Wednesday 18th October 2017,
Televisual

News and Updates

My Book — Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood — Now Under Contract!

My Book — Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood — Now Under Contract!

My first book, Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood, will be coming out on New York University Press, expected fall 2017. This book argues the web brought innovation to TV development by opening distribution to independent producers, particularly those marginalized in the industry and America. I can’t wait for you all to read it! Among its [...]

January 9, 2017 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on My Book — Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood — Now Under Contract!

The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2

The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2

Welcome to the second development report for Open TV (beta)! This is your opportunity to get the inside scoop on how Open TV is developing innovative queer television. If you’re new to Open TV, you might want to read our origin story and the previous report from halfway cycle one. The first report includes what [...]

January 9, 2017 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2

The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

HOW IS OPEN TV DEVELOPING? Aymar Jean Christian This time last year Open TV beta did not exist. It was a series of pilots called Wide Open, of which Nupita Obama Creates Vogua was to the be first. We shot Vogua in December and that same month Sam Bailey emailed me looking for help with [...]

January 6, 2016 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

Introducing Open TV

Introducing Open TV

CHAPTER ONE HOW OPEN TV BEGAN: AN INTRODUCTION FROM CREATOR AYMAR JEAN CHRISTIAN Three years ago I moved to Chicago to start an exciting new job as a professor at Northwestern University. I was scared. I didn’t know many people in the city and was not used to going out. While in grad school in [...]

January 6, 2016 Aymar Jean Christian Features, News and Updates Comments Off on Introducing Open TV

Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel

Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel

On April 4, 2014 I convened a panel of indie TV creators and UCLA/USC’s Transforming Hollywood 5: The Future of Television, co-organized by Henry Jenkins and Denise Mann. Below you will find 1) video from the panel and 2) a blog post bearing the title of the panel “Indie TV: Where Creators and Fans Pilot [...]

May 29, 2014 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel

Tribeca NOW Catches Indie TV On the Cusp

Tribeca NOW Catches Indie TV On the Cusp

Festivals can create new markets. Sundance ignited the independent film boom in the 1990s after a few of its selections did well at the box office and major studios started picking them up for distribution. Today, while indie filmmakers are struggling to find financing, television is ascendant, with filmmakers from Andrew Haigh, Jill Soloway, Jane [...]

May 27, 2014 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates, Video Comments Off on Tribeca NOW Catches Indie TV On the Cusp

Kickstarting Veronica Mars: A Conversation About the Future of Television (In Four Parts)

Kickstarting Veronica Mars: A Conversation About the Future of Television (In Four Parts)

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 with M2E head Christopher Smith about the state of web television, and another with Henry Jenkins on the broader implications [...]

March 29, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates, Video 2

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Full post at USC. Earlier this month the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism presented a Research Seminar with Aymar Jean Christian, assistant professor of communication in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. Christian discussed his tentatively titled manuscript, Off the Line: Independent Television and the Expansion of the Creative Economy, [...]

March 26, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Why I Produced The Web Series ‘She’s Out Of Order’

Why I Produced The Web Series ‘She’s Out Of Order’

Over the next few weeks and months the Internet will get yet another web series, but this time I have a hand in it! I put on my producer hat and helped shepherd a new comedy, set for release this spring. She’s Out Of Order is a Philadelphia-set comedy about Tara Moseley, an arts and [...]

February 25, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 3

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So, hi there. If you’re here, that means you have an interest in storytelling–particularly, probably, the kind that happens in online video. The web series, if you will. This is an exciting moment to be interested in web series content: it’s a frontier that nobody knows much about. It’s easier than ever to cobble something [...]

November 29, 2012 Adam Goldman News and Updates, uncategorized 1