Dodds launch new online network

Nov 12, 2012

Gorham — Waldo County natives Barry and Karen Dodd of the Entertainment Experiment, producers of the acclaimed web series “Ragged Isle,” will launch a website Monday, Nov. 19 to support Maine’s online storytellers.

The Entertainment Experiment Network will feature free content in an online community where Maine’s best digital artists will share their work and also collaborate on projects to combine strengths for even stronger productions.

The tagline for the network is “It feels like home,” which is exactly the Maine-centered mentality behind the online network. Even though it is a global platform to share talent, the Dodds and their creative partners want to stay true to their roots.

“We’re all very proud to live in Maine and want to help support more creativity in our state. I want the world to know about the talent we have here and I want that talent to have access to the largest global audience our network can attract,” said Barry Dodd, a Belfast Area High School grad and the new network’s programming director.

The website will primarily feature the growing online genre of web series, condensed television series produced to air online, as well as other digital artistry including podcasts, web comics, short films and online video games. These offerings all have one thing in common in that they are produced independently in Maine by Maine artists.

Kicking off the network will be new Maine web series “Haunt ME,” “Food Coma” and “No Refund for Comment.” They will join Maine favorites “Ragged Isle,” “Vacationlanders” and “The Cleansed.” The Entertainment Experiment Network will be searching for new and exciting web talent from all corners of Maine.

“With the network in place, we’re hoping to inspire local creators in the making. Pulling from the success of our established shows, we want to create a space for those who have an interesting story to tell,” said Dodd.

The website also will feature behind-the-scenes content, merchandise and ways to help support each series. The Entertainment Experiment Network will be found at theentertainmentexperiment.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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