Freddie Wong battles Katy Perry for Super Bowl halftime audience

NBC News:

During Sunday’s Super Bowl, millions of eyes will be glued to television screens watching Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform during the halftime show. But YouTube is making a play for some of those eyes with its own, live streaming halftime show, featuring some of the biggest names online.

The live stream, the company said on its blog, will include more than 20 YouTube stars. The show will entertain viewers with fake Super Bowl ads, musical numbers and stunts, according to Bloomberg.

Among the stars recruited by YouTube is Freddie Wong, the man behind the hit show “Video Game High School,” (VGHS) which Variety named as the best web series of 2013. Wong co-founded RocketJump, the production company that makes the series. RocketJump has clocked more than 1 billion views and 7 million subscribers through its YouTube channel. VGHS is also available through Netflix.

Forbes recently named Wong as one of Hollywood & Entertainment’s 30 Under 30, joining the ranks of Blake Lively, Zac Efron, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson. Another honoree from the publication’s list, Harley Morenstein, co-founder of web show EpicMealTime, will host the YouTube halftime show.

Just last week, Hulu announced that it will team up with Lionsgate, Wong, and the rest of his team for an original comedy series. The weekly 30-minute shows will give a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of a RocketJump video. While the release date has yet to be announced, curious fans will just have to catch Wong online during the Super Bowl for now.

The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun and 2NE1’s Sandara Park pair up for mini web series

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Audrey Magazine:

We never thought we’d see The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun and 2NE1’s Sandara Park — two of our favorites — collaborating together. So you can imagine our excitement when we discovered that the two were acting as a couple for the BeFUNNY mini web series, “What’s Eating Steven Yeun?” Was there squealing and jumping for joy involved? Possibly.

BeFUNNY studios works to bring together Asian American celebrities from Hollywood and Asian celebrities from all over Asia. In our opinion, they couldn’t have picked a better duo. After all, Yeun has openly discussed the lack of roles available for Asian Americans and how he’s bent on changing that.

People ask, ‘So, how are the roles now? You must be getting so many.’ And it’s like, I don’t know if you know, but I’m Asian still,” Yeun told TheWrap during an interview in July. “It’s not a complaint, that’s just how it is now. I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it’s just not what has been written.”

Rather than sit and sulk about the circumstances, Yeun decided to do something about it by writing and producing his own projects which will offer better roles to Asian actors. Yeun is working on an adaptation of Kang Chol-Hwan’s memoir The Aquariums of Pyongyang, which focuses on life inside of a North Korean concentration camp, as well as some cartoons and comedies like this mini web series.

What’s Eating Steven Yeun?”  follows Yeun as he decides to leave his career in America to enter the next chapter in his life and become a South Korean idol. The hilarious web series shows that this transition may not be as easy as Yeun expected.


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Check out all three episodes below!

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3


Glee’s Harry Shum, Jr. to star in new superhero web series “Caper”

Actor Harry Shum, Jr. is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the hit TV series Glee. Shum danced and sang his way into the hearts of Glee fans all around the world ever since first joining the Glee club back in season one, and now he has signed on to appear in a brand web series slated to appear online coming up in 2014. The web series is called Caper and it will be released on the YouTube channel known as Geek & Sundry.

Caper is sure to become an instant hit with both superhero and comedy genre fans. The show follows four superhero characters portrayed by Shum, Abby Miller (Justified), Beth Riesgraf (Criminal Minds), and Hartley Sawyer (Young & the Restless). Where the comedy comes in, is that to give these modern day superheroes a chance to prove their superhero skills, these same characters will also double as their own villains.
Harry Shum, Jr. is no stranger to having a strong presence on the internet. Any search for his name will give fans a direct connection to him via such social networks as Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and of course YouTube, where his own personal video channel can be found. Shum fans should make sure to follow Shum’s future posts for updates about his new web series Caper.
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Harry Shum, Jr. is sure to put his heart and soul into this new project, and Glee fans are sure to follow him. Will Shum be dancing or singing on Caper? Glee fans everywhere can only hope that he will. Caper mixes both animation and live action on the screen, so that means anything is possible.
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Awesome Asian Bad Guys – Teaser Trailer

Check out the teaser trailer premiere for Awesome Asian Bad Guys, the upcoming action comedy web series from Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino, aka National Film Society.

The series is a celebration of some of our favorite cult movie personalities of yesteryear who were always relegated to bad guy background status, from The Karate Kid Part II to Lethal Weapon and Rambo II. Awesome Asian Bad Guys puts them in the spotlight and in the center of the action — where they belong.

Starring Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, Aaron Takahashi, Dante Basco and more, the story follows a motley crew of washed up Asian bad guy actors who join forces to take down Los Angeles’ most nefarious mob boss. Here’s a very first look at the series, coming in 2014.


The Asian American Film Lab presents: MY NOT SO subCONSCIOUS

The Asian American Film Lab (AAFL) will premiere its first ever web series on AAFL-TV September 30 with the launch of MY NOT SO subCONSCIOUS.

MY NOT SO subCONSCIOUS is a comedy series in which a woman’s life is upended when her inner thoughts take on a literal life of their own.

“This series was created exclusively for AAFL TV, featuring bold, innovative, diverse, and original entertainment aimed at accurately reflecting the cosmopolitan and diverse make up of the United States and to provide great entertainment at the same time!”