Peer Production: DATING SAVANNAH LOVE Definitely Works for Us


Remember the series GIRLFRIENDS? It’s okay if you don’t cuz it wasn’t all that. DATING SAVANNAH LOVE, OTOH, is exactly what GIRLFRIENDS should have been:

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No Big Surprise: TV Watchers Fleeing Premium Channels For Streaming

They got this right. Just about everybody here at TVWriter™ has said buh-bye to HBO, Showtime, et al. Here’s what’s up:

netflix-bigby Ashlee Kieler

With more and more options in premium television popping up, consumer subscription habits are evolving. So it comes as no surprise that subscription video-on-demand services are on the rise, while premium TV channel subscriptions have declined.

Premium TV subscriptions, such as HBO and Showtime, have declined by 6% over the past two years, while consumers flock to SVOD products such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, a survey by The NPD Group found. read article

Leesa Dean: Adventures of a Web Series Newbie

clap_boardChapter 43 – The Shoot, Part 1
by Leesa Dean

So did the first shoot on the TOP SECRET PROJECT and it turned out really well. This was not the one featuring the celeb (that one’s this Sunday!!) and I specifically wanted to use this one kinda like a test run, to get the feel of the place, the mix of the crew, etc. It all worked.

I arrived the same time as the talent and second shooter, about ten minutes before our allotted time. I’m one of those people that’s always on time, early even (yes, not so chic), so having them arrive promptly just instantly de-stressed me. Aside from lateness kinda driving me nuts, I’m footing the bill for studio time so it was a relief to not have to worry about that. And believe me, until you’re in it, you really don’t know how people will act.

For the talent, I ended up casting a guy I met at a YouTube event who’s a rapper/producer and just happened to have the look I wanted. At the YouTube event, we worked together on a sketch and really hit it off. He really looks good on film, I thought he was naturally funny and decided to give him a shot. It paid off. He killed it. read article

Amazon may start live Web TV service to compete with cable

Amazon or Netflix – which of ’em is going to take over the world?!


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Verizon Is Buying Intel’s Wildly Ambitious Internet TV Project

Speaking of computer-oriented companies branching out into new arenas:


by Jamie Condliffe

After Intel very publicly announced some huge and ambitious plans for its internet TV service, it’s just announced that it’s… selling the project to Verizon. read article