Oscar Winning Screenwriter, Pamela
Wallace and Mingle Media TV CEO,
Stephanie Piche, Team Up to Produce “The
Big O” a Twofer Web Series / Feature
MMTVN is pleased to announce that CEO, Stephanie Piche, will be teaming up
with Oscar-winning screenwriter, Pamela Wallace, to producer a series based
on a provocative look into women’s sex lives, including the secrets they don’t
tell their best friends.
Online media and interactive web TV network company, Mingle Media TV (MMTVN)
announced today that CEO and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche and Academy
Award winning screenwriter, Pamela Wallace, are producing a new (twofer) digital
web series and feature entitled “The Big O,” is a sexually focused, psychological
drama aimed at the adult female market with an emphasis on the coveted 18-34-
The Big O is a provocative, no-holds-barred look into women’s sex lives, including
the secrets they don’t even tell their best friends. The first season will have a story
arc that blends all ten, ten-minute episodes together which will be released on a
weekly basis as a web series and will also be released as a 100 minute long feature
film for distribution.
The Big O’s lead character is a beautiful female therapist in her early 40′s who helps
women with their complex intimacy issues along with her younger attractive male sex
surrogate colleague who will help the “clients” work through their phobias and
inhibitions. The “clients” are women who have issues ranging from lack of sexual
desire, inability to be emotionally intimate, or inability to have an orgasm and are
complicated by, and sometimes caused by, the men – or occasionally women — in
their lives. All of the characters are relatable to the female audience with the tone of
the episodes being extremely up close and personal, as the “therapist” has frank
and insightful exchanges with her clients one-on-one or two-on-one when the “sex
surrogate” is involved, giving the series a compelling intensity. Despite the
sometimes-sensitive subject matter, the series is imbued with hope and an
empowering approach to women while having those hooks to keep the audience
guessing about what’s going to happen next. It is the plan of the producers to create
several seasons of this series as the story opportunities are endless.
Crowdfunding and Brand Sponsorships
The production duo will be launching an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign at Noon
Pacific on Tuesday, May 7th and will offer two types of perks including perks for
brand sponsorship with exposure during the production process utilitizing the existing
social reach of the MMTVN network who has over 12K fans on their Facebook
communities, over 25K Twitter followers and are a YouTube Partner with over 3
million views. The Big O team are looking for brands who want to reach the female
audience from travel and hospitality, ready-to-wear retailers, jewelers, restaurants,
florists, auto manufacturers, home décor, technology, mobile communications as well
as hair and beauty brands. By giving supporters and fans behind the scenes access
to the production from pre to post, The Big O social / transmedia story tellers can
authentically share how the brands tie into the support of making this project possible
from wardrobe, set dressing, to hair and makeup and include CTAs, call-to-action, for
sharing links, discounts, and other benefits to fans.
Traditionally, a screenwriter would shop a script and sell it – in fact, that is what Ms.
Wallace has done in the past with 19 screenplays that have been made into movies,
except for this story, she wants to keep this an “Indie” project as its topic is so
sensitive in nature. She has put a lot of work into outlining the story arcs, creating
characters, envisioning the scenes and vetting the “therapy” aspect with script
consultant Dr. Kimberley Taylor, Psy.D clinical psychologist and prominent
relationship therapist, to make sure it is an accurate portrayal of how to work out the
challenges women face. Ms. Wallace is a master storyteller, she’s proven it over and
over and has wanted to create a digital series utilizing transmedia storytelling where
the subject of sex, love and intimacy can be explored without censorship and
constriction of traditional television / cable boundaries. Plus, her idea to create this
series with an overall story arc so all the episodes tie together as a feature for
distribution is brilliant.
The team is in hopes of attracting top “named” talent from the Director to the lead
actress and actor along with the other cast members (they have some amazing
women they want to work with on their short list).
MMTVN’s team hopes to start casting by middle of July, get their location
scouted/secured, have key crew on board and start shooting sometime in August or
early September. They can’t guarantee dates at this point as there are variables
including director and cast schedules still to be named, but they will keep their blog
and IndieGoGo campaign updated on their progress on a weekly basis.
If you’re in Los Angeles and want to work on this project, you can contact them at
their website www.thebigoseries.com.
About Mingle Media TV
MMTVN is an online media and interactive web TV network that executive produces, curates, and
broadcasts live stream talk shows along with entertainment industry event coverage. In addition to
Mingle Media TV, is the Red Carpet Report, an interactive, online media sister outlet and YouTube
partner. MMTVN syndicates all produced content on several video-sharing sites in addition to
YouTube like Daily Motion, AOL Video, and BlipTV. MMTVN has over 12K fans on their Facebook
communities, 25K Twitter followers, and also share content on Pinterest, Google+ and utilize their
social media and search marketing knowledge by SEO tagging of videos and links back to events
they attend. MMTVN has covered the Oscars on the Red Carpet along with Golden Globes,
IPTVFest, HollyShorts, LA Shorts Fest, AOF Fest, Daytime Emmys, Saturn Awards, Streamy
Awards, People’s Choice, NAACP, SAG, plus numerous Web Series Premieres and A-list Celebrity
Fundraisers. For more information, please visit http://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com.
Visit The Big O online at www.theBigOseries.com, follow on Facebook.com/TheBigOSeries or
Twitter @TheBigOSeries or on YouTube.com/TheBigOSeries.
Academy Award winning screenwriter Pamela Wallace, is the creator and one of the producers of
this series. (Pamela won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for “Witness” starring
Harrison Ford, the movie received 8 nominations and won 2 Ocsars, won a Writer’s Guild Award and
Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America and was also nominated for 7 BAFTA Awards, and 6
Golden Globes). FYI: Pamela has had 19 of her screenplays made into movies, including two out of
her 25 published romance novels being optioned for film. She was also one of the writers on the
award-winning HBO movie “If These Walls Could Talk” (nominated for 4 Primetime Emmy
Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards) and the writer of the highest rated CBS movies created-todate,
Borrowed Hearts. Pamela also wrote the popular how-to book for aspiring screenwriters
entitled “You Can Write a Movie” available on Amazon.
Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, is a marketing strategist and new media producer and has
been featured in AdAge.com, the Huffington Post, the NY Times, and Executive Producer of Mingle
Media TV, an online media and digital entertainment company producing and curating live and
scripted web series and YouTube partner. Stephanie has executive produced over 6,000 hours of
LIVE stream web shows and has led over 36 successful new media, commerce and mobile
technology product launches. She’s also a new media industry expert and speaker and has been
recently seen at the Digital Hollywood Conference, Unofficial Google+ Film Festival, Social Media
Club / LA, Web Series Network Summit, New Media Expo, LAWebFest, New Media Film Festival as
well as contributor to RedCarpetReportTV.com, a celebrity entertainment site, MsInTheBiz.com, and
other industry publications. Stephanie is also an active and voting member of the Academy of
Television Arts and Science (ATAS)/Emmys.TV and Film Independent.