‘Life on the Lot’


The pilot episode of “Life on the Lot” — the first reality show set in Encinitas, according to executive producers Karen and Gene Ventura — was presented Jan. 10 at a red carpet event held at the La Paloma Theatre. The Venturas, who live in Rancho Santa Fe, are the stars of the show, primarily filmed at their EZ Cars 101 dealership in Encinitas. The show mainly centers on a day in the life of Gene Ventura and the people he encounters through the business, ranging from those whom he works with (such as mechanics) to the customers.

Two cameras were used to film the pilot, including a drone that captured aerial images of Encinitas, Cardiff and Rancho Santa Fe.

The Venturas hope that after the Jan. 10 premiere, “Life on the Lot” will be picked up by a network for a 13-episode season, although there is a chance that it could be given the green light for two seasons. For more information, visit