The Literary Death Match reading series will shoot a television pilot on October 9 at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, creating two shows that the popular reading series can pitch to TV networks.
Would you watch the Literary Death Match on television? The organizers hope to raise $10,000 for the pilot on Kickstarter. In exchange for pledges, you can get tickets to the show and digital downloads of the TV pilots. Check it out:
The live show — a double-feature (two, full 40-minute shows) starring top literary, Hollywood and comedy talent — will be filmed by a top cinematographer, then edited into a pair of pitchable TV pilots. The pilot will star Michael C. Hall (Dexter; Six Feet Under), Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief; Rin Tin Tin), the musician Moby (Play; Destroyed), comedian/author Jenny Slate (SNL; author of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On), host Todd Zuniga (LDM creator, and a LA Times “Face to Watch” for 2012), author Ben Loory (author of Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day) and many, many more TBA. (Via HuffPost Books)