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Waverly Films is a Brooklyn based group of filmmakers who met at NYU and are named after a nearby diner. [1] The group is Duncan Skiles, Christopher Ford, Jeff Kaplan, Ben Dickinson, Jon Watts, Jake Schreier and Aaron Wesner. They usually work with cinematographer Matthew J Santo.

Brooklyn Borough in New York City and county in New York state, United States

Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County.

Jon Watts American film director and producer

Jon Watts is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is most well known for directing and co-writing the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming and its upcoming sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also directed and co-wrote the horror film Clown, and the thriller film Cop Car. In television, Watts directed numerous episodes of the parody news series Onion News Network.

Jake Schreier American film director

Jake Schreier is an American director. He was a founding member of Waverly Films, a Brooklyn-based filmmaking collective, and joined Park Pictures in 2006, releasing his first feature film Robot & Frank in 2012.

Their members' portfolios include films commissioned for MTV, VH1, Channel 102, McDonald's, Heinz Ketchup and bands such as The Rapture, Fatboy Slim, LCD Soundsystem, Death Cab For Cutie, and TV on the Radio. Their newest work has included Burger King, ESPN, Trident, and Reebok.

MTV American pay television channel

MTV is an American pay television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks and headquartered in New York City. The channel was launched on August 1, 1981, and originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys" (VJs). At first, MTV's main target demographic was young adults, but today it is primarily teenagers, particularly high school and college students.

VH1 American cable television network

VH1 is an American pay television network based in New York City owned by Viacom. It was originally created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and the original owner of MTV, and launched on January 1, 1985, in the former space of Turner Broadcasting System's short-lived Cable Music Channel.

McDonalds American fast food restaurant chain

McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand, and later turned the company into a franchise, with the Golden Arches logo being introduced in 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald's had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved its global headquarters to Chicago in early 2018.

They made a pilot for Comedy Central called The Scariest Show on Television. [2]

Comedy Central American cable and satellite television channel

Comedy Central is an American pay television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel is geared for mature audiences and carries comedy programming in the form of both original, licensed, and syndicated series and stand-up comedy specials, as well as feature films.

Waverly Films won the 2008 YouTube Sketchies 2 Contest sponsored by Toyota Corolla. [3] They previously came in second place in a 24-hour film contest in 2004. [4]

Toyota Corolla the Toyota Corolla is a compact car introduced by Toyota in 1966.

The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact and compact cars manufactured by Toyota. Introduced in 1966, the Corolla was the best-selling car worldwide by 1974 and has been one of the best-selling cars in the world since then. In 1997, the Corolla became the best selling nameplate in the world, surpassing the Volkswagen Beetle. Toyota reached the milestone of 40 million Corollas sold over eleven generations in July 2013. The series has undergone several major redesigns.

They are also known for their recurring web series, Clip of the Week, which is often published to YouTube and are very popular with fans. Since becoming YouTube members in June 2007, they have amassed over 60,000 subscribers to their content. [5]

YouTube video-sharing service owned by Google

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

They also opened their own online merchandise store.

In 2009, Waverly Films won a Webby Award and a People's Voice award for its six-episode animated series Stickman Exodus on Atom.com.

Webby Award award

A Webby Award is an award for excellence on the Internet presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over two thousand industry experts and technology innovators. Categories include websites; advertising and media; online film and video; mobile sites and apps; and social.

Atom.com was a broadband entertainment network offering original short subject movies, animations, and series by independent creators.

In 2016, it was revealed that Waverly Films would produce the film Spider-Man: Homecoming , which was directed by Jon Watts. [6]

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