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1) Your name, class year and activities you were involved in at Penn
Matthew C. Johnson C’99, Mask & Wig, Phi Kappa Sigma

2) What news you would like me to consider:

I directed and produced a number of new shorts hitting the internet:

“Pepsi Challenge:” produced with my sketch group The Royal We
(www.theroyalwe.org), this short film is a parody of the Pepsi
Challenge, The Manchurian Candidate, and, well, just watch it. We’ve
had a lot of success with it on FunnyorDie.com, most other websites’
legal departments get a little touchy about it.

“Shopping Tarts”: produced with the hottest musical-comedy phenomenon
to come out of New York City in 2007, The Apple Sisters
(www.myspace.com/theapplesisters), this Looney Tunes-style short was
created for, and was one of four finalists in, the 10-Items-Or-Less
video contest sponsored by Crackle.com, TBS and the San Francisco
Sketchfest.

“Corndy”: another short I directed for The Apple Sisters, this is a
“commercial” for one of the “sponsors” of their 1943 radio show. This
just hit the interweb yesterday, so we’ll see how it does.

3) A blurb about how you got your start doing what you’re currently
doing. Take a look at http://beginnings.duelingtampons.com for
reference.

Matt Johnson got his start doing what he’s doing when he stopped
waiting for someone to recognize his genius and decided to foist it on
the world.

4) (If relevant) Please upload a video clip to my site by visiting:
http://upload.duelingtampons.com

Links:

Shopping Tarts: http://duelingtampons.magnify.net/item/C9SCHPNGP4JHVPSW
Corndy: http://duelingtampons.magnify.net/item/X7WSKRZL69YSTQGT
Pepsi Challenge: http://duelingtampons.magnify.net/item/WTFTSKLWS5Y25JYQ

5) What other Penn undergrads or alumni are involved in the news/video
you just submitted? Please let me know their
-names
-school and
-class year.

Uh… no other Penn People on these, alas.

6) Submit a picture you would like me to consider as it relates to your story

There are screenshots attached.

7) Any relevant weblinks related to your news

My website:
www.mcjohnsonfilms.com

The Royal We website:
www.theroyalwe.org

The Apple Sisters website:
www.myspace.com/theapplesisters

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1) Your name, class year and activities you were involved in at Penn

Matthew C. Johnson, College 1999, Mask & Wig, Phi Kappa Sigma

2) What news you would like me to consider

New video I co-directed and produced, “Exotic Dancer” with my sketch
group “The Royal We.”

3) A blurb about how you got your start doing what you’re currently
doing. Take a look at http://beginnings.duelingtampons.com for
reference.

After Mask & Wig – I mean Penn – I went to New York City and started
working in independent film production – from production assistant to
assistant director to producer’s assistant. It was a year of
assisting. So I started studying improv comedy with The Second City’s
New York training center – which doesn’t exist any more, sadly. With
four fellow students and one of our teachers I started The Royal We,
we moved from improv to sketch and from the stage to the film set, and
3 years later we got a development deal with TV Land to do a sketch
comedy pilot.

4) (If relevant) Please upload a video clip to my site by visiting:
http://upload.duelingtampons.com

http://duelingtampons.magnify.net/item/RQZB739G0WMDGDDH

5) What other Penn undergrads or alumni are involved in the news/video
you just submitted? Please let me know their
-names
-school and
-class year.

Just me!

6) Submit a picture you would like me to consider as it relates to your story

See attached.

7) Any relevant weblinks related to your news

http://www.mcjohnsonfilms.com
http://www.theroyalwe.org


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