In response to a Streamy Awards ceremony that felt like it didn’t serve to fully honor the very deserving winners in all areas of web entertainment, Kim Evey (producer of The Guild) and myself have decided to put together an informal gathering of as many of the winners as are available this Thursday, April 15th for an evening of celebration. We have asked each winner to speak for 1 – 2 minutes on their creation and what working in web video means to them, why they love working in web video, as well as sharing thoughts on the issue of net neutrality, which effects our industry as a whole.
This is not about airing out grievences about the Streamy Awards ceremony, it is about celebrating those who were chosen by their peers as the best representations of web video in a variety of categories. It is a really good way for us all to reflect on the online world in general. We may write emails every day or play online poker and read news off websites but how often do we sit and think about the web and how we use it. Web video is such a great example of how we work in the online world, so it’s a chance to respect that.
With opening remarks from Sandeep Parikh (The Legend of Neil, The Guild, and multiple Streamy nominee), those confirmed to be attending in person thus far include:
Best Comedy Web Series
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
Dan Strange (Director)
Best Drama Web Series, Best Directing for a Drama Web Series, Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series
The Bannen Way
Mark Gantt (Creator, Actor) Jesse Warren (Creator, Director)
Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series
Best Writing for a Drama Web Series
Best Foreign Web Series
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Felicia Day (The Guild)
Best Interactive Experience in a Web Series, Best Mobile Experience in a Web Series
Best Visual Effects in a Web Series
With video submissions by:
Best Hosted Web Series
Best New Web Series
Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series
Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series
Anyone But Me
Best Live Production in a Web Series
Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show
Michael Rotman (producer/director)
Best Animated Web Series
How It Should Have Ended
Best News or Politics Web Series, Best Experimental Web Series, Best Original Music in a Web Series
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We want to invite members of the community who are located in Los Angeles to join us at this event. Meet the winners, hear what they have to say, and then have a drink or two in a relaxed atmosphere of celebration. We will also be streaming the event to the public and web community at large on Acme Comedy’s website at http://www.acmecomedy.com/livebroadcast.shtml.
Thursday, April 15th at 8 PM PST (7:30 drinks at Amalfi next door)
Acme Comedy Theater
135 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2911
We would like to thank Jinx.com for generously donating the funds to pay for the space.
Please respond in the comments if you plan on attending live, so we can get a basic headcount.
Kim Evey and Jenni Powell
(Please note that though Kim works on The Guild and I write for Tubefilter, we are producing this event completely independently as members of the web community)