TV Comedy Trailblazers Come Together to Create "Skirtchasers" a New Digital Series
January 15, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsLos Angeles, CA. – tello Films announces their latest show, "Skirtchasers," has recently completed filming in Los Angeles. The five part web series was written by James Berg & Stan Zimmerman ("The Golden Girls", "Gilmore Girls", "The Brady Bunch" movies), bringing over 30 years of writing and producing experience to the project. Amanda Bearse will direct four of the webisodes, with Zimmerman directing one. Bearse has over 25 years of directing and producing experience ("MADtv", "Dharma & Gregg", "Jamie Foxx Show"). She is also known for her role as Marcy D'Arcy in the Fox classic comedy, "Married With Children".
"Skirtchasers" stars, Elizabeth Keener ("The L Word", "My Generation") as Robyn Samuels and Barry Bostwick ("Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Spin City") as her estranged father, Damien Samuels and Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties", "Young and the Restless") as her divorced mom, Lilah. Robyn is freshly single after a break-up with her long time girlfriend the day before their wedding. As Robyn deals with mending her broken heart, she realizes her issues delve further than her issues with commitment; they go way back, to her father. After the split of her parents, her best-selling novelist father, remarried a much younger woman, and became a father again, abandoning Robyn.
Distributed by tellofilms.com, "Skirtchasers" is produced jointly by Baker, Bearse, Keener, Bostwick and Zimmerman. Stan, Jim and Amanda are no strangers to LGBT content. Bearse was one of the creators of Logo's "The Big Gay Sketch Show" and directed all of their episodes. Zimmerman & Berg wrote the infamous lesbian "Kiss" episode of "Roseanne".
"There is a new media landscape that I'm thrilled to explore and I'm very glad to be doing it with my friend Stan Zimmerman and working with a company like tello with their focus on content for the lesbian community" said Bearse. Zimmerman and Bearse appeared on the Sean Hayes produced Bravo reality show, "Situation: Comedy".
Known for "Nikki & Nora" and "Kiss Her I'm Famous," this new web series will be joining an astounding list of other well-known series on the tello Films website.
"I am extremely excited to be bringing this new series to life," said Christin Baker, co-founder and CEO of tellofilms.com. "James and Stan's writing is phenomenal and targets the exact kind of audience tello is all about. Not to mention the amazing actors that have been drawn to this material."
In addition to Elizabeth Keener, Barry Bostwick and Meredith Baxter, the cast of "Skirtchasers" includes Katie Walder ("How I Met Your Mother", "Mad Men"), Tangie Ambrose ("In Plain Sight"), Jessica Lu ("Awkward"), JJ Totah ("Jessie"), Valerie Ortiz ("South of Nowhere", "Hit the Floor"), Shaughn Buchholz ("Scrubs"), Brandy Howard ("The People's Couch") and Clementine Ford ("The L Word").
"When I read the script, I instantly responded to it." said Elizabeth Keener, lead actress of the series. "The light-hearted humor, mixed in with the relatable family drama, I think is what's going to captivate audiences."
"Skirtchasers" is slated to hit spring of 2016 with new episodes only available on tellofilms.com's premium section.
About tello Films
tello Films produces and distributes innovative, high-quality web series with a lesbian focus. We believe in telling authentic stories about people whose lives are often ignored or marginalized. tello creates web series specifically for the lesbian/queer community. Meaning that lesbian/queer characters are front and center. We love lesbians and we don't feel that there are enough stories about us. At tello, we create new web content that is intelligent but fun, timely but classic, and tasteful yet sexy. Providing a whirlwind of classic ideas from a lesbian perspective, brave and challenging content with a lesbian twist.