Friday, May 28, 2010

Shorts 'N Spirits Showcase (S3LA)

In the spirit of Celebrate the Web, Mental Eclectic CEO Craig Wilson is proud to present June’s Shorts ‘N Spirits Showcase Los Angeles (S3LA), a night of independent webseries Tues. June 8, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. @ Capitol City, 1615 North Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. Tickets $5 from EventBrite or $10 at the door.

More than LonelyGirl 15 and The Guild, the world of independently produced webseries is a tight-knit community thriving from the community they’ve created, Celebrate the Web showed this with great precision. SAG, WGA and the Producers’ Guild have acknowledged the wealth of opportunity and talent being cultivated in the webseries world in the last year by writing up contracts and categories specifically for the media that has been created.

YouTube, once the only and most visible option, has been joined by other distribution outlets like BlipTV, StrikeTV, and now with the launch of Somebody’s Basement breaking new ground in the new media world actors have more power as self-producers, giving them more freedom, ownership rights, and visibility than ever before.

“What if everyone came together in Somebody’s Basement to see what’s going down? Yep. Just like groups of musicians gather ‘round and jam, we’re gonna do that. And we’re inviting you, awesome self-producing actors, to be a part of Somebody’s Basement.” Bonnie Gillespie & Kieth Johnson come together with some rockstar producing partners to offer self-producing actors a venue for their offerings. “We created a place where original characters; actor journals; interviews with industry professionals; and reviews of products, services, and classes for actors—heck, even restaurant reviews, for cryin’ out loud—all co-exist.”

S3LA is proud to have Somebody’s Basement as a sponsor providing a SB Premier Pick for our June webseries event.

S3LA with its San Diego counterpart, S3SD, provides a home for indie filmmakers to showcase their work and also the opportunity to be voted “audience favorite” for limited distribution in Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, and Kansas City.

June’s webseries line up features:
  • The Ballad of Mary and Ernie
  • Bumps in the Night
  • Gold the Series
  • Newsworthy
  • Perry’s Previews
  • Squatters
  • Universal Dead
  • Somebody’s Basement Premier Pick: TBA