Episode Forty-Seven Icons Panel #1

July 26, 2010 by cindy  
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The Icons event at Comic Con was full of wonder and surprises! We had a total of four panels on Saturday. Here is the recording from our first panel of the day with Cooper Harris, Brenden Bradley, Sean Becker, and Eric Loya. More to come!

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Cooper Harris- Producer/Actor

A proud graduate of the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts, Cooper recently starred in the SyFy Channel’s upcoming thriller, Meteor Apocalypse, as well as appearing in SyFy’s cult hit Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.  Cooper can be seen this summer as the new host for Red Bull, as well as in campaigns for DishNetwork, POM, Microsoft & LG. Cooper produced, and stars in, DailyMotion’s first original comedy series, Squatters. She is also a writer/producer of transmedia commercial campaigns for companies such as Post It Notes, Kimberly Clark, & Krazy Glue.  Upcoming, Cooper can be seen as the title character in both Amy Alyson Fans, and upcoming thriller, The Resurrection of Serious Rogers.

Brenden Bradley- Producer/Writer/Director/Actor

Born and raised in North Carolina, Brendan graduated with Honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. To further hone his skills, Brendan spent time in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a Producer, Brendan has enjoyed a decade of developing successful theater and transmedia content through his own established companies in New York and Los Angeles. He writes, directs and stars in Squatters which was picked up this year by DailyMotion as their first comedic original series.  Brendan has also developed and produced transmedia commercial campaigns for Post-It Notes, DentaBurst, Kimberly Clark and KABC’s Frosty, Heidi & Frank. Currently he is wrapping principal photography on the feature film Amy Alyson Fans, helping develop a new web series for Viacom and can be seen in the newest season of The Legend of Neil.

Sean Becker- Director/Editor

Sean Becker is an Emmy award-winning director as well as a Streamy Award-nominated director and editor. After graduating from San Jose State University in 2003, Sean directed video segments for a variety show which aired on the UPN network. This resulted in a regional Emmy award in 2005 for the short film Parallel/Parallel. In 2006, Sean co-founded Awkward Pictures along with producing/writing partner, Payman Benz. Together they created Comedy Gumbo for Sony Pictures’ online division, Crackle.com. Just recently, Sean completed production on season 3 of the popular Microsoft-Sponsored online series, The Guild, and is currently in production on a new sketch show entitled The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour.

Eric Loya- Writer

Eric Loya is one of the very few native Southern Californians. He grew up in places that those not in the know have never heard of but have fun saying, like West Covina, La Verne and Rancho Cucamonga. He made the move to LA proper a few years back, and has since kept very busy. He’s appeared in many student films. The less said about those, the better. He’s also appeared on stage at Straitjacket Society, No Shame Theater, and ACME Comedy Theater. His writing has been featured in the Cricket Feet Showcase as well as, obviously, every episode of “Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy.” He is also one of the writer/performers of the web series, “The Best Friend.” He’s having a blast popping up all over the internet, as it’s the first step toward his ultimate goal of taking over the… pie. Uh, he meant to say “making pie” and nothing more.

Episode Thirty-Five: Jeff Lewis and Sean Becker of The Guild

April 21, 2010 by cindy  
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Sean Becker and Jeff Lewis of The Guild and The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour join us to talk about what it’s like to work on the most popular web series!

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Links
The Guild
Jeff Lewis 5 Minute Comedy Hour Facebook Page
Jeff’s Taco Bell Video
Jeff Lewis’ Twitter Page
Jeff’s Facebook page
Sean Becker’s Twitter
Sean’s Awkward Pictures Page

Episode Thirty-Two: Web World

March 24, 2010 by cindy  
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In the world of entertainment, no medium is more exciting these days than the World of the Wide Web. This still-new outlet is breaking new ground everyday and changing the way we view television and movies. The Web has even sparked its own new format and no, we’re not talking about clips of cats playing piano. What we are referring to is the webisode, which is, episodic content made just for the Web. One of the most popular Web shows is The Guild, which is a show about a group of online gamers who decide to take their virtual friendships to the next level by meeting in the “real world”. Join us as we speak with the director of The Guild, Sean Becker and ask him what it’s like to be apart of this exciting new medium.

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Sean Becker- Director/Editor

Sean Becker is an Emmy award-winning director as well as a Streamy Award-nominated director and editor. After graduating from San Jose State University in 2003, Sean directed video segments for a variety show which aired on the UPN network. This resulted in a regional Emmy award in 2005 for the short film Parallel/Parallel. In 2006, Sean co-founded Awkward Pictures along with producing/writing partner, Payman Benz. Together they created Comedy Gumbo for Sony Pictures’ online division, Crackle.com. Just recently, Sean completed production on season 3 of the popular Microsoft-Sponsored online series, The Guild, and is currently in production on a new sketch show entitled The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour.


The Guild Website
Awkward Pictures Website
Sean’s Twitter Page

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