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[10/10/13 - 07:08 AM]
Ovation Announces November 12 Premiere Date for "The Fashion Fund"
The one-hour series documents emerging fashion designers vying for the chance to be named the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner.

[via press release from Ovation]

OVATION ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 12 PREMIERE DATE FOR "THE FASHION FUND"

New Television Series Features The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee, Including Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, J.Crew's Jenna Lyons, Theory's Andrew Rosen, and this Year's Contestants

Santa Monica, CA - October 10, 2013 - Ovation, America's only arts network, today announced the official premiere date for The Fashion Fund -- Tuesday, November 12th at 10PM ET. Offering unprecedented access to the world of fashion, this one-hour series documents emerging fashion designers vying for the chance to be named the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner.

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is in its 10th year and has transformed emerging designers into true fashion icons. Working alongside some of the top names in fashion, ten innovative, American-based designers, compete for the top award that carries an incredible $300,000 grant and a one-year mentorship with an industry titan. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund selection committee is comprised of iconic names from Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg to top-level fashion executives such as Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus, Andrew Rosen of Theory, Jenna Lyons of J.Crew, and more.

"It's truly an honor to be working with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and Anna Wintour herself," said Robert Weiss, Ovation's Chief Creative Officer. "The Fashion Fund is the real deal. This is not another made-for-TV fashion competition series. Nothing has ever come this close to matching the authenticity and talent found in The Fashion Fund."

In The Fashion Fund, viewers are given exclusive access into the fashion world as they journey into the lives of the emerging designers. We get to know the designers as their visions, technical abilities, and business acumen are all tested - pushing them to their highest potential. The series takes viewers inside legendary studio visits, a Vogue fashion photo shoot and culminates with a presentation at NYC Fashion Week and the announcement of the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner.

Episode Guide:

· "Call of a Lifetime" - Inside the "war room," The Fashion Fund committee reviews submissions and deliberates over which designers - of the hundreds who applied - will be selected as the 10 finalists.

· "Facing the Committee" - The 10 finalists deliver nerve-wracking final presentations to the committee, including an intense interview, and offer a look at their past, present, and future collections.

· "In Front of the Camera" - In addition to site visits to the finalists' studios from Anna Wintour and other committee members, a shoot for the November issue of Vogue pairs each designer with a celebrity counterpart for a stunning portrait.

· "Fashion Week Frenzy" - During New York City Fashion Week, finalists work frantically to stage their shows while also meeting with buyers whose reactions can determine their fate.

· "Cocktails with the Committee" - As the Uniqlo design challenge is revealed, and past finalists mentor this year's top 10, designers attend the cocktail party of a lifetime - hosted by Anna Wintour.

· "The Final Cut" - After a fashion show at LA's Chateau Marmont, the committee meets to make a final decision, and a special guest announces this year's winner at the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards dinner.

The series is produced by Condé Nast Entertainment, Break Thru Films and Ovation.

Season One of The Fashion Fund is comprised of six, one-hour episodes which will premiere on Ovation beginning Tuesday, November 12, with new episodes airing weekly at 10pm ET.

For a special sneak peek of The Fashion Fund, please visit: http://www.ovationtv.com/the-fashion-fund/

About Ovation

Ovation is America's only arts network, whose mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation's signature programming includes The Art of, A Young Doctor's Notebook, The Fashion Fund and James Franco Presents. Ovation reaches a national audience of nearly 50 million homes and is available on national cable companies, satellite systems and telco TV companies such as Comcast Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation's diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular ovationtv.com, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.

About Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE)

Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) is a division of Condé Nast that focuses on the development, production and distribution of original television, feature film and digital video offerings based on the company's iconic media brands, which for more than 100 years, have created the world's greatest content for the world's most influential audiences. Follow us on Twitter @CNE. Condé Nast is home to some of the world's most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM), whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Condé Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past 10 years than all of its competitors combined. For more information, visit condenast.com or follow us on Twitter @CondeNastCorp.

About Break Thru Films

Break Thru Films is headed by Emmy nominated directors, writers, and producers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. Their mission is to create powerful character-driven documentaries and dramatic films. Ricki and Annie's films Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback, Burma Soldier, and The Trials of Darryl Hunt have been Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival favorites winning numerous awards airing on HBO, National Geographic, Showtime. Other projects include: Secret Access: UFO's On the Record (History Channel), and short films for Kenneth Cole, Sundance Institute / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Most recently, they created the national marriage equality spots for the Human Rights Campaign. Annie and Ricki have been recognized with the Best Female Filmmakers Award-San Diego Film Festival, Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award and Lena Sharpe/Women in Cinema Persistence of Vision Award-Seattle International Film Festival.





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