Thursday is the day that the new Digest and Weekly hit the newsstands, and I’m usually there snapping them up so I can read the latest.
Usually, I read something that has me scratching my head – or screaming, “what the hell?” But I read something in Digest that is the BEST thing I’ve heard in a while.
Nine Springfield alumni, including Grant Aleksander, Beth Chamberlin, Fiona Hutchinson, Tina Sloan, Ron Raines, former Head Writer Jill Lorie Hurst, and three former GL producers have joined forces to found a new production company.
The company is called 9after7 Productions, and will be filming La Lumiere, a DVD movie, beginning next month.
I’m super excited about this, not only because I really respect all of these actors and loved their performances on GL so much, but particularly because Jill Lorie Hurst is involved. I don’t think Jill has gotten nearly enough credit for the warmth and strength her writing lent to GL in its final months. I’m excited to see what else will flow from Jill’s pen!
Like Venice, La Lumiere will be financed principally from pre-sales of the show itself. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens – and seeing these folks again, whether it’s TV, DVD or HD!