“The Web.Files” Director/Producer Sandra J. Payne Announces her Departure

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June 16, 2010 - PRLog -- On July 8, 2009, Streamy-nominated host Kristyn Burtt’s vision for a web series devoted to covering web series and “web celebs” was officially born. As the one-year anniversary of The Web.Files approaches, her partner and the show’s director/producer, Sandra J. Payne, has announced her plan to move on from future productions of the show after the end of July. Her company, SPwrite Productions, LLC, will also wrap its involvement.

“It’s been a fantastic year,” Payne said. “Working with Kristyn has been a wonderful experience as she is a consummate professional. She makes my job a pleasure as she always brings her A-game to every shoot. She’s also been the point person for selecting many of the shows that we cover and has built an extensive roster of friends and contacts in the web community – all good things for the continued success of The Web.Files.”

As the originator of the show’s concept, Burtt will continue production of The Web.Files under her own banner.

Payne’s departure stems from her desire to return to her work in the fiction world, including both feature writing and web content. Her first web series, Life with Kat & McKay, is still in production and will wrap season one this summer. Plans are in the works to shoot a second season in early fall. Payne also will also work on producing branded entertainment.

By the time Payne wraps her final show for The Web.Files, she will have directed and helped produce more than 50 shows, representing more than 400 minutes of uploaded, edited content. She also had the pleasure of producing the coverage of the 2010 Streamy Craft Awards, as well as the live stream of the 2010 Streamy Awards red carpet, which Burtt helped cover.

Since its debut, The Web.Files has racked up tens of thousands of hits for its weekly serial talk show. The Web.Files is uploaded Wednesdays to www.thewebfiles.blip.tv, where it is featured on the front page each week. It is also an official partner on Dailymotion.com, and is 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, Streamy-nominated 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 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 more than 70 individual uploaded webisodes online from two ongoing web series: The Web.Files, which she produced and directed, and the romantic comedy web series she created, writes, directs and produces, 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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