Professors in the religious studies department of the University of North Carolina Wilmington are forging forward in pursuit of a TV show chronicling their work.
UNCW associate religion professor Diana Pasulka said she and three other faculty members had signed three month contracts recently with Carrboro-based Figure 8 Films, but those contracts had expired. Figure 8 has produced Sister Wives, Salvage Dawgs, 19 Kids and Counting and My 3 Wives, among other reality TV series.
"They (Figure 8) pitched us to several major networks, without luck. The networks said they liked the show and the reel (the film we made), but that they had tried shows like that previously," Pasulka wrote in an email. "We are undaunted though! We are redoing our "reel" and making it a different angle, and then we will partner with another production company, maybe even Figure 8 again. We had a great experience working with them."