Los Angeles, CA, April 1, 2008 â€“ Stun Creative, a multi-award winning advertising agency and production company based in Los Angeles, has entered into the realm of original content with â€œThe Writers Room,â€? a 10-part web-series (each episode runs 6-minutes) that is available on C-Spot, a new, multi-platform comedy channel distributed by Sony Pictures Television. The series is available on Crackle.com (
,) YouTube (
,) AOL Video, Hulu and Verizon Wirelessâ€™ V Cast Video service. Stun Creative co-presidents Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth jointly made the announcement.
NOTE: To view Episode # 1 of â€œWriters Room,â€? please click:
(NOTE: A short Crackle.com Promo precedes the â€œWriters Roomâ€? episode)
â€œThe Writers Room,â€? a scripted comedy starring real-life comedy writers and former show runners, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a fictional late night talk show hosted by actor Kevin Pollack, who portrays an egomaniacal version of himself. The premise behind the series is as follows: Long hours, tight quarters and lots of emotional baggage (and food allergies) are all in a dayâ€™s work for the dysfunctional office family of â€œThe Writers Room,â€? as the group struggles to write jokes and survive within an environment that is a hotbed of neuroses. Itâ€™s a miracle the show ever gets written, as the eccentric bunch seem to spend more time talking about their own personal crises than they do working on the writing of sketches, comedic bits and monologues for the show.
Roth and Feldstein are represented by the William Morris Agency (WMA) for television and digital properties. â€œAs an agency, we are constantly striving to present our clients with new digital media opportunities,â€? said Lewis Henderson, Head of WMAâ€™s Digital Group. â€œMark & Brad are both incredibly creative, and this new platform provides them the opportunity to showcase their unique brand and comic sensibilities.â€?
Developing and producing a digital comedy series for Sony represents a natural â€œevolutionâ€? of Stun Creative, a company whose work has always had a comedic bent. Since its founding in 2000, Stunâ€™s promotion and branding business has become highly regarded throughout the entertainment, broadcasting and advertising industries for its sharp comedic wit and pop-culture sensibility.
Before producing â€œThe Writers Roomâ€?, the company had previously written and directed two comedy short films for Showtime â€“ â€œThe Swinger,â€? starring Chris Elliott and Bob Costas, and â€œKaraoke Knight,â€? starring Jeffery Ross. Roth and Feldstein also executive produced a comedy short starring Jack Black promoting TBS, working with famed comedy director Jay Roach (â€œMeet the Fockers,â€? â€œAustin Powers.â€?)
In the digital world, Stun earned acclaim for its â€œBush Bitesâ€? audio clips, extracted from real life oral moments in the life of President George W. Bush and set to animation, which were produced for Freemantle. Stun also has the distinction of having produced the â€œGinger and Mary Ann Pie Fightâ€? for client TBS, listed within iFilmâ€™s top â€œ100 Downloaded Videosâ€? of all time.
Said Feldstein, â€œWe see â€˜The Writers Roomâ€™ as a workplace comedy, just without the work. Unlike NBCâ€™s â€˜30 Rockâ€™ or HBOâ€™s legendary â€˜Larry Sandersâ€™ show, â€˜The Writers Roomâ€™ never presents the actual â€˜showâ€™ to our audience. We chose instead to focus on the writersâ€™ room, since some of the funniest stuff never leaves the room. Not to mention the fact that we simply didnâ€™t have enough budget to build an actual talk show set!â€?
Adds Roth, â€œWe donâ€™t think of our show as a mockumentary series like â€˜The Office.â€™ Our actors never acknowledge the camera, and we donâ€™t have confessionals. On top of that, we wanted our show to feel more real than anything else out there, so we made the conscious decision to have our cast be entirely comprised of actual comedy writers and show runners.â€?
MORE ABOUT â€œTHE WRITERS ROOM:â€?
The cast members of the series are: Kevin Pollak, Bruce Kirschbaum (â€œSeinfeld,â€? â€œEverybody Loves Raymond,â€? â€œThe Ben Stiller Show,) Ed Crasnick (â€œThe Sopranos,â€? â€œCurb Your Enthusiasm,â€? â€œWhose Line Is It Anyway,â€?) Evan
Mann (â€œJamie Kennedy Experiment,â€? â€œThe Gilmore Girls,â€? â€œHow I Met Your Mother,â€?) Gareth Reynolds (â€œThe Real Wedding Crashers,â€?) Jeff Kahn (â€œThe Ben Stiller Show,â€? â€œLarry Sanders,â€? â€œâ€?Curb Your Enthusiasm,â€?) Frank Conniff (â€œMystery Science Theater 3000,â€?) and Rose Abdoo (â€œCurb Your Enthusiasm,â€? â€œThe Gilmore Girls,â€? â€œStrangers with Candy,â€? â€œMalcolm in the Middle.â€?)
ABOUT STUN CREATIVE:
Launched in 2000 by co-presidents Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Stun Creative is an award winning, Los Angeles-based advertising agency and production company that specializes in writing, directing and producing spots and campaigns for cable and broadcast networks as well as the major studios. Stun also boasts a motion graphics design and animation studio, Buster, that produces show opens, promo packages, and consumer brand advertising.
Stun Creativeâ€™s clients include TBS, FX, Bravo, ABC, Sundance Channel Discovery Channel, GSN, 20th Television and Warner Brothers to name a few.
Stun Creative is located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Suite # 600, LA, CA, 90036. The phone is 323/460-4035 and the web is