LAS VEGAS — ‘Husbands’ is a popular made-for-web sitcom created by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell and directed by Jeff Greenstein. The show is unique in that it is created and produced by television industry veterans and at the IAWTV Awards at CES we had the opportunity to glean some insight on how producing for the web differs from producing for television.
We heard from Jane Espenson, who is known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Torchwood and, most recently Once Upon a Time, Jeff Greenstein, who is known for his work on Desperate Housewives, Parenthood, and Will & Grace, among others, producer, writer, actor and musician Brad Bell, and actors Alessandra Torresani and Sean Hemeon.
Espenson says that when it comes to the difference between producing for the web and producing for television, "the secret is, it’s exactly the same. The only difference is that there’s no one telling you what to do!" Bell elaborates, saying that because the only notes you get are those you receive from your co-creators, "I think it’s a much closer vision to what you originally see than would end up on a screen if you were working in broadcast."
Check out the full video below to find out more from the cast and creators of ‘Husbands’.