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Vine Is Gone, But Not Forgotten: Why Twitter’s Defunct Platform Was an Incubator for Digital Creatives

  • Indiewire
Vine Is Gone, But Not Forgotten: Why Twitter’s Defunct Platform Was an Incubator for Digital Creatives
Andy Warhol famously predicted that in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. In the case of Vine, however, that formula was often reduced to six seconds. The video-sharing app’s popularity, however, lasted just a little bit longer.

Twitter announced today that it is shutting down the service, which the social-media giant bought in 2012. Vine gave users a platform to share six seconds of video that would play on an automatic loop. It quickly became a destination for comedians, musicians, artists, and filmmakers, many of whom pushed the app’s video capabilities to creative heights. Others used it more like a condensed YouTube channel, posting condensed comedy sketches for a generation reared on short attention spans. More popular users gained millions of followers and launched careers steeped in lucrative marketing deals. But once Twitter and Facebook began offering their own video-sharing capabilities, Vine struggled to find a broader user base.
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Vine Closing: Twitter to Shut Down Video-Sharing App

  • Indiewire
Bad news, viral-video stars: Twitter just announced in a blog post that it’s shutting down the Vine mobile app within the next few months. The company also announced today, in what’s unlikely to be a coincidence, that it will be laying off 9% of its workforce as it continues to struggle to be profitable.

Read More: Brad Neely’s Adult Swim Show: How An Internet Pioneer Found New Audiences on Vine and TV

“We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way,” reads the blog post. “You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made. You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website.”

Read More: Vine Star Cameron Dallas Gets
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Peak TV Sparks New Breed of Sketch Comedy Series

Tracey Ullman’s Show” bows Oct. 28 on HBO after airing on the BBC earlier this year. In the half-hour series, the sketch-comedy queen casts her sharp eye on the times, with archetypal characters such as a feminist politician who bares her soul, and then some, to get a bill passed. “Ullman” comes at a time when Peak TV has yielded several highly unusual sketch shows.

Here’s a sampling:

Courtesy of Comedy Central

Documentary Now!/IFC

Saturday Night Live” alums Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers mount elaborate parodies of documentary films, complete with high-minded intros from Helen Mirren.

Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix Presents: The Characters/Netflix

Eight emerging comedians are given a blank slate and asked to create the 30-minute sketch show of their dreams.

Courtesy of Comedy Central

Drunk History/Comedy Central

The Gary Sanchez Prods. gang has stretched what could have been a one-off gag into four seasons (and counting), with comics and
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Adult Swim’s Next Insane Comedy ‘Dream Corp LLC’ Will Get Into Your Head (And Mess With It)

Get ready to enter your own mind — and maybe blow it wide open. On Oct. 23, the new Adult Swim series “Dream Corp LLC” premieres, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

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Per the official synopsis, the series is “an absurd comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists.”

Created by Daniel Stessen (who was nominated for the 2013 SXSW Grand Jury Award for his animated short “The Gold Sparrow”), the series is a hybrid in more ways than one, using a mix of live-action footage and rotoscoped animation to capture the divide between dreams and reality. The effect created leads
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Adult Swim’s Next Insane Comedy ‘Dream Corp LLC’ Will Get Into Your Head (And Mess With It)

  • Indiewire
Get ready to enter your own mind — and maybe blow it wide open. On Oct. 23, the new Adult Swim series “Dream Corp LLC” premieres, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Read More: ‘The Eric Andre Show’: The Only Two Things They Can’t Do on TV’s Most Anarchic Talk Show

Per the official synopsis, the series is “an absurd comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists.”

Created by Daniel Stessen (who won the 2013 SXSW Grand Jury Award for his animated short “The Gold Sparrow”), the series is a hybrid in more ways than one, using a mix of live-action footage and rotoscoped animation to capture the divide between dreams and reality. The effect created leads to a
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‘Take My Wife’ Review: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Finally Put Seeso On The Map

‘Take My Wife’ Review: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Finally Put Seeso On The Map
Take my wife…please,” goes the classic joke by Borscht Belt comedian Henny Youngman. In their new Seeso show, “Take My Wife,” stand-up comedians and real-life married couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have given Youngman’s joke a 21st century twist, adapting it into a cheeky title befitting comedy’s newest gem.

Take My Wife” is the story of Cameron and Rhea, playing fictionalized versions of themselves, two lady-identified comics who date each other. The series begins with their wedding night, then cuts to six months earlier, when Rhea is working a graphic design job she hates and Cameron is fielding podcast questions about what it’s like to be a woman in comedy. (“My favorite question!”)

Read More: Wyatt Cenac’s New Show on Seeso Is a Perfect Blend of Comedy and Observation

The two comics host the wildly popular stand-up show and podcast “Put Your Hands Together” in real life,
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‘Take My Wife’ Review: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Finally Put Seeso On The Map

  • Indiewire
‘Take My Wife’ Review: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Finally Put Seeso On The Map
“Take my wife…please,” goes the classic joke by Borscht Belt comedian Henny Youngman. In their new Seeso show, “Take My Wife,” stand-up comedians and real-life married couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have given Youngman’s joke a 21st century twist, adapting it into a cheeky title befitting comedy’s newest gem.

