Monday, April 25, 2016

‘Acting Dead' Available to Binge-Watch for FREE!

Acting Dead was named best comedy at the 6th Annual Indie Series Awards.
After racking up numerous festival accolades and awards, the biting zombie comedy Acting Dead finally released its entire first season online at actingdead.com for your bloody binge-watching enjoyment.

Acting Dead tells the story of Tate Blodgett (Brian Beacock), a down on his luck, unemployed actor, who after being turned down for role after role, decides to take his career into his own hands, and becomes a Zombie, simply so he can finally get work in the many Zombie movies and television shows. Along the way, he meets Alex Carboneux (Jillian Clare), a former child star, who's temper has stalled her career, until she also decides to take matters in her own hands, which doesn't turn out so well either.

The series boasts an impressive group of talent including Beacock, his co-lead Jillian Clare, plus series regulars Chris Galya, Patrika Darbo, Paul Nygro and John Yelvington with Season One guest stars Debbie Gibson, Eric Martsolf, Carolyn Hennesy, Sean Kanan, John J. York, Cocoa Brown, Christine Lakin, Lori Alan, Erin Matthews, Gary and Larry Lane, Peter Allen Vogt, Sheila Sheila, Mitch Silpa and Jacee Jule.

Acting Dead is a semi-dark comedy about Zombies, set in the world of Hollywood. Funny, quirky and weird, Acting Dead has brains and an appetite for sarcasm and satire. Imagine Arrested Development meets Shawn of the Dead with an occasional shout out to Romero. It's fast paced and smart, and so ridiculous you're sure to have the time of your afterlife. For social media updates follow @ActingDead on Twitter or "Like" them on Facebook http://facebook.com/actingdead. To view the series in it's entirety, visit actingdead.com.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Brooklyn Web Fest Announces 2016 Executive Board; Submissions Open Now Through August 15

Submissions are open for Brooklyn Web Fest.
Go Team Entertainment has announced that Brooklyn Web Fest and Content Creator Conference will return to the Made in NY Media Center in DUMBO, Brooklyn this October, showcasing the best independent storytelling the web has to offer. “Season 2” of the festival aims to bring together internet innovators and industry influencers to share knowledge and forge professional relationships through a series of panels, educational workshops and networking events.

The winning series will receive meetings with the entire 2016 Executive Board, which includes representatives from the top digital networks, MCNs, advertising agencies and distributors. Participating companies include IFC, Vimeo, Maker Studios, Fullscreen, Scalelab, Above Average, TubiTV, Open TV, Black&Sexy TV, KollideTV, JimCo, Mustache Agency, BRaVe Media Ventures, Creator Up!, Converge Media Group, Don Buchwald & Associates, Wolfe Video and Go Team Entertainment. Press partners who have agreed to feature the winning series include Indiewire, Tubefilter, Televisual, Snobby Robot, Serial Scoop and the Indie Series Network. Additional board members will be announced in the months leading up to the festival in the BKWF newsletter.

Submissions are open to all web series creators worldwide at www.brooklynwebfest.com, with the regular submission deadline set for June 15 and the extended deadline set for August 15, 2016. In addition to screenings and networking events, the festival will feature a series of panels and educational workshops covering subjects including fundraising, production, distribution, marketing, PR, monetization and more.

Festival co-founder Kit Williamson says “We want to provide real connections for our content creators, and connect them with development and acquisitions executives at top companies.” Williamson is the CEO of the web series PR firm and production company Go Team Entertainment and the creator of the acclaimed LGBT web series EastSiders, which has partnered with Wolfe Video to broker distribution deals with Vimeo, Amazon, Hulu, Logo and Fullscreen.

Festival co-founder and programing director Amanda D'Aquila adds that “Brooklyn Web Fest seeks to support innovative, inspiring, and culturally diverse content.” The festival is presented in part by The New Hollywood, a 501c3 non-profit committed to supporting socially conscious storytellers. TNH will present a special Emerging Voices Award for outstanding content that showcases issues affecting underrepresented communities. Additional awards include a spotlight at the DaF Comedy Festival, and special awards for Outstanding Pilot Premiere and projects Made in NY. In addition to an Audience Award, awards will be presented for best directing, cinematography, writing, editing, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, ensemble, drama, comedy and overall best series. The best series award winner will also automatically be considered for the Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles.

To submit a web series, volunteer or apply to speak at the Content Creators Conference, please visit www.brooklynwebfest.com. Stay updated on the festival through their official newsletter or by following them at facebook.com/brooklynwebfest and on Twitter @BrooklynWebFest. To learn more about Go Team Entertainment visit www.goteamentertainment.com.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Janessa Alberre Joins Indie Series Awards Team

Janessa Alberre
The Indie Series Network announced on Wednesday that Ms. Janessa Alberre has joined the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards team as this year's Trophy Ambassador, entrusted with the prestigious responsibility of wrangling the 30 unique, crystal trophies--each emblazoned with top-secret information--on-stage during the ceremony.

