Pilot production is a business we’ve been in for decades. Partners is a favorite of ours. We co-produced this scripted ensemble television pilot with actor/writer Matty Blake.
Once the script was finalized and the cast secured, we moved to find the location. Then, we filmed this multi-camera production over the course of just two days. Moving through pilot production efficiently is a speciality of ours. Our directors and producers have over a decade of experience working in fast-paced production environments.
This pilot was the second runner to get picked up for the 2014 season at Lionsgate. It won Best Produced at LA Web Fest in 2013. It won a Silver (Top Honor) People’s Choice Telly in 2015.
Matty Blake is an accomplished comedian, writer, producer, and actor. Matty also starred in this pilot as Sully. He’s since had Feature Film appearances in “Rough Night”; and “Hits”. He’s also appeared in series, Amazon’s “Alpha House” and has starred in many comedic commercials. He is currently the host of History Channel’s “Drilling Down”.
The starring woman, “Katie,” is Betsy Beutler. This pilot launched Betsy into regular roles. She acts in “You’re the Worst”; “Hawaii Five-0”; “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; and “The Most Popular Girls in School”. She also had a two-episode starring role on FX’s “Legit” with Jeff Jefferies.
Comedian, Jimmy Dunn, plays “Duffy”. Right after “Partners”, Dunn starred in Network comedy “The McCarthy’s.”
Dan Schachner played “Marty. He’s known as the Ref of Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet’s wildly popular Super Bowl Half-Time Show. Schachner has gone on to act in the series “Unforgettable” and “The Mysteries of Laura.”
RJ Kelly plays Sgt. Kelly. RJ Kelly was a regular in Hulu original “Political Animals” with Sigourney Weaver. He is an accomplished commercial actor.
Christine Brucato Christine plays Duffy’s daughter and Katie’s love interest. Following this pilot, Christine went on to a regular role on “Chicago Med”. She then landed the row of Young Lolly in “Orange is the New Black.” She currently plays Lily Stein in “Legends of Tomorrow.”
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