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APRIL 1, 2016SANTA MONICA, CA and VANCOUVER, BC (February 16, 2016) – Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, announced today they will release the film NATURAL BORN PRANKSTERS across all platforms on April 1, 2016.
Featuring all-new, never-before-seen pranks and badass stunts, the film stars YouTube’s top pranksters Roman Atwood, Dennis Roady, and Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (aka VitalyzdTV), who have collectively amassed over 28 million subscribers and over three billion views.
Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, financed and produced the film, which was directed by Atwood and Ben Pluimer and will be released day-and-date in theatres, on DVD and Digital HD.
Pranks have generated over 13 billion views worldwide on the YouTube platform alone, with the Natural Born Pranksters leading the charge. VitalyzdTV is currently the #1 YouTube prank channel with almost 9 million subscribers, and Roman Atwood Vlogs has over 100 million monthly views. Vitaly and Atwood are behind some of the most viral pranks in history — Vitaly’s “Gold Digger” (45 million views), and Atwood’s “Anniversary Prank Backfires” (75 million views) and “Plastic Ball Prank” (63 million views).
This film is jam-packed with cameos from some of YouTube’s biggest stars — including Jenna Marbles, Furious Pete, Jukka Hilden, KC James, Kevin Brueck, Tom Mabe, and Peter Vass — with appearances from Radio DJ Big Boy and Dave England as well! Watch as Atwood, Roady, and Vitaly take fearlessness and unbelievable social experiments to the next level!
*** Trailer: https://youtu.be/kC_2-vntU3k ***
*** Artwork: www.lionsgatepublicity.com/home-entertainment/naturalbornpranksters/ ***
*** Website: http://naturalbornpranksters.com/ ***
The Natural Born Pranksters will also appear in a live screening tour to take place in select cities leading up to the film’s release. More information can be found at www.naturalbornpranksters.com.
NATURAL BORN PRANKSTERS was produced by Studio71. Executive producers include Vitaly, Atwood, and Roady. Studio71’s Gary Binkow and John Fitzpatrick are producers. VitalyzdTV, Roman Atwood, and Dennis Roady are all part of the Studio71 multichannel network, which delivers over 3.5 billion views a month.
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: Natural Born Pranksters © 2015 Prank Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Run Time: Approx. 90 Minutes
Rating: R for crude and dangerous pranks, language throughout and sexual content.
Studio71 is the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group with 3.5 billion views a month. It is headquartered in Berlin and Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and Vienna. In German-speaking countries, Studio71 is the leading multichannel network that concentrates the broadcasting group’s range of Web-only content and its distribution through in-house platforms like MyVideo, and through third-party platforms. In the U.S. Studio71 develops, produces, and distributes original entertainment programming and manages one of the leading multichannel networks with over 1,200 channels. Germany’s leading moving-image marketer is responsible for ad marketing with SevenOne Media.
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