An online soap opera which goes across social media networks launched in Manchester today.
Called Spinning Jenny TV the enterprise was dreamed up by producer Colin Bannon and director Matt Stansfield – and they have high hopes for what they’re describing as a “social soap”.
Colin explains; “We’re a small production team based in Manchester, using the latest Web 2.0 technology to create our own TV programmes.
“We are also looking for the viewers to interact – even act! – with the characters in a way never before seen, or attempted in a broadcast drama, whether online or on television. They will help create the story line, or even appear on screen as part of the plot!
“We hope Jenny will be as ground-breaking as Manchester’s other soap was in the 1950s.”
The soap follows the story of real-life PR girl Jenny Hargreaves, following her life and loves, friends and family, ups and downs in and around Manchester with a deliberate blurring of fiction and reality.
Some professional actors (such as Casey-Lee Jolleys who played Fred Elliot’s Thai bride in Corrie) take part in the show as well as Jenny’s real-life colleagues at Brazen and friends.
Viewers will soon be able to vote on storylines to be included in the show and, in time, they expect viewers to be able to vote characters on and off the soap.
Jenny goes across all the Social Networks. You can find her on FaceBook (with more than 1,000 members), YouTube , bebo and MySpace as well as the blog http://spinningjennytv.blogspot.com/