BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Verizon Wireless, the builder and owner of the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Michael Eisner's independent new media studio, Vuguru, today announced "The All-For-Nots" will air on Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video service. "The All-For-Nots," Vuguru's second original series, will debut tomorrow on V CAST in the Music and Showcase categories on V CAST Video-enabled phones. Verizon Wireless is the exclusive wireless provider of "The All-For-Nots" video.
"The All-For-Nots" program, created by Thom Woodley and Kathleen Grace of Dinosaur Diorama, is an original Internet comedy series that follows a documentary crew filming a fictional indie rock band called "The All-For-Nots" as they travel the U.S. on an under-funded and poorly planned tour. "The All-For-Nots" will visit 24 cities on the band's U.S. tour during each of the seven- to 10-minute episodes in the series.
"Verizon Wireless' V CAST service is a clear leader in the mobile video space and partnering with them for the second time on an original Web series was an objective from the very start of this production," said Michael Eisner. "Short-form video is a popular source of entertainment for young, early adopters of new media, and that feature of 'The All-For-Nots' makes it perfect for viewing on a mobile platform."
Weekly episodes of "The All-For-Nots" series will be available on V CAST Video through August 2008, and will include documentary-style narratives, concert footage from the band, and interviews with fans and special guests.
Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription, which also includes access to Verizon Wireless' ESPN MVP, Get It Now® and Mobile Web 2.0SM services. Customers get unlimited basic video including "The All-For-Nots" but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime or megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription.
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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About VuguruVuguru is a new media studio for Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company. The studio produces and distributes innovative story-driven content for current new media and emerging platforms. Vuguru's production of Prom Queen is the first of many shows developed and produced by the studio. Privately held, The Tornante Company makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space. Tornante holds ownership stakes in Veoh Networks and Team Baby Entertainment.
About Dinosaur Diorama ProductionsDinosaur Diorama consists of Kathleen Grace and Thom Woodley:
Dinosaur Diorama posted their first short for their web sitcom "The Burg" on youtube.com in May 2006 and launched the site and the show on June 26, 2006. With a credit card and a pool of talented friends who contribute their time, Woodley and Grace have pioneered the world of do-it-yourself sitcoms. Kathleen Grace is a director / producer who started the street theater company, Suitcase Players, that performed 15-minute comic versions of classic plays on the streets of New York. She has also worked on feature films and television series on the production side. Thom Woodley is a writer / filmmaker based in Brooklyn, with several stageplays, short films and optioned scripts under his belt. He has also toured the country with numerous ill-fated and under-funded rock bands.
Their web sitcom, "The Burg," has been featured in the New York Times, Wired Magazine, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New York Post, and is one of the first and most critically acclaimed web sitcoms. Most recently, Thom Woodley and Kathleen Grace were selected for Paper Magazine's 40 Most Beautiful People issue.####