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TV and Film Producers Talk Making the Switch to Web Series: 'It Feels Indie'

TV and Film Producers Talk Making the Switch to Web Series: 'It Feels Indie' | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

'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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In Bryan Singer’s ‘H+,’ a possible blueprint for dramatic digital series

In Bryan Singer’s ‘H+,’ a possible blueprint for dramatic digital series | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

How much does a good Web series cost? That’s been an evolving but constant question as digital series multiply. Increasingly, Internet-based series aspire to television-level quality, while trying to get by on Web-sized budgets.

 

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While we are still in the early stages of development for web series, it's clear the form is developing pretty quickly. You know things are going to jump ahead some more in light of Bryan Singer's production H+. While a 48 part show with a budget of $2M is pretty economical for TV, it's still huge for the web series space. It is, however, a clear signal of a shift in thinking and doing:

- 48 two-to-seven minute episodes (255 mins in total)

- high production values

- non-linear format (episodes can be viewed out of conventional order) with timeline to help with sensemaking

- flexibility in storyline to transform into a long-form feature or 2-part mini-series (this helps with convincing traditional financing partners)

 


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beActive launches the world’s first drama series on Pinterest | beActive

beActive launches the world’s first drama series on Pinterest | beActive | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a storytelling social network and is perfect to give details about characters.

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How a TV-PG Show Became The Edgiest Series Online: Ruby Skye, P.I.’s Case of the Missing Rulebook | The Sixth Wall

How a TV-PG Show Became The Edgiest Series Online: Ruby Skye, P.I.’s Case of the Missing Rulebook | The Sixth Wall | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Have you ever finished an episode of your favorite TV show only to be left wanting more? For a show you’ve invested time in, it hurts to imagine waiting an

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These are contents to make tv social.

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, January 18, 2013 12:27 PM

Great piece on Jill Golick's internet teen sleuth series! bookmarking for me from Nov. 2012

Binary Racoon's curator insight, January 18, 2013 3:10 PM

i love the expression "a nexus of narratives"

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Tom Hanks Electric City Show Online TV is the Future of Hollywood

Tom Hanks Electric City Show Online TV is the Future of Hollywood | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The success of web-based series like The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, show that they can be as commercially viable as series on television.
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Could be Genius: Web series transforms tweets into comedy sketches

Could be Genius: Web series transforms tweets into comedy sketches | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

Web series recruits funny folks to reenact funny Twitter posts....

 

"We ask funny people on Twitter to write a sketch based on one of their tweets. We cast it, shoot it, and edit it. Done."...


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