Go behind the scenes of “The Bill Cunningham Show” with 30 Seconds to Air, a 30-minute behind the scenes documentary that pulls back the curtain and details how an episode of “The Bill Cunningham Show” comes together from concept to air, an up close and personal look at the making of a television talk show.
The pressure is on and tensions are running high for “The Bill Cunningham Show” producers, who are on call 24/7. They are fraught with emotion as they handle the stress of delivering a compelling show, while helping to provide resolution for the guests. 30 Seconds to Air shadows the show producers and the production staff of “The Bill Cunningham Show”: Kim Brechka, Executive Producer, Joyce Sampson, Supervising Producer, Rich Goldman, Senior Producer, Shareen King, Senior Producer and the rest of the show’s production staff over six days, as they build, book and produce a single show, detailing the pressure of moving from concept to air in less than one week.
“The Bill Cunningham Show” is a daytime conflict talk show, syndicated nationally, that deals with real people, real drama and provides real solutions. Hosted by Bill Cunningham, an attorney and nationally syndicated talk radio host, “The Bill Cunningham Show” launched on Tribune Broadcasting stations to great success in Fall 2011. The 60-minute daytime talk show is produced by ITV Studios America with a live studio audience at NEP Penn Studios in Manhattan. On September 17th The CW Network will add “The Bill Cunningham Show,” to their weekday afternoon lineup nationwide.
“As evident in 30 Seconds to Air, the team at “The Bill Cunningham Show” is the finest staff in the industry and I am honored to work alongside them. I am continually impressed by their hard work and dedication to the growth of the show, and I’m excited for the team to receive the recognition they deserve,” said Bill Cunningham.
All production on the documentary was done entirely in-house by Tribune Creative Group led by John Zeigler, VP of Creative and Ari Pitchenik, Director of Creative. The documentary was directed and edited by Jeff Pinilla.
“Tribune Creative Group was given unfettered access to capture every aspect of the show’s production. 30 Seconds to Air truly pulls back the curtain and brings viewers behind the scenes of “The Bill Cunningham Show” to see the passion and hard work it takes to produce a show of this caliber,” said John Zeigler, VP of Creative, Tribune Creative Group.
30 Seconds to Air will run throughout September across Tribune Broadcasting stations.
(TRT: 22 minutes)
Review copies available upon request
Director: Jeff Pinilla
Story and Concept: John Zeigler, Jeff Pinilla
Executive Producers: Sean Compton, Kim Brechka, John Zeigler
Co-executive Producers: Steve Farber, Ari Pitchenik
Produced by: Andrew Oshan, Jeff Pinilla
Associate Producer: Jessica Bellucci
Cinematography by: Christina Voros, Randy Wilkins
1st Assistant Camera: Kimberly Parker
Steadicam Operator: Sam Johnson
Production Sound Mixers: Brian Flood, Kenneth Lewis
Second Unit Director: Andrew Oshan
Post-Production Editor: Jeff Pinilla
Assistant Editor: Nick Katz
Compositing and Visual Effects: Jimmy Yeo, Mark Koenov, JD Gargano
Legal Consulting: Lisa Washburn
Production Assistants: Marisa Monte, Nick Katz
Publicity: Jessica Bellucci
On Set Photographer: Nick Katz
PROGRAM AIR SCHEDULE:
KTLA/Los Angeles – Mon 9/3 at 2p and Sat 9/15 at 2:30p
WDCW/Washington DC – Mon 9/3 at 1p
WSFL/Miami – Mon 9/3 at 11a
KRCW/Portland – Mon 9/3 at 2p and Mon 9/17 at 5a
WNOL/New Orleans – Mon 9/3 at 11a and Sat 9/8 at 3:30p
WPIX/New York -Sat 9/16 at 1:30a and Sun 9/23 at 4p
WGN/Chicago – Sun 9/16 at 4:30p
KDAF/Dallas – Fri 9/15 at 4a and Sun 9/16 at 12:30p
KIAH/ Houston – Sat 9/15 at 12:30p and Sun 9/16 at 3:30a
WTTV/ Indianapolis – Sun 9/16 at 11:30a and Sun 9/9 at 3:30a
WCCT/ Hartford – Sun 9/16 at 11:30a and Sun 9/16 at 1:30a
(local time zones)