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Machinima.com, flush with cash after recently raising $3.85 million in capital, has announced the Machinima Comedy Lab, where the site is bringing on fifteen traditional TV writers, each to develop a comedy web series pilots. The series will be greenlit for up to four episodes each before they decide whether to further produce the series. Amongst the list veteran writers selected are Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone, Family Guy scribe Mike Rowe and a number of former staffers on The Simpsons. The full list: * Chris Cluess: Mad TV, The Simpsons, Cheers * Bill Freiberger: Drawn Together, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The Simpsons * Eric Horsted: Boondocks, Knights of Prosperity, Futurama * Ken Keeler: Futurama, The Simpsons, Wings * Stacie Lipp: King of Queens, Roseanne, Married With Children * Christina Lynch: Wildfire, The Dead Zone, Unhappily Ever After * Peggy Nicoll: WordGirl, Daria * Bill Oakley: Mission Hill, »

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