Your Inside Connections

Happy Friday! Here’s a look at what you may have missed this week.

We’re starting this week off with some laughs and giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “Morris From America.

This heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin centers on 13-year old Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas). He has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star.

To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin.  Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.

Watch it today on DIRECTV CINEMA, before it hits theaters August 19.

Are you ready for the season finale of the AT&T Original Series, KINGDOM?

KINGDOM is a story about family, loyalty, ambition, glory, lust, betrayal and the rawnerve needs and desires that inspire people to greatness or drive them to unthinkable treachery. The series takes place in Venice, California and is set against the gritty backdrop of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Tune into Audience Network this Wednesday at 9 PM EST to find out what happens on the big finale.

What if you could share your passion for food and travel with others throughout the world? Tastemade brings these passions to life through a global, mobile sharing network. Join the tastemakers as they travel the globe to discover hidden gems and local favorites.

AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) helps brands like Tastemade optimize their application for users at different places around the globe to stay connected. Developers with Open Path used AT&T’s ARO to make sure the Tastemade app was as efficient as possible for users to share food and culture around the world.

Stay tuned to learn more about how Tastemade is using “the Power of &” to be both local and global.