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Archive for April, 2007
In THE TV SET, writer/director Jake Kasdan uses his first-hand knowledge of the world of network television to craft a wily comedy about the making of a TV pilot. A story of art, commerce, and compromise, THE TV SET lays bare the people and the process that give us the shows we see every night.
Writer Mike Klein (David Duchovny) 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. Almost immediately, he discovers that realizing his vision will be an uphill battle. In the world of network television, a small handful of powerful, highly competitive executives determine America’s viewing choices. Lenny (Sigourney Weaver) 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. Richard (Ioan Gruffudd), Mike’s one true ally at the network, was recently hired from the BBC to add a touch of class. But he is caught between his instinct to support Mike and his obligation to produce shows that will fit onto Lenny’s fall schedule.