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The studio behind 'The Hunger Games' wants to turn YouTube gurus into movie stars

The studio behind 'The Hunger Games' wants to turn YouTube gurus into movie stars

At the swanky Hollywood bar No Vacancy, movie studio Lionsgate held a tricked-out after party last month for the premiere of its new movie, complete with tightrope walker, a fire dancer and a man with frozen pizza rolls covering his body. 

The splashy affair wasn’t to honor a new Jennifer Lawrence or Mark Wahlberg movie. Instead, it was for “Dirty 30,” a micro-budget comedy featuring YouTube stars Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart.

The film, about a birthday party that spins out of control, was released online in September through iTunes and other Web video retailers, and got a limited theatrical...

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