“The Web.Files” Interviews Hulu’s #1 Web Original: The Mockumentary “Dorm Life”

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Jan. 6, 2010 - PRLog -- Los Angeles, California –

The season premiere and first show of 2010 for The Web.Files, the only web series talk show that exclusively covers web series, features an interview with creators from bona-fide web sensation, Dorm Life.

Red carpet entertainment reporter and host of The Web.Files, Kristyn Burtt, sat down with Dorm Life series creators/writers/producers and stars, Chris Smith (who also co-directs and edits the series), Jack De Sena, and Brian Singleton. The college graduates discussed their journey to online success with Burtt in amongst the textbooks at the Los Angeles Valley College bookstore.

The series began as a collaboration among members of a comedy troupe at UCLA, and grew to being “the most-watched web series of all time on Hulu,” according to AttentionSpan.tv, the website of the show's producer Attention Span Media.

The first episode aired in February 2008, and the production finished its first season after 20 episodes of five- to six-minutes each. Since then, it found a brand sponsor with Carl’s Jr., was nominated for a Streamy Award, and launched on Hulu.com, one of several platforms that distribute Dorm Life. Hulu immediately requested that the episodes in season two be longer – a fact that delighted the creators.

Even with major companies attached to the show, “We got to write the show with no notes, and make the show we wanted to make,” Singleton said. “It’s been awesome.”

The buzz for the series has been positive and growing. They ended a successful second season in July 2009, and then released a DVD of its first season in November. In addition, according to a November 30, 2009, article in The New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire student newspaper, the series has even inspired a “National Hug Your R.A. Day” on facebook, an event that has attracted 92,000-plus fans.

Launched on July 8, 2009, The Web.Files has racked up tens of thousands of hits for its weekly serial talk show. The Web.Files is uploaded Wednesdays to http://thewebfiles.blip.tv, where it is featured on the front page each week. It’s also available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/thewebfiles. The Web.Files can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TheWebFiles, and Facebook under the profile, TheWeb Files.

About Kristyn Burtt

Dynamic TV host and creator of The Web.Files, Kristyn Burtt, has been in front of the camera on network television shows such as ShopNBC and MSNBC’s pilot, “The Arena,” with Jesse Ventura. She is currently the entertainment correspondent for Focus Hollywood, and she co-hosts a show for Toyota called “Toyota Live!” across America. Her corporate clients include some of the biggest names in the country: Mattel, HP, Dolby, Sony, LG Electronics, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With a background in dance, a degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with honors, and a love of adventure, Burtt’s diverse background gives her the perfect basis for covering the multitude of topics and people found on the web. She details her exploits on her blog, Red Carpet Closet, http://redcarpetcloset.blogspot.com.

About SPwrite Productions, LLC

SPwrite Productions, founded by Sandra J. Payne, has two ongoing web series. Payne produces and directs The Web.Files, and created, produces, directs and writes a comedy web series called Life with Kat & McKay, now appearing on KoldCast.tv and her website, http://pursedogtv.com. SPwrite Productions has also been responsible for multiple award-winning films, including “Everybody Games,” a Platinum Remi winner from WorldFest Houston 2009, three trailer winners for the Austin Film Festival trailer competition, winning in 2004, 2005, and 2007, and “The Secret Lives of Shopping Carts,” which won a Bronze award for best comedy short film from WorldFest Houston in 2001. Payne has produced television credits for the global juggernaut, “Barney & Friends.”

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