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ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE webseries concludes!

100 episodes. 2.6 million views. Thousands of comments. It was such a great ride. So happy that people liked ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE, and that Youtube has google translate. ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE, the German webseries I created, concluded this month. Eager to find out what happened with Annette, Maria, Henry, and Arne? Fortunately, I’ve got the synopses for you in English.

Not caught up? Check out the first episodes here, the second batch of episodes, and the penultimate list of episodes here. All set? Here’s how it all played out:

Episode 75

Jenny urges Annette to delete the illicit videos, but Annette doesn’t want to give Maria the satisfaction.

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Episode 76

Annette has to go into the Grimms and tries her best to avoid Maria and ends up in an awkward situation.

Episode 77

The lights go out, Annette and Arne are left alone… he starts telling a ghost story… and then…

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Episode 78

Graf comes over to return some items, and Annette insists she’s over Maria and asks about… Henry.

Episode 79

Arne’s back! Sort of. He gives an interview where he denies he had deep feelings for Annette, and also implies that there was another reason he was with her.

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Episode 80

Annette is now convinced everything Arne did and said was a lie set up by Maria, calling him a poor man’s Orlando Bloom!

Episode 81

Annette has a dream of two Marias!

Episode 82

Jenny kicks ass. She backs up Annette who’s trying to take down all copies of the improper video that’s been released in the wild. But there’s one copy she won’t take down…

Episode 83

Jenny pulls herself out of her comfort zone and Annette out of her funk. Annette’s reminded she’s had a sister all along…

Episode 84

Annette struggles to write a letter to Henry, then gets a mysterious Skype call.

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Episode 85

Jenny thinks Annette should either call Maria or let her go. What does Annette think?

Episode 86

Annette finally sends a video to address the elephant not in the room: Maria. Why did she do what she did?

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Episode 87

Maria replies! She’s been bored out of her mind without Annette. Can they get back together?

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Episode 88

The Grimms have published Annette and Jenny’s fairy tale. Is Annette now done with vlogging?

Episode 89

Henry replied!! And he wants to meet! Has he forgiven her?

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Episode 90

The Grimms make a mess of Annette’s story, while she gets ready to go meet Henry.

Episode 91

Henry is back and #teamhenry is on fire! Henry admits everything he’s done wrong, including believing Maria.

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Episode 92

Henry finds Annette out, and Jenny takes the opportunity to interrogate him about his “story” regarding Arne.

Episode 93

Annette and Henry’s relationship seems to be going well. Except they haven’t kissed!

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Episode 94

Annette is happy! Who knew this was a thing? She’s been offered a job, everything is easy with Henry, and best of all, she doesn’t have to participate in Maria’s wedding planning.

Episode 95

Jenny passed her bar exam, and Annette threw her a party. Henry and Annette are getting along great… and then her and Arne’s song comes on…

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Episode 96

Arne has written a new song, and Henry catches Annette listening to it.

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Episode 97

Graf called off the wedding! But is Annette ready to forgive Maria?

Episode 98

Arne’s got a letter for Annette that Henry doesn’t want her to have. What’s going on?

Episode 99

Annette shares what happened with Henry. What’s next for Annette?

Episode 100

Last episode! Annette has packed and says goodbye to everyone who had an impact on her, one way or another, and Maria has one more surprise.

Thank you for everything!

Congrats to the cast and crew, and thanks to everyone and the fans for a great run!

Remember, even if you don’t know German, you can watch by turning on Closed Captioning and changing the Youtube settings to auto-translate. You can also follow along on their social media sites and use the magic of Google translate:

https: //www.facebook.com/AllesLiebeAn …

https: //www.instagram.com/allesliebea …

Annette’s Tumblr: https: //allesliebeannette.tumblr. com /

Maria’s Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/mariahaxtha …

Arne’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nurarne/

Graf’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realgraf/

Jenny’s Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/jennyhuelsh …

Enjoy and spread the word about ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE to all your German-speaking friends!

