PIVOT GREENLIGHTS "SECRET LIVES OF AMERICANS"
Pivot, Participant Media's television network, today announced at its Television Critics Association Winter presentation a greenlight for the groundbreaking docu-series "Secret Lives of Americans." The series, produced by MME/Filmpool USA/ All3Media America, takes an unflinching look at individuals' lives as they expose powerful secrets to the most influential people in their lives. The series will premiere this summer.
"In an era of social media that captures only what individuals want people to see, everyday Americans will turn off their filters and unmask the secrets and issues that hold them back," said Belisa Balaban, EVP of Original Programming for Pivot. "Through 'Secret Lives of Americans,' we are able to highlight a wide range of societal issues that Americans face and how they are coping with them."
"Secret Lives of Americans" will be primarily shot by the subjects themselves, giving viewers an opportunity to experience immersive and intimate documentation, hearing firsthand about the turmoil caused by the skeletons in their closets.
As the subjects' journeys unfold, viewers will come to understand their stories within the context of a greater social issue. Viewers will meet a single mother who struggles to feed her children each day, lifting the curtain on food insecurity in America; a young professional who shows up to work in a suit every day, but who is homeless and crippled by student loan debt. Each story will be complemented by archival, documentary and news footage that illustrates the bigger picture in present-day America behind the social issue of focus. These personal stories provide a window into serious and very real issues plaguing the country at a micro and macro level.
"Secret Lives of Americans" is produced by MME/Filmpool USA/ All3Media America. Eli Holzman, Stephen Lambert and Danny Villa serve as executive producers for MME/Filmpool USA. John Henshaw serves as co-executive producer. Jeff Skoll and Christy Spitzer serve as executive producers for Pivot.
About MME/Filmpool USA/ All3Media America
MME/Filmpool USA is the North American arm of the German-based scripted and non-scripted content powerhouse MME/Filmpool. Led by Executive Vice President Danny Villa, MME/Filmpool USA creates and produces American series in collaboration with All3Media America. The company is based in Los Angeles.
All3Media America is the Los Angeles-based production studio for All3Media, a global production and distribution group of companies headquartered in the UK. Established in December 2012, All3Media America develops and produces a wide range of original scripted and non-scripted programming specifically for the US market as well as serving as the domestic production base for the group's international formats and the group companies' US development. All3Media America companies include Bentley, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime, Maverick, MME, North One, Objective, South Pacific Pictures, Studio Lambert and Zoo Productions. The company currently has series in production or development with a large number of broadcasts and cable networks, including the Emmy Award(R)-winning Undercover Boss for CBS. All3Media America's formats and finished programs are distributed internationally by All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.