tinder? but i just met her

Tinder-Inspired Web Series Releases Third Hilarious Episode

Mr. Hines plays party boy Kenny in the latest installment of "Local Attraction." (Screengrab: YouTube)

Going on a first date tonight? Rest assured it probably won’t be as painful as this one.

“Local Attraction,” the hilarious Tinder-inspired web series that’s already well exceeded its Kickstarter goal, released its third episode today.

In this installment, the talented Connor Hines (who also writes and directs the series) plays Kenny, a house music-loving party boy who’s “in between” jobs and currently working at Sephora. Amanda Shechtman plays Kenny’s date, Lisa, who makes documentaries about international crises. Read More

tinder? but i just met her

Hilarious Tinder-Inspired Video Gets Funding to Become Full Web Series

Star-crossed lovers Whitney and Skye (Screengrab: YouTube)

People must like watching their worst dating nightmares play out onscreen, because the team behind the “Local Attraction” pilotthat hilarious video inspired by bad Tinder dates — has raised more than enough money on Kickstarter to fund the entire web series.

Connor Hines, who writes, directs and stars in the series, never expected “Local Attraction” to gain the widespread following it’s accumulated. But as the pilot episode started to draw in thousands of viewers — and then tens of thousands of viewers — he and his production team decided to launch a Kickstarter to turn the pilot into a high quality web series. Read More

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Dave Tisch, Alexis Ohanian and Other NYC Tech Favs Cameo in Hulu Dramedy Leap Year

Lights, camera, Tisch! (Photo: Leap Year)

When the Techstars reality show on Bloomberg TV gets too intense (What will happen to To Vie For!?!), award-winning producer Wilson Cleveland has a solution for you. His web series Leap Year, presented by Hiscox Insurance, chronicles the personal and professional lives of several employees at a startup called C3D, which is “like Skype with holograms.” The show follows the ups (but mostly downs) of building a startup, with a wry comedic voice and plenty of inside jokes for the tech set. In fact, the show garnered so many Startupland fans that a couple of  New York’s better-known tech glitterati make appearances in this season.

Today, Mr. Cleveland and the Leap Year team released an episode featuring none other than Techstars cofounder Dave Tisch, Shelby.TV cofounder Reece Pacheco, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and Change the Ratio cofounder Rachel Sklar. Quite the star-studded cast. Read More