Hayley, Temp Life, and More
Wow. It’s been about 3 months since my last entry. Where the hell have I been? It wasn’t intentional, but I suppose I was taking the summer off…
Anyway, I’ve been meaning to give an update on The Hayley Project, when this article unexpectedly came out on Tubefilter last night. Since it’s already in “print”, I thought I’d confirm and talk about what’s next for the team at Tailslating.
We’re excited to work with CJP Digital to reboot Temp Life for Spherion, a leading staffing and recruiting firm. Temp Life is a webseries comedy that focuses on Commodity Staffing, a small temp agency, and the wacky and unglamorous jobs that it provides to its staff. We’re also working virtually with Yuri Baranovsky, who created and wrote Break A Leg. I met Yuri at the after-party at the Streamys (don’t I sound cool?), and he seems like a good guy. He also blogs and had some interesting (and controversial) things to say about the death of web series recently. At some point, I’ll probably react to this on this blog. Anyway, Yuri will be writing the new season for Temp Life, and Jato and I will be producing/directing the series. And yes, we plan on finding a spot for Rachel (Yuri, you’re writing her into the script, right?).
As for The Hayley Project…. it’s still in hiatus. I would have loved to announce that Season 2 was green lit, but we’re still working out the financing. And truthfully, there’ s been some loss of momentum over the months as the opportunity for web series financing and sponsorship has dwindled. I’m not saying that it won’t happen, but the likelihood of Season 2 being developed this year is getting small. That said, I remain hopeful that we’ll be able to put something together in the future.
A couple of other notes:
- Another exciting development is that Tailslating Productions will become a WGA Signatory shortly. We’ve been in talks with a rep at the WGA and we just need to sign some papers (well, a lot of papers actually).
- I’ll be a guest on the Streamys Showcase panel at the New York Television Festival on 9/23
- I’ll also be on a new media panel at the Paley Center on 9/30 (this one sponsored by the WGA)
Finally, I wanted to give a quick plug for my friends who created Real Life With Married People (Destin, Celia, and Deanna Russo). Their first season just ended and it sounds like there’s a good chance they’ll re-up for a second one after Deanna is done shooting Gossip Girl. Looking forward to more episodes.