Producer Swizz Beatz has been making a variety of moves in several arenas outside of music. The latest venture for the musician has the Bronx native joining the cast of a new unscripted television series, Dream School.
The show, which will air as part of the Sundance Channel’s original fall lineup, will focus on a group of 15 troubled students as a team of personalities, including Swizz, will offer them life skills and career advice, instruction and more.
Actor David Arquette, financial adviser and personality Suze Orman, activist Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr., journalist Soledad O’Brien, director Oliver Stone and others will assist the students by teaching them about the finer points of their respective fields.
From the press release:
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone to astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, these instructors will have one mission – to excite young minds and reignite their students’ desire to learn. An ambitious project where the best and the brightest in our culture teach kids who have been falling through the cracks, “Dream School” is designed to motivate troubled teenagers to turn their lives around. Pregnant, neglected, bullies or bullied; the kids all have one thing in common — they are dropouts. Now Sundance Channel is giving them a once in a lifetime chance to start over, but overcoming past failures and future obstacles will prove to be no easy task for both the students and their instructors.
All of the students, aged between 17-18, are either high school dropouts or have been expelled by their school system. Dream School‘s aim is to get the students back to basics and onto the path of success. Naturally, Swizz Beatz will be schooling the teens on the music business.
Dream School makes its debut October 7 on the Sundance Channel at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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