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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Boomtrain Updates Website to Reflect New “Business to Business” Focus – Don’t Worry Though – Old Features Still Present for Its Users

Boomtrain’s business model is in flux. Their website is going through some changes as the young startup refine their strategies. We covered Boomtrain’s consumer-end service a little while ago and said that, although the beta version of the site had some problems, the concept was a great one. What Boomtrain did that many other video...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Multicam Live Studio Comedy “On The Rocks” Snags $10,000 Crowdfunding Cash in One Day

Created under a classic “writers room” style committee of young, aspiring Hollywood creatives, and filmed in front of a live studio audience at the ACME Comedy Theater, On The Rocks is an unusual webseries, with interesting origins.

Written...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Amazon Studios Gearing Up To Take Over The Web Series World

When you think of web series and original content you probably think along the lines of YouTube (multi-channel networks (MCNs), user-created content), Netflix or Hulu (self funded and created programming to compliment a third-party licensed content). Amazon,...

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Matt Rocklin’s Brilliantly Surreal Web Series “Dogs & Me” Seeks $9000 for Second Series on Kickstarter

Kickstarter often likes to remind its users that its services shouldn’t be thought of as a catalogue from which to shop from, but rather as a place to fund ideas. This might sound like a fairly natural...

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

A Winter Of Murder, Romance, Bitchin’ and Zombie Teddy Bears

Cold, isn’t it? The nights getting longer. The days getting grayer. It’s not long until November, and then it isn’t too far until December. Winter, it is upon us. No light. No warmth. Nothing to look forward...

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The ITVFest is a Web Series Event for People Who Hate the Web and Want to Escape It

We recently covered the ITVFest, an awards gala that aims to recognise rising and outstanding talent in Independent Television, Web Series and Film. Founded in 2006, the ITVFest was notable for its forward thinking, which...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Walmart Has Cottoned On To Web Series with “Get on the Shelf”. We’re Doomed

Just when you thought that it was safe to venture back into the World Wide Web, supermarket goliath and generally acknowledged source of all evil, Walmart, unleash a torrent of despair by launching a branded...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

How Blip Could Have Got the World Watching Web Series

Writing for ComedyTVisDead naturally requires that I hunt down the many hidden shows, aloof creators and numerous technological platforms that constitute the web series industry. Any successful web series has a creator with a strong vision, a...

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Watch a Web Series, Buy A Car: Ford and LiveNation Create Branded Show

Do you like music? Do you like web series? Can you be persuaded to buy a car? Then you are keyed up nicely for The Rider Challenge, due for launch on September 30th.

The Rider Challenge...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

YouTube To Placate MCNs With ‘Cross Promotion’ Features

YouTube has announced via the Creators Blog that a variety of new tools for content creators have been introduced, allowing channel owners to gather various content from across the site and highlight it on an...

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