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My Book — Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood — Now Under Contract! The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2 The State of Open TV — Development Report 1 Introducing Open TV ‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV

My Book — Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood — Now Under Contract!

My first book, Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood, will be coming out on New York University Press, expected fall 2017. This book argues the web

The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2

Welcome to the second development report for Open TV (beta)! This is your opportunity to get the inside scoop on how Open TV is developing

The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

HOW IS OPEN TV DEVELOPING? Aymar Jean Christian This time last year Open TV beta did not exist. It was a series of pilots called

Introducing Open TV

CHAPTER ONE HOW OPEN TV BEGAN: AN INTRODUCTION FROM CREATOR AYMAR JEAN CHRISTIAN Three years ago I moved to Chicago to start an exciting new

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

‘Dumb and Dumber,’ ‘Ace Ventura,’ ‘The Naked Gun’ … America certainly loves its slapstick comedies. And given the success of 2004’s ‘Team America: World Police,’

How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV

Years ago, producers of original web series would compare their projects to short films. The internet made short films irrelevant, they’d say, because you could

Web Series

How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV
Posted On November 23, 2014 | Comments Off on How ‘High Maintenance’ Became the Future of Indie TV

Years ago, producers of original web series would compare their projects to short films. The internet made short films irrelevant, they’d say, because you could build an audience yourself, rather than wait for film festivals [...]

15 Web Series That Could Be The Next “Broad City”

15 Web Series That Could Be The Next “Broad City”

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2013’s Best Drama Web Series

2013’s Best Drama Web Series

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2013’s Best Comedy Web Series

2013’s Best Comedy Web Series

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Online Video

Why “Views” Don’t Matter for Indie Web Series
Posted On August 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Why “Views” Don’t Matter for Indie Web Series

You’ve probably never heard of “F to 7th.” A spin-off of “The Slope,” a Vimeo-based series about “homophobic lesbians,” “F to 7th” is a New York indie TV show from Ingrid Jungermann, who financed the recently-concluded second season with [...]

Tribeca NOW Catches Indie TV On the Cusp

Tribeca NOW Catches Indie TV On the Cusp

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How Web Series Transition to TV

How Web Series Transition to TV

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Culture

Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO
Posted On December 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

by Heidi Khaled and Brett Bumgarner Two shows, both held together by the common plotline of poop. Valerie Cherish sits down in her trailer with a producer for the HBO series in which she plays [...]

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

December 16, 2014 | Comments Off on ‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs
The Diverse World of Web Drama

The Diverse World of Web Drama

August 12, 2014 | Comments Off on The Diverse World of Web Drama

News and Updates

My Book — Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood — Now Under Contract!
Posted On January 9, 2017 | Comments Off on My Book — Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood — Now Under Contract!

My first book, Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood, will be coming out on New York University Press, expected fall 2017. This book argues the web brought innovation to TV development by opening distribution to independent [...]

The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2

The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2

January 9, 2017 | Comments Off on The First Cycle of Open TV – Development Report 2
The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

January 6, 2016 | Comments Off on The State of Open TV — Development Report 1

Television and Film

Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO
Posted On December 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

by Heidi Khaled and Brett Bumgarner Two shows, both held together by the common plotline of poop. Valerie Cherish sits down in her trailer with a producer for the HBO series in which she plays [...]

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

December 16, 2014 | Comments Off on ‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs
I Know, You Tried to Watch ‘Treme.’ Try Again.

I Know, You Tried to Watch ‘Treme.’ Try Again.

January 9, 2014 | Comments Off on I Know, You Tried to Watch ‘Treme.’ Try Again.

Indie TV Innovation Series 2013

How To Value Television
Posted On November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment on How To Value Television

How do we value television? It depends who you ask. Ask advertisers, and they’ll talk  CPMs and ROI. Ask network executives, they’ll talk ratings. Ask fans, they’ll rave about their favorite shows or genres. Ask [...]

Where Are The Web TV Critics? (Or, Why I Can’t Review Your Web Series)

  I’ve been writing about web video since 2009. I’m part of a tiny group of writers who have sustained interest in web television over the years, taking time to interview producers and write about [...]

Indie TV and the Value of Post-Network Television
Posted On May 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Indie TV and the Value of Post-Network Television

It looks like the new television is here: a flexible, open industry more responsive to consumers and producers. Henry Jenkins’ textual poachers have become textual producers. Twenty years ago, audiences struggled to get power in [...]

Green-lit By The Neutral Net (Ylse)
Posted On May 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Green-lit By The Neutral Net (Ylse)

Ylse is a 2008 sitcom about a modern Americana and the quirky characters around her. It won a 2010 Imagen Award for best Internet sitcom and the audience favorite at the 2009 Rasquache Film Festival. Ylse creator [...]

More Than Creative (Squaresville)

More Than Creative (Squaresville)

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Upsized and ‘Downsized,’ the Ups and Downs of Being a Web Series Creator

Upsized and ‘Downsized,’ the Ups and Downs of Being a Web Series Creator

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A Network for Creatives and Fans

A Network for Creatives and Fans

April 18, 2013 | Comments Off on A Network for Creatives and Fans
How to Believe in Miracles, or Making a Career in the Digital Space

How to Believe in Miracles, or Making a Career in the Digital Space

April 17, 2013 | Comments Off on How to Believe in Miracles, or Making a Career in the Digital Space
Ten Reasons To Love Making A Webseries Called “Anyone But Me”

Ten Reasons To Love Making A Webseries Called “Anyone But Me”

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Auteur Television Between Indie Film and TV (F to 7th)

Auteur Television Between Indie Film and TV (F to 7th)

April 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Auteur Television Between Indie Film and TV (F to 7th)