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The Weinstein Company preps two Pitbull reality shows

The Miami rapper (pictured) is starring in two series in development at The Weinstein Company: Pitbull: The Lyfe and the education-focused The REAL Change Project.
October 28, 2014

The Weinstein Company is developing two reality series starring Miami rapper Pitbull (pictured).

Pitbull: The Lyfe follows the musician, a.k.a. Armando Christian Perez, as he tours the world and records music; while The REAL Change Project features entertainers and public figures such as Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and Kobe Bryant looking back at their mentors. The latter will also feature live performances and raise money for teachers and educators around the world.

The series are being coproduced by REAL Change Productions and Perez’s Honey I’m Home shingle. Patrick Reardon, senior VP of television production, will oversee The REAL Change Project, which is being exec produced by Perez, Michael Calderon, Robert Engler and REAL Change president and CEO Liam Murphy.

The series is based on The Real Change Project: Artists for Education, a one-off special featuring Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Quincy Jones that aired on CBS last year.

Perez is also hosting this year’s American Music Awards and will star in an Endemol-produced New Year’s Eve special on Fox. His eighth album, Globalization, is due out on November 24.

“After the party kicks off 2015, we will show what’s behind the curtain and most important, learning,┬álistening from the best plays a huge role in the journey,” Perez said in a statement.

Neither show has a network attached as of yet.

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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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