Those of you, who are on Hitrecord, probably have a very good idea what the TV show is going to be about. 
For everyone else, here is a description of the first three episodes:

“RE: THE NUMBER ONE” - (Premiere Episode) Airs Saturday, January 18 at 10pm ET/PTIt’s no coincidence that the theme of the very first episode of “HITRECORD ON TV” is regarding “THE NUMBER ONE” — there’s a first time for everything and you never get a second chance at making a first impression. Through a series of short films, animation, music, conversation (and, of course, more) host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and thousands of contributors from around the world bring you stories of first times, unity and solitude.
“RE: FANTASY” (Airs January 18 right after the pilot episode)What better way to kick off the second “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding FANTASY than with a big old fashioned musical number? Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest Tony Danza lead a fanciful kick line to celebrate this week’s fantastical theme. The episode continues with an exploration into the neuroscience of fantasy and includes an animated musical twist on the familiar fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast.”
“RE: TRASH” Punk, junk and guilty pleasures are just a few words to describe the “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding TRASH.  Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicks off the show with a raucous rock song saluting all you freaks and geeks.  The show continues with the so-called “Pope of Trash” and filmmaker John Waters offering up his unique taste for the trashy.  And, of course, there’s a pulpy short film about a trash collector abducted by aliens.  (Obviously.)

Those of you, who are on Hitrecord, probably have a very good idea what the TV show is going to be about. 

For everyone else, here is a description of the first three episodes:

“RE: THE NUMBER ONE” - (Premiere Episode) Airs Saturday, January 18 at 10pm ET/PT
It’s no coincidence that the theme of the very first episode of “HITRECORD ON TV” is regarding “THE NUMBER ONE” — there’s a first time for everything and you never get a second chance at making a first impression. Through a series of short films, animation, music, conversation (and, of course, more) host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and thousands of contributors from around the world bring you stories of first times, unity and solitude.

“RE: FANTASY” (Airs January 18 right after the pilot episode)
What better way to kick off the second “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding FANTASY than with a big old fashioned musical number? Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest Tony Danza lead a fanciful kick line to celebrate this week’s fantastical theme. The episode continues with an exploration into the neuroscience of fantasy and includes an animated musical twist on the familiar fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast.”

“RE: TRASH” 
Punk, junk and guilty pleasures are just a few words to describe the “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding TRASH.  Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicks off the show with a raucous rock song saluting all you freaks and geeks.  The show continues with the so-called “Pope of Trash” and filmmaker John Waters offering up his unique taste for the trashy.  And, of course, there’s a pulpy short film about a trash collector abducted by aliens.  (Obviously.)

Josephine by LizSmalls | Halloween 2011

Josephine by LizSmalls | Halloween 2011

what happened to joe’s button?

clickthefrog:

“I forgot it today!” exclaimed Gordon-Levitt at the Top of the Standard after party of his now synonymous red button for his collaborative creative company Hit RECord. “Tonight of all nights because tonight is the premiere of the first movie that bears the Hit RECord moniker, and I just walked out thinking about too many things and forgot my red button. Tell everyone that I’m embarrassed and I’m sorry.”

[Variety]

In this sneak peek of pivot’s upcoming programming there is a short Hitrecord On TV ad (well, more of an introduction vid), starting at minute 3:08.

Have I told you lately how much I want to see them doing the Guys and Dolls remake? Or any musical with a dance choreography?

The first episode of HitRECord on TV was taped last night in L.A. Here are a few impressions. The show premieres January 18th on pivot.

Picture sources: hwdforevertharaeEvan ShapiroIeechanhees, pivottv, clarissalydializlipka

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes Indiewire’s 2013 Top Influencers List

clickthefrog:

The Influence

Joseph Gordon-Levitt started hitRECord by talking to himself. Although he’s currently one of Hollywood’s most marketable movie stars, in 2005 “Third Rock From the Sun” had ended its run four years earlier and he’d taken a break from acting for college. And he couldn’t book a job.

