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.

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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.
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6 Awesome Rules for Funding Your Web Series Successfully

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
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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.....
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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Think Like a TV Exec: How to Create a Successful Branded Series

Today's marketplace provides a unique challenge for brands of simply being heard. Brands must find new ways to connect and entertain their audience through branded content to support their marketing efforts. Brands must be willing to take a risk to try new things.
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YouTube Pro Series Kicks Off with Four Videos: Working with Advertisers

YouTube kicked off their Pro Series with four videos with established YouTubers talking about "Working with Advertisers." One of the strange things when you start becoming kind of a big deal is when advertisers approach you. What do you do to get the deal? And do you tailor your content for them?

Beyond Engagement: Harnessing the Power of B2B Video Marketing

Does Canada have great B2B video examples? Of course they do. How about a series from Kinaxis starring Kevin Pollak and Ray Wise parodying corrupt ERP? And how about John St., who has come out with a few hilarious videos and hail from north of the border?
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New Arrested Development Shows the Effect of Raised Expectations

The new season of Arrested Development came with lots of high hopes and expectations. And like all things where fans demand to be entertained exactly as they were before, those hopes and dreams were given a reality check. However, this season of Arrested Development is just as good. It's just different.
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Revision3, Discovery Launch TestTube Digital Network

Revision3 and Discovery are launching a new digital network called TestTube. It has all the types of shows you'd expect from the geeky/nerdy set that help us learn more about our world and maybe even laugh in the process.
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Trailer for Arrested Development on Netflix Hits Online

Arrested Development, which re-launches on May 26 on Netflix, has released a trailer for the upcoming goodness. Some of it feels a bit strange, but most of it looks like we've gone back to 2006 and corrected the wrong that this show was ever cancelled.