Syfy’s “Hot Set” is set for September

The movie set design competition series from Face Off producers Mission Control Media will make its debut via the NBCUniversal cable net on September 18.
August 28, 2012

Syfy’s Hot Set, a movie set design competition series from Mission Control Media (Face Off), will premiere on September 18.

The six-episode series, announced during Syfy’s Upfront presentation, sees two Hollywood production designers and their teams create original movie sets inspired by science fiction, fantasy or horror genres. Each episode is a complete competition, with new production designers introduced each week.

Radio and television personality Ben Mankiewicz hosts the series, while judges include Curt Beech (The Coup, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez); two-time Oscar nominee Lilly Kilvert (The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall); and Art Directors Guild Award nominee Barry Robison (X- Men Origins, Wedding Crashers, The Chronicles of Narnia).

The production designers each have a budget, time limit, and two team members to help them execute the challenges, which range from a devastated alien landscape to a throne room for an alien queen.

The Hot Set contestants are Greg Arnowitz, Carlos Osorio, Abra Brayman, Craig Pavilionis, Charlotte Newman, Roger Ambrose, Thomas Brown, Brandy Alexander, Carol Clements, and Tudor Boloni.

Mission Control Media’s Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian serve as executive producers along with Aliyah Silverstein.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.