Planet of the Apps: Unscripted

Courtesy of Apple Insider.

Courtesy of Apple Insider.

By Hazel-Lovely Saunders

A new series is on its way and you will never guess what it’s about. Well from the title above you’ve guessed it already.

Courtesy of Deadline Hollywood.

Courtesy of Deadline Hollywood.

Apple Inc., a multinational technology company is launching its first original TV series about the “app economy.” Executive producers will.i.am., Ben Silverman, and Howard Owens, are teaming up to create this unscripted series about the people who create innovative apps for the world. The show is also being co-produced with Propagate, a production company co-owned by Ben Silverman and Howard Owens.

Actress-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow will also be on board to mentor contestants. Paltrow stated, “Developing and launching a business based on your own original idea can be exhilarating, but intimidating.” In addition, Tech Investor Gary Vaynerchuk is also joining the project and will serve as an advisor.

Planet of the Apps partnered up with Product Hunt, a website for discovering new technology products, mobile apps, and websites, went on a four-city tour in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and New York to meet entrepreneurs and discuss the concept of the new TV series between August 1-3.

Courtesy of Citrusbits.

Courtesy of CitrusBits.

There is a casting call looking for app creators who have a vision to “shape the future, solve real problems, and inspire change within our daily lives” says Silverman. If you want to apply you can visit the series website. Applications are accepted until Friday, August 26 and only 100 of you can make it.

If accepted you have the chance to receive:

  1. Mentorship: Hands-on guidance from tech experts.
  2. Funding: If you make it to the final round you’ll get investment for your app created.
  3. Marketing and Promotion: Placement of your app will be featured in the App Store at the end of the show. Basically, millions of people will see your app everywhere.

Interested applicants must be 18-years-old and be available for shooting later this year through Spring 2017. 

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