Thank you, Ross, George, Gretchen, and Reba!
Keep your fingers crossed for Season 2!
So, without further ado...
We are all busily writing, shooting, editing, and prepping for the launch of the last half of our season on Monday, March 7th. It has been a lot fun, and we cant wait to show you these episodes. We are very proud of them. Dare I say that they are even better than the first half? I dare. And I do.
We had the pleasure of watching not one, but two buses blow up. We shot a little behind the scenes film about our Special Effects Producer, Gary D'Amico, his talented department, and the preparation that they put into making that dramatic moment of fire, shockwave, and debris.
As Gary put it, "It's like having a very temperamental actor and then asking him to get it right with only one take."
But at 11:30pm, after many hours of rigging, testing, taping, and trouble-shooting, the bus blew up perfectly as planned, only a hundred yards from us.
The Locations Department was tasked with finding a road that could double as Yuma, Arizona and was a long enough stretch to give the actors plenty of time to get through their dialogue. Due to the aggressive driving in the scene, production had to shut down 3 miles of road in Acton, California (40 miles outside of LA).
To give you a little background on ourselves -
Brian has been on staff at The Event since production began on the Pilot episode. As an aspiring director, he has worked closely alongside our director and Executive Producer, Jeffrey Reiner. He hails from Austin, Texas, where he first started working for Reiner on the award-winning NBC show Friday Night Lights.
Adam came aboard The Event shortly after the series was officially picked up for production. He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and is a both an avid sailor and writer. Most recently, he worked on 24, both as a webisode writer and as the assistant to Evan Katz (now the showrunner of The Event).
We look forward to bringing you innovative content every week, giving you both behind the scenes insight as well as unique content that will complement the broadcast episodes. Though our names will be credited here on the site, there is a whole beehive of people working continually to provide you with this entertainment - from the writers and directors, to the editorial and visual effects departments. We'd like to thank them for giving us access to their worlds and for helping us make this site as enjoyable for you as possible. If you have any questions or special requests, please let us know.
Brian & Adam
And our characters are no different. So before we meet up with them tonight, check out their TWEETS and what they're up to. It'll be your only chance to get to know them as they once were, because as of tonight, their lives will never be the same -
THE OLSENS: @JBLovesMarla
A BIG OL' HEY! from my laptop with the letter keys rubbed out from too much typing. My name's Leyani and I'm one of the writers of The Event.
Sure it'd be cool to be Predator prey... but do I OR YOU really want to miss out on The Event!?
....and just in case you're wondering... No, THIS IS NOT THE EVENT.
Sorry, couldn't resist. This is my first blog ever, and I'm digging it. Not sure what to talk about yet, and I'm digging that too. So I'll just start with giving you all a briefest-of-brief summary of what's going on right now. We're in the middle of breaking episode four, and like all of our episodes, it is turning out kick-ass.