Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Calling all fishermen's wives

Shed Media US, a Los Angeles television production company, is looking to cast a new reality series called "Alaska Fishermen's Wives."

Casting producer Annette Ivy tells me she's looking to contact women who are "outgoing and have big personalities."

"We are interested in hearing about the day-to-day worries and stresses the women have to endure as a result of being fishermen's wives," Ivy tells Deckboss. "We also are interested in other activities they are involved with as a result of living in such a beautiful wilderness such as hunting, fishing, etc."

Shed Media US productions include "The Real Housewives of New York City," "World's Strictest Parents," "Basketball Wives" and "It's Me or the Dog."


Contact Ivy at (323) 904-4680, ext. 1061, or aivy@shedmediaus.com.


Anonymous said...

As the wife of a fisherman, i am a little offended... i hope that they realize that most of us don't live up in the wild alaska we are left behind here at home while they fly up to alaska. if they really want to see a community of fishermen's wives they will have to look at Everett, WA or Seattle, WA because that is where a lot of us live.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm a little offended by the comment that most fisherman's wives live in WA, wrongo lady! A true Alaska Fisherman's wife lives in Alaska and there are thousands that live in the State. Try Kodiak, Sitka, Homer, Chignik, Sand Point, Cordova, ETC..... We are left behind to deal with wild Alaska (not in some nice city with all the amenities) while our men go out on the wild seas of the Pacific.

moll said...

I'm actually looking for communities of fisher's wives and partners to see how you handle having kids and obligations when your spouse/partner is away. I'm thinking about having a family with a man who fishes, and I have a profession that won't easily allow me to move to AK. For those who don't live in Sand Point, Chignik, or even places like Homer or Kodiak-- or even Alaska at all-- how do you handle kids and family stuff when your partner is away 6 months of the year?

Anonymous said...

I fit the title, not the theme.. I am Alaskan-born.. I get to chase my fisherman up & down the coast with a toddler in tote.. A struggle & blessing.. "Alaskan Fishermen: is a broad term.. There are fishermen of many types & seasons.. The families are all over the world.. I know a guy who's family is Costa Rican.. In winter we're in California.. I don't know if the world is ready to see into our realm yet.. Good luck with the show, I'm sure I'll be watching it to see who I know!

Kirsten Vesel said...

I realize I'm catching this blog a few years late in 2014 but I'm a 4th generation Alaskan that has been married to an Alaskan fisherman for 10 years. It's a different lifestyle that most cannot imagine. You get used to holding the fort down but also need to be on call 24/7 while they are at sea to ensure their safety and sanity. There is nothing easy about being a commecial fisherman's wife but it just becomes "normal". We love the fish and love the fact that we have the winters off to enjoy our family. Everything has it's pros and cons. I've said for years- this is a reality TV show waiting to happen- tracking the inside story of true, Alaskan fisherman's wives. Could be very entertaining- trust me. :)

bubble said...

I am a fisherman's wife of a 6th generation. Gloucester, MA (oldest seaport in america) & Home of "wicked Tuna" But thats not the type of fisherman my husband is. He is gone winter - winter AKA all year round. He is home for 2-3 days SOMETIMES. Other times he comes in and unloads and goes right back out. It takes a special women to be with a fisherman… I think this show idea is a joke and I would never watch it. Its a special bond between us and should be kept special and "secret" to the world.