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Starz Acquires Docuseries ‘America to Me’

10-Part Docuseries to Launch in Fall 2018

Starz has acquired the unscripted 10-part docuseries “America to Me,” created by filmmaker Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”), and produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films. The logline: “America To Me” follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country’s most exemplary and diverse public schools, over the course of a year as they grapple with decades-long racial and educational inequities – in addition to the challenges that today’s teenagers face. Digging deep into the experiences of a racially diverse student population, “America to Me” sparks extremely candid conversations about what has succeeded and what has failed in the quest to achieve racial equality and overcome bias in our education system. Part observational character story and part high school confessional, James captures critical moments within this vibrant high school ecosystem.

The docuseries will premiere in Fall 2018 on Starz and will also be available for download or streaming via the Starz app which offers subscribers access to more than 7,000 selections including Starz originals “Power,” “Outlander,” “American Gods,” “Counterpart,” among others; as well as movies and television series.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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