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Cynical private investigator Joss Washburn has seen the worst that humanity has to offer and thinks that nothing can surprise him. But a simple missing person's case changes all of that as Joss finds himself playing a key role in a struggle that has gone on for centuries. This gritty series combines Biblical references, Classical and Celtic mythology to create a world where the fairy tales are real and were never intended for children.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical tragicomedy miniseries in three acts, produced exclusively for Internet distribution. Filmed and set in Los Angeles, the show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring supervillain; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest.
The movie was written by writer/director Joss Whedon, his brothers Zack Whedon (a television writer) and Jed Whedon (a composer), and writer/actress Maurissa Tancharoen. The team wrote the musical during the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The idea was to create something small and inexpensive, yet professionally done, in a way that would circumvent the issues that were being protested during the strike. On October 31, 2008, Time magazine named it #15 in Time's Top 50 Inventions of 2008. It also won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Online Sensation", and the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. In the inaugural 2009 Streamy Awards for web television, Dr. Horrible won seven awards: Audience Choice Award for Best Web Series, Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series, Best Writing for a
The Booth At The End is a 2010 drama series. The series includes two seasons, so far, consisting of 5 short episodes each. It was created by Christopher Kubasik, directed by Jessica Landaw and starring Xander Berkeley. The series asks one question: "How far would you go to get what you want?" The series originally ran from August 27, 2010, on the Canadian network Citytv.
The series follows the storylines of several characters who visit a mysterious figure in the corner booth at the back of a diner. Each character has heard rumors that this Man is able to grant desires, provided that a task is performed. Upon receiving the task, the Man's only other demand is that the character continually update him on his or her progress. Once the task is complete, the character's desire is always fulfilled.
Played by Xander Berkeley, The Man sits in the far corner booth of a diner. Characters who approach him with a specific desire are given a task. If you complete the task, the desire is always fulfilled. Often, progress towards the completion of the task also results in progress towards realization of the desire. A further demand is to be updated on the thoughts and feelings of the characters
Freddie Wong (born September 13, 1985) is an American filmmaker, musician, VFX technician and competitive gamer. He maintains two popular YouTube channels, "freddiew" and "freddiew2". He is the older brother of fellow YouTuber Jimmy Wong.
Wong graduated from Lakeside School. He then attended and graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Wong owns and manages Overcrank Media, a Los Angeles based media production company specializing in feature film and online video content, having produced an independent film titled Bear. Wong met his future collaborator Brandon Laatsch in college. They have collaborated with various Hollywood artists, and with video game development companies.
Wong competed in the World Series of Video Games in Dallas in July 2007. He won first prize in the Guitar Hero 2 competition, playing the song "Less Talk More Rokk" by Freezepop.
During MTV's "Gamer's Week" celebration in November 2007, Freddie appeared as a guest on Total Request Live. Participating in the program with his newly-formed band Hellanor Brozevelt, Wong was part of a country-wide search to find the best Rock Band ensemble. After receiving tutelage from
The Guild is an American comedy web series created and written by Felicia Day, who also stars as Cyd Sherman (aka Codex). It premiered on YouTube on July 27, 2007. Seasons two though five webisodes premiered on Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace, Zune Marketplace, and MSN Video. The webisodes were later made available on the official Guild website, YouTube, and iTunes. According to Day, Microsoft's business model changed after season five; Day wanted to keep ownership, so the episode premieres moved to Day's YouTube channel Geek & Sundry. The webisodes are also available via DVD and streaming on Netflix and Hulu.
The show revolves around the lives of a gamers' online guild, The Knights of Good, who play countless hours of a fantasy MMORPG video game entitled The Game. The story focuses on Codex, the guild's Priestess, who attempts to lead a normal life after one of her guild-mates, Warlock Zaboo (Sandeep Parikh), shows up on her doorstep.
Joss Whedon credits The Guild as one of the inspirations for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which also starred Felicia Day.
The sixth season premiered on Geek & Sundry on October 2, 2012.
The Guild was inspired and written by Felicia Day, a
Assassin's Creed: Lineage is a series of three short films based on the Assassin's Creed II video game. The films are made by Ubisoft and the first episode was released on 26 October 2009 on YouTube. The films have a promotional goal for the game as well as an attempt for Ubisoft to make its first step in the film industry.
The films are directed by Canadian film director Yves Simoneau.
The story is a prequel to the video game Assassin's Creed II. It centers on Giovanni Auditore, the father of the game's main character, Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
Giovanni is an Assassin living in 15th-century Italy during the Renaissance. At this dawn of a new era, a conspiracy is being plotted by one corrupt family to overthrow the powerful Medici family and destroy a unified Italy. As an Assassin, Giovanni must face this threat and bring the guilty parties to justice. The story introduces the situation before Assassin's Creed II, and the enemies of both Giovanni and his son Ezio.
In the city of Florence in 1476, the Assassin Giovanni Auditore monologues on how, hidden behind the enlightenment of the Renaissance, corruption, betrayal and murder are rife, but that in order to preserve justice, honor
Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager is an American comedy fan web series created by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan, who writes, directs and appears in the series, which parodies Star Wars. The show's central character is Chad Vader, the day-shift manager at the fictional supermarket Empire Market, who clashes with his customers and employees. Initially produced for Channel 101, the project was canceled after only two episodes were released. However, Yonda and Sloan decided to continue the story and the project achieved significant popularity following its airing on YouTube. It is largely filmed in Madison, Wisconsin at Willy Street Cooperative. The show has received several awards, including an Official Star Wars Fan Film Award.
The "Empire Market" scenes were filmed on location at Willy Street Co-op, Madison, Wisconsin.
The first season follows Chad and his interactions with his co-workers. He admires his boss Randy, acquires Jeremy as an apprentice, hazes Lloyd and dates Clarissa. After troubles with Clint, Chad is moved to the night shift, where he meets Weird Jimmy, before quitting his job at Empire Market. After unsuccessfully working briefly at a number of jobs, he returns to Empire
CollegeHumor is a comedy website owned by InterActiveCorp and based in New York City. The site features daily original comedy videos and articles created by its in-house writing and production team, in addition to user-submitted videos, pictures, articles and links. In early 2009, CollegeHumor's editorial staff wrote and starred in their own TV show, The CollegeHumor Show, on MTV. CollegeHumor is operated by CHMedia, a New York company that also owns Defunker, Sports Pickle, and Jest (formerly Today's Big Thing (also owned by IAC)).
CHMedia is also a partner of the website BustedTees, an online clothing website.
Many of its staff also operate the sister website, Dorkly, centering on video games and video game parodies in the vein of College Humor.
The site was created in 1999 by Josh Abramson and Ricky Van Veen and with help from web developer, Jakob Lodwick. Abramson and Van Veen were high school friends from Baltimore, Maryland. Site traffic averages over 7 million monthly unique visitors, according to Quantcast direct measurement. According to Fox News, "[We wanted to start] an advertisement-based business," Abramson said, "because at the time the advertising market was pretty
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Epic Meal Time is a Canadian YouTube cooking show known for creating extremely high-calorie meals, generally out of meat products (with particular emphasis on bacon) and including alcohol (especially Jack Daniel's). It debuted in October 2010, and since then has started to release an episode every Tuesday. It is hosted by Harley Morenstein and a group of his friends. They are now represented by The Gersh Agency and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, and have signed with Internet television network Revision3. Epic Meal Time won the 2011 Shorty Award in the Food Category.
The series began in Montreal, Quebec, the group's place of origin, but recently, episodes have been filmed in California, where several guest stars, such as Tony Hawk and Smosh, made appearances.
The idea for Epic Meal Time was created when a friend filmed Morenstein eating a Wendy's hamburger that contained six beef patties and eighteen bacon strips to the theme song from The Terminator. They posted the footage on YouTube, where it gathered thousands of hits. They decided to film the first episode of Epic Meal Time, titled "The Worst Pizza
Fail Blog (typeset as FAIL Blog) is a comedic blog website created in January 2008.
FAIL Blog chronicles disastrous mishaps and general stupidity in photos and video. Users can upload a picture of someone (or something) failing at an activity, and have the option of captioning it with the words "fail", "epic fail", "X Fail", or "X; You're doin' it wrong" (X being the activity at which the subject has failed). There are also multiple sites under the FAIL Blog brand, including Failbook (which features FAILs on Facebook), Ugliest Tattoos, There, I Fixed It, and Memebase.
In January 2008, FAIL Blog was launched, with a picture of a warning sign featuring a drawing of a baby stuck in a stroller as the site’s first upload. The site grew steadily in popularity; in May 2008, FAIL Blog was sold to Pet Holdings Inc. (now Cheezburger Inc.), becoming part of the Cheezburger Network. Ben Huh notes that FAIL Blog "really started to take off when the financial industry decided to — ahem — fail." As an example, at a Senate hearing in September 2008, a demonstrator held up a sign reading “FAIL” behind Henry Paulson., the former Treasury secretary, and Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show is a weekly interview program hosted by comedian and impressionist Kevin Pollak and streamed over the Web on UStream. The show airs live every Sunday at 3pm PST from the Mahalo.com studio in Santa Monica, California. Episodes are then archived on the show's official website, KevinPollaksChatShow.com, as well as on iTunes or at ThisWeekIn.com. The show premiered on March 22, 2009, with guests LeVar Burton and Samm Levine.
The show typically opens with Pollak at the table speaking directly to the viewers, which can consist of a simple introduction, an anecdote, a joke, this portion also includes sidebars with head writer, Jaime Fox, and side kick, Samm Levine. The majority of the show is taken up with long-form interview segments, typically with actors, writers or comics. Initial episodes would feature 2 hour-long interviews, though for the last hundred and counting, the show has limited itself to one guest per episode, averaging two hours in length. There are also a number of "games" Pollak plays with his guests, created by Jaime. Some of these include "Who Tweeted," which Samm hosts and reads 8 tweets, one at a time, all of which were written by either
LG15: The Resistance (September 20, 2008—December 12, 2008) was a web television series produced by EQAL that took place within the LG15 Universe. The series was first announced on July 4, 2008 via the official behind-the-scenes LG15 blog, Inside. It premiered on September 16, 2008 at the New York Television Festival, and was first uploaded for public viewing on September 20, 2008.
The show continued upon the mythology established by lonelygirl15 and KateModern. Two main characters from the lonelygirl15 series, Jonas (Jackson Davis) and Sarah (Alexandra Dreyfus), were also carried over. Daily content was provided in the form of video blogs, images, text blogs, and other information posted daily from the characters at LG15.com. On the following Saturday, all of the content from the previous week was compiled into one 6 to 10 minute episode to end that week's "chapter".
LG15: The Resistance also marked the debut of a new LG15.com website. On September 8, 2008, two-hundred members of the LG15 community were invited to participate in a private beta of the new website. One week later, on September 15, it was officially released. The new LG15.com utilizes social networking capabilities
LMFAO are an American electropop duo consisting of Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy, born September 3, 1975) and SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy, born August 23, 1986). Redfoo is SkyBlu's uncle, as Redfoo's father, music mogul Berry Gordy, is SkyBlu's grandfather. RedFoo and SkyBlu both grew up in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood Pacific Palisades, where they formed the group LMFAO in 2006. On September 21, 2012, the duo announced that they are on hiatus.
The duo has said that its original name was Sexe Dude (read as "Sexy Dudes") and that the two subsequently changed it at the advice of their grandmother. While "LMFAO" is a common Internet slang abbreviation for "Laughing My Fucking Ass Off", in this case it stands specifically for "Laughing My Freaking Ass Off".
LMFAO began their career performing as part of the electro club scene in Los Angeles, which at the time featured DJ/producers like Steve Aoki and Adam Goldstein. The duo started building a local buzz through their shows and radio play. Once they had recorded some demos, Redfoo's friend will.i.am introduced them to Interscope head Jimmy Iovine who gave the green light for them to be signed to Interscope/will.i.am Music.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy is an American web series anthology adaptation of the fictional universe of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise that debuted on Machinima.com's YouTube channel on April 11, 2011.
The show's premise originated with director Kevin Tancharoen's short film entitled Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, portraying the original game's story in a realistic way, a concept he eventually submitted to Warner Bros. seeking the green-light for production on a re-imagined Mortal Kombat film. Warner Bros. declined to back the film, despite the attention and positive fan reception, but Tancharoen did receive the go-ahead to shoot the web series.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy takes place before the events of the original game and tells the background stories of several characters from the franchise, culminating in their reasons for participating in the upcoming tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, on which the first game was based. The episodes in the anthology are non-linear with minimal continuity, and each devoted to the story of a specific character or characters.
On June 8, 2010, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth surfaced on YouTube amid confusion about its origins and intentions. Written, directed and
Philip Franchina or Franchini (born December 1, 1985), better known by his stage name Philip DeFranco or by his YouTube username "sxephil" is an American video blogger and YouTube celebrity, who is most notable for The Philip DeFranco Show, usually abbreviated PDS, a news show where DeFranco presents a news article, or "newsy type stuff and things" as DeFranco calls it, and then gives his opinion about it. His videos are centered on current events, politics and celebrity gossip in which he gives his opinion, usually presented in an ironic manner and with frequent jump cuts to create a fast-paced feel. He has over 900 million views, and over 2 million subscribers, and is the 17th most subscribed YouTuber as of March 13, 2012. His second YouTube channel, "PhilipDeFranco", includes a series of vlogs which he calls "The Vloggity".
DeFranco started his YouTube channel in 2006. His large audience led to his winning of a Spore Creature Creator contest and Wired's Sexiest Geek of 2008 award, both open access online polls.
Philip Franchina was born in The Bronx, New York, United States. He was a University of South Florida student. He was a biology student at Asheville-Buncombe Technical
Riese: Kingdom Falling is a science fiction-fantasy series which debuted online on November 2, 2009 (under the title Riese: The Series). The series is about a traveller named Riese, a wanderer, who flees across the wartorn lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Hunted by a terrifying religious group, The Sect, Riese must evade the assassins that have been sent to kill her and discover their true objective.
Riese is co-created by Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff, and produced by Galen Fletcher and Nicholas Humphries. Production of the first five episodes was completed on Sept. 2, 2009. The first chapter went online during the fall of 2009 and was very successful, so that a second chapter was developed. This drew Syfy's attention: Syfy digital owned by NBC Universal decided to buy the broadcasting rights.
The cast of Riese includes actors and actresses from other notable science fiction and fantasy television series, such as Stargate and Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping; Sanctuary's Ryan Robbins and Emilie Ullerup; Stargate Universe's Patrick Gilmore and Peter Kelamis; Stargate Atlantis's Ben Cotton; Battlestar Galactica's Alessandro Juliani and Smallville's Allison Mack.
Syfy started airing
The Legend of Neil is a comedy web series distributed by Comedy Central's partner Atom.com and is a parody of the Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda. Sandeep Parikh of The Guild fame directs the series. Tony Janning writes for the series, and acts as the title character Neil. Felicia Day and Mike Rose, who have worked with Parikh on the set of The Guild, appear as recurring characters.
The series follows Neil, who is sucked into the world of The Legend of Zelda while playing the game. As he travels Hyrule he is mistaken for the hero of the game, Link. The series is "full of self degrading, foul humor", such as when Neil is being sucked into the game he is masturbating and strangled himself with his NES controller.
The series began as a four-minute YouTube video posted in 2007. The video went viral, receiving several million views. Its popularity led to Atom.com financing a web series based around the video.
The first season was released in 2008. According to Fox Business before the premiere of the second season, "With nearly one million plays, the hit Web series by creator Sandeep Parikh built one of the Web's most enthusiastic fan bases in 2008." In the run-up to the August 2009
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, including stations owned by NBCUniversal. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. It later moved to Stage 1 on the nearby Warner Bros. lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen has broadcast in high definition. The show has won 32 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2011. A new season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show started on September 10, 2012 marking Ellen's 10th season.
The program combines comedy, celebrity and musical guests and human-interest stories. The program is not characterized as a tabloid talk show, nor does it involve experts giving advice in regards to personal relationships.
The program often features audience participation games where prizes are awarded. During her Twelve Days of Giveaways promotion, audience members receive roughly $1,000 worth of prizes on each of twelve episodes.
Because the show has become so popular, not all who arrive hoping to see a taping can fit into the studio, so an
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele (stylized as ADELE), is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Her career in the US was boosted by a Saturday Night Live appearance in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele released her second album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equalling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. The album has also helped her receive numerous other awards, including two Brit Awards and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK; in the US the album has held the top
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.
Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994. She also produced 3 Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles top 3 hits, "Fallin'", "If I Ain't Got You" and "No
Auto-tune the News is a U.S. web series popularized by Brooklyn musician Michael Gregory and later the band The Gregory Brothers. The Gregory Brothers digitally manipulated recorded voices of politicians, news anchors and political pundits to conform to a melody, making the figures appear to sing. The group achieved mainstream success with their Bed Intruder Song video which became the most watched YouTube video of 2010. The series has continued to focus primarily on political material, while many of the non-political videos have been given the new branding Songify This.
Michael, who graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in music and a concentration in recording and production, first created a "debate musical" using footage of the first presidential election debate of 2008 titled "Debate Highlights—in song and dance." This early effort did not use the Auto-Tune software to manipulate the voices of the presidential candidates in the video. His brother Evan, a music major at Swarthmore College '01, encouraged Michael, who had prior experience with Auto-Tune, to attempt to use the software in his next video to make the political figures appear to sing along with
Barely Political is an online video and entertainment website that creates politically themed satirical music viral videos and parodies. It was created in June 2007 by founder Ben Relles and debuted its presence on the internet in the music video "I Got a Crush...on Obama", starring Amber Lee "Obama Girl" Ettinger. The YouTube channel has now been seen over 1.5 billion times online.
