The PERKS Pilot is launched!
Here's the YouTube link:
or if you prefer blip.tv:
Spread the word! We are live!
And look for the last of the premiums in the next couple... Read more
At the beginning of next week, we'll be readying the CD premiums.
If you haven't sent in your address, this weekend would be a great time to do that.
Our... Read more
The PERKS Trailer is launched
We just launched the PERKS trailer on YouTube.
Thank you for making it possible!
Please watch and re-post!
Hello, Wonderful Backers --
Here's an update on Perks in post-production:
We just finished the picture edit and are sending the pilot off for colorization and the sound edit.
When that's done, we'll gather... Read more
We're shooting the pilot this weekend!
We're shooting this weekend in Manhattan.
Everything is right on schedule.
Thank you for making it possible!
We go into rehearsal tomorrow. Very excited!
We also have a production meeting tomorrow. The crew is complete. Everything is coming along beautifully, thanks to you all!
Here are the casting website... Read more
Kickstarter Campaign Premiums: The Official Thank You
One of the premiums was to post a Thank you on our blog.
Here's the posting:
We officially met our Kickstarter Campaign Goal last week about this time. Backers give donations,... Read more
Noah Zachary Joins the Cast
Last week, Mishaela Faucher, the lyricist on The Perks of Writing a Musical, had a NYC concert of her work called Blame it on the Booze. We were delighted she... Read more
The Ultimate Vote of Confidence
As The Perks of Writing a Musical grew from being a guerrilla project intended to be shot on iphones and flip cameras to ducks-in-a-row full production values with committed locations,... Read more
Meet Two More of Our Talented Company
As the Kickstarter campaign for The Perks of Writing a Musical keeps gaining steam, I wanted to take a moment and thank the two other lovely ladies who helped with... Read more
Gratitude as a Business Plan
I met Chris Wells, one of my Kickstarter mentors recently, and he asked me how the Kickstarter campaign for The Perks of Writing a Musical was going. “Great,” I said... Read more
My Kickstarter Mentors, Mary Burns and Chris Wells, Thank You!
We are in the third and final phase of our Kickstarter campaign, and according to my mentors, we are right on schedule. They said the first part would be inspiring,... Read more
Three Talent Guys Who Sang At Our Recording Session
One of the nicest parts of producing The Perks of Writing a Musical is getting to work with great talent. Last week I blogged about some of the women who... Read more
Sat on a New Media Panel at Tisch this week
I was there to post fliers for crew positions for The Perks of Writing a Musical and get a quote from a former professor for an article I’m working on.... Read more
Three Talented Ladies
Part of the joy that goes with creating a new musical web series like The Perks of Writing a Musical is getting to meet fabulously talent performers. I wanted to... Read more
Our Busy Songwriters
Jason Michael Snow and Mishaela Faucher are the amazing songwriting team on "The Perks of Writing a Musical." They're both having a busy week.
Last Sunday we laid the tracks... Read more
I created a QR Code for our Kickstarter campaign page.
I'm going to post it around town and see how effective it is.
Tin Pan Alley Lives!
The creative team of The Perks of Writing a Musical went to the lofish recording studio yesterday in Manhattan and laid down tracks for "Absolutely Hell," the big song in... Read more
And this from the Grace Notes Blog. It feels like something is building.
Executive Producer/Creator Tom Diggs is pleased to announce Alex Wyse (Mrs. Sharpe, Bored to Death), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Allison Strong (Bye, Bye Birdie), Paul Cereghino (Tony and Tina’s Wedding)... Read more
From Val Brown's Marketing Blog
Val Brown, Marketing and Creative Development Consultant
When discussing plays or pitching projects in film school, the mention of product placement was met with shaming ridicule and disdain. I... Read more
Thanks, Karl! - From his blog.
You know, there are perks to writing a musical. Singing is speaking multiplied. Taking deeper breaths increases the oxygen in the lungs. And what you sing is more believed... Read more
Press Release Posted on Talkin Broadway site!
THE PERKS OF WRITING A MUSICAL
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 03:02 pm EST 02/17/11
PRINCIPAL CASTING COMPLETE FOR
“THE PERKS OF WRITING A MUSICAL,”
A new musical web series
Oprah Winfrey is Following me ...
... on Twitter.
I was one of those people who tried Twitter early on, but when every tweet ended up in my email, I got annoyed and stopped. A few... Read more
Keeping the Buzz Buzzing
When I first started asking Kickstarter mentors for advice, they advised me – first of all - to go for it. It’s a somewhat counter-intuitive process for me. My community... Read more
Everything's Coming Up Arden
When Director Bill Oliver, Songwriters Mishaela Faucher and Jason Michael Snow and I were brainstorming about casting the role of Ms. Pilgrim, the wacky/cool English teacher and grown-up point of... Read more
Making Money on YouTube
We have yet to announce one last Pricipal Cast Member. I can only say that we are talking to a fabulously wonderful funny actress about playing Ms. Pilgrim, the cool/wacky... Read more
The Amazing Alex Brightman!
I am very excited to have Alex Brightman join the cast of "The Perks of Writing a Musical!" Alex lives permanently on the top of my short list of favorite... Read more
Paul Cereghino, A Class Act
Casting's an interesting process. The only thing to expect is the unexpected. No matter how many times you go over photos and resumes, you can't predict the moment the room... Read more
The Beautiful and Brilliant Allison Strong
Casting the role of Courtney was tricky because the actress had to be the object of everyone's affection and admiration, exude a fierce independence and intelligence, carry a profound mystery,... Read more
Meet Wonderfully Wise Alex Wyse
It is with great pleasure that we are announcing Principal Casting this week for “The Perks of Writing a Musical.” After many rounds of auditions and callbacks, we have found... Read more