The TV Set


1h 27m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Writer Mike Klein has just sold his pilot script "The Wexler Chronicles," a character-driven dramedy inspired by his real-life struggle to cope with his brother's suicide. Lenny is the brash, headstrong president of PDN (whose most trusted advisor is her 14-year-old daughter), and who must approve

Film Details

Also Known As
TV Set, Television Set, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Jesse Cairnie
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Writer Mike Klein has just sold his pilot script "The Wexler Chronicles," a character-driven dramedy inspired by his real-life struggle to cope with his brother's suicide. Lenny is the brash, headstrong president of PDN (whose most trusted advisor is her 14-year-old daughter), and who must approve all of Mike's creative decisions. Mike discovers that the road to a prime time slot is fraught with peril. At the network casting session, Mike's choice of a lead actor is overruled, and he is forced to cast his distant second choice, Zach, whose boy-next-door looks are better suited to Middle America. Also, Lenny has one "small" problem with the script--she feels that the suicide story, the show's main premise, is too depressing for prime-time television. Mike gets little support from his manager Alice, whose constant reassurances seem a little empty. His only real comfort comes from his wife, Natalie. But she has practical concerns--she's pregnant with their second child and knows that if Mike's pilot does not get picked up, he's out of a job. During filming, Zach, who's still struggling to "find his character," becomes preoccupied with his indifferent leading lady, Laurel, which does nothing to help his acting. Lenny, buoyed by the surprisingly strong overnight ratings for her new smash reality hit "Slut Wars," has made up her mind that the suicide has to go and insists on cutting an alternate and more slapstick version of the pilot. Battling ill-health and ill will, Mike wrestles with daily disasters, all the while trying to stay true to his original vision.

