TheBlaze TV teams up with Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley's Wild West Productions, Go Go Luckey for new reality series

Submit Your Application by January 31st, 2013

Glenn interviewed Peter Billingsley today on radio: WATCH

Glenn Beck's TheBlaze announced this morning that the media company would be teaming up with Wild West Productions and Go Go Luckey Entertainment to launch 'Pursuit Of The Truth', a new reality series to find the next great documentary film. The series will bring together twenty selected filmmakers from across the country to prove to a panel of expert judges that their project is worthy of the grand prize – financing and worldwide distribution for their feature documentary film idea.

Applications are currently being accepted from filmmakers of all walks of life to be contestants on the new television series, with a deadline of January 31st, 2013.

A team of experienced producers and executives will be hand selecting twenty of the most compelling contestants to compete on the show. Contestants will be asked to perform a series of tasks during the ten-­‐week production period for our panel of expert judges. They will be asked to not only prove the validity of their idea for a documentary and but also their filmmaking abilities. They will either survive or be eliminated based on that criteria.

Wild West Productions is an American film, television and entertainment production company founded in 2005 by leading actor, writer and producer Vince Vaughn. Go Go Luckey Entertainment, founded by Gary and Julie Auerbauch, is a Los Angeles based production company specializing in reality and scripted television.

"We are excited to continue to expand our programming with producers like Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Gary Auerbach," said Joel Cheatwood, President and Chief Creative Officer for TheBlaze. "The documentary film, particularly those that seek the truth with no agenda, is an important art form that is struggling to survive in this media environment."

"We will be looking for stories that simply need to be told," he added.

"We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for filmmakers," said Peter Billingsley. "Getting any film beyond the idea stage has become increasingly difficult these days, especially for documentary filmmakers that want to shine a light and make a difference. Our goal is to create a powerful annual platform to help filmmakers tell important and engaging stories."

Gary Auerbauch added, "It has been our privilege to produce a long list of shows for a variety of networks and we are excited to now work on such an important show for TheBlaze. This project has special meaning for Go Go Luckey because it embodies such a worthy cause -­ enabling filmmakers to pursue the truth."

Later today, GlennBeck.com will be posting an interview between Peter Billingsley and Glenn Beck from today's Glenn Beck Radio Program. Stay tuned for more updates.

THEBLAZE, WILD WEST PRODUCTIONS AND GO GO LUCKEY ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH 'PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH' TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT DOCUMENTARY FILM

 The 9 Episode Reality Competition Series Will Be Broadcast on TheBlaze Late Spring 2013

 New York, NY, December 5, 2012 -- Go Go Luckey Entertainment and Wild West Productions are teaming up with The Blaze to bring you an exciting new competition reality television series. PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH will bring together twenty selected filmmakers from across the country to prove to a panel of expert judges that their project is worthy of the grand prize – financing and worldwide distribution for their feature documentary film idea.

Applications are currently being accepted from filmmakers of all walks of life to be contestants on the new television series. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION ENDS JANUARY 31, 2013. A team of experienced producers and executives will be hand selecting twenty of the most compelling contestants to compete on the show. If selected, contestants will be asked to perform a series of tasks during the ten-­‐week production period for our panel of expert judges. Contestants will be asked to not only prove the validity of their idea for a documentary and but also their filmmaking abilities. They will either survive or be eliminated based on that criteria. For example, contestants might be asked to produce a sizzle reel, procure and execute a key interview, or pitch scenes to our panel of judges.

Joel Cheatwood, President and Chief Content Officer for TheBlaze said: "We are excited to continue to expand our programming with producers like Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Gary Auerbach. The documentary film, particularly those that seek the truth with no agenda, is an important art form that is struggling to survive in this media environment. We will be looking for stories that simply need to be told."

Peter Billingsley from Wild West Productions said: "We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for filmmakers. Getting any film beyond the idea stage has become increasingly difficult these days, especially for documentary filmmakers that want to shine a light and make a difference. Our goal is to create a powerful annual platform to help filmmakers tell important and engaging stories."

Gary Auerbach, founder of Go Go Luckey said: "It has been our privilege to produce a long list of shows for a variety of networks and we are excited to now work on such an important show for TheBlaze. This project has special meaning for Go Go Luckey because it embodies such a worthy cause -­‐ enabling filmmakers to pursue the truth."

Go Go Luckey will lead the production of the series in cooperation with Wild West Productions and TheBlaze. The nine episode series debuts on TheBlaze in late Spring 2013.

About TheBlaze

Glenn Beck's TheBlaze is a news, information & entertainment network dedicated to delivering high quality programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The exclusive provider of Glenn's daily television broadcast, TheBlaze also offers a full slate of thought provoking news and opinion shows like Real News and Wilkow, late night comedy like BS of A, family friendly programming like Independence USA and Liberty Treehouse, provocative documentaries and other original specials covering a myriad of entertaining and enlightening topics. TheBlaze, which received 14 million unique online visitors in October, is the only network where you can find the facts and stories you care about most. TheBlaze -­‐-­‐-­‐Truth Lives Here.

About Wild West Productions

Wild West Productions is an American film, television and entertainment production company founded in 2005 by leading actor, writer and producer Vince Vaughn. The company has produced a string of hit movies, including Couples Retreat, Four Christmases, and The Break-­‐Up. All three movies opened #1 at the box office, and each went on to gross more than $160 million worldwide with The Break-­‐Up breaking the $200 million box office mark. Wild West has also produced two feature length documentaries, the most recent being Art of Conflict which had its United States Premier at the Chicago International Film Festival to a sold out crowd.

The company’s first venture into television was the half-­‐hour original sitcom Sullivan & Son, which premiered on TBS in July 2012 and was just renewed for a second season. Wild West has several other television projects in development, including a reboot of the comedy series The Brady Bunch for CBS and a half-­‐hour sitcom starring Tony Danza for ABC.

About Go Go Luckey

Go Go Luckey Entertainment is a Los Angeles based Production Company specializing in reality and scripted television. Founded in 2002 by husband and wife Gary & Julie Auerbach the company has developed a reputation for its’ signature look and style. Fusing together Gary’s pioneering, award winning reality background (JON STEWART SHOW, SINGLED OUT 300 episodes, THE X SHOW, 600 daily live episodes, etc.) with Julie’s scripted-­‐television background (24, DARK ANGEL, BIRDS OF PREY, CHARMED) the company burst onto the scene with their breakout smash hit LAGUNA BEACH: THE REAL ORANGE COUNTY and created a completely new genre of reality television.

With a passion for telling compelling stories the company has produced hundreds of hours of programming for its clients which include: ABC, NBC, FOX, A & E, MTV, HISTORY, DISCOVERY, DISCOVERY SCIENCE, VERSUS, USA, E!, ANIMAL PLANET, VH1,LIFETIME, SOAP NET, FOX REALITY, TVLAND, ABC FAMILY, LOGO, THE N, SPIKE, TV GUIDE, and AMC.

 

Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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