According to my brilliant and knowledgeable New Media agent, Brandon Martinez at Abrams Artists… Continue reading
This week I interviewed Brandon Martinez, head of the New Media department at Abrams Artists Agency. When I asked him to answer some questions for the Actor’s Network blog called “Webisode World” he said…
“Yes… But you have to promise me never to use the word
“webisode” ever again. ” Continue reading
The interview with Brandon Martinez, New Media agent extraordinaire continues… Continue reading
Brandon Martinez is the head of the New Media Department at Abrams Artists Agency, a top 10 bi-coastal talent & literary agency.
AND he happens to be my New Media agent and he kindly took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for me… and you… Continue reading
WARNING! May read this and feel incredibly discouraged about the state of art in this world!
This may be a tough pill to swallow for those of us who put an incredible amount time and energy into making creative quality projects to put out there to the entertainment industry… BUT it IS important to understand what kind of content is being consumed by the general public.
Read on, if you dare.
Lord help us all. Continue reading
1. YouTube (www.youtube.com)
Has anyone heard of this site? Easy to use, upload, navigate. A lot of user features and places to comment. And of course, a lot of traffic… maybe too much. It’s easy to get lost in the loads of kitten home videos. Continue reading
I just did. Continue reading
You have a camera. You have a great idea. You know a guy at a great high traffic site who promised to post your hot new show as soon as it was done!
Making a webisode is easy.
Kind of. But keep in mind that in order to do a webisode and post it online with even one SAG actor, you need to file the production through SAG and use a New Media contract. Yup. SAG has a new media contract. Continue reading
We, as actors, are inundated with hundreds of ways to forward our careers everyday, especially in Los Angeles. In addition to film and television, we can pursue voice over, hosting, industrials, stand-up, student films, and a host of other venues. Not to mention opportunities at writing, directing, and producing. And being the innovative creatures that we are…we hear about someone being discovered doing improv on a street corner and we add it to our list of worthwhile pursuits. Continue reading
First of all, what is this new word?
A somewhat clever combination of “web” and “episode”, defined on Wikipedia as “a short episode, which airs initially as Internet television”. It did not get inducted into Merriam Webster’s Dictionary until 2009 and my computer still spell checks the damn thing every time I write it.
Okay, so it’s an episode of a web series… an installment of a show on the Internet. What does that entail? Well, it’s a short form serial show of any type and any subject. And when I say “any” subject, I mean ANY. For example, according to the site www.visiblemeasures.com, the # 1 most watched web series in May (with almost 50 million views) was called “The Annoying Orange”, about a talking… orange. A typical web series has between 10-12 episodes a season and runs roughly between 2-7 minutes each. Continue reading