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It Was An Accident. My Final Word (For Now) on ‘Jack in a Box’

It Was An Accident. My Final Word (For Now) on ‘Jack in a Box’

Jack in a Box is New York City-set sitcom. It won a 2013 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media and was nominated in the same category in 2012. Jack in a Box also won Best Web Series at the 2010 New York Television Festival. It has been featured by numerous media [...]

April 9, 2013 Michael Creighton Indie TV Innovation Series 1

When Work Isn’t “Work” (High Maintenance)

When Work Isn’t “Work” (High Maintenance)

Premiering in 2012, High Maintenance follows a nameless cannabis delivery guy as he delivers much needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers. It was created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. They produce the series with Russell Gregory as Janky Clown Productions. Two three-episode cycles have been released. They are currently in production for the next cycle. This [...]

April 4, 2013 Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair Indie TV Innovation Series 1

‘Broad City’ Team Talks Transitioning From Web to Comedy Central

‘Broad City’ Team Talks Transitioning From Web to Comedy Central

Posted at Tubefilter. When I first ran into Abbi Jacobson at the New York Television Festival last month, I didn’t know what to expect. Jacobson was unassuming and humble. You’d never know she and creative partner Ilana Glazer were mere weeks away from shooting a pilot for a sitcom on Comedy Central based on their cult web series Broad City and executive produced by comedy queen Amy Poehler. If [...]

November 10, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

NYTVF Dispatch: Get Weird With Morgan Evans

NYTVF Dispatch: Get Weird With Morgan Evans

The New York Television Festival is over and the winners have won. This year 19 development deals, in various sizes and configurations, were handed out. Quality is always pretty high at NYTVF, widely regarded as a leading showcase for independent television, one that can make a real difference in a person’s career. And this year was no [...]

November 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

‘Jack In A Box’ Ends. Did Jack Escape His Fate?

‘Jack In A Box’ Ends. Did Jack Escape His Fate?

“I want to offer you a modest salary and full benefits.” To a lot of Americans these days those words would calm nerves. But when Jack hears the news from Kris (Becca Blackwell), his boss, he vomits his lunch, a literal rainbow of poor eating choices. Jack started Michael Cyril Creighton’s cult hit series Jack in [...]

September 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

On ‘The Outs’ With Adam Goldman, New York’s Newest Star in the Web’s Gay TV Renaissance

On ‘The Outs’ With Adam Goldman, New York’s Newest Star in the Web’s Gay TV Renaissance

The lastest episode of The Outs ends with sad Mitchell, played by series creator Adam Goldman, asleep on his couch, beer in hand, lying aside a photo of a half-naked athlete and a small pipe filled with ashes of weed. As the screen faded to black at Brooklyn’s Berry Park, the audience roared. The character Mitchell [...]

July 6, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1

How To Raise Money On Kickstarter: A Case Study

How To Raise Money On Kickstarter: A Case Study

Crowdfunding is a right-of-passage these days, particularly for independent shows targeting niche, underserved audiences. The Guild was among the first to demonstrate that raising money from your audience bolsters your legitimacy, proving to sponsors you have a dedicated fan base. Since then, a number of shows about diverse groups have done it, including many represented in [...]

June 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

Your New Favorite New York Gay and Lesbian Web Series: ‘The Outs’ and ‘The Slope’

Your New Favorite New York Gay and Lesbian Web Series: ‘The Outs’ and ‘The Slope’

As Jack in a Box wraps its final season, you’ll find plenty of shows online to sate your thirst for intelligent gay and lesbian New York comedy this summer. The queer Woody Allens are here (of course, they have predecessors). Episodes of The Outs have been making the rounds across the gay web, and it’s easy to see [...]

June 1, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 3

CUNY TV Profiles New York Web Series Production

CUNY TV Profiles New York Web Series Production

Local New York station CUNY TV did a report on black web series production in the city, focusing on Tony Clomax’s 12 Steps to Recovery. I give some context as to why minority producers are taking to the web about halfway through the clip above. [...]

April 19, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch: ‘Drifter’ and ‘East WillyB’

Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch: ‘Drifter’ and ‘East WillyB’

I’ve had an informal policy on this blog of not featuring projects in the middle of crowdfunding campaigns, the idea being the show might not air. I also get a lot of emails from producers pitching such projects, and I’ve been afraid of favoring one over another. Well, no longer! There’s been a steady stream [...]

April 19, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 2