2015 International Academy of Web Television Awards

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by Team TVWriter™ Press Service

Yes, there’s a very cool organization devoted to making interweb TV better than its Old Media counterpart. And, like Old Media, the International Academy of Web Television gives out annual awards. This year’s awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15th, while the IRS is chortling over your just-received taxes, and the winners will be chosen from the following nominees:

2015 IAWTV AWARDS NOMINEES

Click on nominees to visit their official channels.

Best Dramatic Series

Shaun Blaney, Farr – The Web Series

Aeternus

CTRL

Guidestones: Sunflower Noir

Sequestered

Whatever, Linda

Best Directing (Drama)

Toby Wilkins, Chosen

Pablo Javier Pares, Daemonium

Tate Young, Haphead

Adam Kosh, The Banks

Matt Eastman, Whatever, Linda

Best Female Performance in a Drama

Tania Nolan, Grayson: Earth One

Chloe Rose, Teenagers

Rivkah Raven Wood, Star Trek Phase II / New Voyages

Tatjana Alexis, SYD2030

Lindsey Middleton, Vanessa’s Story

Best Male Performance in a Drama

Jonathan Robbins, Haphead

Jonathan Robbins, Out With Dad

Ed Robinson, Pairings Season 2

Xavier Huard, The Banks

Best Ensemble Performance (Drama)

Nikki & Nora

Out With Dad

Sequestered

The Banks

We Are Angels

Best Writing (Drama)

Jay Ferguson, Jeremy Diamond, Guidestones: Sunflower Noir

Tina Cesa Ward, Producing Juliet

Eric Won, The Division

Hannah Cheesman and Julian De Zotti, Whatever, Linda

Jim Munroe, Haphead

Jason Leaver, Out With Dad

Best Comedy Series

Honest Trailers

Oposto do Sexo (Opposite of Sex)

Only in HelLA

Real Housewives of Horror

Space Riders: Division Earth

Best Directing (Comedy)

Brandon Ravet, Bad Timing

Sean Becker, Hench

Sandeep Parikh, Real Housewives of Horror

Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, The Amazing Gayl Pile

Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold, Video Game High School

Best Female Performance in a Comedy

Zoe Chao, God Particles

Jackie Geary, Jon and Jen are Married

Paula Rhodes, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Nefetari Spencer, Work in Progress the Series

Kayla Lorette, Space Riders: Division Earth

Best Male Performance in a Comedy

Matthew Werkmeister, Chris & Josh

Shane Savage, Chris & Josh

Angelo Lozada, GET SOME!

Aljin Abella, Hunter n Hornet

Jonathan Silver, LARPs: The Series

Best Ensemble Performance (Comedy)

Caper

Real Housewives of Horror

Space Janitors

SOS: Save Our Skins

Video Game High School

Best Writing (Comedy)

Amy Berg and Mike Sizemore, Caper

Jon Verrall, LARPs: The Series

Jake Greene, Millennial Parents

Andy Signore and Spencer Gilbert, Honest Trailers

Dan Beirne and Mark Little, Space Riders: Division Earth

Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, The Amazing Gayl Pile

Best Animated Series

Fatty Littlehead – Space Ranger

Fifi Cat Therapist

Future Duck!

Steve’s Quest: The Musical

The Most Popular Girls in School

Best Children’s Series

Angie’s Logs: The Invaders Web Series

Fifi Cat Therapist

Kids React

House of Robots

Ruby Skye P.I.: The Maltese Puppy

Best Micro-budget Series

God Particles

Hei and Lo

Jared Posts a Personal

Out of Time

The Gambit

Best Genre Series

Caper

Daemonium

Grayson: Earth One

The Gambit

SOS: Save Our Skins

Best Non-English Series

Daemonium

Oposto do Sexo (Opposite of Sex)

Por el  último round

Sin Vida Propia

The Banks

Best Documentary or Educational Series

Cranium Cookie

Day of Gluttony

Everyday Economics

Man at Arms: Reforged

The Future Starts Here

Best Variety Series

Kids React

Player Piano

Progress: Ask a Cam Harlot

The Walking Fred

What’s Trending

Best Pre-Recorded Hosted Series

Larry King Now

Late to the Game

PoliticKING

Sports Jeopardy!