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Henry comes in & ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE continues

The webseries I created, ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE, has been streaming on Youtube for over a month and a half! Check out this resume of the first episodes if you haven’t seen them yet. The series, developed for German broadcaster MDR and Funk, cracked 15,000 subscribers this month with the introduction of Henry, who at first completely forgot he’d met Annette and ends up… well, it’s still in progress 😉

If you can understand German, take a gander at the episodes that premiered in the last month:


Episode 7
Her sister Jenny is literally at the point of strangling her, so Annette, fed up, announces she’s moving out to stay with Maria. And so it begins…


Episode 8
Annette moves in with Maria… but it’s not all fun and dancing.


Episode 9
Annette should be writing, but she’s looking through online dating profiles instead.


Episode 10
Annette has yet to write anything at Maria’s. I wonder why…


Episode 11
It’s happening! Annette meets Henry (again), who doesn’t remember her from the Arne concert way back in ep 4.


Episode 12
Henry still doesn’t remember Annette, but he’s figured out there’s a vlog.


Episode 13
Annette and Maria talk smack about Henry, and he overhears. Awkward.


Episode 14
Henry calls Annette Maria’s puppet. Annette hits the beer.


Episode 15
Annette practices music to prove to Henry she’s not Maria’s puppet. Plus, first Arne video!


Episode 16
The gang have a farewell party for Maria’s free time,now that her family’s arranged a job for her at the Grimms. Looks like the only ones really unhappy are Maria… and Henry.


Episode 17
Maria’s sleeping in her work clothes, while Annette plays with a new story, though Henry is still on her mind…


Episode 18
Annette doesn’t get a great review on her story, so she turns to Henry to help her revise…


Episode 19
Annette gets a mountain of notes from Henry, and Maria entertains herself by giving her a strange hairstyle.


Episode 20
OMG, so cute together! No need to summarize the episode, the title is enough: “No more showers and naked running around” ha!


Episode 21
Annette gets a good review — and now Henry is nervous about asking her for feedback on his writing.


Episode 22
Double date & naked? Annette goes on a double date, and somewhere in there is a live model drawing class.


Episode 23
Henry’s poems are terrible; Annette doesn’t know how to tell him. Maria, however, would have no problem.

As always, if you don’t know German, you can still follow along on their social media sites and use the magic of Google translate:
https: //www.facebook.com/AllesLiebeAn …
https: //www.instagram.com/allesliebea …

Annette’s Tumblr: https: //allesliebeannette.tumblr. com /
Maria’s Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/mariahaxtha …
Arne’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nurarne/
Graf’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realgraf/
Jenny’s Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/jennyhuelsh …

Enjoy and spread the word about ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE to all your German-speaking friends!

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Premiered! Webseries ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE is live!

The webseries I created, ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE, premiered at the beginning of the month, and six episodes are up already! Following the friendship, love, and betrayal of Annette Hulshoff, the webseries begins with a rejection from a university: her application revealed too little about her personality. She embarks on a webseries to explain herself, right before she embarks on the most exciting and harrowing time of her life. Based on the life of the eponymous poet, so far the series has introduced Annette and her goal of getting out of her little town, her close friendship with Maria, and Maria’s boyfriend Graf.

This transmedia webseries includes twitter and instagram feeds, not to mention the comments section of the videos themselves. The webseries is a first for German broadcaster MDR Sputnik and funk. Nevertheless, you can watch it auf Deutsch on Youtube here or check out all the videos that have aired so far:


Episode 1
Annette introduces herself and her need to get the hell out of dodge. She also introduces her sister, Jenny, the good girl.


Episode 2
Maria tells Annette to live a little and offers to teach her to flirt it up at an Arne concert.


Episode 3
Annette is stressing over a poem she’s writing, but Maria just wants to head out for the concert. Guess who wins?


Episode 4
After the concert, Annette and Maria get stranded… somewhere?


Episode 5
Annette put up her first poem — and now has to deal with internet comments.


Episode 6
Annette consoles Maria, who’s broken up with Graf… again!

If you don’t know German, you can still follow along on their social media sites:
https: //www.facebook.com/AllesLiebeAn …
https: //www.instagram.com/allesliebea …

Annette’s Tumblr: https: //allesliebeannette.tumblr. com /
Maria’s Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/mariahaxtha …
Arne’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nurarne/
Graf’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realgraf/
Jenny’s Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/jennyhuelsh …

Enjoy and spread the word about ALLES LIEBE, ANNETTE to all your German-speaking friends!

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Writing in Multiple Media at Captivate Conference!

