Your Web Series: From Concept to Distribution
Scott Rice will describe his experience making two successful web series, SCRIPT COPS (Sony Pictures, Final Draft) and NEVER DO THIS (Comedy Central). Learn what factors to take into account when conceptualizing your web series, from target audience to genre. Discuss how much your series should cost, and whether or not it is worth creating a proof of concept on your own dime. Explore different avenues for distribution, including how to get your show on television. Finally, maximize your exposure and your profits with smart contract negotiations.
Scott Rice is an Addy award-winning commercial director whose clients include Shell, Subway, Mastercard, Sears, & Time Warner Cable. His short films hold a staggering film festival record of nearly 300 official selections and 85 awards, including 2 student Oscar Nominations. Showtime, Blockbuster, PBS and MTV Networks have distributed his work. Scott recently wrote and directed the web series SCRIPT COPS for Sony Pictures. His next series, NEVER DO THIS, was broadcast on Comedy Central. Scott’s work in new media won him the Maverick Award at the 2011 LAWebFest and honors at Europe’s first web series festival in Marseille, France. Scott periodically teaches screenwriting and directing at the University of Texas at Austin.