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How Web Series Transition to TV I Know, You Tried to Watch ‘Treme.’ Try Again. 2013′s Best Drama Web Series 2013′s Best Comedy Web Series How To Value Television For Antihero Wives, Revenge Means Regret

How Web Series Transition to TV

Five years ago, making a web series to get on traditional television was a fool’s game. The few web series producers to secure development deals

I Know, You Tried to Watch ‘Treme.’ Try Again.

I hated the first season of Treme. I didn’t know what I was watching and didn’t care to find out. I found the show plotless

2013′s Best Drama Web Series

2013 was a big year for web TV. Netflix and Amazon released great (and good) shows, and the indie space has never been more exciting

2013′s Best Comedy Web Series

What were the best web series in 2013? The major guilds have already weighed in. The Writers Guild is honoring “Husbands” and “Sylvia Plath: Girl Detective.” The  Producers

How To Value Television

How do we value television? It depends who you ask. Ask advertisers, and they’ll talk  CPMs and ROI. Ask network executives, they’ll talk ratings. Ask

For Antihero Wives, Revenge Means Regret

It’s not new to say Skyler White and Carmela Soprano have a lot in common. They’re both married to two of television’s most renowned antiheroes.

Web Series

15 Web Series That Could Be The Next “Broad City”
Posted On April 7, 2014 | No Comments

The season finale of “Broad City” kept it simple: Abbi and Ilana go out to a fancy restaurant in their “fattest” outfits. In “Last Supper,” the two friends decide to treat each other to a [...]

Online Video

How Web Series Transition to TV
Posted On March 6, 2014 | No Comments

Five years ago, making a web series to get on traditional television was a fool’s game. The few web series producers to secure development deals with networks — from “We Need Girlfriends,” “Quarterlife,” “Private High [...]

Culture

The Black TV Crisis And The Next Generation
Posted On September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

In 2011 New York’s Diana Scholl asked Issa Rae if she was planning to turn her hit web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, into a full-length TV show. At the time her first [...]

News and Updates

Kickstarting Veronica Mars: A Conversation About the Future of Television (In Four Parts)
Posted On March 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

This post refers to a conversation on Henry Jenkins’ blog: part one, two, three, four. My visit to USC earlier this month for a work-in-progress talk on my manuscript sparked a couple of conversations. One [...]

Television and Film

I Know, You Tried to Watch ‘Treme.’ Try Again.
Posted On January 9, 2014 | No Comments

I hated the first season of Treme. I didn’t know what I was watching and didn’t care to find out. I found the show plotless and plodding. I wrote about that. I found Steve Zahn’s [...]

Indie TV Innovation Series 2013

How To Value Television
Posted On November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

How do we value television? It depends who you ask. Ask advertisers, and they’ll talk  CPMs and ROI. Ask network executives, they’ll talk ratings. Ask fans, they’ll rave about their favorite shows or genres. Ask [...]

Where Are The Web TV Critics? (Or, Why I Can’t Review Your Web Series)
Posted On May 22, 2013 | 13 Comments

  I’ve been writing about web video since 2009. I’m part of a tiny group of writers who have sustained interest in web television over the years, taking time to interview producers and write about [...]

Indie TV and the Value of Post-Network Television
Posted On May 16, 2013 | No Comments

It looks like the new television is here: a flexible, open industry more responsive to consumers and producers. Henry Jenkins’ textual poachers have become textual producers. Twenty years ago, audiences struggled to get power in [...]

Green-lit By The Neutral Net (Ylse)
Posted On May 15, 2013 | No Comments

Ylse is a 2008 sitcom about a modern Americana and the quirky characters around her. It won a 2010 Imagen Award for best Internet sitcom and the audience favorite at the 2009 Rasquache Film Festival. Ylse creator [...]

Indie TV Innovation

Indie TV Innovation

April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment