Legendary Producer Is Also Star Of WE tv’s “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”
NEW YORK, NY, November 21, 2018 – WE tv today announced a new project about the legendary career of hip hop mogul Jermaine Dupri and his indelible influence on hip hop over the last 25 years. Dupri, who helped put Atlanta and its unique sound on the map, has worked with countless artists and cultivated performers as diverse as Kris Kross, Jagged Edge, and Bow Wow. In addition to being one of the biggest names in music, Dupri also stars on the WE tv docuseries "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta."
The special will feature never-before-seen archival footage, present day verite, and exclusive interviews that will trace how a regular kid who opened for Run DMC, went on to become a teenage millionaire, and then the creative force in hip hop we know today. It will also show the fierce competition and power struggles that Dupri faced along the way and how he rose above it all to become the soundtrack of a generation.
The documentary is currently being developed at WE tv with Entertainment One (eOne), who produce "Growing Up Hip Hop" and "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" for the network.
About WE tv
With compelling, can't miss unscripted shows, WE tv's programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today's digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
About Entertainment One (eOne)
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technologystudio Secret Location.