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John Carpenter Set to Host The People’s Network Showcase: Horror Edition for El Rey Network

September 24, 2016 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
John Carpenter reports that filmmaker John Carpenter is going to host the launch of The People’s Network Showcase: Horror Edition for the El Rey Network. The showcase will feature 10 short horror films by some rising independent filmmakers.

The program will debut on Sunday, October 30 at 8PM EST, with an encore set for 10PM EST. It will be a part of El Rey’s month-long horror theme, which is being called “Blood, Sweat and Fears.”

Speaking on the event, El Rey Network founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez stated: “When I started El Rey I wanted the network to provide a new pipeline for creators. My roots are in independent filmmaking and I believe in providing opportunities to people working outside of the studio system. We’ve discovered these terrific short films by very talented makers and with this on-air special hosted by my friend John Carpenter, we can help get them noticed.”

Network President and GM Daniel Tibbets added: “Whether for digital or linear, programming is no longer dictated from the top down. Audiences today know what they want, and in many cases are able to make it themselves. The People’s Network is our disruptive tool to demolish the wall between Professional and User Generated Content.”

The People’s Network showcases filmmakers and artists by giving them a platform to showcase their films. This will be a new on-air series that will also feature interviews with filmmakers and also vignettes of current working industry professionals. Each collection of films that airs will be curated based on a specific genre or central story theme.