FOX’s summer Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg reality competition series On the Lot has announced its first-round judges.
The judges are actor and writer Carrie Fisher; director and producer Brett Ratner; actor, writer, producer, and director Garry Marshall; and producer and director Jon Avnet.
Those judges “will select the top 18 finalists” from “a group of 50 applicants, who are sent to Los Angeles to attend a ‘Hollywood Boot Camp,’” Variety reports. “They’ll meet with the four judges and screen their personal submission film; as well as pitch their project; show and edit a short film within 24 hours; and then shoot a one-page scene within an hour.”
They “will serve as judges on the first round,” Variety says, and then others will presumably take their place. A FOX press release that announced the series a year ago said “[j]udges will include a high-ranking motion picture executive, a prominent film critic and a succession of well-respected guest judges, such as directors who are experts in the week’s featured genre.”