“Take My Wife” is the story of Cameron and Rhea, playing fictionalized versions of themselves, two lady-identified comics who date each other. The series begins with their wedding night, then cuts to six months earlier, when Rhea is working a graphic design job she hates and Cameron is fielding podcast questions about what it’s like to be a woman in comedy. (“My favorite question!”)

Read More: Wyatt Cenac’s New Show on Seeso Is a Perfect Blend of Comedy and Observation

The two comics host the wildly popular stand-up show and podcast “Put Your Hands Together” in real life,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Childrens Hospital’ Emmy Nominations: How Rob Corddry’s Web Experiment Turned Into an Awards Contender

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‘Childrens Hospital’ Emmy Nominations: How Rob Corddry’s Web Experiment Turned Into an Awards Contender
In May 2007, Rob Corddry was out of a job for the first time in years. He had just left a plum correspondent role on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” to headline Seth MacFarlane’s first live action comedy, “The Winner.” But that sitcom was cancelled after six episodes. Then, the television writer’s strike hit.

“I had nothing to do and no money and a baby,” Corddry told IndieWire. “Luckily, we were allowed to do Internet stuff during the strike.”

That led Corddry to create “Childrens Hospital,” the absurdist hospital drama satire that began as a web series on the now-defunct TheWB.com in 2008. Adult Swim then picked it up, and “Childrens Hospital” ran for seven seasons and 86 episodes before wrapping up in April.

“Children’s Hospital” received four Emmy nominations this year, the most of any show in the expanded short form programming categories. “It always just seemed beyond a possibility to me,
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2016 Comic-Con Film & TV Schedule

The full film and TV line-up for this year's San Diego Comic Con has been released and more than ever before the balance has shifted from movies to television with many major shows and upcoming new series all getting panels or major screenings. Films on the other hand are few and far between, in fact Friday - once a film haven in Hall H - has given way completely to TV panels.

The highlights this year are obviously on Saturday in Hall H with Warners doing their panel in the morning which will likely include looks at "Wonder Woman," "The Lego Batman Movie," "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and if we're lucky sneak peeks from "Kong: Skull Island" and "Justice League". At the end of the day is Marvel Studios' panel which this year is very promising with both "Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2
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Father John Misty, Andre 3000 to Guest on New Adult Swim Series

Adult Swim will premiere a new animated sketch series called Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio this month and it will feature a host of guest artists. As Pitchfork reports, forthcoming guest stars include Father John Misty, André 3000 and Lizzo.

The show stars Broad City's Ilana Glazer, Precious lead actress Gabourey Sidibe and Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond, among others. Each episode will also feature a guest star and some will perform music during the show. The songs will be written by Neely. Father John Misty, André 3000 and
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Brad Neely’s Adult Swim Show: How An Internet Pioneer Found New Audiences on Vine and TV

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Brad Neely’s Adult Swim Show: How An Internet Pioneer Found New Audiences on Vine and TV
If you read this article and still can’t remember the title of “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio,” that’s fine. “It’s intentionally meaningless,” said creator Brad Neely, speaking to IndieWire by phone last week, “which is a lot harder than you would imagine.”

Nonsense seems to be a strong suit for Neely, whose animated sketch show premieres on Adult Swim July 10. The first 10-minute episode made waves when it premiered on Vine last week, a first for the short-form video app, which typically hosts six-second videos. (Vine recently expanded its maximum time-limit to 140 seconds, but Neely’s show is the app’s first full-length video.) “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio” consists of short sketches that bear no relation to the previous one, but they’re all just wacky enough to appeal to Vine’s Adhd-addled viewers.

Read More: Aduly Swim: Out of 47 Shows on Their Current Slate,
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Sdcc 2016: Adult Swim Announces Events and Panels for ‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Samaurai Jack’ and More!

  • LRM Online
Adult Swim always makes their big presence at San Diego Comic-Con International known.

As always, Adult Swim will be promoting their celebrity-filled panels and autographs inside the convention center and instilling fun activities the building.

The channel will have a large Adult Swim Booth (#3721) with the Return to Feline Fun Hole Slide, Part 2 (whatever that is). Visitors can limber up and come by to lob fish into the cat holes. With true aims, the cats will cough up something beautiful and exciting.

Outside the convention, Adult Swim will present fun and free activities for Sdcc con attenders and non con-goers alike. Behind the convention center at 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way, from Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be Adult Swim on The Green. In this carnival setting, there will be full of fancy games and Adult Swim theme prizes. You can have your
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Adult Swim Posts A Full Episode Of Brad Neely’s New Show On Vine

Brad Neely, the creator of the animated series China, Il, has a new show coming to Adult Swim called Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio. In order to promote Neely’s incredibly-titled work, Adult Swim took to Vine, where it took advantage of the Twitter-owned platform’s recent expansion past its signature six-second format by posting the entire first episode of Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio.

