Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRECord Coming to TV

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March 28 2013 12:39 PM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Creating a Crowd-Sourced Variety Show for Cable TV

Continuing on his endearing path as an actor, director, creator, and all-around likeable personality, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has announced a new project for fans and aspiring artists to get excited about. His online collaborative production company HitRECord—which has done some great work so far—is partnering up with the new cable network Pivot to put a new spin on the classic variety-show format.  

As Gordon-Levitt describes it, each half-hour episode will have a theme, and will feature “short films, live performances, music, animation, conversations, and more,” with the actor himself serving as host. With a charming, “let’s put on a show” spirit, he has put out a call for artists, musicians, writers, performers, and anyone else who is willing to contribute their talents. And he promises that artists will be compensated for any material used on the show.

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It’s nice to see that bringing HitRECord to cable doesn’t mean that the company’s efforts will be any less of a collaborative effort. Creative minds will surely be inspired, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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