TableTop

Best Live Series

AfterBuzz TV’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Aftershow

AMC Movie Talk

MomCaveLive

Super Geeked Up

What’s Trending

Best Live Host

Kristyn Burtt, AfterBuzz TV’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ After Show

John Campea, AMC Movie Talk

Jeff Burns, Tonya Dodds, Nicole Wright, Super Geeked Up

Mike Rotman, Take My Bitcoins

Shira Lazar, What’s Trending

Best Pre-Recorded Host

John Campea, AMC Mailbag

Larry King, Larry King Now

Kristen Nedopak, Late to the Game

Shawn Thomas, Local Flight

Wil Wheaton, TableTop

Best Directing (Non-Fiction)

Aaron McLane, Blitzed

Benny Fine and Rafi Fine, Kids React

Tom Grey, Player Piano

Antonia Guajardo, Por el último round

Robert Angelo, Roads & Rides – People, Places, Passion

Best Writing (Non-Fiction)

Benny Fine, Rafi Fine, Kids React

Tiffany Shlain, Sawyer Steele, and Arne Johnson, The Future Starts Here

Stacey Crawford, Amanda Toye, and Gabe Michael, Technium

Jo Bozarth, The Social Drinker

Joe Hanson, It’s Okay to be Smart

Best Cinematography

Stephen Paar, Player Piano

Jeff Barklage, Star Trek Phase II / New Voyages

Arnaud Dumas, The Banks

Matthew Wightman and Wes Pratt, Time Keeper

Jon Salmon, Video Game High School

Best Editing

Eric Won, The Division

Thom Smalley, Anthony Bair, and Lawrence Jackman, Guidestones: Sunflower Noir

Sean Becker, Hench

Mike Reisacher, Ruby Skye P.I.: The Maltese Puppy

Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold, Video Game High School

Best Costume Design

Danny Casco, Agustin Aguirre, Studio Patna, and Jotar, Daemonium

Jon Verrall, LARPs: The Series

Marchelle Hall, My 2 Black Girlfriends

Concetta Verna and Manzi DeYoung, Player Piano

The League of S.T.E.A.M., The League of S.T.E.A.M.

Best Production Design

Katie Moest, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Megan Burns, Kia Herman, Player Piano

Sebastian Harder, Space Janitors

Eric Slatkin, Jay Holzer, Thirsty For

Gabor Norman, Ryan Martin, Video Game High School

Best Makeup

Simon Ratziel (Rabbid FX Team), Daemonium

Jenn Rose and Sonia Cabrera, Real Housewives of Horror

Fernanda Orozco, Ride the Lighting: Vengeance

Christopher Mills, The Walking Fred

Carly Jonell, We Are Angels

Best Original Music

Henry Dalton, Paul Cope, Alex Cornish and Christopher George, Future Duck!

Gordy Haab and Allene Quincy, My 2 Black Girlfriends

Chris Edgar, Steve’s Quest: The Musical

David DeDourek, Space Janitors

Jay McCarrol, Mark Little, Tyler Kyte, Alex Khaskin, and Matt Beckett, Space Riders: Division Earth

Best Visual Effects

Daemonium

Space Janitors

Space Riders: Division Earth

Star Trek Phase II / New Voyages

Video Game High School

Best Sound

Guidestones: Sunflower Noir

Player Piano

Space Riders: Division Earth

Sweethearts of the Galaxy

The Division

Video Game High School

Best Transmedia Experience

Carmilla

Emma Approved

Guidestones: Sunflower Noir

MyMusic

The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

More info HERE

Winter TV Premiere Dates: When Will Your Favorite Show Come Back?

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From Team TVWriter™ News Service

Look and see, kids, look and see. A couple may already have started, but the rest are at your disposal. (Was that a bad way to word this? Hmm…)

Thursday, Jan. 2
“Community” 8 p.m. EST on NBC
“Two and a Half Men” 9:30 p.m. EST on CBS
“Parenthood” 10 p.m. EST on NBC

Friday, Jan. 3
“Grimm” 9 p.m. EST on NBC
“Dracula” 10 pm. EST on NBC

Sunday, Jan. 5
“Downton Abbey” 9 p.m. EST on PBS
“The Good Wife” 9 p.m. EST on CBS
“Revenge” 9 p.m. EST on ABC
“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. on CBS

Monday, Jan. 6
“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. EST on ABC
“Hostages” 9 p.m. EST on CBS
“Teen Wolf” 10 p.m. EST on MTV
“Castle” 10 p.m. EST on ABC

