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"The Chair", created by Project Greenlight executive producer Chris Moore. The competition documentary series follows two directors through the process of bringing their first feature to the screen. The up-and-coming directors, Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, are provided with an identical screenplay How Soon Is Now, which they must craft as their own film using the same budget and filming in the same city. The series documents the creation, marketing and theatrical release of both adaptations, which will also air on Starz.Written by
Most of my life I've just been a passive viewer. But as I find out what it takes to make a movie or TV show, I am increasingly fascinated and in awe. This series is an inside look at the details, the personalities, and the challenges. Two very different first-time directors have the same initial script and same budget - and get to make their movie! They both bring strengths to the work - and those very strengths sometimes work against them. Shane Dawson is used to creating YouTube videos, as the creator, star, and everything. He has a huge following among a very specific audience. His challenge is to work effectively with all the people involved - production crew, executive producers, the voices of experience - to create something that will appeal to a larger audience. Anna has a broader base of experience, not only as screen writer but also as a part of a group creating videos and a movie. She knows the world of indie film making and knows how to work with others creatively. Her challenge is to take charge for her own vision, being the primary decision-maker for a change. Both directors have excellent coaching from more experienced producers. The commentary from Corey Moosa of Before the Door is especially insightful. For anyone thinking they would like to make a movie, this series will be a riveting lesson in the creative chaos. For observers like me, the series adds to the appreciation of the movies & TV shows.
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