Social Video Megastars Driving Gen-Z
Hannah Stocking combines humor and her background in science to create characters that teach viewers while making them laugh.
Hannah joined E! News for their coverage of the 2017 Grammy Awards and partnered up with Sprint. More recently, she made her big screen debut in the no. 1 film Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween and was featured by GQ Thailand.
John Shahidi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shots Studios.
John and his brother Sam Shahidi co-founded Shots Studios to create premium comedy and music videos. Their vision is to reshape video entertainment by connecting brands with the new generation through premium digital content.
John makes his relationships his top priority. His “friendship first” approach has fostered trust with multi-million view video makers such as Lele Pons and musicians such as Brazilian pop star Anitta.
In less than a year, John has led Shots Studios to create video content that is being watched over 700M times a month across YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, resulting in brand deals with Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, American Express, and CoverGirl (Procter & Gamble).
Over the last few years Andrew Bachelor, better known by “King Bach,” has quickly parlayed being one of the most influential names on the internet (with a total following 45 million fans and growing) to being an in- demand actor, producer, and content creator. Andrew’s hilarious brand of comedy has spawned national catch phrases, captured a global audience, and has launched him into the entertainment industry as a bonafide “one to watch” this year. First, Andrew can be seen starring in Lionsgate’s upcoming comedy feature film “Where’s the Money” opposite Kat Graham, Terry Crews, Retta, Mike Epps, and Method Man. Slated for theatrical release on October 20 and on demand October 24, the film follows Del (Bachelor), a quick witted young man from the streets of South Central who must rush a lily-white USC fraternity to recover a stash of stolen money. Andrew also served as Executive Producer, on the project.
Next, Andrew can be seen starring in the Netflix horror film “The Babysitter” opposite Bella Thorne and Robbie Amell, out October 11, 2017. He can also be seen in two additional Netflix comedy films: the lead role in “When We First Met” and a supporting role in “Game Over, Man” both set to premiere in 2018. Andrew recently wrapped filming a lead role in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” based on the novel by bestselling author Jenny Han. The film is being produced by Awesomeness Films and Overbrook Entertainment. Additional film and TV credits include: “Meet the Blacks” opposite Mike Epps, “50 Shades of Black” alongside Marlon Wayans, “Dead House” for Laugh Out Loud which he directed and Executive Produced alongside Kevin Hart, “Easy” (Netflix), “Workaholics” (Comedy Central), “Resident Advisors” (HULU), “Black Jesus” (Adult Swim), “Key and Peele” (Comedy Central), “The Mindy Project” (FOX), “Wild ’N Out” (MTV), “Angie Tribeca” (TBS), and recurring on “House of Lies” (Showtime).
Born in Canada and raised in the US, Andrew graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business in 2010. While attending FSU, he was a high jump star athlete, consistently ranking among the top 15 high jumpers in the NCAA. After graduation he moved to California to pursue one of his greatest passions, a career in acting, taking classes at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Andrew’s ambitious desires led him to establish his own production company, Bach Enterprises where he produced, directed, and performed in several projects including a short film Agent Steele which was featured in NBC’s Dateline in September 2011. Creating content was always one of Andrew’s biggest passions-he got his start producing sketches on YouTube (on his channel Bachelors Pad TV) where his audience grew to over 3 million subscribers. The sketches were costly to produce, so Andrew searched for alternative ways to share content, which led to his discovery of Vine. In a few short years he rose to be one of the most followed people on Vine with 15 million subscribers and over 5 billions views. His other social media channels also flourished, with tens of millions of people following his content.
While being an entertainer is Andrew’s passion, he also is very involved with charitable organizations. In 2003, Andrew founded The RuJohn Foundation, which is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide the necessary tools for education to rural and inner-city schools throughout Jamaica and the United States. The foundation also organizes annual youth-focused financial literary workshops, sports camps led by professional athletes, and acting workshops led by successful actors and entertainers.
Andrew has been named one of the Top Influencers by Forbes and Time Magazine, he received the 2015 Streamy Award for Viner of the Year, 2016 Shorty Award for Viner of the Year, and was nominated for multiple 2017 Streamy Awards for Storyteller of the Year and Collaboration, winning Storyteller of the Year. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most followed account on Vine. In June 2017, it was announced that Andrew joined forces with live music streaming platform Hub LiveXLive, with plans to expand content offerings in a big way with a dozen pilots and several documentaries on tap for 2017.
Rudy Mancuso’s music, comedy, and multicultural Brazilian and Italian background have taken him all over the world, from opening for Justin Bieber in Brazil to walking the runway for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan.
He appeared on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” and HBO’s “Outpost,” starred in YouTube Red’s “Keys of Christmas,” and co-hosted “Best.Cover.Ever” with Ludacris. Rudy released his first two singles: “Black and White" with Poo Bear and “Sirens” with Maia Mitchell. He worked with brands like Axe and the Walking Dead.
Chris Jacquemin is a WME partner and leads the company’s Digital content group, focusing on distribution, marketing and windowing strategies for clients in the digital space. In his role he leads a team in packaging content for distribution across digital platforms and developing new business models for entertainment content across all forms of media.
Jacquemin represents Cameron Dallas, the Fine Brothers, Grace Helbig, and Lilly Singh, among many others in that realm. He is responsible for many groundbreaking digital deals, establishing a new model for the successful migration of digital projects to television with Ben Stiller’s “Burning Love,” Lisa Kudrow’s “Web Therapy,” and Rob Corddry’s “Children’s Hospital.”
Jacquemin served as the architect for Kim Kardashian’s mobile game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” which has received over 28,000,000 downloads. He also negotiated the deal for Brad Paisley’s YouTube channel “My Country Nation,” the country music artist’s first major push into the digital space.
Jacquemin broke new ground with the packaging of feature length films for digital clients Cameron Dallas (“Expelled”) and Grace Helbig (“Camp Takota”). He also constructed a deal with Astronauts Wanted to produce a tour documentary following Lilly Singh’s 30-city world tour, which was also organized by WME. These films have proven a new, profitable model for the viability of digital talent in the feature length space.
Jacquemin began his career in the television distribution research group for the Walt Disney Company before moving to Rysher Entertainment, where he built an international research unit focused on distribution and marketing research for TV and film properties.
Jacquemin previously oversaw the primary research group for the ABC Television Network, running focus groups for TV pilots and marketing campaigns. He worked with the network as it launched “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Prior to that, while working with CBS Enterprises, Jacquemin led a marketing research team that developed sales presentations for the launch of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Martha Stewart Living” and “The Howard Stern Show.”
Jacquemin joined Endeavor in 2000 to create a strategic research group for the agency focused on providing the firm and its clients with objective analyses of media consumption, while also exploring market opportunities in the evolving entertainment landscape. In 2009, he transitioned to WME following the agency’s merger with the William Morris Agency.