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My Entertainment Productions Announces Filming of Reality Show About Libertarian Party and Bigger-Than-Life TV Personality Wayne Allyn Root
New York-based My Entertainment Productions announced today that they are sending a film crew this weekend to St Louis, Missouri to the site of the Libertarian National Convention. My Entertainment’s producers and cameras will be following the every move of the Libertarian Party’s bigger-than-life political celebrity Wayne Allyn Root- a colorful, charismatic, telegenic Las Vegas oddsmaker turned Vice Presidential nominee and Tea Party leader. The footage will be used to create a pilot for a new reality show about Root’s efforts, as the potential new Libertarian Party National Chairman, spokesman and all-around rainmaker to transform the Libertarian Party into a potent, formidable force in U.S. politics.
Michael Yudin, Founder and CEO of My Entertainment, states “We’re intrigued and we believe that American television watchers will be glued to their television sets to see what Wayne Root does next. Root offers viewers an opportunity to see a high-profile national leader, who possesses the qualities of laser-sharp focus, the discipline of a monk, the passion of an evangelist, the energy of a Ferrari, and a mindset based around tenacity, relentlessness, and nonstop action. The closest role model we can identify for Root is fellow charismatic, bombastic, audacious, tenacious, New Yorker George Steinbrenner- the bigger than life owner of the world champion New York Yankees. With his injection of New York chutzpah, we believe Root can turn ‘America’s Third Party’ into a household name and a political force in a country that loves underdogs.”
National polls show Tea Parties to be more popular than either Republicans or Democrats; over 70% of the voting public aligned against big government; the highest number of voters calling themselves “independents” in history; and more voters wanting a third party alternative than at any time in modern political history. Yudin calls it, “an amazing alignment of the stars.” My Entertainment is betting that Root is in the right place, at the right time to strike political gold and create television magic.
My Entertainment and Root may be riding a wave with perfect timing. In both UK and Germany recently, third parties led by bigger-than-life leaders propelled their small, previously powerless parties to major party status and power-sharing roles in government. In UK, Nick Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister after a masterful TV debate performance. In Germany, Guido Westerwelle, a former star of “Big Brother” became Vice Chancellor of the country and Foreign Minister as reward for a power sharing agreement with Prime Minister Angela Merkel. Guido is a Wayne Root clone- a telegenic former TV star leading a smaller government party that is best described as libertarian (pro business, pro free markets, pro tax cuts, anti union, anti welfare, anti big government).
“Root has unbelievable energy,” says Yudin. “We expect our camera crews to be exhausted just trying to keep up with this amazing personality.” My Entertainment will be following Root as he runs his family of six — including four home-schooled children (the oldest Dakota is headed to Harvard); appears on national TV (FOX News, FOX Business, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC) and dozens of radio shows per week; hosts his own radio show; runs multiple businesses; serves as national spokesman for multiple companies; picks the point-spread winners of NFL football games for thousands of High Roller clients; and discusses sports gambling on radio stations across the country. That’s all just the backdrop to this unique story. The centerpiece of this reality show is combining all that with the day to day drama, dejection, determination, celebration, commitment, chutzpah, campaign strategy, and adrenaline rush of turning America’s Third Party into a political powerhouse will make for one heck of a TV reality show. The show is tentatively titled “W.A.R. Story!”
Root is a former TV anchor (for CNBC) and host (“King of Vegas” and “WinningEDGE”), now a FOX News regular guest, guest host of national radio shows, best-selling author, political commentator and columnist (Newsmax.com, the Las Vegas Review Journal, Whiskey & Gunpowder) and has made thousands of media appearances since becoming a Vice Presidential nominee.
Root describes himself as “a S.O.B. (son of a butcher), small businessman, home-school dad and citizen politician from the Wild West frontier state of Nevada- where the constitution bans taxes, welcomes guns, legalizes sin, and limits the time politicians can sit in their seats.” Root calls that combination “HEAVEN!” The foundation of Root’s platform is economic and personal freedom. Root is fiscally conservative, socially tolerant, and believes that following the Nevada model of smaller government, dramatically lower taxes and legalization of sin can save the U.S. economy and pay down the national debt. But most importantly, he understands politics is a combination of show business, salesmanship, and strategy. All of those traits will be showcased in this reality show- a combination of “Celebrity Apprentice” meets “American Idol” meets a real-life Robin Williams in “Man of the Year.”
My Entertainment has several hit shows on cable television- including “Pros and Joes” on Spike TV now entering it’s 5th season, and “Ghost Adventures” on Travel now entering it’s 3rd season. My Entertainment has produced shows for Travel, Lifetime, MTV, Spike, Oxygen, Food Network, FOX Family, Logo, IFC, and Nickelodean. Michael Yudin is Founder and CEO of My Entertainment.