September 10, 2008
Youtube Stars Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi Debut First Full-Length Feature Film
Cast from ‘Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure’ will visit
top three cities with the most Eventful Demanders
SAN DIEGO, CA, September 10, 2008 – Eventful, the leading global events Web site, joined forces with YouTube sensations Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi of the Nigahiga show to give fans the power to influence their upcoming promotional film tour on Eventful.com. Ryan and Sean will use Eventful Demand to let their loyal fans compete to win a spot on the tour. The three cities with the most Eventful Demanders will win an appearance from members of the cast and crew of Ryan and Sean's Not So Excellent Adventure*.
Ryan and Sean are known for their popular Nigahiga show on YouTube, which is the second most subscribed channel of all time with over 500,000 subscribers and the fastest-growing subscriber base on YouTube. Their upcoming film, Ryan and Sean’s Not so Excellent Adventure, tells the story of two young Web celebrities who find themselves brought to Hollywood to audition for starring roles in the next big ‘buddy’ film. Ryan and Sean bring a genuine and natural comedic performance to strange situations that are packed with hilarity.
Eventful Demand enables fans to influence where their favorite artists perform by creating grass-roots campaigns to ‘Demand’ the artists to come to their town. Over 50,000 artists, comedians and even politicians are using Eventful Demand to connect with their supporters and empower them to shape their tour. Eventful Demand is quickly becoming a phenomenon in the music and entertainment industry.
“Sean and I love the fact that our fans have a direct say in which cities we visit,” said Ryan Higa. “We’re excited to partner with Eventful on this project. We owe everything to our fans and this is a great way to make sure they are heard. It will be fun to see who Demands us the most.”
Launching Wednesday, September 10, 2008, the Demand competition will continue through 2:00pm PT on October 31, 2008 on Eventful.com (http://www.eventful.com/ryanandsean).
“We love helping build this nationwide connection between Ryan and Sean and their fans,” said Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful. “We’re excited to help them shape their tour based on the voices of the fans.”
Along with MySpace, YouTube and iTunes, Eventful is an essential part of the online marketing toolkit for performers and artists. Eventful is transforming the way tours get routed by empowering fans to influence the tours of their favorite performers and enabling performers to make the best decisions about where to tour.
Fans can join the competition and Demand an appearance from Ryan and Sean by visiting http://www.eventful.com/ryanandsean, http://www.myspace.com/ryannigahiga or http://www.iloveindifilms.com/.
*Subject to availability and scheduling.
About Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi
YouTube stars Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi bring a genuine and natural comedic performance to strange and sometimes surreal situations. Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure is the story of two young Web celebrities who find themselves brought to Hollywood to audition and screen test for starring roles. Sought out by a producer about to be kicked off the studio lot, Ryan and Sean are put through the grueling process of makeovers, massages, tanning beds, singing, dancing and action picture auditions. Learn more about the movie at: http://www.ryanandseansmovie.com.
LEWIS PR for Eventful
Posted by at September 10, 2008 09:56 AM