Recently, as there seems to be almost every week, another conglomerate gets into the game of monetizing or investing in the ability and future reality of content creation. So now Amazon, not so long ago, dumped a bunch of money into the commitment of 6 Comedy Pilot orders. And while this is GREAT news in so many ways it is also causing quite a bit Continue reading
I’ve saved this for next to last, because I do think in the end, this is the subject that has divided us more recently on the subject or concept of merger as opposed to the reasons that lead to the creation of the two different unions. Because so many years have passed and the differences were so stark for so long, it is hard to imagine them together. And again with the number of dollars that have put away into Pension and Health plans it becomes a daunting task to consider how, why or what is best. But again, the great equalizer is technology, and what I first want to discuss is the amount of work potentially BEING LOST the money potentially BEING LOST because of fragmentation of contracts…in the face of New Media. Continue reading
According to my brilliant and knowledgeable New Media agent, Brandon Martinez at Abrams Artists… 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
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
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