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Logan Paul To Create, Produce, And Star In Series For French Platform ‘Blackpills’

20 December 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Social media star Logan Paul has announced his latest acting gig: a short-form series in collaboration with the French digital studio and streaming platform Blackpills. Paul will create, produce, and star in the project, according to Variety, which will bow in 2017. No additional details about the series were announced.

Paul has flexed his acting muscles in a vast array of scripted outings, including the AwesomenessTV sitcom Foursome and dystopian feature The Thinning for YouTube Red. Paul, who rose to fame on soon-to-be-defunct Vine, is also set to star in a feature film titled Where’s The Money alongside fellow Viner Andrew 'King Bach' Bachelor.

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- Geoff Weiss

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‘Paranormal Action Squad’ Exclusive Clip: YouTube Red’s New Animated Series Follows Three Supernatural Enthusiasts

18 November 2016 1:14 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether it’s the new “Ghostbusters” reboot or “The Conjuring 2,” paranormal investigators have had quite good a good year. But paranormal activity isn’t relegated to the franchise by the same name or even just feature films, it also exists in our web series’. The new YouTube Red animated series “The Paranormal Action Squad” follows two paranormal enthusiasts and their enthusiastic neighbor on their mission to uncover the mysteries of the ghostly universe. The series stars video game commentators SeaNanners, an alias for Adam Montoya, TheMrSark, aka Scott Robinson, and VanossGaming, aka Evan Fong. Watch an exclusive clip from the third episode below.

Read More: Watch: YouTube Red Releases Trailers for First Original Films

The series was created and written by Michael Rowe. He’s a TV writer best known for working on shows like “Coach,” “Becker,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Family Guy.” He won »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Paranormal Action Squad’ Exclusive Clip: YouTube Red’s New Animated Series Follows Three Supernatural Enthusiasts

18 November 2016 1:14 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whether it’s the new “Ghostbusters” reboot or “The Conjuring 2,” paranormal investigators have had quite good a good year. But paranormal activity isn’t relegated to the franchise by the same name or even just feature films, it also exists in our web series’. The new YouTube Red animated series “The Paranormal Action Squad” follows two paranormal enthusiasts and their enthusiastic neighbor on their mission to uncover the mysteries of the ghostly universe. The series stars video game commentators SeaNanners, an alias for Adam Montoya, TheMrSark, aka Scott Robinson, and VanossGaming, aka Evan Fong. Watch an exclusive clip from the third episode below.

Read More: Watch: YouTube Red Releases Trailers for First Original Films

The series was created and written by Michael Rowe. He’s a TV writer best known for working on shows like “Coach,” “Becker,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Family Guy.” He won »

- Vikram Murthi

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Online Essentials: Logan Paul Is Like Johnny Knoxville, But Sweeter — Watch

8 November 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Online Essentials is a weekly column where we introduce you to an influential digital content creator in their own words.

Vine may be shutting down, but one of its biggest stars is just getting started. The All-American babyfaced bro Logan Paul made a name for himself on the soon-to-be defunct platform with physical comedy routines condensed into three beats for six-second videos that tell their own mini-stories. Following in the longstanding tradition of Buster Keaton, his pratfalls and dumb jock persona have much more in common with Jim Carrey and the “Jackass” guys.

Read More: Vine Is Gone, But Not Forgotten: Why Twitter’s Defunct Platform Was an Incubator for Digital Creatives

More impressive than harnessing the power of Vine to showcase his specific talents, Paul has left the platform in the dust as he launches a burgeoning acting career. Earlier this month, he appeared alongside former Disney Channel »

- Jude Dry

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Exclusive: Social Media Star Jake Paul is Ready to Be the 'Dr. Dre of Social Media'

27 October 2016 4:10 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jake Paul has amassed more than five million followers on Vine and almost five million likes on Facebook. In the last year, the 19-year-old landed a Disney Channel gig on its series, Bizaardvark, and moved into a West Hollywood home with his friends and collaborators, Team 10. This month, he published a memoir: You Gotta Want It.

Still, Paul has been mostly known for his Vine videos until this point, with more than 1.5 billion loops on the platform. On Thursday, Twitter announced it would be shutting down Vine, though there was no rampant outcry from Paul. He simply tweeted, “Revines? Anyone?”

