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2 items from 2011


Subway Taps USC Film Students for Two Fresh Series

15 March 2011 5:02 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Let’s face it, University of Southern California (USC) film Cinematic Arts school kids have it pretty well. Just getting in to what is arguably the most competitive graduate film program is a badge of respect in an industry littered with standouts amongst its alumni. George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Ron Howard, not to mention The Lxd director Jon M. Chu. Now the famed feeder school for Hollywood the fast track is turning its students on to the digital side with a little help from Subway. It's a first for both school and brand here, the former looking to prepare its latest breed of filmmakers for actually making a career in the emergent medium of web originals and the latter looking to polish its ‘fresh’ image amongst the film crowd. (Something other brands like Stella Artois and Audi have done in spades.) A few months back, Subway approached USC, with some help from La-based Content & Co. »

- Marc Hustvedt

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‘Video Game Reunion’: Atom’s Next Tentpole?

2 March 2011 11:28 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Parody, video games and the internet have always been a three’s company of buddiness. CollegeHumor’s Dorkly, YouTube 8-bit parodies, and of course Atom’s long-running and recently ended Zelda spoof, The Legend of Neil all feasted from the table of viewers nostalgic for the video games of their youth. Creator Matt Lewis still saw plenty of flesh on this comedy bone, crafting an elaborately detailed parody of over a dozen video game characters in what would become his first leap into web series with Video Game Reunion, set to bow March 8th on Atom and GameTrailers. The series opts for the lighter, familiar mockumentary riff on the idea of the real lives of game characters like Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser and Mega Man—not as dark as the neo-noir sendup of the Mario Bros. and the Koopa Kingdom in 2008’s There Will Be Brawl. The main conceit of »

- Marc Hustvedt

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