A lot has been said about the 2010 Streamy Awards. Honestly, there was a lot to say. A quick google search can give you a much more credible and articulate analysis than I can blog here, but suffice to say there are theories that the event may damage the reputation of web tv.
We were supposed to launch our show this week, but our distributor delayed to let the temperature cool off a little. We’re disappointed, but I’m not discouraged. Web Creators have experienced an uphill battle from the beginning. It’s hard work and there is still limited support from the entertainment and advertising community. But just look at what this generation of artists have created in a few short years!!!
No guts, no glory! In life and in art success is about overcoming the odds. Having independently developed and produced Squatters I can tell you that most days borderline on #EpicFail. But tonight we push through and celebrate the strength and persistence of our community.
Jenni Powell and Kim Evey have organized an evening hosted by Sandeep Parikh to respectfully and humbly celebrate the accomplishments of the 2010 Streamy Nominees and Winners. These are our friends, our colleagues, our heroes – and they deserve a night NOT about the red carpet; NOT about tuxedos and gowns; NOT about easy jokes and spectacle; But a sincere thank you for the contributions they’ve made in pioneering this odd, new medium and inspiring people like me to find their own way and tell their story.
I hope you will watch with me tonight at: http://www.acmecomedy.com/livebroadcast.shtml
The Squat Team is excited to honor The Bannen Boys, Mark & Jesse, two of the most humble and charismatic artists I’ve had the privilege to know. The brilliant Bernie Su whose darkness on the page is only bested by his perpetual smile and warmth. The beloved Felicia Day who has given chic to geek and brought instant legitimacy to our industry. Sean Becker who has fearlessly directed a cult/indie favorite into a franchise. And many more innovators and brave visionaries whose work and acceptance speeches radiate polish, class and humility.
I am proud to support this community and hopefully join them when we do release soon. We will not be discouraged by the past. The best part of the internet is that it’s all about the here and now. And right now, the web is ready to shine. #celebratetheweb