El Rey came out of the gate strong with its first original program, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” and up next is “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” with John Carpenter set for the premiere!
From the Press Release:
El Rey Network announces the start of production on “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair,” a new hour-long series featuring the industry’s most notable directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.
The first of ten primetime installments will premiere Saturday, May 10, 2014, on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s new genre-busting English-language cable network.
The series will provide a forum for two directors to go one-on-one, offering viewers access inside the minds of some of Hollywood’s most celebrated and iconic filmmakers. On the roster for Season One is legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from L.A., They Live), whose segment was shot last week in Los Angeles. Directors will come together for an intimate dialogue about their craft and their inspirations and will explore the early and memorable films that helped propel them to superstar status. Creator and producer Rodriguez will personally lead the conversations in several of the early episodes, including the one featuring Carpenter.
Rodriguez said: “I feel incredibly fortunate to have worked closely with some of the most creative minds in filmmaking. ‘The Director’s Chair’ will be an intimate forum for the wildly unexpected conversation that ensues when passionate people discuss their fascination with this art form and can share what they have learned about the industry they love. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive into what makes some of these great minds tick, and I can’t wait to have the opportunity to lead the dialogue for some of our very first episodes.”
To kick off the day, El Rey Network will feature a “Carpen-TERROR” Movie Marathon starting at 1:00 PM ET on May 10th. The full schedule is below. If you want to tweet along, be sure to use the hashtag #RideWithElRey.
1:00 PM ET: “The Director’s Chair: John Carpenter”
2:00 PM ET: The Fog (1980)
4:00 PM ET: Assault on Precinct 13 (1975)
6:00 PM ET: Escape from New York
8:00 PM ET: “The Director’s Chair: John Carpenter”
9:00 PM ET: The Fog (1980)
11:00 PM ET: Assault on Precinct 13 (1975)
1:00 AM ET: Escape from New York
3:00 AM ET: “The Director’s Chair: John Carpenter”
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