How ‘Lizzie Bennett Diaries’ Producer Plans to Gamify Live TV

”It’s the collective audience working together or against each other to interact with the content,“ Bernie Su tells TheWrap

Bernie Su, the creator of several Emmy Award-winning interactive web series, is partnering with new video game broadcast network VENN to create gamified television programming.

Su gained notoriety in 2012 for his video adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” called “The Lizzie Bennett Diaries,” which reimagined Jane Austen’s classic love story in the 21st century in the form of fictional social media posts and vlogs, usually filmed from Lizzie’s bedroom. Every ten episodes or so, Su would open the video up to the viewers, with Lizzie (played by Ashley Clements) answering live questions from the audience. The effort won Su the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, and two Streamy Awards.

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