So, I'm very pleased to announce that I am now officially an Associate Producer for a new film/TV project that's underway in Pittsburgh called The Chair. Created by Hollywood producer Chris Moore (Good Will Hunting, American Pie, Project Greenlight), The Chair will follow two up-and-coming film directors as they each shoot their own versions of a movie, based on the same script. A documentary will be filmed covering the production process. The documentary and the movies will be released in the fall, and audiences will have the opportunity to vote on which director created the better movie. Sounds fun, right?
The entire project is taking place in Pittsburgh this winter, and I've been onboard for a few months now raising money and planning events. Since my title just recently became official, I thought now would be a good time to announce it, especially since the project has started to pick up some local and national press (due in part to the involvement of fellow CMU alum Zachary Quinto, who is serving as co-executive producer on the project). This is a thrilling project for me, but what it means for the entertainment industry in Pittsburgh is even more exciting. It is our hope that projects like The Chair, which is notable for its extensive use of homegrown talent and is populated with native Pittsburghers from top to bottom, will solidify Pittsburgh's growing reputation as a national center for an industry increasingly turning towards regional production.
I'm incredibly indebted to Chris for giving me this opportunity, and I'm eager to do whatever I can to make this project a success, particularly since it fits right into the mission of DiClaudio Productions, which is to produce quality entertainment with artistic integrity and commercial viability, and to do it right here in Pittsburgh whenever possible.
Please stay tuned for more news about The Chair, I think you're all going to love it!