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A web series is a series of episodes released on the Internet or also by mobile or cellular phone, and part of the newly emerging medium called web television. A single instance of a web series program is called an episode or webisode.
While the popularity of web series is continuing to rise, the concept itself isn’t entirely new. Scott Zakarin created the first advertiser supported web series in 1995, The Spot.
The rise in popularity of web series can be seen as a result of...

Simon Cowell Partners With YouTube To Find Next Big Thing

Simon Cowell Partners With YouTube To Find Next Big Thing

Simon Cowell is no stranger to the power of YouTube when it comes to making his artists famous. It was pretty much responsible for making global superstars out of One Direction and Susan Boyle and now he’s launching a talent content to find the next big act to take the world by storm.

Machinima Continues Its Premium Content Quest, Signs Ridley Scott for 12 Sci-Fi Shorts

Machinima Continues Its Premium Content Quest, Signs Ridley Scott for 12 Sci Fi Shorts

Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner, Alien, and Prometheus, has teamed up with Machinima to produce 12 sci-fi shorts. It’s a perfect match, as Scott has been in the digital space for a long time and has produced and/or directed much of the kind of content that is in Machinima’s wheelhouse.

INTERVIEW: The Fine Bros. Take Web Series Beyond Video [Web Series School]

INTERVIEW: The Fine Bros. Take Web Series Beyond Video [Web Series School]

Our interview with Ben and Rafi Fine, best known as The Fine Brothers, sheds light on the transmedia experience, “workaholism,” and the unique experience of their MyMusic show, which gets so deep into faux-reality, they sometimes need an Inception-style kick to get back into the real world.

Streamys Sneakily Hand Out Awards for 3rd Annual Event Early

Streamys Sneakily Hand Out Awards for 3rd Annual Event Early

The Streamy Awards have already handed out a bunch of trophies to some high-quality content creators. While many of them were technical or for particular genres, some pretty big awards have already been claimed. Let’s take a look at who some of the already big winners are.

Zach Galifianakis Is Back with ‘Between Two Ferns’ Oscar Specials

Zach Galifianakis Is Back with Between Two Ferns Oscar Specials

"Between Two Ferns" is one of the biggest success stories on Funny or Die.  Starring Zach Galifianakis, whom we would eventually know for The Hangover movies, "Between Two Ferns" launched in January of 2008 with an interview with Michael Cera and became a "must-watch" web …

How Epic Meal Time’s Channel Succeeds: Harley Morenstein Gives Insight [Web Series School]

How Epic Meal Times Channel Succeeds: Harley Morenstein Gives Insight [Web Series School]

Earlier this year Epic Meal Time expanded their channel programming with a new competitive cooking show, Epic Chef.  The show has been a massive success with fans and taken the Epic Meal Time brand to new heights.  The new series has garnered nearly 6 million views …

Indiana Jones and the Secret of Film Serials [Web Series School]

Indiana Jones and the Secret of Film Serials [Web Series School]

Raiders of the Lost Ark is the best film of all time. If you're looking for debate, go someplace else (or troll me below). It's lean, fun, engaging and a model for all content on any medium. But what inspired Steven Spielberg and George Lucas to create …

5 Creative Minimalist Posters for Viral Videos & Web Series

5 Creative Minimalist Posters for Viral Videos & Web Series

Have you ever noticed some videos manage to captivate pop-culture more than Hollywood movies? So why don't they receive the minimalist poster treatment? Behold! A handful of legendary viral videos and web series have been given the minimalist poster treatment. It's a fun way of …

Go Simple! 8 Minimalist Web Series That Really Work [Web Series School]

Go Simple! 8 Minimalist Web Series That Really Work [Web Series School]

When creating web series we have the tendency is to make shows bloated. More characters, more jokes, more audience appeal, more story, segments and scenes. More more more. TV and film need to entertain for hours and fill fixed time slots. The internet doesn't have this …

6 Cliches You Need to Develop Killer Content [Web Series School]

6 Cliches You Need to Develop Killer Content [Web Series School]

Below is a list of cliches every creator should know when developing a web show or web series. Development is the first chance a show has to "get it right" or "get it wrong" before entering into production and ultimately published online. These tips on …

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