Glenn Beck's TheBlaze Preps Reality TV Competition For Documentary Filmmakers
December 5, 2012 at 5:06 PM (PT)
GLENN BECK's THEBLAZE is partnering with VINCE VAUGHN and PETER BILLINGSLEY's WILD WEST PRODUCTIONS and GARY AUERBACH's GO GO LUCKEY ENTERTAINMENT to produce a competition reality TV series. "PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH" will involve filmmakers competing before a panel of expert judges for a grand prize of financing and worldwide distribution for their film. Applications to be contestants are due by JANUARY 31st at pursuitofthetruth.com.
JOEL CHEATWOOD President and Chief Content Officer for THEBLAZE, said: "We are excited to continue to expand our programming with producers like VINCE VAUGHN, PETER BILLINGSLEY AND GARY AUERBACH. The documentary film, particularly those that seek the truth with no agenda, is an important art form that is struggling to survive in this media environment. We will be looking for stories that simply need to be told."
BILLINGSLEY said, "We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for filmmakers. Getting any film beyond the idea stage has become increasingly difficult these days, especially for documentary filmmakers that want to shine a light and make a difference. Our goal is to create a powerful annual platform to help filmmakers tell important and engaging stories."
AUERBACH added, "It has been our privilege to produce a long list of shows for a variety of networks and we are excited to now work on such an important show for THEBLAZE. This project has special meaning for GO GO LUCKEY because it embodies such a worthy cause -- enabling filmmakers to pursue the truth."
The nine episode series is scheduled to debut on THEBLAZE in SPRING 2013.