“The premise for The Chair came out of my experience as a movie producer,” reveals Chris Moore, executive producer and creator of the Starz reality series. The Chair, which is being submitted in the reality competition category at this year’s Emmys, follows two first-time directors as they embark on the cinematic journey of creating a feature using the same original screenplay.
“The experiment is to document the journey,” says co-EP Zachary Quinto. Moore adds, “The point is to show the process of what these directors go through.” In the featurette, we see the two competitors, NYU grad Anna Martemucci and YouTube star Shane Dawson, as they experience the various ups and downs of filmmaking, including the uncertainty of completion. Eventually each film will be screened in front of an audience, who will choose the winning picture. Josh Shader also severed as co-EP along with Moore and Quinto.