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Jorge Rivera
Jorge Rivera
Anatomy of a Successful Web Series: Workshop with Jorge Rivera

YouTube viewers around the globe are now watching at least 4 billion hours worth of video per month. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the 3 major US networks created during 60 years of television.

In this two hour workshop, you'll learn proven strategies to develop, write and market a successful web series that cuts through the noise and stands out among all the rest. And, turn a profit in the process.

Instructor Jorge Rivera is a multi-platform screenwriter and producer, whose work has included independent television, film and award winning digital productions. His accolades include a two-time Webby Honoree, a NAPTE Branded Content Finalist, and the Independent Film Quarterly Winner for Best New Media Series. He's also an Adjunct Professor of Web Television and New Media at Long Island University and the Digital Film Academy in New York City.

Rivera is the head writer and co-writer on several of ValDean Entertainment's most well known digital series including: Odessa, Lenox Avenue, and The Baby Daddy Memoirs. Prior to writing for ValDean, his best known work was the web series Rhyme Animal (starring Al Thompson (The Cleveland Show, the Royal Tennenbaums) and Craig "muMs" Grant (of HBO's OZ)), which took home the 2011 Independent Film Quarterly Best New Media/Web series prize. In 2010, he produced and directed The Unprotected a branded content web series which took home two Honorary Webbys in the Branded Entertainment category. As a multi-platform screenwriter and producer, Rivera's work has included independent television, film and award winning digital productions. He also teaches a variety of New Media subjects that include screenwriting and video production for the web.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts