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“Behind the Set” was created in 2017 to showcase entertainment industry professionals in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Initially, a YouTube only series, BTS has now moved onto broadcast television reaching over 210,000 households in Northern Virginia on Fairfax Public Access Channel 10, and over 5,000 people online which is growing.


BTS airs the 4th week of each month every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. A week later, new episodes of BTS are posted on our YouTube channel for out of area viewers. 

Behind the Set is always on the lookout for volunteers who have experience in journalism, social media marketing, video production, camera operations, or graphic design. 

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Technical Advisor

Floor Director

Jean Banzhoff is one of the executive producers of Behind The Set. Her many roles include editor in chief, camera operator, and writer.

She is responsible for the web content. Jean has a degree in Graphic Design from Kaplin University and is also a film and stage actor that uses the stage name Rose Jenevere. Her website can be located at You can locate her on IMDB, Facebook, and many other places online.

Matt Anderson is the technical and editorial advisor to BTS. His experience in journalism and video production for various websites and clients provide BTS editorial oversight and production assistance.

Matt has also been Director of Photography for independent movies like Bottom Creek and The Ungulate. He also runs a small photography and production company based in Maryland. Current projects include his third photography book, a graphic novel using his photography skills, and several independent film projects.

Paul Chapman assists with floor directing, field camera work, studio camera, audio, and technical directing.


Paul has appeared in numerous independent films, television, and commercials. He made his feature film debut in the thriller, Imperium, starring Daniel Radcliffe after only three years working in the industry. Paul is a former Army Officer with degrees in Computer Science and Management Information Systems. Paul not only helps acting coach John Pallotta  but also produces Mr. Pallotta's upcoming show.


Catch a few photos of the team and the people the crew meets, along their journeys filming the tv show. A behind the scene look of Behind The Set


Making Characters Real & Relatable

David Laidley

Nov 14, 2019

How can we write these characters to feel more real and become relatable in a way that our audience can connect with these characters on an emotional level? Well, one of the best ways to start is to create what is called a “Character Outline”.


A Character Outline is best described as almost being like a simplified Wikipedia page, and is actually quite a simple process to complete. You start out by writing the famous five Ws’ and an H (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How), from there you can broaden out each of those Ws’and H into smaller subsections that will ask questions which will flesh out each of your characters into someone more real and relatable.



Scammers "BEWARE"

 by Rose Jenevere

Aug 16, 2019

Every day we hear about people getting scammed, and the easiest way to scam someone is through entertainment. Just recently, I received an email from a model asking me if this email was a scam.

My reply was, “Yes!” A few years ago I would see these emails, quite often.

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