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Web TV Catch-Up: Learning Town, Famous Farrah, Coogan Auto, Chloe and Zoe

Web TV Catch-Up: Learning Town, Famous Farrah, Coogan Auto, Chloe and Zoe

I’m always getting pitched web series. Being just one person, I never have the time to write about all of them. In the past I’ve tried to spotlight interesting shows and cover crowdfunding campaigns. I’ll still do that, but I’m looking for more ways to cover what’s coming out. So I’d like to introduce another [...]

January 17, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch: Kam Kardashian and ‘Whole Day Down’

Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch: Kam Kardashian and ‘Whole Day Down’

In this edition of “Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch” we have one campaign to film the artpocalypse and another exploring the life of a long, lost Kardashian. Whole Day Down is a classy, strange comedy from Patrick Breen (The Normal Heart, Galaxy Quest) and Tai Fauci, starring Breen, Willie Garson (White Collar) and Elisa Donovan (NBC’s In Gayle [...]

January 16, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

Television is so awash in great shows no one can watch them all. And yet most TV fans can name the best new show of last year — technically, it’d have to be Girls — and best show overall — take your pick of Mad Men, Treme, Breaking Bad, etc. Online, nobody knows what’s good. There’s too [...]

January 10, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 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

Will YouTube Renew Its Most Ambitious Sitcom?

Will YouTube Renew Its Most Ambitious Sitcom?

Remember when Arcade Fire nabbed the top Grammy last year and people, from everyday tweeters to Rosie O’Donnell, unleashed a collective “who is Arcade Fire” campaign? That incident started a lot of introspection among music writers on the state of the industry. Digital products from Spotify to niche blogs seemed to make it easier for fans to stay [...]

December 13, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 2

‘Broad City’ Team Talks Transitioning From Web to Comedy Central

‘Broad City’ Team Talks Transitioning From Web to Comedy Central

Posted at Tubefilter. When I first ran into Abbi Jacobson at the New York Television Festival last month, I didn’t know what to expect. Jacobson was unassuming and humble. You’d never know she and creative partner Ilana Glazer were mere weeks away from shooting a pilot for a sitcom on Comedy Central based on their cult web series Broad City and executive produced by comedy queen Amy Poehler. If [...]

November 10, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

NYTVF Dispatch: Get Weird With Morgan Evans

NYTVF Dispatch: Get Weird With Morgan Evans

The New York Television Festival is over and the winners have won. This year 19 development deals, in various sizes and configurations, were handed out. Quality is always pretty high at NYTVF, widely regarded as a leading showcase for independent television, one that can make a real difference in a person’s career. And this year was no [...]

November 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

‘Hunting Season’: Logo’s Surprising New Comedy

‘Hunting Season’: Logo’s Surprising New Comedy

Gay media fans were shocked this year when news broke that Logo, Viacom’s gay and lesbian channel, was moving away from LGBT programming to compete with broader lifestyle channels like Bravo for advertising. Pilots for promising gay shows had stalled. Soon after the network canceled its “gay housewives” franchise, leaving only RuPaul’s Drag Race as the net’s last [...]

October 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 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

‘Stockholm’ Syndrome Gets Its Web Series

‘Stockholm’ Syndrome Gets Its Web Series

If you want to shoot a web series you have to be creative about keeping costs low. A number of shows — e.g. Tiny Apartment — solve that dilemma by setting the action in a confined, small space. Scott Brown carried that tradition to its natural ends: a romantic comedy about a serial killer who tries [...]

October 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1