Press Junket for Lauren/WIGS (2012 – 2013)

Film Website

http://www.watchwigs.com/

Synopsis

Season One:  When a soldier (Lauren) reports an assault, she is forced to choose between what she loves and what's right.  Season Two: Lauren attempts to get on with her life in the military, but is harassed and impeded. Stone (Lauren's superior) tries to do the right thing, but is caught between military code and what she may believe is proper. As their conflict escalates, the question becomes: Will the ugly truth see the light of day? (WIGS website)

Director

Jon Avnet and Lesli Linka Glatter

Cast and Crew

Partial Cast and Crew list (from IMDb):

Series Writers
Jay Rodan (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jon Avnet (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Producers
Jacob Avnet … executive producer (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jon Avnet … executive producer (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Rodrigo Garcia … executive producer (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Marsha Oglesby  … co-executive producer (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robert Shapiro  … associate producer (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Nicole Colombie … producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Effie Brown … producer (3 episodes, 2012)

Series Cast
Troian Bellisario … Lauren (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jennifer Beals  … Major Stone (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Bradley Whitford … Milgram (6 episodes, 2013)
Raymond Cruz … Martinez (3 episodes, 2013)
Melinda McGraw … Cynthia (3 episodes, 2013)
Afta Sophia Tully  … Kayleen (3 episodes, 2013)
Simone Moore … Michaela (3 episodes, 2013)
Sam Hennings… Col. Harold (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mike Serlin … Romero (3 episodes, 2012)
Jay Rodan … Doctor / Steve (2 episodes, 2013)
Sean Harmon … Romero (2 episodes, 2013)
Julian Acosta  … Papaderu (2 episodes, 2013)
Ray Haratian … Interpreter (2 episodes, 2013)
Justine Ezarik … Annie (2 episodes, 2013)
Philip Shahbaz … Husband (2 episodes, 2013)
Navi Rawat… Masters (2 episodes, 2012)

 

Series Original Music
Thomas Newman (12 episodes, 2013)
Bob Reynolds (12 episodes, 2013)

 

Series Cinematographers
Denis Lenoir(12 episodes, 2013)
Michael Negrin (8 episodes, 2013)
Nancy Schreiber  (3 episodes, 2012)

 

Series Editors
Lauren Connelly  (12 episodes, 2013)
Zeborah Tidwell (unknown episodes)

 

Series Casting Directors
Richard Pagano  (15 episodes, 2012-2013)

 

Series Production Designers
Tracey Gallacher (15 episodes, 2012-2013)

 

Series Art Directors
Kristyn Ingle (11 episodes, 2012-2013)

 

Series Costume Designers
  Tracey Moulton  (12 episodes, 2013)
  Michael R. Chapman  (3 episodes, 2012)

 

Series Make Up Department
Bret Boreman  … makeup department head (12 episodes, 2013)
Elizabeth Briseno  … additional makeup (3 episodes, 2012)
Robin Siegel … key makeup artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Mary Stultz … key hair stylist (3 episodes, 2012)

 

 

 

Press

Pete Keeley, Jon Avnet and Rodrigo García Bring A-List Talent Online with WIGS, Backstage.com, March, 13, 2013

 

Maggie Lange, Q & A: Rodrigo Garcia and Jon Avnet Break the Mold with Star-Powered, Women-Centric Web Channel, WIGS, Indiewire, May 15, 2012

Other Information:

LAUREN is one of fifteen, original episodic shows about the lives of women featuring well know talent, as well as a collection of documentaries and dramatic short films that can be found on the WIGS Channel on YouTube. WIGS is described on the company website as,

"... the #1 channel for scripted drama on YouTube, brings you high-end, original series, short films, and documentaries, all starring female leads."

