Nutmeg helps produce/post 'The Small Time'
September 28, 2015

Nutmeg helps produce/post 'The Small Time'

NEW YORK — Nutmeg ( is collaborating with First Printing Productions on a new Web series starring LA Law’s Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker. The Small Time premiered on Vimeo and features the real-life couple as Jill and Michael Bernstein, the meddlesome parents of struggling literary agent Ben Bernstein, played by Andrew Rein. Rein co-created and co-wrote the series with playwright Jack Canfora. The team is planning to release eight episodes.

The Small Time ( follows Ben Bernstein in his hopeful but hapless pursuit of the literary world’s next big thing. He digs through mountains of questionable manuscripts and navigates pitches from loopy, out-of-touch authors, all while dodging assaults from his surly assistant and nagging parents, who happen to be the only successful authors he represents.
The pilot was co-produced by Nutmeg and First Printing Productions. Nutmeg’s Rich Jack served as director and 
Carl Vasile was DP. Producers include Brian Donnelly, Shea Pepper, Michelle Scanlon and Laura Vick. 

A Canon 5D DSLR with Canon L series lenses was used for the shoot. Sound Devices’ 633 field mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics 400 series wireless lavalier system, Sanken COS-11D lavalier microphones, a Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun microphone, and Sony MDR-7506 headphones were used for on-set audio. 

Andrew Guastella handled sound design, editing and mixing with help from Paul Bennett on-set for location recording.

Avid Symphony was used to edit the pilot and Assimilate Scratch was used for grading/finishing. Audio mixing and editing was performed in Avid Pro Tools. Izotope’s RX4 was also used for sound processing.