Today’s an exciting day because we are about to witness the birth of an original series on Twitter. That’s right folks, today The P@ssionate and The Privileged Twitter series goes live! Ok, so today the WEBSITE goes live and the show premieres in two weeks on Tuesday March 8th at 3pm EST but still that’s very exciting and this highly anticipated show is one step closer to a reality! As far as I know, this is one of the first if not the first scripted drama on Twitter and I for one am excited to see what happens.
In typical soapy fashion there’s a love triangle…actually there are several love triangles, family secrets, murder, intrigue, sex, lies, money and of course passion…LOTS of passion! It wouldn’t be much of a soap without sexy love stories and The P@ssionate and The Privileged has something for everyone.
The shows website (http://www.pandptheshow.com) launches today but season one, episode one premiere’s Tuesday, March 8th at 3pm EST with Episode two taking place just a couple days later on Thursday, March 10 at 3pm EST. That’s right it’s on twice a week and each episode lasts one hour. Another little treat to keep your fix going during the rest of the week is character interaction. During the week when the show is not on, you as the viewer will have the chance to talk directly to the characters. That’s right I said characters, not cast so please keep that in mind. Also, the actors behind the characters will not be revealed right away so expect your favorites from daytime soaps, television, film and Broadway to make an appearance. You might even find a few friends from Twitter voicing a character, you just never know!
Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with Hope Royaltey, season one Executive Producer/Director of the web series Venice, to discuss her exciting new online ventures FlagshipTV, an audience driven online interactive network, and The P@ssionate & The Privileged, the first (to my knowledge) Twitter based Soap Opera. It’s full of your favorite soapy elements with plenty of high society family drama, steamy love scenes and of course the ever present secrets and lies. Surprisingly enough, the one big difference between a Twitter soap and aTV soap is the lack of limitations. The rules are out the door so be prepared for anything and everything including steamy loves scenes from both the straight couples as well as the gay and lesbian couples. This show is kickin’ open the doors to a thrill-ride meant for everyone!
Our friends over at the hit teen webseries “Anyone But Me” are throwin’ a party! It’s a Web-a-Thon, let’s make enough cash to fund Season 3 party! I thought a chat with Rachael Hip-Flores (Vivian) would be a great way to kick things off. The Web-a-Thon starts today at 4:00pm EST at www.AnyoneButMeSeries.com but you can check out my chat with Rachael right now!
Rachael, what is this show for you?
Rachael Hip-Flores: “Anyone But Me” is pretty much the best thing that can happen to an actor. Not only am I working with extremely talented and dedicated people on a regular basis, but I also get to do work that actually means something to a lot of people. For me, it’s a cross between a ton of fun when we’re on set filming (and, of course, the promotional stuff like the Web-a-Thon) and this sort of beautiful sense of…I want to say responsibility, but that’s a too heavy a word…it’s a strange sort of security, knowing that you’re doing something that matters. To be honest, I’m not sure I ever expected that feeling from a career in acting, but I’m certainly thankful that it’s happened!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the web series has opened up the playing field for the often ignored creative masses to realize their dreams of producing content they want to create and speak for the audience’s whose voices are rarely heard. Now is the time to stand up, take creativity into your own hands and build it yourself.
That’s exactly what Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward creators of the teen webseries “Anyone But Me” have done and are continuing to do by debuting a Web-a-Thon to fund Season 3 of their series. Seasons 1 and 2 of the award winning (Webby Honoree, People’s Silver Telly winner, and Streamy Award winning web series) fan favorite were funded by a private investor but Susan and Tina felt it was time to find other means to finance the show. A subscription model was in the running but in the end they decided on taking it to the fans by throwing a Web-a-Thon, a donation program unlike any other.