Set construction is underway at BEAU for Salt Lake City’s newest TV show, “CW30 Movie Party.” The series features well-known movies with lively intermission breaks. Show host and Executive Producer Tony Toscano is looking to revive a classic idea with a lot of entertainment.
“It’s a throwback to the fun shows of the 70s and 80s where you had a host while a moving was playing,” Toscano said. “We’ll have a bunch of fun things going on and interesting guests to share the movie with us…it will be a little crazy, and fun.”
Between breaks in the movie, the show has interviews with actors and actresses, exclusive sit-downs with big name stars and will showcase everything from comedians to cooking.
“The show is going to be different every week; we may want to develop a ‘Saturday Night Live’ feel and incorporate comedy. The sky is the limit,” Toscano said.
The episodes will be created and produced by a BEAU student production team under the guidance of Tony Toscano. The students are enrolled in various programs at BEAU, including digital video and media production, entertainment design, music production and engineering, and sound design.
“It will be hands on for the students and we will be looking for the students to help us with the writing for certain shows and having some fun with us,” Toscano added. “It’s going to be a student show as much as ours.”
He continued, “The main vision is to get some actual hands-on work that gives the students credit for their experience. And they’ll get a say on how the show develops. I hope they walk away with a real world look of production; many times its just theory, but this is going on the air.”
“CW30 Movie Party” is set to air on June 1 with the showing of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” (Ben Kingsley, Jake Gyllenhaal). Episodes run until the end of the year and can be seen every Saturday at 1 p.m. on CW30.