Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network will host an “Inside the Actors Studio”-like program for directors as well as a filmmaking reality show.
The director went on to say “The Director’s Chair” would premiere in May with either a one or two part episode featuring his conversation with John Carpenter. Episodes will be an hour long, and Rodriguez plans to do as many as he can with directors whose films are already featured on El Rey Network.
"We’ll travel around and interview different directors, get them to do introductions for the films we’ll be showing and just have it be a very filmmaker focused/friendly network as well as classic cinematic television," Rodriguez said.
The new network head went on to disclose information about his ideas for an upcoming reality show for the network that’s not quite a reality show:
"One of the shows I want to do is called ‘The Mariachi Project’ where I’ll give $7,000 to filmmakers of all types, of all diversities, and they’ll make [a movie] and they’ll show it and they’ll talk about how they made it — cheap programming. $7,000? That’s two hours of programming — and then I can say, “Fix this, fix that and come back and here’s $7,000 to go reshoot half of it,” or whatever.”
keep your eyes out filmmakers!