Docu-drama Proposal: When Web Designers Attack: A New Fox Special
Description: Spot-based show that shows the volatile nature of web
designers across the globe by using video taped situations (all factual events
as they occurred, not re-enactments). The success of Fox's "When ____ Attack"
has made a real venue for this reality that people are truly unaware of. Normal
society believes that web designers are docile, gentle creatures who do their
craft for the sake of art, but they are not privvy to the darker side of web
designers- when provoked they can be as grisly as any bear in Yellowstone National
Park. Proposed duration of the segment is 1 hour, using no more than 20 individual
tapes and cases to draw from. We also would like to have some computer and psychology
professionals/doctorates interviewed in order that they may give insight to exactly
why a web designer can snap for no apparent reason. Interviews with victims
and the web designers themselves would give a very palpable appeal to the show-
reality-based drama. Perhaps we could "stage" a situation where
a web designer who is close to the edge of attacking a problematic client can
be pushed or provoked (unwittingly) into an aggressive situation- we will consult
with the Legal Department on that issue (will web designers' civil rights
be violated in any way? Will we have to alert emergency services before filming?).
Desired Host: Bill Gates. We know that Mr. Gates is not hurting for
money, so we can't offer him anywhere close to an appealing rate, but we
can offer him airtime and exposure. Encourage him to help express the plight
of all computer professionals who are close to their breaking point. If Mr.
Gates will not host the program, perhaps Jonathan Frakes would be interested?
Suggestions: Have the program simul-cast on the Internet, perhaps on
a separate website created by some of the participating web designers we've documented?
Based on the popularity of the program and the amount of hits its website
receives, we might be able to discern whether a sequel could be made.