What’s happening with Starz’s The Chair and its second season? Starz CEO Chris Albrecht gave a brief update about the filmmaking competition.
There will not be a Project Greenlight season five on HBO, but Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are looking for a new home for it, perhaps Netflix or Amazon.
Shia LaBeouf, the actor who came to fame on Project Greenlight‘s second season, is in an elevator at Oxford for the next 24 hours, live streaming his conversations with two other performance artists and strangers. It’s a live feed that rivals Big Brother‘s, taking… continue reading
It’s been more than a year since the first season of Starz’s The Chair ended, but a second season of the DGA-award-winning and TCA-award winning series is at least further along than it was one year ago. But there is some behind-the-scenes progress on season two.
The return of Project Greenlight to HBO has offered two critical opportunities to observe Hollywood at work. The first, and rightfully the most-attention getting, is Hollywood’s problem with diversity. The second has been the shift in reality television. Resurrected after original star Chris Moore brought… continue reading
Project Greenlight’s sixth episode, which aired last night, was titled “Hot Ghetto Mess.” That was not a phrase spoken by any character in the episode, which once again largely focused on producer Effie Brown’s ongoing attempts to manage production of a film directed by… continue reading
Matt Damon has apologized and blamed the editing for comments he made during the first episode of Project Greenlight‘s fourth season, in which he rejected another producer’s concern about diversity. The season premiere include the producers of Project Greenlight deliberating… continue reading
In the last moment of the first episode of Project Greenlight 4, executive producer and mentor Peter Farrelly says, “this guy is the best filmmaker in the group, but I think he’s self destructive.” He’s talking about Jason Mann, the… continue reading
This Sunday, The Great British Baking Show returns to the US, the second season of the UK competition to air on PBS. A week later, on Sept. 13, a fourth season of Project Greenlight will debut on HBO, 10 years… continue reading
The Television Critics Association has given two TCA awards to unscripted series, The Chair and The Jinx. Also in nonfiction, the award for outstanding achievement in news and information went to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The Chair,… continue reading
Earlier this year, fellow YouTube star and Amazing Race cast member Joey Graceffa came out as gay, and now the winner of Starz’s The Chair and YouTube star Shane Dawson has come out as bisexual via a video. “I always… continue reading
Anthony B. Sacco, the director of Starz’s The Chair, has won the Directors Guild Award for outstanding directorial achievement in reality programs. It’s his second win; he previously won for NBC’s Treasure Hunters in 2006, and in was nominated for an… continue reading
The Chair was one of my favorite series of 2014, and there seems to be a chance it could return for a second season. The network, Starz, is “totally open” and its creator, Chris Moore, has promised to go back… continue reading
Shane Dawson has won The Chair and $250,000, a coda tacked on to the ending of one of the best reality TV series I’ve ever watched. I talked to him about making Not Cool under the scrutiny of reality TV cameras, criticism of his work (including… continue reading
Starz’ The Chair comes to an end tomorrow night, with either Anna Martemucci (“Hollidaysburg”) or Shane Dawson (“Not Cool”) winning $250,000. But despite that large prize, the contest has truly been secondary to the reality series’ extraordinary ability to capture the filmmaking process. I… continue reading