Webseries creators get opportunity

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

NZ On Air is delighted to be supporting a new initiative from TVNZ to find the next hit webseries. TVNZ will run an online competition, with the winner getting to make a webseries with $100,000 of funding jointly from NZ On Air and TVNZ.

TVNZ will call for submissions from creatives for their webseries ideas. Each application must provide a pilot or episode. The public will get to vote on the shortlisted pilots which will be available on TVNZ OnDemand. The votes will determine which of the  pilots will be developed into a full webseries.

"This an exciting and innovative idea. Not only does it extend the opportunity for new creative ideas for webseries, but it gives the public a say in what gets made. We are very happy to see new initiatives emerging in this space," said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.

"TVNZ's thrilled to be collaborating with NZ On Air on this New Blood Webseries Competition because it gives a greater voice to the next generation of local storytellers coming up. We're handing the reins to Kiwis andsaying, 'you tell us what you want to see more of'," said Amie Mills, TVNZ Digital Creative Director.

The funded webseries will screen on TVNZ OnDemand.

NZ On Air also partnered recently with Google/YouTube to fund webseries from successful YouTube content creators.







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Hot off the press from Stephen Fellows...

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Crowdfunding provides filmmakers with a much better form of financing than investment or loans.  There's nothing to repay, no one controls the creative process and you own 100% of your film. However, some people question how sustainable crowdfunding is as a repeating funding source. Can you really go back and raise more money on Kickstarter for a second film?

Today's research was sparked by a reader question to Stephen Fellows. James Heath emailed to ask "Do you happen to know many campaign owners who have gone from running smaller Kickstarter campaigns to returning later to do larger ones?"

In order to work this out, Stephen used his dataset of all 47 Kickstarter film projects which had run since the site's launch in April 2009 and the summer of 2015.

You can read the full article here https://stephenfollows.com/multiple-crowdfunding-campaigns/

It makes for a great read!

From the Archives: Last year Stephen looked in detail at how Kickstarter film campaign work.  It produced a number of articles, but the one with the clearest list of data-driven tips is https://stephenfollows.com/film-crowdfunding-tips/