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PEN orders “Raising Stars” from Believe Entertainment Group

Time Inc.’s People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) has launched the new documentary special Raising Stars from Believe Entertainment Group in celebration of Mother’s Day. The new feature, streaming May 12, is hosted ...
May 11, 2017

Time Inc.’s People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) has launched the new documentary special Raising Stars from Believe Entertainment Group in celebration of Mother’s Day.

The new feature, streaming May 12, is hosted by journalist and first-time mother Alicia Menendez, who interviews newsmakers and celebrity siblings alongside their parents. The interviewees discuss their upbringing and how to foster resilient children.

Siblings featured on the docuspecial include Fred Savage (actor, producer, director) and Ben Savage (actor, producer, director); Joaquin Castro (U.S. Representative, Texas, 20th District) and Julian Castro (U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development 2014-2017) (pictured); and Joel Gay (CEO, Energy Recovery) and Roxane Gay (author & professor).

Raising Stars¬†aims to spotlight the people raising some of America’s most successful siblings and examines how parental influence shapes ambition and professional outcomes.

Raising Stars is produced by Time Inc. in partnership with Brian Hunt, president of Believe Studios, head of development, and Believe Entertainment Group co-founders Dan Goodman and William H. Masterson III.

This special is the fifth series Believe has recently executive produced for Time Inc. Other titles include Social Currency for People.com; Adulting 101 for Time Inc.’s HelloGiggles about Millennials transitioning to adulthood; the recently announced at Time Inc.’s NewFront – American Anthems featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and the how-to series The Fix, featuring television and web lifestyle experts including Ayesha Curry, Nicole Curtis, Sabrina Soto, and Carter Oosterhouse.

Image by Lauren Gerson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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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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