“I believe the social media trend is kind of just at its infancy and that there's so much more to do and conquer in this space,” he told Et during an interview on Facebook Live Monday. “My goal there on the business side of things is to become the Dr. Dre of social media. He was mentoring »

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Vine Is Gone, But Not Forgotten: Why Twitter’s Defunct Platform Was an Incubator for Digital Creatives

27 October 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Andy Warhol famously predicted that in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. In the case of Vine, however, that formula was often reduced to six seconds. The video-sharing app’s popularity, however, lasted just a little bit longer.

Twitter announced today that it is shutting down the service, which the social-media giant bought in 2012. Vine gave users a platform to share six seconds of video that would play on an automatic loop. It quickly became a destination for comedians, musicians, artists, and filmmakers, many of whom pushed the app’s video capabilities to creative heights. Others used it more like a condensed YouTube channel, posting condensed comedy sketches for a generation reared on short attention spans. More popular users gained millions of followers and launched careers steeped in lucrative marketing deals. But once Twitter and Facebook began offering their own video-sharing capabilities, Vine struggled to find a broader user base. »

- Jude Dry

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Insights: Gone Hollywood – Studios Join the YouTube Movie Circuit

10 October 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

With the September 23, 2017 debut of Dirty 30 and the September 26 premiere of Laid in America, Hollywood has presented us with two studio-backed low-budget films featuring many prominent social-media influencers. Traditional Hollywood has finally joined, to borrow influencer Michelle Glavan’s phrase, “the YouTube movie circuit.”

That means traditional studios are finally trying a newish model for making and marketing films that are the polar opposite of their usual blockbuster behemoths. The model emerged about three years ago, when indie producers and multichannel networks like AwesomenessTV tapped squadrons of influencers for roles in films such as Expelled and Camp Takota. This model has resulted in small films that typically are profitable, relatively low risk, and can connect with young audiences who otherwise ignore traditional studios.

Previously, the big media companies focused more on buying up multichannel networks (e.g. Maker Studios, Machinima, Collective Digital Studios) and tapping influencers to promote their products. »

- David Bloom

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Watch the trailer for YouTube Red action thriller The Thinning starring Logan Paul and Peyton List

8 October 2016 8:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a week to go until it premieres on YouTube Red, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming action thriller The Thinning which stars Logan Paul and Peyton List; check it out below…

When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is all smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must go against the system to expose it and take it down. Stars Paul and List have a combined total of over 38 million social media followers.

The Thinning debuts on YouTube Red on October 12th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Quinta Brunson’s ‘Broke’ Celebrates Black Friendship, Brings The Buzzfeed Touch To YouTube Red

7 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With the success of shows like “black-ish,” “The Carmichaels,” and Issa Rae’s “Insecure” hitting HBO next week, it seems networks are finally coming (back) around to the black sitcom. Taking note of the trend are YouTube Red and Buzzfeed, who have partnered to produce “Broke,” a new sitcom from creator Quinta Brunson about three millennial friends trying to make it in Los Angeles.

The premise may not be groundbreaking (especially for a web series), but the characters are. Brunson plays Miloh, a laidback aspiring writer who lives with her two best friends, Mo (Maurice Williams) and Paul (Paul Dupree), and there is no trace of sexual tension between the three characters — a notably refreshing absence.

A focus on relationships isn’t the only thing thankfully missing from “Broke”: It also manages to find humor without relying on black caricatures or stereotypes.

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- Jude Dry

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Trailer For YouTube Red Original Movie The Thinning Arrives

7 October 2016 5:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The content that has become available through the paid streaming subscription service YouTube Red has kicked into high gear in 2016, with original movies and TV shows flooding the platform. The latest of these – The Thinning – is released on the service on October 12th 2016, and a new trailer has been released in advance of that debut.

Written and directed by Michael J. Gallagher (Interns), and co-written by Steve Greene (Puppet Cop), this science-fiction horror film focuses on a version of the future in which authorities are taking drastic action as part of an effort to manage population control. Eligibility for continued survival is determined by the administration of a High School aptitude test – and those that fail are disposed of. Evidently, there is something of a student revolt as teenagers attempt to take on the system and save their own lives.

