‘Vampires’ Creators On Producing Documentary-Style Content For The Web

‘Vampires’ is a documentary web series about a group of people in New Orleans who believe themselves to be vampires.  We caught up with the show’s creators, David Schatanoff, Austin Smoak and Dan Ast, at the IAWTV Awards at CES to glean some advice on producing documentary content for a web audience.


“Generic Girl” Creators On Producing Content For An Online Audience

LAS VEGAS — Producing content for an online audience is an entirely different ballgame from producing content for a television or film audience, thanks to the open dialogue that exists on the web between creator and consumer.  At the IAWTV Awards at CES, we spoke with Steven Wasserman and Victor Solis, the creators of live […]


Shira Lazar On What ‘What’s Trending’ Has In Store For 2013

LAS VEGAS — What’s Trending With Shira Lazar has made a name for itself as the live web show dedicated to what’s hot on the web, from YouTube videos to memes and everything in between.  We had the chance to chat with the show’s host and executive producer, Shira Lazar, on the red carpet at […]


Web Superstar Felicia Day: A Journey From Actor to YouTube Channel Mogul

LAS VEGAS — Last year Felicia Day, who began her career as an actress and made her foray into the production side of things as the creator and writer of The Guild, launched her own premium YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry.  After nearly a year of running the Geek & Sundry network, we caught up […]


Web Video Prankster Mark Malkoff ‘Seeking Bill Murray’ in Latest Series Concept

LAS VEGAS — NYC-based comedian Mark Malkoff is known for online videos of his crazy stunts and shenanigans, from living on an AirTran jet for 30 days to living in IKEA for a week, visiting every Starbucks in Manhattan in a day, and more.


MeFeedia Founder Frank Sinton Touts Company’s App Building Efforts

LAS VEGAS  – Frank Sinton, founder of the video discovery site Mefeedia, which launched way back in 2004, has been expanding the efforts of his Beachfront Media unit to build video apps for a range of customers.


Hannah Hart Raises $150,000 On Indiegogo To Take YouTube Show On The Road

LAS VEGAS — Hanna Hart aka Harto on YouTube has raised over $150,000 on Indiegogo to take her YouTube show "My Drunk Kitchen" on the road.  We spoke with her about the campaign and what she has in store for the tour at the IAWTV Awards at CES.


‘Husbands’ Web Series Creators Talk Shop At The IAWTV Awards

LAS VEGAS — ‘Husbands’ is a popular made-for-web sitcom created by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell and directed by Jeff Greenstein.  The show is unique in that it is created and produced by television industry veterans and at the IAWTV Awards at CES we had the opportunity to glean some insight on how producing for […]


Yahoo Expands Video Offering with Expanding TV Network Deals, Original Programming

LAS VEGAS – Yahoo is expanding the scope of its video offering through big syniciation deals with networks including its year-old news alliance with ABC News, finance news with CNBC and a more recent tie-up with NBC Sports, says Erin McPherson, VP head of Video, in this interview with Beet.TV


Web Originals to See $250 Million in Production Budgets in 2013, IAWTV Chair

LAS VEGAS – There will be 1000 web original video series launched in 2013 with some $250 million spent for production, a sign of the maturation of the nascent industry says Paul Kontonis, Chairman of the International Academy of Web Television, in this interview with Beet.TV