Monday, November 17, 2008

58 pages in 6 days

Saturday we finished our schedule shooting. We have some odds and ends left but for the most part we finished what we set out to do: 58 pages in 6 days.

Sure we may have hit a few bumps in the road, hopped up on the curb a few times, maybe even took a wrong turn here or there but at the end of the day we got to where we wanted to go.

A great effort by all!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Final Stages of Pre-Production?

I hope so.

Things are slow to develop naturally, throw a delay in there and mid-October quickly turns to early-November. Of course then everything happens all at once. Apparently "hurry up and wait" applies to all phases of production.

I can see a light at the end of the tunnel so hopefully we'll be able to announce some stuff shortly.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

First Round of Auditions complete.

So I booked 4 hours over at the Space Station for auditions then I went about seeing who I could get to show up. I used a few websites. I created a project page Sunday night and when it went live immediately started getting submissions. I didn't invite anyone to the auditions until Mon afternoon (don't ask.) At the time we had 400 submissions (and they are still coming in!) I requested 101 people attend the auditions thinking not everyone would respond and from that not everyone would show.

To make a long story short, we saw 89 of the 101 invited, roughly 88%! On a 97 degree day! In 4 hours! It was intense. Thanks to all that showed and special thanks to Jenni and Daniel. If there was a Geek Squad for auditions they'd be it and I mean that in a good way! Yup was a good day.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

StrikeTV Primer is the first major effort by the Hollywood creative community to create web series’ outside the studio system. All the major unions including the WGA, SAG and DGA have agreed to participate in the project, proceeds to go to the Actors Fund. An actor might do a web series on StrikeTV for the same reasons they might do an independent Sundance type film. In addition they might be pro-union or want to establish a base online.

Two of the larger PR firms in the business to market us to the mainstream media, as well as on the net, across the blogosphere and directly to the Hollywood community. That seems to have started paying off; they got articles in both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.

SAG board members like JoBeth Williams, actors Timothy Dalton, Brandon Routh and Bob Newhart are among some of the actors involved in shows. The writers creating these shows represent such well-known movies and TV shows as Tomb Raider and Die Hard, The Daily Show, The Office, Law & Order, the Child's Play films, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Prairie Home Companion, Lonelygirl15, 30 Days of Night, Ghost Whisperer, 8 Simple Rules, General Hospital, Star Trek: Next Generation, King of Queens and the Bob Newhart Show, among many others.

A premiere event that essentially will serve as upfronts is being planned. This will surely be a great networking opportunity, as these shows will surely have the attention of the industry as well as all the newly created Digital Studios and Venture Capitalists.

Right now the site is in beta:

Friday, September 26, 2008

Welcome to the Neighborhood Watch Production Blog!

Check here for news, updates and announcements on the upcoming web series: "Neighborhood Watch."

Four single women who reside in the same apartment complex experience life and love in today’s world. The seemingly perfect living arrangements are anything but as unknown to them, not only is every aspect of their lives being monitored and recorded within the complex but other tenants move out with no explanation. Friendships will be put to the test and lives forever changed as the truth behind the mystery slowly comes to light.