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Go Behind-the-Scenes on an Independent Film

September 4, 2007 4:08 AM

I have found an online series that I LOVE.

Warner Bros. and RealNetworks are producing an online reality show called “On Set, On Edge.”

It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making and, most interestingly, the financing behind the independent film “Jack and Jill vs. the World.”

The series documents the challenges of indie filmmaker Vanessa Parise to make the romantic comedy, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Taryn Manning.

Each episode is short, probably less than five minutes. Each one also has a true story arc, tension and conflict. (Not a bad idea!)

I especially love the part where Ms. Parise faces the heart-wrenching prospect of having to cut several pages from the script to meet the budget.

Plus, the video doesn’t have any stopping and stuttering. It just works. It works and the content is good. Who woulda thunk?

So check out the first few episodes at www.film.com/onset.

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Comments (1)

janet:

just rented the dvd. luved it. I really liked the extras. the making of the movie and what it takes to bring it all together. Where can I get the whole documentary?

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