NYU Tisch School of the Arts has unveiled the winners of its third annual Tisch West Web Series Showcase. The program grew out of a successful series of annual one-evening showcases of Tisch filmmaking, writing and acting alumni. The Web Series Showcase features original ideas brought to life by writers, filmmakers and actors culled from a pool of thousands of the school’s alumni living in the Los Angeles area. Their winning ideas, developed from conception to completion in a series of industry-run workshops, will be launched to a global audience.
By partnering with Blip.com – a leader in digital entertainment distribution, Tisch will put its alumni creatives in front of the producers, agents and investors searching for new talent. Blip’s Content Partnerships Coordinator, Michael Tringe said of the collaboration, "NYU Tisch has always been at the forefront of educating the next generation of culture makers, we at Blip are excited to be partnering with them on this Showcase."
"Our Web series is a direct pipeline to both the entertainment industry and an audience of millions," says Fred Bush, Director of Alumni Relations for the Tisch School. The program will feature five, three-part Web series, which have been chosen through a competitive blind process by a panel of Tisch alumni and digital entertainment leaders. Each series was developed from pitch to production in just under six months.
What distinguishes this channel of Web series from any other is its support by one of the pre-eminent arts schools, The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at the Tisch School of the Arts. Additional support for the program was provided by NBC Universal and The Studio System. Salvatore Capone, VP, Content and Sales, of The Studio System said of their support, "we are proud to support the Tisch School and their distinguished alumni in their mission to provide the opportunities and tools to further their entertainment careers."