Great news for #Candidly Nicole, Hardwired, The Future Starts Here and City.Ballet fans: You’ll be able to see more of these shows online this fall. AOL announced the renewal of the four Web series this morning.
The shows collectively received 75 million views last season. They also did well on other platforms and on social media. Read more here.
Returning to the digital video platform are #CandidlyNicole, starring Nicole Richie, based on her Twitter feed; city.ballet, a look at the world of the New York City Ballet from executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker; Hardwired 2.0, an examination of tech trends with host iJustine; and The Future Stars Here, a docuseries from Webby awards founder Tiffany Shlain. Read more here.
AOL (NYSE: AOL) announced today that it will renew four of its original web series for The AOL On Network, the company's premium video platform. Three of the shows returning for a second season bring back their first-season advertisers -- with "city.ballet." from executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker returning with Citi and popular technology-themed shows "Hardwired" and "The Future Starts Here" pre-selling to first-season sponsor Verizon. Read more here.
Prize winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain producer of the ‘Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change’ series, has reportedly been the recipient of moral as well as financial support from the Bezos Family Foundation on the release of her latest short film entitled ‘The Science of Character.’
The eight minute film was produced by Ms. Shlain to mark the first annual ‘Character Day’ and will be simultaneously premiered online as well as hundreds of schools, public institutions and a number of other relevant venue locations around the world on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.
Tiffany Shlain has a lot of ideas.
But until fairly recently, the 43-year-old founder of the Webby Awards was reluctant to own them on film. No longer — in her new web-series, “The Future Starts Here,” which premiered October 11 on AOL, Shlain is loud, proud and vocal about thoughts ranging from 21st century motherhood, to acceptable online etiquette (hint: Emails masquerading as the great American novel are a no-no.) Read more here