Electus Adds Eight New Series Ahead Of LOUD Launch Next Week

Multimedia studio Electus on Wednesday announced eight new online video series -- including one from Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman --  to add to the one it announced previously for its new pop-culture-focused YouTube channel, LOUD.

Smith, an actor/filmmaker, and Garman, an actor, comedian and radio host, have partnered with Electus to bring best-of clips of their weekly podcast show Hollywood-Babble On This Week to the new YouTube channel.

Hollywood-Babble On This Week features the co-hosts discussing living and working in Hollywood, including their interactions with other actors and directors, as well as entertainment news and any projects they are working on themselves.

Electus, a multimedia studio owned by IAC and Ben Silverman, a former top network TV programming executive and Hollywood producer, is positioning LOUD as a video hub for edgy series featuring celebrities and other entertaining personalities. Other series slated to launch on LOUD on July 2nd are:

  • · Ben Baller, a reality series about Ben Baller, celebrity jeweler
  • · Couples Fight a series where couples train with MMA fighters to fight each other for cash prizes
  • · Hipster Orchestra Presents: Four Strings and an 808, featuring the Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra playing hip-hop and rap tunes
  • · K-LOL: The Internet’s Local News, a news series covering Internet news, highlights, memes and viral phenomena in the vein of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show
  • · ROFL, a stand-up comedy series featuring a single sketch from top comedians each week
  • · The Q-Side, a weekly pop culture recap from Quddus, host of ABC’s Duets
  • · Watsky’s Making an Album, a mockumentary series starring George Watsky, whose rapping talent made his music videos a viral success in 2011, as he attempts to make an album 
  • · K-Town, a previously announced reality series about Koreatown, Los Angeles, in the vein of MTV’s Jersey Shore

“It is our mission to create really funny, entertaining content for fans of pop-culture that build on the strengths of both YouTube and traditional television in terms of creating series with high production value that speak directly and intimately to the YouTube community,” Drew Buckley, COO and head of digital, Electus said. “Launching the LOUD Channel with talent such as Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman and George Watsky -- who are already so well-embraced in the digital space -- is very important in continuing to build and tap into this hugely powerful audience.”

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