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With fewer movies being made, smaller t.v. show writing staffs, the shrinking of Hollywood is centrifigally propelling the mad Exodus to the ostensibly financially safer harbor of the online universe. Seems like every few days another big name adds to the exponentially more populated world of the web--these are people of more than modest means. With folks like Ryan Seacrest joining forces with Mark Cuban, and now, Seinfeld, driving his car while talking to a camera--will there still be a place for small-budgeted, entrepreneurially created web series? -- esp. with the ominous spectre of so-called "Net Neutrality" on the horizon....and all of the various "tiers" of online content access coming down the pike. What's up people? Speak to me.....
Hollywood expanding into web series is actually good for legitimizing the web series revolution; and there's space for everyone. The Internet is an open medium and anyone with an idea can rent a camera, throw something together and call it a web series. What will eventually separate the practitioners from the pretenders are those with an engaged audience.
øh i just made a post about this. Thanks for answering
Jerry is up against countless videos online and 2 generations that don't remember who he even is. (Yes he is an icon but one that missed out on the viral age.) His other disadvantage is that he doesn't have Larry David as his writing partner which was a huge part of Seinfeld's success.
It is going to come down to who he hooks up with and where it's distributed because if he doesn't, the Seinfeld Curse will continue.
Seinfeld's audience are [old testament] and a high percentage of them are using the Internet more than the new generation. Trust me, he isn't trying to reach the new generation. Look at who's using Facebook these days... it's not the young folks.
There's so much focus on the 18-34 demographic that content makers are missing what's in front of them... the 35+ demo is web gold. If I were to create a web series right now I'm making it for an older audience.
Again, it's going to come down to who he works with creatively and what distribution body he hooks up with.
It's distributed by Crackle. And every site from WSN to WSJ to Reuters has picked up the story so much that I'm surprised its not a trending topic. Seinfeld will do just fine wherever he takes this series. I just hope he keeps it online because I'm just about fed up with web series going to TV.
Rich, that is just music to my frickin' ears -- maybe you can add a module on this point for the next West Coast WSN Workshop
Absolutely, just depends on the flow of the class. And so excited for the NYC class this weekend. :)
Interesting he is doing this series. More interesting is that he's lifted the entire concept from a British web series by a UK comedian who has been running online since 2009 I think.
Carpool is a series by comedian Robert Llewellyn who many sci-fi fans will know plays Kryten in Red Dwarf:
I'm aware of the British version. A lot of American programming are influenced by foreign shows.