We hope everyone has had an exciting and restful holiday. Now it’s 2009—a brand new year to show the world what we can do with web television. 2008 will be a tough act to follow. There were so many great shows last year, and the nominations for The Streamys are pouring in. If you aren’t already pumped, take a look at Marc Hustvedt’s call to arms and get going! This week we have some inspiring picks for you. MoCap, LLC, is going to Spike TV, and We Need Girlfriends is being developed into a pilot for network television. What are you waiting for? Get out there and make the next sitebuster!
The little-viewed but hilarious series about a budget motion capture studio that “does the mo cap that no one else will do” just announced a deal with Spike TV. With their most popular video on YouTube receiving a meager 17,755 views, and others ranging from only a hundred to a few thousand, it goes to show that quality, and not necessarily quantity, is what counts.
When recent college graduates Tom (Partick Cohen), Henry (Seth Kirschner), and Rod (Evan Bass) all get dumped simultaneously by their girlfriends, they must venture out into the complex world of the New York City dating scene. Hofstra University graduates Angel Acevedo, Brian Amyot and Steven Tsapelas, who produce the show as Ragtag Productions, are developing the show into a pilot for Sony and CBS.
Tina Cesa Ward and L Word and Thirtysometing writer Susan Miller bring us this relevant new drama about a 16 year old girl whose relationships are tested when she must move from New York City to the suburbs with her father, a firefighter forced to retire from health complications following September 11th. Anyone But Me, along with other shows from the Strike.TV lineup, has recently signed a distribution deal with KoldCast TV.