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From executive producer Chris Moore ("Good Will Hunting," "American Pie") comes an experimental documentary series that turns the process of filmmaking into a competition. Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci make their feature-film debut directing separate movies of a single play. With identical budgets, the pair individually shape their visions. Independent filmmaker Martemucci hires her husband and brother-in-law to help rewrite the script. Dawson, a popular comic on YouTube, prefers a style with raunchy humor. The series charts their progress to the theatrical releases, then viewer votes determine which one wins $250,000. Moore, actor Zachary Quinto ("American Horror Story") and producer Josh Shader ("My Best Friend's Girl") are among the directors' mentors.

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Shane gets unexpected news; Anna receives reactions from the test screening; plans are devised for the distribution and marketing of both films; the winner of the competition is announced.
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Editing begins on the films; Anna and Shane receive critiques of their work and try to stay true to their individual visions.
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The films enter the final days of production; Shane makes a statement by shaving his head; Anna fights for her directing style.
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Fatigue strikes both productions; tension mounts between Shane and his producing partner; Anna deals with the difficulties of acting and directing at the same time.
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Anna has difficulty managing her time on the set; Shane's producers worry that he is playing it safe.
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It's the first day on the set for both movies and with the producers looking on, Shane and Anna feel the pressure mounting.
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Anna and Shane face casting dilemmas during their final week of preproduction; table reads lead to questions about the quality of the scripts.
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Shane's raunchy script causes problems with casting and securing a location; Anna keeps producers out of her casting session.
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Shane deals with financial issues while he searches for crew and scouts locations; Anna gets unexpected news about an important hire.
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Filmmakers Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci begin work on adapting the existing screenplay to fit their individual artistic visions.

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