Angel Between the Lines

A fan audio drama that tells what happens between the seasons of Angel

Archive for November, 2009

Feature Post: The World of P.G. Holyfield

Posted by ElderDaniel On November - 19 - 2009 2 COMMENTS

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P.G. Holyfield is the author of one of our original Wolfram & Hart stories, “Exit Strategy”. He’s also the creator of the free serialized podcast novel, “Murder at Avedon Hill“, which is an epic high fantasy murder mystery. And I do mean epic, or as Evo Terra infamously dubbed it, “the podiobook that never ends.” On May 21, 2009 after 42 episodes, “Murder at Avedon Hill” did finally wrap production. Not only was this story epic in scope and scale, but the sheer number of over 45 talented voice actors from many podcasts also lends to this grand tale.

“Murder at Avedon Hill” began its life in 2003 when P.G. started working on a gaming module for BioWare’s Neverwinter Nights, which is a licensed D&D video game. When the module itself did not become a reality, P.G. took the story ideas and non-player characters and created an interactive story that he shared with the Neverwinter Vault fan website. He posted chapters on a bi-weekly basis, about 23 chapters at the time, and ended each chapter with either a question or cliffhanger. He made the story interactive by getting input from the readers, not with a standard polling booth feature, but with a betting system for readers to bet on what would happen next.

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ABtLS1ExitStrategy – Stories From Wolfram & Hart: Exit Strategy by P.G. Holyfield

Posted by Tabz On November - 19 - 2009 3 COMMENTS

Stories from Wolfram & Hart: Exit Strategy

by PG Holyfield – Murder at Avedon Hill

Edited by Tabitha Grace Smith, Kim Butler, Robin Hudson, and Heidi.

From Ocean’s 11 to the Italian Job there’s no lack of criminals in fiction, but Johannes Cordner needs the best. The puzzling twists and turns aren’t just keeping the audience confused. Can the criminals break into Wolfram & Hart’s law offices without getting caught? And what exactly are they stealing….?

Intro Chris from the Jesus Geeks Podcast

Gene Wilburn as Johannes Cordner,
Edwyn Tiong as the Narrator,
Jarrett Kaufman as Rudy Faust,
Henry Truong as Bryan Velna,
Valina Cutler as Einin Reaney,
and Doug Rapson as Holland Manners.

Angel Between the Lines Theme – Beatnik Turtle
Original Music by Austin Wintory

Featured Post: From Audition to Assignment, A Newbie’s Experience

Posted by Gene Wilburn On November - 16 - 2009 2 COMMENTS

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No one was more surprised than me at becoming a voice actor — it’s not something I’d ever considered. What strange set of circumstances could lead a retired 64-year-old IT guy to try voice acting?

The tale begins with Buffy. My wife and I were introduced to Buffy the Vampire Slayer by some younger folk, and we became instant addicts. So much so we we bought the box set of Buffy, then Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible, and Dollhouse.

I also discovered Buffy Between the Lines. Like Spike at Halloween, all I could think was, “This is just … neat!” How on earth, I wondered, did these amazing young people do all this?

In a nutshell: creativity, energy, love of Joss’s work, love of story telling, talent, cooperation, drive, and very hard work. Remarkable people from all over the globe, using the Internet to freely donate their talents and time to create a fan-based audio drama of remarkable quality and freshness.

When I heard that Between the Lines Studios was holding auditions for the upcoming Angel Between the Lines, I thought heck, even auditioning would be fun, so I tried out for General Cast, never expecting to be considered. When an email arrived welcoming me to the cast, I had an Oz moment: “Huh!”

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Notes from the Executive Team: The Assistant Producer’s Job is Never Done

Posted by Heidi On November - 14 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

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(A snapshot of our “spreadsheet o’doom” – Heidi’s mainly in charge of keeping this all in order).

An assistant producer is a great job to have on Angel Between the Lines. I get to have a part in almost everything. My job starts when the first script is released. I make sure I have down everyone’s roles. The day before the recordings are due, I email everyone to remind them to get their recordings in the next day. The day after the recordings are due, I email the people who haven’t gotten theirs done yet and ask when they’ll have their recordings done. I then proceed to bug them until the recordings are completed. Sometimes this can be a long process.

