WINNER OF STARZ ORIGINAL FILMMAKING EXPERIMENT "THE CHAIR" TO BE ANNOUNCED DURING NOVEMBER 8TH SEASON FINALE
Audience Voting Beginning October 25th will Determine Which
of the Two Directors, Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, Will Win the
Feature Films from the First-Time Directors Documented on the Series
Will Air on STARZ and also be Available on STARZ PLAY & STARZ ON DEMAND Beginning October 25th
Beverly Hills, Calif., October 21, 2014 - Starz announced today that the audience will find out which filmmaker is the winner of the STARZ Original Filmmaking Experiment "The Chair" during the first season finale airing Saturday, November 8 at 10 pm ET/PT on STARZ.
The feature films created by the two first-time directors documented on the network's first unscripted series - "Hollidaysburg," directed by Anna Martemucci, and "Not Cool," directed by Shane Dawson - will be available for viewing exclusively for STARZ subscribers on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND beginning on Saturday, October 25.
Additionally, "Hollidaysburg" will air on STARZ on Monday, October 27 at 10 pm ET/PT and "Not Cool" will air on STARZ on Tuesday, October 28 at 10 pm ET/PT.
Beginning Saturday, October 25, viewers will have the opportunity to vote to determine which of the two directors will be awarded a $250,000 prize, with the winner being announced during the final episode of "The Chair."
A link containing directions on how to register to vote can be found on STARZ.com beginning Saturday, October 25. Voting will be available from October 25 until November 2.
Created by Chris Moore, Executive Producer of Emmy(R)-nominated "Project Greenlight" and Co-Producer of Oscar(R)-winning Good Will Hunting, "The Chair" is a 10-part documentary series that follows two first-time directors - who are given the same original screenplay - through the process of bringing their debut feature films to the big screen.
Directors Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci were provided with an identical screenplay and challenged to craft their own film. The series documents the creation, marketing and theatrical release of the two films. Both directors were given the same budget and the productions used locations in the same city - Pittsburgh, Penn. Through multiplatform voting, viewers will ultimately determine which director will be awarded $250,000.
Actor Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, "American Horror Story," "Heroes") and his producing partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson are featured in "The Chair" as they join Chris Moore and the script's original producer, Josh Shader, to serve as mentors to Dawson and Martemucci in their quest to develop the winning adaptation.
"The Chair" is a Starz Original Series executive produced by Chris Moore and Anthony B. Sacco in association with The Steel Town Entertainment Project, Point Park University, WQED - Steeltown Incubator, Before the Door Pictures; Tunnel Post, The Brothers Henry, and Shaderville. The project is also supported by Animal, Inc., Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
"The Chair" airs on Saturday nights at 10 pm ET/PT.
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