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About Models of the Runway

You've Seen Them Walk the Walk, Now See What Happens Behind the Seams

Lifetime Television and The Weinstein Company give "Project Runway" fans the ultimate, all-access backstage pass with the dazzling new companion series, "Models of the Runway," premiering Thursday, January 14, at 11 pm et/pt. "Models of the Runway" offers viewers a no-holds-barred look at everyone’s favorite design series from the models’ perspective. The 16 women vie to be paired with the winning designer of "Project Runway" for a cash prize and photo spread in Marie Claire magazine.

Hosted by supermodel and fashion maven Heidi Klum, the hit series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eye of mentor and Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn. The wildly successful competition reality series has proven to be one of television’s most talked about shows and, during its first season on Lifetime, Project Runway is cable’s most watched reality program in 2009 among Women 18+, Women 25-54 and in Households.

Models of the Runway, an exciting new companion series to Project Runway, gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the reality competition – from the models’ perspective. Viewers experience the drama, anxiety, joys, tears and frustrations as the models themselves face elimination each week and compete for a cash prize and photo spread in Marie Claire magazine.

About the Weinstein Company & Dimension Films
The Weinstein Company (TWC) was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under the TWC banner.

Films released in 2009 by The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films include: the highly anticipated musical "Nine," directed by Rob Marshall, featuring an all-star cast including Daniel Day Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench, and Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson; and John Hillcoat’s “The Road” starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron.

About Full Picture
Full Picture marries talent with innovative formats to execute original ideas that capitalize on the company's extensive expertise, experience and relationships. Full Picture co-created and executive produces “Project Runway,” the four-time Emmy-nominated, PGA-nominated and Peabody Award–winning series, and “Runway” companion series “Models of the Runway” and CW’s “Stylista.” Full Picture also produces “Style Studio,” “Mind Body Balance” and “Pursuit of Health” for MSN Entertainment.