Monday, August 21, 2006

The Road to Nower: The Reading

"Well, I'm on the bias on this one, but I thought the reading went great! There were many, many, HUGE laughs. I myself remember having to hold or repeat lines because the audience was laughing over something that came before. Well written, my friend -- what's the scoop with the many producers that were there? And thanks for letting me be a part of such fun! -Clare”

As Clare says, the reading of our sit-com pilot, “Middle of Nower,” went quite well. We received a very positive response from the audience, even from the producer types that were there. Several scripts were taken; so we shall see this week if we get any calls on the piece.

The cast was marvelous; we couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you to all who participated – and for those that couldn’t be there, but sent their best wishes and prayers.

I realize that I have been remiss in relating to my blog community (all three of you) the journey to having such a reading. I’ve been getting the usual questions: "How did you team up with Joel?"

"How did you get folks like Nathan Fillion and Fred Willard in on the development reads?"

"How did you get Clare out of Folsom Prison long enough to perform?"

The answer to the last one is a file in a birthday cake and a bribe to the guard, but for the rest of them, I’ve decided to document the whole journey in the coming days.

So stay tuned!

Just my thoughts,



Anonymous said...

Nice picture of Karen /w Nathan behind. Sounds like a lot of fun was had. I also look forward to hearing how it all "went down".


Thany said...

Ooooh I can't wait!
Thanks for filling in the rest of us!!

Jeffrey Overstreet said...

Very, very cool, Mr. Gaffney. Congratulations.

I've interviewed Fillion before. He's as sharp and witty in person as he was as Capt. Mal on "Firefly." I'm glad he's contributing to this.

Gaffney said...

He is a marvelous actor -- and a generous one. He constantly was helping to make the other actors look good -- without slipping in the professional performance of his own. You can see why he did so well on the ensemble Firefly -- and why he was the natural leader within an ensemble.


Anonymous said...

Sean.. hope the reading went well, it sounds a hoot.Did you tape the reading.. any chance of seeing a snippet?. I met Nathan in July when he came to the UK to attend a fan convention.. he really is the the most charming, friendly and funny guy.. bet you all had a blast, and how nice for him to be working with his Firefly/Serenity co-star Ron Glass.