Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks creates new YouTube channel
Dwayne Johnson is always a hit with his Instagram and Facebook followers, and the popular actor and producer will be capitalizing on his social-media prowess through his Seven Bucks Production company on a new YouTube channel.
Seven Bucks was co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, and the duo have announced the launch of their new channel that will be promoting their future endeavours. The multi-platform production company has partnered with Studio71, the digital entertainment company and multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, on the venture that will debut in Summer 2016.
“Other than my family, social media is my strongest relationship and it’s allowed me to connect on a very direct and personal level with fans globally. We’re thrilled to partner with the world-class team at Studio71 to deliver cool, compelling and entertaining content for audiences around the world to enjoy,” said Johnson. “Seven Bucks and Studio71 both share a passion for innovation and excellence. The launch of this channel and the collaboration with Studio71 only strengthens our ability to provide the greatest level of entertainment to our consumers on all media platforms,” added Garcia.
Seven Bucks Digital Studios is a natural extension of Johnson’s expertise and passion for social media platforms and digital content creation. Johnson, who has over 100 million followers across his social handles, will feature his own videos as well as shine a spotlight on Seven Bucks Productions’ projects along with other creators who share his work ethic and drive to inspire, motivate, and entertain. The YouTube Channel will deliver monthly collaborations with top digital native talent as well as an action-filled scripted online series.
“Through Seven Bucks Productions, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia have built an entertainment brand that crosses all mediums, and we see this as an organic expansion of Johnson’s huge online presence,” said Dan Weinstein, President, Studio71. “This partnership furthers our mission to work with the best creators to deliver premium content across all platforms, and we can’t wait to launch a YouTube channel that reflects Johnson and everything he and Seven Bucks Productions stand for.”
Seven Bucks Productions has an ever-expanding slate, including tent-pole movies such as Paramount’s Baywatch, New Line Cinema’s Shazam, Universal’s The Janson Directive, and DreamWorks’ Alpha Squad Seven. The company also produces original television programming, including TNT’s The Hero and Wake Up Call, HBO’s Ballers, and Spike TV’s Rock the Troops.