“Back then, [hitRECord] wasn’t a production company, it wasn’t a website; it was something I said to myself,” said Gordon-Levitt. “I wanted to be in challenging movies and no one thought I could do it. The round red record button became this sort of symbol for me. I would be the one to push the button.”

Eight years later, hitRECord is an “open collaborative production company,” one that has turned thousands of users into artistic collaborators. Users contribute their work to the site, where the community builds on and remixes it. The results are film, books, music and live events that have been hosted everywhere from dive bars to Sundance. Now the company is in serious expansion mode as it prepares to take the approach to its first TV show, which will air on Participant’s new Pivot network.

While Gordon-Levitt has no intention of leaving acting, it’s clear that his work with hitRECord creates a palpable high. “I love acting in movies and I hope I can do it for the rest of my life,” he said. “But the feeling I get when I make something and someone remixes it and someone makes something new out of it — that’s exciting to me and thrilling.”

Biggest Success

Getting the show on Pivot. ” It’s definitely going to be the most important project we’ve ever done.”

Biggest Disappointment

“This show is really challenging legally. When you tell TV attorneys that you’re going to be using work from artists all over the world…it’s been an uphill battle, with frustrating moments and setbacks. A lot of credit is due to the people I work with and Pivot.”

Biggest Challenge

Growing the company. hitRECord has about 5 employees, but now will more than double to include roles like a general manager and controller. “And the TV show will have a hell of a lot more than that,” Gordon-Leavitt [sic] said.

What’s Next

“I think hitRECord can be a massive production company, like Steve Spielberg with Dreamworks,” he said. “In the long term, I think hitRECord has the capability to do all of that. Dreamworks has development executives; we have 200,000 people who are working together. But right now we’re focused on the TV show.”

The Survey
My Biggest Career Break…
It’s been a pretty gradual build over the last 26 years.
Best Filmmaker Working Today…
Probably somebody nobody knows yet.
A Guilty Pleasure Movie…
“Gremlins”
My First Job…
Acting in a commercial for an obscure brand of peanut butter called Sunny Jim.
6 YEARS OLD
The age that Joseph got his first job
100 FESTIVALS
Attended this year by Joseph
40 WEEKS
The average amount that Joseph travels for work each year
6 TIMES
Joseph has been to the Sundance Film Festival

Or read it here. ;)

Joseph is one of 2013 Indiewire Influencers.

"Indiewire Influencers is dedicated to 40 of the people and companies who have captured our attention as we watch them try to figure out what the independent film industry is today and, more importantly, what it will become. While William Goldman’s now-hoary adage that nobody knows anything still holds true, we’re also living in a time where disruption has become as desirable as good manners. So we’re celebrating the people who are trying to get it right — and even daring to get it wrong.
In terms of methodology: We asked people across the industry for the names of the individuals and companies they thought were influencing business now. Not always the most successful entities, but the ones whose work they admired or made them pay attention to what they did next.    

Joe talks mostly about Hitrecord on TV. Read his feature here.

Joseph is one of 2013 Indiewire Influencers.

"Indiewire Influencers is dedicated to 40 of the people and companies who have captured our attention as we watch them try to figure out what the independent film industry is today and, more importantly, what it will become. While William Goldman’s now-hoary adage that nobody knows anything still holds true, we’re also living in a time where disruption has become as desirable as good manners. So we’re celebrating the people who are trying to get it right — and even daring to get it wrong.

In terms of methodology: We asked people across the industry for the names of the individuals and companies they thought were influencing business now. Not always the most successful entities, but the ones whose work they admired or made them pay attention to what they did next.    

Joe talks mostly about Hitrecord on TV. Read his feature here.

clickthefrog:

anninspire:

RE: The Number 1 (REQUEST)

“Someday I’ll look like a grown man, even after I shave.”

I read that as “I’m a glamorous nerd” at first which is also fitting, I guess…

clickthefrog:

anninspire:

RE: The Number 1 (REQUEST)

“Someday I’ll look like a grown man, even after I shave.”

I read that as “I’m a glamorous nerd” at first which is also fitting, I guess…