UnCorked - A Web Series

Los Angeles, California | Series

Comedy, Satire

Laura Carson

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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We are so grateful to our donor support! WE HIT OUR GOAL ON SEED AND SPARK! If you feel like you missed the boat, there's still room at the party!! You can support UnCorked in post production! Email us at [email protected]!

About The Project

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Mission Statement

We are a group of six female creatives committed to producing opportunities for women in the entertainment industry. We are dedicated to creating and telling female driven stories while giving opportunities to those under-represented in Hollywood.

The Story

UnCorked is the story of the ladies of a Jane Austen Book Club who, tired of making lemonade in crystal pitchers whenever life gives them lemons, decide to make something even tarter and sweeter: porn. Tasteful, elegant porn, made with their needs in mind, which have been ignored for far too long.

 

Last June we were staying late and drinking wine after a meeting and bemoaning the lack of quality roles for women when we realized we could bitch about it or we could do something about it. Several working meals, brainstorming sessions floating in the pool, and cases of wine later, the idea for UnCorked was conceived, fleshed out and realized. In the course of writing and producing the first six episodes, we’ve fallen in love with these characters—flawed, messy, complex women who are more like us and the people we know than what we’re encountering on screen. We’d love your help with the funds to shoot the remaining episodes of our first season.

 

UnCorked is produced by, written by, directed by, edited by and stars women. We’ve run the writers' room as a collaborative team without a lone showrunner. We broke the story together and took lead on our own episodes. We are putting the lie to the myth that there is room for only one woman in the room and that all others must be viewed as competition. Our credo is to reach out to, empower, and employ other women in positions which are underrepresented in the entertainment industry.

 

Here’s a hint: everyone you know (unless you hang with a bunch of asexual people, which if you do, cool, no judgment) thinks about sex. The idea that sex, desire, and love are the sole purview of the gorgeous, the young, and the thin is quite frankly, a load of bunk. We’re calling shenanigans on that. (Sorry if you just thought about your grandparents, but you know they did it.)

Wishlist

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Music

Costs $1,200

Nothing adds that little something extra to your project than just the right music to set the tone.

DP and Camera

Costs $2,500

We are shooting on a top-of-the-line Black Magic camera.

Sound

Costs $1,700

Great audio makes all the difference.

Gaffer and Lighting Equipment

Costs $2,000

Gotta have great lighting

Craft Services

Costs $600

Comedy makes us hungry.

Props

Costs $500

Vibrators aren't cheap...

Wardrobe

Costs $500

We've got some specialty items we just couldn't find in our own closets.

Editing and Color Correction

Costs $2,500

Gotta put the puzzle together.

Location Fees

Costs $1,000

Debbie's house can't be everything...

Insurance

Costs $1,500

Always use protection.

Publicity

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About This Team

Mandy June Turpin, Producer/Writer and "Rosemary," has worked exclusively in the entertainment industry for the past 20 years, holding positions in producing, casting, talent management, acting, and teaching. Some of her producing credits include the web series “Tumbleweed” for Machinima, the award-winning short Exit Interview in addition to several independent features in pre-production. Casting credits include Warner Brothers’ Orphan, Dark Castle Entertainment's The Factory and independent features such as Powder Blue starring Forrest Whitaker plus several television projects.  Acting credits include feature films Atlas Shrugged Part 1, The Perfect Family starring Kathleen Turner and A Sunday Horse with Nikki Reed and Ving Rhames.  Her television credits include recurring roles on "Nashville," "Rebel," "Twisted," and the upcoming series "Heathers" for TV Land, as well as guest star roles on "NCIS," "The Closer," "Burn Notice," "Bones," "House M.D," "Lost," "24," "Criminal Minds" and over thirty other shows. Mandy holds a degree from UCLA in Theater, Film and Television.

  

Laura Carson, Producer/Writer and "Diane," is an actress, writer, and filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in the creative arts.  In addition to performing in several plays in New York and Los Angeles, she has had two of her short plays, "Picking Up the Pieces" and "Suicide Phone," produced in NYC.  She recently wrote and acted in the short film, Dime Short, about a down-on-his-luck realtor and the diner waitress of his dreams. Her film and television credits include "American Crime," "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders," "Drop Dead Diva," "Grey's Anatomy," "Gilmore Girls," Bruce Almighty, and Highly Functional with Bruce Campbell.  She has a B.A. in Theatre from the College of William & Mary and is a former member of the Apprentice Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

  

Lisa K. Wyatt, Producer/Writer and "Gwen," is a veteran actor, writer, and director most recognized for her recurring role on “The Office” as Kevin’s sweet girlfriend, Lynn. Her films include four with Richard Kelly, The Box, Southland Tales, Donnie Darko and Visceral Matter, as well as The Crazies, Internet Famous, Legally Blonde, and American Dreamz. Her television guest star/recurring work includes “Mad Men,” “The Crazy Ones,” “Granite Flats,” “Major Crimes,” “Bones,” “Shameless,” “The Suite Life on Deck,” "My Name is Earl," and over thirty other shows. She has helmed several short films and numerous plays, including the New York and Los Angeles premieres of “The Grass Was Never Greener.” A produced playwright, she is a regular storyteller at The Story Salon. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre and Math from St. Olaf College, is an Active Member of The Television Academy, and coaches at The Garage Acting Workshop.

 

Debbie Pollack, Producer/Writer and "Julia," has been in the entertainment business for close to 40 years. She holds a degree from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Televison. She also attended Carnegie Mellon University for three years until she landed her first role Off-Broadway as an original cast member in "Big Bad Burlesque" at the Orpheum Theater. Debbie has appeared at numerous regional theaters and civic light operas throughout the country.  She is internationally recognized from the iconic John Hughes 1980s film, Sixteen Candles.  Her film and television credits include "Casual," "American Horror Story," "Criminal Minds,"  "Desperate Housewives," and the award-winning short, Don't Tell Mom and Dad.  Debbie teaches at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

 

Tiffany Jeneen, Producer/Writer and "Cheryl," is an actress, improviser, writer, and producer, from Kingsport, TN. She got her start performing improv at Whole World Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, she’s been cast in several television shows and national commercials. She has also worked in casting on numerous commercial campaigns including Milk, and Freecredit.com and television shows, including "The Wanda Sykes Show" and "Talkshow with Spike Feresten."  Her improv credits include "Thank God You're Here" with David Alan Greer. She received her B.A. from Tennessee State University.  Currently, you can catch her recurring on HBO in "Ballers" alongside The Rock and Rob Corddry and performing musical improv at Impro Theatre. She is an Active Member of The Television Academy.

 

Christina Donnelly, Producer/Writer, keeps her sanity and sense of humor by finding creative release as a visual artist, award-winning photographer, published poet, and more immediately, as a burgeoning screenwriter with a number of projects in pre-production. UnCorked marks her first venture into the world of episodic short-form content and she is thrilled to be collaborating with such a talented, passionate, and endlessly entertaining group of Women Who…

 

Ali Chen, "Eva," is an actor, improviser, writer, director, and producer. She can be seen most recently in the film War Dogs, on television in "Shameless," "Castle," "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life," and on stage improvising long form at iOWest, The Second City Hollywood, The Pack, and various stages throughout Los Angeles. Ali shares her quirky version of Midwestern ethnic comedy with the world in her writing and producing seen in the internet television series L.A.beer.

 
 
 

 

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