It’s Web Series Festival Time!

Yeah, we weren’t sure what this meant either. So here’s the rundown:

New Orleans WEB WEEKEND 2014
by Chris Hadley

Last year, NOVAC (New Orleans Video Access Center) held its first annual Web Weekend. The 3 day event connected current and aspiring web series creators with some of the industry’s most influential producers, executives and developers through informative panels, public screenings and feedback from industry pros through Web Weekend’s Think Tank program, and various other networking opportunities.webweekend

Thanks to the overwhelming success of the inaugural event, the second annual Web Weekend will take place from November 7-9th in New Orleans. As was the case last year, the 2014 edition will connect web series creators to key industry figures, and promises to be just as exciting and beneficial for all those who seek to create compelling, entertaining scripted and non-scripted content for the web.

Tickets to attend Web Weekend are available to purchase online on the event’s official web site (WebWeekend.org). Tickets run $20 for NOVAC members, $30 for non members, and $40 at the door.

Those who buy full weekend passes will gain access to all panels at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (1441 Canal St.) on Saturday, November 8th from 11 AM-5:30 PM, plus the Think Tank screenings, opening night cocktail party and other events. Panels will also be streamed live on WebWeekend.org.

Featured panelists and mentors will include Alex Anfanger (creator/star of NEXT TIME ON LONNY), actress/writer/comedienne and Youtube star Akilah Hughes (who runs her own popular channel AKILAH, OBVIOUSLY), Sam Toles (VP of content acquisitions and business development for Vimeo), and Luke Ryan (CEO of The Alchemists, which produces Hulu’s hit drama EAST LOS HIGH).

In addition, this year’s Think Tank participants will both have their web series publicly screened, while gaining valuable insight and feedback from the above speakers. Featured shows include comedies EASY and KYLE JUNE WILLIAMS IS THE WORST, the horror anthology SIDEWALK STORIES, the mystery thriller HOGWASH, and sci-fi thriller INTERROGATION (all locally produced).

Additional series include HelLA, CALEDONIA: MORTAL SOULS, F*CK YOU MARK ZUCKERBERG (all covered on this blog), plus a NOVAC produced documentary web series which will compliment an upcoming documentary feature on the popular web site reddit.com.

More information about the shows and their creators is available on Web Weekend’s official site. All shows will be screened Saturday night, November 8th, along with the new comedy ENJOY YOUR STAY (produced by last year’s Think Tank participants CJ Hunt and Kyle June Williams).

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