Stitch Media

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August 05, 2010 10:21 ET

Open Casting Call for Aspiring Actors: STITCH MEDIA and SHOWCASE.CA Host an Online, Canada-Wide Talent Search for Their New Comedy Web Series, MODERATION TOWN

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2010) - STITCH MEDIA and SHOWCASE.CA are searching for fresh, new talent to star in their upcoming six-part comedy web series, MODERATION TOWN. Now until August 20th, aspiring actors can upload a video audition of a funny or embarrassing 90-second anecdote about an online encounter, real or fictional, on the Moderation Town Talent Search Youtube channel, which can be reached via www.moderationtown.com.

MODERATION TOWN centres on the quirky local residents of a small, maritime town, who become not-so-internet savvy content moderators when their local factory folds and is replaced with an Internet moderation company.

"We want to hear the most creative, hilarious stories people have experienced online. It could be an awkward Facebook encounter, an odd Chatroulette conversation, or the most atrocious message board flamewar. It doesn't even have to be true. We just want to see what stories people have and search out new and aspiring actors through this open casting call," says Mark Mullane, co-writer and director of the show.

Prizes will be awarded for the funniest and most popular audition videos on August 20th. The best auditions will be shortlisted for the chance to win an Apple iPad and a second audition that could lead to a paying role in the show.

About the Show

Quirky, crude, and awkwardly self-aware, MODERATION TOWN satirizes the worst of Internet culture by revealing how online attitudes affect average, normal people in the real world. The show poses an interesting social commentary on how internet users get away with appallingly hilarious, antisocial behaviour and how this behaviour translates in face-to-face interactions, resulting in the funniest situations this side of The Office.

The show, filming in Nova Scotia, will be directed by Mark Mullane (This Hour has 22 Minutes, Saving Penny) and co-written by Tim McAuliffe (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Corner Gas). MODERATION TOWN is set to launch on SHOWCASE.CA in fall 2010.

MODERATION TOWN is made possible by the Independent Production Fund and Film Nova Scotia, kick-starting opportunities for compelling content online.

About Stitch Media www.stitchmedia.ca

Stitch Media is an award-winning digital media production company specializing in interactive multi-platform content. Stitch is recognized for their cross-platform storytelling using innovative technology, program enhancements and cutting-edge game design that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.

About The Independent Production Fund http://www.ipf.ca/

The Independent Production Fund provides equity investments to encourage the production of prime-time dramatic series and dramatic children's series, produced by independent Canadian producers for private sector broadcasters, in English or French.

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