Press Release 9.15.12

New Indie Television Series to be Produced in St. Louis

Poli-Sci-Fi Drama is set in 2064 St. Louis

September 12, 2012

ST. LOUIS – Glass Half Productions, an independent production company, has announced the development of a television drama series that will be produced in, and about the future of, the St. Louis region. Gateway: the City’s Reason is a poli-sci-fi television drama set in the American heartland city 50 years from now.

“At first glance, Gateway: the City’s Reason can be described as a TV series produced in, and about, St. Louis,” says Gene Pfeiffer, executive producer. “And it is. However, it is much more than that.  It will be the launching pad (a story-content-platform) for content verticals that will deliver unique and pertinent content to the audiences who plug into the Gateway-TCR franchise.”

In the pilot phase, viewers will be able to watch episode segments for free on the Gateway-TCR web site. Episode “segments” will be approximately 10-15 minutes in length. When all the segments of an episode are complete, they will be aggregated into a single episode for release on Vimeo, Amazon and other web distribution outlets. Local broadcasts, DVDs, a graphic novel and a short story series are also being explored.

Advertisers interested in communicating with Gateway-TCR’s various audiences will be invited to purchase valuable “content adjacency” near the episode segments, on content platform pages and within the series promotional media.

“Our main goal is to tell good stories,” says Pfeiffer. “That’s always been the goal of a good TV show. What is unique about Gateway-TCR is the sustainable stage upon which these stories will take place. Of course, there is one story arc that we’re most interested in exploring… how we get there from today. Could be quite a ride.”

About Gateway-TCR

Gateway: the City’s Reason is a poli-sci-fi television drama set in an American heartland city 50 years from now. It’s an “Indie TV” project – produced locally and distributed via the web.  At first glance, Gateway: the City’s Reason can be described as a TV series produced in, and about, St. Louis. And it is. However, it is much more than that.  It will be the launching pad (a story-content-platform) for content verticals that will deliver unique and pertinent content to the audiences who plug into the Gateway-TCR franchise. Gateway: the City’s Reason is a poli-sci-fi television drama that envisions a future with mostly positive outcomes — one where good old American optimism touches everyone. That’s the stage on which Gateway stories take place. And we think it’s a stage that citizens should see more of today.

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