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Futon Media to Debut ".comEDY" Original Comedy Pilot

Futon Media to Debut ".comEDY" Original Comedy Pilot

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Futon Media today announced its original comedy pilot ".comEDY" will make its world premiere at The 6th Annual International Television Festival (ITVFest) on Friday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Futon Media today announced its original comedy pilot ".comEDY" will make its world premiere at The 6th Annual International Television Festival (ITVFest) on Friday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m.

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Futon Media to Debut Original Comedy Pilot ".comEDY" atThe 6th Annual ITVfest on Friday, August 5
Full 22-Minute Pilot to Premiere as Part of the Festival's OpeningNight Lineup Tickets on Sale Now at ITVFest.org Jessica Collins ("The Young and the Restless"), Tyler Francavilla("Roommates"), Amad Jackson ("Nick Swardson's Pretend Time"),Comedian Paul Reese, Teddy Sears ("The Defenders"), Amir Talai("Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay")and KevinWeisman ("Alias") StarDirected by Mike Mariano ("Raising Hope") and Written by BrianFord SullivanBefore Twitter... Before Facebook... Before Google... Before YouTube...There was....comEDYWatch the Three-Minute Trailer at TheFutonCritic.com/DotComedyLOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com- July 13, 2011) - Futon Mediatoday announced its original comedy pilot ".comEDY" will make itsworld premiere at The 6th Annual International Television Festival(ITVFest) on Friday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. The 22-minute projectrevolves around the assorted socially inept workers at a fledglingdot-com in the late 1990s, a time when "tweet" referred to birds,"blog" was a typo and "google" dealt with numbers."I couldn't be more proud of what the cast and crew haveaccomplished," said Brian Ford Sullivan, Editor-In-Chief of  TheFutonCritic.comand CEO of Futon Media. "And I'm beyondexcited to showcase their work for the public. Plus, to do it atITVFest, which has been on the front lines of independentlyproduced television for six years now, even better."Following the screening, Sullivan will host a panel devoted to theproduction of indepedently produced pilots/web series and howthey're being used as a breeding ground for on-air TV properties."It's the dream of everyone at this festival to have their project jump to the small screen so I'm thrilled to help shed some light on
 
the process and the executives who are leading the charge,"added Sullivan. The debut of ".comEDY" comes on the heels of the successfullaunch of  TheFutonCritic.com's video section, a mix of red carpetand press line interviews as well as exclusive one-on-ones withassorted TV talent. Nearly 300 original videos have been postedsince its July 2010 launch, delivering over 3.6 million streams todate.
About ".comEDY"
".comEDY" is set at E-sthetic, a fictional internet servicescompany in the Silicon Valley. Tyler Francavilla ("Roommates")stars as Davis, a Midwestern transplant who finds his first daythere anything but normal. He's called a heretic after his proudlyreligious cube-mate Christian (Amad Jackson, "Nick Swardson'sPretend Time") sees the action figures on display at his desk; hisco-workers Edgar (rising comedian Paul Reese) and Fareed (Amir Talai, "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay") put him inthe middle of their escalating war over user permissions,company policies and who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Science Fiction; and he's the latest target of Handsome Rob(Teddy Sears, "The Defenders"), the department's overlyaffectionate coordinator.Davis however finds kindred spirits in his boss, Spike (KevinWeisman, "Alias"), whose tattooed arms and relaxed naturebeguile a brilliant mind and manager; and his project manager, Jessica (Jessica Collins, "The Young and the Restless"), who provesto be an improbable mix of beauty, brains and science-fictionknowledge. Together they must brace for the upcoming stormthat is their IPO, an event that could make or break theircompany. That, and whether or not George Lucas will destroytheir childhood when "The Phantom Menace" opens in six months.".comEDY" is a Futon Media production with the company's BrianFord Sullivan and Matt Fix serving as executive producers. MikeMariano ("Raising Hope") directed from a script by Sullivan withFrank Zanca and Tim Ryder serving as producers via their BigSmiley Entertainment banner.About Futon Media, Inc.

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