The ultimate web series podcast, talking with experts to teach you how to best make, market, and monetize your digital independent series. Hosted by Stareable, the largest community of web series creators, each episode will focus on a different aspect of the production process, covering everything from the idea, to fundraising, to editing, to film festivals, and beyond. Topics will also include: Brainstorming | Screenwriting | Crowdfunding | Pre-Production | Contracts | Casting| Marketing | Film sets | Getting an agent | Social Media | Post-Production | Sponsorships | Branding | Brand deals | Directing | Producing | Acting | Cinematography | Pitching your web series | Distribution | Networking
Carmilla Co-Creator on The Future of Interactive Storytelling
Transmedia is dying... or is it? Stephanie Ouaknine, producer and co-creator of the multi-award-winning series Carmilla (and its feature film) helps welcome Forget The Box into season 2 and walks us through her interactive storytelling ethos, as well as gives insight into what the future of digital content creation holds.
Getting an Agent With Web Series/TV/Film Creator Jeremy Redleaf
Want representation? Perhaps a timely theme and a creative supplemental content scheme is the way to go. It certainly was for Jeremy Redleaf when he created Odd Jobs and subsequently won a Streamy, got optioned for TV, and found representation. Since then he's also worked in front of and behind the camera on various TV and film projects, and if you want a career like his (you do), this is an episode for you!
Underrepresentation Women in Media (Stareable Fest 2018 panel)
Join Abra Potkin (Verizon OATH), Keisha Zollar (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper), Daryn Strauss (Downsized), and Sinead Persaud (Shipwrecked Comedy) as they discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in all areas of the media landscape. Moderated by Kim Hoyos of The Light Leaks and sponsored by Bustle.
Kaitlyn Alexander (Carmilla, Couple-ish) On Being Everything To Everyone
We talk queer and nonbinary representation in media, being rocketed into fame with Carmilla, creating and producing an entire web series from the ground-up in 6 months flat, and more. The pressures of being a digital creator keep getting higher, but Kaitlyn Alexander is chock-full of advice for filmmakers looking to maintain their sanity and their success in these trying times.
Sundance Institute fellowship managers on self-release strategies
Take your release into your own hands! Liz Manashil and Jess Fuselier of the Sundance Institute's Creative Distribution Fellowship talk through how to successfully self-release your content, how to use your YouTube analytics to save you money in marketing, and more!
Apply for the fellowship: https://www.sundance.org/programs/creative-distribution-initiative
Read their case studies: http://www.sundance.org/case-studies/creative-distribution/
UTA's Chief Innovation Officer on the State of the Industry
UTA's Chief Innovation Officer, Brent Weinstein, joins Forget The Box this week to chat the state of the entertainment industry, how agents see the world, and more.
Bri has done such a terrific job picking the guests for this show and all of the interviews are fun and informative. I hope we get a season 2!!
Working to develop a new web series and every episode of this podcast contains such great information that has helped me feel more confident in moving forward.
LOVE forget the box
This podcast is filled with great information not only about planning and making a webseries - but also has such great information about finding and connecting with your audience. Who cares if you have a great webseries if you don't have an audience. READY FOR SEASON 2!