Friday, October 21, 2016

‘Best Thing You'll Ever Do’ Premieres, Inspired by Experiences of Creator Monica West

Best Thing You'll Ever Do premiered at the recent Brooklyn Web Fest.
Inspired by the experience of creator, emerging writer and series star Monica West, award winning Best Thing You'll Ever Do captures West’s experience of coming face-to-face with the baby question in her mid 30s.

“For me and I think so many other women, our mid to late 30s is a time when our careers are reaching the place we always dreamed of and we’re finally open to meeting or committing to our partner in life. It feels like the moment life is finally coming together, but we’re laying awake at night worrying about whether to disrupt the whole thing to have a baby before it’s too late,” says West.

Best Thing You'll Ever Do follows the story of hard-working but struggling Mae Murrai who finds herself juggling two dead-end jobs in Brooklyn. Desperate to shake up her unsatisfactory routine, Mae hops a flight to San Francisco Bay Area — and her life changes forever. In a whirlwind, Mae meets her fiancé, Sam, played by Bhavesh Patel (The Good Wife) and puts into motion her dream for a start-up business (based on the real-life linen company Parachute Home and it starts to take off. Mae can’t help but wonder if her life is finally coming together, when suddenly her future husband utters: I can’t wait to have kids with you.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dark Workplace Comedy ‘The Sessions’ Set to Premiere November 1

Grant Kretchik stars in The Sessions.
On November 1, Louise Loves Louise Productions will launch the first season of The Sessions, a dark comedic, workplace web series that follows a group of “eccentric” therapists and their patients at the Illuminated Horizons mental health clinic in NYC.

Never following a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, Illuminated Horizons is proud to employ a roster of therapists who all have different approaches and styles. As a result, the therapists seem to be crazier than their patients. The Sessions’ eight-episode arc goes behind closed doors following each therapist during their intake process, when they first meet their patient and get a general assessment of how to care for them. Several awkward, sweaty, inappropriate “sessions” ensue.

The show is produced by Elba Sette-Camara, Denyse Reed, and Grant Kretchik, who also stars.

“Something that’s continued to stand out to me in the field of psychotherapy is the need for the practitioners to be engaged in their own therapy. I've met therapists that have never been in the other chair but boy did they need to be,” Sette- Camara said. “The process was a dream come true. It was reunited friends from grad school in a positive and fun environment where creativity thrived! Each character is so unique and over the top you really don't know what to expect next.”

Watch the trailer below.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

‘Pride: The Series’ Announces Season 2 Casting and the Addition of Award-winning Director Michael Pomarico

Pride: The Series is gearing up for its second season.
The thought-provoking digital series Pride: The Series has completed casting for its second season. In keeping with its mission to carry a strong and true-to-life message, the Pride team is pleased to announce the additions of Emmy-winner Vincent De Paul (“As the World Turns”), Tony Head (“The Wire”), Melissa Disney (“As Told By Ginger”) and Scott Turner Schofield (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), as well as guest stars Daniella Mendez (MTV’s “True Life”) and innovative artist Tyler Wallach. Award-winning director Michael Pomarico (“All My Children”) has been tapped to direct the second season and veteran entertainment executive John Hyde and Terissa Kelton of Rehab Entertainment have joined as Executive Producer and Producer, respectively. Additionally, two-time Emmy winner and four-time nominee Sonia Blangiardo will act as Consulting Producer. Today’s announcement was made by Pride: The Series creator Dorell Anthony (“General Hospital”). Production will begin October 18th in New York.

“I’m so honored that these strong individuals have joined to round out our team,” commented Anthony. “Their work will add such diversity and depth to the important issues we face on Pride: The Series.”

With a film career spanning over a decade and two consecutive Emmy wins, Vincent De Paul joins Pride as an Associate Producer as well as a cast member. He was seen in the last four years on “As the World Turns” and as Fr. Leonei on “The Bay.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

‘Away From it All,’ a web series based on Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd is a Transmedia Experience!

The first episode Away From it All will be released on October 20.
Breaking with tradition, Away From it All tears through the mold of a traditional Literary Web Series.

Away From it All is a modern adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel Far from the Madding Crowd, told through private and public vlogs.It follows Bathsheba Everdene, Gabriel Oak and Liddy Smallbury in one of the most memorable years of their lives as they defy expectations and live with the consequences of their actions.

When Gabriel’s veterinary ambitions are left in tatters after a serious mysterious incident involving sheep, he moves to a small village named Weatherbury. There he finds Bathsheba Everdene: a girl he once knew as Ellie, who had rejected his romantic advances. She has re-invented herself moving to a new town and buying a local pub against the wishes of her mother and many of the more conservative residents.

As this young entrepreneur struggles to gain a foothold in the community. She must also mature into an adult which means delving into a whirlwind of self-evaluation, friendships, and romantic entanglements.

The story will be told via YouTube videos, private Facebook videos (available on YouTube), Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, emails and even through Gabriel and Bathsheba’s personal mobile phones.
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The ability to look into the character’s phones will be a new way for audiences to delve into the world that Hazel Jeffs, the show’s creator, and her team have created as inspired by Thomas Hardy’s masterpiece.

The phones will be available to explore through a website. The Transmedia element of the story began Wednesday September 28, with the first episode airing October 20, 5:00 p.m. GMT.

Watch the trailer below.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

‘Flying High With Charlie’ Halloween Special Released

A Flying High With Charlie Halloween special is now streaming.
On Thursday, OutliciousTV released a brand new Halloween special for its hit LGBT comedy series, Flying High With Charlie. The series follows a gay flight attendant, Charlie (Brandon Salerno), as he searches for love and the turbulence along the way. Watch this newest episode here!

In this Halloween Special, Charlie and Wendy (Iliana Inocencio) stumble upon a haunted hotel after their flight and meet the very creepy manager, Benny (Timothy Dunn). Zombies attack and hysterical chaos ensues!

Watch below.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Episode of ‘Everything's OK’ Now Streaming

A new episode of Everything's OK is now online.
Everything's OK Episode 4: "Barbecue" premiered today! Watch below.