Web Series

This is our channel devoted to news and information about Web Series (episodic web video shows). Stay up-to-date with the newly emerging online video movement towards web television and more entertainment based web video television shows. Here we will cover new and interesting web series, talk about those companies that are supporting web series creators (like Revision3, Crackle, YouTube, and more), the type of episodic web video show content that interests us, and keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest web series episodes.

James Franco Hits AOL Originals by ‘Making a Scene'

James Franco Hits AOL Originals by ‘Making a Scene

Actor and polymath James Franco has dabbled in producing a web series before, but he's about to make his AOL Original debut with 'Making a Scene'. The innovative 10-episode comedy, which showcases Franco’s recreation of cinema’s most iconic moments, lands on AOL this Wednesday.

AOL’s ‘True Trans with Laura Jane Grace’ to Premiere October 10

AOL’s ‘True Trans with Laura Jane Grace’ to Premiere October 10

AOL has announced that the first four episodes of “True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” will premiere on the AOL On Originals home page on October 10, 2014, in a special advance celebration of National Coming Out Day. The 10-episode series follows Laura Jane Grace, the transgender pioneer and lead singer of the punk band Against Me!, who came out as transgender at the height of her music career in 2012.

AOL Video Gets Two Emmy Nominations for Original Content

AOL Video Gets Two Emmy Nominations for Original Content

The Emmy Awards are embracing and acknowledging original online content, and AOL Video is being rewarded for two of its shows, 'The Future Starts Here', and 'Park Bench with Steve Buscemi' with two nominations for the 2014 Emmys.

6 Awesome Rules for Successfully Funding Your Web Series

6 Awesome Rules for Successfully Funding Your Web Series

If you've ever struggled to produce high-quality web shows because you have no money, this guide is for you. It's a struggle for many creators to get funding because they follow advice that is 100% wrong. The industry is rapidly changing and dumping your show onto YouTube and crossing your fingers that it goes viral, or producing pilots on extended credit is madness! Web TV now works the SAME WAY the broadcast TV business works, so follow our battle plan for raising revenue

Confessions of a Web Series Creator: The Trials of Creating a Trailer

Confessions of a Web Series Creator: The Trials of Creating a Trailer

When you're creating any kind of video content on a tight budget, it's vital that you not only keep an eye on finances, but that you also have every little detail covered like the right casting, and transport and location logistics in place. But always have a back up plan too.....

Lucas and Jenny: Behind the Reel from Playlist Live [Interview]

Lucas and Jenny: Behind the Reel from Playlist Live [Interview]

In today's Behind The Reel, a show that takes a look at the real personalities behind online video, we talk to Lucas and Jenny, two young stars who are huge, both on TV and on YouTube. You may know Lucas better as the guy behind 'Fred', the first YouTube channel to hit 2 million subscribers.

Pranksters in Love: Behind the Reel for Valentines Day [Interview]

Pranksters in Love: Behind the Reel for Valentines Day [Interview]

Pranksters in Love have built up a massive following on YouTube, and they are our special Valentine's Day guests on this week's "Behind the Reel". We talk to them about their love of pranking, the creative process and what's really made a difference for them on YouTube.

BlackboxTV: Behind the Reel from YouTube to Hollywood [Interview]

BlackboxTV: Behind the Reel from YouTube to Hollywood [Interview]

BlackboxTV has carved out a very unique niche on YouTube with its horror and sci-fi content. It's now got a major horror movie in the works, and BlackboxTV founder Tony Valenzuela is our special guest on this week's "Behind the Reel".

Yahoo! to Unload Tons of Content All at Once This Fall

Yahoo! to Unload Tons of Content All at Once This Fall

Yahoo! is releasing 8 new series (planned around their SNL sketch acquisition) on September 9, and unlike most web series, it's being unloaded all at once on that day. Yahoo! is launching 1,000 hours of content on the same day. It's the first time an ad-supported platform has done this.

HowToBasic: How All Informational YouTube Videos Should Be Done [Interview]

HowToBasic: How All Informational YouTube Videos Should Be Done [Interview]

Ever wondered how to make the best milkshake or how to correctly serve a watermelon? The HowToBasic channel go out of their way to give us the best instructional videos on YouTube. We get a peak behind the scenes and the lowdown on the use of so many eggs.....