A little bit about “Tinsel’s Town” and its full-time denizens:
The show was written by David C Barry as the online prequel to “The Lullaby League”, a television pilot currently in development with “Tinsel’s Town” director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Aside from being an expert dry-joke teller, Michael won a BAFTA and managed grab a few Tony and Emmy nominations in his spare time as well. Plus, he wears the coolest eyeglasses, which explains his eye for spotting talent.
Which brings us to Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, not just our Tinsel and your Tinsel, but THE only person in the history of people who could ever play Tinsel. An exaggeration, but only slightly – Aimee-Lynn was chosen from an audition pool of over 700 actors and showed up for her audition already channeling the character’s trademark vulnerability and whacky fortitude. Aimee-Lynn is a talented (really talented) singer with a background in musical theater who has sharpened her already sharpened comedy chops at The Groundlings.
David Barry is an award-winning writer and uncle (the award was for the uncle part) who’s been lucky enough to write for and with some of the acting world’s greatest talents, including Academy-Award winner Ellen Burstyn. He just produced a panel discussion on Ageism in Hollywood featuring Kathy Griffin, Lynn Whitfield, Lesley Ann Warren, Jobeth Williams and Sharon Lawrence.
As for “Tinsel’s Town” – the show is a comedy about a struggling LA actress who makes a misguided bit for fame and attention by launching her own YouTube channel. As expected the road to fame is littered with red lights and road kill, so there are some wrongs taken as the know-it-all discovers she might not know as much as she thinks – least of all about herself. A satire of our culture’s obsession with personality at the expense of talent, “Tinsel’s Town” and its titular character will go through some tunnels in its second season (off the YouTube platform) as we meet some of Tinsel’s extended family…not all of whom are fans.