18 December 2013 7:51 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The L.A.-based production company Authentic Entertainment is behind a slew of reality titles, including TLC's infamous "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" and Esquire's cubicle jockey fight show "White Collar Brawlers." Now the company wants to try its hand at a scripted series, and for help, it's turned to Kickstarter. "Project Moonbase" is a sci-fi comedy for which Authentic Ent. producers M.J. Loheed and Jeanne Begley are trying to raise $350,000 in order to make a pilot. They're hoping to sell the show to a network like Netflix, AMC, FX, Amazon, Hulu, Comedy Central or Adult Swim. The synopsis: In the year 2043 the space administration is grappling with budget cuts so they turn to Hollywood to find a way to keep their flagship project Moonbase Genesis going. In exchange for money to keep their base operational, the astronauts let a cast of reality TV rejects »


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