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on Mar 1, 2009

Over in our Festival Ambassador section, Jason Guerrasio reports from Cinequest, where he sat in on an interesting panel discussion entitled “The Marriage of Television and the Internet.” In the piece Jason relays comments from reps of Intel and Move Networks from subjects like Hulu and emerging internet ad models, but he also reports on an independent filmmaker who is making real money online where others have failed.

From the piece:

One filmmaker during the Q&A pointed out his success on the Web. Christopher Cannucciari, who has is debut feature premiering at Cinequest, New Brooklyn, talked how his Web series, Great Depression Cooking With Clara, is making him a good chunk of change, and attention. “After putting ads by Google on the page I started making money overnight,” he said. The Web series, which highlights his Sicilian grandmother making meals from the Depression era while telling colorful stories, has been highlighted on numerous food blogs and Cannucciari was recently booked on Good Morning America.

I met Cannucciari last night, and he told me Rachel Ray wants him on her show and he’s pitching the series to The Food Network.

For more on the panel, click on the link above.

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