Indy Mogul

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Indy Mogul
The Indy Mogul logo.
GenreInterview, review, Build, filmmaking
Created byErik Beck
Justin Johnson
Developed byNext New Networks
Younger Productions
StarringTed Sim
Griffin Hammond
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Running timeApprox. 4–20 mins per episode
Original networkInternet
First shown inApril 16, 2007 – December 16, 2013, May 27, 2016 - Present
Original releaseApril 16, 2007
External links

Indy Mogul is an Internet-based video webcast geared towards independent film-makers. Indy Mogul is hosted on YouTube by filmmakers Ted Sim, Griffin Hammond, and Erik Beck.


On December 13, 2013, Griffin Hammond and Russell Hasenauer announced that YouTube Next Lab had cancelled Indy Mogul and that the final broadcast would take place on Monday The 16th of December, 2013 at 6pm EST.[1]


On January 28, 2019, a video titled 'Indy Mogul is Back!' was released on the Indy Mogul Youtube Channel, announcing the return of Indy Mogul that same day.[2]


Indy Mogul's The Best Short Films in the World received the 2009 People's Voice Award for the Build your own and DIY by the Webby's in the category of "Variety Show".[3][original research?]

The Reel Good Show won Best Variety show at the 2010 Webby Awards.[citation needed]

Relations with the media[edit]

Indy Mogul has been featured on a number of online news sites including CNN,[4] NewTeeVee,[5] MediaWeek,[6] Wall Street Journal,[7] featured on G4[8] and has also won multiple webby awards.[citation needed]

Current and Former Hosts[edit]

Name Role
Erik Beck Creator of Indy Mogul, Former Host of BFX, Eric Builds the Movies, and Q & Erik
Justin Johnson Co-Creator of Indy Mogul, Former Host of Film Fights TV
Ted Sim Current Host
Griffin Hammond Current Host
Russell Hasenauer Former Presenter and Host of "Friday 101," The Live Q&A, and "Moguler Made"
Zack Finfrock Former Host of BFX
Steve Nelson Former Host of Weekend Extra & 4 Minute Film School
Bobby Miller Former Host for the Reel Good Show and The Best Short Films in the World
Jake Strunk Former Host and Producer of Film Fights TV, Creator/Animator of Sunday Preview.
Grace Randolph Former Host and Creator of Beyond the Trailer & Movie Math

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hammond, Griffin. "A Must-Watch Video for Indy Mogulers". Indy Mogul. YouTube. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Popular Filmmaking Channel, Indy Mogul, Has Returned". No Film School. 2019-02-05. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  3. ^ Animation | 2009 | The Webby Awards Gallery + Archive Archived 2009-12-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2013-12-14.
  4. ^ Breaking News Videos from. (2008-04-21).
  5. ^ Improve Your Video, Watch Indy Mogul — Tech News and Analysis. (2007-05-17). Retrieved on 2013-12-14.
  6. ^ Nudd, Tim. (2013-12-09) Adweek – Breaking News in Advertising, Media and Technology. Retrieved on 2013-12-14.
  7. ^ Mount, Ian. (2007-09-15) Online: Video – Retrieved on 2013-12-14.
  8. ^ Videos. (2008-10-30). Retrieved on 2013-12-14.

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