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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

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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