A new website has entered the market for Web series with an eye toward competing with Funny or Die and Above Average.
SnagFilms, which streams advertising-supported documentary and indie films, has been acquiring Web series for its new site, Thundershorts, set to go live June 26.
Filmmakers can submit their movies to SnagFilms, but Thundershorts won’t accept submissions after it launches.
“We’re just starting, so it’s really hard for us to throw a ton of production money and crew and things like that behind something that’s not already formed,” Michael Pielocik, who is responsible for developing the site’s content, told Backstage.
Pielocik said the development and content acquisition process—which he describes as “not particularly closed off”—has been fluid ahead of the site’s launch.
“Some [Web series] came to us from people inside the company who we were excited to work with. They were just like, ‘Hey, I have this cool Web series.’ And we approached some managers, things like that. And some things have come up through coming across our radar. It’s been a weird mix. There’s no real set take on this.”
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