Starz Is Making a Project Greenlight-esque Series Featuring Zachary Quinto

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Zachary Quinto attends the
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Zachary Quinto arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Kempin/2011 Getty Images

The Starz Network is teaming up with Project Greenlight producer Chris Moore on its first unscripted series, The Chair. The filmmaking docuseries will pit two up-and-coming directors against one another as they work to bring the same script to the big screen. The film in question is a coming-of-age comedy called How Soon is Now, about a group of college freshmen coming home for Thanksgiving. The two filmmakers are Shane Dawson, a successful YouTube comedian with over ten million YouTube subscribers, and Anna Martemucci, who wrote and starred in the indie film Breakup at a Wedding. This battle of film-school archetypes will be overseen by a team of mentors, including Star Trek and American Horror Story star Zachary Quinto. Sounds promising, but it will be hard to top Project Greenlight, the show that not only introduced the world to Shia LaBeouf, but also gave us Ben Affleck’s glorious Chris Moore impression. Start practicing now, Quinto.

Starz Orders a Project Greenlight-esque Series