So cool.  Not only can you be internet famous, you can be Hollywood


--- In, "Digital" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Jerry and Orrin just forwarded this to me.. Congrats guys, this is
> awesome!
> ------------
> News Release
> For Immediate Release
> April 11, 2006
> BOSTON, MA  April 11, 2006? It?s JerryTime!, (,
> the quirky animated web micro-series produced by two brothers, Orrin
> and Jerry Zucker, is on the verge of forging television history.
> The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced
> that the hit animated website It?s JerryTime! has captured one of six
> nominations for the first Emmy Award to be presented for original
> entertainment programming created specifically for non-traditional
> viewing platforms, including computers, mobile phones, iPods, PDAs and
> similar devices.
> The new Emmy Award will first be presented at the 33rd Annual Creative
> Arts Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by Meredith Vieira, on Saturday,
> April 22 at New York City?s Marriott Marquis.
> It?s JerryTime!,  featuring the wonky animated ?true tales from the
> life of Jerry?, debuted in November 2005 and become a cult hit,
> getting rave reviews from such international venues
> as Business Week, The Boston Globe, Boing Boing and the UK Guardian
> Ltd. In its short time online, ?the homemade cult hit vlog epitomizes
> what people's video is all about.? (IEEE Spectrum)
> The hilariously downbeat photo collage animation, produced by
> award-winning Graphic Designer Orrin Zucker, dramatizes the hard-luck
> tales of his brother Jerry, using only the
> most basic tools of a digital camera, Adobe After-Effects and clip
> art. Jerry writes, edits and performs the original stories and ragtime
> piano music.
> In the first episode, ?Who?s That Guy??, Jerry goes to a bar, and is
> accused of stealing popcorn by the manager. He inexplicably stays for
> lunch, endures hostile service, and then finally  debates how much of
> a tip he should leave. In the current episode called ?The Karate
> Date?, Jerry?s painful date with a Karate instructor is highlighted,
> where Jerry learns the ?Rules of the Dojo??the hard way.
> The 2006 Emmy Awards will mark the first time the National Television
> Academy has recognized original programming first distributed on new
> media platforms. In a little more than two months time, from the call
> for entries to the deadline, 74 entries were submitted ? more than any
> other Emmy Award category.
> ----------
> - Ted
> Universus Networks LLC works with select Media Producers, Brand
> Marketers and Agencies to deliver Next Generation Entertainment.

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