Ms. Alberre currently resides in the Los Angeles area where she is a working model and actress. She has been working in entertainment since the age of 18 and is the current Miss North Hollywood USA. She has also competed in various beauty pageants, placing top 5 in regional pageants and top 20 at state level for Miss California USA. She has worked with various charities and campaigns including “YWCA” to empower women, “The Alisa Ann Ruch Foundation” with the Los Angeles Fire Department for burn survivors, and “Kindness Begins With Me” for an anti-bullying campaign, to name a few. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Visual Communications and also obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management and was on the President’s Honor Roll list maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She hopes to continue her career in entertainment as well as making a difference in her community.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

POLL: Web Series of the Week (March 19-25, 2016)


In the last Indie Series Network - Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll, Send Me was voted favorite series. It's now time to catch up on all the latest webisodes and vote for the series you like best. You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo.

Voting ends Thursday, March 31 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day).

Web series that aired one or more new episodes from March 19-25, 2016 are eligible. If a web series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in the name of the show.

Watch this week's indie series below:
- Better In Time Episode 2
- The Clan Episode 5
- The Hand I Was Dealt Season 2 Episode 4
- Jill & Jack Season 2 Episode 6 "Pillow Fight Gets Sexy"
- The Jolly Rogers Case Files Season 2 Episode 6 "Case 7X: Blind Date"
- The Link Pilot, Part 1
- M.I.S.T.E.R Episode 2 "The Money Don't $leep"
- Self-Obsessed Episode 2
- Tax Episode 5 "Max Tax Refunds"
- Tenants Episode 5 "The Sickening"

Monday, March 21, 2016

AfterBuzz TV To Live Stream The 7th Annual Indie Series Awards

The 7th Annual ISAs will air April 6 on AfterBuzz TV.
THE 7TH ANNUAL INDIE SERIES AWARDS TO AIR LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016 ON AFTERBUZZ TV

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 21, 2016)
– The Indie Series Network today announced that the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards will stream live on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. PT exclusively on AfterBuzz TV. The telecast will also include a two-hour live pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.

"We are incredibly thrilled to partner with AfterBuzz TV on bringing this year's ISAs ceremony to a worldwide audience," said Indie Series Network director Kevin Mulcahy Jr.

"ISA7 is exactly in line with our core principle of supporting and highlighting celebrities and connecting them directly to fanbases," said AfterBuzz TV Executive Producer Phil Svitek. "To deliver the red carpet and award show live via our streaming capabilities to our audience that already follows the nominees excites us greatly."

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.

In all, there are 56 nominated series from around the globe: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Norway and Singapore. Crystal awards will be presented to the winners during a gala ceremony hosted by Eric Martsolf and Jen Lilley at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The two-day celebration includes a launch party, red carpet reception, press walk, presentation ceremony and official after party.

Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. The annual Indie Series Awards is an initiative to elevate the entire indie series genre, organized by the nonprofit Indie Series Network. All proceeds from entry fees, ticket sales, program ads, etc. are reinvested in the production of the event.

With over 20 million weekly downloads from over 150 countries, AfterBuzz TV is an online broadcast network created by E! host Maria Menounos and producer Keven Undergaro, dedicated to producing 'after-shows' for favorite TV shows.

For more information and the latest news, please visit http://www.indieseriesawards.com and http://afterbuzztv.com.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

RESULTS: Web Series of the Week Poll (February 27-March 4, 2016)

Send Me was voted favorite web series of the week.
The results are in from the Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll for February 27-March 4, 2016.

Send Me was voted favorite web series for the week. The premiere of Graves came in second, followed by new episodes of Bachelorette with a Knife, The Hand I Was Dealt and TBH.

The acting favorites were Send Me's Steve Harper and Tracie Thoms, and the favorite couple/duo was Peter & Gwen from Send Me.

Check out the complete results from this week's below:

RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 3
1Send Me-1
2Graves-1
3Bachelorette with a Knife-1
4The Hand I Was Dealt-0
5TBH-0
6Jezebel60
7La Fleur de Mai-0
8Coming Home-0
9The Jolly Rogers Case Files-0
10Genesis-0
11Tax-0
12Rally-0
13Laced and Loaded-0
14A Relationship Is...-0
15Let's Pretend80
16Crawling-0
17Unbound-0
18Tenants-0
19Becoming Mrs. Ellison90
20Jill & Jack160
21The Clan-0

Watch the Top 3 series and see the rest of the poll results below: