New media personalities are on the rise, making a name for themselves in the entertainment world. It’s always a nice treat when your work is recognized by a major Hollywood celebrity. Let’s not waste any time recognizing these encouraging celebrities who have continuously supported the new media industry.
DeGeneres is known for helping new talent gain more exposure by featuring them on her TV show. Recently, she featured YouTube sensation Kina Grannis on her show to perform “In Your Arms.” She has also featured Greyson Chance, who performed a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” and Savannah Robinson who performed a cover of Jennifer Hudson’s “And I’m Telling You.”
DeGeneres is always looking to sign new talent to her new record label, eleveneleven.
In 2010, Ashton Kutcher, PopEater’s “Pop Culture President,” teamed up with entertainers in the new media industry to create a spoof of TMZ. The video stars Kutcher and various YouTube favorites including Elle (WhatsUpELLE), iJustine and Dave Days. Kutcher worked with the YouTubers to create a 5-minute video in which they stalk the TMZ staff, mocking their daily duties.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt supports the new media industry with his website hitRECord.org. The actor describes the website as “an open collaborative production company […] where we make things together.“ He allows users the opportunity to collaborate on projects that he directs, splitting the profits evenly between those who collaborated on the project and himself.
So there you have it! Did we miss anyone on this list? Comment below!