Barely Political has created numerous videos featuring many political aspects, including the military, news media, and also inviting some of the 2008 presidential candidates to be featured in a video, including former Senator Mike Gravel.
In October 2007 Barely Political was bought by Next New Networks, for an unknown amount, which in turn was acquired by YouTube in spring 2011. Herb Scannell, co-founder and CEO of Next New Networks, stated, "With BarelyPolitical, we've added a team that can grow our reach to a very important audience — one that likes their politics with a healthy serving of humor — timed perfectly with the upcoming 2008 election season."
Currently Barely Political features the hit show The Key of Awesome which has been viewed over 500 million times and featured in Entertainment Weekly,
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an interview series on Funny or Die hosted by Zach Galifianakis. Zach conducts interviews with popular celebrities between two potted ferns. The show is filmed to resemble a low-budget amateur production fit for public-access television. He maintains an awkward and sometimes antagonistic demeanor with his guests, asking them bizarre and inappropriate questions mixed with off-handed non sequiturs. Episodes have included segments in which Galafianakis awkwardly interrupts his guests to promote a stick deodorant.
Discussing the show on ABC News Now, Galifianakis said "The sycophantic way that Hollywood machine runs -- it's fun to make fun of it. That's how 'Between Two Ferns' started." Guests aren't told what will happen in advance according to Galifianakis, "They sit down, they agree to come. There is no discussion beforehand...It just happens, no real prep, no organization whatsoever." He said "inappropriateness is really fun to me...That is kind of the take on 'Between Two Ferns' -- inappropriate humor."
The show started as a short film on Scott Aukerman & B.J. Porter's Fox sketch pilot "The Right Now! Show," a spin-off of their Comedy
The Gregory Brothers are a US musical group that characterise their music as "Country & Soul, Folk & Roll". Members include Michael Gregory on drums and vocals, Andrew Rose Gregory on guitar and vocals, Evan Gregory on keys and vocals, and Sarah Fullen Gregory (Evan's wife) on bass and vocals. They are most famous for their creation of musical viral videos, most notably the Auto-Tune the News series, which includes the "Bed Intruder Song". The three brothers, originally from Radford, Virginia, moved to Brooklyn, New York in the mid-2000s and met Sarah in the local music scene. The four formed a band in 2007.
The group released their first EP, Meet the Gregory Brothers!, on May 29, 2009. Village Voice music writer Ben Westhoff characterized the effort as "a lounge-y, refreshingly sincere slice of blue-eyed soul", and Jake Frazier of PopSense praised the work, claiming that it "[brought] more to the table than the other 1000+ songs [in his music library]". Westhoff opined that "unfortunately, many of the Brothers' new fans have no patience for anything that's not 'Auto-Tune the News'", though the group itself takes a broader view of its fans' tastes, believing that "there will
Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films including Heavyweights, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, Tropic Thunder, Greenberg, Madagascar 1, 2, and 3 and Night at the Museum 1 and 2. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.
Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $73 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.
Stiller was born in New York City. His father,
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their following studio album Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.
Having adapted nu metal and rap metal to a radio-friendly yet densely layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album Minutes to Midnight (2007). The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third-best debut week of any album that year. The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types in their fourth album A Thousand Suns (2010), layering their music with more electronic sounds and beats. Their most recent work Living Things (2012) combines musical elements from all of their
The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, commonly known as The LXD, is a web series about two groups of rival dancers: The Alliance of the Dark who are the villains and The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, the heroes, who discover they have superpowers referred to as "the Ra" through their dance abilities. The entire story takes place over hundreds of years, beginning in the 1920s up to the year 3000.
The series is written, directed, and produced by Jon Chu who says he was inspired to create the series by Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Smooth Criminal" music videos and by the dancers he met while filming the movie Step Up 2: The Streets. He describes the show as "balletic", "operatic", "high quality" and a "Justice League of dance." The series is choreographed by Christopher Scott and Harry Shum, Jr. with assistant choreography by Galen Hooks. Members have a wide variety of specialties including hip-hop, krumping, contemporary, tricking, popping, b-boying, jazz, tap, and ballet. All of the choreography and stunts are real; there are no special effects or wire work and the entire series is shot on location without the use of green screens.
50% of the sales of the official LXD t-shirt
Lilyhammer is a Norwegian-American television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a New York gangster trying to start a new life in far away Lillehammer in Norway. The first season premiered on Norwegian NRK1 on 25 January 2012 with a record audience of 998,000 viewers (one fifth of Norway's population), and premiered on Netflix in North America on February 6, 2012, with all eight episodes being available in full for streaming on the service. Lilyhammer is the first original series by Netflix.
A second season has been commissioned, but due to Van Zandt's ongoing tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band it is unknown when production will start. Ted Sarandos of Netflix said at NAB Show that Lilyhammer will return for a second season.
Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), a former underboss of New York's Italian Mafia, is put in the witness protection program after testifying in a trial in the United States. Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer, Norway; intrigued by the town when he saw television images of the 1994 Winter Olympics, he chooses to start his new life as Norwegian-American immigrant Giovanni Henriksen.
He soon befriends teacher Sigrid, whom he
The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks is an American web series from AMC. It premiered in three sub-15 minute episodes on August 22, 2011. The series marked the first production for AMC's Digital Studios, which co-released the program through Hulu. It starred Adam Goldberg as the title character and Jeffrey Tambor as his psychiatrist.
Early in each episode, Arthur sits in a session with his therapist, rehashing his latest sexual encounter. Arthur is a successful theater director who is working to stage an elaborate play that mirrors his dysfunctional love life. Arthur has run-ins with barely legal teens, over-emotional actors and surprise escorts. Aided by his therapist, and friend, Chandler Brown (Pete Chekvala), he attempts to navigate through this complex love life (and, accordingly, his on-stage meta-life).
The Young Turks is a Progressive Internet news and political commentary program via live web stream and YouTube, as well as a weeknight news and political commentary program airing on Current TV. It was Sirius Satellite Radio's first original talk programming. The Young Turks claims to be the first Internet TV news show and the world's largest online news show. Video of the show is streamed daily on their website and available as a podcast. The show offers Internet-only video content via their YouTube channel, which in the month of April 2012 averaged 250,000 views a day, and over 750 million views since December 2005. As of 21 September 2012 there are more than 809 million video views on their Youtube Channel. The Young Turks offers a paid members-only Postgame Show, an Internet only wrap-up show.
On December 5, 2011, an hour-long weeknight television version of The Young Turks premiered on Current TV. To differentiate itself from the web series, the TV series is billed as The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur.
Cenk Uygur was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and at the age of eight his family moved to New Jersey, in the United States. He began a talk show in the mold of a public-access
Web Therapy is an improvised online (and later, television series) starring Lisa Kudrow as Fiona Wallice, a therapist who has conceived of a new form of therapy: the titular "web therapy".
Fiona Wallice is a therapist who has conceived of a new "modality" of therapy: the titular "web therapy". In her estimation, the traditional "50 minute hour" version of therapy gives people too much leeway to talk about irrelevant things. By dramatically shortening session time, she hopes to get results more quickly. Her sessions take place via webcam over the internet using Skype. They are taped in the hope of attracting investors into promoting her new technique as a worldwide therapy option.
A dark comedy, much of the humor revolves around Fiona's obvious self-interest and how it overshadows her legitimate ability to suss out people's issues quickly and effectively. (For instance, in "Sibling Ribaldry," she manages to completely clarify a couple's romantic emotional issues in thirty seconds but does so only to bring them around so she can then film them discussing more trivial sexual issues that are more shocking.)
In April 2010, Showtime announced plans to adapt the online episodes for
Jake and Amir is an American comedy web series created by and starring CollegeHumor writers Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, and set in New York City. The two play humorous versions of themselves: Jake is depicted as a usually sensible "regular guy", and Amir as his annoying, obsessive and odd co-worker, the pair acting as a comic double act. The series began on May 23, 2007, and new videos are currently posted every Tuesday to CollegeHumor's website and the series' Tumblr blog. The series won a Webby Award in 2010.
Jake and Amir is one of CollegeHumor's longest-running series. The series began with Hurwitz and Blumenfeld making short comedic videos on their own; though both of them were CollegeHumor employees, the videos were just a hobby, posted on Vimeo. As they grew more popular, CollegeHumor began incorporating them into its website as an original feature, collaborating with the pair to create further episodes.
The series generally takes place at Jake and Amir's desks, though occasional episodes will move to other parts of the office or even a different location altogether. Some episodes have a common theme or MacGuffin that the episode revolves around (i.e. buying a guitar,
Red vs. Blue, often abbreviated as RvB, is a set of related comic science fiction video series created by Rooster Teeth Productions and distributed through the Internet and on DVD. The story centers on two opposing teams of soldiers fighting a civil war in the middle of a desolate box canyon (Blood Gulch), in a parody of first-person shooter (FPS) games, military life, and science fiction films. Initially intended to be a short series of six to eight episodes, the project quickly and unexpectedly achieved significant popularity following its Internet premiere on April 1, 2003. The fifth season of the original Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles series ended with episode 100, released on June 28, 2007. Three mini-series—Out of Mind, Recovery One, and Relocated—and the three-part Recollection trilogy containing the full-length Reconstruction (2008), Recreation (2009) and Revelation (2010) series (Seasons 6-8) have extended the plot. Project Freelancer beginning with Season 9 (2011) follows two separate stories: a continuation to the Recollection trilogy and a prequel set before the events of The Blood Gulch Chronicles. The two stories are continued in two further mini-series—MIA
Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC. is a production studio located in Austin, Texas of the United States that specializes in the creation of live action shorts, animated pieces and machinima, or films created using real-time, interactive engines from computer and video games. The name Rooster Teeth is a euphemism for Cockbite, an insult used in one of the group's trailers. Originally, the group ran a website called drunkgamers.com, a reviewing site in which Burnie Burns, Gustavo Sorola, and Geoff Ramsey reviewed video games while drunk to try to get games from video game developers. Burnie Burns also created voice-over-enhanced gameplay videos of Bungie Studios' popular first-person shooter video game Halo: Combat Evolved. Eventually, these videos led to the creation of Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles, an award-winning comedic science-fiction series that was announced in May 2002, premiered on April 1, 2003 and ended on June 28, 2007, with the release of episode 100. Red vs. Blue gained a huge fan base and, while it is still ongoing and continues to be the main focus of Rooster Teeth's work, they have also branched off into numerous separate projects, including live-action
Video Game High School is an action/comedy internet web series by Rocket Jump Studios. It was written by Matthew Arnold, Will Campos and Brian Firenzi and directed by Matthew Arnold, Brandon Laatsch and Freddie Wong. The series stars Josh Blaylock as Brian D, Johanna Braddy as Jenny Matrix, Jimmy Wong as Ted Wong, Ellary Porterfield as Ki Swan, and Brian Firenzi as The Law. Rocket Jump Studios describes it as "a show about best friends, first loves, and finding that perfect head shot."
The series is set in the near future wherein video gaming elevates its best players to stardom by its position as the world's most popular competitive sport. One such celebrity gamer is 'The Law', a master first-person shooter (FPS) player. His fame is so great that a news channel invites him to play a match live on national television; owing to the random selection of the server- and thus the players- on, and with, which to play, he effortlessly kills his opponents. Growing bored, he tries ever more risky ways of killing, and all goes well until a lucky shot from Brian, an ordinary highschool student, kills him. This fortunate shot earns Brian international fame and gains him a place at the 'Video
Wilfred is an Australian comedy television series directed by Tony Rogers, produced by Jenny Livingston and starring Jason Gann, Adam Zwar and Cindy Waddingham. Created by Zwar, Gann and Rogers, it was based on their award-winning 2002 short film and later adapted to a series. The story follows the lives of the eponymous dog Wilfred, his owner Sarah, and her boyfriend Adam, who sees Wilfred as a man in a dog suit.
Two seasons were broadcast on SBS One – the first in 2007 and the second in 2010. The series won three AFI Awards and was nominated for a Logie.
Independent Film Channel acquired the international broadcast rights to the original two seasons of Wilfred in 2010. A U.S. version premiered on the cable channel FX on 23 June 2011.
Two of Wilfred's creators, longtime friends Jason Gann and Adam Zwar, met at the University of Southern Queensland in 1990, where Gann studied acting and Zwar studied journalism. Adam Zwar later met future co-star Cindy Waddingham and director Tony Rogers in September 2001 while filming a commercial for HBA health insurance (he was the buck-toothed client who sprayed the slogan "Three for free").
The idea that became Wilfred came from a late-night
Wong Fu Productions is a Taiwanese American and Chinese American filmmaking group composed of Wesley Chan (born April 27, 1984), Ted Fu (born October 26, 1981), and Philip Wang (born October 28, 1984). The trio met at the University of California, San Diego in 2004 and produced a number of music videos and short films released on their website and later YouTube before establishing a professional media company, Sketchbook Media, after their graduation. Their works have been featured at a number of national and international film festivals, including the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.
As of September 27, 2012, Wong Fu Productions' YouTube channel has over 1,200,000 subscribers and over 201 million upload views.
According to Philip Wang, Wong Fu Productions was unofficially established in 2001 during his high school junior year at Northgate High School (Walnut Creek, California). Wang mainly utilized his family's digital camcorder to film school projects in collaboration with classmates. The name Wong Fu is a nickname that Philip was given when he was in the seventh grade. In his first year as an undeclared freshman
Office shenanigans are at an all time high with "Work Related"! Meet the 30-something, comically-angry Arnold McKenzie played by Adam "A.C." Connie and the cute and lovable Terrance Lett played by Spencer Harlan: They are best friends who run a staffing agency, Jobs Inc. Helping people is their passion and they will let no one, not even themselves, get in their way.
Adam "A.C." Connie (Creator, Producer, Director & Writer) came up with "Work Related" after having a dream where he and a friend were trying to help Jane Curtain find a job. Having no experience in the world of entertainment, A.C. enlisted fellow comedian Shashank Maruvada and actor/comedian Spencer Harlan. Soon after, the production of the web series gained steam and a lot of support, and became what you see before you today. Follow us over the coming weeks through the story of Arnold and Terrance, and their dream to create the ultimate recruiting firm, Jobs, Inc. Support Work Related and share it with your friends!
Season one was funded out of pocket by A.C. and Shashank and now the show is looking to its audience to help create season two. A Kickstarter campaign is currently taking pledges until late September. Anyone interested in supporting the show can go to www.workrelatedtv.com/support-work-related to learn more. Supporters will be rewarded with items including; DVDs of season one, t-shirts, walk-on role opportunities, producer credits and more.
The cast includes fellow Dallas/Fort Worth area comedians and actors who portray the motley crew of Jobs Inc. First there's the payroll department which consists of Rob Jowles and Steve Mount, played by Keith Manning and Jeffery Jay, respectively. They are two accountants who were set up and sent to a minimum security prison for a white collar crime. The two walk around the office extorting coworkers via "fees and fines". Then there's recruiter number one, Paul Bhatt played by Shashank Maruvada. He's the straight laced, tight-ass who hates unprofessionalism and things that aren't work related. Katharine Franco plays recruiter number two, Rosalyn Rosetti. She's sexy and willing to do what it takes to get the job done, especially if it upsets Paul. Kerry McCormick plays Jobs Inc's business analyst, Ginger Love. She was hired by accident and has a temper; What a combination? Debbie Tate plays the receptionist, always smiling and ever pleasant Linda Bournes. Lastly there's Simon Galvan played by Nathan Guerra. Simon slaps people.
Episode 1 - The Pilot
Episode 2 - The Proposals
Episode 3 - The Regrets
Episode 4 - The Inappropriates
Episode 5 - The Aspirations
Episodes of Work Related can be seen on the show’s official website, www.workrelatedtv.com. Season two is currently in production.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty ( /riˈɑːnə/ ree-AH-nə or /riˈænə/ ree-AN-ə; born February 20, 1988), known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian recording artist and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna began her career when she met record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003. At age 16, she came to the United States to pursue a recording career and began recording demo tapes under Rogers' guidance. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for Jay-Z.
Rihanna rose to fame following the release of her debut album Music of the Sun (2005), which peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart and features the Billboard Hot 100 top five hit single "Pon de Replay". In less than a year, she released her second studio album, A Girl Like Me (2006), which peaked within the top-five in the United States, and produced her first Hot 100 number one single, "SOS". Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad released in May 2007, spawned the international hit singles "Umbrella", "Don't Stop the Music", "Take a Bow" and "Disturbia", with an additional four singles being released. The album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung
The Nostalgia Critic is a web television series starring Doug Walker as the eponymous reviewer. The series initially launched on YouTube in 2007 before moving to an independent site, That Guy with the Glasses, run by production company Channel Awesome.
The show involved the Nostalgia Critic, often referred to as simply the Critic or NC, reviewing mostly nostalgic media in a negative (but humorous) manner. This mostly concerns movies and television series from the 1980s, '90s, and early 2000s but he had on occasion made exceptions for movies and television series that were released before 1980 and after 1999.
Most of his reviews were for films that were critical failures, although he has negatively reviewed some critical and audience successes such as Moulin Rouge!, Signs, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Walker announced on September 14, 2012 that The Nostalgia Critic had ended its run as a weekly show, but noted that the character is not entirely dead, and will occasionally reappear.
The series focuses on the eponymous character, an ill-behaved, insulting, sarcastic, foul-mouthed critic raised by pop culture. The Nostalgia Critic usually only reviews movies that were
$5 Cover is an online series created by filmmaker Craig Brewer and produced by MTV and is a fictional series created to complement the documentary series "$5 Cover Amplified". The 15-part series debuted in May 2009 and feature artists from the city of Memphis, Tennessee, including Alicja Trout, Clare Grant, Jeff Pope, Amy LaVere, Al Kapone, Valerie June, Jack Oblivian, Brad Postlethwaite of Snowglobe, Muck Sticky, and Ben Nichols of Lucero. Each episode explores living and making rent in the historical, and still very active, Memphis music scene.
