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“Apprentice” winner developing series with Lou Reda

Millionaire entrepreneur Randal Pinkett (pictured) is developing a reality series with U.S. indie Lou Reda Productions in which he will advise struggling businesses on how best to survive the tough economic climate.
September 21, 2012

Former Apprentice winner Randal Pinkett is developing an unscripted series with U.S. indie Lou Reda Productions.

In as-yet-untitled show, the speaker, author and entrepreneur will give professional advice to struggling businesses in order to help them succeed in the tough economic climate.

The company’s VP of development, Marc L. Reda, said that the series, which he has pitching to several networks, will provide a glimpse of “parts of America that viewers have no yet seen.”

“Fifty percent of businesses fail in the first year,” Pinkett added in a statement. “Ninety-five percent fail within the first five years. Being a business owner is one of the hardest jobs on the planet and today’s difficult economic times have only made it harder. I want to revitalize the economy by rescuing America’s businesses.”

Pinkett was the winner on the Donald Trump-hosted reality competition series in 2005. He has since re-appeared on the show as a boardroom adviser and hosts a segment on PBS’s CEO Exchange.

About The Author
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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