Evolution Media (Real Housewives franchise, Botched) is partnering with Judith Regan’s Regan Arts on an unscripted project featuring pop artist Ashley Longshore. The companies are shopping the potential series to cable networks and other platforms.
Longshore is known for her Warhol-esque pop-art, “where bedazzled flowers sit next to diamonds and Valium boxes, Jesus holds a black Amex and Wonder Woman dresses in Chanel.”
The project follows Longshore’s recent bestseller You Don’t Look Fat, You Look Crazy: An Unapologetic Guide to Being Ambitchous, published by Regan Arts. As a self-described reformed Trophy Wife-in-Training, Longshore overcame failure and heartbreak and pursued her dream to conquer the art world. Opposed to traditional galleries that charge artists to show their work, Longshore has sold her art through Instagram, where she has a loyal social following. A favorite of celebrities, she previously collaborated with Blake Lively for the actress’ lifestyle e-commerce site Preserve. The potential series will feature Longshore giving her own brand of advice and inspiration.
Evolution Media and Regan Arts are co-producers. Longshore also will executive produce. Douglas Ross and Alex Baskin will executive produce for Evolution, along with Judith Regan and Nathan Ament for Regan Arts.
“When Hurricane Ashley landed in my office, I was immediately smitten,” Regan said. “Her wild and unapologetic take on being an ambitious woman is contagious, hysterical and completely motivational. She has created a beautiful, Oz-like world that everyone wants to live in. Immediately!”
Said Sara Hansemann, VP Development at Evolution, “Her outlandish commentary on culture, from fashion to greed and from stress to politics, is all done with a refreshing, devil-may-care attitude that you walk away from feeling like you’ve just had a spiritual experience.”
Evolution also has Lifetime series Growing Up Supermodel, set for a summer launch, and Sweet Home Oklahoma on Bravo. Its current production slate includes The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo, as well as hit format Botched (E!).