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WEB SERIES SPOTLIGHT: Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths (How You Can Help!)

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Web series are all the rage lately; and another great, new female-themed web series is bound to be the talk of the internet this coming summer.

The popular blog Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths [which can be found here] from writer/producer Patricia Steffy is hoping to debut this summer, but the folks behind this production need your help. They have started an IndieGogo crowd-funding campaign page to raise financing for this project that will consist of ten episodes in its first season.

Here is the general premise behind Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths:

Kate Holt (to be played by Steffy) is lost. While Kate is an educated, successful business woman, she finds herself stymied when it comes to navigating the seemingly endless set of pitfalls inherent to the dating scene in Los Angeles. After all, no one comes to Los Angeles to find love—people here barely find like. Songs of found love are written about San Francisco or New York, not Los Angeles for a very good reason: L.A. is where dating comes to die.

Perhaps she has spent too much time wandering through literary realities, but as Kate begins her journey, she fervently longs for more formal times where intentions were declared before fluids were exchanged. And she would very much like to understand why a sane person, who would never pick up a hitchhiker, does not think twice about going home with a stranger met in a bar.

But these are the scenarios Kate is thrust into upon receiving an email from The EX proclaiming his joy at becoming engaged to someone he has known but briefly—a fact particularly difficult for Kate to reconcile given the decade she spent dating him.

Dating in L.A. and Other Urban Myths will follow Kate as she tries to accept the advice of her friends: she will now have to date in L.A. despite the reality that she is not 21, not a supermodel, and can’t comprehend why anyone thinks anal bleaching is good idea.

The cast of this new web series will also include actress Lesley Fera, best known for her recurring role of Veronica Hastings on the popular ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars, as Penelope, a “no nonsense” type who thinks the world would be better off with less therapy and more common sense; and General Hospital star Jen Lilley, who will play Chloe, a wholesome, unintentional self-saboteur with a flair for both the dramatic and the romantic.

All funds raised through the Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths campaign will go towards paying for the first season (10 episodes) of the web series. This is, obviously, a passion project, being produced by independent artists who need your support to make it a reality.

If $10,000 is raised, the production team will be able to film an expanded pilot episode of the web series;

If $40,000 is raised, they can film some version (perhaps shorter) of the first season of the series;

But if $85,000 is raised, they will be able to film the entire 10 episodes with their fabulous actors and crew.

So, every penny counts and you can make a big difference for this unique production!

There are, of course, incentives for whatever donation each person can make. You can learn more about those by visiting the Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths IndieGogo fund-raising page here.

You can also help spread the word about Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths by spreading the word using IndieGogo share tools as well as following the production on Twitter at @datinglaseries and on Tumblr here.

NOTE: Please be on the look-out for updates on this new production, including casting announcements and a great fan-oriented contest coming soon.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.