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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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