"Young and Restless" Star's Web Series Produced by Scientology Film Company - 2013-10-21
Scientology is trying to dig in more and more in "mainstream" entertainment. I wrote about their latest effort, "The Stafford Project," a few weeks ago. The web series on YouTube stars former "Young and the Restless" actress Michelle Stafford as a 'kooky' wannabe Lucille Ball meets Carrie Bradshaw in a scripted reality setting. But it's really just a front for Scientology filmmakers. Stafford is a long time member of Scientology.
"The Stafford Project" is produced by New Slant Productions, named for an L. Ron Hubbard book called "A New Slant On Life." Hubbard was the Kilgore Trout-ish science fiction writer who invented Scientology in the 1950s. Before he came up with the pay for play religion he was a writer of pulp fiction paperbacks. (More on that in a minute.)
New Slant is run by two veteran Scientologists who fancy themselves Hollywood players: Mike Falkow and . Last year Falkow edited a Mother's Day video from top Scientology celeb John Travolta to his wife Kelly Preston, directed by Travolta. Preston was recently featured on "Stafford" as a guest star. http://vimeo.com/42014196#at=0