YouTube Online video service set to venture into movie business

YouTube is joining the like of Amazon and Netflix to produce and air original contents.

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YouTube to produce original films

(Rex Features / Alex Segre)
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Google’s online video service, YouTube, has announced that it is going into partnership with multi-channel network (MCN) and DreamWorks Animation subsidiary AwesomenessTV to make a series of films.

YouTube Originals boss Alex Carloss made the announcement via a blog post.

“Together, we’ll release several feature-length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars and developed and produced by AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins,” - he wrote.

“The films will all premiere globally on YouTube before they become available elsewhere, setting what we believe will become a new distribution paradigm for years to come. We hope to release our first film this fall, with more details to come soon.” Alex added.

YouTube is also partnering with some of its biggest creators - Fine Brothers’, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa, and Smosh, to produce four new original series.

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