Webseries are a powerful medium that allow creators to gain the experience and exposure that can jumpstart their careers into television and film. In this three-hour Master Class, learn the steps for crafting a webseries—from concept through distribution—with the writing/producing/directing team Linda Yvette Chavez and Marvin Lemus who successfully took their show Gentefied from a short-form digital series to a long-form Netflix television series.


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Topics covered include:

    00:00 - Welcome and Introductions

    06:00 - What is a Digital Series?

    20:40 - Writing Your Webseries

    38:00 - What Makes a TV-Worthy Webseries?

    50:30 - Q&A

    58:25 - How to Create a Digital Series on a Tight Budget

    1:15 - Giving Each Episode a Three-Act Structure

    1:33 - Telling a Story in a Short Amount of Time

    1:38 - Creating Concept Trailers

    2:02 - Ten Tips for Shooting on the Cheap

    2:28 - Distribution and Marketing

    2:42 - Q&A

    2:49 - Closing Remarks and Final Announcements

Marvin Lemus is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer with a passion for telling unapologetic stories. Lemus’ eclectic body of work ranges between the film festival circuit and the digital world. Most recently, Lemus co-created and directed GENTEFIED, a bilingual digital series executive produced by America Ferrera and Macro (FENCES, MUDBOUND). GENTEFIED premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is now in production as a half-hour dramatic-comedy for NETFLIX. more...
Linda Yvette Chávez is the co-creator, co-showrunner, director, and executive producer of Netflix’s hit TV series GENTEFIED, which was produced by America Ferrera and MACRO (JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, MUDBOUND). GENTEFIED's first season is a Peabody Award nominee and a three-time Imagen Foundation award nominee, including Best Comedy Series. more...

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