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    Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:37:53

    Industry Screening of Social Networking Comedy "Amy Alyson Fans" Set For Friday, June 3rd - It's taking place in LA, of course

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    YouTube video blog personalities have been tapped for the new indie social networking comedy Amy Alyson Fans, which parodies the highs and lows of online fame. The Directors Guild of America (DGA: 7920 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046) is set to hold an Industry screening on Friday, June 3rd at 3 PM.

    A few years ago, fame required a prominent story in a legitimate news source in order to make someone an overnight star. But now, given enough online visibility and Internet buzz, anything or anyone can now be newsworthy, which is a terrifying thought. Anyone with a keyboard and a WiFi connection is now a web celeb.

    The film stars Cooper Harris (Squatters) and features actual YouTube video bloggers, known for their loud mouths and celebrity commentary, as they follow the film’s fictional main character Amy Alyson (Harris) when her career skyrockets thanks to the popularity of her online fan site, secretly operated by her insecure boyfriend. Josh Sussman (Glee) and Lochlyn Munro (Scary Movie) also star.

    YouTube video bloggers featured in the film include Michael Buckley (youtube.com/whatthebuck), Brittani Louise Taylor (youtube.com/BrittaniLouiseTaylor), Chris Thompson (youtube.com/supricky06) and Elle (youtube.com/whatsupelle).

    "It’s exciting to play a character whose experience is close to my own," said Harris who, like Amy Alyson, achieved recent notoriety with her work in a film for the SyFy network and a popular new online series. She continues, "I’m happy the film shows the amazing power that social networking and online visibility can have."

    "The film is about online celebrity and how having online fame, notoriety and the most "clicks" lends you credibility in the real world," said the film’s director Jonathan Bowen. "Almost on a daily basis ‘Joe and Jane Nobodies’ are plucked from the screens of laptops and turned into common household names," he adds.

    Industry RSVP directly to the DGA at (310) 289-5373 or mattg@dga.org.

    For more information please go here.

    Does this sound like a film you'd see?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.02.11




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