Extra Credit Studios was formed by the writing and producing duo, Mark Cope & Carlo Moss, best known for creating the hit digital series, The Most Popular Girls in School. Since debuting on YouTube in May 2012, MPGiS has amassed more than 125 million views, and 900,000 subscribers, making it one of the most popular scripted series in the history of the platform. The show has been featured on Good Morning America, Variety, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The Wrap, College Humor, and Know Your Meme, as well as thousands of blogs and Tumblr sites.
In 2013, based off of the success of MPGiS, Mark & Carlo launched Extra Credit Studios, a full service production company, specializing in stop-motion animation, live action scripted series, and branded content across a variety of platforms. Since launch, the studio has developed and produced content for Verizon, Sesame Street, Universal, Charlize Theron, New Form Digital, and The Streamys, in addition to continuing to produce The Most Popular Girls in School on YouTube.
Currently, Extra Credit Studios is developing a wide variety of content across platforms, including a television series based on The Most Popular Girls in School with Universal Cable Productions and Denver & Delilah, Dr. Havoc's Diary with TruTV and New Form, and Kings of The Inland Empire with Gunpowder and Sky.
To create films, series and pieces of comedy that stand out for their creativity, uniqueness and undeniable excellence. We seek to embrace a free-thinking, do-it-yourself mentality in all aspects of production, creating an enterprise that is more nimble, more innovative, and more honest than our competitors, and therefore better suited to embrace the world of filmmaking in the 21st century.