Archive for the ‘Web Series’ Category

Have you heard about the new comedy web series called SIBS from brother and sister co-creators and stars Kimberly Niccole and Bryan Scamman?

The first season of their laugh-out-loud, ridiculous comedy web series follows the misadventures of a maladjusted, but fun-loving brother-sister duo attempting to “adult” and make something of themselves in the vlogging/selfie culture of Los Angeles.

SIBS will be holding a special screening in Los Angeles tomorrow, Sunday, August 27 at The Three Club located at 1123 Vine Street [Los Angeles 90038] from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The talented siblings will screen the short-film style version of their season finale episodes entitled “Super Secret Canadian Spy Movie” with a Q&A to follow.

Here is the trailer for that special screening:

If you would like to RSVP for the Los Angeles screening of SIBS, go here.

You can also check out SIBS the web series here.

Make sure to follow SIBS at the following and join them, if you can, in Los Angeles tomorrow for their special screening:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/sibswebseries
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sibswebseries
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sibswebseries
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sibswebseries

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The new made-for-TV movie Like Cats & Dogs will debut on the Hallmark Channel on April 15 at 9 PM.

Lara (Cassidy Gifford from The Gallows) is a dog lover, while Spencer (Wyatt Nash from Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge) is a cat lover. Spencer and Lara could not be more different. So when Go BnB lands them – and their pets – in the same lake house vacation rental over summer, they will have to figure out a way to get along without killing each other.

Here is a trailer for Like Cats & Dogs.

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The Art of More

On November 19, the new scripted drama The Art of More will debut on Crackle.

The 10-episode series explores the underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses filled with hustlers, smugglers, power mongers and collectors of the beautiful and the bizarre. It follows former soldier Graham Connor (Christian Cooke from Magic City and Witches of East End) who gains access to an elite society through his connections with a smuggling ring he encountered during his tour in Iraq.

The cast includes Dennis Quaid, Cary Elwes and Kate Bosworth.

Here is a trailer for The Art of More.

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The Canadian thriller Between will air on Netflix starting today (six one-hour episodes, one episode every week).

This survivalist thriller tells the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21-years-old and under, chronicling the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

The series stars Jennette McCurdy (iCarly and Sam and Cat).

Here is the trailer for Between:

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Lizzie Bennet Book

The following is a verbatim article from the folks at Pemberley Digital, the fictional company run by William Darcy in the successful (and Emmy winning) web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries regarding the soon to be released The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, which will be published on July 1, 2014 and available for pre-order via various outlets such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore and more:

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters—beautiful Jane Bennet and reckless Lydia Bennet. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets—and for Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie—who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman—was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity.

Written by Bernie Su, the series’ executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV writer, and consulting producer on the series, the novel features a journal-entry format and design, complementing the existing web series, while including plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like it’s never been done before.

To read more about The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, please go here.

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Lizzie and Darcy

The following comes verbatim from TubeFilter.com about The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel, a new companion piece to the wildly popular online web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries:

It has been almost a year since The Lizzie Bennet Diaries released its final installment, but interest in the vlog-style retelling of Pride and Prejudice is still high. In order to appease the series’ vociferous fans, LBD creator Bernie Su has teamed up with writer Kate Rorick and publisher Touchstone for The Secret Diary Of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel, a companion to the Emmy-winning web series.

The Secret Diary will be released on July 1, 2014, and will feature a journal-style format similar to that of the web series it accompanies. Su and Rorick (who served as a consulting producer on LBD) will use the book as a canvas for revealing more information about Lizzie Bennet and her family. “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can,” explains the book’s publisher, “with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity.”

Between new content, new format, and a promise of “fresh twists”, there’s a lot here to make The Secret Diary a must buy for LBD fans. The most exciting part, however, is that this is simply the first of a two-book deal; even after it has been digested, another one will be on its way. It is amazing that a completed web series still receives enough interest to justify two books, but that’s just par for the course for the LBD fandom.

You can see the piece at their site here too.

I don’t know about anyone else, but this is SO going on my “wish list” for this summer!!

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Veronica Mars Movie Poster

hanks to the folks over at Variety, it has been announced that The CW will move forward with a digital spin-off to Veronica Mars.

There aren’t any details on who the spin-off will be centered around or when it will happen, but this is more great news for fans of the critically-acclaimed series that received over 5 million dollars to fund the much-anticipated Veronica Mars box office film that is set to open in theatres on March 14.

The following is verbatim from an article over at E! Television’s Chris Harnick:

Rob Thomas has taken to Twitter to reveal which fan favorite will be at the center of the highly anticipated spinoff: Ryan Hansen aka fan favorite Dick Casablancas!

“The CW web series: a comedy featuring @HiRyanHansen attempting to put together a Dick Casablancas spin-off of #VeronicaMars. No Date yet,” Thomas wrote, before later clarifying it’s “Ryan as (a) version of Ryan trying to put together a Dick Casablancas series.”

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Earlier this month, I posted details on further plans by 82893 Productions about their upcoming plans for a full season of Just Us Guys for which prequel episodes were filmed last year and screened at the San Diego International Comic-Con Independent Film Festival this past July, at the first Salt Lake City (Utah) Comic-Con Film Festival in September and at last week’s Bent-Con in Los Angeles.





