NewMediaRockstars was a website that delighted in providing a large amount of journalistic content on the world of web-based entertainment. Unfortunately, the site had its funding pulled in an assassination attempt earlier this year when investor, Ryan Devitis, slammed shut the money doors, possibly a result of a touted buyout deal falling through. On August 29th, we said this of our fallen comrades:
“We, and the industry at large will sorely miss NMR, both for its pioneering vision and the reams of content (most of it informative!) that it gave us all daily.
Thank you, for nearly two years of fantastic industry coverage.
Goodnight NMR. You will be missed.”
I’m sorry, did we say NMR was dead? Well, the epitaph chiseller barely had time to thump in the ‘N’ on the gravestone before a twitching hand blasted out of NMR’s freshly dug grave, causing him to spit out his tea and run home with damp trousers. In a press release last week, it was triumphantly announced that NewMediaRockstars had returned from the ether, deciding that it didn’t like the bright lights and cloud motif all that much.
Returning Editor-in-Chief, Alan Van said, “My mom asked whether or not I was still working at that ‘NPR place.’ Yes, mom, I still work at NPR, and no, mom, I still haven’t married a doctor [sigh]”.
He also goes on to say that Danny Zappin is the new man on board and investor. Zappin co-founded Maker Studios (the company that bought Blip earlier this year and is also behind the super-successful YouTube hit, Epic Rap Battles of History), and stepped down as CEO of the company in May this year.
Also returning is original CEO, Benny Luo. In fact, it appears that the whole team is coming roaring back from the abyss thanks to a fresh jolt of money in the heart. Amazing what cash can do to your constitution, huh? And NMR is already looking as good as ever.
I joined the Comedy TV is Dead team at around the same time that NMR originally winked out of existence and so I am looking forward to diving in fresh and welcoming them back.