or


[01/18/11 - 12:39 PM]
Sundance Channel Puts It "All on the Line" With New Fashion Series Featuring Industry Leader Joe Zee
The eight-part series launches Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[via press release from Sundance]

SUNDANCE CHANNEL PUTS IT "ALL ON THE LINE" WITH NEW FASHION SERIES FEATURING INDUSTRY LEADER JOE ZEE

Eight-part series debuts Tuesday, March 29th at 10pm

New York - January 18, 2011 Sundance Channel captures the drama of reinvention in its new non-fiction fashion series, "All On The Line," starring fashion powerhouse and Creative Director for ELLE, Joe Zee. Airing on Tuesdays from March 29th to May 17th at 10pm et/pt, this hour-long show will capture the dramatic world of designers struggling to save their lines and keep their dreams alive. With creative direction, business advice and a little tough love, Joe Zee will break down the line, and its designer, before they are put to the ultimate test of presenting to a buyer.

Sundance Channel EVP and GM Sarah Barnett comments: "'All On The Line' takes us into the real life dilemma that fashion designers face: how to stay true to your vision and at the same time create a line that's commercially viable. These designers with huge personalities, and even bigger dreams, face some difficult truths and Joe Zee is the perfect person to deliver those truths. He brings positivity, honesty and charm to his critiques, and is truly passionate in his aim to help designers succeed. We are happy to welcome him and the series to the Sundance Channel."

Each episode of this eight-part series will feature one designer who has reached some success on their own, but roadblocks have put them at risk of losing their business. That's when Zee steps in to diagnose the problem. Critiquing everything from design to production, he serves as a mentor, while preparing the designers to present their line to a buyer who will make or break their design dreams. Through the process, Zee hopes to unlock each designer's true potential and re-ignite their love for fashion, but ultimately, it will be their own choice whether or not to take his advice

The designers are no strangers to fashion: some held executive positions at label giants, most sell in select boutiques around the world, and all are on the brink of bankruptcy. The featured designers are:

*Liquica and Andrei. This real life married couple fell in love at first sight have been in business together for 8 years. Liquica Anggraini, who is originally from Indonesia, designs and Andrei oversees the business aspects of their line Radenroro, which has been featured in InStyle and Daily Candy. He's invested over $300,000 in their line and if this season doesn't sell, they have to close their doors.

*Dana Maxx- After graduating from FIT, Dana Maxx worked for Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson before launching her own line in 2007 to rave reviews. Her designs have been featured in WWD and Front Row Magazine and her line has grown rapidly, perhaps too quickly. Dana is struggling to keep the company afloat and is in danger of becoming an overnight success with no staying power.

*Leila Shams - a former director at DKNY Jeans, Express and Bebe, Leila launched a Spring 2010 that has made significant strides for a first-time collection, but the cost of the launch has forced to sell her apartment and go into debt.

*Gemma Kahng - the former fashion icon was born and raised in Korea. She came to the U.S. at age 14 and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Fashion Design. She broke into fashion in 1990 and soon had a hit design as part of the 1990's power suit revolution. She was sold at major retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales, and was making millions. However the stress of her incredible success took its toll on Gemma and as she became overwhelmed with the business, she couldn't keep her designs fresh, hired the wrong people and burned through her millions when she was no longer in demand. Gemma is at a crossroads, either she gets back on track or she is going to quit trying.

*Jedda-Kahn - Jedda-Kahn launched his first line in Spring 2005, but now his biggest accounts have dropped him and he is barely holding on by a thread to his fashion dreams. Despite his celebrity followers and couture clientele, Jedda-Kahn is struggling. He can't borrow any more money and he isn't making enough to keep going.

*Julia Alarcon- knows about second chances, she decided to go back to school and pursue a career in fashion and the age of 39. After graduating Parson's with her sister, the pair launched a line that quickly got recognition from press and sold their line to major boutiques. They were chosen as Women's Wear Daily's "designers to watch" in 2008 and the GenArt "fresh Faces in Fashion" in 2009 and 2010. Now that her sister has left the business, Julia is in severe financial trouble. She fears it's too late for her and if Joe Zee can't give her line a second chance, it may be.

*Kara Janx- Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, Kara appeared on the second season of "Project Runway," where many viewers thought she should have been in the final three. The exposure helped her get her designs into hundreds of boutiques across the country, but there was push back from some major retailers who thought of her as a reality star rather than a credible designer. Now with the economic downturn many of the boutiques that embraced her have gone under or cut back on orders. In addition, Kara is now a wife and mother struggling to balance the life of a fashion designer with being the mother of two small kids.

