Felicia Day Sweeps IAWTV Awards – Readies Slate of New Shows for YouTube

By on 01/13/2012 2:50 PM @beet_tv

LAS VEGAS — Actress/writer producer Felicia Day swept several Web video awards Thursday night at the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) including best comedy series for The Guild, comedy writing and performance.

Before the show, we spoke with her about creativity, the emerging opportunities around Web exclusive content and her current work on a "slate of new shows" for YouTube which will appear later this year.  Her channel will be called Geek & Sundry.

For much more on YouTube's channel strategy, don't miss this feature story in the The New Yorker.

The full list of winners can be found here

Beet.TV covered the event extensively so please check back for more coverage. 

Andy Plesser


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