Celebrity

Apparently, celebrity worship isn’t anything new after all. Anthropologists suggest that our love affair with luminaries is just an extension of centuries old instincts to imitate successful people.

If our prehistoric predecessors worshipped the hunters, today’s celebrity seekers hunt the worshipped, emulating them as if they were gods themselves. CELEBRITY will delve into the affects this cultural phenomenon is having on the greater society as a whole. What repercussions does this deification have in a world where the media has an equally lurid fascination? CELEBRITY intends to find out.

Act I: HISTORY OF CELEBRITY

  • • Ancient Roots
  • • Development through History
  • • Birth of the Modern Celebrity

Act II: SOME ARE BORN FAMOUS

  • • Royalty
  • • The Wealthy
  • • Famous/Infamous lineage

Act III: SOME HAVE FAME THRUST UPON THEM…

  • • War Heroes
  • • Accidental Heroes
  • • Infamy

Act IV: “…and some achieve fame”

  • • Political Leaders
  • • Athletes
  • • Performers

Act V: THE CULT OF Celebrity

  • • "Nonebrities"- Famous for Being Famous
  • • Cultural Influence
  • • Illusions of Immortality

Filmmakers

An Earthworks Films Production

Producers Maria Florio & Sondra Locke

Written by Michael Scheer, Sondra Locke, Maria Florio