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From hitRECord, a unique global online production company led by actor-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an official 9-book boxed set companion to the first season of their cable variety show—the only way to obtain all of the groundbreaking series' episodes together.
The premier of the half hour variety show HITRECORD ON TV in January 2014 was hailed as "a breath of fresh air" (USA Today) and "unlike anything else on TV" (Slate). Hosted and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, each of the eight episodes combine original short films, skits, songs, animation, live performances, and stories—all contributed from thousands of artists from around the world through hitRECord.org, an online production company founded by Gordon-Levitt. Organized around a single theme—from “space” to “fantasy” to “money”—each episode highlights new and emerging talent and welcomes notable friends, including Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, John Waters, Sean Lennon, and Tony Danza, among others.
The strikingly-designed boxed set contains:
On the cultural cutting edge, HITRECORD ON TV is a must for fans of the show and for the curious minded interested in the power of crowdsourcing and in the creative intersection where media, art, and technology meet.
HitRECord founder and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s acting career has managed to garner a massive popular appeal while maintaining a widely respected artistic integrity. He recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award-nominated Inception and received Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and People’s Choice award nominations for his performance in (500) Days of Summer. Currently earning rave reviews for his performance in 50/50, also starring Seth Rogen, his upcoming films include David Koepp actioner Premium Rush and Rian Johnson’s sci-fi thriller Looper, with Bruce Willis. He is currently in production on The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and will next begin work opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln biopic, Lincoln.
Praise for the hitRECord collective: “hitRECord has accomplished something remarkable and important for writers and artists of the internet age . . . showing how we might be able to harness at least some of the Internet’s immense reach and power, and at last put them to good use.” — John Davidson, The Millions
“At a time when the publishing industry seems mired in a disaster film, it’s refreshing to see the DIY ethos married to a frank desire to make actual, physical books.” — Boston Globe
Praise for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord on TV!: “Innovative . . . Like a mashup of the open-source coding movement and old-fashioned variety shows.” — Rolling Stone
“A refreshing new approach to television that should not be missed.” — TimeOut Chicago
“Gordon-Levitt has unshakable cred among the 18-to-34-year-old demo . . . but the cool thing about ‘HitRecord on TV’ is that it’s just great TV for anyone.” — San Francisco Chronicle