Talk:Italian Sister Series

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Okay, I know the news has just been released today, but...

NewTeeVee said:
EQAL, the new startup formed by the creators of lonelygirl15, is following up on its promise to expand the LG15 “universe” to other countries. The company told NewTeeVee today it had signed a deal with M.A.D. Entertainment to create a localized sister series in Italy.

The show — which will be EQAL’s first project in a language other than English — has yet to be named, written, cast, or sponsored, but it is supposed to be released this winter.

EQAL will be participating to a lesser extent than it did with KateModern, the UK-based LG15 sister series, for which EQAL CEO Miles Beckett lived in London while serving as showrunner and training a local production team. Now he and co-founder Greg Goodfried will be executive producers for the Italian series with “final creative oversight,” but they will leave operations to M.A.D. Besides, neither of them speak Italian.

Also different from KateModern will be the technology setup. KateModern had been integrated into and hosted on the social network Bebo. While EQAL isn’t looking to build its own video player, it will be building out its own social network on its own site so members can interact with each other all in onlocation. With KateModern, said Beckett, “We didn’t see as much of the bonding occurring between the fans as we do on our site… We’ve learned to have the heart of soul of the show on a URL that’s dedicated to the show [because] you want a close-knit group of people.”

The Italian series news follows on EQAL’s raising $5 million, wrapping up KateModern, and signing a “first-look” deal with CBS. Beckett said that along with producing web content for CBS, EQAL expects to launch two to three additional shows by the end of this year.

What to expect? Not exactly a modern remake of Roman Holiday. The LG15 universe, as Beckett describes it, is “very much like Buffy, a little bit of comedic element, teen angst and romance, and sci-fi drama.” Like past series, the new show is likely to have a young female star, he said, as well as EQAL’s honed elements of brand integration, interactive live events, and fighting against “The Order.”

Erm, how will the LGPedia function with this new series. It's in Italian... So will it's pages be in Italian? --FH14 14:39, 04 June 2008 (EST)

Hmm, I can't see maintaining pages in Italian being feasible unless we all of a sudden get a bunch of editors who speak Italian, and even then it would be difficult. Are we even sure this show falls under the scope of the LGPedia? It sounds as if the C's won't be that involved, so right now I'm thinking a page about it with a link and description will be enough. That is, unless we hear differently from the "higher-ups". Other thoughts?--Jonpro 17:05, 5 June 2008 (CDT)
How about we first have the pages in english, then if we get new italian editers than they can put sections on the pages in italian. Or we could do an italian version of lgpedia like how wikipedia has other languages. But we would need to know who speaks italian. I don't know. Another thing we could do is have someone post transcript and then someone post tranlation.--Houdini 22:14, 19 June 2008 (CDT)
Well have to see how is tied to the show - if the show is hosted on, it may make sense to have it covered on the lgpedia, but in a segregated italian wiki. how that progresess would depend on how lg15italia progressses. as jonpro suggests, the english lgpedia could probably have a single page on it. I'm sure the C's will give some guidance as the launch approaches. --Milowent 07:56, 20 June 2008 (CDT)
Well, I get the feeling that it's going to be tied in with the LG15 Universe, simply because of Miles' comment of comparing LG15 to the Buffyverse. But hey, guess we'll have to wait for more specific details, no? --Pheon 03:38, 27 June 2008 (CDT)
Pheon! Nice to see you around, man. :)--Jonpro 07:34, 27 June 2008 (CDT)

Has it been confirmed officially? I mean, it was just announced there would be a new show based in America, so is the Italian show false, or are they persuing both series? -R- 19:59, 4 July 2008 (CDT)