Saturday 20th January 2018,
Televisual

Spotlight

‘Jack In A Box’ Ends. Did Jack Escape His Fate?

‘Jack In A Box’ Ends. Did Jack Escape His Fate?

“I want to offer you a modest salary and full benefits.” To a lot of Americans these days those words would calm nerves. But when Jack hears the news from Kris (Becca Blackwell), his boss, he vomits his lunch, a literal rainbow of poor eating choices. Jack started Michael Cyril Creighton’s cult hit series Jack in [...]

September 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on ‘Jack In A Box’ Ends. Did Jack Escape His Fate?

‘Linked Out’ Amplifies Your Tech Fails

‘Linked Out’ Amplifies Your Tech Fails

What if Siri failed you in an emergency? That would be sad. What if, though, she turned on you? We all laugh at technology. Digital apps and gadgets can be fun, even profound — or a pointless diversion. Over on My Damn Channel, a team of producers called Junior Varsity have been poking fun at the many [...]

July 30, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on ‘Linked Out’ Amplifies Your Tech Fails

On ‘The Outs’ With Adam Goldman, New York’s Newest Star in the Web’s Gay TV Renaissance

On ‘The Outs’ With Adam Goldman, New York’s Newest Star in the Web’s Gay TV Renaissance

The lastest episode of The Outs ends with sad Mitchell, played by series creator Adam Goldman, asleep on his couch, beer in hand, lying aside a photo of a half-naked athlete and a small pipe filled with ashes of weed. As the screen faded to black at Brooklyn’s Berry Park, the audience roared. The character Mitchell [...]

July 6, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Jabari Presents’ Season Two

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Jabari Presents’ Season Two

Fans of hip hop might be familiar with talk show host Jabari Johnson, whose show Jabari Presents documents the creative lives of rising and established artists in the genre. Johnson might be better known as the host of BET.com’s Face to Face, where he interviewed such celebrities as Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj. After pitching the season [...]

June 21, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Jabari Presents’ Season Two

How To Raise Money On Kickstarter: A Case Study

How To Raise Money On Kickstarter: A Case Study

Crowdfunding is a right-of-passage these days, particularly for independent shows targeting niche, underserved audiences. The Guild was among the first to demonstrate that raising money from your audience bolsters your legitimacy, proving to sponsors you have a dedicated fan base. Since then, a number of shows about diverse groups have done it, including many represented in [...]

June 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on How To Raise Money On Kickstarter: A Case Study

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Mythomania’ and ‘Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee’

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Mythomania’ and ‘Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee’

In this edition of “Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch” we have one web series and one documentary, each trying to bolster representations of underserved groups. First up is Mythomania. I’ve already proclaimed myself a big fan of this artful comedy about a comic book writer trying to make it in Los Angeles. The series is the first [...]

June 6, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Mythomania’ and ‘Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee’

‘She Got Problems’ Will Make You Laugh and Sing

‘She Got Problems’ Will Make You Laugh and Sing

Thanks to Girls Like Giants and Racialicious for linking. “Oh hark, Alison! The theater calls. Answer! You were a smash in summer stock,” Audra McDonald shouts to her sister, Alison, as she signs autographs and collects flowers. “I never did summer stock. That was you,” Alison replies, flatly. “I have so many good reviews, I’ll just give [...]

June 4, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1

Your New Favorite New York Gay and Lesbian Web Series: ‘The Outs’ and ‘The Slope’

Your New Favorite New York Gay and Lesbian Web Series: ‘The Outs’ and ‘The Slope’

As Jack in a Box wraps its final season, you’ll find plenty of shows online to sate your thirst for intelligent gay and lesbian New York comedy this summer. The queer Woody Allens are here (of course, they have predecessors). Episodes of The Outs have been making the rounds across the gay web, and it’s easy to see [...]

June 1, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 3

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Guards of Dagmar’ and ‘The Abandon’

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Guards of Dagmar’ and ‘The Abandon’

It’s Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: Fantasy Edition! In today’s installment we have two web series promising supernatural intrigue. The first is Guards of Dagmar from creator Tina Cesa Ward (Anyone But Me, Good People in Love). Ward’s notoriety in the web series world has made Guards a buzzy project for awhile now, and the campaign is a big [...]

May 16, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Guards of Dagmar’ and ‘The Abandon’

‘Gay’s Anatomy’ Returns, Obscenity Intact

‘Gay’s Anatomy’ Returns, Obscenity Intact

If you’re a fan of Children’s Hospital, but are looking for more gays in your medical procedural satire, look no further than Gay’s Anatomy, a sitcom about urology residents currently releasing its second season. “It’s residency year two, hookers, and I’m a lean, mean urology machine!” Jim confesses in the opening of Gay’s Anatomy‘s second season. “Seriously I’m [...]

May 7, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1