Skip to comments.DiCaprio going green with "E-topia" TV series
Posted on 10/18/2006 7:51:33 AM PDT by ZGuy
Leonardo DiCaprio is helping to develop a reality TV series focusing on the environment.
"E-topia" will chronicle the eco-friendly reconstruction of an American town as it is transformed into a "'green' utopia of tomorrow." The project, being shopped to broadcast networks, will document the monthslong endeavor in a town yet to be determined as teams of construction workers and laborers unaccustomed to the demands of a "green" lifestyle work with passionate eco-idealists, planners and architects.
Executive producers Craig Piligian (CBS' "Survivor") and Tom Mazza (NBC's "Treasure Hunters") brought the idea to DiCaprio, a high-profile environmental advocate, who signed on as co-creator and executive producer.
Piligian said the idea of doing a project "that had community in it, something with purpose and reason," took off after the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina last year and the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," featuring Al Gore, "struck a chord" with filmgoers.
"We're going to take a devastated community and help transform it as a prototype for the future," Piligian said. "At the end of the day, we're all going to have to change the way we live, the way we burn and use fuel ... We're trying to show the country and the world by example, town by town by town, how we can change the way we live and fight global warming."
In addition, each episode is designed to have a "call to action," directing viewers to a Web site where they can learn more about ecology and find out how to participate in environmental initiatives.
Unless their town is filled with the Deal or No Deal Models, I predict a complete failure.
People watch tv for entertainment not to be preached to. Even the 1/4 of the population that is retarded won't watch this dog.
Ooh, can't wait to read their propaganda rubbish.
"We're trying to show the country and the world by example, town by town by town, how we can change the way we live and fight global warming."
How about town by town we rid them of corrupt local governments? There is a lot of interconnected corruption. The ongoing federal investigation should've been a huge story instead every story just looks at their own little piece on the local news. The big picture isn't covered.
New Orleans' collapse was because of corruption. They can blame Bush all they want for not coming to their aid, but it is best to PREVENT tragedies.
Gives me an idea... how about a show which features a No-I-topia, an islam-free American town? Whaddaya think???
Isn't Utopia a cautionary tale?
Movie stars - Is there anything they don't know?
DiCaprio is a girl.
Well that's just SUPER!!
Presumably they'll be using only hand tools for modifications to the town. No jackhammers, electric saws or big gas guzzling dump trucks. Grab a shovel Leon-ardo! Ha!
I can't wait to see the celeb-environmentalists role up in their tour buses and motor homes to teach everyone how to be an enviromentalist.