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Starz Greenlights First Original Unscripted Series from Project Greenlight Producer

Starz is developing an original documentary competition series from the producer of Project Greenlight, the network announced Thursday.

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Liz Raftery

Starz is developing an original documentary competition series from the producer of Project Greenlight, the network announced Thursday.

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The Chair will follow two directors — Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci — as they attempt to bring their first feature films to the big screen. Each will be given an identical script to work with, and the show will document the making of, marketing and theatrical releases of each film. Viewers will determine which director will be awarded $250,000 at the end of the 10-part series, and both films will air on Starz.

The contestants will be mentored by show creator Chris Moore, the executive producer ofProject Greenlight and Good Will Hunting, as well as actor Zachary Quinto and others in the film industry.

The Chair is Starz's first foray into original unscripted television and is set to premiere later this year. Will you watch?