Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cast of Wigs on The Daily

Check out this video of Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Caitlin Gerard and the creators of the web series WIGS Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia talking to The Daily.
WIGS premieres today on YouTube with “Jan”.

CBS doesn’t pick up Widow Detective

Ahead of this Wednesday’s network upfront presentations, sadly CBS has not picked up Widow Detective, the drama pilot starring alongside Jennifer John Corbett and Paula Marshall. Instead CBS is going for ‘Made in Jersey’, ‘Elementary’, ‘Golden Boy’ and ‘Vegas’.
More on the new CBS line up on Deadline.com and Variety

Jennifer Beals talks about Hollywood’s treatment of women

On an article about WIGS for Buzzfeed.com Jennifer tells about Hollywood’s sexism and crappy treatment:

Jennifer Beals (The L Word), who stars in one of the WIGS series, says she’s often been criticized for making small suggestions to a male director on a recent shoot for a Hollywood studio production. “I said to the director, is this going to cut together with my coverage? And they said back to me, ‘Wow don’t you worry your pretty little head about that.’ And I said, go f***yourself.'”
But now that they’ve gotten a taste of what the possibilities for women actors are outside of the Hollywood machine, will these women be able to return to Hollywood’s crappy treatment? “You can go back,” Beals said. “But you go back with a stronger voice, and you say what you really think. And you say, well Jon Avnet would let me do this. It’s really empowering.”

Read the full article here Stars Give The Finger To Hollywood And Flock To YouTube

Jennifer Beals at the YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation

Jennifer attended the YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation  at the Beacon Theatre in New York last night to promote WIGS, the new web series of short films and documentaries  exploring female characters that was announced yesterday http://www.jennifer-beals.com/news/2012/05/jennifer-beals-stars-on-the-innovative-new-youtube-channel-wigs/

Filmakers of the series Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia together with actressess Sarah Jones, Julia Stiles, Virginia Madsen,  Caitlin Gerard  and Youtube content boss Robert Kyncl joined Jennifer at the presentation.

Jennifer Beals stars on the innovative new Youtube channel Wigs

Jennifer Beals is among many stars starring on the new digital channel Wigs created by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia, producing high-end, original, scripted series, short films and documentaries exploring female characters.
The series will launch on May 14th. The first WIGS series is “Jan,” written and directed by Jon Avnet. The cast includes: Caitlin Gerard, Virginia Madsen, Stephen Moyer, Kyle Gallner, Laura Spencer, Iddo Goldberg and Jaime Murray.