth year of distribution and programming that focuses on intersectional television. “I’m really so proud, excited and honored to have FOR BETTER in OTV’s lineup this season,” said 3 A.M. co-founder and FOR BETTER creator, Ashley Lackinger. “This is a testament to the hard work of so many talented individuals that made this series come alive.”

On Wednesday, May 15, OTV will premiere FOR BETTER’s first episode at Reunion Chicago at 2557 W North Ave along with a few other shows that have been picked up for distribution. A time is yet to be determined and tickets will be made available at an upcoming date.

FOR BETTER features 10 minute or less inclusive rom-com, rom-dramedy episodes based in Chicago that hopes to shed a light on the reality of sharing your life with someone and the many reasons we stay with the ones we love, for better or worse; but mostly for better. 

The focus of FOR BETTER is to showcase the unique specificities different couples face together, as well as our shared similarities across race, gender, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Programming for OTV’s fourth cycle officially begins on Thursday, April 4 from 5-8 p.m. where the non-profit will host Open Television Tonight at MCA Chicago. There, three to four first episodes of other projects selected for the cycle will debut followed by a Q&A with artists live-streamed to Facebook. On April 10, 17 and 24 from 5-8 p.m., OTV will continue its screenings at the Chicago Cultural Center.

3 A.M. Thoughts is a Chicago-based production company that tells compelling, thought-provoking and personal stories with a focus on empowering intersectional and underrepresented artists. 3 A.M. partners with filmmakers, actors and artists of all skill levels to foster growth and achieve goals through content creation.

OTV (formally known as OpenTV) is a non-profit platform for independently produced web content with a focus on intersectional stories and creators. It supports Chicago artists in producing and exhibiting indie series. Some shows that have been and are streaming include Brown Girls, The T and You’re So Talented.