The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, known to fans as TheLBD, reframes Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride & Prejudice as an interconnected series of vlogs and social media accounts. The central YouTube account is LizzieBennet, and it was here less than a year ago that Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennet (Ashley Clements) began her video diary with the immortal first line:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
Today TheLBD announced that the final episode would be episode 100, set to post on March 28th. The reaction on Tumblr was swift, as if a thousand thousand voices cried out at once at warp factor 9.
This coming Monday members of the show’s writing staff will be the guests of honor at the monthly Transmedia Los Angeles meeting, moderated by yours truly. Read more about the series and the event here.
Portions of this post are cross-posted from TransmediaLA.org.
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Crowdfunding 201: Champion of the Sun(dance)
Lucas McNelly (@lmcnelly) talks with Joseph Beyer (@cinejoe) of Sundance’s Artist Services to talk about how the Institute is helping filmmakers navigate the new worlds of crowdfunding and digital distribution. [Includes the complete audio interview.]
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YouTube’s FreddieW is now the most successful filmmaker on Kickstarter. Ever.
What does that even mean?
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Today on McNelly & Nelson: MAGIC!
The Kickstarter for the documentary Where the Magic Happens has succesfully closed funding. We interviewed director Marcie Hume earlier in her campaign and she’ll join myself and Lucas McNelly as our first guest on McNelly & Nelson to talk about her crowdfunding experience.
If you’re thinking about starting a campaign, today’s hangout is definitely for you. We’ll go On-Air at 11:30 AM PST. Look for the video on the front page of Turnstyle!