Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0 and online video syndication company AlphaBird have teamed up on a distribution partnership that brings four of Studio 2.0’s original digital series to Dailymotion, the world’s largest independent web video site.
• The comedy “Downers Grove”
• Unscripted “High Drama 2: Against All Oz”
• Thriller “Exposed”
• Action-horror-adventure “Chadam”
“Dailymotion is committed to bringing our audience the best in premium, original Web content,” said Joy Marcus, General Manager of Dailymotion, US. “We are delighted to work with leading web video syndicators like AlphaBird to enhance the depth and breadth of programming on DailyMotion.com.”
AlphaBird is handling the syndication of these series, which are available now for viewing on Dailymotion:
• Downers Grove
• High Drama 2: Against All Oz
• “Downers Grove” follows Alden, Brett, Pudge and Jodi, four friends in their early 20s who never grew up. When everyone their age went away to college, they stayed in the suburbs, always on the prowl for the next party and never far from disturbing the peace. In Downers Grove, you can never go home again. So they never left. From Sorry, Dad Productions and Mr. Nice, in association with Studio 2.0, “Downers Grove” was created by Justin Becker, Michael Blaiklock, David Horwitz and Elisha Yaffe. The executive producers are Anne Kenny and Eric Wilker.
• “High Drama 2: Against All Oz” gives viewers an exclusive backstage pass to the Bethlehem, Pa. Freedom High School Theatre Company’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Viewers will get a look behind the curtain as casting pits friend against friend, students with Broadway stars in their eyes try to move beyond the confines of the high school stage, and the pressures of a sold-out show threaten to bring the cast and crew crashing back to Earth. “High Drama 2: Against All Oz” features real characters, real drama and no scripts. From Bombo Sports & Entertainment in association with Studio 2.0, “High Drama 2: Against All Oz” is executive produced by Bombo’s Steven Bram, Paul Doyle, Jr. and Bob Potter, and Studio 2.0’s Rich Rosenthal.
• In “Exposed,” handsome, brooding Henry Dye seems like any other Ivy League pre-med student to his friends and acquaintances. But when Henry starts receiving a series of cryptic, untraceable cell phone texts ordering him to carry out increasingly perilous tasks, he is forced to comply – with the threat of exposing his shocking past and true identity if he fails. “Exposed” is executive produced by McG and co-executive produced by Blake Calhoun and Mike Maden. The series is from Wonderland Sound and Vision, Alternative Fuel LLC in association with Studio 2.0.
• “Chadam” is an action-horror-adventure story which follows its self-titled hero as he develops his power of imagination to physically change his environment and, ultimately, his world. Chadam must learn to harnesses his power of imagination after he’s called upon to save the residents of Cardboard City from the maniacal serial killer, Viceroy, and the zombie-like pallid who have taken over the city. The character Chadam was originally created by cutting-edge artist Alex Pardee for the band The Used. In this installment, “Chadam” is realized in full 3D animation via the power of the Unreal Engine 3, the same gaming engine used in popular videogame titles such as Gears of War and BioShock for the Xbox, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms. From HD Films in association with Studio 2.0, “Chadam” is executive produced by Jace Hall.
AlphaBird is a pioneer in online video syndication, providing media companies with distribution solutions for video content over 30 seconds long across multiple syndication outlets, including web, social, mobile and digital out of home. Alphabird acts as a next-generation talent agency in packaging and distributing online video content for studios, agencies, and brand clients.
Studio 2.0 is the shortform digital production and distribution venture of the Warner Bros. Television Group.
AlphaBird (alphabird.com) enables video content producers to engage a guaranteed target audience with their video through a transparent network of website publishers, social networks, mobile devices, and digital out-of-home devices. In short, AB guarantees delivery of any video to any desired audience on a performance basis. AlphaBird was founded and is managed by online video industry veterans from ValueClick (NASDAQ: VCLK), InfoSpace (NASDAQ: INSP), and Sony (NYSE: SNE). The AlphaBird investor group is led by Joe Abrams. Abrams co-founded Intermix in 1998, the predecessor company to MySpace, which was sold to News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) in 2005 for $580 million. In 1983, Abrams co-founded The Software Toolworks, Inc., a publicly held developer, publisher, and distributor of educational and entertainment software, which was sold to Pearson, Plc. (NYSE: PSO) in 1994 for $462 million.
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