Kellie Ann Benz on the current state of web series in Canada

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You might be asking yourself ‘Self, why hasn’t KAB written about web series in a while?” Here she solves that mystery.

Walter Forsyth and Angus Swantee awarded IPF funding for web series

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Walter Forsyth (NSI Totally Television) and Angus Swantee (NSI Drama Prize) receive funding for their comedy web series Everyone’s Famous.

Online courtroom drama Verdict to hit the web April 4

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Verdict, the online courtroom drama created by Tammy Marlowe Johnson and produced by Shaun Johnson (both NSI Totally Television) premieres on the internet April 4.

Kellie Ann Benz compiles some of her posts into a huge resource

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Kellie Ann Benz looks back on some of posts she’s written for the National Screen Institute website and compiles them into a one-stop-shop for your reading pleasure.

Danishka Esterhazy premieres web series Bullies: Not Cool!

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Comedy web series Bullies: Not Cool! directed by Danishka Esterhazy (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First) will premiere on the internet December 6.

Web series creators: you need award noms & series reviews says Kellie Ann Benz

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Try as we might, it often feels like life never really progresses beyond what we learned in high school. Take, for example, popularity. Yes, the geeks were smarter, the theatre nerds were more entertaining, the jocks better to look at

Web series and corporate sponsorship – how the US is making it work

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We’re shy. We Canadians, I mean. We’re not lacking in pride. We’re a proud nation but we tend to shy away from the showy flashy braggy big-shotty approach like our cousins to the south. We like to think we’re above

15 Canadian web series get funding from the Independent Production Fund

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The Independent Production Fund (IPF) just announced their next crop of funded web series for Canada.

NSI alumni get IPF funding for web series

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Congrats to Shaun Johnson, Shawn Watson, Tammy Marlowe Johnson, Anand Ramayya, Torin Stefanson, Teri Armitage. They’ve all received funding from the Independent Production Fund 2011 web drama series program. Verdict 15 x 5 minutes, Frantic Films Producers: Shaun Johnson (NSI

Kellie Ann Benz looks at building your online presence

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Let’s say you’ve finessed your good idea into a polished script. You’re getting buy-in from people around you. This project looks like it’s going to go ahead. You start thinking cast, keys, location and of course, solving the mystery of

Writing for web series – Kellie Ann Benz looks at the process

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The mechanics of performed storytelling are all the same. You need a story to tell; some people to it act out, someone who knows how it should look and sound, a whole bunch of people to help those people do

Kellie Ann Benz makes her sojourn into web series permanent and official

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Looks like 2011 is off to a roaring start and if the explosion of web series is any indicator, it’s going to be a very interesting year. My demanding editor, Liz Hover, has ordered me to explain myself, primarily with