Tuesday, Jan. 7
“Pretty Little Liars” 8 p.m. EST on ABC Family
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 8:30 p.m. EST on Fox
“New Girl” 9 p.m. EST on Fox
“The Mindy Project” 9:30 p.m. EST on Fox
“Trophy Wife” 9:39 p.m. EST on ABC
“Cougar Town” 10 p.m. EST on TBS
“Justified” 10 p.m. EST on FX

Wednesday, Jan. 8
“Revolution” 8 p.m. EST on NBC
“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. EST on NBC
“Modern Family” 9 p.m. EST on ABC
“Psych” 9 p.m. EST on USA

Thursday, Jan. 9
“Parks & Recreation” 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC
“White Collar” 9 p.m. EST on USA

Sunday, Jan. 12
“Shameless” 9 p.m. EST on Showtime
“True Detective” 9 p.m. EST on HBO
“Girls” 10 p.m. EST on HBO
“House of Lies” 10 p.m. EST on Showtime
“Episodes” 10:30 p.m. EST on Showtime

Monday, Jan. 13
“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. EST on CBS
“Sleepy Hollow” 9 p.m. EST on Fox
“The Blacklist” 10 p.m. EST on NBC
“Archer” 10 p.m. EST on FX

Tuesday, Jan. 14
“Supernatural” 9 p.m. EST on The CW
“Kroll Show” 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central

Wednesday, Jan. 15
“American Idol” 8 p.m. EST on Fox
“Arrow” 8 p.m. EST on The CW
“Suburgatory” 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC
“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. EST on CBS
“The Tomorrow People” 9 p.m. EST on The CW
“CSI” 10 p.m. EST on CBS
“Nashville” 10 p.m. EST on ABC

Saturday, Jan. 18
“Flowers In The Attic” 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime
“Saturday Night Live” 11:30 p.m. on NBC

Sunday, Jan. 19
“The Following” after NFC Championship on Fox
“Revenge” 9 p.m. EST on ABC
“Sherlock” 10 p.m. EST on PBS
“Looking” 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO

Monday, Jan. 20
“Workaholics” 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central

Thursday, Jan. 23
“The Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m. EST on The CW
“Rake” 9 p.m. EST on Fox
“Reign” 9 p.m. EST on The CW

Sunday, Feb. 9
“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. EST on AMC

Friday, Feb. 14
“House of Cards” available to stream on Netflix

Sunday, Friday, Feb. 18
“Tosh.0” 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central

Monday, Feb. 24
“The Voice” 8 p.m. EST on NBC

Tuesday, Feb. 25
“Glee” 8 p.m. EST on Fox

MTV Renews TEEN WOLF

Time to jump on the TEEN WOLF bandwagon because, you know, everyone’s doing it, sometimes even without knives

by TeamTVWriter Press Service

At Comic-Con yesterday, MTV announced the pick-up of a third season of its hit drama series “Teen Wolf.” Season three will feature 24 episodes, double the number of its first and second seasons, and will shoot in Los Angeles. This unprecedented pick-up marks the first time an MTV primetime scripted series has been renewed for a third season and the largest episode order in the scripted category to date.

“Teen Wolf” was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”) who also serves as executive producer. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman.

“Teen Wolf” was the #1 show in its time period among teens during its season one run, and has continued to reign in the demo throughout the second season. The series currently ranks as the #1 series across all TV in its time period among the key P12-34 demo, and draws 1.8 million total viewers each week. The series ranks as one of the most social shows on cable, according to Trendrr, and, in addition, is seeing triple digit gains in both Facebook and Twitter engagement. (And you thought ratings were all that mattered. Sheesh!)

Hey, Dish Subscriber, Here’s How You Can See the BREAKING BAD Season Premiere

AMC OFFERS DISH SUBSCRIBERS LIVE STREAM OF Breaking Bad SEASON FIVE PREMIERE
by TeamTVWriter Press Service

And now, because TVWriter™ loves its BREAKING BAD fans (and there are so damn many of you), here’s today’s not-so-sneaky tip on how to get past DISH’s recent dropping of AMC channels to gain leverage in an ongoing lawsuit.

Seems that AMC itself will give DISH customers access to the Emmy® winning drama on Sunday, July 15, at 10PM EST via a special live stream of the season five premiere to all DISH subscribers on amctv.com.

Beginning at 3 PM ET on Friday, July 13, DISH subscribers can register for access to the live stream at www.amctv.com/breakingbad4dish.

According to AMC (and who are we to argue?), “Every cable, phone and satellite company other than DISH carries AMC and its popular programming, including “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Mad Men,” in their basic package. AMC wants its loyal DISH viewers to experience the excitement of the “Breaking Bad” premiere at the same time as their friends and neighbors, and we want to give DISH customers an extra week to switch providers so they can enjoy the rest of the season.”

Wait, there’s more: “Created by writer- producer-director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the critically acclaimed series has garnered six Primetime Emmy® Award wins and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011).”

Here at TVWriter™ we’re definitely on AMC’s side in this fight. We mean, how can you not take up arms for people who can use the word “garnered” in an announcement and still take themselves seriously?

Programming Lineup For ‘Stan Lee’s World Of Heroes’ YouTube Channel

One of our favorite human beings shows us the meaning of keeping on. Shakespeare said it best:

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety

Okay, he was talking about Cleopatra. Still…

by TeamTVWriter Press Service

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vuguru and POW! Entertainment today officially announced the programming lineup for the highly anticipated premium YouTube channel, Stan Lee’s World of Heroes. The comic book icon will showcase a slate of original digital programming on Thursday, July 12th at Comic-Con with a panel of pop culture experts and enthusiasts, including Mark Hamill, Adrianne Curry, Peter David, Jace Hall, Bonnie Burton and America Young.

Every story has a hero.  Stan Lee’s World of Heroes is the premiere destination for all things related to heroes, villains and the world of fandom. With both scripted and unscripted shows, the channel offers something for everyone from comic book fans to pop culture enthusiasts looking for Stan’s opinions, hero pop culture, the geek universe and beyond. All flavored with Stan’s unique brand of humor.

“Stan Lee is a master story teller who has created iconic characters loved by people of all ages.  We are excited to offer a new way for Stan to connect directly with fans, create new stories and characters and inspire a new generation of creators,” said Scott Nocas, Head of Distribution and Marketing at Vuguru.

“It’s an absolute thrill to be unveiling World of Heroes alongside Vuguru at Comic-Con this week. To unveil fun, scripted and unscripted shows around new characters that fans globally can enjoy, converse with and participate in everyday has been such a reward for me. The channel is a great extension of our company’s exciting, ever-growing lineup of franchises,” saidStan Lee, Chairman and co-Founder of POW! Entertainment.

The programming schedule includes:

Stan Lee’s Super.Model (scripted action comedy)
From the mind of Stan Lee, two aspiring models Bree and Sera and blogger friend Lizzie, are accidentally exposed to a mysterious serum that grants them super powers. Their newfound powers wreak havoc on their quest to become top models and pull them into a world of danger and intrigue. From Executive Producer Heath Corson (Aim High) and writer Taryn O’Neill (BlackBoxTV)

Head Cases (scripted comedy)
You know those classic superhero battles where good and evil clash in epic fashion? This isn’t one of those. Set at the local bar frequented by super powered heroes and villains, the comedy Head Cases is what happens before, after, and in between those battles. From the minds of Eisner Award winner Peter David (Babylon 5, Ben 10, The Incredible Hulk) and Producer David M. Uslan.

Bad Days (animated parody)
From Junaid Chundrigar, the creator of the animated viral sensation Disassembled, Bad Days shows us heroes and villains on their worst days. Whether Green Lantern is wasting time with an emerald Yo-Yo or Batman has locked himself out of the Bat-Mobile, Bad Days lets us laugh at epic super failure.

FanWars (courtroom reality)
Ever wonder who would do better with the ladies, Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne? How about who is the most intelligent Super Villain of all time? FanWars gives opinionated fans a chance to go toe to toe on the most pressing issues in the World of Heroes.  Producer and host Jace Hall (The Jace Hall Show, V, The Morning After) and his panel of celebrity experts pit fan against fan as they debate topics from the realms of comic books, superheroes, science fiction and more.

Stan Lee’s Academy of Heroes (makeover reality)
From Emmy Award winning producer Jon Kroll (Amazing Race, Blade), Stan Lee’s Academy of Heroes takes real life aspiring heroes from all over the country and gives them the mentoring and training they need to take their fight for good to the next level. The nuts and bolts training includes financial planning, public relations, and of course the Zen of heroism from Stan himself.

Stan’s Rants (opinion)
The spirit of the classic Stan’s Soap Box comic column is finally back in Stan’s Rants, which explores the complex inner workings of the brilliantly unique mind of Stan Lee.  From behind his desk, Stan, tongue firmly in cheek, explains his thoughts on pop culture, upcoming films, the general state of the world and more, in this weekly series.