Process Media Announces New Series Rehearsal Space
Process Media Announces New Series Rehearsal Space
NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2017 – Process Media’s Tim Perell announced today a new web series Rehearsal Space, a digital series about musicians, their songs and where their music is created. Lee Ranaldo, co-founding member of Sonic Youth, is featured in the first episode, filmed on location at the iconic studio Echo Canyon West in Hoboken, NJ, where the band recorded some of their albums. Viewers can watch the series beginning February 16, 2017 at www.rehearsalspace.tv.
Conceived and directed by newcomer A.F. Cortés, each episode of Rehearsal Space will feature a new artist or band playing one song live in a place of their choosing: their rehearsal space, studio or a place they feel is their own creative space. The performance will be followed by an in depth, intimate conversation in the performance space exploring the story behind the song, their inspirations and creative process. The focus of each episode is the artist and their music creating a show for both casual and super fans.
Rehearsal Space is a joint production between Process Media and Neuplot, directed by A.F. Cortés, and produced by Tim Perell. The Music Supervisor is Michael Hill (The Affair, Divorce).
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/DcJDKCmh82c
A.F.CORTÉS is a New York City-based multidisciplinary artist in the fields of screenwriting, directing, design and photography. He is a co-founder of NEUPLOT, a content creation and production studio. Consummate music lover, you will find him shooting intimate shows in small dives and established bands in big arenas or directing his most recent project, REHEARSAL SPACE, a music documentary series that explores the creative process of iconic musicians. The first episode features Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth.
He is the creator, producer and head writer of KID PAMBELÉ, an 80-episode scripted epic drama (currently in post-production) based on the infamous life of legendary boxing world champion Antonio Cervantes. Prior to this, Cortés produced, co-wrote and directed “MANIFESTO!” – a lifestyle and fashion transmedia TV show produced by Turner Television.
Cortés was also a co-founder and creative director of The Vox Collective, one of the top 25 multicultural advertising agencies in the U.S. In 2012, after 10 years in the business, he sold his stake of the company and facilitated the successful merger with British advertising group Profero, now part of Lowe + Partners.
As a filmmaker, he directs TV series, music videos, TV commercials and art installations. He is currently in the development of his first feature film.
Cortés has received much recognition for his work; his photography has been featured on album covers, as part of the promotion of many artists and in publications like The Guardian, New York magazine, Nakid, Photo District News, Complex and Lüzer Archive, among others. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events around the globe.
About Michael Hill
Michael Hill is a music supervisor for television and film. Most recently, he worked on the debut season of HBO’s Divorce, the third season of Showtime’s The Affair, the AMC drama Feed the Beast, and the Starz comedy Blunt Talk. He’d previously supervised the music for six seasons of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie; the NBC mini-series event, The Slap; Showtime’s HAPPYish; and the Starz Network’s Golden Globe-nominated ballet drama, Flesh & Bone.
Recent film projects include Ordinary World, a music-oriented comedy starring Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day; Todd Solondz’s Weiner Dog; Ramin Bahrani’s drama 99 Homes; and Jim Strouse’s People, Places, Things. Coming in 2017:John Cameron Mitchell’s punk-era, musical, How To Talk To Girls At Parties.
Michael began a career in music supervision after 15 years in A&R at Warner Bros. Records, where he worked with such artists as the alternative-rock legends the Replacements, Luka Bloom and Soul Coughing. Each year Michael helps to curate the talent lineup for the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, under the artistic direction of Philip Glass.
Since producer Tim Perell founded Process in 2001, the company has built an impressive catalogue of independent features. Titles include the punk rock mid life crisis film Ordinary World starring Billie Joe Armstrong; basketball drama Wolves starring Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino and the twisted divorce comedy A.C.O.D starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler and Richard Jenkins,; exciting filmmakers such as John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), who directed the sexually charged comedy Shortbus; and great talent like Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, who both received Golden Globe nods for their turns in the romance Last Chance Harvey. Process films have premiered at Sundance and Cannes, and been nominated for multiple awards.
Process is driven by great storytelling that isn’t limited to a particular genre, from dark subjects like World’s Greatest Dad, starring Robin Williams and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, and the inventive sci-fi thriller +1 from rising-star genre director Dennis Iliadis, to lighter rom-com fare like The Rebound with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Trust the Man, featuring an all-star cast that includes David Duchovny, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup.
Process also produces short form digital and branded content. Process has worked with a wide range of brands – highlight projects include an award winning 4 minute film for Audi starring Claire Danes, 5 short documentaries for Adidas that were broadcast on ESPN, the viral sensation for Thug Kitchen’s first book and a short for The New Yorker starring Paul Giamatti. Process recently launched an 8 part doc series for The Player’s Tribune and AFI and recently premiered a 5 short film series for Visit Seattle / Sundance TV.