TV critic David Bianculli says the new Starz! unscripted TV series, The Chair, is ”all about the creative process in action.”
The series was created by Chris Moore, who produced Project Greenlight with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 2001. Greenlight followed a young filmmaker and documented the process of making their first feature film.
The Chair puts a reality TV spin on Greenlight's idea. “It’s a 10-part documentary series about the making of a new movie – but it’s a competitive situation, with two different young directors trying to make their own distinct films from the same source material.” At the end of the series, Starz! will air both final products.
Bianculli says, “I’ll have to wait until I see them to render a verdict on the final product. But the filmmaker’s journey in The Chair —that’s a reality TV show I can actually, and heartily, endorse.”