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    On The Lot - About the show

    Lights! Camera! Action! The cameras are about to start rolling on the new moviemaking competition series ON THE LOT, executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg. Actress, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher ("Star Wars," "Postcards From The Edge"), as well as directors/producers Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour 3," "X-Men 3: The Last Stand"), Garry Marshall ("Georgia Rule," "Princess Diaries," "Pretty Woman") and Jon Avnet ("The Starter Wife," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Risky Business"), will serve as judges for the series' two "audition" episodes airing Tuesday, May 22 9/8c and Thursday, May 24 9/8c on FOX. Judges for additional rounds will be announced at a later date.

    After receiving a record-setting 12,000 video submissions on thelot.com from aspiring filmmakers around the globe, FOX has officially entered the summer movie blockbuster race with the new filmmaking competition series ON THE LOT from Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television. In the audition episodes, the top 50 applicants will discover the magic of moviemaking when they are brought to Los Angeles to visit a real-life film set for the first time. The 50 semifinalists must endure a rigorous "Hollywood Boot Camp," where they will face the judges for the first time with their personal submission film as well as their attempts at a Hollywood-style "pitch" meeting; a "24-Hour Film Shoot," where each must shoot and edit a short film in a 24-hour period; as well as a "one-page, one-hour" film shoot, where they will have an hour to film a one-page scene with the help of professional directors of photography, camera and sound operators and actors. The judges will give their ultimate feedback and select the Top 18 Finalists, who will move on to compete in the first "Film Premiere" episode.

    A special two-hour "Film Premiere" episode, featuring the first films produced by the 18 finalists, will air Monday, May 28 8/7c on FOX. It will be up to the American public to determine the first finalist to be eliminated from the competition; voting results will be announced the following night on the expanded first "Box Office" results show Tuesday, May 29 8/7c. ON THE LOT's weekly "Film Premiere" episodes air in their regular time period beginning Monday, June 4 8/7c, and the weekly "Box Office" results shows will air on Tuesdays 8/7c starting Tuesday, June 5.
    Carrie Fisher

    Since her feature debut opposite Warren Beatty in "Shampoo" in 1975, Carrie Fisher has been a compelling force in the film industry. She attained international recognition as "Princess Leia," a role that made her a cultural icon, in the box office phenomenon "Star Wars" and the smash hit sequels "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." On the literary front, Fisher wrote The New York Times best-seller "Postcards From the Edge," for which she won the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Three additional best-selling novels, "Surrender the Pink," "Delusions of Grandma" and "The Best Awful," followed. In addition to writing the telefilm "These Old Broads," Fisher also wrote the screenplay for the film based on her best-seller "Postcards From the Edge," which starred Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
    Brett Ratner

    In a very short time, Brett Ratner has established himself as one of Hollywood's most successful directors. Ratner's seven feature films have grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Ratner shattered several box office records with his latest release, "X-Men 3: The Last Stand." The film opened with a staggering $123 million in just four days. Ratner is currently finishing post-production on "Rush Hour 3," the third installment of the blockbuster "Rush Hour" franchise, in which Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan reprise their roles as LAPD Detective James Carter and Royal Hong Kong Police Chief Inspector Lee. The film is scheduled to be released on Aug. 10.
    Garry Marshall

    Garry Marshall's long and illustrious career has encompassed directing, producing, writing and acting. Marshall started his career in television as a writer/producer on such comedy classics as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Odd Couple," "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley." He is best known as one of the leading directors of romantic comedies, including "Pretty Woman," "Beaches," "Runaway Bride," "Overboard" "The Princess Diaries" and its sequel, "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement." His most recent directorial effort, "Georgia Rule," starring Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan, opens in theaters May 11.
    Jon Avnet

    Jon Avnet has directed and produced more than 50 motion pictures and television movies over the last 25 years, from box office hits like "Risky Business" and "Fried Green Tomatoes" to the critically acclaimed "Uprising," "The Burning Bed" and "Heatwave" for television. His work has won or been nominated for multiple Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Directors Guild of America awards, as well as Writers Guild of America awards, the Peabody, the Humanitas and CableACE awards. On Broadway, he produced the Tony Award-winning "Spamalot"; "The Pillowman"; "The History Boys," which received six Tony Awards, including Best Play; as well as this year's revival of "Inherit the Wind," starring Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy. In features, Avnet recently directed and produced "88 Minutes," a thriller starring Al Pacino and serves as director and executive producer for the upcoming cable miniseries "The Starter Wife," based on the best-selling novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.

