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The Summer of Lesbian Web Series

The Summer of Lesbian Web Series

This summer I was on my way to see a friend’s band when Regina Spektor’s voice pierced my ears. It was coming from a ground-floor flat: “Yooouu’ve got tiiiiiiiiiime!” “Orange Is New Black,” via title credits, leapt from my laptop to my city street. I’ve never heard a web series broadcast so publicly. Netflix’s drama [...]

September 27, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on The Summer of Lesbian Web Series

More Than Creative (Squaresville)

More Than Creative (Squaresville)

Now in its second season, Squaresville is a comedy about two geeks trapped in a small town. The series is distributed on Wonderly, Big Frame’s network for young women. Last year it took home three trophies at the International Academy of Web Television Awards, including best comedy series, best writing (comedy) and best ensemble.  At literally [...]

May 13, 2013 Matt Enlow Indie TV Innovation Series Comments Off on More Than Creative (Squaresville)

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

Upsized and ‘Downsized,’ the Ups and Downs of Being a Web Series Creator

Upsized and ‘Downsized,’ the Ups and Downs of Being a Web Series Creator

Downsized is a 2009 web drama. It was a 2012 Writers Guild nominee for original new media and has been celebrated in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company and Indiewire. This essay is part of Televisual‘s “Indie TV Innovation” series. Somehow I became a part of the first generation of web series [...]

April 22, 2013 Daryn Strauss Indie TV Innovation Series Comments Off on Upsized and ‘Downsized,’ the Ups and Downs of Being a Web Series Creator

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

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

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

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 Comments Off on What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

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