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Bravo Greenlights "The Beauty Foundation" Pilot Presentation
The potential docusoap follows Billy Brasfield (known as Billy B. in the fashion industry), a world-renowned make-up artist leading a jet-set lifestyle tending to clients around the globe.

[via press release from Bravo]



NEW YORK - April 18, 2007 - Bravo announced the development deal for "The Beauty Foundation," a potential docu-drama series following Billy Brasfield (known as Billy B. in the fashion industry), a world-renowned make-up artist leading a jet-set lifestyle tending to clients around the globe. When he isn't charging $5,000 to prepare a celebrity for a photo shoot, he's down south trying to rebuild his tiny Mississippi hometown. The clash between the high-gloss make-up artist lifestyle and the grit of restoration projects provides a fascinating look at this unique individual and the many challenges he faces moving between two different worlds.

World of Wonder will produce the pilot presentation, with Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey serving as executive producers. Based in both Los Angeles and London, World of Wonder is best known for award-winning films and documentaries such as "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", "Party Monster" (both the documentary and the feature film starring Macaulay Culkin), and "Inside Deep Throat". On both sides of the Atlantic World of Wonder produces high profile, highly personal and highly watchable films for a wide range of networks including the BBC, Channel 4, Five, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, A&E, MTV, VH1, and Discovery. Recent productions include "One Punk Under God" (Sundance), "Tori & Dean: Inn Love" (Oxygen) and "Wife Mom Bounty Hunter" (WE). World of Wonder is also a pioneer in on-line television with its own IPTV site http://www.wowtv.tv and its highly entertaining daily blog http://www.worldofwonder.net

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 84 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process, and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy-nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 12-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye," and the four-time Emmy-nominated hit competition series, "Project Runway."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

  [april 2007]  


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