NEW YORK — Nutmeg (www.nutmegcreative.com) 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 (www.thesmalltimeseries.com) 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.