Katalyst Films, the production company run by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, will be rolling out an original online series via widget-maker Slide in the coming months. Facebook users that have enabled the Slide FunSpace app will be able to watch and share the sponsored clips, and the two companies will split the ad revenue. It’s the first original series that will be released on Slide.
Kutcher leaked the news at our LA Year End Review and Mixer during his rather entertaining and enlightening Q&A with Arianna Huffington, though he didn’t reveal the name of the show or its commercial sponsors. The actor/producer/entrepreneur has been decidedly active in the digital media space over the past year, and talked about them at length at the event: he launched the Blah Girls celeb gossip site in September, invested in SaysMe.TV, a UGC company for political ads in April, and joined the board of a hybrid digital entertainment M&A fund backed by William Morris in March. There’s also the long-standing deal Katalyst brokered with *AOL* to develop an original series … though no news on it since then.
We will have the full video of the session up soon, so watch out for it.