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covering online media for the screenwriting trade magazine
- Death to the Risky Online Series
Is it a Web series or a DVD release? For Sony/Crackle's Angel of Death, it's both.
- Video Game Writers Sound Off
The billion-dollar industry is providing new opportunities for writers, but don’t expect your traditional writing skills to translate: video gaming is a brand new medium.
- Big Names Change the Online Game
In this early era of online entertainment, established talent from traditional media have steered clear of the web. However, the WGA writer’s strike changed everything.
- LonelyGirl15 Creators Not So Lonely Anymore
Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried built their DIY Web series into a million-dollar Online production company.
- What's Selling Online?
As online entertainment matures into a viable business, is it worthwhile to sell your web series concepts to the new crop of online studios?
- Interview with quarterlife's Marshall Herskovitz
We interviewed writer-producer Marshall Herskovitz a few days before his online series quarterlife debuted on NBC. We all know what happened, but don’t write off our article just yet: quarterlife’s stumble on TV is still an important step for the emerging world of online media...
- The Future of Distribution
As TV becomes digital, and the internet truly supplies all your viewing devices (phone, TV, computer, movie screens) with content, how can you stand out from the pack?
- The Future of Attention Spans
Are they getting shorter? What does that mean for scripts, commercials, and network scheduling?
- New Media: Launch with a Bang!
We interviewed Hayden Black of Abigail's X-Rated Teen Diary (not shady, we promise) and the creators of The Guild about their marketing strategies that propelled them to the top of a crowded field of online shows.
- An Alternate Universe:
Q&A with Afterworld series writer-creator Brent Friedman
Brent Friedman, creator of the post-apocalyptic animated series Afterworld, offers some great advice on writing, producing, and retaining rights in new media.
- Rising to the Top
Finding your audience online requires new tactics and partnerships. We talked to blip.tv and Spout.com about what they're doing to help online writers/producers to rise to the top of the pack.
- Write it. Shoot it. Share it.
Finding Your Voice (and Your Audience) Online
We spoke to three pioneers in the online video world: the creators of Sam Has 7 Friends & Prom Queen, God, Inc., and Ask A Ninja. And we lived to tell about it!