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The State of Open TV — Development Report 1 Introducing Open TV ‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV The Diverse World of Web Drama Why “Views” Don’t Matter for Indie Web Series

The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

HOW IS OPEN TV DEVELOPING? Aymar Jean Christian This time last year Open TV beta did not exist. It was a series of pilots called

Introducing Open TV

CHAPTER ONE HOW OPEN TV BEGAN: AN INTRODUCTION FROM CREATOR AYMAR JEAN CHRISTIAN Three years ago I moved to Chicago to start an exciting new

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

‘Dumb and Dumber,’ ‘Ace Ventura,’ ‘The Naked Gun’ … America certainly loves its slapstick comedies. And given the success of 2004’s ‘Team America: World Police,’

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

Online Video

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 show from Ingrid Jungermann, who financed the recently-concluded second season with [...]

Culture

Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

by Heidi Khaled and Brett Bumgarner Two shows, both held together by the common plotline of poop. Valerie Cherish sits down in her trailer with a producer for the HBO series in which she plays [...]

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The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

HOW IS OPEN TV DEVELOPING? Aymar Jean Christian This time last year Open TV beta did not exist. It was a series of pilots called Wide Open, of which Nupita Obama Creates Vogua was to [...]

Television and Film

Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

by Heidi Khaled and Brett Bumgarner Two shows, both held together by the common plotline of poop. Valerie Cherish sits down in her trailer with a producer for the HBO series in which she plays [...]

Indie TV Innovation Series 2013

How To Value Television
Posted On November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment on 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 [...]

Where Are The Web TV Critics? (Or, Why I Can’t Review Your Web Series)

  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

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)

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 [...]