Lifetime Premieres PROJECT RUNWAY: THREADS Teen Competition Tonight

From the producers of Project Runway, skilled teen and tween fashion designers will showcase their gift for style in the new competition series PROJECT RUNWAY: THREADS on Lifetime, premiering tonight, October 23, at 10:30pm ET/PT. Beginning the following week, Thursday, October 30, PROJECT RUNWAY: THREADS moves to its regular time slot of 10 pm ET/PT. Hosted by Vanessa Simmons (Run's House), PROJECT RUNWAY: THREADS will feature judges designer and CFDA member Christian Siriano (Project Runway Season 4 winner), Seventeen Fashion Director Gina Kelly and Accessories Editor Jasmine Snow, and Youtube style guru Ingrid Nilsen (2.5 million Youtube subscribers). The premiere episode features special guests television personality Kelly Osbourne and actress and model Jaime King. Actress, singer and dancer Zendaya will also make a guest appearance this season. The eight-episode series was filmed in Los Angeles at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).

Project Runway: Threads is a competition series showcasing America's most talented young fashion designers. Each week, three new contestants pull out their scissors, sketchbooks and skills to see who can out-design the competition and set the new standard for the future of fashion. Challenges will be fast-paced, unpredictable and far from child's play as these nascent fashion powerhouses compete for $10,000 to be used at any Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store or Joann.com, a prestigious scholarship to the summer program at FIDM including travel expenses and a top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery studio courtesy of Brother International Corporation.

Project Runway: Threads hails from The Weinstein Company, Full Picture and Sara Rea Productions. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Meryl Poster, Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture and Sara Rea. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
TWC boasts an active television production division led by former Miramax Films Co-President of Production Meryl Poster. TWC garnered nine Emmy® nominations in 2013, and has five Emmy nominations for 2014. Weinstein TV produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, currently airing its 13th season on Lifetime, along with its spin-off series, the critically acclaimed PROJECT RUNWAY All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano, and Project Runway: Under the Gunn, hosted by Tim Gunn. PROJECT RUNWAY All Stars' fourth season will air Fall 2014 on Lifetime, along with a new TWC TV series, Project Runway: Threads. Weinstein TV is also excited to announce the series premiere of Cement Heads, which premiered on A&E® in August. TWC series that were produced in 2013 include MOB WIVES Season 4, which VH1 has picked up for Season 5; MILLION DOLLAR SHOPPERS for Lifetime; RODEO GIRLS for A&E and Trailer Park: WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR Season 2 for TLC. Announced scripted projects include John Fusco's historical action-adventure epic Marco Polo for Netflix; Ten Commandments, a ten-part event series with each episode to be helmed by a different A-list director and focusing on one commandment; and an adaptation of Daniel Stashower's best-selling Civil War-era spy thriller, THE HOUR of Peril. TWC developed Amy Sherman Palladino's The Nanny Diaries for ABC and produced the Peabody Award-winning HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, directed by Anthony Minghella.

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 ten-time Emmy-nominated, PGA-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series, Project Runway. Full Picture has also produced companion series Models of the Runway and Fashion Nation for TVGN, CW's Stylista, Modelinia Fashion Week TV, as well as Lifetime's Seriously Funny Kids. Additionally, Full Picture has numerous scripted and reality projects currently in development relating to fashion, culinary, magazine, luxury branding and health-fitness for television and online distribution.

ABOUT SARA REA PRODUCTIONS
Project Runway: Threads is the first series produced under Sara Rea Productions. Sara Rea has been the showrunner for seven seasons of Project Runway, as well as the first season of Project Runway: Under the Gunn. She has received multiple Emmy nominations, a GLAAD Award and multiple PGA Award nominations. Prior to Project Runway, Rea was a producer on shows such as NBC's Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search, SPIKE TV's Murder and Lifetime's America's Psychic Challenge.

ABOUT LIFETIME
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest-quality original programming spanning scripted series, nonfiction series and movies. As a result of the network's aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime's second straight year of growth among Total Viewers. Lifetime® Television, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime®Digital 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.

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