I am thrilled to see established producers making the move to create web-only content
Loveland, CO (PRWEB) September 13, 2007
Hollywood is beginning to jump on the web bandwagon, as Edward Zwick and Marshall Hersowitz, the creative minds behind "Thirtysomething" and "My So-Called Life" have announced that they will be launching a web-based show this fall.
But Hollywood is late to the party as independent producers and film-makers are already creating quality content for the web, with one particular studio leading the way.
InfoMedia, Inc., of Loveland, Colorado, has already adopted the web-only vision and is currently airing the world's first competitive Internet reality show, "The Next Internet Millionaire" exclusively on the web at http://www.NextInternetMillionaire.com
"I am thrilled to see established producers making the move to create web-only content," says Joel Comm, Host and Executive Producer of 'The Next Internet Millionaire.' "As the creator of the world's first reality show designed specifically for the Internet, we've demonstrated that you can bring high production values and long-form video to the web." Comm continues, "I am certain that we will be seeing more and more original programming in this new medium as creative talent strives to break the stranglehold that Hollywood and network television have on the entertainment industry."
Receiving more site visitors than AmericanIdol.com, CBS.com and NBC.com on its premier day according to website rating service Alexa.com, "The Next Internet Millionaire" is being discussed on more than 90,000 web pages, according to Google, demonstrating it's popularity and appeal to a mainstream audience hungry for original web-based entertainment.
To date, the major networks have found a new revenue stream by merely re-broadcasting their existing TV shows, but they have yet to produce a full-fledged made-for-internet series. In April, The New York Times reported that Mark Burnett (creator of Survivor and other reality series) might produce a political themed reality show to be hosted on MySpace in 2008. Whether it will happen remains to be seen, but if it does, it will not be the first reality show to hit the web.
Online video auditions were solicited earlier this year, with hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs applying for the opportunity to win $25,000 cash and a large-scale joint venture with Comm, a successful Internet businessman and author of the New York Times Best Seller, 'The AdSense Code.' Twelve contestants were culled from the auditions and brought on location to learn strategies and techniques for generating income online from the leading Internet marketing experts. The roster includes such prolific teachers as Mark Joyner, Armand Morin, Mike Filsaime, Rich Schefren, Marlon Sanders and Brad Fallon, all of whom regularly generate millions of dollars per year online.
The contestants include six men and six women from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica. With varying levels of online experience, the contestants will learn from the experts and compete in a variety of individual and team challenges designed to test their leadership ability, persuasion skills, creativity, and other business related skills. The goal is to find the ideal joint venture partner for Comm.
The Next Internet Millionaire leverages the new media in ways that the major television networks have been unable to accomplish. Viewers may watch the show at their leisure by visiting the site at http://www.NextInternetMillionaire.com. This 24/7 distribution model, accompanied by programs of variable length, demonstrate how original long-form entertainment is rapidly transitioning to the web.
Currenly airing the fourth episode in the series created for reality fans of all ages, Comm's original program entertains as well as educates how he and others generate millions of dollars on the Internet.
The Next Internet Millionaire is a joint venture between InfoMedia, Inc. and Eric Holmlund of Northern Colorado. InfoMedia, Inc. is a new media company based in Loveland, Colorado. Providing a twelve-year track record of building profitable Internet sites, InfoMedia leads the way in innovative, entertaining and educational uses of the Internet.
To interview Joel Comm, for sponsorship opportunities or for more information, contact InfoMedia, Inc. (970) 278-0011 or visit http://www.NextInternetMillionaire.com
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