Unscripted

Chicken Soup for the Soul launches production on “The Fixer”

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has begun production on unscripted financial series The Fixer, with executive producer Ashton Kutcher. Hosted by Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg Inc., the 10 x ...
July 23, 2018

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has begun production on unscripted financial series The Fixer, with executive producer Ashton Kutcher.

Hosted by Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg Inc., the 10 x 30-minute series is aimed at helping millennials overcome their struggles with financial debt, while also addressing the issues that have caused it.

“These millennials have just spent a fortune on their education and have to find a way to pay back their immense debts while also making a living,” said Kutcher (pictured) in a statement. “Their inexperience with personal finance has led to overspending, a lack of financial planning, and a lack of knowledge that puts these kids in terrible financial situations. It is important not only to help them learn how to pay off their loans, but also to lay the groundwork for them to achieve success without being held back by legacy financial concerns.”

“Pairing millennials with a fixer who introduces them to resources and companies that can help, like our sponsors, will provide a crash course in money management,” added William J. Rouhana Jr., chairman and CEO of CSS Entertainment. “We are aiming to lessen the burden and stress and give millennials the tools they need to take control of their lives and their finances.”

The Fixer stems from a deal signed last summer between CSS Entertainment and Ashton Kutcher that saw the actor serving as executive producer for two new unscripted television series.

At the time, the agreement expanded the relationship between Kutcher and Chicken Soup, which entered into an exclusive distribution agreement in September 2016 with Kutcher’s digital impact media company, APlus.com.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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