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Louis CK Scrambles To Recoup Multi-Million Dollar Debt Caused By His Web Series

Louie C.K. described the revenue generated by the first four episodes of Horace and Pete as “a nice little amount of money, but that income has not matched the $2 million personal investment the Louie star made in his series in order to get it off the ground. In order to help boost sales, he has begun undertaking the promotional tour he eschewed before Horace and Pete’s release. – Sam Gutelle, Tubefilter
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‘Bare’ Is Now On Netflix: More Proof Web Series Creators Are Taking Over The World

Written and directed by web series creator turned feature producer, Natalia Leite, Bare marks yet another leap of small to big screen in the web series revolution. Though Bare isn’t based on any previous web-based project, Leite and her right-hand collaborator, Alexandra Roxo (who makes an appearance in Bare) are the minds behind the award-winning short form comedy, Be Here Nowish. – Olivia Armstrong, Decider

China removes gay high school drama from streaming sites

Addicted – a 15-episode series about a gay high school couple – vanished from the internet without warning on Monday (February 22), leaving angry fans in the country unable to watch the last three episodes. […] Addiction’s writer and producer – who uses the pseudonym Chaijidan – said filming for the second season would “not be impacted” by the ban. The show’s weibo.com account said the final three episodes would be available on YouTube – another site blocked in China. – Joe Williams, PinkNews

Streamup Sets Slate of First Live-Streaming Original Shows (Exclusive)

The live originals include a late-night talk show and a live broadcast of “Cannibal! The Musical” by Trey Parker (“South Park,” “Book of Mormon”). The shows will start premiering in April, and Streamup will continue launching new series throughout the year, said president Will Keenan, formerly head of Endemol Beyond USA. […] Streamup has more than 20 million monthly active users on the web and for its iOS app, the company claims, citing Google Analytics data. That’s more than the audience of other live-streaming Internet platforms Twitter’s Periscope, YouNow and Meerkat, according to Streamup. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Louis C.K. Surprise Debuts ‘Horace And Pete’, New Online Series Co-Starring Steve Buscemi

Louis C.K. has this morning emerged, groundhog like, and surprised fans with the unveiling of a project he’s somehow managed to keep completely secret, a new online dramedy series co-starring Steve Buscemi and Alan Alda called Horace and Pete. Something like a dramatic (or blackly comedic) Cheers, the 67 minute drama revolves around an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s, and the people who work and frequent it. – Ross A. Lincoln, Deadline Hollywood

HBO Gives Series Order to Comedy From YouTube Star Issa Rae

photo: The Hollywood Reporter

Issa Rae stars as Issa Dee opposite Yvonne Orji (Love That Girl!), who will play Issa’s best friend, Molly. Although she is very successful professionally in the corporate world, Molly is not so successful in her love life. […] Rae is known for her award-winning web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which has helped her amass 200,000 subscribers and 20 million views on YouTube. – Kate Stanhope & Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter

‘The Outs’ Web Series, Aidy Bryant Short & More On Vimeo Slate

photo: Adam Goldman/Vimeo, Deadline Hollywood

Vimeo has announced its first original programming slate, which includes The Outs web series from Adam Goldman and Sasha Winters; Darby Forever, a short film from Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant; and Vimeo’s first original stand-up special, Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex Of Hate Comedy Special: Live From Austin. All three will premiere this winter exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood
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