Anyone else notice that there seem to be a lot more deals going on this month? We’re not calling this economy out of the crapper just yet, but Q4 has brought with it some nice reasons for optimism.
Kodak backed its first original web series (other than the Streamy Awards..), Woke Up Dead, which premiered this week on Crackle.com. The Jon Heder led zombie comedy is worth your time watching the first 5 episodes this weekend.
Netflix decided it has the distribution network and, why not start making its own web series too—signing 80’s film star Corey Feldman on for its first horror series, Splatter. Then Wednesday came the news that Babelgum snatched up sci-fi comedy The Crew for a second season, after previously being on online network KoldCast TV.
Illeana Douglas’ IKEA-backed indie web series, Easy to Assemble, kicked off its second season on Wednesday with a star-studded premiere that mixed web and traditional stars in a 500-strong launch party hosted by My Damn Channel. Even Keanu Reeves was on hand, helping promote the show’s spinoff series Sparhüsen. Reeves said he is on board for more episodes which are planned to start shooting next month.
And capping off the week we had some news of our own to report, with AMD and now Blip.tv coming on board to sponsor the October Tubefilter Hollywood Web TV Meetup. RSVP soon, before it’s sold out. There will be some premium product giveaways (think laptops, smoking fast ATI graphics cards!)
Top stories of the week:
- ‘Woke Up Dead’, Jon Heder and Kodak Undead on Crackle
- ‘Easy to Assemble’ Season 2 Premieres with ‘Sparhusen’ Rock
- ‘The Bannen Way’ Set Visit: Ironside, Jaguars and REDs
- ‘The Crew’ Gets Babelgum On Board For Season 2
- Corey Feldman and Netflix Go ‘Splatter’
- AMD Hearts Web Series, Sponsors Hollywood Web TV Meetup!