Just Us Guys is a comedy-drama web series about Scott, a gay dad, who has a best friend relationship with his straight son, Max. When Joyce, Scott’s conservative mother, moves into town she wants to make amends with Scott for kicking him out and this is also when she meets her 15-year-old grandson. The feel for this web series is Gilmore Girls with guys. The plan is for the first season to consist of 13 episodes, each 10 minutes long, will a hoped-for March 2014 release.





With a full first season on the horizon, the folks at 82893 Productions have been hard at work casting all of the characters with about a handful of new cast members being announced over the last few days. Let’s take a look at the cast as it stands now (it has been changed since the prequel episodes were filmed):





Craig Watkinson will play the lead role of Scott Young, who is Max’s dad;

Skyler Seymour will play Max Sherman, Scott’s son;

Tammy Taylor will play Joyce Young, Scott’s mother;

Amanda McDonough will play Beth, who is Max’s love interest and is deaf;

Nathaniel Weiss will play Max Frienemy Eric Jackson;

Todd Lanker will play Dylan Haynes (he can be seen as Luke from Gilmore Girls);

Jason Stuart as Principal O’Dell at Max’s high school;

Robin Thorsen, best known for her role on the web series The Guild, as Patricia, Scott’s landlady;





Chris Salvatore will play a character named Chris Salvatore (ironic, no!), a newbie to the city and new neighbor to Scott and Max; and,

Ryan O’Connor will play Clive, one of Scott and Max’s neighbors.

There are still three days left on the Indiegogo fundraising campaign for Just Us Guys, which you can learn about here.

Please help out where you can to make the first season of Just Us Guys a reality.

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Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths

Earlier this year, I wrote about a new female-themed online series Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths, based on the popular blog of the same name that can be found here] from writer/producer Patricia Steffy, that went into production with the pilot being shot over the summer.

My fellow blogger – you can find her site here and friend Danielle Turchiano, also known as DanielleTBD on Twitter, was the director of this pilot and she recently made a sizzle reel to spotlight the pilot with the hopes to build buzz to not only attract an audience but also to lock in distribution (sponsors and financiers) to help complete season one.

Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths will tell the story of Kate Holt (to be played by Steffy) who is lost. While Kate is an educated, successful business woman, she finds herself stymied when it comes to navigating the seemingly endless set of pitfalls inherent to the dating scene in Los Angeles. After all, no one comes to Los Angeles to find love, people here barely find like. Songs of found love are written about San Francisco or New York, not Los Angeles for a very good reason: L.A. is where dating comes to die.

Perhaps she has spent too much time wandering through literary realities, but as Kate begins her journey, she fervently longs for more formal times where intentions were declared before fluids were exchanged. And she would very much like to understand why a sane person, who would never pick up a hitchhiker, does not think twice about going home with a stranger met in a bar.

But these are the scenarios Kate is thrust into upon receiving an email from The EX proclaiming his joy at becoming engaged to someone he has known but briefly—a fact particularly difficult for Kate to reconcile given the decade she spent dating him.

Dating in L.A. and Other Urban Myths will follow Kate as she tries to accept the advice of her friends: she will now have to date in L.A. despite the reality that she is not 21, not a supermodel, and can’t comprehend why anyone thinks anal bleaching is good idea.

The cast of this new web series will also include actress Lesley Fera, best known for her recurring role of Veronica Hastings on the popular ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars, as Penelope, a “no nonsense” type who thinks the world would be better off with less therapy and more common sense; General Hospital star Jen Lilley, who will play Chloe, a wholesome, unintentional self-saboteur with a flair for both the dramatic and the romantic; actor Kristoffer Polaha, best known for his recent work on Ringer and Life Unexpected, who will play Alex, an intelligent, handsome man who is incredibly supportive of his long-term, live-in girlfriend, Penelope (Lesley Fera); and actress Tamara Taylor, who has starred on the FOX drama Bones since 2006, who will play Sadie, a waitress/wannabe celebrity, who has a certain moral flexibility and is very matter of fact about what (and who) she wants in life.

Here is the sizzle reel for Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths.

You can also help spread the word about Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths by following the production on Twitter at @datinglaseries and on Tumblr here.

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Just Us Guys Graphic NEW

The folks over at 82893 Productions are moving forward with more projects. Namely, they are working on the first official season of Just Us Guys, a comedy/drama web series about Scott, a gay dad, who has a best friend relationship with his straight son, Max [think Gilmore Girls with guys] that is slated to consist of 13 episodes, each 10 minutes long, set for a March 2014 release as well as working on Elsie, a spin-off web series from Just Us Guys that is slated to consist of roughly 7 episodes, each set to be about 1 to 5 minutes long.

Just Us Guys, the prequel episodes, have been screened at the San Diego International Comic-Con Independent Film Festival this past July and at the first Salt Lack City (Utah) Comic-Con Film Festival in September. The Just Us Guys folks will also be participating in a panel at Bent-Con this coming Saturday, November 9 at PM.

You can learn more about Bent-Con here.

Currently, 82893 Productions has an Indiegogo Campaign ongoing to raise money for both Just Us Guys and Elsie but as well as for several worthy causes: Breast Cancer Awareness and It Gets Better.

There are still 11 days left in the current campaign and any donation will be welcome!

To learn more about (and to support) 82893 Productions, Just Us Guys and Elsie, you can visit the following links:

82893 Productions

82893 Productions at Facebook

82893 Productions at Twitter

Just Us Guys at Facebook

Just us Guys at Twitter

Elsie at Facebook

Elsie at Twitter

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