Monday 4 February 2008

Going Independent

Hollywood screenwriter and prolific blogger, John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Nines), has announced that the screenwriters' strike in the USA has inspired him to go the independent route with his next project.

The project is financed outside the studio system, with some of that much-fabled internet money. It has actors you recognize, and it probably could be a TV show -- but it won't. There's near-consensus that in the next year or two, one of the web shows will really take off and change the game. I can almost guarantee you it won't be ours. We may never see the light of day. But it's the right time to be experimenting: with tone, with format, with economic model.
Expect to see similar fallout from the strike in the coming year.

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