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August 7, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
The media company that launched a YouTube channel targeting teens and tweens has drawn $3.5 million in funding from a group of investors led by the venture capital firm MK Capital. AwesomenessTV has attracted some 12 million views since the channel premiered in June with an assortment of online programs, including a talk show, sketch comedies, music offerings and sports shows. The channel is the brainchild of Brian Robbins, a veteran producer who has spent decades creating movies and television shows for young viewers.
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January 31, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Musical sports highlights may become the next big thing online. AVbyte, a YouTube Channel headed by brothers Vijay and Antonius Nazareth, won a contest held by Fox Sports, YouTube and Ford to develop a new online show. The entry featured two sports anchors singing highlights. Musical numbers are what AVbyte specializes in on its channel .  AVbyte will get a six-month development deal with Fox Sports and a promotional package across Fox Sports' media channels that is valued at $1 million.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2013 | By Susan King
Legendary indie producer/director Roger Corman, who helmed such low-budget classics as 1960's "Little Shop of Horrors" and 1961's "The Pit and the Pendulum" and nurtured such Oscar-winning filmmakers as Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, is launching his own YouTube subscription channel on Thursday. Corman and his wife producer Julie Corman have chosen 30 films from their vault of 400 films for the first month's offering of "Corman's Drive-In. " Corman 's Drive-In" kicks off with Nicholson's debut in 1958's "The Crybaby Killer," as well as "Little Shop of Horrors.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Jack Black is sitting on a ratty basement couch in his underwear. His fleshy belly spills over the elastic band, and he's emanating a profoundly foul odor. Performance artist Jibz Cameron, a.k.a. Dynasty Handbag, sits beside Black, relishing in the stink. In this superhero spoof, recently screened at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, Black plays uber-villain Unidentifiable Odor. Cameron is his dour sidekick, Buzz Kill. Like cranky kids, they sit slumped over with scowls across their faces, plotting ways to ruin a perfectly good dinner date that is unfolding at a nearby restaurant.
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August 29, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Harlan Ellison is not the kind of person who cares if Neil Gaiman retweets Margaret Atwood. "I'm a happily 20th century guy," he says by phone -- land line -- from his home. He has never tweeted, doesn't engage on Facebook and writes on a typewriter -- manual, not electric. So why did he launch a YouTube channel last week? His friends. "They -- the nudge squad -- dragged me literally screaming and kicking like a witch to Cotton Mather's gibbet," he says. Those friends include screenwriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence")
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Daytime television has "The View. " Now YouTube has its own chatfest called "IMO. " The Web show, whose initials are recognizable as "In My Opinion" to those fluent in messaging shorthand, deals with dating, texting faux pas and other pressing topics relevant to teens and tweens. Its hosts are nearly as well known to these young viewers as ABC's Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg are to an older generation. Before taking her seat on "IMO's" canary yellow couch, 16-year-old Bethany Mota launched a YouTube channel that has attracted nearly 85 million views of her fashion and beauty tips.
NATIONAL
October 9, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Nick Wheeler once thought it was impossible to be gay and happy. The Internet changed that. Wheeler, 26, who grew up in a Mormon household in a 4,000-person town in Idaho, said that after discovering blogs and YouTube videos, he realized gay people did, in fact, lead fulfilling lives. "That was enough to give me hope that there were other people out there who felt like I did," he said. Now, he wants to do the same for others. And it's why he decided to make a video for the It Gets Better Project , a YouTube channel launched to tell teenagers who are being bullied because of their sexuality that it does, indeed, get better in time.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2013 | By Steve Appleford
In a corner office at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a big white board is a tangle of names, dates and ideas scrawled in brightly colored markers. At the center is a chart for the video network MOCAtv, plotting new programs on the artist Urs Fischer and leading architects, on the raw symbolism of punk rock and on something called "CRIME: The Animated Series. " It represents an ambitious range of art-based programming, only some of it directly tied to a MOCA exhibition. "The contemporary art world has so many tangents that we are still reaching out to," says John Toba, MOCAtv's head of production, looking up at the board.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Backstage at a show in Guadalajara, Mexico, in March, Foster the People did vocal warm-ups and yoga stretches before crafting a set list. Then, just before the Los Angeles indie-pop band headed out to the stage, they touched one another's shoulders lightly and said, "Bless. " "There's a small moment before every show where we bless each other - we've done that since Day One," says frontman Mark Foster, 28, over the phone. "That's a superstitious ritual - it's the one thing we can't go on stage without.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012 | By Eddie Velosa
While electronic dance music festivals are making big inroads in the U.S., numbers for Belgium's Tomorrowland are off the charts. Back in April, some 2 million electronic dance music fans were sadly turned away while trying to secure tickets to Belgium's much-adored three-day music festival.  At one point, the sheer volume of panicked buyers put the ticketing site on tilt - quickly registering more than 100 million clicks - from consumers desperately refreshing their browsers. But just like that, in a matter of seconds, 180,000 tickets had sold out. Boom, indeed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
MOCA is taking comedy seriously these days. On Thursday evening, the museum held a cocktail reception and “world premiere” screening of a new Web comedy series debuting on MOCAtv, the YouTube channel it launched just more than a year ago. “Ambiance Man,” created and directed by artist Alix Lambert, follows a taken-for-granted superhero, in renaissance garb, who does not aim to save the world but rather to make it a more pleasant place,...
