VH1 scares up 'Queens' team

James Gunn, Shawnee Smith, John Homa to be judges

Writer-director-producer James Gunn, actress Shawnee Smith and acting coach John Homa have been tapped to serve as judges on VH1's new reality competition series "Scream Queens."

All three will have dual roles on the Lionsgate-produced show, which will give 10 unknown actresses a shot at winning a "major role" in a Lionsgate horror movie.

Smith also will serve as host, while Gunn will direct the contestants' performances. Homa will serve as acting coach to the contestants in the eight-episode series, slated to debut in the fall.

Smith, whose credits include Lionsgate's "Saw" film franchise as well as the sitcom "Becker," is repped by manager Brian Wilkins. Gunn, whose credits include the horror films "Dawn of the Dead" and "Slither" along with the "Scooby-Doo" films, is repped by UTA and manager Peter Safran.