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2013’s Best Comedy Web Series

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 Guild recognized some of the most popular series this year in “The Lizzie Bennett Diaries,” “Burning Love,” “Video Game High School” and “Epic Rap Battles of History.” The International Academy of Web [...]

December 22, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on 2013’s Best Comedy Web Series

Web Video’s Major Studios and Networks — As Ranked By Streamys

Web Video’s Major Studios and Networks — As Ranked By Streamys

It’s easier to understand TV. Most people know who’s responsible for their favorite shows: did you all watch Scandal last night on ABC?! Online, it’s a bit trickier. Sure, most everything is on YouTube. But just because it’s on YouTube doesn’t mean it’s Google’s show. Usually it’s not. Web video has layers and layers networks and [...]

February 22, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Web Video’s Major Studios and Networks — As Ranked By Streamys

IAWTV Awards: Everyone’s A Winner. But ‘Squaresville’ Wins the Night.

IAWTV Awards: Everyone’s A Winner. But ‘Squaresville’ Wins the Night.

Award shows matter, sort of. Winning an Oscar rarely generates a box office bounce. The Emmys don’t make hit shows, they merely acknowledge them. Handing out trophies for online video seems silly to a lot of people. How do you get to a list of a few dozen shows, when users upload hours of video every [...]

January 10, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on IAWTV Awards: Everyone’s A Winner. But ‘Squaresville’ Wins the Night.

On Giving the Streamys (and the IAWTV) a Chance

On Giving the Streamys (and the IAWTV) a Chance

I normally don’t write about award shows. It’s been awhile since I had anything to say about the Academy Awards, whose voting membership is woefully unrepresentative of America, or the Emmys, whose last big winner, Homeland, is currently getting a dressing-down from Televisual‘s Adam Goldman amid broader critical skepticism. That said, award shows are important, and ever-more important as [...]

December 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 1

’30 Rock’ Charms Producers Guild By Mocking TV — On the Web

’30 Rock’ Charms Producers Guild By Mocking TV — On the Web

The Producers Guild joined the WGA this past weekend and honored original web programming. As Tubefilter notes, the nominees were usual suspects, a mix of web-grown originals (Ask a Ninja, The Guild), derivative programs (Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock) and web-to-TV success (Web Therapy). 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero won. Another of its series, Frank [...]

January 25, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film 1

Video Awards: Making a Market?

Video Awards: Making a Market?

Originally posted at Hacktivision. Why have awards? Award shows help media creators establish norms and values for audiences. They adjudicate quality, innovation, diversity and help raise awareness. The past two weeks have seen two big awards developments for professional web video: the IAWTV Awards held at CES January 12 and the WGA nominations. What about [...]

January 20, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Features 1

Web Video/Series Festivals and Conferences

Web Video/Series Festivals and Conferences

UPDATE: This list is now kept updated HERE. So I found myself looking for a comprehensive list of festivals and conferences that discuss and screen — or are open to screening or discussing — web video and web series. Indie Intertube has a great list here with some of the links below (plus a whole [...]

October 12, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1