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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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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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