Sunday, May 5, 2013
"We want to tread as light as possible," says an associate producer of the ABC Family cable series "The Vineyard," which begins production this week. "We want to show off how awesome this island is; we're not trying to make it trashy."
It's the "anti-'Jersey Shore,'" says Jamie Reiff, associate producer of television's upcoming "The Vineyard." "We want to show off how awesome this island is," Reiff told Patch. "We're not trying to make it trashy." Reiff is one of more than 50 cast and crew members arriving on the Island this weekend to produce the debut season of a series they hope will be a hit on the ABC Family cable channel. "We want to tread as light as possible" on the Island during their seven-week stay, Reiff told MV Patch. Reiff describes "The Vineyard" as a "coming-of-age show about teenagers who come on the Island specifically to work there for the summer, blending with the people who live there year-round." The program has also been described as a "docu-soap…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Black Dog Tavern and retail shop in Vineyard Haven will be the center of the action for reality TV show "The Vineyard" in May and June, according to an film and television industry insider with Island roots.
Production starts May 5 on the much-discussed reality TV show "The Vineyard," says a longtime Los Angeles television and film industry insider who has spent many summers on Martha's Vineyard. Texting late Wednesday night, the retired Hollywood producer and editor wrote that the show is "shooting from May 5-June 25 in Vineyard Haven ... Story is based around The Black Dog store and restaurant." (See screen shot of message.) News that the ABC Family channel had greenlighted a Martha's Vineyard-based reality show caused a storm of comment on MV Patch and social media last month, with one commenter calling it "the worst idea ever." According to ABC Family, The Vineyard premieres Wednesday, July 24 at 9/8c! This docu-soap follows a handful of …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Expect to see some fit-looking and hopeful young people if you're around the Mansion House later this week: According to reports, producers for reality TV show "The Vineyard" are holding appointments with potential local cast members.
Producers for the newly-announced ABC Family show "The Vineyard" aren't wasting any time: They're meeting with potential cast members at the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven this Thursday and Friday and holding more auditions in Boston over the weeked, according to reports in the Martha's Vineyard Times and Vineyard Gazette. Executive producer Dave Broome told the Times that shooting would begin in May and likely end before the Fourth of July. According to the Gazette, interested potential cast members can send their information to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. ABC Family, part of the ABC Disney entertainment network, described "The Vineyard" in a press release as a "coming-of-age docu-soap" about a group of young people living together…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The first two of our top five stories for the past week are both about the recently-announced reality TV program "The Vineyard." Also in the top five: A southern B&B in Oak Bluffs; an editor searches for a year-round rental; new packies for Edgartown.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Some Islanders are expressing their displeasure at news of a planned "coming-of-age docu-soap" set on Martha's Vineyard this summer. Read their sometimes scathing comments and add your own, pro or con.
It's the talk of the Island: Word that Disney/ABC has greenlighted a Martha's Vineyard reality TV show has spread quickly since ABC Family announced the program yesterday. We were warned: Back in 2009, the MV Times ran an article about the proposed "docu-soap," which was casting for 19- to 28-year-olds. Now that the program has been picked up by ABC Family, here's what readers said when we posted the news on Patch and on our Facebook page yesterday: On Patch (see Reality TV Show "The Vineyard" Announced) On Facebook According to TV By the Numbers, a press release from ABC Family reads: “The Vineyard,” a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap, follows a handful of 20-somethings in Martha’s Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
ABC Family wants to do for Martha's Vineyard what MTV did for the Jersey Shore. Are you ready for a "dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap" this summer?
This just in from the ABC Family channel, part of the Disney/ABC Television Network, in a press release announcing recently-approved new programming. As posted on TV By the Numbers, the announcement reads: “The Vineyard,” a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap, follows a handful of 20-somethings in Martha’s Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance. “The Vineyard” is created and executive-produced by Dave Broome (“Biggest Loser”) and Brian Smith (“Masterchef”). The series is produced by 25/7 Productions. The day, time, cast and location for the show have yet to be announced. What do you think of this news? Is …