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Gift-wrapping guru Alton DuLaney discusses his hosting duties on the holiday special, “The Great Gift Exchange”

He’s a YouTube sensation and gift-wrapping guru!

Today on Indy Style, we meet Alton DuLaney, who tells us about YouTube Originals’ Holiday Extravaganza, “The Great Gift Exchange,” premiering Dec. 1, which aims to inspire people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity, as part of the Global Movement, “Giving Tuesday.”

Following is a list of the YouTube creators involved in the holiday extravaganza, including their charity of choice:

• Alton DuLaney – Toys for Tots
• AsapSCIENCE – Rainbow Railroad
• Molly Burke – Mira Foundation
• Shalom Blac – St. Jude
• Rosanna Pansino – Feeding America
• Physics Girl – The Malala Fund
• Alex Wassabi – Make-A-Wish Foundation
• Kristopher London – The Bail Project
• Ambers Closet – Lunch on Me
• Jennelle Eliana – Covenant House
• Smosh Games – Okra Project
• MatPat – No Kid Hungry
• Kurt Hugo Schneider – Bat Conservation

Alton DuLaney is known as a creative authority on modern living, providing tips for all life’s occasions. In 2008, he received national recognition when he was crowned the Scotch brand’s “Most Gifted Wrapper” where he was challenged to wrap several odd-shaped gifts, including (as the finale) a baby grand piano. DuLaney’s creative work paired with his fun, quirky personality have earned him appearances on the Rachael Ray Show and other national and local broadcast shows tied to the holidays.

B17 Entertainment is producing the series with Rhett Bachner, Brien Meagher and Colin Hargraves serving as executive producers.

Nadine Zylstra, Head of Learning & Impact for YouTube Originals along with Laurel Stier, Dena Qashqai, and Zoe Di Stefano on the Learning Development team oversee “The Great Gift Exchange” for the global platform.

“The Great Gift Exchange” is part of a growing slate of learning projects including “BookTube” the critically acclaimed book club series featuring in-depth conversations with best-selling authors including Melinda Gates, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, James Patterson, and more; Emmy-winning “Create Together #WithMe” a Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted series featuring the creations of everyday people collaborating to make art on HITRECORD and YouTube while being at home; “The Age of A.I.” hosted by Robert Downey Jr.; “Glad You Asked” which seeks to answer some of life’s most interesting questions, from ‘Why do we cry?’ to ‘Will we survive Mars?’; as well as Emmy-winning “Could You Survive the Movies?” which explores the magic and science behind classic movies like “Back to the Future,” “Jumanji,” and “Die Hard.”

About YouTube Originals:
YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

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