Saturday 18th November 2017,
Televisual

comedy

How Two Broads Braved the Web (Broad City)

How Two Broads Braved the Web (Broad City)

Premiering in 2010, Broad City is a sitcom co-created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. In March Comedy Central announced it was picking up the show for a 2014 release, with Amy Poehler producing alongside Jacobson and Glazer. The show is currently in production. It has been featured by the New York Times, MTV, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, [...]

April 29, 2013 Ilana Glazer Indie TV Innovation Series 1

Online, “Girls” Have More Stories

Online, “Girls” Have More Stories

Soon after the Kickstarter campaign for Veronica Mars sparked a ton of conversations and debates, another woman-led project took the crowdfunding site by storm, raising over $60,000 soon after it launched. The team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a YouTube-based adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, have already raised over $400,000 with three days to go by selling a DVD of the complete series. Funds from [...]

April 19, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 1

How to Believe in Miracles, or Making a Career in the Digital Space

How to Believe in Miracles, or Making a Career in the Digital Space

East WillyB is an original series that chronicles the adventures of a Brooklyn Sports Bar owner and his motley crew of regulars as they deal with the trials and tribulations of living in a changing Brooklyn. Its pilot season premiered in 2011. Its first season, for which the producers raised $51,000 on Kickstarter, is currently airing on [...]

April 17, 2013 Julia Ahumada Grob & Yamin Segal Indie TV Innovation Series Comments Off on How to Believe in Miracles, or Making a Career in the Digital Space

It Was An Accident. My Final Word (For Now) on ‘Jack in a Box’

It Was An Accident. My Final Word (For Now) on ‘Jack in a Box’

Jack in a Box is New York City-set sitcom. It won a 2013 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media and was nominated in the same category in 2012. Jack in a Box also won Best Web Series at the 2010 New York Television Festival. It has been featured by numerous media [...]

April 9, 2013 Michael Creighton Indie TV Innovation Series 1

When Work Isn’t “Work” (High Maintenance)

When Work Isn’t “Work” (High Maintenance)

Premiering in 2012, High Maintenance follows a nameless cannabis delivery guy as he delivers much needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers. It was created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. They produce the series with Russell Gregory as Janky Clown Productions. Two three-episode cycles have been released. They are currently in production for the next cycle. This [...]

April 4, 2013 Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair Indie TV Innovation Series 1

Auteur Television Between Indie Film and TV (F to 7th)

Auteur Television Between Indie Film and TV (F to 7th)

Jason Klorfein is the producer of the web series F TO 7Th, a web series by Ingrid Jungermann, who co-created The Slope with Desiree Akhavan. The complete first season will screen on Tuesday, April 2, 7pm (tonight) at Anthology Film Archives in New York as part of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. This essay is [...]

April 2, 2013 Jason Klorfein Indie TV Innovation Series Comments Off on Auteur Television Between Indie Film and TV (F to 7th)

How YouTube Plans to Fight the Netflix Wave

How YouTube Plans to Fight the Netflix Wave

With Netflix dropping $4 million for each episode of House of Cards, YouTube is suddenly seeing a lot of well-heeled competition for original programming. Of course, through its premium channel initiative, Google’s network has been investing as well. Machinima, its most premium channel, recently inked a deal to incubate films with the likes of Ridley Scott. But YouTube didn’t grow into [...]

March 20, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on How YouTube Plans to Fight the Netflix Wave

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

Web TV Catch-Up: The Couple, Squaresville, Burning Love, F to 7th, Awkward Black Girl

Web TV Catch-Up: The Couple, Squaresville, Burning Love, F to 7th, Awkward Black Girl

A lot of exciting series have been premiering and finishing over the past few weeks! Here’s what to look out for. The Couple As the Black & Sexy team prep a feature-film version of their hit sitcom, The Couple, they released this episode from the second season! In it our couple is confronted with another couple. [...]

February 21, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on Web TV Catch-Up: The Couple, Squaresville, Burning Love, F to 7th, Awkward Black Girl

Can My Damn Channel Grow Into YouTube’s Biggest Comedy Network?

Can My Damn Channel Grow Into YouTube’s Biggest Comedy Network?

Online video is comedy, and as the market grows, comedians and indie TV creators are getting more buyers for their shows and videos. Today comedy network My Damn Channel announced a big effort to buy up “hundreds” of comedy shows over the next year. The company’s effort may make it, if not the first, potentially the biggest [...]

January 31, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Can My Damn Channel Grow Into YouTube’s Biggest Comedy Network?