Sundance sets up unscripted slate
Lineup includes Johnny Weir series, Mark Burnett projectThe Sundance Channel is making a big push in the unscripted area with two new series, "The Day Before" and "Be Good Johnny Weir," and several projects in development, including one from producer Mark Burnett.
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"The Day Before" is an all-access behind-the-scenes look during the 36 hours before a fashion show.
-- "Be Good Johnny Weir," which follows the champion U.S. figure skater, is produced by David Barba, James Pellerito and Original Media.
Sundance's new nonfiction series in development for 2010 include:
-- Burnett's "Don't Bomb Kuala Lumpur," an anthropological comedy series featuring up-and-coming stand-up comedians visiting an unfamiliar city where they have to perform for the locals.
-- "Red Summer," based on Bill Carter's book, is a six-part series about an isolated Eskimo village during the commercial salmon season. Carter is the producer-director, with Nanette Burstein and Jordan Roberts exec producing.
-- "Top City Artist With Justin Bua" follows the urban artist. Michael Yudin is producing.
Sundance also is developing a second installment of its documentary series "Architecture School."