23 episodes

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

Forget The Box Stareable Film School

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 49 Ratings

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

    The future of Stareable, according to the team behind it!

    The future of Stareable, according to the team behind it!

    The four (4!) people behind Stareable spill all our secrets, from why we're not called Shareable, where we got our bright yellow theme, and what to look forward to as a member of our community in 2019. Thanks for an amazing 2 seasons of Forget The Box, and please keep in touch!



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    Podcast hosted by Bri Castellini. twitter.com/brisownworld

    • 56 min
    Network like a pro with director/producer Jack Ferry (Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig, Mr. Student Body President)

    Network like a pro with director/producer Jack Ferry (Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig, Mr. Student Body President)

    Jack Ferry is a director and producer who's worked with MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Discovery, IFC, Netflix, and more, and knows better than most how valuable forming relationships with your peers is. Learn how and why to network in person and online as well as what we can expect from the digital media industry in the coming months.

    • 47 min
    UTA's Chief Innovation Officer on the State of the Industry

    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.

    • 33 min
    Sundance Institute fellowship managers on self-release strategies

    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/

    • 44 min
    Kaitlyn Alexander (Carmilla, Couple-ish) On Being Everything To Everyone

    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 online times. 

    • 43 min
    Underrepresentation Women in Media (Stareable Fest 2018 panel)

    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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Justin C Harris ,

Great Podcast!

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!!

Cambag ,

SO helpful

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.

BeekmanStreet ,

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!

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