We don’t know too much about this, but it was announced that Dave will be hosting a show for CNN/Funny or Die on Twitter called “Related.”
Things have been looking up recently for CNN, mostly thanks to a surge of viewers tuning in every night over the past month for constant updates on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In March, the network moved into second place past MSNBC, but the even better news came on the digital side with its web properties having their best month ever with a whopping 3.6 billion page views and 266 million global video starts.
In order to capitalize on that success, the network has just announced the launch of CNN Digital Studios, which will produce video intended solely for the web in an effort to bulk up online ad revenue. The venture’s first big project will be a new morning show designed to be shared on Twitter called “Your 15 Second Morning.” The series will likely resemble NowThis News, the web-native platform that produces very short video news pieces and shares them through social media.
Chris Berend, CNN’s vice president for Video Content Development, told Mediaite by phone that the show will “live natively on Twitter,” meaning it won’t use an outside application like Instagram and users will not need to leave the platform in order to watch. He said it is being designed “specifically for Twitter users who are checking their phones first thing in the morning” and represents the network’s attempt to “communicate directly and quickly with the people who are next phase of audience growth” for CNN. “We’re going to them where they are instead of asking them to come see us,” Berend added.
As for whether you can expect to see any of CNN’s television personalities on “Your 15 Second Morning,” Berend said he would “never say never,” but stressed that “the story is the talent” in this format and he wouldn’t want anything to get in the way of that. And while the pieces will likely include audio voiceover, they should be able to get the message across even if you have the sound turned off on your phone.
In addition to the 15 second morning news show, CNN Digital Studios plans to present “Related with Dave Franco,” a co-production with Funny or Die featuring the brother of James Franco and focusing on celebrity siblings, “Brutally Honest” with Kelly Wallace, “Live to 100? with Sanjay Gupta and “Crossfire Reloaded,” featuring that show’s hosts taking on topics in a more casual way than they do on TV. For instance, last month CNN released this video of S.E. Cupp joking around about recreational marijuana in Colorado. “Let’s talk about weed, man, because that’s fun.”
If you watch MTV from April 7 to 11, keep an eye out for special segments with MTV’s Josh Horowitz as he’s joined by stars including Dave to talk movies and favorite MTV Movie Awards memories. Also airing exclusive teasers of various big films including “Neighbors” and “22 Jump Street” at around 11pm EST.
MTV is about to be invaded by movie stars.
Before the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, MTV is throwing its first-ever MTV Movie Awards Takeover.
What does that mean? Well, basically, all of your favorite stars from the summer’s most anticipated movies will take over MTV for exclusive, full-day, on-air profiles in the week before the MTV Movie Awards on April 13.
From April 7 to April 11, stars like Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Dwayne Johnson, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler will join correspondent Josh Horowitz to talk movies and their favorite MTV Movie Awards memories.
Even better, each night at 11 p.m. ET/PT, MTV will unveil exclusive teasers for new blockbusters, including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “22 Jump Street,” “Hercules,” “Neighbors” and “Blended.” You’ll even get an amazing first look at Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” because we know you can’t wait ’til August for that one.
Then, after watching a week of your favorite stars, you’ll be all set for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards with new host Conan O’Brien on Sunday, April 13.
So prepare for a total movie takeover of MTV. We couldn’t be more excited about it.
Dave Franco suits up and braves the rain while arriving on set of his latest film Business Trip on Tuesday (October 8) in Berlin, Germany.
The day before, the 28-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars James Marsden, Vince Vaughn, and Tom Wilkinson as they shot more scenes for the Ken Scott-directed comedy.
Dave recently shared the best advicehe received from his older brother James Franco.
“The best thing he’s ever told me is to be patient and hold out for movies that I really want to do,” Dave told Wonderland. “About two years ago I made the decision to only go out for projects that I am passionate about, although I knew at the time that might’ve been the stupidest decision I ever made because I might never work again.”
Dave Franco keeps bundled up on the set of his upcoming flick Business Trip on Friday morning (September 20) in Berlin, Germany.
The 28-year-old actor was joined on set by his co-star, Vince Vaughn.
Just last month, Dave stepped out to attend the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards held at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Calif.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the first trailer for Dave‘s flick Neighbors, which also stars Zac Efron and Seth Rogen!