I'd like to take this time to let you know about a very interesting reality show coming up soon on FOX called On the Lot. This is going to be another Mark Burnett produced show and it also involves Stephen Spielberg. The basic premise is that 16 upcoming and aspiring filmmakers will compete in real time (ala American Idol or Rockstar) with a weekly competition show and results show. The 16 contestants will be broken into groups of 4 to begin and will produce a film each week in a chosen genre. America will vote and an expert panel will assist in the eliminations. Here is to hoping this show will be more like Project Runway than America's Got Talent. With Burnett behind the project I have faith that this show will showcase these filmmaker's talents well and become a very interesting show. This series should start airing sometime in May.
Anyway, the website for this show is up and you can check out all types of films from those submitting applications to be cast on the show. One incredibly talented director I know, Randy Slavin, has submitted his film and is in strong consideration to be cast on the Lot. Watch this short 5 minute film if you get the chance and don't forget to rate it.