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Exclusive: AMPLE, YouTube team on “Could you Survive the Movies” special

LA-based indie production studio AMPLE Entertainment is prepping the YouTube Original special Could You Survive the Movies, with YouTube star Jake Roper hosting. The 30-minute unscripted format follows Roper (pictured) as he ...
September 20, 2018

LA-based indie production studio AMPLE Entertainment is prepping the YouTube Original special Could You Survive the Movies, with YouTube star Jake Roper hosting.

The 30-minute unscripted format follows Roper (pictured) as he explores how to survive in Hollywood movie scenarios and will be released to Roper’s own Vsauce3 YouTube channel on Oct. 10.

Could You Survive the Movies is a one-off special modeled on Roper’s Could You Survive videos, including the movie-centric Could You Survive Home Alone.

Roper joined the Vsauce network in 2012. His channel, where he explores the real-life science behind gaming, movies, comics and other entertainment, has over 3.5 million subscribers and close to 350 million views. The Vsauce network has more than 21 million subscribers over its three channels.

The special is executive produced by Roper, Ari Mark, Phil Lott and David Brown

Could You Survive the Movies is about marrying science and cinema… a narrative journey that explores the fantastic and the fictional but in a real way; presenting information that feels, not only digestible, but exciting,” said Roper, in a statement. “When the video ends, you don’t feel like you just watched a lecture, but an experience. It’s accidental learning.”

The series represents Ample’s continued investment in the digital platform space following the Courteney Cox-produced pregnancy docuseries 9 Months on Facebook Watch.

The company hopes to expand Could You Survive the Movies into a series.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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