So my new goal is to start a Youtube series. I have no idea what it will be about, or for that matter how to even make that happen. But, if YOU do we should totally team up and create a pilot that is so awesome a network (or someone with lots of moolah) will fund us to make great content that will air via Netflix or Youtube. Then we can be internet superstars!
But even more than that, we could win an Emmy. You know you’ve always wanted to display an Emmy in your bathroom. Way back in 2008 (yes, it’s already been 5 years since 2008) the Academy decided that shows that were not on traditional channels and not regularly scheduled could take home an award. However, this was 5 years ago and it hasn’t made much of a difference. It did, however, take 6 years before a show on cable actually won after the rules were changed in 1988.
I guess most shows that are on Youtube aren’t technically long enough to win most awards. To be completely honest, I have never watched a series on Youtube or the ONE that I know about that is on Netflix, House of Cards. The only reason I know about the latter is because every time I watch something on Netflix they play the trailer afterwards. Apparently the show is pretty good and gaining buzz, as is the return season of Arrested Development (which I am prettttttttttty excited about!).
Just in case you don’t have Netflix and aren’t privy to their excellent marketing strategies…
However, there a few that could potentially lean towards which are the “Short Format Live-Action Entertainment Program” and “Short Format Nonfiction Program”. There are networked shows that can fall in this category though.
Also, you have to pay some Benjamins to be considered for an award, but honestly, $600-$700 ain’t that bad if you believe you have some quality content worth of acclaim.
Now, content has to have aired by May 31 of this year to be considered for an Emmy, so that means YOU need to hurry up and come up with a stellar idea, a way to make the show, and $700 so that I can attach my name on the project and we can win an Emmy!