The Eastsider recently profiled an urban farmer seeking donations and investors to open a new market in Atwater Village. Meanwhile, in Silver Lake, another group is seeking to raise money from the public for a different kind of business, a TV show called “Silverlake 90026.” On Thursday night, the people involved in Silverlake 90026 – which follows friends Hunter, Dana and Nick as they seek to make it big and fit into the entertainment industry – will hold a fundraiser party in a Silver Lake restaurant complete with a DJ and prizes for the “hippest hipster.” The admission is $5 and the group is also taking donations on its website.
The group needs to raise at least $5,000 to make the pilot, said Dana LaRue, one of the show’s co writers “We’ve got the help of many sitcom industry veteran cast and crew to help make it possible, and local businesses have been incredibly supportive in donating their space for use – its very exciting!”
What kind of show will your $5 end up supporting? Here is an excerpt from the pilot synopsis:
It’s Hunter and Dana’s 7-year anniversary. To celebrate they are having a romantic dinner at their favorite restaurant, El Conquistador, with margaritas, candlelight and… their best friend Nick(?!). Since these friends-for-life all met on the same day, it makes sense to celebrate together, right? Hunter plans to propose to Dana tonight, but is foiled by Nick’s vocal disdain for all things wedding. Later, in secret, Hunter asks and Dana accepts, but now they have to find a way to break the news to Nick without breaking his (miraculous baboon) heart. They turn for help to their trusty friend Freeman, an unlikely oracle of deadpan one-liners, but his unfortunate tendency towards panic attacks gets in the way.
The plot reaches it’s climax during a birthday party at Tantra for Dana’s friend Stacie-Lyndsay, a spunky and neurotic young actress who just might have a little crush on Nick. The truth comes out in the bar bathroom, and as with all bathroom suspense, we can only hope that everything comes out o.k. in the end.