Monday, February 17, 2020

James Phyrillas featured in The Temple News


Look who was profiled in a recent issue of The Temple News, the student newspaper at Temple University in Philadelphia. James Phyrillas, a senior economics major at Temple University, started a YouTube channel with his best friend in high school. James has produced original content on the site during his four years at Temple and the channel, Schaffrillas Productions, now has over 630,000 subscribers, with several videos receiving more than 1 million views. You can read the article in The Temple News online at this link: https://temple-news.com/youtubers-bond-with-students-over-review-videos/

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Our Very Own James Phyrillas Makes It Big On YouTube


That's James Phyrillas on the cover of the Business Weekly section of the Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, edition of the Reading Eagle newspaper. The cover story details how a couple of friends at a small Berks County high school started a YouTube channel to post videos they made at school - just for the fun of it. The site, Schaffrillas Productions, has taken off in the past year, with more than 622,000 subscribers and millions of views on dozens of recent videos. Pick up a copy of Tuesday's newspaper and find out how you, too, can become a YouTube star. The article even explains where the name "Schaffrillas Productions" came from. (Spoiler Alert: Chris Schaffer and James Phyrillas are the two Antietam Middle-Senior High School pals who launched the site.) In case you missed it, here's the link to check out the article about James Phyrillas and his growing notoriety on YouTube: https://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/irreverent-videos-help-berks-native-surpass-youtube-subscribers/article_6d1b39bc-33e9-11ea-860f-1f8fcdf6608f.html