Drumroll, please… It was the film and TV writing team of Michael Colton and John Aboud who organized the AMPTP.com parody. The two can be seen as panelists every week on VH1’s Best Week Ever and I Love the [insert decade]. In 2000, they co-founded Modern Humorist, a comedy collective that produced content for the Web, books, magazines, radio, stage, and screen. Together, they recruited one writer from The Office and one from The Daily Show to help do the site. The parody was not an official Guild production. It was a member action, the work of individuals with too much free time on their hands. Aboud’s and Colton’s joint website is ColtonAboud.com so the lawyers know where to send the nasty letters.
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