This week we hit our half-way point on the show Vanity - so what are you waiting for? Oh, to binge watch? Well I completely get that desire. But you'll have to wait until the end of August for that - and the story just gets juicier each week! Here's a way to watch the episodes back to back 1 - 5 so you're ready for what happens this Thursday at 2pm PST.

~ Abbreviated credits ~

Starring

  • Alex Frnka
  • Denise Richards
  • Karrueche Tran

Created & Directed by Bernie Su

Produced by Allison Vanore, Katie Christian, Mike Jones

StyleHaul, Canvas Media Studios, Maybelline

This Thursday (tomorrow) marks the beginning of the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA.  We are lucky enough to be attending and screening SOLO The Series at the festival on Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm.

The festival starts with a Show Creator Luncheon where we will receive our credentials and information about what to expect at the festival.  After getting my passes I'll head home to get ready for the ITVFest Gala that night!

Those in attendance from our show will me (producer & director Allison Vanore), creator & star Jonathan Nail, composer Rob Gokee, cast Michele Boyd, Jason Burns, Amol Shah and casting director Laurie Records.  There will be a red carpet event prior to the Gala: photos and interviews for the cast.  At the Gala I'll be mingling and networking with the other show creators, actors and producers.  We'll be promoting SOLO to the party goers in the hopes that we will fill the theatre for our screening on Wednesday.

Outside of our screening I'm also looking forward to many of the panels/seminars they are hosting.  Saturday there are two panels that I'm looking forward to hearing: Development: Selling Your Show and Building A Career as a TV Writer.  Sunday I'll also attend Representation: Getting That is Half The Battle and The Studio System. Then on Tuesday I look forward to attending Getting Sponsors for your Show.  It will be awesome to hear what the festival has to offer the show creators while we screen our shows and meet each other.

Shows I'm looking forward to seeing at ITVFest: Anyone But Me, Hamilton Carver, Fall of Kaden, Squatters, Cell The Web Series and Going to Pot.  See the trailers here: Page 1 & Page 2.

If you plan on being at ITVFest please let me know so we can meet up!  I'm hoping to hit up a few of the coffee mixers and a few of the night events.

Again, SOLO The Series screens Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm at Laemmle Sunset 5 for ITVFest.  Buy tickets here.

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The Biggest Event Since 1776

Your favorite patriotic web series, SOLO The Series, is launching Episodes 1 - 3 beginning Tues., July 6th on The SOLO Official Site.

Episode 1 - Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Episode 2 - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Episode 3 - Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Don't miss it!  Tell your friends, neighbors, agents, managers, alien abductors and therapists!

About SOLO

Our hero, Scott Drizhal, is chosen to go on a solo, 3 year mission to Mars as part of a reality series. Unfortunately the show is canceled and Scott is now stuck on a round-trip ticket to Mars and back. With no company in deep space other than a smart-ass, artificially-intelligent ship computer (PHAL), his wife declaring him legally dead so she can claim the millions in insurance, a Napoleonic producer whose hubris lands him and the show into Japanese mafia infested waters and a malfunctioning, prototype ship that was never meant to fly to Mars... Hilarity ensues.

Starring Jonathan Nail, Michele Boyd, Jay Caputo, Jason Burns, Amol Shah, and Melissa Dalton.

SOLO The Series Premiere Party, Cinespace, Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 2010 photo by: Alan Heitz

All I can really say is WOW.

The SOLO The Series Premiere Party was off the hook this week!  We had such a huge crowd of postive, supportive and energetic people.  I know Jonathan and I couldn't have asked for more from those who came.  With our cast and crew in attendance to take part in the Q&A hosted by Kristyn Burtt, Michael Nicklin heading up our raffle, Alan Heitz handling photography and both The Web Files and Makin' it Happen camera crews complete with hosts, Kristyn Burtt and Jenn Page, the night was wild!

The beginning of the night was all about mingling and meeting those who we have only met via Twitter and Facebook and seeing those who we have worked with on SOLO and other projects.  It was a like a reunion (though half of those I was reunited with I actually met for the first time that night).  People like Kristyn Burtt, who has probably been at the same events that I have numerous times and who I've conversed with only via Twitter, I was finally able to say hi to and chat with for a few minutes - on camera - for The Web Files.

Actors Ronnie Butler, Tohoru Masamune, Jonathan Nail, Michele Boyd photo by: Alan Heitz

We screened the first three Episodes of SOLO (18 minutes total) and I truely enjoyed hearing the gasps, laughs and applause coming from the packed audience.  Following the screening we had our cast including Creator/Lead Jonathan Nail and I up front for a Q & A.  The overall theme of the night was of support for our craft and of each other.  It was truely an inspirational evening.

Thank you again to everyone who attended.  For those of you who missed the party, don't worry, SOLO The Series will be coming out via the web really soon and something tells me that regardless of the state of the webseries world, we will have enough fan support for the show that it will continue on!

For information on funding or distribution please contact Producers Jonathan Nail or Allison Vanore.  For press inquiries please contact Allison Vanore.

SOLO Producer/Director Allison Vanore, Actor Amol Shah, and Composer Rob Gokee photo by: Alan Heitz

For more event photos please visit our Facebook photo album.

For more info on SOLO The Series check out http://watchsolo.com.

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Okay, Solonauts, signing off!

Allison Vanore, Producer SOLO The Series