Posted on 29 June 2011 by Destivar
Web series shows donors exactly how their money has helped
In an age where one can find information about any topic floating around the Internet, seeing truly is believing.
At least that’s the philosophy of The Moncton Hospital as they unveil a four-part documentary series to show the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation exactly where their donations have gone.
“We recently launched the web series. We want to make sure donors know where their hard-earned money goes,” says Julie Thebeau, senior development officer with Horizon Health Network, Moncton Zone.
“With things like YouTube, we got on board to do it this way. Visuals are an extremely powerful medium.”
The series is called A Friend’s Story. Continue Reading
Posted on 29 June 2011 by Destivar
Weekly podcast dedicated to independent internet television and original for the web content. Join host Destini and guests as they discuss what’s hot and streaming in the world of online entertainment.
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Comedy: Fumbling Through the Pieces
Drama: Blood and Bone China
Posted on 28 June 2011 by Destivar
The hosts of web series “Anyone But Me,” “The Bannen Way,” and “Robert Townsend’s Diary of a Single Mom” talk about the challenges facing online shows that aren’t all about laughs and LOLCats.
You can’t swing a cat these days without hitting a comedy series on Vimeo, Daily Motion, or YouTube. But if you’re looking for drama, you’ll mostly still find it on the boob tube.
In 2009, 50% of adults watched comedy online compared to 31% in 2007, according to a 2010 Pew Research report. Even mainstream stars are taking their act to the smaller screen, like former Friend Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy, the winner of this year’s Webby Award for Best Comedy: Long Form or Series. “For whatever reason, someone has put out to the web world that comedy is what works online,” Tina Cesa Ward, executive producer, writer and director of the widely-acclaimed web drama Anyone But Me [above, below], tellsFast Company. The show launched its third season’s finale June 21. “But what they fail to realize is that what works is great storytelling no matter what the genre.” Continue Reading
Posted on 26 June 2011 by Destivar
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Posted on 24 June 2011 by Destivar
It’s that time of year again…wait, it’s only the second year of this program. Though it already feels like a tradition, the Independent Production Fund (IPF) just announced their next crop of funded web series for Canada.
Last year’s inaugural web series collection of 11 has been topped this year with the IPF throwing their support behind 15 projects. Most interesting out of the list of projects supported is just how many of them are second season.
What does this tell us about the web series format?
In my books it tells us that the medium of web series is here to stay and – based on what I know about the intense application for those shortlisted – it’s beginning to show a profit. Why else would a national funding body put their money behind a second season of a web series, right?
While it’s none of these producers business to tell us if they’re making money from web series, it’s my bet that the IPF saw sufficient proof that there is income to be had in the renewed series. Enough to keep investing, at least.
Not entirely shocking is that most of the projects hail from Quebec (6) and Ontario (5) with each other region in the country receiving at least one nod.
The IPF has ensured that both languages are well represented with nine English series and six French.
So without further delay, here’s the final rundown of the web series funding winners: Continue Reading