OXYGEN MEDIA GREENLIGHTS NEW DOCU-SERIES The New Untitled Paris Hilton Project
Series Follows the One and Only Paris Hilton
New York, NY -- September 30, 2010 -- Oxygen Media is turning the lens on media icon Paris Hilton with the new docu-series The New Untitled Paris Hilton Project, produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions ("Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares," "Paradise Hotel"). As a model, singer, actress, and entrepreneur, Paris has led a very public, jet-setting life. As she enters the next stage of her life, the provocative heiress and her life beyond what we see in the tabloids will become the focus of The New Untitled Paris Hilton Project. The announcement was made today by Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development.
With Hollywood on one side and real life on the other, this series follows Paris and four important women in her life, through all of their ups and downs, loves gained and lost, marriages, kids, divorce and more, revealing a lively group of dynamic individuals.
"Paris is magnetic in such a way that viewers are naturally curious about her and think they know her based on what they see in the media," said Introcaso-Davis. "We're looking to truly bring an all-encompassing look at her life, friends, family, and relationships, all that's not represented every day. It's going to be a fascinating journey."
Meet Paris's friend Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen's wife and mother to his two adorable twin boys, who is never afraid to say what is on her mind. Then there's Paris's pal Jennifer Rovero, who once dated Fred Durst and graced the pages of Playboy. A single mother of two, Jennifer works full-time as Paris's photographer. Paris' friend Allison Melnick, a major player in LA's nightlife scene, will also appear on the show. And of course a big part of Paris's life is her mom, Kathy, the voice of reason and the one who always tells Paris the truth. Wise, business-savvy, and fiercely loyal to her family and friends, Kathy will also reveal a side of herself that the audience hasn't seen before: a prankster with an unrivaled sense of humor.
Behind the glamour, red carpets, photo shoots, and fabulous parties stands a strong woman who's determined to make a new life for herself. The New Untitled Paris Hilton Project offers an unprecedented voyeuristic glimpse into Paris's real life. The always controversial model, actress, singer and entrepreneur runs a successful fashion and style empire, but she never forgets that the most important things in life are family and friends.
The New Untitled Paris Hilton Project is being executive produced by A. Smith & Co. founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed, as well as Paris Hilton, Rick Hilton and Jamie Freed.
About A. Smith & Co. Productions
Founded by Arthur Smith and Kent Weed in 2000, A. Smith & Co. Productions generates some of the most innovative, highly-rated and high quality unscripted programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Since its launch the company has created over 1,000 hours of programming and developed and produced the number one show in America an astonishing 20 times and a top 5 show over 50 times. The company's current production slate includes the Emmy� nominated hit show "Hell's Kitchen" as well as "Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay," "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," "Full Throttle Saloon," "Unsung," "Ultimate Car Build Off," "America's Worst Driver," "UFC Countdown" and "Pros vs. Joes." A. Smith & Co.'s highly rated programming and executive team have been nominated for several awards including a DGA Award, a NAACP Image Award and a Rose d'Or of which they won two in 2009 for "I Survived a Japanese Game Show." A. Smith & Co.'s library of programming includes hit shows like "The Swan," "Skating with Celebrities" and "Paradise Hotel."
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content including "Bad Girls Club," "Dance Your Ass Off" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging the modern young woman, wherever she is, with popular features online including OxygenLive, shopOholic, makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes and online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com. Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.