Crew members work on a costume at the Maker Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Dec. 16, 2011. The $100 million investment by YouTube in 96 new channels starting in October has sparked a flurry of activity in Hollywood's independent producer community. (Associated Press)

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Crew members work on a costume at the Maker Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Dec. 16, 2011. The $100 million investment by YouTube in 96 new channels starting in October has sparked a flurry of activity in Hollywood's independent producer community. (Associated Press)