WBTV Press Release for New Show "Exposed"

I know we JUST wrapped shooting the next round of "Pink", but there's no time to rest. Our next show "Exposed" for Warner Bros. Television is in pre-production and will shoot in early summer.

Here's a snipet from a press release put out today...

“We want to continue the Warner Bros. tradition of authentic voices creating compelling programming for this new digital canvas,” said Craig Erwich, Executive Vice President of Warner Horizon Television, who also oversees TheWB.com on behalf of the Studio. “The office water cooler has moved, and fans of TheWB.com can instantly engage with our content and interact with one another through the site, through the Facebook application, or on their own web sites and blogs. We are working with some of the finest talent in our business to create powerful and innovative programming that will fuel this community.”

TheWB.com will feature an exclusive slate of original series from creative talent such as director/producer McG (the upcoming “Terminator 4,” “Supernatural,” the “Charlie’s Angels” films) and writer/producer Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “Chuck,” “The O.C.”), among others, launching on the site within the first year. All original content for TheWB.com will be released under the Studio 2.0 banner, WBTVG’s division for original digital programming, both live-action and animation, created for broadband and wireless.

McG is partnering with production team Big Fantastic (“Prom Queen”) on “Sorority Forever,” an innovative mystery/drama that peeks behind the walls of one of the most intriguing secret societies in the world: the sorority. Separately, McG is also teaming up with the creators of the hit Internet series “Pink” on “Exposed,” a thriller about a college student haunted by a hidden past and trying to remain undercover.


Read the entire release here.

Craig Erwich is the studio exec we work for along with the folks at McG's company. Pretty fun stuff!

-Blake

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PLEASE VOTE for PINK!

We need your help! PLEASE VOTE for "Pink" at the Webby's "People's Voice Awards"...We've dropped to 3rd Place!!!

http://pv.webbyawards.com/

You have to register but it only takes a few seconds.

Thank you!

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Whew! PINK 2.0 Shoot Wrapped

We wrapped production on PINK 2.0 last night. Cast and crew did a great job! Here are a few stills from the last week...










































































I'll post more info soon. Right now trying to get caught up on sleep!

-Blake

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PINK 2.0... First Week Shoot Done!

Wrapped our first week of shooting for the next round of "Pink" episodes on Saturday. Had a very smooth week. We shot all of the "Adult Nate" scenes with lead Natalie Raitano. I really hope the second week goes as well.

Here are a few pictures from the week...

















Will give a detailed report once we wrap the entire shoot.

And please don't forget to VOTE for "Pink" at the Webbys People's Voice Awards!

-Blake

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So you wanna work in the movie biz?





Saw this today online in PARADE...

George Clooney may earn $20 million per movie, but he's a rarity. Overall, the median wage for actors in the U.S. is less than $12 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As for the rest of the crew, they're clearly doing it for the glamour, not the money.

The median wage for a movie or television writer is just $5,000 a year.

A costume designer or makeup artist can earn more than $2,000 a week. But since work comes on a project basis, year-round employment is not guaranteed.

Production assistants typically earn just $8 an hour.

TV show directors can earn upward of $35,000 for a single one-hour episode -- if they hit it big.


We start principle photography tomorrow morning on the next round of "Pink" episodes. Shooting 25 more over the next two weeks.

BTW, I'm the director and actually make less than $8 an hour. Pretty glamorous, huh? :)

-Blake

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PLEASE VOTE for PINK!!!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

What are you voting for? Well, PINK is up for a "People's Voice Award" at the Webbys too. It's kinda like the People's Choice Awards. The audience votes on it's favorites.

PINK is up for best DRAMA: INDIVIDUAL EPISODE

You vote on the Webby Awards site. You do have to register, but it's quick and painless. Please help us out and go vote!

Thanks!
Blake

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"PINK" Nominated for a 2008 Webby Award!

Just found out "PINK" has been nominated for a Webby Award in the category DRAMA: INDIVIDUAL EPISODE. Click here to see all nominees in Video Category. Our listing is about half way down page.

The Webby Awards are the the "Academy Awards" for the Internet, so it's a pretty cool thing!

Awards are June 10th in NYC. So fingers crossed!

-Blake

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AFI Dallas Panels

If you're in Dallas and are attending the AFI Film Festival stop by today and check out a panel I'm on...

WEBISODES, SCHMEBISODES
What Happened to Writing for Feature Films and Telelvision?
5:30pm
Co-hosted by Dallas Screenwriters Association
How does Internet distribution affect entertainment writing? Did the writer's strike change anything? Will writers earn income from "non-traditional" media?
Moderator: Elliot Kotek, Moving Pictures Magazine
Panelists: Blake Calhoun, Creator, "Pink"; Jim Hart, Screenwriter; and Brad Keller, Fireside Entertainment


And tomorrow I'm on another one...

THE INDIE PAYBACK REALITY
The Real Truth Behind the Cost, Risk and Prospects for the Independent Film Today
5:30pm
Co-hosted by Dallas Producers Association
This discussion will center on what to know before you start spending your hard-earned cash to make your dream feature film project.
Moderator: Corey Scholibo,"The Advocate"
Panelists: Charles Acosta, Arrival Pictures; and Additional Panelists TBA


I'm one of the "Additional Panelists TBA". :) Check them out if you can!

-Blake

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Who Am I?

I'm a filmmaker who's produced & directed five feature films including the comedy SPILT MILK (available on iTunes), the new horror/thriller PHOBIA (on iTunes) and the action/thiller KILLING DOWN (which you can buy or rent at pretty much all the usual places).

I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.

Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.

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