Forget The Box

By Stareable Film School

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The ultimate web series podcast, talking with experts to teach you how to best make, market, and monetize your digital independent series. Hosted by Stareable, the largest community of web series creators, each episode will focus on a different aspect of the production process, covering everything from the idea, to fundraising, to editing, to film festivals, and beyond. Topics will also include: Brainstorming | Screenwriting | Crowdfunding | Pre-Production | Contracts | Casting| Marketing | Film sets | Getting an agent | Social Media | Post-Production | Sponsorships | Branding | Brand deals | Directing | Producing | Acting | Cinematography | Pitching your web series | Distribution | Networking

Episode Date
Crowdfunding simplified with Seed&Spark’s Director of Crowdfunding, Christina Raia

You can fundraise without losing friends- it’s true! Christina Raia, award-winning independent filmmaker, 4-time crowdfunding success story, and Seed&Spark’s Director of Crowdfunding, talks with Forget The Box about how you can reach beyond your friends and family to reach your crowdfunding goal, how to build your audience with a long-term relationship in mind, and how to build financial independence as a filmmaker.

Jun 19, 2018
Web series creator Katie Tibaldi (Seeking Sublet) helps develop and choose your next indie TV project

TruTV associate producer talks development. Katie Tibaldi, creator/director of the unreleased yet already award-winning web series Seeking Sublet as well as an Associate Producer on TruTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris sits down with Forget The Box to answer the age-old indie film question... can you actually pull this off? (The answer is yes. Yes you can.)

Jun 12, 2018
Bernie Su, an Emmy Award-winning web series creator talks starting from the beginning

An Emmy-winning idea can come from anyone and anywhere. On this inaugural episode of Forget The Box, we start from the beginning, talking brainstorming, how reality can help shape your creativity, exotic dancer/welder vampire roommates, and more with Lizzie Bennet Diaries creator Bernie Su. If you review Forget The Box on iTunes and send a screenshot to, you could be entered to win tons of awesome prizes! Plus, email with any questions for guests of future episodes.

Jun 12, 2018
Forget The Box | A new web series podcast by Stareable

Stareable is dedicated to helping creators make, market, and monetize amazing web series and independent television. But while we have historically done that through our blog and our creator forum, we’ve realized that we have so much more to offer.

That’s why we’re launching our new podcast, Forget the Box. Each episode will feature an interview with a web series creator or industry expert who has successfully mastered a different aspect of the art, skill and, and tenacity that goes into making great TV.

In honor of our new podcast, we’re running a CONTEST! If you review our podcast on iTunes and send us a screenshot to, we’ll enter you into a drawing to win a bunch of amazing prizes, including a free ticket to Stareable Fest, a free “Forget the Box” t-shirt, and a $250 Amazon gift card. So start downloading immediately!

Jun 06, 2018