New Form, a video distribution and production company backed by Discovery, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, just released nine premium, original pilots in their most recent Incubator Series announced today at NATPE, a global marketplace for digital and entertainment content. The newest New Form Incubator features premium scripted concepts from nine emerging creators with large followings, including YouTube’s Alexa Losey (971k YouTube Subscribers), Jonah Green (449k YouTube Subscribers) and MaryDoodles (415k YouTube Subscribers).
New Form plans to showcase a slate of shorts from talented storytellers that are mentored and funded by NF as they develop and produce their original stories from concept to pilot. The aim is to inspire an eventual digital series to debut on a variety of platforms.
“Our goal is to tell great stories, and provide some of the world’s most original, emerging creators an opportunity to share something completely new and exciting with their audience,” said Melissa Schneider, New Form’s EVP of Originals & Development, in a press release. “This round of pilots and creators were selected because they have the right combination of originality, audience scale, creative vision and a passion for storytelling — which is the heart of Incubator.”
JC Cangilla, New Form’s COO added, “Our Incubator program is central to New Form’s success in being the most prolific digital studio. We’re so excited to have an active NAPTE, where buyers across the media spectrum are showing interest.”
These nine Incubators are newly supported by New Form’s original programming series, New Form on Set, which are 2-minute episodes delving into each Incubator’s creative process, giving the audience a sense of what it was like behind the scenes and how they came to life. The episodes can be found on New Form’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
In the past New Form’s Incubator has yielded some of their most successful series. Past Incubators that have sold to series include Streamy winners Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures and Anna Akana’s Miss 2059, as well as YouTube Red’s Single By 30, I Ship It and Mr. Student Body President, which just received an additional 30-epsiode order from partner go90.