Viewers who head over to Adult Swim’s Vine page will find a short clip from Harg Nallin. Should they click a “Watch More” button in the loop’s bottom-right corner, they will load up a wider video player that shows the animated sketch show’s full 10-minute premiere.

Adult Swim’s groundbreaking Vine comes one week after the Twitter-owned platform announced several changes meant to appease disgruntled creators and brands. That Adult Swim -- which has been known to post full episodes of its TV shows
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Adult Swim Launches First Full-Length TV Episode On Vine

Adult Swim has just become the first TV network to launch a full-length episode on Vine. All 10 minutes of Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio sketch comedy show can now be viewed on the Twitter video app. It users the platform’s new “watch more” feature that lets select creators post videos longer than six seconds. It was unveiled last week as part of several video-focused product updates from Twitter. The series premieres at 11:45 Pm Sunday July 10, on Cartoon…
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Adult Swim Makes History By Launching First Full Episode On Vine

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Most iPhone and android users know Vine as the social media app where you watch and make six-second videos that run on a consistent loop, but what if the app could host longer video content and become a platform for distribution? That’s certainly the question on Adult Swim’s mind as they make history today by using Vine to premiere an entire episode of their upcoming animated comedy series, “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio.” Earlier this month, Vine announced it was letting select users test a 140-second video, but Adult Swim has put up a full 10-minute episode on the app.

Read More: Adult Swim: Out of 47 Shows On their Current Slate, None Have Been Created By Women

Premiering July 10 on Adult Swim, “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio” is an animated sketch comedy series created by comic book artist and composer Brad Neely. The
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Adult Swim Orders Rob Corddry Pilot ‘The Hindenburg Explodes!’

Adult Swim has ordered a new comedy pilot from comedian Rob Corddry, “The Hindenburg Explodes!” the network announced Tuesday. Corddry is the creator and star of “Childrens Hospital,” the Adult Swim comedy series that has won two Emmy awards for outstanding short-form live-action entertainment program.

A quarter-hour live-action pilot, “The Hindenburg Explodes” follows the unusual crew of passengers aboard the Hindenburg’s final voyage, a flight from Nazi Germany to New Jersey, where the airship exploded over a landing field. The pilot is created by Corddry (“Ballers”), Josh Perilo (“Wedlock”) and Jonathan Stern (“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”).

Corddry, Stern and Becca Kinskey serve as executive producers. The pilot is produced by Abominable Pictures.

Adult Swim last week introduced a new slate of original series and specials including a “Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead” special, “Montana James,” “Mr. Neighbor’s House,” “Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America,
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Adult Swim Revives Samurai Jack As Network Courts Linear, Online Viewers

Adult Swim wants to cut a new swath through its audience.

The Time Warner-owned cable programmer that tilts toward millennial viewers and younger generations with animated fare shown in primetime and overnights, said it would release more original programming via streaming video for daytime viewing as part of an effort to spur its audience to increase consumption of its oddball but cult-favorite content.

The outlet ” simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, in a prepared statement.

As part of its slate of programs, expected to be cited next week during a presentation by Time Warner’s Turner unit, Adult Swim will unveil its revival of “Samurai Jack,” the former Cartoon Network series that has not produced an original episode since 2004. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky will continue the epic story of a young prince from feudal Japan vies
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China, Il: Adult Swim Animated Series Cancelled, No Season Four

Adult Swim has decided to cancel their animated series China, Il after three seasons. Series creator Brad Neely announced the news to his Twitter followers and wrote, "Update: China, Il is done forever. My other show called TV Sucks lives forever and will air soonish."

China, Il revolves around the "Worst College in America" which is The University of China, Illinois. The school's terrible reputation is celebrated by the faculty and staff who can often be found over-drinking and trying to find ways to avoid teaching. The eclectic voice cast includes Neely, Greta Gerwig, Hulk Hogan, Jeffrey Tambor, Gary Anthony Williams, and Jason Walden.

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Adult Swim’s New Slate Boasts Projects Featuring Adam Scott, Seth Green and Nathan Fillion

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Adult Swim unveiled its coming slate ahead of next week’s upfront event, including the ironically titled “TV Sucks” from Brad Neely. All told, the animated Turner channel is turning up its development to the tune of 30 new original series, specials and pilots for 2015-2016. “Adult Swim has always been known as a place for taking risks and for great talent trying interesting things,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang. “Mike (Lazzo) and his team continue to raise the bar, always knowing what the Adult Swim fan wants; and this new slate of original programming adds.
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Adult Swim’s 2015-16 Slate Includes New Animated Series From Brad Neely, Miniseries From Jon Glaser

Adult Swim unveiled its 2015-16 slate ahead of its upfront presentation next week in NYC. It includes more than 30 new and returning series, pilots and specials. New additions include TV Sucks, a quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely (China, Il) that features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts, and songs, all filtered through Neely's signature visual style. Also on the schedule are live-action comedy specials from Brett Gelman and Jon Daly
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