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Lynchburg native co-produces web series

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Burbank, California – It’s a long way from home, but for Heather Horton and Lynchburg native Jeffery Parks, it’s just a part of the bigger picture.

For Parks and Horton, that picture, for the past two years, has been their web series Short Term. Preparing to begin production on its third season, Short Term has found traction with Internet audiences by combining outlandish day-to-day life of the Short Term temp agency with the current social relevance of our current recession and job shortage in the U.S.

The series, for those unfamiliar with it, takes a comedic look at the day-to-day life of a temporary employment agency as they try to make a difference in our current troubled economy, one job placement at a time. The series stars Horton, a veteran of NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Last Comic Standing, as the show’s “straight man” who finds herself surrounded by a revolving door of unusual characters, most of whom are looking for nothing more than the means to survive.

“The show is a sitcom for the web,” says Parks. “I look at our budget and crew from season one, then look at what we did in season two and I’m amazed we’ve gotten this far. Even now it’s a few people and a lot of hard work.”

Jeffery L. Parks, who also writes and directs the show, hails from Lynchburg. He attended the University of Tennessee, where he studied Anthropology and Mass Communications. He soon transitioned to writing and produced and wrote the independent feature film The Road Home. Parks completed writing programs at both UCB and iO West in Los Angeles and is constantly working on new projects for stage and screen.

For more information, visit www.shortterm.tv or email info@shortterm.tv. To watch episodes, visit www.blip.tv/shortterm.

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