Comedy Dynamics announced they have acquired the comedy mockumentary, The Social Ones, from executive producers Stephanie March, Danielle Kosann and Laura Kosann, and will release it on March 3rd, 2020 through the Comedy Dynamics network, their hybrid distribution system composed of Comcast, Amazon Prime Video, Spectrum, Apple TV, Dish, Google Play, DirecTV, Vimeo, YouTube and more.
The Social Ones, written and directed by Laura Kosann,is a mockumentary that explores the lives and anxieties of a group of social media “influencers”. The film, which received the 2019 Audience Award for Best Comedy Feature at Cinequest Film Festival, stars Richard Kind (Mad About You reboot, Inside Out, A Serious Man), Debra Jo Rupp (That 70s Show, She’s Out Of My League, Garfield), Peter Scolari (Newhart, Girls, That Thing You Do), Stephanie March (The Invention of Lying, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) and Nicole Kang (CW’s Batwoman, You, Swallow).
Deadline called the female-led project:“The perfect remedy to the onslaught of likes, retweets, Insta-fame that has been furiously raining down on culture for the past decade,”
The Mercury News said “The Social Ones satirizes our social media obsession,”
“In a world that’s been taken over by social media, The Social Onesgives us an eye-opening and hilarious insight to the types of personalities that rule these social networks,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
“The Social Ones is a love letter to our generation; it satirizes the most timely topic right now – social media – and shines a comedic light on what everyone thinks about social media…but doesn’t necessarily say. Great comedy is a huge part of Comedy Dynamics’ DNA, and that was very important to us. We could not be more thrilled to join their lineup,” said writer and director Laura Kosann.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the other side of the camera with such terrific work sisters,” said Stephanie March, executive producer, and cast member.
The deal was negotiated by Anna Roberts of Comedy Dynamics and Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company is behind the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and unannounced projects for Disney+, BET+ and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61stAnnual Grammy Awards in 2019.