Sandra Bernhard Reunites With "Roseanne" Writers Zimmerman/Berg For Tellofilms Webseries "Secs & Execs"

September 17, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
September 17, 2016 - Sandra Bernhard (Sandyland on SiriusXM) just completed filming tellofilms' new comedy series "secs & EXECS", created by James Berg & Stan Zimmerman. Zimmerman directed all 6 webisodes. Bernhard worked with Zimmerman & Berg on the classic sitcom, "Roseanne". They penned the infamous "lesbian kiss episode", which they were nominated for their second WGA award for Best Writing. Other credits include "The Golden Girls", "Gilmore Girls" and both "Brady Bunch" films.

"secs & EXECS" cast many actors from Stan and Jim's past. Bernhard's daughter is played by Natalie Dreyfuss, from their Lifetime sitcom "Rita Rocks", Olivia d'Abo ("The Wonder Years") who won acclaim in Stan's stage production of "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", Mindy Sterling ("Austin Powers") has been directed by Stan in three plays and Bayne Gibby ("Enlightened") who guest starred on "Rita Rocks". Rounding out the company are Parvesh Cheena ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), Miguel Pinzon ("Mystery Girls"), Travina Springer ("Valentine's Day"), Matthew Smith ("America's Next Top Model") and Daniela Bobadilla ("Anger Management").

"secs & EXECS" is set at Kathletics, a women's wear comedy owned by Bernhard's character, Kath Fairchild. The series follows four bosses and their assistants, shifting POV's between the two, very diverse sets of co-workers.

This series marks Zimmerman/Berg's second series for tellofilms. They recently created "Skirtchasers", a five part series starring Elizabeth Keener, Barry Bostwick and Meredith Baxter, which is currently streaming at Z&B's agent, Roy Ashton/Gersh is shopping it to networks as a full half hour series.

"Stan and James have been part of such iconic tv series and their writing for women is so smart and funny that I had to collaborate with them again.", Christin Baker, President of tellofilms. "secs & EXECS" is set to premier January 2017.

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