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December 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
If there was any doubt that this year's Oscars will have a dance-y quality with Ellen DeGeneres on the stage, it was quelled Thursday afternoon. The Motion Picture Academy has released a trailer for the March 2 ceremony on ABC, and it gets its “Singin' In the Rain On.” The spot features the Oscar host walking down city streets/studio backlot lipsynching to the Fitz and the Tantrum song “The Walker,” particularly its maverick-ish lyrics “(I walk to the sound of my own drum”)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | Lorraine Ali
He helped get rap on MTV, hip-hop fashions into Macy's and multiracial stand-up comedy into a series on HBO. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons has spent decades pushing the marginalized into the mainstream, and Saturday he'll be honored in a ceremony at USC by the Muslim Public Affairs Council for his support of Muslim artists (Mos Def, Dave Chappelle among them). The recent L.A. transplant spoke with Pop & Hiss about comedy, Kanye and yoga. What's happening with your YouTube channel, All Def Digital?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
International Web surfers may be seeing more of Chris Farley's "Saturday Night Live" skits on YouTube.   The long-running sketch comedy series has launched its first official YouTube channel with the help of ZEFR, a Venice, Calif., start-up that makes technology for media companies on the Google-owned Web video site. The "SNL" channel is available on YouTube to viewers everywhere except in the United States, where Yahoo  runs an online video outlet for the show.  FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers The "SNL" deal is a big get for ZEFR, which has partnered with Lorne Michael's company Broadway Video Entertainment to eventually deliver 4,500 clips from all 39 seasons, starting with 2,500 videos.  "'SNL' is huge and it's basically built for YouTube," said ZEFR's Zach James, who co-founded the company as MovieClips in 2009.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
David Cross has thrown his comedic weight behind a nascent Web channel called FKR.TV, which he is co-developing alongside Frenchkiss Records' founder Syd Butler in conjunction with Orchard Video Network. Launched six months ago, FKR.TV has more than 6,000 subscribers and hosts nine shows -- most made on a super-indie budget of about $500 per episode. "One of the first things I told Syd when he approached me with the idea is that nobody is going to give a [crap] about making a video for us with so little money unless they get to own it," said Cross, who met Butler backstage at a rock show over a decade ago. "So it's still their piece, it's just on our channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Harlan Ellison is not the kind of person who cares if Neil Gaiman retweets Margaret Atwood. "I'm a happily 20th century guy," he says by phone -- land line -- from his home. He has never tweeted, doesn't engage on Facebook and writes on a typewriter -- manual, not electric. So why did he launch a YouTube channel last week? His friends. "They -- the nudge squad -- dragged me literally screaming and kicking like a witch to Cotton Mather's gibbet," he says. Those friends include screenwriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence")
BUSINESS
April 16, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- People who still haven't filed their income taxes probably shouldn't get distracted watching YouTube videos. But the Internal Revenue Service is pointing last-minute filers to the site for tips on how to avoid busting Tuesday night's filing deadline. The IRS said it has several videos on its YouTube channel to help people scrambling to file their taxes. One titled "Last-minute tax tips -- 2012," narrated by an IRS employee named Eric, calmly tells procrastinators, "Please, don't worry, you still have options.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Musical sports highlights may become the next big thing online. AVbyte, a YouTube Channel headed by brothers Vijay and Antonius Nazareth, won a contest held by Fox Sports, YouTube and Ford to develop a new online show. The entry featured two sports anchors singing highlights. Musical numbers are what AVbyte specializes in on its channel .  AVbyte will get a six-month development deal with Fox Sports and a promotional package across Fox Sports' media channels that is valued at $1 million.
NEWS
August 27, 2013 | By Nika Soon-Shiong
  Missy Lynn, an active-duty member of the United States Air Force and freelance makeup artist, won the NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards competition on Saturday, beating out 1,000 other online beauty gurus for the title of Beauty Vlogger of the Year. The 23-year-old Louisiana native submitted this video, showing how to create a beautiful alien face worthy of a feature film, to earn her place among the six finalists.  And then she came out on top in the final, live challenge during the BeautyCon convention in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Michael Kittrell, a.k.a. "Angry Ginger," has a new TV show to go along with his much-discussed soul. Kittrell, the Georgia youth who rose to fame with a YouTube video that attacked "South Park" for joking that redheads have no souls, is set to star in a new reality show, "Hollywood Hillbillies," for ReelzChannel. The network said Monday it will premiere the series in January.  The show is described as a "reality sitcom" that looks to follow the mold of TLC's hit "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," which details the exploits of a beauty pageant contestant and her rural Georgia family.
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