Crowned: Season 2
The Party Princesses are back! Brianne and team are so excited to bring you 6 brand new episodes with new characters and lots of new crazy antics! Whether you've been a fan from the start or are new to the party princess world, we know Season 2 is sure to make all your dreams come true!
Inclusion StatementOur series is created & produced by former Birthday Party Performers who are making it their mission to hire women as a majority of positions on our set in addition to our primarily female cast. Girl Power! We are proud to support women in comedy whether it's in front of the camera or behind it!
About The Project
"Crowned" is a Comedy Series about the realities of working as a professional Party Princess. With your support, we are creating a second season of our independent television show and seeking worldwide distributon and festival recognition.
The show centers around twenty-something Macie & her fellow Birthday Party Princess co-workers who serve clients in their homebase of Los Angeles. These parties are not for the faint of heart. Princesses endure flirting bystanders, jealous co-workers, rambunctious kids, wacky parents, and situations that seem impossible but actually happen on a daily basis. Our Season One premiered on YouTube, and gained a following of real party princesses and comedy fans alike! You can see it HERE!
Being a Party Princess is a symbol of female entrepreneurship with all the pitfalls and pain of running your own business.
The proliferation of Princess Party Companies is a 21st Century phenomenon. When we were kids, we were lucky to get a balloon party at Burger King! In this modern age, parent's are set on one-upping each other and giving their kids the absolute best of the best. Somewhere at the conjunction of this parental desire and the economic downturn of late 2008: the first Party Princess was born. In present 2019, there are Party Princess companies all over the World!
Our story is created and produced by women in film who have also each spent 5+ years of their own lives working as professional Party Princesses. It's no surprise that it is one of the top survival jobs in Los Angeles & NYC for budding actresses, writers, and creative women! Talk about the ultimate side-gig!
Macie/Co-Creator (Brianne Sanborn)
Brianne is so excited to be presenting her baby, Crowned: Season Two! You might have caught her on Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program and on CBS’s The McCarthy’s. A lifelong Disney-fan, Brianne got her start working in Parades and as a Face Character Performer at Disneyland. Brianne has performed in many regional theatre and touring productions including Seussical, Little Women, and Gypsy. She recently starred alongside George Takei in a benefit concert of the Broadway Musical ‘Allegiance’. Crowned is largely based on Brianne's 6+ year tenure as a Professional Party Princess Performer. She loves long walks in Central Park and snuggling on the sofa watching films with her dog, 2 cats and husband Josh Bednarsky.
Vianka (Veronica Mannion)
Veronica Mannion is a native of the Northern California area, where she first got bit by the bug for acting. She directed, starred-in and wrote her own indie-musical feature film Booze, Boys, and Brownies that garnered multiple garlands across the country . She likes epic karaoke and watching Golden Girls. She can been seen on HBO in Insecure with Issa Rae, Ryan Murphy's Feud, and worked with Lady Gaga in AHS: Hotel. Veronica is so excited to return to Crowned after being an original cast member.
Winnie (Sasha Compere)
Sasha Compere (another original cast member of Crowned) is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is of Haitian parentage. She performed in theater productions throughout high school, and college, attending University of Michigan where she fell in love with the craft. She likes long walks on the beach, watching horror movies with both eyes closed, and improv shows at UCB. She can been seen in works such as (Miracle Workers, TBS), (Reverie, NBC), and the upcoming Netflix film (Uncorked), written and directed by Insecure's Prentice Penny.
Harriet (Danielle Spisso)
Danielle is so excited to join the Crowned cast and production team for season 2! She spent her first five years in LA as a party princess, and can’t wait to bring her crazy party experiences to life on screen... especially that one time she met Kanye (he’s available for this, right?). Danielle grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and was lucky enough to grow her love of performing at The Young Actors Theatre. Since moving to the west coast, Danielle has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at iO West, UCB and the Groundlings. She loves visiting the Queen Mary and snuggling with her cats. She also wrote this bio and referred to herself in the third person the entire time!
Here are Brianne and Danielle at one of their Kardashian birthday party appearences. That's right people, everyone wants a Party Princess at their birthday party!
Thanks to the experience of our lead actors & the improv talent pool (from Groundlings, UCB, and The Second City) available to us in Los Angeles, we can create semi-scripted television. In the vein of shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and The League, our scripts are structure outlines that allow for the magic of improv and onset writing and directing. This way of comedy creation fits in perfectly with the world we are creating and also helps to deliver the best laughs. We are so excited to bring that kind of show to the world and also share what our behind-the-scenes experience is like.
We're so excited make this show, but we need your help! With your contributions, we'll be able to produce the 8 episodes of this series in July/August 2019 and begin subitting to episodic festivals and pitching for distribution in Fall 2019. Having the proper funds to make an industry-standard show is so important to us!
Thank you all so much for your contributions and support!
- From Brianne & the entire Crowned Team
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About This Team
Crowned is created and executive-produced by husband & wife team Josh Bednarsky and Brianne Sanborn, who will be writing, directing and starring in Season Two. The original Crowned Season One garnered an organic 750K views on YouTube with 1.5 million minutes of watch time in a total of 50 Countries! Brianne and Josh have acted in National Commercials, Network Primetime TV Shows, Independent Films, Equity Workshops, Regional Theatre & National Tours, as well as their own world-class Vintage Jazz Band (JB & the Showmance Band).
Brianne and Josh performing at a Birthday Party as Tink & Peter Pan
The cast of Crowned has gone on to star in such hit TV shows as NBC's A.P. Bio, Insecure on HBO, Miracle Workers on TBS and acted in commercials for major brands like Progressive, Zelle, Hotel Tonight, Disney and more.