When the cast and crew see emails from me, I’m pretty sure they go, “Oh, crap!” I send email reminders and make sure everything gets done for recordings, editing, SFX, QC, and writing. I have to keep up with when things are due and what is overdue. If I don’t check for more than a couple days, I get really swamped.

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Angel Speaks About BBtL at the Podcast Awards!

Posted by Tabz On November - 13 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

angelvote Angel waxes about the true reason Liam turned out the way he did and why you shouldn’t vote for Buffy Between the Lines, but we’re not entirely sure you should listen to him.

ONLY IF Buffy Between the Lines wins the Entertainment category the producers will produce a Post-Season 7 episode of Buffy Between the Lines.

Please vote ONCE a day, every day between today and November 30th. You must validate your vote via email, so enter a real email address.

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Angel – Clay Robeson
Script – Clay Robeson

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ABtLS1Comic5 – Equal Rights for Zombie?

Posted by Tabz On November - 11 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

by Tabz
(with apologies to Cherry Pop McGee)

ABtLS1Ep003PROMO – Next Time on ABtL…

Posted by Tabz On November - 11 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

Our next full-length episode features a legendary Hollywood ghost story, Spike, Wolfram and Hart and singing! Stay tuned for Angel Between the Lines Episode 3 – The Truth is Out There!

Edited by Tabitha Grace Smith
Announcer – Edwyn Tiong
Music: “Theme to Angel Between the Lines” by Beatnik Turtle

Character Blog: Meannnnnnnnn. Wesleyyyyyyy.

Posted by ZombieGrrrL On November - 10 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

zombie-gnaws-on-imac_270x405(with help from Tabitha Grace Smith)

Location: Warehouse in Los Angeles
Mood: Hungry










Stillllll hungrrrrrryyyyy.


ABtLS1BtS002 – Behind the Scenes with the Directors

Posted by Tabz On November - 9 - 2009 2 COMMENTS

Whenever we sit down to record an episode there’s something that’s as necessary as our mics and headphones. It’s our directors! Join Mandy Khoshnevisan as she discusses directing with the BtLStudios directors themselves. And find out what the number one rule is for actors.

Hosted and Edited by Mandy Khoshnevisan

Kevin Cummings
Clay Robeson
Andrew Ball
Tabitha Grace Smith
Kim Butler
and Mark Smith

Angel Between the Lines Theme – Beatnik Turtle
and original music by Austin Wintory

Notes from the Exec Team – Giving Time to Smaller Characters

Posted by Tabz On November - 7 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

wesleygangEpisode 2 is out and we get to have fun with characters you’ve only heard mentioned by Wesley and only seen for a brief flash – Wesley’s gang.

Peter had a monumental task of giving these characters life. In fact, unlike some of our other episodes, this one is pretty much 100% Peter’s from outline to completion. And he did a great job. In a series of flashbacks we not only see who Wesley’s gang are, but why they are. From Diana Espen (who we met in BBtL S2, Episode 7) to Hawkins (a former Wolfram & Hart lawyer) to Jones (a former member of Holtz’ gang).

When we started Buffy Between the Lines one of the first conversations we had was how we could add more face time to some of our favorite smaller characters – Larry Birdsall being one of the first folks we thought of, along with the Evil Trio and Ethan Rayne. It was part of the whole “between the lines” vibe. Probably some of our strongest episodes from Buffy Between the Lines hardly featured the main cast.

Yet, Fragmented has something special. Probably some of our most obscure roles pulled into the light. But it was fun to hear the end result. I especially loved how out of step the end felt. It was the perfect reminder that Wesley is far from home.

This season we’ll bring some more tiny characters back, including everyone’s favorite floating fish – Betta George and Electro Girl, Gwen Raiden. And those are just two of many we’re bringing back. We hope you enjoy, and feel free to leave which smaller characters should get their day in the sun… unless of course they’re a vampire.


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