Interview: Howard Webster, Founder, Factory Publishing: Gatecrashing Sci-Fi’s Establishment

imageIt’s a good thing Howard Webster found that old screenplay. Webster, publisher of artsy movie industry photo-mag Factory, had written the bare bones of The Many Worlds Of Jonas Moore back in 1996 but filed the script away, until it fell out of a crate during a house move last year. After having the idea laughed at by many would-be showbiz financiers, Webster decided to produce the rediscovered drama online anyway – and now that it’s been optioned for TV by MGM, Webster, who makes the show in his back garden, says he’s found the template for how web-based entertainment can rejuvenate British television

“I think Jonas Moore is an online trailblazer,” Webster said. “It