Saturday, February 9, 2013
Looking forward, we want to improve this system by encouraging Web series creators to also post their press release in the "Web news/Press release" section of the Web Series Today Community on Google+: (http://plus.google.com/communities/110073950258800417692/stream/d05d2715-ea42-4260-bdd7-2fe21345d743). That way you, the community, will be able to interact directly with any series that submits a press release.
The desire to create a vehicle where creators and the community can interact more openly and directly was one of the factors that motivated the creation of our Google+ Community in addition to the Web Series Today blog, which will continue to allow "authors" to post as normal. We hope that everyone in the community (in addition to Web Series Today "authors") will take advantage of this feature for more interactive communication.
If you are an author on Web Series Today, this will provide you with access to any press release submitted and if desired you can use that information as the basis of a post here on the Web Series Today blog. It is probably advisable to leave a comment on the press release that you intend to do so, thus avoiding duplication by other authors. It will also let the person submitting the press release know that they can expect an article on the Web Series today blog and, if needed, provide you with additional information.
The Web Series Today blog is an "open collaborative community based blog" about Web series. Our mission is to keep the Web series community up to date with what is going on in the World of Web series. If you want to become an "author" on the blog follow the directions in the link below: http://www.webseriestoday.com/2010/11/web-series-today-become-author.html
See post on Web Series Today Community: http://plus.google.com/101175516092771757092/posts/44kDwJogDmX
Friday, February 8, 2013
Band practice has begun! But… the band’s not really practicing. The OJBG gang is surrounded by instruments, hanging on the telephone. But, band conductor Sarah is AWOL. She’s not picking up the phone, nor is she at home.
(90s aside — remember the pre-cell-phone-days when you had to call your besties at home and speak to their parents and probably had a phonebook’s worth of numbers dancing in your head.)
It’s all very mysterious considering this is the first rehearsal of Sarah’s brand new band. And has anyone seen Alex lately? Where the hell are these girls???
Let’s just insert some useful information here — y’know, on the record, for those of you late to the OJ train –
Before going AWOL, Sarah and Alex had both recently been dumped. Alex is broken hearted & flying solo. As for Sarah, the reason she’s not picking up is…slightly different. Sarah’s actually found temporary solace in Chloe’s warm bed– And obviously, there is no time to think about band practice when you’re getting your post-breakup-rebound-groove on! But Sarah’s been left flustered after being walked in by Adrian (uhhh Chloe’s fiance). So that’s where we find Sarah: half-dressed in an alley, shaking her head as she takes her steps down the walk of shame.
Meanwhile, Alex has been wallowing in misery in bed. Life is just too much for the poor girl to take. Let’s take a little trip down memory lane:
First she’s dumped via letter by her newly-gay boyfriend, Davis, who is in the “throes of a sexual awakening”. (Aside– I kind of want that as a bumper sticker.) Second, Alex seeks solace by flinging herself at the Hot New Band Member, Robin, AKA her ex-boyfriend’s bff. Yea, grreat idea, Alex. So well-adjusted of you. Anywhozzle, Robin ends up falling for Alex’s (soon to be ex) bff, Tamsin. All of this new-kid boat-rocking left some unpleasant emotional ripples in its wake. Third, Alex overhears Tamsin explaining to Sarah about the reason why their friendship has gone awry: “she’s upset because Robin didn’t want her and so she’s alone and unloved”. HARSH. After overhearing this, Alex’s rage inflames. She publicly lashes out at Tamsin and goes off the rails.
Cry me a river, Eeyore. Teen drama just doesn’t get any better.
That whole paragraph experience was like being transported back locker-side to my old high school hallway. In the best possible way.
After the band’s call to Sarah comes up empty handed, Tamsin decides to make an “olive-branch-extending” phone call to Alex. Tamsin and Libby try to tease Alex out of her little pity party and bring her back from the unknown. And it seems to be working! Alex is finally smiling and she takes their teasing in good swing… up until Robin decides to open his mouth and chime in to the call with a little mustachioed joke. Nope, not funny. As soon as his voice goes on the line, Alex’ face goes deadpan and that line goes dead. All it took was a little reminder of her jilted love life to bring her back to her Coma of Jealousy.
And that’s where we find Alex: still moping, still in bed. But, by the way the band sits in the last scene, you’re left with the lingering suspicion that this isn’t where we’ll find Alex next time… And I know from experience, you should never underestimate the rage of a jilted teen.