As with most content on YouTube Red, The Thinning stars »

- Sarah Myles

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‘The Thinning’ Trailer: Logan Paul & Peyton List Star In Post-Apocalyptic Thriller From YouTube Red

6 October 2016 12:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since it was launched in 2014, YouTube Red has produced a number of original series along with six features that have all premiered in 2016. Their latest film is the post-apocalyptic thriller “The Thinning,” a collaboration between YouTube and Legendary Digital. Watch the trailer for the film below.

Read More: ‘The Thinning’: YouTube Megastars Logan Paul & Peyton List Try Their Luck With A Dystopian Teen Feature

Set in a future society where standardized tests determine whether students literally live or die, two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test hides a vast conspiracy, they must go all the way to the top to bring the system down. The film also stars Lia Marie Johnson (“Expelled”) and Calum Worthy (“Austin & Ally”).

Paul and List are well-known figures on social media, both of whom have over 38 million combined followers. List is best known for her roles in the Disney Channel original »

- Casey Coit

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First Trailer for YouTube's Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film 'The Thinning'

6 October 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Are you ready for test day?" YouTube Red has unveiled the first trailer for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller titled The Thinning, from writer/director Michael J. Gallagher. Set in the future, the story focuses on a high school aptitude test that is used to manage the population. Two students, played by Logan Paul and Peyton List, discover the test isn't what it seems and may actually be covering up a bigger conspiracy. This sounds kind of like Logan's Run, but revised to a high school level "aptitude test". The full cast includes Lia Marie Johnson, Calum Worthy, Matthew Glave, Michael Traynor and Ryan Newman. This looks like a mix of Hunger Games and a bunch of other much better sci-fi, but that may be why it's direct to VOD. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Michael J. Gallagher's The Thinning, direct from YouTube: YouTube's The Thinning takes place in »

- Alex Billington

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Logan Paul Unveils Official Trailer For YouTube Red’s First Feature Thriller, ‘The Thinning’

6 October 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

YouTube Red has released the official trailer for The Thinning, the subscription service’s first-ever feature-length thriller starring digital luminaries Logan Paul and Lia Marie Johnson. Disney star Peyton List and Stacey Dash of Clueless fame round out the cast. The trailer debuted during Tuesday’s Streamy Awards ceremony, and is currently live on Paul’s YouTube channel.

The slick trailer conjures other popular dystopian Ya films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, depicting a future in which the earth has been drained of natural resources and high school students must take an aptitude test to determine whether they will live or die in order to keep populations under control -- a process known as 'The Thinning'. When leading man Paul fails the test, however, he seems to discover that the results have been rigged, leading to an uprising of sorts.

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- Geoff Weiss

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All Doors Lead to the Gas Chamber in this Preview for The Thinning

6 October 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Legendary Pictures has debuted a trailer for The Thinning. The film takes place in a dystopian future, where Us citizens must take a test. If they pass, they live. But, if they fail, they do not survive. The film was developed by director Michael Gallagher (Smiley, 2012). As well, the film stars: Logan Paul, Peyton List and Lia Marie Johnson. The first shocking trailer, for The Thinning, is hosted here. The film's trailer reveals more of the plot, compared to the official synopsis. Both items talk of a conspiracy, which targets the children of political figures. Behind all of the smoke and mirrors, corrupt forces are orchestrating events. It is amazing to see how much new media, targeting young adults, involves dystopic settings. There are no happy endings for the next generation of milennials! More on The Thinning is hosted below. Release Date: October 12th, 2016 (Youtube Red). Director: Michael Gallagher. Cast: Logan Paul, »

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Peyton List-icle: 6 Ways to Identify Which Peyton List Is Which

5 October 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Peyton List is an American actress and model.”

This Wikipedia description is accurate and true. The problem? It’s true about two different people. That’s right. Two Peyton Lists are working actresses and models. Two Peyton Lists are, um, listed on IMDb. Two Peyton Lists are currently on our TVs. Two Peyton Lists are confusing our Google searches. Two Peyton Lists are messing with our minds.

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In the face of what would appear to be a surfeit of Peyton Lists, it would be easy to just lump them together or wash our hands of them completely. But that would be a disservice to the work that each Peyton List has put into her career (not to mention lazy).

