It was great to be a part of a female buddy comedy," Dawson continues, "It was even more special to me that Scout & Maggie had an all-female production team. I’m looking forward to seeing this series launch into the world.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
EclectionMedia today announced the release of its brand new web series, Scout & Maggie. Set in New York, it portrays two women in their thirties humorously navigating adulthood and friendships.
Scout & Maggie was developed by an all-female production and creative team and stars Jessica Vera as Scout and Amy Johnson as Maggie. Both Vera and Johnson created, wrote and co-produced the show. They were inspired by a New York Magazine article about Roseanne Barr and her struggles to produce her own show, as well as Louis C.K., and the creative freedom they were able to fight for and achieve.
"It’s really exciting to create and produce a new series in a time when shows like Broad City and The Mindy Project are making their way," said Amy Johnson.
Scout & Maggie also utilizes a cast from diverse ethnic and entertainment backgrounds, "My goal was to create a script for a diverse cast without calling attention to the diversity," says Vera, "These are the types of people you work with on a daily basis and their ethnicity isn’t the story. On top of that, our cast comes from a theatre and improv background and that is definitely on display in the episodes."
EclectionMedia’s Stephanie Dawson produced and directed the opening pilot season. It was created on a self-described, "maiden voyage" budget. "The shoot was challenging, as low budget projects usually are, but ours was an intimate and supportive production, which made it a very fun set."
"It was great to be a part of a female buddy comedy," Dawson continues, "It was even more special to me that Scout & Maggie had an all-female production team. I’m looking forward to seeing this series launch into the world."
Watch all episodes of the show on the Scout & Maggie website: http://www.ScoutandMaggie.com, visit the show’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel. For more information on the full cast and crew: http://www.scoutandmaggie.com/behind-the-scenes.html.
About Jessica Vera (http://www.JessicaVera.net)
Jessica is a native Ohioan, adopted Texan, and full-time New Yorker. She was seen in EclectionMedia’s first web series, "Death’s Door". Recent stage credits include leading roles in: The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana (Amphibian Stage Productions – Named best local production by Fort Worth Star Telegram), The Victim (Midtown Int'l Theatre Festival), Green River (New School guest artist, world premiere). Next up is the world premiere of Don Nigro's A Snowfall in Berlin, from the awesome Nylon Fusion Theatre Company and directed by the associate director of Once on Broadway (March 2014). She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and member of Actor’s Equity.
About Amy Johnson
Amy hails from the great state of Texas where she got her start in theater but found her heart in comedy. She became a member of improv teams Baby Grenade and Surprise Special Guest through the Upright Citizens Brigade, leading to an Indie Cage Match win and performances in the Del Close Marathon. Amy has performed stand up with NYC's The Really Great Enjoyable Hour and Bad Date Great Story. She wrote and starred in the comedy show Essie and Fonda premiering at Lolapolooza. Amy holds a BFA from Texas State University.
About Stephanie Dawson
Stephanie hails from Cincinnati, OH and has worked on television, film and new media projects for several years. Her previous web series "Death's Door" was a 10-part dramatic sci-fi series which is now available on YouTube. Her latest short film "Hypothetically" (2013) was written by Geoffrey Pomeroy and stars Vincent Pastore, Joe Pastore and Mickey Sumner and will premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival this March. She is pleased to be to be a part of the All-Female power team for Scout & Maggie.
About EclectionMedia (http://www.EclectionMedia.com)
EclectionMedia is a full service production company owned and operated by Stephanie Dawson (Producer / Director of Scout & Maggie). The name means: Eclectic Collection of Expression in Media.