Hearing successful people discuss their success is nice, but hearing their very personal journeys to success, identifying similarities between your journeys and knowing they’ve been where you are, is downright inspiring.”
Since insurance companies are in the business of avoiding risk, you might not expect one to teach you to face your fears by jumping into unpredictable situations. But that’s exactly what Hiscox Small Business Insurance is doing with its six-part docu-series, “Courageous Leaders.”
Sawyer stars as a Wall Street egomaniac who plays it cool during an interview with Cleveland’s TV journalist. The is filled with Sorkin-esque banter, political intrigue, and just enough tension. Cleveland and Sawyer have become frequent collaborators, and Sam Guetelle joined the film’s two stars on set to talk about their past, present, and future work.
Michael Buckley has lots of questions for Hartley Sawyer on the set of SPiN.
The 9-minute short cleverly ratchets up the tension between the two men as Brian becomes unhinged. As the climax approaches, you’ll probably realize a twist is coming...but you won’t guess it.
There is an incredible tension that arises when you can’t trust your partner, and when that partner can’t trust themselves. Kept Man does an excellent job of mining that tension and transmuting into a more subtle fear that builds through each scene.
Love is a little spookier this time of year. In a new YouTube Halloween short film, Jake (Wilson Cleveland) must take care of his boyfriend Brian when he begins losing his grip on reality.
"Seriously, are there no IAC execs on Twitter? Did they just not follow their now former Head of Corporate Comms Justine Sacco? Was there ever a closed door conversation to discuss how to handle a senior PR exec who sandwiches Tweets about earnings with jokes about autistic children? Nobody caught that one either, huh? It was right there on the internet for over a year. It's no wonder Sacco had a history of Tweeting things unbecoming her position at IAC because nobody seems to have noticed or cared before Friday."
“I would argue TV shows and movies like ‘Fashion Star’ and ‘The Internship’ that are branded within an inch of their lives cheapen traditional media as much if not more than a few sponsored video misfires on YouTube."
Going to VidCon this year? On Thursday, August 1st Wilson will be chatting with Taryn Southern, Joe Penna (aka Mystery Guitar Man), What's Trending Host Shira Lazar and our fellow Leap Year creator/producer Yuri Baranovsky about how creators can work with advertisers to make stuff people want to watch. "Helping Advertising Fit the Marketplace, Not Vice Versa" Thursday, Aug 1 at 10:45am. More info: VidCon.com
On Friday, August 2nd Wilson will be talking about how creators can raise money for their projects. "How to raise money: Advertising, Brands and Angel Investors" Friday, Aug 2 at 12:30pm. More info: VidCon.com
Hope to see you there!
Thrilled to announce that Leap Year, the series we created and produced for Hiscox Small Business Insurance, has won the Streamy Award for Best Branded Entertainment Series! Thank you Streamy voters for recognizing branded entertainment can be subtle, character and story-driven.