TheBlaze TV is partnering with two major production companies, including actor Vince Vaughn's Wild West Productions, to launch a new reality show to find the next great news documentary.
"Pursuit of Truth" will bring together 20 filmmakers to prove their documentary ideas to compete for the ultimate prize of financing and worldwide distribution for their film. Handpicked by producers and executives, the contestants will have to showcase their creative chops before a panel of expert judges and will either succeed or be eliminated based on their filmmaking abilities.
TheBlaze TV is teaming up with Wild West Productions and Go Go Luckey Entertainment to make it happen.
"We are excited to continue to expand our programming with producers like Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley [of Wild West Productions] and Gary Auerbach [of Go Go Luckey Entertainment] ," Joel Cheatwood, president and chief content officer for TheBlaze, said in a news release. "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."
Among the challenges contestants could be required to complete are pitching key documentary scenes to the judges, securing and producing an important interview or creating a demo reel.
"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," Billingsley said. "Our goal is to create a powerful annual platform to help filmmakers tell important and engaging stories." (Click here for more from Glenn Beck's interview with Peter Billingsley).
Auerbach, whose company produced the MTV hit "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" and whose clients have included ABC, NBC, Fox, A&E, the History Channel and others, said he's excited to be proud to produce "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," he said.
"Pursuit of Truth" will debut on TheBlaze in late spring 2013, but the deadline for competitors to enter ends Jan. 31, 2013. Information about applying can be found at pursuitofthetruth.com.
More information about the project can be found on GlennBeck.com.