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Peter Billingsley is releasing a new reality TV show with Glenn Beck and Vince Vaughn which will focus on finding the next big documentary filmmaker.
Billingsley, is a producer and director, who has worked with Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn numerous times before. He is also well known for his childhood part in classic Christmas film, "A Christmas Story."
The new reality TV show will be titled, "Pursuit of Truth," and is scheduled to air on Beck's "The Blaze TV" channel. The show will invite talented filmmakers to submit their documentaries to see who will be awarded the prize of being labeled "The World's Next Great Documentary Filmmaker."
Beck has announced, "I am proud to announce that Vince Vaughn and I are going to be the executive producers. That should make everybody's head spin. What the hell is Vince Vaughn doing with a crazy man? I know, that's what my friends say. Glenn, what are you doing with the crazy man Vince Vaughn? Yes. It's great, isn't it? I love it," he said Wednesday, according to Politico.
Beck added, "I'd like to see the stuff just isn't done. And done right. And done without conspiracy. I'd love to see something on the Federal Reserve, the game that's being played there. I would love to see something on why capitalism is actually a good thing, why it's not a bad thing."
Billingley has also released a statement: "Getting any film beyond the idea stage has become increasingly difficult these days, especially for documentary filmmakers that want to shine a light and make a difference. Our goal is to create a powerful annual platform to help filmmakers tell important and engaging stories," according to Reuters.
Budding filmmakers are invited to submit their work to the show by January 31, 2013, with the show set to begin airing in spring.
The show's website states: "Whether you are a fledgling, aspiring, experienced or first time filmmaker, with a great idea for a documentary film, this is your chance of a lifetime - to get your feature documentary film financed and distributed to a worldwide audience."
Judging the documentaries will be Vaughn, Billingsley, Beck as well as Go Go Luckey Entertainment's Gary Auerbach.