Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Neal Coffey, Professor
Chase Clifford, Professor
G: Drive Honors 2014 Creative Folder
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Film and Media Studies | Television
When deciding to produce a pilot episode of a television series, I thought about the type of entertainment I wanted to see on TV but had not yet seen. I thought to myself about the themes of entertainment that could resonate with my generation. I decided to combine the interests of the Millennial generation with a game show competition including popular culture and social media themes. I wanted to emulate this traditional genre of television while capitalizing on a new, emerging audience. I had witnessed this same production tactic successfully create The American Bible Challenge when I interned at Game Show Network during my Syracuse University semester in Los Angeles.
I took on this challenge independently, even though different production departments typically collaborate to create final products in the media industry. In this way, I experienced all aspects of the production world by being exposed to development, pre-production, production, and post-production. I honed the skills necessary to design a treatment, organize a production set, manage a cast and crew on-set, and edit together a program in its entirety.
After this undertaking, I am confident that I could work professionally in any given department. In addition, I am confident that I could create an independent work if necessary. “Who Wants to Be a Millennial?” turns out to be a creative, comedic product of a new generation, combining classic competition with reality-style television.
Lewis, Lauren, "“Who Wants to Be a Millennial?” Game Show Production" (2014). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 728.
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