EXCLUSIVE:Marlon Wayans and FunnyOrDie.com co-founder Randy Adams have officially unveiled WhatTheFunny.com, an urban-skewing comedy site that now sports more than 1 million unique visitors since a November soft launch. Wayans and Adams’ Sunset Gower-based WTF Studios is behind the venture, which already has more than a dozen original series and 160 episodes of original content in development.
The site and multi-platform strategy that eventually will include Smart TV access is a departure from the usual YouTube channel route, though several YouTube hitmakers are involved in the content, joining Wayans and established Hollywood pals like Damon Wayans Jr and Omar Epps. (Even NFL bad boy Terrell Owens was a good sport and pitched in, starring in a fake Bud Light commercial.) “YouTube is a great way for emerging artists to garner an audience, but a very difficult place to build a sustainable business,” Adams said. “We are helping YouTube artists actually make money by sharing higher advertising revenue with them and giving them and off-YouTube destination for their content.” Read More »
TBS has ordered eight episodes of Funniest Wins (working title), a new competition series featuring Marlon Wayans that focuses on a search for the funniest comedian out there. The goal — make people laugh or go home. Each … Read More »
The found-footage horror thing was screaming for the spoof treatment. Sure enough, last year’s A Haunted House bled domestic audiences to the tune of $40M. Now co-writer and star Marlon Wayans is back for more: A Haunted House 2, which bows March 28, sees him moving into … Read More »
Following up on the success of horror comedy A HAUNTED HOUSE, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, from Marlon Wayans and director Mike Tiddes, will go into production via IM Global’s Octane division today, it was announced by IM Global founder
Open Road Films‘ sendup of the Paranormal Activity-style found-footage movies stars Scary Movie guy Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Cedric The Entertainer, Nick Swardson, David Koechner and Affion Crocket. Haunted House is due out January 11.
This Paranormal Activity sendup or something like it was probably inevitable. Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, David Koechner, Nick Swardson and Cedric the Entertainer spoof the found-footage horror genre in A Haunted House. Written by Wayans and Rick Alvarez and directed by Michael Tiddes, the Open Road Films release opens … Read More »
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 20, 2012 – Open Road Films, in partnership with Endgame Entertainment, has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to A HAUNTED HOUSE, co-written by and starring Marlon Wayans, from IM Global. The film was financed and produced by IM Global’s genre label Octane. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, James D. Stern, CEO of Endgame Entertainment and Stuart Ford, CEO of IM Global.
EXCLUSIVE: Sixteen years after he co-created and starred in the WB comedy series The Wayans Bros, which ran for five seasons, Marlon Wayans is returning to broadcast TV with another comedy project about brothers, this time at ABC. Wayans will … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Talent manager/producer Lisa Blum has joined New Wave Entertainment. Blum, who comes from The Collective, is bringing all of her clients including Marlon Wayans, Cheri Oteri, Orlando Jones, Jennifer Hollander (Universal’s Merman), Jim Jefferies (HBO’s I Swear To God), … Read More »
CAA has signed Marlon Wayans. Though Wayans spent the last six years at WME, the move amounts to a homecoming. Wayans had been a longtime client at CAA along with his brothers Keenen and Shawn, until they left as a … Read More »