said he is thrilled that the “ web series project that will record the building of his new house in Studio City has reached its goal—with a week left to go.
“I am truly blessed,” Begley said. “People have stepped up and want to see what we are doing.”
As of Saturday morning, $25,210 was raised of the $25,000 goal that the Kickstarter project needed so that the Begley family can show what it’s like to build a completely green house.
It's not money to help build the house, it's money to help fund the project that will be shared with the public. The Make it Happen production team from Sherman Oaks is producing the web series of the making of the house.
Actress Sharon Lawrence tweeted to help with Begley’s project.
Ginny Goodwin (Snow White from the TV series “Once Upon a Time”) tweeted:
ON BEGLEY STREET is a new show I am producing A show with a conscience, and a funny bone would love a RT if you can. kck.st/obs2012
Here’s the description:
"On Begley Street” is a Web series that explores the building of North America’s greenest, most sustainable home. We will follow Ed Begley, Jr. (noted actor and environmentalist) and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley as they attempt to build their home under LEED Platinum Certified standards. Each episode explores sustainable living and balancing comfort with consumption. Their adventures are often heightened by the Begley’s numerous and comical mistakes which often result in playful bickering between the married couple. And keep an eye open as Ed and Rachelle's high profile friends stop by for a visit and are then coerced into an afternoon of hard labor. Of course, there's lots of how-to information for the D-I-Y-er but it's about living sustainably as much as building sustainably. Mostly, it’s about the Begleys and their 11-year-old daughter, Hayden, as they struggle to do the right thing for the environment, themselves, and the future.Although the show will often be laugh-out-loud funny, “On Begley Street” will also be illuminating, quirky, informative, playful... and very Begley. Join Team Begley and become a part of their mission to build a better future for planet Earth.
Why are we making a webseries?
A webseries presents opportunities not available in any other format. The format allows for a lot of experimentation and improvisation which is a lot of fun. We can continue to bring focus to issues that matter most to us and to our fans, like sustainable living and social good.
Why do Hollywood and TV stars need funding?
Good question. First, none of the money raised is going to the Begleys or producers of the series. We all want this to succeed, so all money raised will go to the marketing and distribution of the webseries and the creation of this new online venue for social good entertainment.
Second, if we hit our $25,000 funding goal, we're matching it with our own $25,000. The impact of your donations will be effectively doubled.
It's still possible to donate, they can still use it for the environmental project. The donated more than half of the money needed for the project which now boosted them over the top.
Begley said, "Thanks so much to everyone who has donated and spread the word about @onbegleystreet"
Click here to find out more.
Meanwhile, Begley was part of the “Portlandia” finale Friday night with Tim Robbins and every local actor from that area—a big hit.