Any indie web series creator knows that little things please us...positive feedback on your show, new fans on Facebook who aren't friends or family, or new subscribers to your YouTube Channel, a good day of shooting, or a box of cool "toys" for the show all are cause for glee. So you will understand as I dance around the office a bit today.
1.) New Facebook fans and YouTube subscribers: Discovered this great site called Placevine. We went in last night, set up our account, linked our videos, and today we are on their Facebook feed, welcoming us to their site, and we have seen both new Facebook and YouTube followers as a result! If you are looking for a new place to promote/distribute your show, check them out.
2.) Great new Podcast: We air a podcast each week with different members of our cast and crew discussing the show and their roles in it. This week, we happened to have three experienced radio guys on the show, and they were a blast to listen to. Chris Livingston, who plays the arrogant Bob, and Ray Remillard, who plays his rival Amadan in the show, played off each other beautifully and Charley Bruce, the host of the show tied it all together for a show that was a lot of fun. Decoding Mythos Podcast 8: Amadan and Bob
3.) Great press: We got an email today, that the Governor has included our show in his Edge Business Report, which is released each month, showcasing a handful of stories about businesses and other economic growth within the state. This is exciting, because it has great reach, and is spreading the word, not only about the show, but also about what we can do! So it could drum up more work for us as well!
February Edge Business Report
4.) Fun Toys: UPS just pulled up, and I know they are delivering a box of props for the show. I need to sign off now....there are cool new swords to play with! I just need to be careful, because dancing and swords, don't always mix well!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Jenn Nangle, who plays boy crazy/celebrity obsessed GUIDE MaKenna, explains how she came up with her character name and backstory.
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UPDATE: If they can reach $3800 today, they'll release a Julia Cho interview!
Posted by Shilpi Roy at 9:39 AM
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Well, it is official! We are headed to three Sci-Fi Conventions in the Mid-Atlantic area this spring.
Scott Allen Perry AKA SAP (Abnormal Comedy)
Mika Tan (Adult Film Star)
Asterios Kokkinos (Stand-Up Comedian)
Meter Maids Ep. 11 - Bad Apple
Meter Maids Ep. 12 - Satanic Birthday
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Franklin breaks down and reveals Barb’s true nature…that nature being lying, scheming, and sleeping with anyone who gets in her way!
Franklin gives Barb an offer he thinks she can’t refuse. This involves a wedding ring and hopefully lots and lots of sex.
Sandy and Trevor receive some upsetting news while waiting to meet someone who may be able to provide them with some answers.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
My Ruined Life: an original, comedy Web series starring Brian Cowden, Nathan Holt, Kristen Egermeier and Greg Bailey. Friends Brian and Nate relax on various city benches after work, discussing theories about their "ruined" lives. Maybe one day they will decide on one of them and move along.
My Ruined Life was recently named BEST WEB SERIES SHOT IN PHILLY & AUDIENCE FAVORITE (WEB SERIES) by FirstGlance Film Festival 2012 (Philadelphia).
Season 1, in its entirety, is available online now. Season 2 recently began and runs throughout this winter/spring with new episodes posted almost every Sunday evening. Follow MY RUINED LIFE on Facebook & Twitter for more laughs as new episodes are released.
My Ruined Life: Life is full of theories and benches. When your life is ruined, you sit on a lot of them.
Scream Queen icon Debbie Rochon wrote and starred in the pilot episode of In Fear Of... We see what horrific measures our heroine takes to avoid living alone. Hard to believe someone as lovely as Debbie would have this problem but I'm not here to judge! :)
"Napoleon Bon Appetit" is a cooking show with a complex. Conquering a new recipe each week, Napoleon and his Kitchen Wench outrageously prepare eclectic eats. Cindy of Web Series Watch recently sat down with Derek Houck and Katherine Browning, co-creators/stars of Napoleon Bon Appetit, to talk about their hilarious show.
Check out their interview on the Rogue Creators Watch here:
The Season Finale! Will Dick live to tell Peggy the DNA results? Will Reggie get his own personality back? Will Quentin exact revenge of Mona? Will Mona seize control of the Playhouse from Doris? Whose lives hang in the balance?
Posted by The Playhouse at 10:05 AM
Monday, February 4, 2013
obZEVation: J.Post January 30: New Trees, New Bones: Sir, - The countless words, analyses, and opinions that constituted the sound and fury of the party campaigns in Israel's recent elections,...
Posted by Pink Slip - Part 1 - Suzie at 12:57 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013