Tomorrow night, actress Lisa Kudrow will be in Alberta, Canada to accept the first ever “Award in Excellence in Digital Media” from the Banff World Media Festival. It’s all in recognition of her work on the Lexus sponsored Internet series Web Therapy.
Given the fact that Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals will be happening around the same time as the award presentation, all Canadian eyes may be diverted to the action on the ice. Which in a sense is a perfectly daffy, Kudrow-esque circumstance. Our favorite part of the actress’ advance chat with the Calgary Herald is this bit about the economics of web series:
“When we went in to talk to our agents about the web series, they would say ‘Whatever numbers you’re used to in TV, remove a zero and that’s what it will be,’ ” Kudrow says. “It’s not going to ever be, like, set for life.”
Ha ha, remove a zero. That about sums it up. Kudrow writes and produces Web Therapy with Don Roos, with whom she has previously worked on the films The Opposite of Sex, Happy Endings, and The Other Woman.