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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
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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