A feature published today by The Hollywood Reporter identifies 15 rising stars who are crossing over to traditional media after surfacing on various online platforms.
The list of “Hollywood’s New Digital Disrupters” includes Lilly Singh, who has attracted 12 million YouTube followers for her comedic videos and will soon tackle a dramatic role in HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451”; Adam Conover, who parlayed his CollegeHumor series “Adam Ruins Everything” into a show on truTV; and Liza Koshy, who quickly transitioned from a YouTube video star to the host of MTV’s “Total Request Live” reboot.
“For Hollywood, this digital-first talent just might be the answer to the next-generation audience that is more likely to ‘Netflix and chill’ than tune in for prime time or race to a theater,” THR notes, adding: “It’s why CNN paid $25 million for vlogger Casey Neistat’s video app, Beme. And why Food Network courted drunk cooking queen Hannah Hart for a new travel show.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to THR for the full rundown on this new group of breakout stars.