The show is described in MTV's official press release:
"$5 Cover is a rough-and-tumble show set in the clubs, all-night cafes and no-tell motels of present-day Memphis. The series follows a cast of young musicians as they fight for love, inspiration, and money to pay the rent."
The show aired on MTV as 30-minute episodes and on MTV.com as short webisodes.
The show aired with a series of companion documentaries called "$5 Cover Amplified".
00Bama on Atom is pretty much what you expect; a web series about our 44th president moonlighting as a secret agent. Where SNL has failed in stretching sketches into feature length movies, 00Bama seems to have succeeded at turning a pun into a simple, slick, and fun web series. It was a refreshing choice by the talented writer / director Todd Berger to mimic high-end action movie like the Jason Bourne franchise. Most web series that ironically embrace shoddy production and ultimately collapse under the weight of their self-indulgence. Speaking of self-indulgence, how ‘bout that last sentence? Episode one (episode one) is a great example of how Berger maximizes the premise of the series. A simple interrogation scene of a would-be terrorist lets the audience see the 00Bama character in action with out much plot getting in way. Consequently, the two subsequent episodes suffer a bit because of a too much plot. »
- Josh Weiner
Justin Drew Bieber ( /ˈbiːbər/ BEE-bər, born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, entrepreneur, investor, and actor. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber's videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with entertainer Usher Raymond in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bieber was signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive L.A. Reid.
His debut extended play, the seven-track My World, was released in November 2009, and was certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber's first full-length studio album My World 2.0, was released in March 2010. It debuted at or near number-one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the worldwide top-ten single "Baby". He followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer. She is known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.
Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, "Naturally", "Who Says" and "Love You Like a Love Song" and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.
In 2008, Gomez was designated as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Her net worth is estimated between $4 million and 5.5 million.
Gomez was born in Grand Prairie,
Smosh is a web-based comedy duo consisting of Ian Hecox (born November 30, 1987) and Anthony Padilla (born September 16, 1987). Padilla first began posting flash movies on Newgrounds in early 2003, under the name Smosh. He was later joined by his friend Ian Hecox. Soon afterward they began to post videos on YouTube in the autumn of 2005 and became one of the most popular channels on that site, with more than 5.4 million subscribers and 1.7 billion video views as of October 2012.
Seven Smosh-related channels exist on YouTube, though only four are very active. The base "Smosh" channel, where both Hecox and Padilla post their skits and other videos, has new videos every Friday. From "IanH" (used at first for vlogs and other non-scripted videos), the pair upload their side series "Ian is Bored" on Mondays and "Lunchtime with Smosh" on Thursdays, while their associate performer Mari does "Smosh Pit Weekly" videos on Saturday. On "ElSmosh", the duo uploads old episodes on Wednesdays and new episodes on Sundays that have been dubbed over in Spanish. "Shut Up! Cartoons" airs a number of animated series, created by different animators, it uploads videos on weekdays. "SmoshGames" uploads
You Suck At Photoshop is a series of online Photoshop tutorials with adult-themed humor designed by Matt Bledsoe and Troy Hitch of the Big Fat Institute for Advanced Interactive Design; hosted at My Damn Channel. The show started as a one-off parody of instructional videos and became popular almost overnight; since its debut in December 2007, the first episode alone has received over 4.2 million views on YouTube, over 600,000 on My Damn Channel, and garnered national attention in Time Magazine.
Episodes typically star fictional Photoshop user Donnie Hoyle, who demonstrates tools and techniques in Photoshop, usually on a Macintosh computer. Donnie is a person with severe and chronic personal problems relating to his job, his relationships and disintegrating marriage; various legal problems, career and emotional problems; which tend to weave themselves into the narrative to dark comedic effect. Each episode's title card is further distinguished by a different misspelling which can be interpreted as part of the joke of each episode or is spelled so as to suggest an off-color reference. Further clues to Donnie's state of mind can probably be inferred from the ever-changing desktop
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (/ˈstɛfəniː dʒərməˈnɑːtə/ STE-fə-nee jurr-mə-NOT-ə; born March 28, 1986), known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of 2007. During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution.
Lady Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". After embarking on the The Fame Ball Tour, she followed the album with The Fame Monster (2009), which spawned the worldwide hit singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro". The Fame Monster's success allowed her
Niko et Justine s'apprêtent à unir leur vie. Inspirés par «les fameux voisins» Serge et Hélène, ils décident de se payer l'ultime "enterrement de vie de couple": l'échangisme! Mais attention... arriveront-ils à réaliser leurs 11 fantasmes tout en conjuguant les préparatifs du mariage? Deviendront‐ils accros comme Viviane et André? Voilà ce que nous réserve la toute nouvelle saison de 11 règles!
Known as the last great race on the earth, the Iditarod is an
1150-mile sled dog race across the most dangerous and extreme
terrain of Alaska. Fifty-eight year old Kathy Frederick is one of the
oldest female rookie competitors to ever compete in this treacherous
race and I, Leslie Morgan will be documenting her journey.
Kathy left a very cozy and successful life as a lawyer in
Pennsylvania to move to Alaska to live out a lifelong dream of
competing in the 2010 Iditarod. The race is the longest dog sledding
race in the world and more than 1/3 of the competitors don’t finish the
race. The web series will document Kathy’s journey the three months
leading up to the race in March of 2010. You, the viewer will get to
experience her journey with daily blog updates and web posts. Using
live streaming, users can watch Kathy in real time and ask her
questions about her training. Will Kathy be able to fulfill her life long
dream and actually cross the finish line? You’ll just have to watch what
happens to find out.
13 Minutes to Midnight stars the beautiful Erika Smith, Rachael Robbins (Screaming Dead, Terror Firmer, Bad Biology), Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately), Liz Roman, Donato Crowley and Jessica Hall (E! Networkâ€™s The Morning Show). Be sure to look for a special celebrity cameo by Perez Hilton in the second episode. The project was directed by Peter Capozzi and produced by Ray Manzella & Philip Fagen.
"2 28" is based on a once anonymous blog that was started on February 28th, 2008.
The blog chronicled the day to day emotional roller coaster of suddenly testing positive for HIV. From an onslaught of doctor visits, an out of control viral load and a deteriorating relationship, the blog became a means to divide the fear, destruction & hopelessness that life had suddenly become into an outlet for which there was a degree of separation from the negativity & depression the virus built around it.
The web series evolved from this blog and attempted to stay true to the journalistic nature of the entries while maintaining the emotional immediacy that the new world and turns of events created.
Intercut with the visuals & spoken entries is a simple story of a small boy who enters the narrator's life much in the same way as the news of HIV: sudden & without purpose or logic.
The boy soon plays as a metaphor to the fragile, unstable nature of the virus and, much in the same way, how the narrator navigates this ongoing relationship and finds balance between destruction & harmony becomes a delicate & seemingly insurmountable objective.
"2 28" strives to recreate a modern visceral & American experience of fear, questioning & hope that is brought on by this now thirty year old pandemic.
In a generation racing to change the world, these twentysomethings are pacing themselves. Aspiring writer Angela Curtis blogs about her group of friends, only to find she, they, and possibly her entire generation, aren't really that interesting.
“20 Years of Tall Tales” is the title of the web series THE BLACK CROWES will roll out starting Tuesday, August 3, the street date for CROWEOLOGY (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records), their first-ever double album of all-acoustic material with new arrangements of their best-loved songs and deep cuts.
Starting Saturday, January 19th at 9:00AM PT, for 24 straight hours during the Sundance film festival, our contestants will compete to complete a series of tasks, as announced by hosts Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Rose, in real-time. The entire event will be broadcast online via live video. Fans from around the world can watch, interact, and view content from across the social web, aggregated at 24hoursatsundance.com.
30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust is a 6-part miniseries that was released on FEARnet.com and FEARnet On Demand that acts as a sequel to the movie 30 Days of Night. Set one month after the events in the movie, the series focuses on Sara Maguire, a nurse who is attacked by a vampire and slowly transforms into one. She is tracked down by Nick Maguire, her brother, Gina, an FBI agent, and George Fowler, the vampire hunter from 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails.
The show opens with George Fowler (Andrew Laurich), a CDC prisoner, shown writing a six letter/digit code on his chest then burning a piece of paper. When he finishes, an image of a vampire briefly flashes near him. A prison guard comes to the cell and informs him that he will be moved to maximum security prison. George goes straight up to the bars and implores him not to take him outside of the prison as the vampires chasing him are waiting for him. The guard informs him that this is the punishment he gets for beheading people.
The scene changes to Sara and Nick Maguire (Christopher Stapleton) at their apartment. Nick, a police officer about to resign, is going through some stuff in a box and looks at some newspaper articles
"30 Days with Charice" allows fans a rare up close and personal look at the day to day life of the international pop phenomenon as she crisscrosses the world during her recent promotional tour for her self-titled debut album.
A Day in the Life is a 2011 internet television documentary web series, distributed by Hulu as its first original long-form programming venture. The first season includes six episodes starring Morgan Spurlock, whose production company, Warrior Poets, produced the show.
Spurlock is known for Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and 30 Days. Hulu is jointly owned by NBC Universal, News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Providence Equity Partners and the Hulu team. Spurlock produced the show with his production partner, Jeremy Chilnick, through Spurlock's production company, Warrior Poets. Each episode follows a notable person around for 24 hours.
In its recent past, Hulu had ventured into short-form web television original content. The show marks the beginning of what Business Wire describes as a new Hulu initiative to "support creatively and financially the work of independent storytellers". The Huffington Post describes the original programming effort as an opportunity to open the chapter that "sets Hulu on a course of semi-independence, where it can produce shows outside of its parent companies". Previously, Hulu had been known for making repeats of existing content
Afterworld is a computer-animated American science fiction television series created by writer Brent V. Friedman and artist/filmmaker Michael DeCourcey. Its naturalistic future setting, modeled after traditional Western movie motifs, presents an atypical science fiction backdrop for the narrative. Friedman served as executive producer, along with Stan Rogow.
Afterworld premiered in the United States on YouTube and Bud.tv on February 28, 2007 with the production website being launched in May, 2007. The series quickly built a loyal fanbase but did not really take off until August, 2007 when it was 're-released' on MySpace. In conjunction with that release the series was also released in Australia on the Sci Fi Channel, as a mobile podcast, and as a web series on US based Crackle.
The series was also made available by Sony Pictures Television International as 13 half-hour episodes for traditional broadcasters.
After travelling to New York City on a business trip, Russell Shoemaker wakes to find all electronic technology dead and more than 99% of the human race missing. Driven by a need to discover the truth and determined to return to his family, he embarks on a journey to his home in
Ahmed and Salim is an animated web series created by Or Paz and Tom Trager. The series is a satirical parody on religious fundamentalists, or, as the creators define it: "A sitcom about terrorists". It first debuted on the 20 January 2009 and has since become an internet hit with over 2 million views and worldwide fans.
Tom Trager and Or Paz are Israeli animators and comedy writers, born circa 1990. They both write, story board, animate, edit and voice the characters from an apartment in Herzliya. Though the show looks very anti-Islamic at first, Trager and Paz claim to have no real political agenda other than just "making people laugh". The satire in their show is not aimed at Muslims, but at all the fundamentalists who take religion to an extreme place. The two met during a high school film production in 2006 and created web sketches (both live-action and animated) in Hebrew until their big break with Ahmed and Salim in January 2009. Tom Trager is a graphic designer and a satirical columnist and Or Paz is a graphic designer and a video editor.
Another of their series, The Shtreimels, pokes fun at ultra orthodox Jews in a similarly crude manner.
The Jerusalem Post describes the
Alessia Marcuzzi (born November 11, 1972) is an Italian television host and actress.
Born in Rome, she has debuted in Telemontecarlo hosting Attenti al dettaglio and then Qui si gioca, with Josè Altafini, in the 1991/1992 season. In March 1992 also presented the kids show Amici mostri. In the 1992/1993 season hosted the intertainment sho Novantatrè, with Umberto Smaila. Has appeared in RAI televisions in 1994, with Gigi Sabani, in Il grande gioco dell'oca. In 1994 also debuted as actress in the movies Chicken Park, directed by Jerry Calà, and Tra noi due è tutto finito.
She started working in Mediaset from November 1995 hosting the Italia 1 Saturday afternoon program Colpo di fulmine, until June 1997. It became a daily show in 1996, because of his great success. Thanks to this program has become one of the most important Italia 1 host; in this period she started hosting the well-known music festival Festivalbar, from 1996 to 2002, with whom she won a Telegatto in 2001, has presented the late night show 8 millimetri with Paolo Brosio and, from 1997 to 1998, the afternoon show Fuego!. She also presented the primetime show Mai dire Gol, from 1998 to 2000, with Ellen Hidding and the
Alive in Baghdad is a weekly news video blog, or vlog, based in Baghdad, Iraq, distributed via website and RSS. They employ Iraqi journalists to produce videos covering various topics on daily life in Iraq following the Second Gulf War, including a piece on citizens trying to protect their neighborhood from insurgent death squads, another on what it is like to be an Iraqi Police officer, and interviews with car bomb survivors. The footage is shot by Iraqis and edited in the United States.
Alive in Baghdad was founded in 2005 by Brian Conley, a 26-year-old American journalist and filmmaker. After a year of preparation (including learning Arabic and studying Iraqi culture and history), Conley went to Baghdad to equip and train a small team of Iraqis to produce a new short film every week on the subject of daily life in Iraq.
The website has survived on donations from foundations and individuals. Staff in Iraq receive a small salary. US staff are not paid.
Alive in Baghdad was the first of many websites around the world developed by Brian Conley and the company Small World News. Some of these sites include Alive in Mexico, Alive in Gaza, Alive in Tehran and Alive in Afghanistan among
Angel of Death is a web series of eight to ten minute episodes created by Ed Brubaker. The series stars Zoë Bell as Eve, an assassin taking revenge on her former employers, and costars Lucy Lawless. Angel of Death was produced by White Rock Lake Production and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. The episodes were released on Crackle from March 2 to March 13, 2009.
The show is a thriller about the assassin, Eve, who is employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma (knife through her head) while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. As a result of her injury, Eve is driven to seek revenge on those who ordered the hits in the first place—her mob employers.
While developing the story about a cold-blooded killer growing a conscience, Brubaker's original idea for the series was a hitman afflicted with brain cancer, but then remembered watching a scene in an old PBS documentary series where a patient walked into the ER with a hunting knife stabbed right through his skull, and drew inspiration from that for Eve's head injury. Angel of Death is Brubaker's first online series.
The show reunites Lucy Lawless, Ted Raimi, and
The Annoying Orange is an American comedy web series created by former Minnesota film student and MTV production assistant Dane Boedigheimer in 2009. It stars its creator as an anthropomorphic orange who annoys other fruits, vegetables, and various other objects by using crude-humored jokes.
Despite of the show's negative reception, the show's popularity after its first episode has led it to become the subject of a Emmy-nominated TV series, a video game, a range of toys, and a t-shirt line. Other accessories, such as costumes of the series characters, have also appeared on the market.
The show is centered on Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer), who resides on a kitchen counter with other objects such as his best friend Pear, a Bartlett pear (also voiced by Boedigheimer). Other fruits include Passion, a (female) passionfruit played by Justine Ezarik, a grapefruit, a tiny apple known as Midget Apple (though he prefers the name Little Apple), a small marshmallow, and an elderly lemon named Grandpa Lemon, all of whom were not main characters until later episodes. Most episodes consist of Orange heckling other characters until they meet a sudden and gruesome end, usually by
Anyone But Me is a live-action, web television drama which first aired in 2008. The show is in serial short-format webisodes, each lasting between six and fifteen minutes, which follow the lives of a group of teenagers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.
Anyone But Me was developed by Tina Cesa Ward and playwright Susan Miller from Ward's original work. Anyone But Me's initial launch and distribution was on Strike.TV. Subsequently it has been offered on its own website and other online video providers such as YouTube and Hulu.
The series centers around the experiences of Vivian McMillan (Rachael Hip-Flores), a sixteen-year-old lesbian whose father's illness prompts the two of them to move from Manhattan to the home of Vivian's maternal aunt in Westchester, roughly 30 minutes away. Vivian attempts to maintain her relationship with her girlfriend Aster Gaston (Nicole Pacent) while enrolling in a new school, negotiating old childhood connections, and establishing a new social circle in what she perceives to be a substantially different environment from her previous home in the city.
As the series begins, Vivian has been living as an openly gay high-school student whose
Arby 'n' the Chief is a comic science fiction video series created by Jon Graham, otherwise known as DigitalPh33r. Arby 'n' the Chief is primarily distrubuted through the Internet and Youtube.
Arby 'n' the Chief is the sequel to Jon Graham's Master Chief Sucks At Halo which was a parody of first person shooter (FPS) games and the Halo series in general. Arby 'n' the Chief portrays the Halo series' main character the Master Chief as an action figure that lives in the real world when his owner, Jon Graham, is not home. The Master Chief is shown playing Halo and losing everytime. Unlike Master Chief Sucks At Halo a new action figure character, the Arbiter (Arby) also from the Halo series appears. The Arbiter is portrayed as smart and intellectual, while the Master Chief is portrayed as ignorant and not intelligent.
In more recent episodes, Cortana has made appearances, most likely becoming a permanent new member of the cast of the "Arby 'n' the Chief" series.
Ask A Ninja is a series of comedy videos about the image of ninja in popular culture available in podcast and vodcast form, as well as in mov and wmv file formats. Only two episodes of the series were released in 2009, seven months apart.