How can you identify a Peyton List when you see one? IndieWire will break it down for you. Currently, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Legendary Unveils Teaser, Oct. 12 Release Date For YouTube Red’s ‘The Thinning’

12 September 2016 4:38 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Legendary Pictures has unveiled its first look at The Thinning, a dystopian feature film originally announced in November 2015. The Thinning, starring Vine megastar Logan Paul and directed by Michael Gallagher of the TotallySketch channel, was picked up by YouTube in August and represents Red’s first-ever feature length thriller.

In the teaser, which features interviews with Paul and co-star Peyton List (of Disney Channel fame), the plot for The Thinning is revealed to follow a similar formula that has made franchises like The Hunger Games and Divergent into massive hits. “The world is dealing with a big population crisis,” Paul explains, where high school students have to take a test in order to survive. “My character finds out that the whole system is hiding something bigger.”

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- Geoff Weiss

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Smosh Live: The Creators Behind YouTube’s Most Popular Comedy Channel Reveal How They ‘Stay Relevant’

7 September 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nobody can say YouTube’s top comedy channel, Smosh, will never do what “Saturday Night Live” does. It just did.

On August 26th, Smosh aired YouTube’s first ever live sketch show, which clocked in at just under 90 minutes and attracted up a peak concurrent viewership of 55,000 – with an average watch time of fifteen minutes. (YouTube’s broadcast of the Democratic National Convention peaked at 250,000 concurrent viewers, with a twenty-five minute average watch time.)

Read More: YouTube Creators Cry Censorship As ‘Inappropriate’ Content Is No Longer Monetizable On The Platform

“We grew up watching ‘Saturday Night Live,'” Smosh’s Anthony Padilla told IndieWire. “A live sketch show sounded like an interesting idea, we just never had the ability to do it before.” The show was sponsored by 5 Gum (owned by Wrigley), which gave the team plenty of material for commercial parodies with its “#5TruthOrDare” campaign. In addition to the »

- Jude Dry

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Smosh Live: The Creators Behind YouTube’s Most Popular Comedy Channel Reveal How They ‘Stay Relevant’

7 September 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nobody can say YouTube’s top comedy channel, Smosh, will never do what “Saturday Night Live” does. It just did.

On August 26th, Smosh aired YouTube’s first ever live sketch show, which clocked in at just under 90 minutes and attracted up a peak concurrent viewership of 55,000 – with an average watch time of fifteen minutes. (YouTube’s broadcast of the Democratic National Convention peaked at 250,000 concurrent viewers, with a twenty-five minute average watch time.)

Read More: YouTube Creators Cry Censorship As ‘Inappropriate’ Content Is No Longer Monetizable On The Platform

“We grew up watching ‘Saturday Night Live,'” Smosh’s Anthony Padilla told IndieWire. “A live sketch show sounded like an interesting idea, we just never had the ability to do it before.” The show was sponsored by 5 Gum (owned by Wrigley), which gave the team plenty of material for commercial parodies with its “#5TruthOrDare” campaign. In addition to the »

- Jude Dry

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Logan Paul-Starring ‘The Thinning’ To Be YouTube Red’s First Feature-Length Thriller

5 August 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

At its inaugural Television Critics Association (TCA) appearance today, YouTube announced that it has picked up rights to The Thinning -- a dystopian feature film from Legendary Digital Studios that's set to premiere on premium subscription platform YouTube Red later this year.

Starring Viner Logan Paul -- who is also featured in another YouTube Red hit, Foursome -- The Thinning will tell the story of two students in a world where population is controlled via a high school aptitude test. Paul and co-star Peyton List (of Disney Channel fame) play two students who discover a conspiracy behind the test and set off on a journey to smash the system, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Rounding out the cast in the influencer realm is Lia Marie Johnson. The Thinning was directed by Michael Gallagher, who also helmed the Shane Dawson-starring Internet Famous mockumentary, which recently debuted on Netflix.

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- Geoff Weiss

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YouTube Red Making ‘Lazer Team’ Sequel, Picks Up ‘The Thinning’ Digital Film- TCA

5 August 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

At its first TCA presentation, YouTube Red announced the pickup of Legendary Digital Studio’s The Thinning, starring digital star Logan Paul and Disney darling Peyton List. The feature, premiering in the fall, is set in a dying world where population control is achieved by an aptitude test taken in high school. When the heroes discover that the test is all smoke and mirrors that hides a larger conspiracy, they must expose it to take it down. Also announced at the YouTube… »

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