BRADENTON, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teenage writing wunderkinds, Castille Landon and Harrison Sanborn have struck Hollywood Gold once again with the addition of another established Hollywood star to their growing cast of veteran actors on the highly anticipated TV comedy pilot, "Workers' Comp." Soprano's David Proval is joining an already stellar cast and crew that includes glamazon Morgan Fairchild, Robert Carradine, Mad Men's sound pro Peter Bentley, Aaron Spelling's script supervisor Sandra Cole, Murder She Wrote's editor Stan Cole, "Taking Woodstock's" associate producer, David Sauers, and "I Am Number Four", "Up in the Air", and "Ali's" production supervisor Elayne Schneiderman, just to name a few. Rounding out this incredible cast is Charley Koontz (of NBC's Community), J. LaRose (of Saw III & Saw IV), Jennifer Lee Wiggins and the show's 19-year-old creator, writer and co-star Castille Landon.
The addition of Proval extends the extraordinary string of success and incredible buzz surrounding this teen writing team's freshman project. "Workers' Comp", a true independent television pilot produced by local production company VADAR Corp, chronicles the ridiculous accidents, wacky claims and crazy employees of a family-owned insurance company in a small Florida town. Appropriately enough, production is scheduled to start later this month in the small town of Bradenton, FL.
The cast will be taking a break from their busy shooting schedule to attend a press conference in Bradenton at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 16th thrown to introduce the cast and crew, as well as the dynamic writing team of Landon and Harrison Sanborn -- 19-year-old Sanborn is also the show's director. The Executive Production team for "Workers' Comp" will also be attending the Press Conference.
"The response to the script has been nothing short of mind-blowing," states Landon. "To have such established actors and proven professionals respond to an indie production of this size and scope is both humbling and incredibly inspiring." Prior to this (the first official press release), "Workers' Comp" has already garnered national and international attention from media outlets such as USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood, the LA Times (who also named Morgan Fairchild as one of the 10 stars they most want to see on TV this fall), Tampa Tribune, NY Daily News and an incredible list of insurance and entertainment industry news outlets.
This press conference will be the first and only opportunity to hear more from Landon and Sanborn, as well as Proval, Fairchild, Carradine and the rest of the cast and crew prior to the completion of the show's pilot. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
ABOUT "WORKERS' COMP":
Workers' Comp is a half-hour comedy about a small workers compensation insurance company whose employees are as bizarre and insane as the absurd, often fraudulent, on-the-job injury claims the carrier faces. The show centers on five main characters working at the family-owned Pinnacle Workers' Compensation Insurance Company. Inspired by real-life incidents, the show offers viewers an unusual vantage point, giving them insight into the who's-scamming-who? dynamic between insurance companies and claimants. Zoe Arendes is the twenty-year-old daughter of wacky company owner, Joan. Though Joan has several other endeavors, which consume her time, she refuses to validate Zoe by handing over the reins of the company. Kevin Andrews, the firm's defense attorney, has no regard for Zoe's insistence on professionalism in the workplace. Lonny, who joined the staff after suffering his own on-the-job injury, is an inappropriate oaf. Rounding out the primary staff is Lynn, a manipulative adjuster who manages to convince claimants of her devotion to them, only to catch them at their most vulnerable point and drive them to settle their claim for as little as possible, regardless of their personal circumstances. As we follow this controversial team through hilarious story lines, we see the complicated dealings of a small business and the individuals who make it all work.
ABOUT "WORKERS' COMP" PRESS CONFERENCE:
Location: Bradenton, FL Date: Saturday, April 16th starting at 10:30am EDT
Schedule and Confirmed Press Conference Attendees: Morgan Fairchild (Falcon Crest, North and South, Chuck, Friends, etc.) Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Lizzie McGuire, etc.) David Proval (Mean Streets, The Sopranos, Smokin' Aces, etc) Charley Koontz (Community, Gigantic, etc) J LaRose (Saw II, Saw III, etc) Jennifer Lee Wiggins (House, Life, etc.) Castille Landon (writer/co-creator) Harrison Sanborn (writer/co-creator) David Sauers (Producer: Workers' Comp; Assoc. Prod. Taking Woodstock) Mark Wooster (Producer: Workers' Comp; fmr Sr. VP NBC/Universal) Elayne Schneiderman (Producer: Workers' Comp; Prod. Super: I Am Number Four, Ali, The Birdcage) Peter Bentley (Producer: Workers' Comp; Sound Exec Mad Men, Big Love, Carnivale)