Crew

Steve Alterman

Adr Voice Casting

Michael Andrews

Original Music

Michael Andrews

Song

Judd Apatow

Executive Producer

Eric Armao

Craft Service

Susan Bannout

Medic

John W Barbee

Driver

Josie Batorski

Instructor

Melody Bishop

Accountant

Phil Blackaby

Driver

Clint Borden

Best Boy Grip

Susan Boyd

Hair Stylist

Charles Pearson Bradley Iii

Camera Assistant

Uta Briesewitz

Director Of Photography

Amy Britt

Casting

Mark Bryan

Song

David Buckley

Costume Supervisor

Dan Burks

Set Production Assistant

Al Burton

Driver

Roger Byrd

Driver

Jesse Cairnie

Cable Operator

Jaymee Carpeter

Music

Hector Carrillo

Post-Production Assistant

Jenifer Chatfield

Post-Production Supervisor

Christopher Ciketic

Accounting Assistant

Jose L Cisneros

Driver

Anita Clearburg

Song Performer

Winifred Clements

Costumes

Richard Cody

Craft Service

Kelly Colgan

Driver

Anya Colloff

Casting

Bryan Cook

Score Recording

Bryan Cook

Music Scoring Mixer

Joe Cook

Colorist

David Dale

Driver

David Darwin

Electrician

Sheena Delance

Office Production Assistant

Yann Delpuech

Sound Editor

Eric Deneen

Song

Laverne Dewberry

Adr

E Carey Dietrich

Associate Producer

E Carey Dietrich

Assistant Director

Jon Donahue

Stand-In

Julie Donovan

Assistant Camera

Don Duffield

Key Rigging Grip

Eric E Edinburgh

Electrician

Dean Felber

Song

Marc Ferrari

Song

Tim Fitzgerald

Set Production Assistant

Brouke Franklin

Assistant Camera

Stefan Fraticelli

Foley Artist

Dianna Freas

Set Decorator

Eddie Frierson

Adr Voice Casting

Carlos M Gallardo

Dolly Grip

Julia Gandelsonas

Assistant Editor

Richard Garcia

Song

Jessica Gee

Adr Voice Casting

Inara George

Song

Diane Glavin

Driver

Karen Golden

Script Supervisor

Paul Goodstein

Key Grip

Eric Gotthelf

Adr Mixer

George K Gowing

Driver

Robert Grieve

Sound Designer

Tracey Grimes

Accountant

Catherine Hahn

Set Costumer

Bryan Haigh

Assistant Camera

Shaughnessy Hare

Dialogue Editor

Brad Harms

Driver

Ryan Harvie

Office Production Assistant

Jeff Hattem

Driver

Sarah Hayon

Assistant

Michael Herron

Video Assist/Playback

Paul Hill

Visual Effects

Matt Hirt

Song

Matt Hirt

Song Performer

Stephen Hoeger

Props

David Holmes

Song

David Holmes

Song Performer

Eric Hooge

Assistant Location Manager

Danny Horne

Assistant Camera

Gary Jackson

Driver

Ari S Jacobs

Art Department Coordinator

Kyle Johnstone

On-Set Dresser

Jake Kasdan

Producer

Jake Kasdan

Screenplay

Lawrence Kasdan

Executive Producer

Greg Kittelson

Best Boy Electric

Eric Knight

Assistant

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Gemma Lamana

Photography

Joyce Lasle

Stand-In

Rick Lawrence

Dolly Grip

Donna Lynn Leavy

Adr Voice Casting

Joshua L Logerot

Painter

Benjamin Lopez

Caterer

Ramiro Lopez

Caterer

Roberto Lozano

Caterer

Rick Maginnis

Driver

Kim Magruder

Driver

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Melvin Mar

Assistant

Chris Marneus

Construction Coordinator

Matthew Martin

Foreman

Geoff Mcfetridge

Titles

Debra Mcguire

Costume Designer

John Mckain

Grip

Caitlin Mckenna

Voice Casting

Caitlin Mckenna

Adr Voice Casting

Ron Mellegers

Foley Recordist

Debbie Merritt

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kerry Michele

Adr Voice Casting

Rosel Anton Minter

Song

Martin Montano

Caterer

Benjamin T Morehead

Office Production Assistant

Bradley A Morris

Assistant Director

Melissa Moseley

Photography

Robert Murer

Stand-In

Fran Murphy

Costumer

Linda Murphy

Boom Operator

Gregor Narholz

Music

Bill Needham

Driver

Jonathan Nichols

Adr Voice Casting

Michael Nicolo

Casting Associate

Daniel J Nielsen

Music

Scott James Nifong

Property Master

Ed Novick

Sound Mixer

Sherri O'hara

Medic

Benjamin Ormand

Production Supervisor

Michael Paolillo

Location Manager

Paul Pape

Adr Voice Casting

Nina Paskowitz

Hair Stylist

Steve Pederson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jenna Perkins

Chief Lighting Technician

Kristina Peterson

Assistant Director

Jeena M Phelps

Dialogue Editor

Joel Plaskett

Song

Joel Plaskett

Song Performer

Lauren Polizzi

Art Director

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Paul Pressburger

Associate Producer

Stephen Price

Location Manager

Stephen C Price

Other

Ruben T Ramos

Electrician

Manish Raval

Music Supervisor

Manish Raval

Music Editor

Andrea Rennard

Art Assistant

Peter Robb-king

Makeup Artist

Cindy Rosenthal

Costume Supervisor

Chris Rossi

Grip

Darius Rucker

Song

Michael A Russell

Key Costumer

Will Ruvalcaba

Assistant Location Manager

Shaun Ryan

Transportation Captain

Aaron Ryder

Producer

Jefferson Sage

Production Designer

David Sammons

Camera Operator

Ian Santiago

Lighting Technician

Matt Sazzman

Props

Ron Schmidt

Unit Production Manager

Ron Schmidt

Coproducer

Aaron Schulte

Electrician

Philip D Schwartz

Camera Operator

Heidi Seeholzer

Makeup Artist

Beverly Seifert

Driver

Valerie Sharp

Production Coordinator

Brad Sherman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ron Shino

Location Scout

Joel Shryack

Supervising Sound Editor

David Chris Smith

Sound Editor

Paul Smith

Driver

Beatrice Springborn

Assistant

Mollie Stallman

Set Production Assistant

Mylan Stepanovich

Production Accountant

Jim Stonefield

Song

Steven Sutphen

Props

Caoilfhionn Sweeney

Visual Effects Producer

Pepper Sweeney

Adr Voice Casting

Howard Tager

Associate Producer

Carolyn Tapp

Adr

Tara Timpone

Editor

Nancy Tracy

Sound Editor

Kathryn Francis Tucker

Set Production Assistant

Paul Tuerpe

Adr Voice Casting

Stanley Turrentine

Song

Stanley Turrentine

Song Performer

Brandon Vandagriff

Foreman

Michael Visencio

Electrician

Aaron Vyvial

Grip

Claudette Wells

Adr Voice Casting

Robin Wilds

Foley

Randy Q Wilson

Foley Recordist

Tom Wolfe

Music Supervisor

Denise Woodgerd

Project Manager

Marilee Yorston

Foley Recordist

Rebecca Young

Art Department Coordinator

Lynnanne Zager

Adr Voice Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
TV Set, Television Set, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Jesse Cairnie
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 6, 2007

Released in United States on Video September 25, 2007

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (International Narrative Feature Competition) April 25-May 7, 2006.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Independent) January 25-February 4, 2007.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.

Released in United States Spring April 6, 2007 (LA)

Released in United States on Video September 25, 2007

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (International Narrative Feature Competition) April 25-May 7, 2006.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Independent) January 25-February 4, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.)