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[10/30/13 - 08:07 AM]
VH1 Takes an In-Depth Look at How Hip-Hop Became a Dominant Force in American Culture with the Documentary Series "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop"
The four-part series, from filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, will premiere in February.







TANNING OF AMERICA, THE (VH1)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/24/14 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 2/27/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from VH1's press release, October 2013) VH1 is teaming up with acclaimed filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman ("Cocaine Cowboys," "Broke," "The U") and famed author, award-winning entrepreneur, advertising executive, and record executive Steve Stoute for a 4-part documentary series based on Stoute's best-selling book, "The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy." VH1's "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a cultural movement, whose profound influence in music, film, television, fashion, business, race relations and politics eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama. The 4-part 4-hour series will premiere in February 2014 on VH1.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alfred Spellman as PROD
· Ben Zurier as EP (VH1)
· Billy Corben as DIR
· Brad Abramson as EP (VH1)
· Shelly Tatro as EP (VH1)
· Stephen Mintz as EP (VH1)
· Steve Stoute as EP/BOOK
· Susan Levison as EP (VH1)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Rakontur