*Layla and Josh- Layla L'obatti became hooked on lingerie while studying at FIT. After working for several fashion companies including intimates for Tommy Hilfiger and Nicole Miller, she decided to make her dreams a reality by creating her own line, Between the Sheets. The line has been featured in Fitness Magazine, Marie Claire, Women's Wear Daily and is sold is several boutiques; however, she and her fianc´┐Ż Josh have maxed out their credit cards and they still haven't been able to truly break into the intimate apparel world. Layla and Josh have had to put their personal lives on hold until they can make the line a success. Right now everything is at a breaking point and they need Joe to help them find the right path.

Tapping into the true essence of the fashion world, "All On The Line" was shot in New York City and produced by Authentic Entertainment.

As the creative director for ELLE since 2007, Zee has helped to further elevate the publication into the successful fashion magazine that is today. He began his career at Allure Magazine and from there became the fashion director at W Magazine, then contributing editor for Details and Vanity Fair. He has also been creative eye behind advertising campaigns for brands including DKNY, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole, Sean John, Banana Republic, H&M, Estee Lauder, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Chanel, Coty and others.

The web address for "All On The Line" is sundancechannel.com/all-on-the-line.

About Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing both today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells credible, authentic, and emotionally immersive stories of Invention, Fashion, Film, Travel, Design, and Enterprise. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC, Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. sundancechannel.com

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media owns and operates some of the world's most popular and award-winning entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, Wedding Central and IFC Entertainment (IFC Center, IFC Festival Direct, IFC Films, IFC In Theaters and IFC Productions). Additional information about Rainbow Media's multiplatform brands is available at www.rainbow-media.com.





  [january 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ALL ON THE LINE (SUNDANCE)





[12/02/16 - 09:58 AM]
AMC Releases First Look Photos from Season Two of "Into the Badlands"
The 10 episode second season will debut in March of 2017.

[12/02/16 - 09:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock eclipses the competition among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/02/16 - 08:10 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" First Look Photos
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley co-star in the drama, premiering in April.

[12/02/16 - 07:27 AM]
American Heroes Channel Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor with Premiere of "Pearl Harbor: The Heroes Who Fought Back"
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/02/16 - 06:53 AM]
HGTV's "Fixer Upper" Season Four Scores Its Highest-Rated Premiere Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[12/01/16 - 01:09 PM]
OWN's Hit Tyler Perry Drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" Returns with All-New Episodes This January
The series returns for season four with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/01/16 - 12:19 PM]
"Arrow" Shoots to Season Highs as #DCWeek Continues
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 30.

[12/01/16 - 12:09 PM]
Animal Planet Announces "Super Cute Holiday Week" Featuring Fan-Favorite Programming
This two-week celebration kicks off Monday, December 12 and "wraps" Sunday, December 25.

[12/01/16 - 12:05 PM]
"Greatest Party Story Ever" Returns for Season Two Tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
The series will once again showcase peoples' most outrageous, hilarious, epic tales including everything from debauchery and drunkenness to celebrity encounters.

[12/01/16 - 12:05 PM]
Sam Worthington Tapped to Star in Discovery's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series "Manifesto"
Worthington will portray FBI Agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald, one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the Bureau, whose radical new approach to intelligence gathering ultimately took Kaczynski down.

[12/01/16 - 11:52 AM]
An Explosive Look at the Birth of the Atomic Age - "A-Bombs Over Nevada" - Premiering Monday, December 5th at 9/8c on Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The dropping of the "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War Two had launched the Atomic Age of the 1950s and 60s.

[12/01/16 - 11:23 AM]
truTV's All-New Brand Campaign Launches, Immediately Falls Apart
This multiplatform campaign, created in collaboration with truTV's new agency partner WorkInProgress, will include a range of company actions that will roll out over the next year.

[12/01/16 - 10:54 AM]
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Stars Stevie J and K. Michelle Return to VH1 on Monday, December 19 at 9PM
Look for "Leave It To Stevie" and a new season of "K. Michelle: My Life" to launch back-to-back.

[12/01/16 - 10:35 AM]
More Performers Announced for "Taraji's White Hot Holidays" Airing Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 8/7c on FOX
She'll be joined by Smokey Robinson, NE-YO, Tyrese Gibson, Andra Day, Candice Boyd and October London.

[12/01/16 - 10:02 AM]
Action-Packed Racing Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" Premieres in a Simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on January 15
The series, which will premiere internationally throughout 2017, takes Mickey and the gang, along with their unique transforming vehicles, on humorous high-spirited races around the globe, as well as hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills.