Pursuit of the Truth

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Pursuit of the Truth
GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Producer(s)Vince Vaughn
Glenn Beck
Original networkTheBlaze
Original release2013 –
External links
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Pursuit of the Truth is a 2013 online reality television series produced by Vince Vaughn[1] and Glenn Beck on TheBlaze.[2][3][4][5][6][7] It was produced by TheBlaze, Wild West Picture Show Productions, and Go Go Luckey Entertainment. This was part of the expansion of Glenn Beck's network.[8]


Reality series about filmmakers competing to have their documentary film produced and distributed internationally. TheBlaze said 1,500 applications were submitted of which 120 made their pitches to the judges.[9] The judges were Craig Hatkoff, Peter Billingsley,[10] and Daniel J. Chalfen.[11]

Six semi-finalists were selected:[12]

  • Joshua Ligairi – Plan 241
  • Jim Hubbard – The Museum of Government Waste
  • Chris Bell – Prescription Thugs
  • Jon Eric Anderson – 8 ½ Minutes: A South Side Story
  • Angela Heffner – Growing Temptations
  • John Bartosz – Gold in September

The six finalists created a two-minute teaser of their documentary. Three finalists were selected from this group.

Chris Bell's Prescription Thugs won the competition and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.[13][14][15][16] One of the producers and two of the judges took producing roles on the winning documentary, which was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and was released in 2016[17][18]

See also[edit]

  • Project Greenlight


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  2. Andrew O'Hehir. "Glenn Beck and Vince Vaughn's showbiz purgatory!". Salon. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  3. Alison Willmore (6 December 2012). "Glenn Beck and Vince Vaughn Are Making a Documentary Film - Indiewire". Indiewire. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. Ted Johnson. "Vince Vaughn Teaming with Glenn Beck". Variety. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  5. "Vince Vaughn, Glenn Beck team to produce reality show to air on Beck's network". Fox News. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  6. Erica Ritz. "Here's Your First Chance to Watch a Sneak Peek of Glenn Beck & Vince Vaughn's New Reality Show". The Blaze. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  7. Dominic Patten. "Glenn Beck & Vince Vaughn Join For Online Reality Series 'Pursuit Of The Truth' - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  8. "Beck's empire, not influence, grows". POLITICO. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  9. "Here's Your First Chance to Watch a Sneak Peek of Glenn Beck & Vince Vaughn's New Reality Show". TheBlaze. 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  10. "How "A Christmas Story" Kept Peter Billingsley Normal". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  11. "TheBlaze TV's 'Pursuit of the Truth' debuts: recap". TheBlaze. 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  12. "Pursuit of the Truth: Series Premiere Recap". Glenn Beck. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  13. "Winner of TheBlaze TV's 'Pursuit of the Truth' Documentary Competition Premieres at Prestigious Film Festival". TheBlaze. 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  14. "Prescription Thugs | Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  15. Fleishman, Jeffrey. "For 'Prescription Thugs' filmmaker, drug abuse hit close to home". latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  16. "'Prescription Thugs': Tribeca Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  17. "Vince Vaughn Exec-Produced Doc 'Prescription Thugs' Picked Up by Samuel Goldwyn Films". TheWrap. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  18. Schager, Nick (2016-01-20). "Film Review: 'Prescription Thugs'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-07.

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