Building upon breaking the top entertainment story of Mario Lopez in Rosslyn, the Ode Street Tribune's indefatigable Investigative Division has learned a closely guarded secret of OJBG's Secret Project. OJBG is widely thought to be merely the highly acclaimed teen web series Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden. But hidden underneath that entertaining series is a circle of connections leading to Rosslyn.
The creator of OJBG is filmmaker Otessa Ghadar. From a source deep within Ghadar's 20/20 Production Company, the Tribune has learned that Ghadar was born in Rosslyn and lived in Rosslyn's Prospect House for the first two years of her life. You might think that's merely a propitious place to be born. But there's more to the story.
OJBG recently held an evening-long special event at Artisphere. The event included a showing of OJBG's greatest hits and a chance to meet and mingle with the cast and crew. Ghadar spoke at the event about the international popularity of Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden. The event showed never-before-seen episodes 6.8 through 6.14 of the web series. What else was going on behind-the-scenes at this event?
Look at the pieces, and put them together. The Ode Street Tribune believes that OJBG is covertly sponsored by leading Rosslyn developer JBG. JBG wants to promote commercial property values in Rosslyn. That means getting the attention of major media companies and associating Rosslyn with cutting-edge media trends. Otessa Ghadar's OJBG, we believe, is one of JBG's covert organizations.
This Saturday, Ghadar's front company is hosting a Web Series Festival at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, located only about two miles southwest of downtown Rosslyn. This pioneering Web Series Festival points to the oncoming revolution in local media and international web distribution:
Come experience new local talent and celebrate an emerging artform in the wild west of film: the Web Series. A newly emerging medium, web series consist of a series of videos that are released on the Internet as web television. The MISSION of this festival is to Entertain, Educate and Promote this new artform. Co-hosted by accomplished comedian, Dan Levy, and acclaimed D.C. filmmaker, Otessa Ghadar, the night will be full of laughter and industry insight.The event runs from 4pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are only $15. Don't expect Rosslyn to be mentioned. But know that you are seeing the future of Rosslyn's media-business development.