If you think one size fits all when it comes to creating a story for a medium or platform, you’ll get a chance to learn how wrong, wrong, wrong you are this Sunday in Austin at the first annual Captivate Conference. When you’re not learning about leadership from Warren Spector, you can come on by to my presentation with the extremely original title “Writing for Multiple Media.” I’ll be exploring how the medium and the business model impacts the kind of story you can tell, whether it’s games, TV, film, or webseries.  Heck, I might even throw in comics and animation, why not?

Writing in Multiple Media
When: October 6, 2013, 3:30-4:15pm
Where: Palmer Center, Austin, TX
Story is king, but storytelling isn’t a one size fits all proposition. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each medium, or you may alienate your buyers and your audience rather than engaging them.

Come on down! Bring your questions, bring your jeers, and then we’ll all go grab a beer!

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Story 360: Speaking on transmedia in Singapore

In case you didn’t get your fill of transmedia at last month’s NAB  talk, I’ll be speaking on transmedia and webseries next week in Singapore for Transmedia SG 2013.  Wondering how transmedia can up your engagement?  Curious how technology can offer you transmedia gold?  Then check out these sessions if you happen to be in Singapore!

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Day 1, May 28th, 2013
2:30-3:30pm

FORUM SESSION 2: WEB SERIES BEST PRACTICES: FROM CONCEPT TO TRANSMEDIA
Moderator: Christine Weatherup, Producer, Writer, Actress
Matt Enlow, Creator, “Squaresville”
Anne Toole, Writer / Game Writer / Aurthor
Marco Sparmberg, Transmedia Evangelist / Award-winning emerging media producer

Day 2, May 29th, 2013
1:00-2:00pm

FORUM SESSION 4: CONTENT CREATION AND INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES
Anita Ondine, Transmedia Producer / Creative Director, TransmediaNext
Anne Toole, Writer / Game Writer / Author
Siobhan O’Flynn, Transmedia storytelling consultant at NarrativeNow; pluscitydesign.com

Come on down and join the fun.  And if you won’t be enjoying the humidity in Singapore, feel free to ask your burning transmedia questions in the comments below!

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Writing LOST GIRL: THE GAME

Anna Silk as BoThe hit Syfy series LOST GIRL recently launched their first mobile game for iOS and Android, called, plainly enough, LOST GIRL: THE GAME.  If you’re reading this, you’ve already figured out the second part: I was the writer.  Even better, I wrote it with one of the show’s writers.  A TV series that actually cares about a game being in the show’s canon?  True transmedia? Madness! Next thing you know, it’ll be all the rage! At least on Syfy.

Here’s a brief description of the game story:

Something is not right in the City: While the Light and Dark Fae continue to focus on their bitter rivalry, an ancient power is stirring, a great evil that will stop at nothing to step foot again and wreak havoc on the earth, and only you can help stop it!

Lost Girl: The Game is a completely free mystery-style hidden object game based on the hit TV series Lost Girl. Making your way to the famed Dal Riata, a neutral ground and waystation for the supernatural creatures known as the Fae, you are drawn into a tale of intrigue and power.

LOST GIRL is not the first Canadian Syfy series I’ve written a game for. I acted as the first head writer for STARGATE WORLDS, the ill-fated MMOG based on the long-running Syfy series STARGATE SG-1. The Lost Girl game was a lot of fun to work on, because I got to read all the scripts, just like I did working on STARGATE WORLDS.

With STARGATE, DEFIANCE, and now LOST GIRL, which series do you think is next for a game adaptation?

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Webseries: from concept to transmedia at NAB

NAB 2013 in Las VegasInterested in webseries writing, development, transmedia, and distribution? Or just want to hear from hit webseries creators? Either way, you’re in luck, because at NAB next week, you can join me, Bernie Su (LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES, LOOKBOOK), Christopher Kubasik (BOOTH AT THE END), and Matt Enlow (SQUARESVILLE) for a whirlwind tour of the scripted webseries business. It’s all part of the Creative Master series at NAB, the premiere show for broadcast content. So I guess that makes me a creative master.  Kneel before Zod!  Here are the deets:

Web Series Best Practices: From Conception to Transmedia
Date: Wednesday, April 10
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, S220

Spread the word, or follow us on twitter.  Any suggestions for a good hashtag?

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