'A hastily assembled panel this morning of television and film producers now working on digital series turned into one of the most interesting presentations at TCA so far, one that affirmed that web TV is the closest thing the medium has to an indie. Jane Espenson and Jeff Greenstein, the producers of "Husbands," Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein, the executive producers of "Burning Love" and Ryan Lewis, the executive producer of "Chosen" were also present to talk about their ongoing online projects. While all of these web series fall under the aegis of a large brand -- "Husband," having been initially funded by Espenson, is now at CW Seed, while "Burning Love" is at Yahoo! and "Chosen" at Crackle -- a theme that came up again and again was the freedom that the medium offered as opposed to network television or studio films.
"The problem is the development process -- it's impossible," said Greenstein, a producer on "Desperate Housewives," "Friends" and "Will & Grace" of network TV. "There are so many people who want to put their grubby fingerprints on your imagination. I have no patience for that anymore." "It's soul-crushing to work on something you don't like -- that's really what powers the whole thing," agreed Cornfeld, a producer and business partner at Ben Stiller's Red Hour Productions....'
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