In today's CA:
Justin Gullett, 26, of Germantown has been chosen as one of the nine finalists for the online "Movie Making Challenge," part of the Fox TV show "On the Lot." The American Idol-esque reality show, produced by three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg and reality TV pioneer Mark Burnett, is in the midst of its first season. The show, which airs Tuesdays on WHBQ-TV Channel 13 at 7 p.m., features a dwindling group of filmmakers competing for a development deal.
Gullet is not a contestant on the TV show; rather, he is participating in the at-home competition that allowed anyone to enter his or her own videos online through TheLot.com.
His short film, "Distortion," won week five -- horror week -- of the online challenge in which anyone could submit a two- to three-minute film for that week's genre or theme.