I've waited nearly 10 years for the return of Project Greenlight, one of my all-time favorite docu-reality series, in which novice directors make a low-budget independent film while cameras record their every struggle. Although HBO has green-lit the show's comeback, Starz may have trumped it with ...
Starz is going behind the scenes of filmmaking with its first unscripted competition series The Chair.
The 10-part documentary project follows two first-time feature-film directors as they separately attempt to craft a movie from the same original script. The competitors are Shane Dawson, who's built a huge online following via Twitter and his three YouTube comedy channels, and Anna Martemucci, an NYU film school graduate and independent filmmaker.
Starz is developing an original documentary competition series from the producer of Project Greenlight, the network announced Thursday.
Jul 26, 2007 01:14 AM ET
- by m roush
To quote myself, as Ive been known to do: Reality television creates celebrities out of almost anyone. That line, spoken during the judging panel, pretty much sums up the theme of this episode.It also applies to this weeks guest judge, Chris Moore, who became famous as the no-holds-barred taskmaster of HBOs pioneering docu-reality series Project Greenlight. Chris is a larger-than-life personality, as anyone knows who's watched Greenlight. Hes funny and bawdy, yet as I get to know him during the long course of a shoot on a balmy Sunday night, he still seems genuinely surprised that he became a recognizable TV personality by being on a reality show.Hes the perfect choice to guide us through this challenge, which took on an unexpectedly wacky dimension when one of the guest celebs backed out as in threw out his back. As we arrive at the stage, were told of the unusual circumstances: Lorenzo Lamas had dropped out at the ...
I knew I loved this show! For anyone who has ever wondered how TV gets made and what goes on behind the scenes, let me tell you: This stuff is the real deal! I cant count how many arguments I have witnessed behind the scenes, when the cameras are off, when theres no studio audience around. Heck Ive been involved in many of them
started some of them.The fact is that television is just like any other industry that puts different personalities together who then have to reach a goal. You probably have a lot of disagreements and fights at your job, too, but the difference is you have a boss and these nine producers are the bosses! So tonight, they had to create a reality series around a celebrity. It happens every day but, as you can see for yourself, is not as easy as it looks. Can you imagine how many ideas are thrown around in this town daily that never see the light of day? Oh! The egos!! To be honest, I had no idea while we shot these shows that so much went ...