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Kickstarting Veronica Mars: A Conversation About the Future of Television (In Four Parts)

Kickstarting Veronica Mars: A Conversation About the Future of Television (In Four Parts)

This post refers to a conversation on Henry Jenkins’ blog: part one, two, three, four. My visit to USC earlier this month for a work-in-progress talk on my manuscript sparked a couple of conversations. One with M2E head Christopher Smith about the state of web television, and another with Henry Jenkins on the broader implications [...]

March 29, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates, Video 2

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

Mapping the Video Market, and Where Crowdfunding Fits In

Mapping the Video Market, and Where Crowdfunding Fits In

Published at Hacktivision. Below you’ll see a map of the digital video ecosystem, as created in a keynote conversation at the New York Television Festival, assembled by Paul Kontonis, head of the IAWTV. I’ve found there’s a lot of demand for maps of what’s going on online. And it’s easy to see why: it’s complicated! The graph above [...]

November 10, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 0

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘F to 7th’ and ‘Chutes’

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘F to 7th’ and ‘Chutes’

In today’s “Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch” we have two shows heading into the home stretch in need of some cash! First up is F to 7th, a series from one of the creators of the The Slope, Ingrid Jungermann. The Slope was a sardonic tale of a lesbian couple living in Park Slope that ran for two seasons. [...]

October 30, 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

Crowfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘The Couple’ and ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’

Crowfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘The Couple’ and ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’

From Undercover Brother to The Confession, the web series-to-film route has been traveled before. But except for standouts like Four-Eyed Monsters, rarely do low-budget indies transition from computer to big screen. Most web producers focus on making it to television, if at all, these days. So it was big news when the team behind YouTube’s Black [...]

September 24, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 2

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 0

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 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

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 0