Web TV Series: How to Make and Market Them . . .

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Up-to-date resources for both new and professional filmmakers, specifically focused on web series productions

Today, people can watch television shows, feature films, live sports events, and just about anything they want on their computers, tablets, or phones, and as the new media marketplace continues to grow, so does demand for original content and opportunities for filmmakers. Online distributors such as YouTube, Hulu, and Funny or Die are interested in acquiring web ...

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Overview

Up-to-date resources for both new and professional filmmakers, specifically focused on web series productions

Today, people can watch television shows, feature films, live sports events, and just about anything they want on their computers, tablets, or phones, and as the new media marketplace continues to grow, so does demand for original content and opportunities for filmmakers. Online distributors such as YouTube, Hulu, and Funny or Die are interested in acquiring web series that attract audiences and appeal to advertisers. This guide provides advice and expertise to help readers create their own original, successful online shows—projects that can be profitable, potentially be developed into film or television properties, and help their creator to start a career in the industry. Readers will learn how to develop characters and stories designed for new media platforms, and will find tips for planning, shooting, and editing that are tailored specifically to web series production. This book also extensively covers the latest distribution platforms and social media marketing strategies, as well as examples of how to find financial sustainability through advertisers, branded content, and sponsorship partners. It has all of the tools necessary for both aspiring and experienced filmmakers to make the most of this growing new medium.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842437858
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Williams is a new media writer and producer working on original independent, sponsored, and branded entertainment projects. Most recently, he created and produced a dramatic web series that was sold to BET Networks. He is a member of the International Academy of Web Television, regularly participates in industry panels, and guest lectures at universities. Dan has also worked at talent agencies and television studios, in development and production. He lives in Los Angeles.

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