Poor PaulWith web television still being a relatively young medium, we’re still seeing a lot of firsts in the space. The team behind Poor Paul, just hit us with another one. They donated a walk-on role to be auctioned off at the 2008 Children at Heart Gala and Celebrity Auction which benefits the Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl Charity. The role went for $4500 and the winner, fourteen-year-old Chelsea Evered from Connecticut appears in the latest episode (above), “When the Walls Come Crumbling Down.”

Since the show is shot under a SAG new media contract, the 14 year-old aspiring actress actually ended up with a little bonus, being Taft-Hartley’d into union eligibility with her role on the series.

The hit comedy web series returned for a second season on KoldCast TV in June, with hapless video blogger Paul (Zack Bennett) dealing with his antagonizing roommates Clyde (Wes Whitworth) and Justin (Kevin G. Schmidt) and would-be love interest Bonnie (Samantha Droke).

As we pointed out before, lonelygirl15 star Yousef Abu-Taleb stays behind the camera as producer of the series, with Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini back as head writers. For more from the creative team, check out the interview (below) from the February Tubefilter Web TV Meetup with director Sean Michael Beyer and the cast.

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