My Space; The Movie – Short Video Parody Makes Waves

“My Space; The Movie” is an 11 minute parody which has had millions of views since it first appeared on YouTube.com in January of 2006. David Lehre, the producer, director, writer, music composer and star is 21 years old and lives with his parents. As you can see on David’s web site “My Space; The Movie” is receiving praise from national media.

“My Space; The Movie” was removed from YouTube, but parts of it can be seen in the ABC 20/20 Interview David did.

According to the New York Times, Hollywood agents, managers and lawyers have been competing to represent David Lehre. This represents something of a revolution because David’s video has appeared only on the Internet. Now successful talent agents must scour the Internet to find their latest catch. Films that first appear on the web could also threaten the long-standing studio way of doing business. Since studios have ready access to large sums of money for making expensive films, they still control the game. The business model of how a film is made is not yet in jeopardy from videos bubbling up from the grassroots of the Internet. Most people will not choose to watch a feature length film on their computers. Movie theaters and living rooms are much preferred for viewing feature films.

Shorts comedies, however, work very well on the Net. On the web and on cable TV people seem to have especially short attention spans so this short fare is ideal. Reality television shows may see the web as a perfect spawning ground like a farm league for talented video producers. A Discovery Channel television show entitled “Wild Weddings” advertises here on VideoUniversity for funny clips.

David Lehre’s Internet fame has lead to a TV deal. David has agreed to produce for Fox Television a comedy sketch show in his hometown with his friends. Others have made the leap from Net to TV. Andy Samberg, a former member of the Internet comedy group the Lonely Island, is now a regular on NBCs “Saturday Night Live.” He will also be appearing in “Hot Rod,” a feature film from Paramount.

Internet comedy, like much of the Internet, seems to bring out the adolescence in people. Walter Kirn whose novel, “Thumbsucker,” has become a feature film said in the New York Times, “The Net is a self-consciously anti-authoritarian audience…They are spit-ballers, defacers, vandals, skeptics. It´s a class without a teacher. The movies that will succeed on it will have those properties.”

Rupert Murdoch´s News Corporation now owns MySpace. Other popular web sites are targeted by large media companies in hopes of large rewards.

Every day on YouTube, Google Video and other free video hosting sites, thousands of new videos are posted. Most are not very entertaining. Some are. If you think you have a flair for comedy and can produce an entertaining video, posting your video on the Net could your ticket.

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