By JULIE HINDS • FREE PRESS POP CULTURE WRITER • April 13, 2009
The Ferndale-based S3 Entertainment Group announced plans today to produce and film a television series entirely in Michigan.
Titled “The Wannabes,” it’s described as a tween sitcom filled with singing and dancing. It’s set to star members of a real-life teen group called Savvy.
S3EG is partnering on the project with Stern-LeMaire Productions, a Texas-based company that manages Savvy, whose members also are from Texas, according to online biographies of the group’s members.
Shooting is supposed to start in June. Jeff Spilman of S3EG said today that he expects to have a virtually 100% Michigan crew.