In December 2007, television industry trade magazine TelevisionWeek (www.tvweek.com) reported that Ask a Ninja creators Kent Nichols and Doug Sarine made about $100,000 a month in ad revenue and income from merchandising and licensing from the show. In January 2007 Forbes listed The Ninja as one of the top "Fictional Celebrities" on the web.
The series, created by Los Angeles improvisational comedians Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, features a ninja who answers e-mails from "viewers" (a similar format to Ask Zorbak and Strong Bad Email, which was an influence on Ask A Ninja's creators according to Kent Nichols). According to an interview, Ask A Ninja was originally supposed to be an animated show about two Ninjas living in Orange County.
The episodes feature constant and erratic camera-angle changes, as well as enthusiastic and wild hand gestures by the Ninja. Each episode usually ranges from four to seven minutes, usually ending with Ninja's
Barats and Bereta is a sketch comedy group consisting of Luke Pierre Barats and Joseph Daniel Bereta. Formed in 2003, the duo originally made videos to amuse friends, often combining real and fictional acts. They had met when both were students of Gonzaga University. These videos eventually made it onto their website and onto YouTube. Their viral videos have also earned them the description of an internet phenomenon. They currently have over 385,108 subscribers on YouTube. Views of videos released in 2006 have topped over ten million but more recent videos have failed to generate 500,000 views.
NBC signed them for a one year deal in 2006. Although "This is Culdesac", the sketch comedy pilot they produced, directed, wrote, edited, and acted in under contract, was not picked up by NBC, their next television project, a more traditional sitcom, was. The pilot, however, did not result in the series reaching the air.
Joe Bereta is currently a co-host on SourceFed.
Beauty TV is a broadband television, OTT and mobile TV network that delivers beauty products, information, and beauty TV programming 24 hours a day 7 days a week around the world via multi-platform video content delivery.
Beauty TV is the brainchild of Rob E. Angelino. Rob is the founder and CEO of United Global Media Group, Inc (UGMG). UGMG owns all IP intellectual property trademarks and licenses trademarks for Beauty TV®, The Beauty Network®, The Beauty Channel®, BeautyMD® and HAIRLAB.
Beauty TV is part of the Beauty Network, which operates as the world's first beauty TV network / channel. The company produces content, operates a beauty brand think tank and product development-execution group.
Beauty TV first began gathering content in 2006 for Internet and mobile distribution. The first shows were seen on Thai Mobile and the Manning's in-store TV network. John Paul DeJoria founder of Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron tequila joined the Beauty TV advisory board in April 2008.
The network operates as a content programming & licensing service. It provides traditional television: cable/satellite, in-flight entertainment, broadband video, IPTV, Mobile phones, and on Apple iTunes
Behind the Music that Sucks is an ongoing series of comic pieces produced by, and appearing on, Heavy.com, a broadband entertainment website. The segments feature humorous jabs at pop stars and celebrities. The shorts run approximately three minutes each and employ cutout animation based largely on celebrity photographs and stock images. In addition to the Internet, the series has been broadcast on television in Canada, Japan, Israel, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Conceived as a parody of VH1's popular biography show Behind the Music, Behind the Music that Sucks was created by Dave Carson, a composer, and Simon Assaad, a filmmaker, in 1998. The series consists of segments featuring humorous jabs at pop stars and celebrities. Each segment runs approximately three minutes each and employs cutout animation based largely on celebrity photographs and stock images. After the series became popular on the Internet, Carson and Assaad founded Heavy.com in 1999, where Behind the Music that Sucks became the flagship series. In 2005, production resumed after a three-year hiatus. The program has been broadcast on television in Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom, the United
In another time; in another place; on a planet similar to our own, two classes of people co-exist; the ruling class; Digit-Fingers, and the oppressed, Biscuithands. About 2000 years behind our own history, the Digit-Fingers rule, harshly. There was no hope for the Biscuithands until the fulfillment of a prophesied birth. One man would arise and challenge the injustice with the message of love and peace as his weapons of choice.
Based on the four gospels of the New Testament, Biscuithands, The Animated Musical is comprised of 25 original scores embracing hip-hop, pop, rock, R&B and classical genres.
Boyce Avenue is an American mainstream rock band. It was formed in Sarasota, Florida, by the brothers Alejandro, Daniel and Fabian Manzano. The band is named after a combination of two streets the brothers lived on as children. As of August 9, 2011, they are no longer signed to Universal Republic and have started their own independent record label called 3 Peace Records.
Boyce Avenue formed in 2004 when Daniel moved back to Florida after graduating from Harvard Law School. Alejandro and Fabian were both attending classes at the University of Florida. Both carried on to graduate before leaving the university.
In 2007, Boyce Avenue began posting videos of original music and covers of popular songs on YouTube. Many of these covers have reached over 10,000,000 views and have been released in EPs digitally by 3 Peace Records. While producing the videos for YouTube, Boyce Avenue continued to create original material for their EP, All You're Meant To Be, which was released on March 3, 2008. In January 2009, the band performed a stand-alone sold-out show in New York City at the Mercury Lounge.
With their sights set on connecting with their online fan base, the band turned their attention
Carpool is a web series presented by English actor and comedian Robert Llewellyn. In each episode he interviews a guest while giving them a lift in an eco-friendly car (normally a Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle). The guests are often well-known British television personalities such as Jonathan Ross or Ade Edmondson. However, Llewellyn also interviews less-well-known figures as long as he feels that they will prove to be an interesting subject. The guests have also included Llewellyn's fellow Red Dwarf actors, Danny John Jules, Craig Charles, Chris Barrie and Hattie Hayridge (as well as Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith and Ruby Wax who all appeared in cameo roles in Red Dwarf).
The show is filmed using small cameras mounted within the car, and Llewellyn drives his guest to a destination of their choosing as they talk informally about a variety of subjects. As Llewellyn is driving for the majority of the time it can be difficult to deal with technical problems especially interference from mobile phones.
The TV show, based on the web format, has been developed by RDF. Funded and sponsored by Toyota, Carpool was first broadcast on Dave on 4 November 2010. The deal was planned by
Central Division is a police drama web series about detectives in the LAPD's downtown precinct (known as Central Division). The show premiered on July 20, 2009. Central Division was created by Aleem Hossain and stars Brian Silverman and Clay Wilcox.
A lack of gritty cop shows on television in 2009 inspired Hossain to create one on the internet. He had been a longtime fan of programs like Homicide: Life on the Streets, NYPD Blue, and The Shield. Hossain wrote and directed all four episodes of Season 1, which were shot on June 27, 2009 in Los Angeles.
The first season of the show centers on Detective Alan Edwards (played by Brian Silverman) and Detective Frank Hodge (played by Clay Wilcox) of the LAPD's central division. After leaving an internal affairs interview the two detectives find a body in the trunk of their car and this sets off the major events of the first season.
Season 1 was well received by web media critics:
Tubefilter's review was titled 'Central Division Brings Back the Punchy Dark Cops Show' and had high praise for the show: "Wow. Central Division is one intense cop drama... check this show out, please, you won’t regret it."
Visioweb said "Brian Silverman and Clay
Christina Victoria Grimmie, (born March 12, 1994), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, is a pianist and singer/songwriter known for her covers of hit songs by artists such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and many more. In June 2011, she released her debut EP, Find Me. In June 2012, she told a reporter that she wanted to stop doing covers and start writing only original music. The same month, Grimmie also revealed that she would be working with a new feature band, to be named Rising Tide, which is a teen group originally from her hometown area in New Jersey.
Christina Grimmie is best known for her cover with fellow YouTuber, Sam Tsui, of Nelly's "Just a Dream" which has had about 60 million views between the two official versions of the video as of May 15, 2012. Her first video was "I Don't Wanna Be Torn", originally by Hannah Montana. She first reached YouTube stardom early on with her cover of Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A." on August 2009. Since, she's had over 289 million views and over 1.5 million subscribers on her channel as of May 15, 2012, which has made her the 4th most subscribed musician on YouTube. She also
The Comedy Time Network launched in July, 2004 as one of the first made for mobile networks and has become the global market leader in original comedy content created for wireless handsets or cell phones. In the U.S. alone it is distributed to over 3,500,000 subscribers is one of the most popular mobile channels in the United States. In the U.S. it is available on Sprint, Verizon VCAST, Cingular, MobiTV, Alltel, Amp'd and U.S. wireless. Internationally, Comedy Time is distributed in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, South America, South Africa, the Philippines, Eastern Europe, and Singapore and is rapidly growing its international presence. Comedy Time is also available on broadband as a channel on AOL Video, Google Video, Yahoo!, RealNetworks Superpass, ROO and others.
Comedy Time holds the copyright to this text and permits its use under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
"The making of the mobisode"; Telephony, April, 2006
"Making the Mobisode Economy Work"; Wireless Business Forecast, June, 2006
Comedy Time's SAW III campaign
Google's video blog about Comedy Time
"Best Use in Mobile"; Adweek Magazines, June, 2007
"Hulu launches with Comedy
Common Sense Media (CSM) is a San Francisco based non-profit that advocates on child and family issues, and studies the effects that media and technology have on young users.
Founded by Jim Steyer in 2003, Common Sense Media reviews books, movies, TV shows, video games, apps, music, and websites and rates them in terms of age-appropriate educational content, messages/role models, violence, sex, and profanity, and more for parents making media choices for their kids. Common Sense Media has also developed a set of ratings that are intended to gauge the educational value of videos, games, and apps. The nonprofit's "Learning Ratings" attempt to assess different types of learning qualities within various forms of media. The new rating system was funded in part by SCEFDN's $10 million learning initiative program.
Donations from foundations and individuals and fees from media partners finance Common Sense Media. Today, the organization distributes its content to more than 100 million US homes via partnerships with a variety of traditional and online media companies. Common Sense Media is considered the nation’s largest membership organization dedicated to improving kids’ media lives.
Copy & Pastry is an original comic web series produced by Two Trick Pony Productions. Copy & Pastry follows two roommates who decide to start an online pastry delivery service out of their home kitchen in Berkeley, CA. The first season, consisting of 7 episodes, debuted in November 2009.
Copy & Pastry was created by Tory Stanton and Scott McCabe, who also wrote and produced each of the 7 episodes. The comedy web series follows fictional roommates Tory and Scott whose 'ambitions outpace their resources' in their quixotic attempt to build an online pastry delivery service out of their home apartment. In order to succeed the pair must negotiate the bureaucracy of municipal government; limited funding; nosebleeds; fickle customers; a brush with the biggest star on public-access television cable TV; broken hearts; and a proposed corporate takeover.
According to the Eastbay Express, which reviewed the series in its January 6 edition, 'The whole thing would make for a perfect TV show.' The website alterna-tv.com, which reviews television and new media, said of the show: "Despite a proliferation of original webseries sprouting up on the Internet, it is still somewhat of a rarity to find
David Joseph Colditz (born August 13, 1991), commonly known as Dave Days, is a musician, entertainer and YouTube personality from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, currently living in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his YouTube channel featuring pop-punk covers and parodies of popular songs, as well as original songs. As of October 2012, Days' davedays YouTube channel has 1.4 million subscribers and has had more than 326 million views.
In middle school, Days started playing in bands. He taught himself how to use audio and video production equipment, and while attending Downingtown High School East, became interested in YouTube. He created his davedays YouTube channel on August 25, 2007, which debuted with the release of Chocolate Rain (Pop-Punk Parody), and followed with a series of other videos parodying popular YouTube videos and performers. As "Dave Days", he quickly attracted enough of an audience to become a YouTube partner (earning income from advertisements) and, after just over a year, had over 200,000 subscribers and over 50 million views. One month after finishing high school, Days moved to Los Angeles to pursue music, incorporated himself as Dave Days, Inc., and
David Guetta (born 7 November 1967; French pronunciation: [daˌvid ɡɛˈta]) is a French house music producer and DJ. Originally a DJ at nightclubs during the 1980s and 1990s, he co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007). His 2009 album One Love included the hit singles "When Love Takes Over" (featuring Kelly Rowland), "Gettin' Over You" (featuring Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO) and "Sexy Chick" (featuring Akon), the last becoming a top five hit in the United States and all three reaching #1 in the United Kingdom, as well as another internationally known single called "Memories" featuring Kid Cudi which became a top five hit in many countries. Guetta has sold over three million albums and 15 million singles worldwide. In 2011 Guetta was voted as the #1 DJ in the 'DJ Mag Top 100 DJs' fan poll.
At age 17, Guetta began DJing at the Broad Club in Paris. He first played popular songs, and he discovered house music when he heard a Farley master Funk track on French radio in 1987. The next year, he began hosting his own club nights. In 1990, he released "Nation Rap", a hip-hop
DeAuthThis is a Monthly (to bi-weekly) "home-grown" video podcast about hacking, modding, and any other subject that may be of interest to its viewers. Shows typically last 45 minutes to an hour and contain new and old tech content, as well as user submitted video segments. The show itself is not of long history, but is moving quite fast and becoming more and more popular with each passing episode. It is one of only a handful of shows that allow user submitted video segments into the show. DeAuthThis is notable for its inclusion of user submitted segments and for including an interview with legend John Draper aka Captain Crunch in episode 3 of the show. As of this date DeAuthThis is the only IPTV show that has interviewed John Draper
The show was created in 2010 by Corrosion (real name unknown) the show was inspired by other IPTV shows such as Hak5 along many others. The show was originally to be uploaded in segments of 10 minutes to a Youtube account under the name DeAuthThis, but other account owned by the creator, PSPHeaven had become a Youtube partner, resulting in the release of the episodes under this account.
Contributors to the show have included Famicoman, Moonlit, and
DeStorm Power (pronounced day·storm) is an American YouTube personality, musician and comedian. He is the 64th most subscribed user as well as the 16th most subscribed musician on YouTube. His channel, DeStorm, has more than 200 videos which, together, have been watched more than 150 million times.
Power was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 30. After interning and ghostwriting at Atlantic Records, Universal, and various other record labels, Power set out to establish himself as a performer, using YouTube as a platform to share his singing, songwriting, and production skills with the online community. Power's videos are typically comedic, and also often incorporate rapping and beatboxing. He was an accomplished triple jumper and Master personal trainer, and was notably invited to the Olympic Trials.
Power's YouTube channel, registered under the username DeStorm, has 1,400,000 subscribers, and is used primarily for his musical endeavors. It is currently the 8th ranked music channel on YouTube. "What's up World?"—Power's catch phrase—can be heard at the start of every video. Power often composes and performs covers of well known songs or creates content for major brands such as
Mary Lynn Rajskub stars as Dicki, a quirky 40-year old who still lives with her parents. The series follows Dicki's attempts at finding love and friendship anywhere and anyway she can.
Rajskub played Chloe in FOX's "24" and has also appeared in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Modern Family," and "Flight of the Conchords".
Diggnation was Revision3's flagship video podcast produced weekly. It was hosted by Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht, who had previously hosted TechTV's The Screen Savers together. Its main purpose was to discuss some of the top stories from Digg, the social news and bookmarking website developed by Rose and others. The first episode "aired" online on July 1, 2005. The format of the show usually involved Rose and Albrecht reviewing beverages, mostly beer, but occasionally tea, coffee, hard liquors like Vodka or Whisky at the opening of the show, which they consumed throughout the show, followed by them discussing various Digg stories from the previous week, with often off-topic banter with each other and with producer David Prager and camera operator Glenn McElhose. Both audio and video versions of the podcast are available from Revision3 for streaming or downloading in various formats.
The intro sequence was created by Eden Soto in collaboration with David Prager. It was in development for more than three months, according to Eden Soto's website.
A spin-off show, The Digg Reel ran from January 2008 to September 2010, and was originally hosted by Jessica Corbin, followed by Andrew
Founded in 2009, Dormtainment is a complete entertainment group that brings creative forms of entertainment to pop culture. Six friends established the group with a love for making people laugh through skits and music. From brainstorming the idea to production to post-editing every thing is done in-house. Chaz, Cam, Amanuel, Rome, Mike and Tay all use their specialties in the creating process. From the group’s initiation to current, Dormtainment has a loyal following. Every Sunday at 7 p.m. the group releases a new sketch-comedy skit on their website, Dormtainment.com, or their YouTube channel, YouTube.com/Dormtainment. Each week their videos receive views in the hundred of thousands and their website gets over 200,000 visits a month.
The Bruce family was living the high life until the financial downturn. With two houses in foreclosure, they are cutting costs and tightening their belts. The Bruces have some non-traditional methods for saving money: making their own clothes, raising live chickens, and taking 5 minute showers! Downsized focuses on the family as they adjust to a new way of life… and get creative in their challenging quest to get back on their feet.
The show follows Illeana Douglas in a fictionalized version of herself as she quits her Hollywood acting career and goes to work at IKEA in Southern California to find a normal life.
This groundbreaking, multi-award winning web series is called Easy To Assemble. ETA tells the story of Illeana Douglas as she tries to lead a "normal" life with a "normal" job in a local IKEA. She soon finds she cannot leave Hollywood behind when fellow actress Justine Bateman starts an internet talk show called "40 and Bitter" on the floor of IKEA. Soon, both actresses are expected to add some "show biz sparkle" in this yellow and blue collar comedy.
Illeana Douglas was at the forefront of branded entertainment in 2008 when she in partnership with SXM Productions pitched the show to IKEA, resulting in one of the first branded entertainment series. SXM developed Easy to Assemble and produced the show through season 1. Illeana has written, produced, and starred in four seasons of what Ad Week has called "the most successful branded web series of all time." Each season has its own theme and name. Season 1: Art is What You Make It, Season 2: Co-Worker of the Year, Season 2.5: Flying Solo, Season 3:
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM) and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem's popularity brought his group, D12, to mainstream recognition. In addition to being a member of D12, Eminem is also one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5'9". Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines including the Rolling Stone magazine which has ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The same magazine has declared him The King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. He has sold more than 42 million tracks and 41.5 million albums in the United States, and 90 million albums worldwide.
Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album, The Slim Shady LP. That first album, The Marshall Mathers LP and his third major album, The Eminem Show, all won Grammy Awards,
Fake It Til You Make It follows the exploits of Reggie Culkin, a former child star turned image consultant and his three protégés as they hustle to navigate the façade called Hollywood. Their sole purpose? Do as little as possible and still reap the benefits of celebrity.
Fast Lane Daily, sometimes referred to as FLD, is an Internet-based video newscast about the automotive industry. Fast Lane Daily is part of AutoStream, Inc.. Its first episode first aired on February 17, 2007.
FLD is currently hosted by Derek DeAngelis and runs daily, Monday through Friday. Alex Roy, JF Musial, and Leo Parente have now moved to the DRIVE channel. Past FLD hosts include Tinabeth Piña, Alex Gizela, Carrie Milbank, Michael Spinelli and Ray Wert of Jalopnik.com, Gumball 3000 veteran Alex Roy of Team Polizei, Richard Owens of Supercars.net, and Bullrun rally driver Ashley Van Dyke.
As of July, 2011, FLD has over 87,900 YouTube subscribers and has shot over 1,100 episodes (available on its Youtube channel), one of the highest episode counts for an internet show. Historical view count for FLD on YouTube stands at 155 million as of October 2012
On December 20, 2010, FLD aired its 1,000th episode. Most of the clips in the episode were recorded at the Nürburgring when the crew took a trip to Germany during Halloween of the same year. Unlike most episodes, which are normally 5 minutes in length, the 1,000th episode ran for over 20 minutes and was the first one in high
Finding princess charming is a Web series that is meant to help LGBT teens growing up in a harsh community. Finding Princess Charming shows different life situations of teens and ways to overcome their doubt. Our goals and Ideas are to create high production values on a low budget. We want deliver a great performance, and bring stories that will influence teens. We are passionate about Finding Princess Charming, and are happy to be working with the Director Natashia Gebre-Zion, and Actors such as Samantha Elder, Key Dieck, Derick Cantrell, Kenzie and Nikki Saint John, Shela Childs, Chris (rage) Gootee, Emilee Cooley, Kelsii Long, and Eric Sandmore. Many people could relate us to “Degrassi” However our story focuses more on gay story lines. Within the story there is a Lesbian who is adopted, a young girl addicted to drugs, a boy who almost died in a car wreck, a teenage pregnancy, two siblings who have to help their father out with PTSD, and teacher and student love affair.
Scarlet is the protagonist, and her life is basically a Cinderella story, but with a lesbian twist.Aiden is the antagonist, Aiden dislikes homosexual. And will do his best to try and remove them from his community.
Freezerburns is a frozen food review web show hosted by Gregory Ng. Calling himself the "Frozen Food Master," Ng eats and reviews various brands of frozen food, and assigns it a rating based on his opinion. The show started on his website, freezerburns.com, but has now expanded into YouTube, and joined Next New Networks' Hungry Nation channel, and can be seen on around 20 other websites. With 55,000 site visitors a month and 5,000 views per show, Freezerburns has attracted the attention of large food companies like Kraft and ConAgra, who have sent packages of frozen food to review. Freezerburns has been featured on a variety of news and blogs.
Gregory Ng, the self-proclaimed "Frozen Food Master," serves as the host for each episode of Freezerburns. Each episode begins with the Freezerburns theme song written and sung by independent artist Skyrmish. Along with written reviews available on the Freezerburns website, Greg hosts different types of reviews, among them full length reviews, one word reviews, "Fro-Down" reviews, which feature a comparison between two similar items, and Live reviews. Ng's style is relaxed, speaking casually to the audience. He displays the frozen dish, and,
Josh Gad stars as Gigi, a lovable foreigner with dreams of fitting in as an "average American." This slapstick comedy series follows Gigi's adventures where he will let nothing – not his lack of street smarts, nor his incomprehensible grasp of the English language – stand in his way.
Gad is a TV, film, and stage actor who stars in the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q). Gad's credits also include Love and Other Drugs, 21 and Back to You, and his recurring role as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Gigi: Almost American is a co-production of BBC Worldwide Productions, My Damn Channel and the comedy troupe, The Lost Nomads.
GRITtv is a television show hosted and founded by liberal journalist Laura Flanders. GritTV is broadcast from New York City on Free Speech TV via Dish network and on public television stations nationwide, as well as online. Distributed in multiple platforms, GRITtv is a daily, half-hour public affairs discussion program for a national audience that aims to go beyond the one-way format of traditional media.
Launched on May 12, 2008, GRITtv presents a combination of expert panels, interviews, and documentary reviews. GRITtv emphasizes the importance of technology in new media coverage with skype and phone as well as in person tapings. Content is presented as a progressive/liberal dialogue covering topics ranging from international conflicts, domestic politics, racism, media, health care, civil liberties, feminism, environmental policy and more.
She announced that she was suspending, as of May 13, 2011, her production of her GRITtv program. She said that later in 2011 she would appear on other Internet and television projects in Fall 2011.
Happy Tree Friends is an American Flash cartoon created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff. The show has become a popular Internet phenomenon and has achieved a cult following.
As indicated on the official site, it is "not recommended for children under 17". Despite its childish appearance and cute name, the show is extremely violent, with almost every episode featuring blood, pain, and gruesome deaths. The portrayal of death in Happy Tree Friends is usually graphic and exaggerated, depicting bloodshed and dismemberment in a vivid manner. The episodes last from between 1 to 7 minutes.
The show is nearly free of dialogue, and when the characters do speak, it is mostly in gibberish with some simple English words. According to the website, the idea for Happy Tree Friends was conceived by Rhode Montijo when he drew a yellow rabbit slightly resembling the character Cuddles on a piece of paper and wrote "Resistance is futile" underneath it.
In 2006, a television series featuring longer episodes aired. A spin-off called Ka-Pow! premiered on September 2, 2008.
While working on Mondo Mini Shows, Rhode Montijo drew on a little piece of scrap paper a
Hayate the Combat Butler (ハヤテのごとく!, Hayate no Gotoku!) is a Japanese manga series, written and illustrated by Kenjiro Hata, about a boy who starts a new job as a butler and the events he experiences with his employer. Shogakukan have released 29 volumes in Japan. The English edition of the series has been licensed by Viz Media for distribution in North America. The style of the manga has a comedic gag with a slight harem feel and constantly breaks the fourth wall. The series includes numerous references to other anime, manga, video games, and popular culture.
A 52-episode anime adaptation of the manga by SynergySP aired between April 2007 and March 2008 on TV Tokyo. A second, 25-episode anime season by J.C.Staff aired between April and September 2009. Bandai Entertainment licensed the first anime series in 2008, but the series went out of print in 2012. An anime film adaption produced by Manglobe was released in August 2011. A third TV anime series by Manglobe began airing in October 2012.
Hayate Ayasaki is an unlucky teenager who has worked since childhood to make ends meet due to his parents' irresponsible behavior. One day on Christmas Eve, he finds out that his parents were
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? (HAWP) is an independently-produced parody series of several-minute episodes focused on video games, created by siblings Anthony Burch and Ashly Burch. As of Season Two Episode 19, Justin Yngelmo is credited as co-writer, director, and editor. The series utilizes surreal humor and comical sibling rivalry in video game themes, each episode typically focusing on a single game. HAWP was initially hosted on Destructoid for its first year of production, but has since been syndicated to GameTrailers. As of November 21, 2011, the series has received 13,738,312 views over 94 episodes and four seasons.
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? began over the summer of 2008, while Ashly and Anthony Burch still lived at home with their parents in Phoenix, Arizona. Anthony Burch was already a reviewer at Destructoid, and the focus of his Reverend Rant video features concerning his opinions on overdone concepts and tropes seen in contemporary games. Having built up an audience on the website, he posted the first HAWP episode on May 28, 2008, concerning the game Ikaruga. The siblings collaborated over the course of the summer to produce an episode a week, playing very slightly
The Adventures of HF Lady Snickers is a weekly webisode about life on an Arabian horse breeding farm, involving all aspects of the challenges of day-to-day life there through the eyes of HF Lady Snickers, a beautiful, quirky filly. No telling who and what will show up at the farm.....
HouseholdHacker is a YouTube channel and website that posts videos of various "hacks", or quick solutions, to common everyday problems. As of June 2010, the channel was the third most subscribed "guru" channel on YouTube, and the 35th most subscribed overall. The group is primarily known for its 2007 hoax video which claimed one could charge an iPod battery using an onion and Gatorade. The video fooled normally reliable sources, and drew the attention of the Myth Busters among others. A couple of additional hoax videos followed, but drew less attention. More recently, HouseholdHacker has aimed to publish more truthful content.
HouseholdHacker manages to draw an undisclosed significant revenue through their Youtube activities, and is one of the more significant partners of google and youtube. It is organized as HouseHold Hacker LLC. Justin Matthew joined HouseHold Hacker as the business manager, focusing on elevating the channel from a prankster outlet to a serious entertainment and education force, building a very significant revenue stream based on social media activities.
HouseholdHacker is also branching out, one of the offshoots being HouseHold Gamer
Husbands is an American sitcom written and created by Brad Bell and Jane Espenson, which premiered September 13, 2011, via super syndication on platforms such as Blip, YouTube, and Roku. The series stars Bell, Sean Hemeon and Alessandra Torresani, and is directed by Jeff Greenstein. Billed as the world's first marriage equality comedy, Husbands is a modern spin on the classic premise of the newlywed sitcom. In March 2012, it was announced that it would return for season two, which premiered August 15, 2012.
Husbands tells the story of a newly dating couple, Cheeks and Brady. Cheeks, played by Bell, is a controversial tabloid personality. Brady, played by Hemeon, is a professional baseball player just recently out of the closet. After six weeks of courtship, they travel to Las Vegas in celebration of a federal amendment for marriage equality, only to wind up drunk-married to each other. Fearing that a public divorce would be devastating to the cause, they stay espoused. Torresani plays Haley, Cheeks' best friend, who is reluctant, but supportive of their decision.
On July 12, 2011, the main cast was announced as Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon, and Alessandra Torresani. Hemeon was the last
Imaginary Bitches is a web series created by Andrew Miller that premiered on May 2, 2008. Season one comprises 13 five to seven-minute webisodes. New episodes were released weekly on Friday nights at 11:00PM EST on the Imaginary Bitches Official Web Site, and on the Imaginary Bitches YouTube Partner Page.
The Imaginary Bitches Season 1 DVD was released November 3, 2008.
The series tells the story of a single girl who deals with the lonely reality that all her friends are in serious relationships by creating imaginary friends to talk to... who turn out to be serious bitches.
The show stars Eden Riegel, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Brooke Nevin and Connie Fletcher-Staton. Season one guest stars include Michael Traynor, Jessalyn Gilsig, Aaron Staton, Greg Rikaart, James Kee, Chandra West, Brittany Ishibashi, Sam Page, Charlie Koznick, and Billy Aaron Brown. Female cast members go by their real names on the show, while male cast members have character names other than their own.
The series is directed by show creator Andrew Miller. Miller is the sole credited writer on episodes one through five and episodes 7, 10, 12, and 13. Episode 6 is written by Miller and Sam Riegel. Episode 8 is
Infected by Martin Sargent was a weekly video podcast produced by Revision3, hosted by Martin Sargent. Sargent created the podcast as a spiritual successor to Unscrewed, the late night TV show he hosted on TechTV and later G4techTV. The first episode was aired on November 11, 2005, exactly one year after the cancellation of Unscrewed.
The podcast is hosted by Sargent alongside co-host Bruce "The Gator" Sanchez, a "drifter-type" from Florida that Sargent ostensibly met at a Los Angeles bar, played by Jay Speiden. Also appearing on the show is former Unscrewed production assistant Joseph Rabier, a.k.a. "Joey the Intern". Regular guests include Hollywood reporter Johnny O'Banion, performed by co-writer Stewart Engesser, and martial-arts master Rickey Kang, also played by Speiden. O'Banion and Kang were recurring characters on Unscrewed as well. While both characters appear as call-in interview guests, they also appear in themed segments. "View from the Canyon with Johnny O'Banion" is a fictitious account of celebrity gossip hosted by O'Banion, while "On the Stick with Rickey Kang" features Kang appearing at a random location to assault people with a kendo stick. Engesser, who also
Joe Penna (born May 29, 1987 in São Paulo), known online as MysteryGuitarMan, is a Brazilian guitarist, animator, and filmmaker. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Penna maintains a popular channel on YouTube by the name of MysteryGuitarMan which he made on June 16, 2006. He usually uploads videos every Thursday.
In January 2011, he was the most subscribed in Brazil. As of October 2012 his channel has over 2.0 million subscribers, and his videos have been viewed over 329 million times.
On February 18, 2010, Penna started a second YouTube channel, jp, where he uploads his making-of videos and vlogs. Within 6 hours, it became the third most subscribed channel in Brazil.
In 2007, Penna received media coverage, including attention from DC Fox News, after his "The Puzzle" video was featured on the front page of YouTube.
In 2009, Penna was again seen on the front page of YouTube with his "Guitar: Impossible" video, which has been covered by De Wereld Draait Door, the highest-rated primetime show in the Netherlands. On December 6, 2009, Penna was featured on FM4, an Austrian national radio station. Shortly after uploaded, his "Guitar:Impossible" video was featured on the
Josue Arquimides Granados best know as Josue Diaz is a pop/rnb solo artist that started singing professionally in Virginia, USA in 2010.
Josue Arquimides Granados was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on December 17, 1993, parents Teresa Larin, & Jose L. Granados never stop believing and supporting on how ever they can the solo latin pop artist. Although the artist Josue Diaz does mostly pop / rnb, Josue Diaz also makes various types of music. Josue Diaz even thought he is not signed to a major record label yet he’s working as hard in he’s career as he can, to make it possible for his fans to hear he’s music all over the world. With the support of his fans, family, friends and managing team the artist Josue Diaz promises to go far with he’s career as a solo pop artist.
Justine Ezarik (pronunciation: /iːˈzɛrɪk/; born March 20, 1984) is an American viral video comedian, and Internet personality. She is best known as iJustine, a lifecaster who communicates directly with her thousands of viewers on her Justin.tv channel, ijustine.tv. She has over 1,700 videos on YouTube alone, between her five YouTube channels (ijustine, ijustinegaming, ijustinesiphone, ijustinereviews, and otherijustine). Her videos have received more than 366 million views on YouTube alone. Her popularity is such that a video about her wanting to order a cheeseburger received 600,000 YouTube views in a week. She became famous in role variously described as a "lifecasting star," a "new media star," or one of the web's most popular lifecasters.
Ezarik is known for her "300-page iPhone bill", which followed the first month of service after the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. The viral video earned her international attention. She ranked among the top 1000 users in the world with over a 1.4 million Twitter followers, and almost 1.2 million subscribers to the iJustine YouTube channel who had combined for over 250 million video views. She has also guest-starred on the YouTube show
Karmin is an American pop duo consisting of engaged couple Amy Heidemann (born April 29, 1986) and Nick (Louis) Noonan (born April 27, 1986). They are best known for their song "Brokenhearted," which reached the top 20 in their native United States, and the top 10 of the charts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. They had been known previously for their covers, including Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass." Their original song "Take It Away" was used in promos for the 2011 NBA Finals.
Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan met while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Heidemann is a graduate from Seward High School in Nebraska. Noonan graduated from Old Town High School in Maine, where he was a member of the concert band and jazz ensemble. They released their first EP, Inside Out, in May 2010, also getting engaged later that year.
The duo's popularity grew from an appearance on the daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as exposure on YouTube, achieving more than 200 million views. The duo gained popularity after being discussed on reddit, and their video for "Look at Me Now" was posted on Ryan Seacrest's blog. The group later
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Perry grew up around gospel music. During her first year of high school, she pursued a music career as Katy Hudson, releasing her first studio album, called Katy Hudson, which failed to chart. She recorded a solo album later, which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry.
She first gained recognition with the release of her first mainstream album, One of the Boys in 2008, which spawned three Billboard Hot 100 top-ten songs—"I Kissed A Girl", "Hot n Cold" and "Waking Up In Vegas". Perry supported the album with her Hello Katy Tour. In 2010, Perry released her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010), which topped the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned five number one singles—"California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". Teenage Dream became the first and so far only album (after Michael Jackson's Bad)—to do so, and Perry became the first female in history to achieve this milestone. She embarked on the
KillerApps.TV gives you a first look at the newest technology hitting the market throughout the year. We cover all the killer applications of technology, not just the mobile apps on your smart devices, but technology in your home, entertainment, gifts, health and more.
Killer Hope is a series of interviews done at the Sundance Film Festival by Christine Vachon and Ted Hope.
They were release as web exclusive content on Hulu and several other websites in January 2011.
From Kin Connection:
We're a community of like-minded women celebrating the simple artistry of everyday life.
*Life isn't perfect, but there are perfect moments.
*Style and parenthood are not mutually exclusive.
*Great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone.
*If we find ways to save you time and money - you'll have more of each to spend on what really matters.
*These are the good old days so take the time to slow down.
The day of reckoning has begun. The souls of mankind rest in the unlikely hands of Sierra, an angry heroin-addicted college student, and Thomas Stone, a hunky modern day crusader, assigned to protect her. Unless Sierra returns some misplaced biblical relics to the Vatican, Satan and his army of evil knights will triumph.
