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Pittsburgh-based reality show 'The Chair,' which follows 2 young directors, is set to debut

In this photo provided by Point Park University, producer Chris Moore, left, talks with Point Park University Cinema Arts Associate Professor Nelson Chipman, on the set of Anna Martemucci’s film, “Hollidaysburg,”in Carnegie, Pa. on March 15, 2014. Television network Starz debuts a TV reality series "The Chair" on Sept. 6, 2014. The series documents the production of two separate movies using the same script. "Hollidaysburg" is Martemucci’s version, and the other version directed by Shane Dawson, is called “Not Cool.” Those two Pittsburgh-shot movies will then subsequently have theatrical and digital releases. “The Chair” will air in one-hour installments each Saturday through mid-November. (AP Photo/Point Park University)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Viewers of a new reality TV show will soon find out what happens when two fledgling directors are given $850,000 to direct their own movies from the same script.

“The Chair” is shot in Pittsburgh and documents the making of both movies. The 10-week series will debut Sept. 6 on the cable network Starz.

One movie is called “Not Cool,” directed by YouTube moviemaker Shane Dawson. The other is “Hollidaysburg,” directed by actress and screenwriter Anna (AHN’-ah) Martemucci (mar-teh-MOO’-chee). The films will be released shortly after the weekly one-hour series begins.

Both movies were based on a script by Dan Schoffer called “How Soon is Now.” They’re coming-of-age stories about friends who return home to western Pennsylvania during their first Thanksgiving holiday break in college.