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Sundance Channel orders Sharp to “Get to Work”

U.S. net Sundance Channel has greenlit Get to Work (pictured), an 8 x 60-minutes docu-series from Sharp Entertainment that takes viewers inside a hardcore back-to-work boot camp in San Diego.
May 16, 2012

U.S. net Sundance Channel has greenlit Get to Work (pictured), an 8 x 60-minutes docu-series from Sharp Entertainment that takes viewers inside a hardcore back-to-work boot camp in San Diego.

The series is currently in production and slated to premiere in August. It focuses on a program called ‘STRIVE’ that has affiliates throughout the U.S, and is shot at Second Chance in San Diego, a non-profit organization that has been offering STRIVE training for the past 14 years.

The initiative aims to gives hope to the chronically unemployed: those who “have no jobs, no direction, and seemingly no chance,” according to the show’s billing.

Sundance Channel general manager Sarah Barnett said: “Get to Work examines one of the country’s most urgent challenges, joblessness, with a portrayal that is sometimes painful but often deeply affecting.

“We see individuals that many might have given up on transform before our eyes. It is powerful and intense to watch as these students try to overcome incredible odds to build a future.”

Marco Bresaz will serve as the executive producer for Sundance Channel, while Matt Sharp and Jeff Grogan will exec produce for Sharp Entertainment.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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