Tubefilter is heading to New York this weekend for the New York Television Festival. I’ll be speaking on a panel this Sunday (9/14) called “The Web Series Producer’s Guide.” Some terrific panelists on there as we look into what’s working and what’s not in terms of launching, promoting and building a strong audience for web series. If you’re a series creator in New York, or even thinking about getting together, I definitely recommend coming by the Festival. Sunday’s events are free to the public, so come check it out and say hi. You can follow me on Twitter for more timely updates from the panels.
The NYTVF is in its 5th year and is right at that intersection of telelvision and the internet. There’s an Independent Pilot Competition, as well as four days of panel discussions, network premiere screenings, and other special events designed to honor television as an institution and as an art form. This year the Festival will have its first-ever Digital Day, a day-long event featuring free screenings, panels, and seminars designed to recognize the producers and content creators making their mark on emerging digital platforms.
They’ve even set up a channel on MySpaceTV with a number of decent spoof trailers. I’ll be updating throughout the Festival, as there will be some first glimpses at the fall’s hot new web projects, including the world premiere of LG15: The Resistancee the new EQAL follow-up to lonelygirl15. There’s a lot to look forward to:
• EQAL Premiere and Discussion – The Resistance
Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried, founders of EQAL and creators of lonelygirl15 and KateModern, will speak about the creation of their newest highly anticipated online series The Resistance which will make its world debut live for the Festival audience.
• Sony Pictures Television Premiere and Talkback
Sony Pictures Television will preview the new online series, Michael Stahl-David: Behind the Star (A Video Biography). The mockumentary, which premieres Sept. 15th on Crackle, Hulu, Verizon Mobile and YouTube, follows Mr. Stahl-David in his quest to become an A-list movie star following his leading role in the hit movie, “Cloverfield.” The event features a screening of the pilot plus the premieres of episodes two and three, followed by a talkback with creators Jeremy Beiler and Michael Stahl-David.
• Adobe Tutorial and Demonstration
Adobe will offer free tutorials to established and aspiring Web producers and content creators on Adobe Production Premium and Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server. The first will demonstrate how Adobe Production Premium software can improve workflow and optimize productions, while the second seminar will highlight the advantages of Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server as a content delivery platform. Adobe will raffle off free versions of its software to members of the audience at each session.
Full schedule and ticket info can be found at www.nytvf.com.