Wednesday, January 22 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hayden5 (Nomad Loft)
22 West 27th St., 6th Floor
PGA members only
Space is limited
Comedy has been a mainstay of original web content, from The Fine Brothers to The Daily Grace to Ask a Ninja, among the multitude of viral video stars who have redefined the genre since the mid-‘90s era of ‘webisodes.’
New York has been a hotbed for web comedy producers, working in tandem with multichannel networks (MCNs) that include My Damn Channel and YouTube Next’s Barely Political as well as cable networks from Comedy Central to MTV Networks. Renowned improve troupe Upright Citizens Brigade has both provided talent for web comedy series as well as creating an online presence – streaming performances – for years, while New York’s independent comedy producers and performers have used the web to create new voices for a range of brands and film/TV producers seeking fresh talent.
The Producers Guild of America New Media Council East invites you to start the new year off on a lighter note, as we look at some of New York’s leading web comedy producers.
Abby Feldman, ‘Love, Abby’
Abby is a writer, producer, and filmmaker. She is currently the producer and host of Penny Lane Pictures’ ‘Love, Abby,’ a comic advice show. She has written and performed with Upright Citizens Brigade, the People’s Improv Theater, and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Abby produced a documentary, ‘The Border,’ that examined Argentina’s psychiatric institutions. She has produced how-to videos for About.com and worked as a project manager for NBC Universal.
Rick Sterling, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’
Rick Sterling is a producer who recently line-produced episodes for Jerry Seinfeld’s popular ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ series, on Crackle. Rick also line-produced the TV series ‘Food(ography).’ He was the producer of the documentary film ‘Young Rebels’ and was co-producer of the short film ‘Bedford.’
Krystal and Kerry Coddett, ‘The Coddett Project’
A character-based sketch comedy web series, ‘The Coddett Project’ is the product of sisters Krystal, executive producer, and Kerry, writer/actress.
Scott Moran, PBS Digital Studios’ ‘Modern Comedian’
Scott Moran is a comedian who, since October, 2012 has shot, produced, and edited the PBS Digital Series show ‘Modern Comedian,’ which presents intimate views of comedians onstage and at home.
Tommy Pope, Birdtext (Disney’s ‘Planes,’ AXS-TV)
Tommy Pope is a comedian/writer/actor who is co-founder of the Philadelphia-based comedy troupe Birdtext, which produces live shows and digital content, and has been featured on VH-1, NPR’s ‘Fresh Ari,’ and National Lampoon. Tommy has also done voiceover work with Disney was a featured character in the 2013 film ‘Planes.’ He recently filmed his television debut on AXSTV with Gotham’s new stand-up series. He is a finalist for ‘NY’s Funniest’ held during the NY Comedy Festival at Caroline’s on Broadway.
Cristobal Ross, ‘Gringolandia’
Chilean producer Cristobal Ross produced the cross-cultural web comedy series ‘Gringolandia,’ which examines the life of a young Chilean struggling to make it in New York City. The series stars Koke Santa Ana, a Chilean YouTube star known for his ’42 Frases’ videos, as well as a cast of American stand-up comedians.
Moderated by Kevin Berrey; executive producer, Screaming Panda
Kevin is the executive producer of New York-based Screaming Panda, a storytelling shop that develops, budgets, writes, plans, shoots and edits engaging documentary-style and comedic videos for a variety of clients, including Google, Brightcove, Howcast Media, Barnes & Noble, CheapOair.com, Direct Brands, Stein Rogan + Partners, HealthiNation and Cake Shop. He is a long-time member of the PGA New Media Council East.
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