Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who has spent the last few years working on and promoting his site HitRECcord, is now seeing that site come to life with its own variety show, HitRECord On TV. The show premieres on Pivot on January 18th with two back-to-back episodes. The first season is scheduled for eight episodes and contains content right from the website itself, HitRECord. The half hour show will be made up of short films, interviews, performances and more. Each episode will revolve around a different theme, based on the thousands of contributions from the website.
“We like to call ourselves an open collaborative production company, where hundreds of thousands of artists around the world form a community around the art we make together,” co-creator Jared Geller tells SPIN magazine. The first episode alone uses content from over 400 contributors on the site. Plus, if your content is used, there’s a sweet cut from the $50,000 per episode check.
— pivot (@pivot_tv) January 10, 2014
If you don’t want to wait to catch the premiere episode on January 18th, or don’t have the cable channel Pivot (which seems likely), Joseph kindly uploaded the entire first episode to Youtube for fans to check out:
In the Youtube introduction, Joseph writes: “I’m deeply proud of this show, and I think you’re realllllly gonna like it. Honestly, making this thing together with all the artists from around the world in our hitRECord community has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life so far.”
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