Friday 28th November 2014,
Televisual
How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV The Diverse World of Web Drama Why “Views” Don’t Matter for Indie Web Series Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel Tribeca NOW Catches Indie TV On the Cusp How Web Series Transition to TV

How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV

Years ago, producers of original web series would compare their projects to short films. The internet made short films irrelevant, they’d say, because you could

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

Why “Views” Don’t Matter for Indie Web Series

You’ve probably never heard of ”F to 7th.” A spin-off of “The Slope,” a Vimeo-based series about “homophobic lesbians,” ”F to 7th” is a New York indie TV

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

Tribeca NOW Catches Indie TV On the Cusp

Festivals can create new markets. Sundance ignited the independent film boom in the 1990s after a few of its selections did well at the box

How Web Series Transition to TV

Five years ago, making a web series to get on traditional television was a fool’s game. The few web series producers to secure development deals

Web Series

How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV
Posted On November 23, 2014 | No Comments

Years ago, producers of original web series would compare their projects to short films. The internet made short films irrelevant, they’d say, because you could build an audience yourself, rather than wait for film festivals [...]

Online Video

Why “Views” Don’t Matter for Indie Web Series
Posted On August 12, 2014 | No Comments

You’ve probably never heard of ”F to 7th.” A spin-off of “The Slope,” a Vimeo-based series about “homophobic lesbians,” ”F to 7th” is a New York indie TV show from Ingrid Jungermann, who financed the recently-concluded second season with [...]

Culture

The Diverse World of Web Drama
Posted On August 12, 2014 | No Comments

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 [...]

News and Updates

Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel
Posted On May 29, 2014 | No Comments

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 [...]

Television and Film

I Know, You Tried to Watch ‘Treme.’ Try Again.
Posted On January 9, 2014 | No Comments

I hated the first season of Treme. I didn’t know what I was watching and didn’t care to find out. I found the show plotless and plodding. I wrote about that. I found Steve Zahn’s [...]

Indie TV Innovation Series 2013

How To Value Television
Posted On November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 [...]

Where Are The Web TV Critics? (Or, Why I Can’t Review Your Web Series)
Posted On May 22, 2013 | 13 Comments

  I’ve been writing about web video since 2009. I’m part of a tiny group of writers who have sustained interest in web television over the years, taking time to interview producers and write about [...]

Indie TV and the Value of Post-Network Television
Posted On May 16, 2013 | No Comments

It looks like the new television is here: a flexible, open industry more responsive to consumers and producers. Henry Jenkins’ textual poachers have become textual producers. Twenty years ago, audiences struggled to get power in [...]

Green-lit By The Neutral Net (Ylse)
Posted On May 15, 2013 | No Comments

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 [...]

Indie TV Innovation

Indie TV Innovation

April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment