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THE MIRANDA OBSESION
by Jen Silverman, staring Rachel Brosnahan
Emmy Award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan brings to life a thrilling tale of intimacy and self-invention inspired by one of Hollywood’s most alluring stories of the 1980s. Josh Groban, John Benjamin Hickey, Harry Lloyd, Morgan Spector, and Milo Ventimiglia also star, playing some of the most powerful and famous men of the decade, who fall under Miranda’s enigmatic and captivating spell.
Her name is Miranda Grosvenor, and the telephone persona that she has invented—a desirable, connected, compassionate, power player—is the person she lives to be. But who is Miranda, really? As the relationships between Miranda and the famous men she calls escalate, it becomes clear that Miranda may not be who she says she is and that her game is no longer a game at all.
Set in the glitzy world of 1980s Hollywood The Miranda Obsession stars Brosnahan
as Miranda, along with an A-list cast. By turns enticing and voyeuristic, gripping and empathetic, this complex and nuanced character-driven drama examines the lengths to which we go to achieve intimacy and connection with each other, and the lengths some of us will go to feel something real.
A new scripted Audible Original, The Miranda Obsession, will recount the true story adapted from Burrough’s piece by writer Jen Silverman (Tales of the City) and directed by Tyne Rafaeli. It will be performed and executive produced by Emmy-winning Brosnahan and her production company, Scrap Paper Pictures, with executive producer credits going to Shannon Gibson, Samantha Schlaifer and Olivia Wingate. The project marks the first for Audible under its partnership with Vice Studios and Wingate Media.
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THE GOOD FIGHT (Season 5 - 6)
by Matthew Chauncey, starring Judy Greer and Kim Cattrall
On Meg Everman’s (Judy Greer) 40th birthday, she decides to treat herself to a weekend retreat hosted by SLF-CNTR, a health and beauty lifestyle brand led by celebrated model-turned-wellness-thought-leader, Enid Hargrove (Kim Cattrall). But when the weekend’s itinerary of “spa treatments” begin to seem more like a torture sequence from a Saw movie, Meg suspects that Enid’s apparently eternal youth might have sinister and supernatural origins.
Featuring a stellar cast that includes, Judy Greer, Kim Cattrall, Jane Lynch, Aparna Nancherla, Andy Richter, Hari Nef, Joel Kim Booster, Laci Mosley, Jackie Hoffman, Annaleigh Ashford, Ashley Park, Matt Oberg, Josh Ruben, Jessica Chaffin, Misty Monroe, Richie Moriarty, Marieve Herington, and Katie Hartman.
Produced by Audible Originals and Team Coco, Self Center was written by Chauncey, Julie Greiner, Keerthi Harishankar and Agathe Panaretos, and directed by Tyne Rafaeli.
Created by Matthew Chauncey (What If…), Self Center tells the story of Meg Everman (Greer), who decides to treat herself to a weekend retreat hosted by model-turned-wellness-thought-leader Enid Hargrove (Cattrall) on her 40th birthday. But what’s supposed to be a luxurious, spa-filled getaway quickly turns into one Saw-like torture after another, with Meg suspecting that there may be sinister (and even supernatural) motives behind Enid’s “eternal youth.”
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KEEP THIS FAR APART
We The Women
Directed by Whitney White & Tyne Rafaeli
Written by Ming Peiffer, Jihan Crowther, Joanna Castle Miller,
Gina Young, Anna Ziegler & Tyler English-Beckwith
London New Wave Film Festival - WINNER (Best Web Series/Pilot)
New Filmmakers NY - FINALIST
Stockholm City Film Festival - FINALIST
Independent Shorts Awards - FINALIST
Birmingham Film & Television Festival - FINALIST
Saint Petersburg Film & Television Festival - SEMI FINALIST
New York City Film & Television Festival - QUARTER FINALIST
NICE International Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION, Nominations for: Best Visual Effects, Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Antoinette Crowe-Legacy)
Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION
Toronto International Women Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION
SoCal Film Awards - OFFICIAL SELECTION
Frostbite International Indie Fest - OFFICIAL SELECTION
New Haven International Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION
Unrestricted View Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION
Seoul Webfest - OFFICIAL SELECTION
SoCal Intn'l Filmmakers Festival - HONORABLE MENTION
Imagine This Women's Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION
Miami Indie Film Awards - OFFICIAL SELECTION
When the pandemic shut down Los Angeles’ theaters, Samantha Ressler and Nathalie Love were faced with a problem. Ressler and Love, actors who have worked in all facets of the theater world, pride themselves on their resourcefulness—they’ve been producing grassroots theater events in New York and Los Angeles and
donating substantial proceeds to local organizations since they started We The Women, a nonprofit theater company, in 2016. But the pandemic threatened the core of the duo’s mission—to build community for women in the performing arts through intimate live performances. Rather than hunker down until conditions improved, Ressler and Love launched a project that they hoped could both transcend and encapsulate the eerie isolation of the moment. The result is Keep This Far Apart, a digital anthology of short plays painstakingly directed and filmed via Zoom by a selection of the theater’s rising stars. The six-episode production (directed by Whitney White & Tyne Rafaeli, and written by Ming Peiffer, Jihan Crowther, Joanna Castle Miller, Gina Young, Anna Ziegler, and Tyler English-Beckwith) has been making the rounds on the film festival circuit, and premieres today on Interview.
Read full Interview Article here