On the Web
Reposted from GRM Daily
GRMDaily, number one spot for urban entertainment and music can now be found on Sky TV channel Loaded. (Wednesday from 7pm channel 200 Sky TV)
After four years of bringing the finest in urban entertainment and music into the homes of teenagers and young adults through YouTube and the world wideweb GRM Daily now enter a new phase bringing the best of their best to your TV screens.
The new hour slot on Loaded TV see’s GRM showcasing some of it’s finest material from festivals, live events and concerts to interviews with chart topping artist such as Wiley, Skepta and Chipmunk to US names from the likes of rapper Wiz Khalifa to Love and Hip Hop reality star Erica Mena as well as exclusive content such as unseen footage, behind the scenes music videos and some of their best loved shows from over the year such as Dine Daily, Car Check and Daily Duppy.
You can now find exclusive music, news and never before seen footage from GRM each and every Wednesday from 7pm channel 200 (Sky TV).
Here is another homegrown web series to feast your eyes on. Dear Jesus, by Wonderlondon Films and written by Danielle Scott-Haughton is a five part web-series centred on a young lady called Mercedes as she juggles and deals with all the obstacles life is throwing at her. Asking Jesus for guidance, the season sees her deal with managing a business while her mum is sick, the return of her straight-talking sister and betrayal by the people closest to her. Watch how the drama unfolds in episodes posted below.
We enjoyed watching the series. Even though we hadn't seen season 1, from the viewer comments it sounds like the quality has gone up a notch this time around. The acting in places was a little stilted but Linda Adey, who plays the lead, shines. Her sister Alexis, played by Samantha Earle, is a great addition - I'm sure many will relate to having someone like her in their lives. As with most serials that are independently produced, progression is key so we look forward to seeing what season 3 brings.
Let us know what you think about the series either in the comments below or on Twitter @SceneTV. Watch the rest of the episodes under the cut. For more info and behind the scenes footage, head over to DearJesusTV.
Time for a little catch up! Watch episodes 4 and 5 of music based drama Steffi below. In ep 4 Steffi gives it her all at the casting in the TV Studios and is spotted by publicit Quentin James, but are his motives 100% pure. In ep 5, while Steffi chases her dream, Pete parties hard at the squat and Lara moves in for the kill.
To watch ep 1 and 2, click here.
To watch ep 3, click here.
Over the last week, broadcasters have announced new online strategies that challenge the traditional way in which new series and content are launched and consumed by their viewers. Car Share, a new six part comedy starring Peter Kay will be shown in full on iPlayer before airing on BBC1. This is part of the Beebs 12 month trial to launch up to 40 hours of programming on iPlayer. In addition to this, new ITV2 sitcom Plebs is ITV's first original commission to premiere online ahead of its linear broadcast. People have the opportunity to buy and view the series online for 99p. Now, the advantage of these strategies is that they appeal to audiences who enjoy consuming content in their own time and in bulk instead of waiting for instalments. Another advantage from the broadcaster's point of view is that they are able generate buzz ahead of the linear TX; the content will be typically seen by the online and social media savvy, who are likely to spread the word about the content. It also allows the broadcasters to gauge the general response which might have an impact on their strategy for the programme going forward.
Check out episode 3 of new music-based drama 'Steffi'. In this instalment Steffi auditions for a dream role…but will she blow it? To watch eps 1 and 2, click here.
The content on the web just keeps on coming. Check out the latest addition 'Steffi', a new music based drama series exclusive to YouTube channel ThisIsDrama.
Steffi is the story of a talented girl from a South London council estate, who’s plucked from obscurity and propelled into the world of overnight fame and stardom. It features some fresh UK talent with Jasmine Breinburg taking the lead role. You'll also recognise some familiar faces in SBTV's Jamal Edwards, Sugababe Jade Ewen and established actors Lee Boardman and Michael Nardone.
The series, based on the bestselling novel The Overnight Fame of Steffi McBride by Andrew Croft also includes an original UK urban music soundtrack from Wiley, MIC Righteous (No1 in iTunes HipHop Charts), Ceezlin, Arjun Coomaraswamy and a title track from Becky Hill (The Voice).
The series pilot will be released as 6 x 5’ bite-sized episodes in a weekly schedule premiering exclusively via YouTube on ThisIsDrama in partnership with SBTV. ThisIsDrama is a unique partnership between leading independent production company, Emerald Films and top digital service agency Equator. Click under the link to watch Episodes 1 and 2.
From a young age Kyla Frye always knew that she would one day become a star. Now, as a UK based actress with a wealth of work behind her, from BBC Three's "West 10 LDN" to award winning shorts, Kyla investigates what it takes to be successful within the entertainment industry. This short documentary ultimately aims to inspire and inform those striving to 'make it' in the UK entertainment industry. Featuring interviews with Jimmy Akingbola, Aml Ameen and Sheila Nortley, to name a few, Kyla looks back on her career to date and will take an honest look into what she believes it will take to 'make it' to the top. Take a look at the trailer above.
Stay tuned for more information about The Key.
(Warning: this video includes strong language)
2008 is a monologue written by Narrow Path Films CEO Alfred K Mante. The 5 minute long piece is based on the experiences of many young people in the UK at present during these tough economic times.
The character, simply known as ‘Him', vent’s his frustrations at the situation he finds himself in amongst society post university graduation.
He feels angry and betrayed that although he had followed all the correct channels, there seems to be nothing left for him on the other side, despite his continued efforts.
This monologue will be the first of a number of shorts from Narrow Path Films that aims to highlight issues that are current and prevalent within society.
For more information on Narrow Path Films, visit www.narrowpathfilms.co.uk
Sebastian Thiel presents an Its Upshot TV Production 'Friday UK' – A UK tribute to the classic US cult classic 'Friday'.
Craig has just been fired from his job on his day off only to find himself in even more of a pickle when Smokey gets threatened by the Angry Nigerian Dealer ‘Big Worm’. Craig & Smokey spend the day looking for ways to raise the money while dealing with the neighbourhood bully, relationship troubles and a bunch of odd characters.
Unfortunately for fans, there will be no full feature film of Friday UK but do enjoy this spinoff trailer and the future clips that will be released.
More from Brothers With No Game to keep you entertained! In the penultimate episode of the web series, The Brothers spend the evening with their 'special ladies', but there are a few surprises! *Cliffhanger warning alert*. I won't spoil it for you so go ahead and peep the video above.
Also congrats to Brothers With No Game as the web series has been selected to take part in the LA Web Series Festival in March 2013. All the best from us at SceneTV.
For more epsiodes, go to www.youtube.com/brotherswithnogame