Temps Film Notes

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Anna Barber, Barber Knight Talent, www.barberknight.com, 310-656-0750
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For more information about TEMPS as a television series, contact:
Jeff Jacobs at CAA, 310-288-4545

• TEMPS gives a contemporary spin on the issues of young people’s work and life goals. TEMPS explores the conflicting pressures of professional and personal choices that are a part of the new American workplace. It offers an episodic, slice-of-life glimpse into the lives of five people and their different attitudes towards their work and their personal lives.

• Most of us in this generation have worked in temporary jobs and respond deeply to the diverse issues faced by the five characters in the film. TEMPS is perhaps the first film to present this generation as people who want to work——and who work hard——instead of as slackers. It deftly depicts the world of contemporary young adults who want to achieve something through their work, but are daunted by a world that has changed in its attitude toward workers. Jobs are no longer permanent and reliable for life-long employment, but are increasingly being offered only on a temporary basis. In light of this, how does someone make a commitment to a particular job when jobs are less and less committed to particular workers? In addition, post-baby boomers have been raised to think they could be anything they want to be, when in fact, they cannot. This generation is the first one that cannot live better than their parents, if even as well. Plus, it is difficult for young people to come to terms with simply living life as a balance of desires, and not to see this balance as a failure. Each of these issues must be addressed by the individual, and TEMPS brings to the screen this dramatic point of transition.

• TEMPS stylistically echoes the art-house films of the ’70’s, while at the same time, it is clearly the product of the energetic, young, and talented film company. Through a balance of humor and drama, the action and psychological development subtly unfold.

• As film is the modern medium for an artist’s coming-of-age story, Ally represents the post-baby-boom generation’s Everywoman–someone struggling to express herself creatively through work she loves. Today, everyone has access to a camcorder or VCR. Although the typical coming-of-age process of writing a novel remains the romantic image of the artiste (as seen with Jonah), filmmaking is now the standard mode of creative expression and self-discovery.

• TEMPS is the kind of hopeful film that contemporary American audiences crave. In film festivals, TEMPS has proven highly attractive to young men and women. Like all the FIVE SISTERS’ films, TEMPS is an audience pleasers that draws diverse audiences into theaters. Not only is TEMPS a solid film of high quality, it also has the PR powerhouse of the five sisters, whose interviews include CNN/Headline News, The Los Angeles Times, Lifetime’s New Attitudes, TLC’s Slice of Life, and Good Morning America. (Contact Heather Burgett PR for more information.)

• FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS has three new projects in development, and is presently negotiating distribution on the ensemble comedy MANNA FROM HEAVEN, starring Academy Award nominee Seymour Cassel, Shelley Duvall, Jill Eickenberry, Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher, Frank Gorshin, Tony Award winner Harry Groener, Academy Award winner Shirley Jones, Phil LaMarr, Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman, Wendie Malick, and Austin Pendleton. Thier first film, JUST FRIENDS, is currently playing on AMC and on the WE Channel. MANNA FROM HEAVEN, TEMPS, and JUST FRIENDS all show how FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS make high-quality films and successfully handle different genres and styles.