On the Lot

(2007)

On the Lot Synopsis

This series will feature a cast of 16 undiscovered filmmakers competing to win the support of the show's viewers, who will decide their fate in a weekly audience vote.

After a global search already under way, applicants will be winnowed to a group of 16 talented filmmakers. These finalists will be brought to Hollywood, where they will be divided into teams and will begin the journey toward their "big break."

Every week, the hopeful filmmakers 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, cast and crew, and possibly even Hollywood celebrities.

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" episode. Judges will include a high-ranking motion picture executive, a prominent film critic and a succession of well-respected guests, such as directors who are experts in the week's featured genre.

It will be FOX viewers 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. The competition continues and directors are eliminated until only the most talented filmmaker is anointed the winner and heads to DreamWorks, to be met by Steven Spielberg and shown to his or her new office on the lot.

On the Lot News
Will Bigham Is the Winner of FOX's On the Lot Reality Competition Series
Was awarded a $1-million DreamWorks studio development deal.
Directors Antoine Fuqua and Brad Silberling to Guest Judge on FOX's On the Lot
The competition-reality series has been narrowed down to ten director finalists.
EXCLUSIVE: Eli Roth Goes On the Lot
The horror maestro breaks bread with a whole new crop of filmmakers.
Eli Roth and Mark Waters to Guest Judge on FOX's On the Lot
Roth will spotlight the contestant's horror-themes films; Waters to spotlight comedy shorts.
Wes Craven to Serve as Guest Judge on FOX's On the Lot
15 director finalists remain on the Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett produced reality-competition series.
Director David Frankel to Guest Host on On the Lot
15 director finalists remain on the Steven Spielberg / Mark Burnett produced reality series.
Shia LaBeouf and Michael Bay to Guest Judge on This Week's On the Lot
The FOX reality series created by Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg.
Carrie Fisher and Garry Marshall Are Named Permanent Judges for On the Lot
Director D.J. Caruso added as guest judge for the first week of competition on the FOX reality series.
Fox Announces the Fifty Semi-Finalists to Compete in On the Lot
The Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg reality series where the audience chooses the best director.
On the Lot Semi-Finalists Announced
Special audition round episodes premiere May 20 and 24th.
Steven Spielberg Taps Carrie Fisher, Brett Ratner, Garry Marshall and Jon Avnet as Judges for On the Lot
The FOX reality show winner will receive a $1 million DreamWorks development deal.
FOX Announces Their New Summer Lineup
Hell's Kitchen, On the Lot, Standoff and more.
Burnett and Spielberg's On the Lot Premieres May 22 & 24 on Fox
12,000 aspiring filmmakers submitted films to thelot.com!
FOX Announces Summer Premieres
Four series including Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg's On The Lot.
On the Lot Details
  • First Aired
    2007

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