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60Frames - More online video for you

60FramesDespite online video being practically everywhere, original web series are still relatively scarce. 60Frames, a new Hollywood-backed online video site, plans to release about 50 new series over the next year to change that. The shows will be released for syndication on online video portals such as MySpace, Veoh, and YouTube.

The production costs for these shortform web series are relatively cheap, going at less than $10,000 per episode. After a quick peek at the rather well produced starting line up, we have to admit, they are very enticing. This may be partially due to the fact that all of it is comedy, but the shows are expected to expand to other genres as well.

So what kind of series are available right now? "GILF" - a young grandmother living it up in suburbia, produced by and starring Wendi McLendon-Covey from "Reno 911" fame - and "Erik the Librarian" - the tale of an introverted librarian dealing with life, from "The Office" producer Brent Forrester, to mention a couple. At this point there is only one episode for each series, which is obviously expected to change.

If 2008 turns out to be a good year for 60Frames, we're likely to see other original web series from other content producers getting into the fray. Nothing quite as tasty as a new trend.

[via Silicon Alley Insider]

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