On Monday, CAA announced it has signed the creator, comedian, animator, actor and gamer, who has amassed more than 2.77 million subscribers and 308 million views on his YouTube channel with such videos as “Cheating in Middle School” (11.34 million views), “Confessions of a Disney Employee” (10.26 million views) and “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” (7.1 million views).
A regular on the YouTube series YouTubers React, produced by the Fine Brothers, Thorne has large followings on other social media platforms, including Facebook (175K fans), Twitter (170K followers), Instagram (144K followers) and Vine (56.5K followers).
Thorne co-stars opposite Chester See and Olga Kay in the upcoming feature-length movie Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin, about a killer who takes out YouTube stars and replaces them with robot clones. Directed by Joe Nation and produced by FilmOn.com and Relativity Digital Studios, the movie will have day-and-date release on theatrical and VOD on June 27. Following a live cast showing on FilmOn.com on that day, it will be available on 700 digital stores worldwide (including iTunes, Google Play, Apple TV, and Amazon.com).
In a press release, CAA said it will work to create opportunities for Thorne in all areas, including branded content and digital distribution, film, television, commercial endorsements, distribution partnerships, personal appearances and publishing. He will continue to be managed by be managed by Untitled Entertainment.