Los Angeles – Maker Studios, a next-generation media and technology company and the world’s largest provider of online video content for millennials, today announced their newest original series “Meet Me at The Reck” will premiere this Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Maker.tv, hosted by rocker Andrew W.K.
A six-part family series, “Meet Me at The Reck” follows Andrew and his band of kids—better known as “reckers,” as they explore what it means to celebrate the importance of using your imagination. With the help of special guests including Jack Black (SCHOOL OF ROCK), Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley,” “The Office”), digital superstar Joseph Garrett aka Stampylonghead, YouTube artist Mary Gutfleisch aka Mary Doodles, comedian Bobby Lee, pro-skateboarder Eric Koston, guitar legend Matt Sweeney and NASA scientist Michael Meacham (“NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory”), “Meet Me at The Reck” is an exploration of childhood, and a guide to being a kid in the world of possibilities.
“Hosting ‘Meet Me at The Reck’ was so much fun for me,” said Andrew W.K. “The kids and characters I got to hang out with were all amazing people—we all got to run around and go crazy together and we were able to meet special guests who showed us how to make really cool projects. It’s a very advanced party time with some very advanced party friends!”
“We are eager to bring this fun, family experience to our audience featuring Maker talent partners along with stars across traditional entertainment, sports, science and more,” said Michael Ross, General Manager Family, Maker Studios. “From rockers to aliens—all set at a local rec center in Echo Park, I can’t think of a fresher take on kids educational programming.”
Executed produced by Ben Cooley (GULLIVER’S TRAVELS) and Clay Tarver (“Silicon Valley”), “Meet Me at The Reck” is an original program from the Maker Family division, which includes an array of verticals across cartoons, live-action, science and education, pets, fantasy and more. All six episodes, each 5-7 minutes, will be available this fall on Maker.tv, windowed on Maker’s kids channel Cartoonium (youtube.com/cartoonium).
“I am always excited to be part of projects that are fun and educational—kids are a hugely engaged audience and this show is a direct invitation for them to participate,” said Stampylonghead. “I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that Jack Black was a fan, and couldn’t wait to meet him!”
Andrew is no stranger to children’s programming—most recently serving as host to Cartoon Network’s “Destroy Build Destroy,” the #1 rated series in its’ time-slot for male audiences. In “Meet Me at The Reck” he aims to motivate kids to get up off the couch and experience the world around them—inspiring them to build, play and take educational risks together. Each episode teaches kids how to build a project or learn a new game. Bonus do-it-yourself content will also compliment the series to encourage families to learn and play together.
About Maker Studios
Maker Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a next-generation media and technology company and the world’s largest provider of online video content for millennials. Founded in 2009, Maker empowers creators and inspires expression. Attracting more than 8.5 billion views monthly with over 550 million loyal subscribers globally, Maker reaches audiences across platforms—including the proprietary video platform Maker.tv. Maker is home to award-winning content across genres including the #1 show on YouTube, “Epic Rap Battles of History.” Maker is headquartered in Culver City, Calif. and has operations in New York, London, and Singapore. For more information visit www.makerstudios.com.
About Andrew W.K.
Known as the “King of Partying,” Andrew W.K. is beloved for his high-energy music and super-positive personality. Starting at age four with classical piano lessons, then exploring experimental and fine art interests, Andrew went on to create his own brand of extremely high-octane rock ‘n’ roll. With the release of his first full-length album in 2001, Andrew was quickly recognized not only as a powerful musical performer, but also as an exhilarating and uplifting personality for a new generation. Using his feel-good abilities, Andrew released more albums, singles, videos, a live DVD, and expanded his work to include TV shows on MTV and Cartoon Network, motivational speeches at Oxford, Yale, New York University, The Cooper Union School, and Carnegie Mellon, and syndicated advice columns in the US, UK, and Japan. He also began producing music for other artists, including the Grammy®-nominated album, “Repentance,” for reggae music pioneer Lee “Scratch’ Perry. In 2008, Andrew and his friends opened a large downtown New York City music venue and nightclub called Santos Party House. The club won numerous awards in its first year and continues to host the best in dance music and live bands. He is also currently writing his first ever book The Party Bible to be published by Simon and Schuster.
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