ALMOST done with filming the first season of NEXT, the Webseries!! What a fabulous, energizing, frustrating, fun, creative, tiring, inspiring, educational process/experience! Phew! I think it’s good that I didn’t know much about producing a series before I went in to this because, well, I’m not sure I would have done it. Don’t get me wrong…I’m thrilled I’ve done this and I think it is going to be a really good series, but there is a whole lot I don’t know about producing.
There’s getting the idea off the ground, getting a script, raising money, hiring cast and crew, organizing everything, feeding people, finding locations, working out schedules, keeping schedules on time, wardrobe, make-up, continuity, handling problems and safety just to mention a few categories. For us, most has gone smoothly, thankfully. We have an incredibly good crew and a very talented cast for which I and my co-producers Anne Hallinan and Lisa Marie Newton are forever grateful. It really is about picking the right people to work with and delegating!
We have one more day of filming then the editing begins. We plan to have a premier showing of our first episode in November, 2014 at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Stay tuned for more details. I can’t wait to see it!!!