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Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel

Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel

On April 4, 2014 I convened a panel of indie TV creators and UCLA/USC’s Transforming Hollywood 5: The Future of Television, co-organized by Henry Jenkins and Denise Mann. Below you will find 1) video from the panel and 2) a blog post bearing the title of the panel “Indie TV: Where Creators and Fans Pilot [...]

May 29, 2014 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

How To Value Television

How To Value Television

How do we value television? It depends who you ask. Ask advertisers, and they’ll talk  CPMs and ROI. Ask network executives, they’ll talk ratings. Ask fans, they’ll rave about their favorite shows or genres. Ask producers, they’ll assess the craft of storytelling. What connects these stakeholders? Over the past year I’ve come to think distribution is [...]

November 27, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Indie TV Innovation Series 1

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Full post at USC. Earlier this month the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism presented a Research Seminar with Aymar Jean Christian, assistant professor of communication in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. Christian discussed his tentatively titled manuscript, Off the Line: Independent Television and the Expansion of the Creative Economy, [...]

March 26, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

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 Networks and “Next-Gen” Television, 1995-Now

Web TV Networks and “Next-Gen” Television, 1995-Now

Research update! Every once in awhile I introduce academic articles I’ve published for readers who can’t access them. This fall I wrote a piece for a special issue of the Journal of Communication Inquiry on television studies. The issue, with essays from Michele Hilmes, Horace Newcomb, Eileen Meehan and others, is an outgrowth of the University of [...]

December 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 0

Beginner’s Guide to Making and Marketing Web Video

Beginner’s Guide to Making and Marketing Web Video

I’m speaking at the 2012 Blogging While Brown Conference tomorrow, and I was asked to prepare handouts instead of a Powerpoint presentation. My panel, with Scandalous Beauty‘s Erin J. Bailey, is titled “More than Words: the Power of Images & Video.” It’s sponsored by BlogHer. Here’s the description: Is video is the next wave of web monetization? [...]

June 1, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 2

A New Televisual

A New Televisual

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ve noticed it looks different! I’ve redesigned the site to better organize all the information on here. First is the homepage. The featured slider will show the most recent posts. I’ve arranged articles by subject, so you’ll see section for posts on “Web Series,” which will highlight individual [...]

May 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

Article in Print: Tracking Sci-Fi Web Shows

Article in Print: Tracking Sci-Fi Web Shows

In the latest issue of Bitch, I expand on a blog post I wrote awhile ago about sci-fi web series by and about people of color. The article is only in print, but you can buy a digital edition for $5 on the magazine’s website by clicking here (or for $6 you can order a physical [...]

April 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 1

Chicago-bound!

Chicago-bound!

I’m very pleased to say I’ve accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor of communication in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. My official appointment begins fall 2013; this fall I will be a visiting assistant professor at the school (with the mission of finishing the book). Northwestern’s School of Communication [...]

February 14, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 1

Televisual: Two-Year Anniversary!

Televisual: Two-Year Anniversary!

This weekend, Televisual turns two years old! Well, sort of. My first post was in April 2008, but it wasn’t saying much; also, the original title was “Atom Culture,” which was bad. “Televisual,” along with more frequent posting and a more cohesive theme, really came last year in the spring. So this is basically a [...]

April 9, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2