    ON THE LOT affords aspiring filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to win a $1-million DreamWorks development deal. Each week, the hopeful filmmaker finalists will produce short films from a chosen genre, running the gamut from comedies to thrillers, personal dramas to romance, sci-fi to horror. They'll have access to the best resources the industry has to offer - professional writers, actors and crew - to help create their films.

    After the teams have battled time frames, budgets and all the usual chaos that goes along with filmmaking, their films will debut and be critiqued in front of a live audience during the "Film Premiere" episodes.

    But the filmmakers ultimately will be judged by the harshest critics of all ... the public. It will be America whose votes determine which films should be left on the cutting-room floor. On each "Box Office" results show, the director whose feature garners the fewest votes will be sent home.

    ON THE LOT is produced by Mark Burnett Productions, DreamWorks Television and Amblin Television. Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg are creators and executive producers. David Goffin serves as executive producer with Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Conrad Riggs co-executive producers.


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    Re: On The Lot - About the show

    "After the teams have" ... what teams ?

    I guess with 18 finalists they won't be able to "premier" too many films in an hour ... so they'll split them into teams ? But it also says "the director" (singular) with the fewest votes will be eliminated. Eeither I missed something or this is going to have elements of various shows "Grease" (boot camp ); The Apprentice (teams), etc.

    I'm not criticizing, mind you ... just unclear. I think it will be interesting. I've long wondered what a "pitch meeting" is really like so maybe I'll learn some things.
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    I honestly think that, despite the big names attached, this show might bomb terribly.

    I've been thinking of it as "YouTube: The TV Series" and I don't think people WANT YouTube on TV. They have YouTube right where they want it already...

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    I think this one sounds interesting. If they do it right, it could be really good. I'll definitely watch at least the first episode or two.
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    Re: On The Lot - About the show

    Quote Originally Posted by Krom;2371315;
    I honestly think that, despite the big names attached, this show might bomb terribly.

    I've been thinking of it as "YouTube: The TV Series" and I don't think people WANT YouTube on TV. They have YouTube right where they want it already...
    I was thinking the same thing.

    And what I don't understand is why would these top names in the industry want to do anything like this, truly?

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    i think i'll pass. enough dosage of fox reality tv

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    Re: On The Lot - About the show

    Quote Originally Posted by Krom;2371315;
    I honestly think that, despite the big names attached, this show might bomb terribly.

    I've been thinking of it as "YouTube: The TV Series" and I don't think people WANT YouTube on TV. They have YouTube right where they want it already...
    You could be correct about it bombing, Krom. I thought Grease would be a big hit and I was wrong. But as said, I'll watch some to see if I can learn anything new, and read here because FORT's membership is bound to have some aspiring film makers. In the bachelor spoiler/sleuthing forum, many photographers, professional and amateur, have commented extensively on lighting, angles, indoor v. outdoor photography, etc. and it's been fun and interesting to read. I think this too might be fun ... emphasis on might.

    I think YouTube, and the public's obsession with amateur "film" production is likely what fueled this.
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    Re: On The Lot - About the show

    I'll watch the first couple of episodes & give it a shot, but if this board is any indication, there doesn't seem to be much interest. Some of the commercials have been funny though.

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    Re: On The Lot - About the show

    Hello...ello...ello...llo....o oooo. Boy you could swing a dead cat in this place with no threats of injuring anyone.

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    This show is DEAD TO ME

    OK I gave it a try, I liked Episode 1 and 2, then episode three went MIA, and after that AWFUL! The 2 hours of 1 minute clips, was fair nothing special and then the only person I voted for gets kicked off, and the 3 clips I used my 30 second skip for. Yes, 3 movies were so awful I couldn't watch 60 seconds, and all three made it to the second round.

    To make matters worse they repeated everything the judges said just to make the show longer and more boring. WOW!!!

    Well I didn't even finished the award show, and I deleted it from my season pass.

    Mark Burnett should be ashamed to have this show in his production house.

    Also IMDB.com doesn't have 5 votes yet, so if anyone else agrees with me, lets vote on this piece of crap show and give it 1 star out of 10.

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