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The network will air the 36 eight-minute episodes of the Web series, which premiered on MySpace.com Nov. 11, as a six-episode hour-long drama.
"This is really a new form that doesn't pertain to any other series or program out there, "Herskovitz said.
Quarterlife will have a smooth transition to the small screen, because it was conceived as six one-hour story arcs that were then broken into six webisodes each.
Quarterlife will get a second window on NBC in early 2008 after it concludes its run on the Internet. It will also be streamed on nbc.com.
"Ed and Marshall are well-respected TV veterans that repeatedly have demonstrated a creative voice that resonates with a wide audience," said NBC programming chief Ben Silverman. "'Quarterlife' is yet another show that evokes their renowned storytelling skills and but is based on an innovative, new business model."
In addition to broadcast and online, NBC is also getting DVD and foreign distribution rights to Quarterlife as well as an equity stake in quarterlife.com, the show's companion social network site that also posts Quarterlife episodes a day after their premiere on MySpace. Herskovitz and Zwick will retain 100% ownership and creative control of the series. »
Marshall Herskovitz has been tapped by the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors to receive its Silver Anniversary New Vision Award.
In addition, the caucus on Wednesday announced the nominees for its producer, writer, director and actor-producer awards, which will be handed out Dec. 7 at the annual Caucus Awards black-tie gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Herskovitz, who also is president of the Producers Guild of America, recently launched with Edward Zwick a Web series on MySpace titled Quarterlife, which "keep(s) with the intent of the New Vision Award," according to awards chair Chuck Fries, who said the series is "on the cutting edge of new-media content production and distribution."
The nominated producers are the teams of Paul Attanasio & Katie Jacobs and Silvio Horta & Salma Hayek as well as David Chase, Doug Ellin and Jon Stewart. Writer nominees are Bill Blinn, Lionel Chetwynd, Larry Gelbart, David Mamet and Shonda Rhimes. »
2 items from 2007
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