WIGS was created and launched in 2012 by award-winning filmmakers, Jon Avnet (BLACK SWAN, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, RISKY BUSINESS) and Rodrigo Garcia (ALBERT NOBBS, IN TREATMENT, MOTHER AND CHILD) , who write and direct many of the episodes and collaborate with a number of well-known actors, including America Ferrara, Rosanna Arquette, Jennifer Beals, Jane Kaczmarek, Virginia Madsen, Anna Paquin, and Julia Stiles, directors, including Ami Canaan Mann, Lee Krieger, Rose Troche, Patricia Cardoso, Kerry Conran, and Leah Rachel, and writers, including Mattie Brickman, Scott Turow, Mitch Albom, and Neil LaBute.

The WIGS scripted series include,

SUSANNA - Written and directed by Jon Avnet, starring Maggie Grace, Anna Paquin, Virginia Madsen (A young woman's life is turned upside down when she is forced to care for her older sister's infant daughter.)

PALOMA - Written and directed by Julia Stiles, starring Grace Gummer, Rhys Coiro, Garret Dillahunt. (A young woman deals with the unpredictability of relationships -- both in romance and in the workplace.)

BLUE - Written by Rodrigo Garcia and Karen Graci, starring Julia Stiles, Uriah Shelton, J.R. Cacia, Mark Consuelos, Wanda De Jesus, Michelle Forbes, Carla Gallo, Brooklyn Lowe, Joel McKinnon Miller, James Morrison, Taylor Nichols, William Petersen, Samantha Quan, Kathleen Quinlan, Holly Robinson Peete, Brian Shortall, Jacob Vargas. (Blue tries to come to terms with her troubled past, just as new problems arise in the present involving Josh's developing romantic interests, his growing curiosity about the identity of his father, and more.)

JAN - Written and directed by Jon Avnet, starring Caitlin Gerard, and featuring Virginia Madsen, Stephen Moyer, Kyle Gallner, Jaime Murray, and Laura Spencer. (Jan handles a camera like a pro. Now if only she can do the same with the seductive actor, her charismatic ex, and her prickly boss.)

AUDREY - Directed by Betty Thomas - Private Parts, starring Kim Shaw, Bobby Campo, Gary Cole and Arielle Kebbel. (A bubbly young woman tries to rise up the ranks in the culinary world, but her appetite for both love and haute cuisine complicates her journey.)

KENDRA -Written and directed by Jon Avnet, starring Sarah Jones. (A post-op nurse experiences the world of the twilight room where painful secrets of her patients under anesthesia are revealed, and the consequences play out.)

CHRISTINE - Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia - Albert Nobbs, In Treatment, starring America Ferrera, Eric Balfour, Gary Dourdan and Martin Starr. (A young woman on a nutty evening of speed dating.)

GEORGIA - Written and directed by Marta Kauffman - Friends, starring Mary Elizabeth Ellis . (A yoga psychotherapist tries to bring some serenity into her clients’ lives, and her own.)

RO - Directed by Patricia Cardoso - Real Women Have Curves, starring Melonie Diaz and William Mapother (A woman's attempt to reinvent herself is thwarted when her past adventures surface at a night of dating.)

VANESSA & JAN - Written and directed by Jon Avnet, starring Laura Spencer and Caitlin Gerard. (A young woman brings her friend to a speed dating event and things go awry.)

RUTH & ERICA - Written and directed by Amy Lippman, starring Maura Tierney, Lois Smith, Philip Baker Hall, Michael C. Hall, & Steven Weber. (A woman struggles with her mother's reluctance to make the life changes necessary in light of her increasing frailty.)

ROCHELLE - Directed by Rose Troche, written by Scott Turow, starring Rosanna Arquette. (An ex-wife seeks revenge.)

LESLIE - Directed by Mitch Albom, written by Mitch Albom & Jesse Nesser, starring Catherine O'Hara. (An actress vying for the role of Mother Teresa sees a chance to play the part in her real life.)

DAKOTAWritten and directed by Ami Canaan Mann - Friday Night Lights, starring Jena Malone, Michael Massee and Jason O’Mara. (A poker player on a short losing streak is invited to a high stakes home game, but the stakes for her son are what matter most.