Kip Kedersha (better known by his YouTube user name Kipkay; born December 12, 1957) is best known for his weekend projects with Make Magazine, weekly videos that show users how to actually create projects featured in the magazine. Currently with 174,586 subscribers, Kipkay is also known to be an all time top 100 subscribed YouTube Channel Guru. Online, KipKay features his own projects usually involving lasers, gadgets, hacks, and the occasional prank.
After working with a local cable company for many years, Kip worked his way into video production shooting commercials for local companies. A self-taught "tinkerer," Kip realized he could fuse his interest of electronics and video production by creating how-to videos on the internet. Initially finding success on Metacafe, Kip found a greater fan base on YouTube. Now, with over 2.3 million channel views, Kipkay's popularity has lead to appearances on the DIY Network and Discovery Channel. Many of Kip's projects can be found on Instructables.
Early in 2008, Make Magazine was looking to replace Bre Pettis for their Weekend Project segment. Kipkay was chosen and now produces a new show every week. These videos primarily feature projects
Kirill Was here is a New York based photographer. His photography documents exactly what you think and what you could only imagine at the most talked about night clubs from NYC to LA. Kirill has also been on the road and on stage with some of the more interesting acts to hit the stage! Watch while we turn the camera on him!
Know Your Meme is a web site and video series which documents various Internet memes and other online phenomena, such as viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more. It also investigates new and changing memes through research, as it commercializes on the culture. Originally produced by Rocketboom, the website was acquired in March 2011 by Cheezburger Network. Know Your Meme includes sections for confirmed, submitted, deadpooled (rejected), researching and popular memes.
The Know Your Meme project started in December 2007 as a limited-run video series created by Kenyatta Cheese, Elspeth Rountree, Jamie Wilkinson, and Andrew Baron. The website, titled Know Your Meme: Internet Meme Database, was started as a supplement to the series and contains more than 1300 entries that are "confirmed" memes as of October 2012. In a manner similar to Wikipedia, anybody with an account can submit meme entries to the website and submit relevant images that help further document the memes. The administrators have say over what gets confirmed and what gets "Deadpooled" or rejected. Some of the meme entries are graphic and Not Safe For Work. NSFW entries are given warnings and ads are
Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson is a main Creature, who is known for his intense smell and his knowledge of the Unreal Engine. Many fans and other Creatures consider him the head Creature, and he is the official owner of 'The Creatures LLC'.
Kurt Hugo Schneider (born September 7, 1988) is an American video editor, musician, singer and songwriter, whose primary medium is YouTube music videos. He produces music videos for Sam Tsui, including the musical medley videos in which Sam Tsui sings as a one-man choir. His blend of musical and technical skills have been sought after by other musicians and organizations.
Schneider grew up in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, where he lived just a street away from Sam Tsui, whom he met while attending Wissahickon High School. He is of German and Austrian descent on his father's side. Kurt has an older sister who is a classical pianist. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2010 with a degree in mathematics and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
Schneider is also a chess master and played for Yale's chess team.
Schneider began collaborating with Tsui while both were in high school and continued while they were at Yale; Schneider matriculated a year before. He produced videos of Tsui singing covers and medleys, and has since made an online musical series (College Musical) and produced original songs.
They first garnered media attention with a video of
Problems with women?
Frustrated at work?
Suspect you have a mutant power?
Just head down to your local comic book shop and have a chat with the man behind the counter — Kyle Piccolo, the always sardonic, sometimes empathetic, and not quite all-knowing Comic Shop Therapist. Kyle possesses the uncanny ability to find the answer to your problem in the pages of a comic book and you can bet he’ll do it in a smart, entertaining and, more often than not, hilarious way.
Le nouveau beau-père de Charles, Wojciech, est vraiment bizarre... Il cache sûrement quelque chose... Avec l'aide de ses amis, Charles va tout faire pour le démasquer et montrer à sa mère, et au monde entier, que Wojciech est en réalité un extra-terreste!
Leave to Enter is a British television web series, written and created by Sean McConaghy, and first aired in 2009 via the show's official website. Shot on a shoestring budget, Leave to Enter is the debut production from Room Enough Productions, a company started in 2009 by Sean McConaghy, David Palliser and Jon Baldwin.
The show follows Sean McCaffrey (played by creator Sean McConaghy), an Irish-American chef living in London. Sean generally manages to get on the wrong side of whatever, or whomever, he comes across (the show's tagline is "Who will he piss off today?") The central relationship is that between him and his ever-patient Irish girlfriend Donnla (played by his real-life partner Donnla Hughes). The show features a whole swathe of characters from Sean's London life: the "famous" actor Ben, his wanna-be restauranteur friend Adam, the off-beat Will and his Icelandic sidekick Mel, and Donnla's combative sister Marie.
A running theme through the show is whether Sean actually has the right to live in the United Kingdom and "leave to enter" comes from the technical term for someone granted entry by UK immigration. This is first touched on in the second episode, "The Letter",
Leaving Bliss is an independent web series from Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.
Synopsis: Patience Owen, a lovable small-town optimist who lives in her own rainbow world of Skittles, Nutter Butters and leprechauns, packs up and moves by herself from Bliss, Idaho to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of being an actress. Can she adjust to this fast new world and become the next Nicole Kidman? Or will her allergy to air, her intense fear of men, her real-world ignorance, and her sadness about being separated from the best friend she's ever known - her grandma - get the best of her?
Hosted by Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) Legally Brown brings together for one night comics who just happen to share one common thread or some might say threat, the color of their skin and their perspective on what that means in a post 911 world. Legally Brown comics, Alex Reymundo (Latin Kings of Comedy) Jerry Bednob, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Cristela Alonzo, Last Comic Standing runner up, Willie Barcena, Comedy Central, Omar Elba Egyptian Born and Border Patrol Agent Bubba Gomez a.k.a. Rick Najera poke fun at stereo types and the Arizona immigration law and prove that once and for all funny is truly funny no matter what color or religion you are… oh, and to remind us they are here to stay and live the American dream as all Americans do.
Leidy is a woman who believes that if you see something that you like, you have to "just go for it!" and that's exactly what she does when she sees Charlie. Is Leidy a deranged psychopath or just a woman desperate for love?
Dramatic series about three friends, navigating through the rough terrain of love and relationships while living in Harlem, NYC. Owen (Al Thompson-'The Royal Tenenbaums'), Sellars (Dorian Missick-'Lucky Number), Ryan Vigilant.
Leonardo Pieraccioni (born 17 February 1965) is an Italian film director, actor, and screenwriter.
Born in Florence, he made his directorial debut on Italian TV in 1995, directing I laureati. His most successful film so far has been 1996's The Cyclone.
Also a writer of short stories, his books include: Trent'anni, alta, mora (1998), Tre mucche in cucina (2002) and A un passo dal cielo (2003). Pieraccioni has starred with Suzie Kennedy, the impersonator of Marilyn Monroe, in I & Marilyn.
Founders: Jennifer Cron, Melissa Hunter
Unattached Productions was formed in 2008 by Jenn Cron & Melissa Hunter. Surprised by the lack of female content in film & television, these two Northwestern graduates set out with a goal of clearly depicting the realistic, and often disgruntled, voice of women in their early to mid twenties. After releasing a trailer for "Let's Get Laid" in late 2008, Jenn & Melissa began writing and producing several other projects, some of which you'll see very soon.
"Let's Get Laid' is currently being edited into a short and submitted to film festivals. We'll be sure to keep you updated, and hopefully have it on the web shortly!
"Let's Get Laid!"
Producers: Melissa Hunter, Jennifer Cron & Briana Lane
Director: Robert Cosnahan
Cinematographer: Seth Johnson
UPM: Giselle Rivera
"Let's Get Laid!" is a raunchy, off-the-wall comedic web series about Jenn and Melissa -
two girls, fresh out of college, trying to transition into the "real world." In a time when everything is in flux, Jenn and Melissa are just trying to get by...
Amidst lowly assistant positions, tiny apartments, and overbearing parents, these girls are on a dedicated mission to go out and get laid. Little do they know, the LA dating scene is far from benevolent and they ultimately go through a whirlwind of dating misadventures together.
This website is an interactive extension of the best-selling books series “Level 26,” from Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of CSI. Level26.com and the “Level 26” books combined to form a “Digi-novel,” a multi-platform experience that moves the reader from passages in the books to videos right here on Level26.com.
The trilogy follows Steve Dark, a former FBI agent pulled out of retirement to hun down the world’s worst serial killers. Throughout “Dark Origins,” “Dark Prophecy,” and finally “Dark Revelations” Steve Dark is pushed to the limit as he straddles the edge in an effort to capture the worst of the worst.
As you read the Digi-novel, you’ll see calls-to-action that direct you to this website to enter codes that unlock the Cyber-bridges. These short, cinematic scenes take the experience to the next level, immerising you in the action and putting you inside the minds of the most twisted serial killers and the man sent to take them down.
Mason Evan Harris was the best "English Language Obscure Foreign Holiday Novelty Songwriter" in the business. That was 5 years ago. Now that his money has run out, he's reluctantly come out of retirement to start a new career as a less-than-enthusiastic jingle writer. The road back to financial stability would be easier if his friends would just leave him alone... and if he was willing to leave his apartment.
Life in a Day is a crowdsourced drama/documentary film comprising an arranged series of video clips selected from 80,000 clips submitted to the YouTube video sharing website, the clips showing respective occurrences from around the world on a single day, July 24, 2010.
The film is 94 minutes 53 seconds long and includes scenes selected from 4,500 hours of footage in 80,000 submissions from 192 nations. The completed film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2011 and the premiere was streamed live on YouTube. On October 31, 2011, YouTube announced that Life in a Day would be available for viewing on its website free of charge, and on DVD.
The film was produced by Scott Free Productions and the YouTube video sharing site. The film was distributed by National Geographic Films. The visual effects were produced by Lip Sync Post.
The film was the creation of a partnership among YouTube, Ridley Scott Associates and LG electronics, announced on July 6, 2010. Users sent in videos supposed to be recorded on July 24, 2010, and then Ridley Scott produced the film and edited the videos into a film with director Kevin Macdonald and film editor Joe Walker, consisting of footage
Life In General is a web series which debuted on October 28, 2008 on Strike.TV, an internet network created by Hollywood writers during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. Like the other Strike.TV offerings which were sanctioned by the Writers’ sister union, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Life In General was able to attract major talent to its cast.
A 2-part pilot, Life In General is a scripted show set behind-the-scenes at the 2nd longest running soap opera on TV. The companion piece is Greenville General, the soap opera on which they all work.
In the first episode entitled Out of Control, Courtney is missing, Rod is screwing Maddie, Rachel just found out that her husband cheated on her, and Raymond may have suffered a fatal heart attack. And that’s just behind the scenes.
LIFE IN GENERAL Is a look at the creative process, the politics of network television, the office romances, the backstabbing, lying, deceit and depravity that can only be found on and off the set of a soap opera. These actors, writers, producers and crew members eat, breathe, and sleep Greenville General, the 2nd longest running Daytime Drama on U.S. TV. It's a world as outrageous, compelling,
Web sitcom. When Mama's Boy, McKay Dunn, asks Daddy's Girl, Kat Steele, to marry him, they're deliriously happy... for about a minute. And then the uphill trudge to the altar begins as their circle of family and friends keeps putting roadblocks in their path. Will they make it?
Lifehacker is a weblog about life hacks and software which launched on January 31, 2005. The site is owned by Gawker Media and covers Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux programs as well as time-saving tips and tricks. The staff updates the site about 18 times each weekday, with reduced updates on weekends. The Lifehacker motto is "Tips and downloads for getting things done."
In addition, Lifehacker has two international editions, Lifehacker Australia and Lifehacker Japan, which feature most posts from the U.S. edition along with extra content specific to local readers.
Lifehacker was founded by Gina Trapani, who was the site's sole blogger until September 2005, when two associate editors joined her, Erica Sadun and D. Keith Robinson. Other former associate editors include Kevin Purdy, Jason Fitzpatrick, Wendy Boswell, Rick Broida, and Jackson West. Former contributing editors include The How-To Geek, and Tamar Weinberg.
Lifehacker's frequent guest posts have included articles by Matt Haughey, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Thomas, Stewart Rutledge, Joe Anderson, Jeff Jarvis, Meg Hourihan, and Erik Benson.
On January 16, 2009, Trapani resigned as Lifehacker's lead editor and Adam Pash
There are places you won't find in a tourist's guide. Underground bunkers and mysterious hilltop listening stations, built to intercept radio communications. Berlin's abandoned relics from the days of espionage are everywhere, hidden in plain sight. We put our boots on and went exploring.
Monk didn't just become MONK overnight: it took years of emotional trauma, mockery, and bullying to make him the man he is today. But the gift for solving mysteries? That was always there. That and the profound social awkwardness.
So if you've ever wondered how Monk's career in crime-solving began – or where that milk phobia originated – prepare to have your questions answered in these brand-new Original Webisodes featuring the adventures of Little Monk and his very first assistant, his big brother Ambrose.
Living the Dream Foundation was founded and established in June of 2007 by Scottie Somers. Scottie was born with Cystic Fibrosis, but you would never know it by the way he lives out his life. He started the LTDF movement to empower and enrich all children and young adults to understand and embrace the positive message of truly Living the Dream everyday regardless of their affliction.
Michelle Phan (born April 11, 1987) is a Vietnamese-American make-up instructor who posts make-up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, sometimes under the online alias ricebunny. Phan attended Ringling College of Art and Design and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Phan was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vietnamese parents. She has one brother named Steve Phan, a sister-in-law Promise Tamang, who is also a make-up/hair instructor, and a half-sister called Christine Phan, who occasionally features in Promise's YouTube videos. Michelle lived in Massachusetts and California, before eventually settling in Tampa, Florida, where she attended high school. As a teenager, Phan originally intended to become a doctor at the request of her mother. However, she later convinced her mother to allow her to major in illustration. She was inspired by her mom's career as a nail technician. Formerly, she was a student and worked as a part-time waitress at a sushi restaurant.
Phan first began posting tutorials on her Xanga under the username Ricebunny. She later joined YouTube on July 18, 2006 and has created over 200 videos. As of February 2012, she has garnered over half a billion views and over
Mommy XXX is an American reality television web series directed and produced by Steve Slome and John Ferrie and starring former porn star Demi Delia. The show was produced by Teru Media and premiered on Sony Pictures Entertainment owned Crackle on June 18, 2009. The show "chronicles the life of Demi Delia, an actively working porn star with two teenage children...". New episodes streamed on Thursday through September 10, 2009.
"MOMMY XXX takes us inside Demi's home -- known as "the Castle or Compound" -- in The Valley where porn wannabes and naive newcomers to the adult film world hang out. In documenting the day-to-day life of a busy mom who also happens to be a real-life porn star, MOMMY XXX episodes will expose Demi Delia's personal side..."
Started in 2005, MommyCast is one of the first independent podcasts to land a major corporate sponsorship, which came via Dixie Paper Company. MommyCastￂﾩ was started by two stay at home mothers, Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang. Since then, their show has been featured in the Hollywood Reporter, Washingtonian Magazine, Brandweek, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Variety magazines, the USA Today newspaper, as well as major broadcast outlets: CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and the BBC.
In 2006, MommyCast became the first blog to be represented by the Endeavor Agency of Bevery Hills, California.
Momversation is a website and online video series produced by DECA, the Digital Entertainment Corporation of America. The show, which officially launched on November 12, 2008, consists of mom bloggers discussing issues pertinent to women and parenting. Momversation's website contains videos, forums, and a blog.
Momversation videos are discussions among a rotating cast of moms and dads who blog. Past topics have included circumcision, breastfeeding, and homeschooling, and the show occasionally brings on guests, such as Lisa Belkin of the New York Times and Nancy O'Dell of Access Hollywood. Regular contributors to the Momversation show include Heather Armstrong of the website Dooce, Alice Bradley, Daphne Brogdon, Asha Dornfest, Jessica Gottlieb, Giyen Kim, Dana Loesch, Maggie Mason, Mindy Roberts, Heather Spohr, Karen Walrond, and Rebecca Woolf.
Every Monday and Thursday new videos are posted with a topic pertaining to moms. Three or four of the panelists talk about the topic and then it is discussed more in the comments.
Some of the Momversation panelists were guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
This is a list of Monster High webisodes. The Monster High franchise features consumer products such as stationery, bags, key chains, and various toys. The Monster High web series forms part of the franchise. Most of the main characters are children of the famous Universal Monsters. Monster High webisodes are available on the franchise's website which went live on May 5, 2010. One new webisode was added each Friday from May 5 to July 30, 2010.
Monster High is about Ghouls at school. It follows the life of Frankie Stein and her friends; Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Lagoona Blue, Cleo de Nile, Ghoulia Yelps, and Deuce Gorgon, and how they manage in high school. There are many other characters which appear throughout the series, such as Toralei Stripe, an evil were-cat whose primary objective is to make everyone miserable. The Monster High webisodes are used as a promotional tool for the Mattel's franchise. There is also a line of fashion dolls based on the characters from the webisodes. New webisodes are released every two Thursdays on their official website and YouTube Channel. Every Halloween, a TV special airs on Nickelodeon.
Moonwalk 1986 is a hilarious compilation of web videos starring a cast of action figures, space men travelling around the surface of the moon and having ridiculous conversations with one another. These astronauts talk about finding life in space in the kind of casual way that two friends might talk about it over coffee at a cafe, as though they had never thought to talk about it before they landed on the surface of the moon. Their goofy conversations include subjects such as Star Wars, talking to the President on the phone, and fake moon walks.
