Saturday 25th March 2017,
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The Diverse World of Web Drama

The Diverse World of Web Drama

The first season of Hulu’s “East Los High” brought revelations of cheating, pregnancy, rape, HIV diagnosis, sexting, deceit, molestation, bullying, theft and murder, gracefully anchored by an intergenerational cast of Latinas in Los Angeles. The second season, which premiered in full on Hulu this month, adds domestic violence and queer sexuality to the popular high [...]

August 12, 2014 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 0

Green-lit By The Neutral Net (Ylse)

Green-lit By The Neutral Net (Ylse)

Ylse is a 2008 sitcom about a modern Americana and the quirky characters around her. It won a 2010 Imagen Award for best Internet sitcom and the audience favorite at the 2009 Rasquache Film Festival. Ylse creator Ruth Livier was the first person admitted to the Writers Guild for work in new media. Back in 2000, when [...]

May 15, 2013 Ruth Livier Indie TV Innovation Series 0

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 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

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: ‘Drifter’ and ‘East WillyB’

Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch: ‘Drifter’ and ‘East WillyB’

I’ve had an informal policy on this blog of not featuring projects in the middle of crowdfunding campaigns, the idea being the show might not air. I also get a lot of emails from producers pitching such projects, and I’ve been afraid of favoring one over another. Well, no longer! There’s been a steady stream [...]

April 19, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 2

Web Series Spotlight: ’12 Steps to Recovery’ Creator on Financing, Producing Independent Black Stories

Web Series Spotlight: ’12 Steps to Recovery’ Creator on Financing, Producing Independent Black Stories

Thanks to Racialicious for linking! If you pay attention to web shows by and about people of color, you probably have come across 12 Steps to Recovery, a romantic comedy series about Parrish Diaz, a jingle composer and actor dealing with a hard break-up. In the show, Parrish’s friends decide the only way he’ll get over [...]

October 12, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

NYTVF Dispatch: Daring TV-Ready Dramas

NYTVF Dispatch: Daring TV-Ready Dramas

So NYTVF is over and the winners have been announced! Unfortunately I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to write-up much from what I saw (which wasn’t everything). Still, I figure I’d try. Dramas are notoriously rare online, but as production and post-production equipment and services get cheaper, more and more creators are producing [...]

September 25, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

‘East WillyB’ Skewers Hipster ‘Burg With Humor

‘East WillyB’ Skewers Hipster ‘Burg With Humor

Posted at Tubefilter! If The Burg is for Lovers, it’s also, according to East Willy B, for Latinos. The new comedy series about a diverse community in Bushwick (or East Williamsburg) hopes to capitalize on both the popularity of Brooklyn among web series and the growing Latino market online. [...]

April 19, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 3