Warner Bros. Digital Networks unveiled Stage 13 Friday, an original digital content brand showcasing new voices through scripted and unscripted short-form series. Stage 13 has produced 11 new series that will roll out via YouTube, Facebook and Stage13.com. Below is a sampling of the first crop, set to debut in October:
Lipstick Empire, an unscripted series following make-up moguls Lora Arellan and Dana Bomar—co-founders and CEOs of cult brand Melt Cosmetics.
Marching Orders, chronicles the Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University, considered the country’s best. This unscripted series follows the incoming class trying to keep the band’s legacy alive, with band director Donovan “The Devil” Wells living up to his nickname to make sure they do.
Futuristic, Reverie, Sean Brown and Trinidad James—four of hip hop’s most exciting, yet unsigned, emerging artists—are the subject of Independent. Stage 13 shadows the foursome as they chase the musical dream without the ties of a major record label.