Mr. Deity is a series of satirical short films that parody aspects of religion, created by Brian Keith Dalton and distributed by Lazy Eye Pictures. It stars Brian Keith Dalton, Jimbo Marshall, Sean Douglas, and Amy Rohren. It premiered on December 27, 2006. The show was hosted on YouTube, after a spell on Crackle and is currently available on the Mr. Deity channel on youtube. In early 2012 Jimbo Marshall ended his participation to work in his own production company, "Your Video Solution."
In late 2006 director Brian Keith Dalton decided to make a series of short comedy films about God surveying the universe with his assistant. The first episode, called "Mr. Deity and the Evil," features only Dalton and his friend, cinematographer Jimbo Marshall, making decisions about what evils to allow. Jesus appears in the second episode, played by Sean Douglas. Amy Rohren rounded out the cast, portraying Lucifer (or Lucy) later in the first season.
After the last episode of the first season, Dalton signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create a TV version of Mr. Deity for HBO. The deal also made the second season of the web series exclusive to Sony's comedy website, Crackle.com. The
MTV Unplugged is a TV series showcasing many popular musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments. The show has received the George Foster Peabody Award and 3 Primetime Emmy nominations among many accolades.
The term Unplugged has become a term used to describe music usually heard on amplified instruments such as electric guitar and synthesizer that is rendered instead on instruments that are not electronically amplified, for example acoustic guitar or traditional piano, although a microphone is still used.
The word became incorporated into the title of a popular MTV series that began in the 1989/1990 US TV season, MTV Unplugged, on which musicians performed acoustic or "unplugged" versions of their familiar electric repertoire. Many of these performances were subsequently released as albums, often featuring the title Unplugged.
The underlying concept behind the Unplugged series has been attributed to the popularity among musicians of a variety of informal musical performances on stage, film, television and record in earlier decades. The casual "in-the-round" sequence in Elvis Presley's 1968 Comeback Special, and The Beatles informal studio jams documented in the 1970 film
My Alibi is a web television series produced by Take180 (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company). The series, consisting of 19 episodes of 180 seconds or under was one of the first series produced by the site, and one of the most well received. The show, like many on the site, took fan submissions and integrated them into each episode.
The show was picked up for distribution on Abcfamily.com in February 2009.
The series premiered on August 18, 2008, on Take180.com and YouTube, and concluded on February 20, 2009 with each episode averaging around 25,000 views on Take180.com.
The core plot of My Alibi revolves around a group of students who are sent to the principal (played by Gabrielle Carteris of Beverly Hills, 90210) after a large prank is pulled during the first period of school. All five students were late that day, and are locked in a room together until one of them steps forward and confesses. While they are together, each student relates the story of what they had done that morning along with other related events in their lives, often containing ludicrous twists.
My Drunk Kitchen is a cooking show and comedy series of short videos created and posted on YouTube by Hannah "Harto" Hart. The series features Hart, a 25 year-old San Francisco transplant living in New York City, typically attempting to cook or bake various dishes, or otherwise engaging in some food-related activity, all while imbibing large quantities of alcoholic beverages. Most episodes have their own recipe, and occasionally a corresponding beverage. The series has been praised for its drunk humor, catchphrases, and the use of jump cut editing.
This season marked the beginning of the series being shot in high definition.
N1ckola is a Polish webseries based on the Lonelygirl15 Universe. It was produced by EQAL, Agora SA, and A2 Multimedia and began in 2009. According to Greg Goodfried and Miles Beckett of EQAL, the show "blends reality, documentary, and fiction. It was always our hope to expand the LG15 Universe into new countries through full-format licensing deals like this one with Agora. N1ckola is the perfect example of a business model we'd like to replicate in the future in even more countries."
N1ckola debuted on its own network, N1ckola.pl, on January 26, 2009, with show sponsors including Microsoft and Hasbro. Its first season lasted for one hundred videos, and ended with the video "Landsteiner" on June 30, 2009. It has been announced that a second season will take place, but it is not known when yet. Season 1 was repackaged into longer episodes and appeared on Polish television in the summer of 2009.
N1ckola was the fourth show in EQAL's popular LG15 Franchise, and also EQAL's first business venture in a language other than English.
Peter Alexis Shukoff also known as Nice Peter (born August 15, 1979) is an American comedian, musician and entrepreneur. A self-described "Comic/Guitar Hero," he is best known for the musical comedy on his YouTube channel, NicePeter, especially the comedic video series Epic Rap Battles of History. As of April 2012, he is the 31 most subscribed of all time and the 7th most subscribed musician, with over 1.5 million subscribers. The day after hitting one million subscribers, the video game and news channel G4 crowned Nice Peter the King of Dot Com Comedy on Attack of the Show. His videos have received over 482 million views in his main channel plus 114 million views on his new channels ERB and ERB2, and have been featured on the Huffington Post, Billboard.com, and the January 2012 issue of Wired Magazine. A recent interview with Forbes details Peter and his business partner Lloyd Ahlquist's rise to YouTube fame.
Epic Rap Battles of History is an Internet web series created by Nice Peter and Lloyd Ahlquist, better know as "EpicLLOYD". The series features two or more popular real-life or fictional figures battling each other in a rap battle manner, such as Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hilter
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982 or December 8, 1984), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and voice actress. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. When she was five years old, she moved to the New York City borough of Queens, where she grew up. Minaj trained as an actress before she released three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 and signed to Young Money Entertainment.
Minaj rose to prominence when she released her debut album, Pink Friday, in November 2010, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release. She became the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her seventh single, "Super Bass" has since been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold more than four million copies, becoming one of the best-selling singles in the United States. Minaj released her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, in April 2012, which topped charts internationally, also spawning the top 10
Ryan Higa is a Japanese American YouTube celebrity, actor, and producer who is best known by his YouTube username of Nigahiga ( /ˈniːɡɑːhiːɡɑː/). Since moving to Las Vegas to study filmmaking at UNLV, Higa's videos are either solo efforts or videos with other people such as KevJumba. They are known for their YouTube comedy videos, which have been viewed over 1.3 billion times. As of October 2012, Higa's YouTube channel, Nigahiga, has over 5.7 million subscribers.
Ryan Higa was born in Hilo, Hawaii on (1990-06-06) June 6, 1990 (age 22). He graduated from Waiakea High School in 2008.
He and Sean Fujiyoshi started posting YouTube videos of themselves lip-synching to songs in mid 2006 while attending Waiakea High School. They quickly expanded beyond songs, with a variety of other comedic pieces. Occasional guest appearances are made by Tim Enos, Ryan Villaruel, Kyle Chun, and Tarynn Nago, collectively known as the "Yabo Crew".
On Christmas Eve of 2008, Higa and Fujiyoshi's two most popular videos, How To Be Gangster and How To Be Emo, were removed due to copyright violations. On January 21, 2009, the nigahiga account was temporarily suspended and was required to remove more copyrighted
NIMBLE is a six-part narrative web-series that follows one man’s adventures as he uncovers a mystery hidden in the words of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
We completed the 20-minute pilot episode as a proof-of-concept in an effort to garner support for the remaining five episodes of the series. That episode can be viewed in its entirety here:
Please visit our IndieGoGo campaign at www.indiegogo.com/nimble to help us finish the rest of the series
Paul pretends to date his hot cousin to make his ex-girlfriend jealous. Dan lies about having a brother with special-needs to seem caring to a girl he's interested in. Spoons blows his fraternity's treasury money in a poker game. Ed is failing out of college.
One Direction are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after being formed and placing third in the seventh series of British television music competition The X Factor. They later signed in North America to Columbia Records.
In November 2011, One Direction released their debut album Up All Night, which became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK of 2011. In 2012, it debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making One Direction the first UK group in U.S. chart history to debut at number one with their first album. Up All Night spawned the Official UK Singles Chart top ten singles — "What Makes You Beautiful", "Gotta Be You", and "One Thing". In 2012, "What Makes You Beautiful" won the BRIT Award for Best British Single. One Direction supported the album with their Up All Night Tour. They have started recording their second studio album, due for release in late 2012. One Direction's world tour is set for 2013, with tickets grossing $15.7 million for their Australian and New Zealand dates.
One Direction have been described as sparking a
James Gunn's PG Porn is a web series created by brothers James Gunn, Brian Gunn, and Sean Gunn. It consists of a series of pornography spoofs, with a humorous event occurring just before the supposed commencement of pornographic sexual acts. Each episode pairs a mainstream actor with a pornographic actress or model. The tagline is, "For people who love everything about Porn...except the sex."
The initial web episode premiered on Spike.com and received over a million hits in a week, and was featured on Entertainment Weekly's The Must List. Spike subsequently picked up the series for an additional 11 episodes.
The project has, however, not been without controversy. An article on the Huffington Post condemned the first episode for glorifying violence against women.
According to Gunn, they developed the idea in the early 2000s, before short-term Internet-based sketch comedies became popular. Stephen Blackehart of The Good Boys Productions produced the show with Jake Zim and Peter Safran of Safran Digital Group (SDG) for Spike.com.
All episodes are directed by James, and have a score by Tyler Bates.
Notes: This video is not hosted on Spike.com. In James Gunn's words this was "because
Pilot Season is a television miniseries written by Charles Fisher and Sam Seder and directed by Seder. It followed on from the 1997 film Who's the Caboose? and again had the character Susan Underman played by Sarah Silverman
Pini is a 2010 web comedy series which was broadcast on Ynet. It was shot in London, Cambridge and Paris and was produced by Market Master. The Series was created and written by the star, Tomer Barzide. It is currently in its third season. It is widely regarded as a "pioneering project" in Israel.
The series follows Pini (Tomer Barzide) after he leaves military service as a cook in Israel and travels to London to become a successful chef (like Gordon Ramsay). He finds a flat share with Tom Jones (Tom Jones) as he struggles to adjust to life in London.
The series was produced by Market Master. Production was carried out by Pini Productions over two months in London, Cambridge and Paris. It was shot in HD on the Canon 550D dslr cameras. It is a mixture of English, Hebrew and French.
The series was well received and gained much credit for its production value. Pini is the first web series in Israel which is considered to have TV production value. The show had wide interest from TV and print media. Pini had a substantial number of hits on Ynet and subsequently has a large following on its Facebook fan page .
PINK the series is a serialized comedy produced specifically for a web audience. It's a short form program : average episode running time is approximately four minutes.
The former mercenary Natalie Cross attempts to find two men - her next target and her future husband. Constant flashbacks to her childhood and teenagehood help understanding her story.
First Season premiered Tuesday 9.4.2007, and then a new webisode premiered each Tuesday for the next ten weeks. Season Two premiered 9/16/08 and Season Three premiered 1/13/09 and ran through the early spring (25 total new shows).
Natalie Cross (Natalie Raitano) is happily in prison, safe, over the assassin business. But her biological clock is starting to ring. She has to get out and create a family before it's too late. The government, represented by Wilson (Sheree J. Wilson) hires her to hunt down scum and dispose of them. She is now looking for two men - her next target and the man of her life. During her missions, Natalie is followed by Bunny (Katy Rowe), a teenage girl who sees her as her role model.
The shows are punctuated by flashbacks to her childood and her teenage hood, helping us to understand the story of her life. Her
Poker Night is a comedy web series written in late 2010, filmed in two days in February 2012 and finally began a staggered release in July 2012. Poker Night is the saga of four twenty‐something mates who catch up on a weekly basis, ostensibly to play poker. In reality they spend most of these nights making fun of each other and generally goofing off. It takes place across three locations, Gary and Robert’s shared house, Derek’s apartment and Trevor’s parents’ garage.
Potter Puppet Pals is a web series parodying the Harry Potter novel series by JK Rowling, created by Neil Cicierega.
The first two episodes were animated, both released in 2003 on Newgrounds. On September 26, 2006, the series was re-launched on YouTube under Cicierega's page as "Potions Class". Six more episodes were released by Cicierega between 2006 and 2009. Approximately one year after the seventh episode was released, a new video appeared on Neil's channel announcing an exclusive Potter Puppet Pals channel. On the same day, three more videos were released on this page. The Potter Puppet Pals make appearances at some Harry Potter parties, such as Yule Balls 2007 and 2010.
Both the original animated episodes, as well as the first seven live-action episodes, have been published to the official Potter Puppet Pals webpage.
Much of the humor derived from the series originates from Cicierega's unique interpretation of the principal Harry Potter characters. For the most part, the characters are given personalities designed to contrast completely with their attitudes in the books. Sometimes, an aspect of the books is blown out of proportion during the series. For example, in the books,
Park Jae-sang (Korean: 박재상, 朴載相; born December 31, 1977), better known by his stage name PSY (Korean: 싸이, IPA: [s͈ai]; English: /ˈsaɪ/ SY), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and record producer. He is best known for his humorous videos and stage performances, and has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra, Good Sunday: X-Man, The Golden Fishery, The Today Show, and Saturday Night Live. His "Gangnam Style" music video is the most viewed K-pop video on YouTube, and also the most "liked" video on the site. Published on July 15, 2012, the video has over 475 million views, and more than 4,1 million "likes".
PSY was born in Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea on December 31, 1977 and later attended Banpo (반포) Elementary School, Banpo Middle School, and Sehwa (세화) High School. Psy went on to attend both Boston University and Berklee College of Music.
He describes himself as not following the K-pop mold.
PSY debuted in January 2001 with his full-length album titled PSY... From the Psycho World!, for which he later had to pay a fine due to accusations that the album contained "inappropriate content". He was a rookie hip-hop
Rémi Gaillard (born 7 February 1975 in Montpellier, France) is a French humorist who uploads videos on YouTube. After losing his job at a shoe store, Rémi began to use his free time to have fun and run pranks on the public. He is the seventeenth most subscribed comedian on YouTube.
Gaillard gained attention in the French media after performing a series of well-documented pranks, including an appearance disguised as a Lorient football player in the 2002 Coupe de France final match, during which he took part in the winners' celebrations and was greeted by the then president of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac. He plays football and has posted videos showing his skills.
Gaillard has appeared in several sport events, TV game shows and political rallies.
Rémi Gaillard became famous for his videos where he displays an "outrageous" style of humour, challenging public norms. Recurring themes include dressing up as and interpreting the behaviour of various animals in public, racing unsuspecting car-drivers whilst dressed up as Mario à la Mario Kart, and numerous provocative interactions with parking enforcement officers and the police.
Through his various stunts and pranks Rémi is
Riot Games is a publisher of games in Santa Monica, California. Established in 2006. Riot Games launched the stand-alone title League of Legends as its first title in October 2009.
Riot Games, Inc. was founded in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers, Brandon "Ryze" Beck and Marc "Tryndamere" Merrill, with the goal of being a player-focused game development studio. The company launched its debut title League of Legends in October 2009 On May 1, 2012, Riot Game announced its Season 2 Championship with a $2,000,000 prize pool, the largest in eSports history.
Some of their notable employees include Steve "Guinsoo" Feak, a former developer of the Warcraft 3 custom map Defense of the Ancients and Steve "Pendragon" Mescon, creator of the Defense of the Ancients fan site, DotA-Allstars.com. Riot Games also employs about a dozen former Blizzard developers, including Tom Cadwell.
In a release published in November 2011, Riot Games noted that League of Legends had accumulated 32.5 million players, 11.5 million of whom play monthly, of which 4.2 million play daily. In March 2012, League of Legends became the #1 title in Korean PC Cafes. In Taiwan, it is estimated that almost 5% of their entire
Cameron David "Scooter" Magruder (born December 2, 1988) is an award-winning American YouTube personality, actor, comedian, and new media consultant. He currently operates the YouTube channel ScooterMagruder & ScooterMagruder.com. As of October 2012, his videos have been viewed over 3.7 million times with over 28,000 subscribers to his channel.
Magruder was born in Orlando, Florida on December 2. At the age of 14, Magruder was on the reality show Endurance 2 where he placed sixth on the Blue Team. He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 2007 as senior class president. He then attended and graduated from the University of Florida cum laude with a degree in telecommunication production.After graduation, Magruder completed one year with Americorps.
Despite having a YouTube account since 2006, Magruder did not start regularly posting videos until August 2011. Magruder makes videos on wide ranging topics, including Top 100 videos where he lists 100 things of a certain genre i.e. "Top 100 Male Lies", Stuff Fans Say where he imitates fans of other teams, and multiple other formats, including vlogs, how-to videos, and relationship advice videos. Each video is introduced by Magruder
Secret Girlfriend is an American television series which aired in October and November 2009 on Comedy Central. The show features the viewer as the "star" of a dating satire, with the show's actors addressing the camera as if it were the lead character.
Secret Girlfriend originated as a Web series created by Jay Rondot and Ross Novie, who are executive producers on the TV adaptation. The showrunner is Eric Weinberg, also an executive producer. The series was recast for television. Each half-hour episode includes two eleven-minute segments.
On April 29, 2010, though no media websites officially announced the show's cancelation, Novie announced via Twitter that there would be no second season.
The show has received mostly negative reviews. It received a 49/100 on Metacritic. Matthew Gilbert of The Boston Globe wrote, "The script is built on viral-video-sized gags wrapped in teen-boy fantasies about strip clubs and dangerous women with big breasts. It's like Entourage without glamor, heart, or Ari, and it's like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia without the twisted wit."
James Poniewozik of Time called Secret Girlfriend a "fascinatingly bad comedy," saying it was doomed not from being
ShayTards is a web series which documents the lives of entrepreneur, actor, and YouTuber, Shay Butler (web alias, ShayCarl), his wife Colette (web alias, Katilette) and their four children. The show consists of daily vlogs, that are usually 8 – 20 minutes in length, that are filmed, edited then uploaded every day onto YouTube as single video formatted home videos, or "vlogs".
