|Fast Chat: Julie Warner|
|Thursday, 21 June 2012 03:59|
Adweek : Technology >>
You might remember actress Julie Warner as Chris Farley’s co-star in " target="_blank">Tommy Boy, or the object of Michael J. Fox’ affection in Doc Hollywood. Or maybe you were a fan of the late 90’s drama Family Law.
But more recently, the actress has made a name for herself as a go-to for Web series. Last year, she appeared in Supermoms, a branded entertainment show funded by Clorox. Currently, Warner is headlining AOL’s scripted sitcom Little Women, Big Cars—a product of Michael Eisner’s studio Vuguru. And this week marks the second season of " target="_blank">Leap Year, a startup-themed Web show underwritten by the small business insurance firm Hiscox. Warner will make several apperances this season.
Warner spoke to Adweek about how she became involved in Web shows, whether AOL plans to renew Little Women, and why the business model for online content
is so challenged.
Adweek: You've had a interesting career of late, starring in a lot of Web shows.
Warner: I guess I’m the queen of the Web series. Yeah right. I’m not at all. I’m on Leap Year, and previously I’ve done Supermoms and now AOL’s Little Women, Big Cars. That supposedly did very well.
How did you end up doing Leap Year?
My friend Craig Bierko [an actor] said, “Hey do you want to do a day of work on my friend Wilson [Cleveland]’s show?” So they changed a male role to a female role and I was on board. Wilson [who stars in, produces and promotes Leap Year] was happy with glee. And I was happy.
We shot two episodes in San Francisco. It was one day of work. This year I’m back. And there are a few more big people like...(Read more)
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