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Snapchat orders four unscripted Snap Originals

Multimedia messaging app Snapchat has commissioned four new unscripted series for its vertical video content platform Snap. The shows have been ordered for Snap Originals, the company’s premium, mobile brand created ...
April 5, 2019

Multimedia messaging app Snapchat has commissioned four new unscripted series for its vertical video content platform Snap.

The shows have been ordered for Snap Originals, the company’s premium, mobile brand created exclusively for Snapchat’s audience.

They will all be available globally on Snapchat’s Discover page, beginning in May.

An untitled, daily BuzzFeed show will offer celebrity, entertainment and “OMG moments” trending online, produced by BuzzFeed and set to premiere in the spring.

Meanwhile, While Black, produced by Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts and Main Event Media, will see author, filmmaker, recording artist and educator MK Asante exploring racially charged social issues through candid conversations, launching in the summer.

Elsewhere, Compton Dreams, from October Films, follows three up-and-coming artists from Compton working to become the next big name in hip-hop, also premiering in the summer.

Finally, Stranded with Sam and Colby, from Bunim/Murray Productions, follows a pair of influencers filming from a haunted location with spooky results, premiering in the fall.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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