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Chronicles of Julie

I saw a post on Craigslist today looking for production assistants and crew members for a web-based TV show that will begin shooting in the area this spring. Intrigued, I dug up a bit more info.

Here's how the show's Web site describes the series, which it compares to both Weeds and The Sopranos:

"The Chronicles of Julie is a web-based T.V series centralizing around Julie and Bobby Winters (brother and sister, Julie age 24-30, and Bobby slightly older).This is an ensemble cast with various roles and age ranges of mid twenties to 50 and older...The show is a little bizarre and 'random.' Basically it is about Julie, who has mafia connections from an incident that happened while she was in high school, and the story centralizes around her and her brother’s lives, and a little bit on the mafia side. She is not in 'the mob': but is part of the 'family'."

Reached by email, the show's 27-year-old creator Justine Lynn says that she "had the idea for this series as a full length movie almost 8 years ago. I could never finish a final draft because I just had so many places to go with the characters that 2 hours would not be nearly enough." So she found some local writers to help create dialogue and episodic plot. "Although I have created the characters, and a majority storyline, my team has really made it their own and I am so blessed to have them aboard. I am very impressed at how the characters have grown in such a short time."

Now, after a casting audition to be held in Portland on February 20 (that's next Wednesday; time and location TBA), she'll be ready to start shooting. Lynn hopes to have the first episode available for online viewing by June.

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