After Shay and Colette had their third child, Shay became interested in YouTube, amazed at the content posted by other users. Shay entered the last year of his twenties, and wanted to do something special, so he (along with Ben Donovan, Lisa Nova (Sister of Ben Donovan), Dan Zapplin, Ezra Cooperstein and a couple of other Business associates) started & founded Maker Studios (a company dedicated to making Digital Video Content for YouTube and other Social Media Outlets). ShayTards came into being when Shay got on BlogTV, after entering into a contest hosted by Philip DeFranco. A video uploaded by Shay got chosen and from there he started getting subscribers on his main channel, and shortly afterwards he started the "ShayTards" channel, which originally was going to be a weight loss channel, but has turned into
NYC cop Dave is a nerve wreck. He can't take the big city anymore, and wants to go some place calm. But the place he thought was quiet and sweet, is actually something quite.. odd. Welcome to Oddfjord.
Space Race was created out of a desire to develop an exciting and entertaining concept for our children, and also make it educational. The idea came to us on a family trip we took to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Our kids headed straight for the gift shop on arrival, and couldn’t stop playing with a toy Space Shuttle and rocket ship as we explored the museum. We thought, wouldn’t it be cool to create an animated series about spaceships flying to different planets in our Solar System? We spent a year working on the story, and then another six months on the designs and visual imagery of the Space Race world. We hope you enjoy it, and that it also can be a vehicle for kids to learn more about Space, math and science.
Squatters is an online sitcom about two 20-somethings, Hank and Alex, in New York City who get fed up with paying rent and decide to live without an apartment. They each take a unique approach to their housing dilemma. Hank relies on his rugged good looks and frat boy charm to seduce women and “take them back to their place” for the night. Meanwhile, Alex secretly converts his office cubicle into half-decent sleeping quarters and freshens up in the employee bathroom.
Squatters is written and directed by Brendan Andolsek Bradley (who stars as Hank), and produced by Bradley, Frank Kramer and Cooper Harris. Production of 14 original episodes for season 1 began on May 13, 2009 with the official season premiere on the popular website, DailyMotion on July 1, 2010.
Squatters was inspired and written by Bradley, an actor who experienced several stints "between places" in New York City.
While couch surfing in Los Angeles, Bradley had the idea to write a sitcom pilot about two characters who decided to stop paying rent. His vision was to create the "anti-roommate comedy." After successfully producing 3 transmedia commercial campaigns and working alongside digital creators/pioneers Felicia
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Two ex's try to make nice while living in a cramped studio apartment. This web series takes a twist on such classics as "I Love Lucy" with a modern feel like that of FOX's "New Girl". From a producer of "30 Rock" and the director of "Series of Unfortunate People".
Can Ex's ever really be friends???
The LeBrons are a mock family of LeBron James featured in commercials for Nike's line of LeBron James shoes. The four members of the family each represent an aspect of LeBron's personality competing for control over him. The commercials consist of two "seasons", each being like a miniature episode of a TV show.
"The LeBrons" is an all new animated series from NBA player LeBron James. Based on the series of Nike commercials of the same name, "The LeBrons" launched on YouTube in April 2011. The original animated series, produced by Believe Entertainment Group and Spring Hill Productions, with various logo cameos of HP, Intel, Sprite, and Beats by Dr. Dre features a first season of 10 original episodes that are released once a week over the course of 10 weeks. The LeBrons is currently in the process of being pitched to Cartoon Network, in order to become a full-length series.
"The LeBrons" is told through the point of view of KID who is surrounded by the other LeBron characters: WISE, BUSINESS, and ATHLETE. A modern day Fat Albert, "The LeBrons" is a family entertainment show designed to relay a series of "positive life messages" to youth and young adults in every episode, through
The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (mostly referred to as Awkward Black Girl) is an American comedy web series, commonly known as 'Awkward Black Girl' created by and starring, Issa Rae as J. It premiered on YouTube on February 3, 2011. The show follows the life of J as she interacts with co-workers and love interests who place her in uncomfortable situations. The story is told through first-person narrative as J usually reveals how she feels about her circumstances through voice-over or dream sequence.
Issa Rae was inspired to create The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl in January 2009 while working at New Federal Theatre in New York City. Experiencing difficulty in meeting people in an unfamiliar place, Issa Rae decided that it would be entertaining to depict uncomfortable scenarios one may experience when dealing with others. Neglecting the idea for 2 years, Issa Rae's interest was renewed after reading an article by Leslie Pitterson pointing out the absence of black female nerd characters on screen. She then called on friends to shoot the first episode. The series went viral through word of mouth, blog posts, social media and media coverage. In an effort to fund the
the show with zefrank was a web video show by Ze Frank produced each weekday from March 17, 2006 until March 17, 2007. The format of the program combined commentary on media and current events with viewer contributions and activities. It was the subject of articles in Slate, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek.
The show ran two to three minutes in length. Topics ranged from serious socio-political commentary to absurdist comedy and running gags. One such gag was to open episodes with outlandish skits, followed by the question "Are the new viewers gone yet?" He also performed original songs to emphasize a point or concept.
Thousands of photos, videos and music files were contributed by the audience, including over 1,000 photos in one 20-hour period. Viewer feedback from a previous show, a segment he called "S-s-s-somethin' from the comments," often served as a launching point to a new topic. One episode was scripted by thousands of viewers using a wiki.
On the May 16, 2006 episode, Ze challenged his viewers to create an "Earth Sandwich." The goal was to place two pieces of bread on the ground at points directly opposite each other on the globe,
Totally Socks is a comedy web series featuring a troupe of sock puppets performing SNL style sketches, parodies and songs. With the independent puppet (no controller visible) and the animated backgrounds, it resembles a cross between animation and puppetry.
Christopher Touch and Nathan Dix are TOUCH 'n DIX - a new comedic web series packed with Music, Mystery and a splash of Self Discovery. Follow the action here: http://www.youtube.com/user/mansuitcomedy
Nothing is more exciting than ripping open a box, and sliding your finger along the curves of the hottest new gadget for the first time. These might be the only unboxing videos you'll ever want to watch again.
Watch an all-new Weeds webisode series. Learn from the best! Whether it's pleasing the opposite sex or surviving bear attacks, the University of Andy promises to provide you with practical solutions to life's biggest challenges.
Vevo (stylized as VEVO) is a joint venture music video website operated by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Abu Dhabi Media with EMI licensing its content to the group without taking an ownership stake. The service was launched officially on December 8, 2009. The videos on Vevo are syndicated across the web, with Google and Vevo sharing the advertising revenue.
Vevo offers music videos from three of the "big four" major record labels: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and EMI. Warner Music Group was initially reported to be considering hosting its content on Vevo, but subsequently formed a rival alliance with MTV Networks. There are more than 50,000 videos available on Vevo.
The concept for Vevo was described as being a Hulu for music videos, with the goal being to attract more high-end advertisers. To this end, Vevo censors the content of some of its videos for language, to make them more acceptable to advertising partners such as McDonald's. The site's other revenue sources include a merchandise store and referral links to purchase viewed songs on Amazon MP3 and iTunes. Universal acquired the domain name vevo.com on 20 November 2008. Sony Music
The Vice Guide to Travel is a documentary-style travel show released in 2006 by Vice Media, as part of the VBS.tv online television division of Vice. The show follows Vice employees as they travel to dangerous, weird, and offbeat locations throughout the globe.
The show can be viewed directly on VBS.tv or on a number of online streaming video sites such as Netflix and YouTube.
The following are the episodes of The Vice Guide to Travel.
Vladella Presents is a webseries that surrounds an online short film-festival for talented independent film makers. The premise of the narrative part of the show follows a conspiracy theorist who befriends a pair of beautiful inter-dimensional travelers who reluctantly reveal the mysteries of their parallel universe in exchange for a place to crash.
Wainy Days is an internet video series starring David Wain that is hosted on the website, My Damn Channel. The web series follows a fictionalized version of Wain through his everyday life as he tries to form relationships with numerous women and discusses his problems with his friends at the sweatshop where he works. Elizabeth Banks, Jonah Hill, Julie Bowen, Megan Mullally, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Amanda Peet, Rosemarie DeWitt, Elizabeth Reaser, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Josh Charles, Lucy Punch, A.D. Miles, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and various other Stella/The State/Wet Hot American Summer alum have all guest-starred in various episodes. A DVD containing the first four seasons was released February 14, 2012.
In 2008, Wainy Days won an award and an official honoree from The Webby Awards:
"Festival favorites Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono (Out at the Wedding, And Then Came Lola) once again ignite the screen, this time as a sexy, professional couple who seem to have it all. But relationship therapist Susan (comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer) doesn’t need a PhD to see that emotionally uninhibited Kit (Bennett) and uptight know-it-all Dyna (DeBuono) can barely stand each other for a single session, let a lone eternity.
Just as Kit is about to walk out the door and move in with her queerish sister Cindy, the duo’s co-written relationship guide How to Succeed in Marriage Without Even Trying tops the best seller lists, and Kit and Dyna make the professional decision to stay together.
Soon, a documentary film crew invades their home to capture the successful couple in all their merriment, newly evicted stoner Cindy moves in, and the pretense of happiness becomes a full-time job. A lingering carnal attraction is the only thing left going for Kit and Dyna. But, hey, maybe that’s enough when angry sex is this good.
Director Robyn Dettman’s engaging vignettes string us along as the humor and mischief build. Packed with sexy stripteases and vibrator miscommunication, We Have to Stop Now is a wacky but down-to-earth emotional rollercoaster likely to remind you of your most dysfunctional (yet likeable) queer friends."
Quoting Alexis Whitham from the 2010 Frameline 34 - SF LGBT Film Festival site.
We Need Girlfriends is an 11-episode comedy web series.
The series was created by Steven Tsapelas, filmed by Angel Acevedo, and mostly directed by Brian Amyot. It was produced by their Astoria, New York based film production company Ragtag Productions.
The series chronicles the lives of Tom, Rod and Henry. After college, the three friends move into an apartment together and are all simultaneously dumped by their girlfriends.
The series was then picked up for possible development for a television version of We Need Girlfriends for Sony Pictures and CBS, to be executive produced by Darren Star, Dennis Erdman and Clark Peterson. The project was eventually canceled.
The web series premiered on November 1, 2006 and the season finale aired on YouTube on September 16, 2007.
What's Trending is daily, live, interactive television show hosted by Shira Lazar that appears on YouTube covering the trending videos and personalities on YouTube.
The show consists of a daily Trending Now top 5 video countdown that showcases the biggest viral videos of the day on YouTube. Throughout the week, different segments feature musical performances, packages featuring curated lists of videos on YouTube, and interviews with high profile celebrities and YouTube talent. Guests have included, will.i.am, Mark Cuban, Lisa Kudrow, Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Burnie Burns, Drew Carey, iJustine and Greg Grunberg.
On June 7, rapper, producer Lupe Fiasco was interviewed during the program and said, "My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America." On June 20, Lupe Fiasco appeared on the Fox News show "The O'Reilly Factor" defending the controversial comments he made on the show.
Steve Rosenbaum of Huffington Post wrote an article that said, "It's clear that CBS is committed to this story -- jumping past the cheesy bluescreen or robo-set and building Lazar and her team a truly 'webified' set that is both high tech and modern. When the
White Collar Brawler is a documentary web series that follows two lifelong friends who decide to leave the office life behind and train to become amateur boxers — and fight each other in the ring. It’s “JustinTV” meets “Fight Club” — a story about a couple of suits looking for a life of substance. Episodes are released in real-time on Tuesdays and Fridays as the brawlers gear up for the fight of their lives.
Woke Up Dead is an American horror/comedy web series starring Jon Heder (best known for Napoleon Dynamite) as a young man who awakes in a full bathtub after 'drowning' and has no heartbeat, prompting his friends to believe him to be a zombie. The show premiered on Sony Pictures Entertainment owned Crackle on October 5, 2009.
Drex Greene (Jon Heder) accepts a pill from a stranger and proceeds to wake up in a bathtub after being under water for over fifteen minutes. His roommate, Matt (Josh Gad), films the happenings from there, which involve morgues, a cute med student named Cassie (Krysten Ritter), detective work, and an unknown stalker.
Woke Up Dead is a production of Electric Farm Entertainment, a company that produced Afterworld, which currently runs on Crackle, along with Gemini Division and Valemont. The show is executive produced by Brent V. Friedman, Stan Rogow, and Jeff Sagansky. Heder's co-stars are Krysten Ritter, Josh Gad, and Wayne Knight. New episodes streamed weekdays through the end of October 2009. The first episode was included on the Zombieland DVD and the entire first season is currently airing in Australia on the Sci Fi Channel. A season one DVD was produced,
The Yogscast, incorporated as Yogscast Ltd, is an English organisation known for producing popular videos (primarily Let's Plays) on YouTube. The Yogscast was founded by Simon "Honeydew" Lane and Lewis "Xephos" Brindley; their offices, informally known as "YogTowers", are based in Bristol. Their first video was released on 19 July 2008.
The Yogscast have eight YouTube channels. BlueXephos, their main YouTube channel, was the first channel in the UK to reach 1 billion views, and as of August 2012 is the most viewed and most subscribed YouTube channel in the UK with over two million subscribers and over three million daily views. The Yogscast also produces a podcast called the YoGPoD.
Although the Yogscast initially gained popularity with their World of Warcraft videos, they are most famous for their coverage of indie sandbox building game Minecraft and claim to have played a large part in Minecraft's commercial success. At Gamescom 2011 the Yogscast promoted the Xperia PLAY with Minecraft: Pocket Edition on behalf of Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft, who was unable to attend in person. The Yogscast and Notch had a major falling out after MineCon 2011, in which Notch
Young American Bodies is an American web series, which originally premiered on Nerve.com and currently airs on IFC and at IFC.com in the United States.
Each short episode looks into the intersecting love lives of six twenty-somethings in Chicago
The series is produced and directed by Joe Swanberg, the director of Hannah Takes The Stairs and Nights and Weekends.
Your Geek News is an award winning Entertainment News web series created and hosted by Matt Campagna and Anastasia "Nat" Tubanos.
The show previews and reviews upcoming genre films and geek movies such as X-Men, The Terminator, Star Trek and Twilight for fans of the show and the films to comment and discuss on YourGeekNews.com.
The Previews on Your Geek News come in the form of extensive, occasionally exclusive, clips and cast/crew interviews that are accompanied by Matt + Nat's highly opinionated desk banter.
Your Geek News is hosted by Broadcast Journalist Anastasia 'Nat' Tubanos and Independent Filmmaker Matt Campagna, collectively known as hosts on the show as Matt + Nat.
Matt + Nat produce the show with the participation of Frogwater Media and Internext Enterprises out of Toronto, Canada. While Your Geek News' movie Previews get attention for the guest stars, the Reviews are often hotly debated, and draw specific distinctions during on-camera discussion between the merits of a Geek film as an adaptation of source material and the film itself.
In addition to being available on YourGeekNews.com and YouTube, as well as for subscription on iTunes, a 2009 partnership with Babelgum
Your Name Here is a 2008 film directed by Matthew Wilder.
"Your Name Here" tells the tale of the Sci-fi author William J. Frick during the last few days of his life. Penniless and living in squalor, Bill Frick is on a mission to finish his latest literary masterpiece. His inspiration is the actress Nikki Principal: the object of his obsession. After evading a lengthy visit from an IRS agent, Bill has a sudden stroke and wakes up in a limo with none other than Nikki Principal herself, who informs him that his current literary endeavor is going to change the world. He looks out his window and soon realizes that he has become a God amongst mortals, as murals and statues of him permeate the entire city. The vast majority of people worship him, but some like the nefarious Maurice Kroger want Bill's knowledge and power for their own malicious agenda. Over time Bill realizes that he is now living in a world in which he created, he is living one of his novels.
Zero Punctuation is an ongoing video game review series created by comedy writer and video game journalist Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw and published by the online magazine The Escapist.
The series began when Croshaw created two video reviews, one for The Darkness demo for the PlayStation 3 and the other for Fable: The Lost Chapters for the PC and uploaded them on YouTube. Among other organizations, The Escapist contacted Croshaw and offered him a contract shortly thereafter. Since then Zero Punctuation has become extremely popular. The series remains one of the publication's most prolific and signature features.
In Zero Punctuation, Croshaw usually reviews a game or games using rapid-fire speech delivery (which was the inspiration for the name "Zero Punctuation", although he states that his fast talking was "by accident"). This is accompanied by minimalistic cartoon imagery on a distinctive yellow background, illustrating what is being said or providing ironic counterpoint to it. The videos are typically around five minutes in length and formerly featured commercial songs at the beginning and end, which were usually related to the game context (although sometimes only tangentially, such
In this terrifyingly funny new series from FEARnet and Ghost House Pictures, a group of college kids driving on an unfamiliar winding road through a national park accidentally run over an unsuspecting squirrel. They quickly discover that this is no ordinary road - the woods are alive with the undead, animals reanimated as vengeful, murderous zombies!
After a harrowing crash, a meek but lovable Simon (David Dorfman, The Ring, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) must venture out to find help for his injured friends and brother. Along the way he runs into dedicated park ranger, Chet Masterson (Thomas Haden Church, Spider-Man 3, Sideways). Together, they attempt to survive this cursed stretch of highway - hopefully with most of their body parts intact.
Genre icons Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead Series, Drag Me to Hell) along with Jim Burns shepherded this six part original web series. Ben Ketai (30 Days of Night: Dark Days) and Sarah Donohue (Hatchet II) served as Executive Producers. David Green, whose Meltdown short garnered critical acclaim on the festival circuit, brings a fresh take to the genre in directing this twisted tale about twisted tails.
Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun is a small film series directed by Keiji Inafune.
2 brothers break into a warehouse to escape zombies. They are beaten by thugs and a nurse rescues one brother but they are both bitten by zombies...they must find a cure in time to prevent themselves from becoming zombies.