Carter Mason, Co-Founder and CEO of Jts.tv
(Just The Story), one of the premiere indie networks broadcasting web series today, took some time out of his busy schedule to answer my questions about what his site looks for regarding content and where the future of media consumption is headed. Viewers pay $3.99/month to watch unlimited web series and short film content on the JTS site. They watch with no commercials and content creators get paid much more per view than they do on YouTube. This is one of many different indie web network models trying to help make online storytelling financially sustainable.
Where do you go (physically and on the web) to scout scripted content for your site? Or do you only use your submission option?
We look at everything submitted to us, but the majority of our shows to date have come through contacts we had prior to starting JTS.TV. All three of the co-founders (Matt Arevalo, Louis Blitzman, and myself) have produced in the independent realm. My primary business used to be working with filmmakers on the business and legal side of film, and some of the first shows were from clients of mine. Continue reading