"It wasn't my ultimate goal," Starr said this week after filming interviews for the pilot at his
Starr went on to say that while pitching an idea of another show to the CEO of a production company, he talked about his own work and idea to film his own reality show.
The CEO loved the idea, Starr said.
"I was then a performing magician, so I had a working knowledge of how illusions worked," he said. "So I started designing for magicians."
That business evolved, and he was soon designing a set for
And now today, Starr is finishing up several months of filming his reality show. The pilot is expected to be done by July, he said.
The show will follow Starr to
Starr said the company, founded in 2004, was setup to market major artists.
One example, which the reality show pilot filmed, is the popular band Night Ranger. Starr worked with the band in the last few weeks to create a backdrop.
"Every band should have a backdrop," he said. "But not every band needs an illusion."
His company has printed backdrops as large as 35 feet by 75 feet, he said.
As for any hints to the upcoming show?
"We just got the theme song," he said, adding it was originally written by a well-known Russian musician friend of his.
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