Worldwide Pants on campaign trail


NEW YORK -- David Letterman's Worldwide Pants is finally getting serious, partnering with Lawrence Bender and Balance Vector Prods. to produce a documentary on college-age candidates running for office.

Former Michael Moore assistant and first-time director Jason Pollock has been filming five young candidates running in this fall's elections for the past few months. The untitled film is first docu and noncomedic project from Worldwide Pants.

"I'm very impressed with Jason Pollock and all the young people in this film," said Letterman, who runs Worldwide Pants with president and CEO Rob Burnett. "When I was their age I was still delivering papers on a paper route, and I wasn't even very good at that."

The film follows two mayoral candidates (Raul De Jesus, 20, of Hartford, Conn., and Eric Smith, 18, of Hobart, Ind.), two city council candidates (18-year-oldsYtit Chauhan of Atlantic City and George Monger of Memphis) and one school board candidate (Tiffany Tupper of Hampton Township, Pa.). All are up for election Nov. 6 except for Monger, who beat several contenders and came in fourth place Oct. 4.

Bender is coming off the hit docu "An Inconvenient Truth" and such narrative films as "Pulp Fiction." Aside from "The Late Show With David Letterman," Worldwide Pants has produced the "Strangers With Candy" feature, "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Ed." Balance Vector produced the TV docu "Dying for Everest."