Friday 24th November 2017,
Televisual

Indie TV Innovation Series

Our Place in History (Anyone But Me)

Our Place in History (Anyone But Me)

Anyone But Me is a drama series, which concluded its three-season run in 2012. It has won numerous awards, including from the Streamys (lead actress), Writers Guild (original new media), IAWTV (directing), Indie Soap Awards (writing, guest appearance, marketing/fundraising), Clicker (best web drama), Tellys (people’s choice). It has been lauded by numerous publications, including the [...]

April 11, 2013 Tina Cesa Ward Indie TV Innovation Series 4

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

Defining Web Series Success

Defining Web Series Success

The following essay builds on Liz Shannon Miller’s earlier pieces on success in the web series market: “How Do You Define Web Series Success?” and “2013: The year of the web series second season?” This is part of Televisual’s “Indie TV Innovation” series. When I talk to web series creators, there is one constant: They [...]

April 5, 2013 Liz Shannon Miller 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

For The Boy In Heart-Shaped Glasses (Husbands)

For The Boy In Heart-Shaped Glasses (Husbands)

Premiering in 2011, Husbands has earned praise for its stars, writers and crew from numerous sources, including The New Yorker, TIME, and Out magazine, along with awards from the IAWTV, Streamys and Webbys. Co-creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell are currently on tour promoting Husbands, a comic published by Dark Horse. Last week CW Digital acquired distribution [...]

April 3, 2013 Brad Bell & Jane Espenson Indie TV Innovation Series 3

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)

Indie TV Innovation

Indie TV Innovation

2013 will be a banner year for original web production. Amazon has been ordering pilots, multichannel networks have been raising money, YouTube series are scaling up, and Netflix’s slate of programs is the envy of every channel, save HBO. With House of Cards behind it, and Hemlock Grove coming up (along with series from the likes of [...]

April 1, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Indie TV Innovation Series, Spotlight 1