NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Dobi Film to bring PLEASE SUBSCRIBE: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT YOUTUBERS, to cinemas across the U.S. for a special one-time-only release February 5 at 7:30PM. Sponsored by MyDamnChannel and Digitour 2013, the film takes you into the lives of MysteryGuitarMan (over 2.1 million subscribers), SeaNanners (over 1.4 million subscribers) and others who make a living producing and distributing their videos on YouTube. It gives an exclusive look and explores the phenomenon behind some of the most influential and unique content creators currently taking the world of online entertainment by storm. Confirmed listings and links to book tickets can be found at PleaseSubscribeFilm.com.
YouTube is the third most trafficked site on the internet. Each month over 800 million people log on to watch over 3 billion hours of video. Every single minute, 72 new hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. In January 2012, Deloitte published that 9% of cable customers cancelled their service the previous year, and another 11% were considering cancelling. The way people watch entertainment is changing, and it's opening up a new world of opportunities with new names and faces.
Please Subscribe is a documentary that explains the phenomenon of some of the most influential and unique content creators raising the bar on YouTube. Through a series of intimate narrative vignettes, the film explores the different journeys taken by some of the medium's top creators to get where they are today. The film focuses on one main question that is "What makes a YouTuber?" Ask anyone in the community and they will each provide a different answer. No one thing makes a YouTuber, but rather it's the journey these creators have taken to pave their own unique path. Featured channels include MyDamnChannel's Daily Grace, Hannah Hart, YouTube News! (Will of DC), MysteryGuitarMan, Hello Everyone! (SeaNanners), livelavalive (Mitchell Davis), Wheezy Waiter, and PogoBat (Dan Brown). The event will be promoted almost entirely via social media, fueled by the nearly six million subscribers following the featured cast, as well as regional video bloggers who will set up local Meet-ups at screenings in their areas.
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: "YouTube is part of the most important changes in media today. We're excited to bring some of YouTube's premiere bloggers to the big screen."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Directed by DAN DOBI
Produced by ROSS BERCUN and MICHAEL CRUZ
Run time: 77 minutes
Treat as PG 13
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,350+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 10 of the top 15 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://www.screenvision.com.
ABOUT DOBI FILM
Dan Dobi has jumped across both traditional and alternative media, leading a double life that's positioned him as a highly regarded pop culture influencer. His current project is as the director/producer of PLEASE SUBSCRIBE — a feature length documentary made in four months about the phenomenon behind some of the top personalities on YouTube, initiated by his own foray as a YouTube content creator and distributor — and made with just over $12,000 raised through Kickstarter. Dobi began his professional career as a well-respected music video director who has worked with such artists as Jason Mraz, Paramore, P-Diddy, Soulja Boy, Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Gym Class Heroes, to name a few. While getting PLEASE SUBSCRIBE distributed and seen by as many as possible is his first priority, he is also busy developing numerous other film ideas, including directing a project for Google at the new YouTube creator space.
David Wengrod, Screenvision, 212.497.0463 DWengrod@Screenvision.com