American Chopper: The Series (2003– )
“Nope,” says Berger, who explains: Just as his 20-year-old Denver-based company was about to launch its first show, “Work in Progress,” execs learned that Food Network scheduled it at noon. “We needed a name,” he continues. “So I said, ‘We’re in the west, it’s about to air at noon, let’s call it High Noon.’ My friend designed the logo in about 20 minutes and it hasn’t changed since.”
Hitting the bullseye on the fly like that takes a rare combination of industry insight, gut instinct, and sheer luck — and High Noon Entertainment, which Berger runs with co-founders Duke Hartman (COO) and Sonny Hutchison (chief administrative officer) — has a surfeit of all three.
Over the past two decades, with such hits as “Cake Boss,” “Fixer Upper
Founded in 1997 by Craig Piligian, Pilgrim Studios is a TV production company responsible for popular reality series like American Chopper and Dirty Jobs. Now, they're getting into digital content with 1620 Media, a video platform service that promises content ranging from comedy to documentary and animation.
You can view 1620 Media's debut original on their website, 1620media.com, or on their YouTube channel. No pay required.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the site will begin with six series that include Barry Bostwick's parody of Inside the Actors Studio, Inside the Extras Studio, and The Real Cat Therapist of Beverly Hills, which follows a cat doctor who listens to comedians talk about their problems. Other series feature a documentary show
Financed through a combination of crowdfunding and corporate sponsorships (from Belstaff, BMW Motorrad and Motul), the warm-and-fuzzy pic is perfectly representative of a new breed of documentaries flooding the world these days, now that enterprising filmmakers have found a way to leverage the enthusiasm of specific interest groups (e.
“Alice in Arabia,” a pilot about a teen kidnapped by her Saudi Arabian family after tragedy befalls her parents, is penned by Brooke Eikmeier, who previously served in the U.S. Army as a cryptologic linguist in the Arabic language and trained to support Nsa missions in the Middle East.
“Recovery Road” is a pilot about a teenage girl dealing with addiction and comes from Bert V. Royal (“Easy A”) and Karen Diconcetto (“Ruby & the Rockits”). Beth Miller (“12 Dates of Christmas,” “Revenge of the Bridesmaids”) and Craig Piligian (“Survivor,” “American Chopper”) from Pilgrim Studios and Danielle VonZerneck (“Left to Die”) will serve as executive producers.
“Unstrung” follows a brother and sister who are battling with the cutthroat and emotional stakes of the professional world tour of tennis.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but industry sources pegged the pricetag at more than $40 million. Red Arrow’s deal for Half Yard is the latest example of the European and U.S. media congloms scooping up small and medium-sized unscripted production entities in an effort to bolster content creation and the potential to sell hit formats around the world.
Half Yard founders Abby Greensfelder and Sean Gallagher will continue to run the Bethesda, Md.-based company as co-CEOs. The pair, former programming execs at Discovery Channel and TLC, respectively, founded Half Yard in 2006. At Red Arrow, Half Yard becomes part of a portfolio that includes Chris Coelen’s Kinetic Content,
Here are some reality shows that we might feel less guilty about watching. Some you may have heard of but some may passed you buy as you watch Gordon Ramsey yell at overweight New Yorkers. Not all reality is pure trash.
10. Face Off (SyFy)
It’s like a weekly dose of DVD’s extras. Make up effects artists battle out by showing a different style of makeup effect from zombies to aliens and the one girl who always makes a fairy. There is a foundation challenge where contestants showcase a tiny bit of their skills before the big Spotlight challenge. The Spotlight is a three day challenge where they are given a
Trump puts one-time winner Bret Michaels and previous second-place contestant Trace Adkins in charge as team leaders. Donald takes the opportunity to criticize Brett for coming back, and exposing himself to the chance at going home a loser after his first win. Unfazed, Bret takes turns with Trace drafting their teammates. Bret chooses Omarosa Manigault first, determined to harness her negative energy for good. The guys leave Dennis Rodman as the last player picked. (Something tells us that never happened to Rodman in gym class.)
The contestants move to suites at Trump Tower, and convene to choose team names. Omarosa
When the Teutuls reflect on past events, fans can typically expect to see familiar scenes of fighting, laughing, building and destruction – and in that respect, this episode wasn’t much different. What this episode did have, however, was new interviews with the three Teutuls sitting next to each other, reflecting about the recent events which almost tore their family apart. For a final episode, the reunion of all the Teutuls is what fans most hoped for, ...
Click to continue reading ‘American Chopper’ Series Finale – Senior, Junior & Mikey Give Their Final Thoughts
Their latest revelation came in the most recent episode, when they realized they might be better off keeping their business ventures separate. They echoed that conclusion live.
"I think that the one thing that we definitely learned is that we can’t do business together. So, maybe the show going away will be the best thing that could possibly happen to us," Senior said.
Junior agreed, emphasizing the importance of family. So, while it's disappointing for fans that the show is coming to an end, there is at least a
Now that all of the festivities are over with, fans can wonder how Senior and Junior were the calmest people on stage. Thanks to a feud between fellow Texans, Jesse James and Fast N’ Loud, a good portion of the show went without sound, almost leading to a physical altercation between James and the “rich” Fast N’ Loud guy.
But even though Fast N’ Loud were newcomers to the build-off, they still managed to take home second place with their text book build of an old-school bike. What’s interesting is why the rest of ...
Click to continue reading ‘American Chopper Live: The Revenge’ Build-Off Winner Revealed – Did the Best Bike Win?
With only a few episodes left after being canceled, the American Chopper Live: The Revenge has turned into a so-called swan song for series fans. Once again bringing together Junior, Senior and Jesse, as well as introducing Discovery newcomers Fast N’ Loud, it’s now time to decide who built the better bike. Will Junior take home the trophy again?
Like in last year’s episode, fans watched a two-hour lead-in to Tuesday’s live episode, allowing viewers to see the process that each of them goes through when building a chopper. And, as expected, Jesse James doesn’t disappoint.
Not only has Jesse James returned with another hand-forged motorcycle, but he’s decided to build it his own way, with no faux television deadlines to worry about. While the rest ...
Click to continue reading ‘American Chopper Live: The Revenge’ Bikes Revealed – Who Do You Think Won?
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