TEENS GIVE NEW MEANING TO #GOALS IN
SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR
ON DECEMBER 22 WITH TIM GUNN, HANNAH JETER,
KELLY OSBOURNE, CHRISTIAN SIRIANO AND AYA KANAI
OLIVIA HOLT Joins as Finale Guest Judge to
Help Crown Newest Teen Fashion Powerhouse
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 17, 2016) - Move over millennials! Make way for Generation Z with the second season premiere of Project Runway Junior, returning on Thursday, December 22nd at 10pm ET/PT. Emmy(R) Award winner Tim Gunn and fellow co-host, supermodel Hannah Jeter, are once again joined by returning judges; fashion designers Kelly Osbourne and Christian Siriano and Seventeen Magazine and Cosmopolitan Executive Fashion Editor, Aya Kanai to find the freshest force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. Ages 13 to 17, these Project Runway Junior designers prove amazing talent develops at a young age. Disney Channel actress and singer Olivia Holt (Kickin' It) joins the judges for the finale to help select the winner. The series moves to its regular time slot of 9pm ET/PT, beginning December 29.
Season 2 Project Runway Junior designers include:
A'kai, 13 - Hauppauge, NY
Allie, 14 - Dayton, Ohio
Cartier, 16 - Chubbuck, ID
Chelsea, 14 - Chatsworth, CA
Chris, 16 - Calverton, NY
Hawwaa, 16 - Mankato, MN
Izzy, 16 - Mount Pleasant, MI
Lucas, 14 - Windermere, FL
Molly, 17 - Fort Collins, CO
Rene, 17 - Dallas, TX
Ruby, 14 - Barrington, RI
Tieler, 16 - Abita Springs, LA
The winner of Project Runway Junior will receive a full scholarship to the prestigious FIDM in California; a complete home sewing and crafting studio, plus, the dream machine, all courtesy of Brother; a feature in Seventeen Magazine; and a $25,000 cash prize, to help launch their line. Also, butter LONDON will supply a year's worth of products and the opportunity to consult with butter LONDON to create a limited edition nail color collection. The styles from their finale collection will be manufactured by Los Angeles Development House, Lefty Production Company.
Project Runway Junior is produced by The Weinstein Company, Sara Rea Productions and Full Picture. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Sara Rea, Tim Gunn and Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture. Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.
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ABOUT SARA REA PRODUCTIONS
Sara Rea Productions produced and co-developed Project Runway Threads and produces the newest edition of the fashion franchise, Project Runway Junior. As the showrunner of the award-winning Project Runway for the past nine seasons, Sara Rea has received multiple Emmy and PGA nominations and a GLAAD Award. Previously, Rea was a producer on NBC's Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search, Spike TV's Murder, Lifetime's America's Psychic Challenge and many others. Sara Rea Productions is currently in development on several scripted and non-scripted projects.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Weinstein Television boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. Weinstein Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano, Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Jeter and fashion critic Kelly Osbourne. Current new series include the business focused Fashion Inc. which premiered this fall on Lifetime, and the late night AMC talk show Geeking Out.
Scripted series include John Fusco's Marco Polo with Netflix, which premiered its second season in July 2016, critically acclaimed miniseries War & Peace, which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016, Scream with MTV, which premiered its second season in May 2016, Peaky Blinders with Netflix just aired its third season, and Julian Fellowes' Doctor Thorne with Amazon. Upcoming series include Stephen King's The Mist (a straight-to-series 10 episode order) for Spike TV, military drama Six (a straight-to-series 8 episode order) for HISTORY and animated series Spy Kids for Netflix (a multi season commitment).
ABOUT FULL PICTURE ENTERTAINMENT
Full Picture Entertainment's multiple divisions include Television & Digital Production, Publicity/Marketing, Management, Branding/Licensing and online fashion portal Modelinia. Full Picture co-created and executive produces the eleven-time Emmy- nominated, PGA-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series Project Runway. Full Picture has also produced companion seriesThreads, Project Runway Junior, Models of the Runway, Fashion Nation for TVGN, CW's Stylista, Modelinia Fashion Week TV, as well as Lifetime'sSeriously Funny Kids. Full Picture has numerous scripted and reality projects currently in development relating to fashion, food, luxury branding and health-fitness for television and online distribution.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime's Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.