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The Diverse World of Web Drama

The Diverse World of Web Drama

The first season of Hulu’s “East Los High” brought revelations of cheating, pregnancy, rape, HIV diagnosis, sexting, deceit, molestation, bullying, theft and murder, gracefully anchored by an intergenerational cast of Latinas in Los Angeles. The second season, which premiered in full on Hulu this month, adds domestic violence and queer sexuality to the popular high [...]

August 12, 2014 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 0

Can The New York Television Festival Get Past the Pilot?

Can The New York Television Festival Get Past the Pilot?

Originally posted on Tubefilter. If you’re an indie TV creator, you should know about the New York Television Festival. There are a lot of festivals for independent television, most of them for web series like LAWeb Fest, ITV Fest, and Holly Web Fest. But producers and executives widely consider NYTVF the best in quality. That reputation probably stems from the [...]

October 30, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video 0

List of Asian American Web Series Is Up!

List of Asian American Web Series Is Up!

I love having resources for web series fans and creators on Televisual, and now there’s a new one! In addition to our continually updated lists of black, Latin@, and GLBTQ web series, Televisual has just published a list of Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander web series. I have to thank Lori Kido Lopez, assistant professor of Media and Cultural Studies in [...]

January 23, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 0

YOMYOMF: The Web’s Most Diverse Channel

YOMYOMF: The Web’s Most Diverse Channel

The final version of this post is on Slate‘s Future Tense blog. The LAPD has assigned Bobby, a rookie, to a new squad—a ragtag group of young-ish people who have time-traveled from the ’80s and are undercover in the present day. In the first episode of Squad 85, Bobby meets the Chief, a white man who has been [...]

January 7, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video 0

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Awesome Asian Bad Guys’

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Awesome Asian Bad Guys’

Just when you think there are no more good ideas, the Internet drops one in your news feed. Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino are up-and-coming independent filmmakers currently raising money on Kickstarter for their brilliantly conceived web series, Awesome Asian Bad Guys. UPDATE: The campaign reached its goal. Awesome Asian Bad Guys, like most good ideas, is [...]

October 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 0

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 0

Electus’ LOUD Targets Asian-Americans With Korean ‘Jersey Shore’

Electus’ LOUD Targets Asian-Americans With Korean ‘Jersey Shore’

Asian Americans watch more online video than other ethnicities and yet are mostly underserved in original content. Former NBC head and founder of studio Electus Ben Silverman is trying to change that with K-Town, a reality show about hard-partying denizens of Koreatown. K-Town has been in development for awhile. Executive produced by Tyrese Gibson, it was [...]

May 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 0

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Mythomania’ Strives For Comic Book Stardom

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Mythomania’ Strives For Comic Book Stardom

If the 2000s taught filmgoers anything, it was “comics are marketable.” Hollywood mined superhero classics, artier graphic novels like The Watchmen got their due, and even original franchises like Inception were comic book’ed. Popularity opened up a space for edgier fare: Stan Lee and Alan Moore weren’t the only ones to profit. So did Derek Kirk Kim, [...]

January 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2

Jennifer Thym: Making Independent Films and Web Series in Hong Kong

Jennifer Thym: Making Independent Films and Web Series in Hong Kong

Thanks to Racialicious for reposting! Here in the US, it’s pretty safe to say, most if not all of the Hong Kong films we see are big budget, triad-themed or auteur-centered. We see Johnnie To, Wong Kar-Wai, films from stars like Tony Leung, Andy Lau, and Jackie Chan. While film production in Hong Kong has [...]

July 27, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2