|By PR Newswire||
|October 12, 2011 08:31 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CollegeHumor Media today released "Jake and Amir: Fired," a new web special and DVD movie based on CollegeHumor.com's most popular series "Jake and Amir." The movie is the company's first independent foray into long-form content and the first to be available to consumers on multiple platforms.
"Fired" can be streamed as a web special on Facebook and purchased with Facebook credits; streamed and purchased on CollegeHumor.com through a player powered by Ooyala; or purchased on DVD at Bustedtees.com and Amazon.com. The DVD features bonus footage, including behind-the-scenes video and an additional movie short.
Today's release marks the next step for CollegeHumor's development into long-form content. Building off of previous video successes, "Fired" is the first long-form content to rely solely on CollegeHumor staff and crew for full production.
"Creating and producing long-form content is a natural progression for the CollegeHumor brand," said CollegeHumor Media CEO Paul Greenberg. "We have mastered a formula for creating videos that has proven to be successful, and our audience has been seeking more in depth original content from us. 'Jake and Amir' is the perfect platform with which to move to this next level."
During the plot of the 30-minute movie, written by Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, CollegeHumor's fictitious new CEO Alan Avery (played by Matt Walton) makes Jake an offer he can't refuse: fire Amir and get a promotion. However Jake soon realizes that life without Amir isn't everything he thought it would be. They hatch a plan to get Amir's job back and in classic Jake and Amir fashion, they embark on a hilarious mission.
"'Fired' is very much an extension of the Jake and Amir that people already know," said Sam Reich, President of Original Content for CollegeHumor Media. "It begins and ends with them at their desks. That being said, it also expands the universe considerably by adding characters, locations, and something even newer to a 'Jake and Amir' plot. Because it's the first time we've done a long-form video with our own small crew, something about it feels very intimate and gratifying."
Click here to view the "Jake and Amir: Fired" trailer http://www.collegehumor.com/jakeandamirfired
About CollegeHumor Media
CollegeHumor Media, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) and partner in the Electus multimedia studio system, is a leading comedy-driven entertainment company that targets young adults age 18-34. Comprised of CollegeHumor.com Jest.com, Dorkly.com and SportsPickle.com, CH Media delivers original videos, pictures and articles created and/or curated by its in-house editorial staff and reaches over 15 million unique visitors per month. Founded in 1999 with the launch of CollegeHumor.com, CollegeHumor Media has expanded its expertise to leading brands and top level talent to create high-quality original content that has been viewed over 300 million times with its viewers watching 100 years worth of video content each month. In addition to online content, CollegeHumor Media has expanded into apparel and other forms of entertainment including three CollegeHumor books published by Penguin and "The CollegeHumor Show" on MTV.
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