Skip to main content

'Brooklyn Web Fest' Announces 2016 Executive Board

Go Team Entertainment has announced that Brooklyn Web Fest and Content Creator Conference will return to the Made in NY Media Center in DUMBO, Brooklyn this October, showcasing the best independent storytelling the web has to offer. “Season 2” of the festival aims to bring together internet innovators and industry influencers to share knowledge and forge professional relationships through a series of panels, educational workshops and networking events.

The winning series will receive meetings with the entire 2016 Executive Board, which includes representatives from the top digital networks, MCNs, advertising agencies and distributors.

Participating companies include IFC, Vimeo, Maker Studios, Fullscreen, Scalelab, Above Average, TubiTV, Open TV, Black&Sexy TV, KollideTV, JimCo, Mustache Agency, BRaVe Media Ventures, Creator Up!, Converge Media Group, Don Buchwald & Associates, Wolfe Video and Go Team Entertainment.

 Press partners who have agreed to feature the winning series include Indiewire, Tubefilter, Televisual, Snobby Robot, Serial Scoop and the Indie Series Network. Additional board members will be announced in the months leading up to the festival in the BKWF newsletter.

Submissions are open to all web series creators worldwide at, with the regular submission deadline set for June 15 and the extended deadline set for August 15, 2016. In addition to screenings and networking events, the festival will feature a series of panels and educational workshops covering subjects including fundraising, production, distribution, marketing, PR, monetization and more.

Festival co-founder Kit Williamson says “We want to provide real connections for our content creators, and connect them with development and acquisitions executives at top companies.” Williamson is the CEO of the web series PR firm and production company Go Team Entertainment and the creator of the acclaimed LGBT web series EastSiders, which has partnered with Wolfe Video to broker distribution deals with Vimeo, Amazon, Hulu, Logo and Fullscreen.

Festival co-founder and programing director Amanda D’Aquila adds that “Brooklyn Web Fest seeks to support innovative, inspiring, and culturally diverse content.” The festival is presented in part by The New Hollywood, a 501c3 non-profit committed to supporting socially conscious storytellers. TNH will present a special Emerging Voices Award for outstanding content that showcases issues affecting underrepresented communities.

Additional awards include a spotlight at the DaF Comedy Festival, and special awards for Outstanding Pilot Premiere and projects Made in NY. In addition to an Audience Award, awards will be presented for best directing, cinematography, writing, editing, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, ensemble, drama, comedy and overall best series. The best series award winner will also automatically be considered for the Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles.

To submit a web series, volunteer or apply to speak at the Content Creators Conference, please visit Stay updated on the festival through their official newsletter or by following them at and on Twitter @BrooklynWebFest. To learn more about Go Team Entertainment visit


Popular posts from this blog

The Complete Story of 'The Doctors' (1963-1973)

Daytime TV covered the world of soap operas for decades before finally folding in the 1990s. In the mid-70s, the magazine did an excellent series titled "The Complete Story of..." recounting the history of a soap opera from its inception. Below is the historical feature on the first 10 years of NBC's The Doctors (1963-1973), which is currently being aired on Retro TV. Some of the interesting tidbits include: * The Doctors did not start as a serial; it began as a "half-hour anthology series of medical dramas, set in the large metropolitan Hope Memorial Hospital, and with the four principals alternating daily in the lead role, according to NBC's original announcement. The roles were Dr. William Scott (played by Jock Gaynor), Dr. Jerry Chandler (portrayed by Richard Roat), Dr. Elizabeth Hayes (played by Margot Moser) and Rev. Samuel Shafer, a hospital chaplain (played by Fred J. Scollay). * Later in the first season, Herb Kenwith and Paul Lammers became

Melody Thomas Scott Memoir 'Always Young And Restless' Out This Summer

Emmy Award-nominated Melody Thomas Scott admits she is nothing like her The Young and the Restless role, which has seen it all in her forty-one-year tenure on America’s highest-rated daytime serial. But the high drama, angst, and catastrophes aren’t confined to her character’s plotlines. In her first-ever book, the captivating memoir "Always Young And Restless" (Diversion Books; July 14, 2020, available for pre-order now; $26.99, Hardcover; ISBN 978-1635-766943), Melody reveals the intimate and complicated truths of her upbringing as well as behind-the-scenes tales of her own riveting journey to becoming an icon and searching for “normal.” “Even though I have spent almost my entire life as an actress and performer, I have kept my private life well behind the scenes,” said Scott. “Now, I am ready to share these stories of survival and success that have shaped me into who I am today.” As Nikki Newman went from impoverished stripper to resourceful, vivacious heroine—with m

Justin Gocke Dead at 36

Former child actor Justin Gocke died on September 8. He was 36. Justin Earle Gocke was born on January 31, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. Justin Gocke and Farrah Fawcett in The Burning Bed . He started in the entertainment business at age 6, landing the first job he auditioned for, The Burning Bed movie starring Farrah Fawcett. He continued to work until age 14, ending his acting career shortly after he started high school. His credits included the role of Brandon Capwell in NBC daytime soap opera Santa Barbara , for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1989. "It was such a fun and memorable day," Gocke recalled in a 2009 interview. He was nominated again in 1991. Gocke shared his most memorable Santa Barbara scenes with Robin Mattson (Gina) and Justin Deas (Keith). "We were like family, on and off screen," Gocke said.