The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Web Series Festival -- the first and only open-air web series-only festival in the world-- is now considering entries for 2011. LAWEBFEST, as it's nicknamed, brings together web series from around the world and screens them in community, before a live audience, on a big screen. Workshops and panels covering various aspects of this dynamic new medium are also held over the three-day event, once again taking place at the Stage 52 Theater in Los Angeles March 25-27, 2011.
"We don't care if you're studio-financed, an industry veteran who's just experimenting, an independent producer, or a Regular Joe or Josephine who doesn't work or live in Hollywood but made something you're proud of -- we welcome you to submit," says LAWEBFEST Founder and Executive Director Michael Ajakwe, Jr. A former public relations copywriter and sportswriter, Ajakwe has spent the last 20 years writing and producing for a myriad of showbiz news and variety shows, sitcoms and dramas like Entertainment Tonight, Talk Soup, Martin, Eve, Sister Sister, The Brothers Garcia, Soul Food, Steve Harvey's Big Time and currently cable TV One's Love That Girl. He's also a web series creator. "The web series is the most exciting form of visual entertainment since television. It is truly a people's medium and some people are making some really cool shows on the web. LAWEBFEST wants to showcase some of these gems and hear from the resourceful people who are making them and starring in them and programming them and trying to successfully adapt them into other mediums like film, tv and theater," added the published playwright and award-winning filmmaker.