MSN and the NYTVF (New York Television Festival) have teamed up to launch the “Short-Form Storytellers Challenge,” providing indie producers and production companies with the opportunity to compete for a guaranteed production budget of $75,000 to create an original short-form series for Microsoft’s digital platform. The partnership marks the first NYTVF development initiative conceived to specifically solicit micro-episodic content and challenges creators to creatively structure their storytelling in two minutes or less.
It seems crowdfunding sites are popping up all over. So many to choose from, so many places to look. Just when you thought only Kickstarter and Indiegogo were the places to crowdfund, along comes a set of startups wanting to get in on the crowdfunding game. Many of the newer sites are targeting certain types of projects or certain demographics to go after “niches” rather than try to take on the bigwigs. One such site is GetGayFunded.com.
Elizabeth, a young, beautiful, wealthy girl spends her summer days reading and sunbathing on the shores of Malibu Beach. One very sunny day she meets a new friend. They begin a romance, but there is a dark side to it that Elizabeth would never imagine.
Chica Busca Chica – Girl Seeks Girl – was a Spanish web series that premièred in 2007 and was later released, with English subtitles, by Wolfe Video. It was a quirky and rather charming series, that had the added bonus of characters with real chemistry (Nines and Carmen) and a good sense of humour. Rumours of a second season sprang up almost immediately, but despite the creators and cast’s obvious desire to continue the story, we’re still waiting five years later.
Could that wait soon (if 2014 can be considered soon) be over?
I will admit to having a giant soft spot where Nines and Carmen are concerned, so I can only cross my fingers and hope that another resurrection is on the cards (thank you, Nikki & Nora Files, for giving me back my optimism).