Last full week of September and first few days of fall are upon us. October is about to see a flurry of new web series launches though this past week didn’t exactly go light on the news front.
First off, you know we are suckers for good food, dare we even say foodies, so it warmed our hearts a little to learn that there’s now a web series network dedicated to pleasing our refined palates. Next New Networks launched its Hungry Nation network this week which VendrTV and Working Class Foodies kicking it off. What better than LA’s Twitter-pimping food truck @kogibbq to be the first featured episode?
The most discussed story of the week was clearly the news that Joss Whedon is building a digital studio that would produce four web series a year, one of which is going to be a sequel to multi-Streamy-winning Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
And our own Adam Wright was in Manhattan this week to cover the New York Television Festival and Advertisting Week, both of which had some mixed emotions on the convergence of TV and the internet. More news of out NYC, was that the guys behind You Suck at Photoshop have stepped it up a notch launching a whole Big Fat University of screencasted classes while also quietly rolling out their third season of their flagship series this week.
Oh, and the October Tubefilter Web TV Meetup is all about LIVE! web series. Don’t miss this one – there will be lots of out of town guests from the web series world in town for conferences, so if you’re anywhere near Los Angeles on the 19th, then we’ll see you there.
Top stories of the week:
- ‘Dr. Horrible 2′ and a Joss Whedon Digital Studio?
- Emmys Pay Lip Service To Internet, Searching For Cool
- Next New Networks Serves Up Foodie Network, ‘Hungry Nation’
- Caution Flags Raised at NYTVF Industry Day
- Going LIVE! at the October Hollywood Web Television Meetup
Top photo of raw food tacos by Geoff Peters.