Rize scores U.S. commissions

The prodco, with offices in London and Los Angeles, has High School Moms (pictured) slated to air on Discovery Fit & Health in the fall, and Bubble Skin Man set for TLC in late June.
June 15, 2012

Rize USA, a transatlantic factual prodco with offices in London and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the debut of its first two U.S. commissions.

High School Moms (pictured), which looks at a high school in Colorado devoted exclusively to pregnant girls and teen moms, will air on Discovery FitĀ & Health in the fall of 2012. Directed and produced by Jackie Waldcock, the 6 x 60-minute series was commissioned by Rita Mullin for the network.

Bubble Skin Man, meanwhile, follows 57-year-old Chandra Winsu, who is afflicted by a disease that has covered his body in bulbous tumors, as he and his family search for a cure. Directed by Luke Campbell, the one-hour special was commissioned by Amy Savitsky for TLC.

“We are thrilled with our first productions for American broadcasters and have an exciting pipeline of projects for the future,” said Sheldon Lazarus, executive producer and creative director for Rize USA.

The production company, a co-venture between DCD Media and Lazarus, has recently been recruiting to build up its development and executive team for the U.S.


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