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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quick, Before The Bubble Bursts: Let's Put On a TV Show About SF Start Ups!

Posted By on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 3:59 PM

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Oh sure, Cynics predict the tech bubble will burst in approximately nine months. But the Sunny Optimists among us prefer  to focus on the media and tech-related bounties that apparently grow on trees around here.

Case in point:  A production outfit says it plans to develop a TV series based on the start-ups of  the Mission District.

Working title: 94110.

Clever, am I right?


The series may or may not be a satire, by the way.

But it will happen, and has real funding and production schedules and placement and such — at least, according to an unnamed co-creator of the project who talked with Mission Local recently.

As Mr. Unnamed Co-creator tells it, 94110 is a TV series akin to Silicon Valley that depicts the lives, hopes, loves and dreams of skinny jeans-wearing, pizza- and sushi-scarfing Man Children of Mission Street start-ups.

No, really. It seriously is a real thing that will some day be among your TV line-up. That is Anonymous Co-creator's story and he's sticking to it.  

The production outfit, he says,  is holding open auditions in San Francisco on May 16 and 17 at SF Arts Quarterly Projects Space on O'Farrell Street.

The anonymous co-creator told Mission Local, "The goal is to have production happen this summer.”

The co-creator asked that his name not be used because he didn't  want his past projects, including some provocative performance art and video projects, to reflect on 94110, which he says he doesn't want to be spoiled by backlash so early in its development.

Oh, well, sure, that sounds legit.

Can't wait to see the filming get going, presumably here in San Francisco, whose tech world, you know, doesn't get nearly enough attention.

It is our fondest wish that  94110 will debut on tablets, mobiles and  flat TV screens near you real soon....ideally before the bubble bursts.

Photo: generic start up kids, via ShutterStock

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