Jamie Oliver

Sundance Channel sets October 7 premiere for DREAM SCHOOL

Article: Sundance Channel sets October 7 premiere for DREAM SCHOOL

Sundance Channel announced today an impressive list of innovators and leaders from a cross section of professions including music, politics, film, science, journalism and more who will come together to create a DREAM SCHOOL for 15 troubled students in the network’s new six-part unscripted series premiering on October 7 at 10:00pm et/pt.

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.

Sundance Channel Greenlights Original Series DREAM SCHOOL

Article: Sundance Channel Greenlights Original Series DREAM SCHOOL

Sundance Channel announced today the greenlight of a new original non-fiction series “Dream School.” Multi-platinum award-winning musician and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will executive produce under his G-Unit Films and Television banner and appear in the show. The series format was created by Jamie Oliver who will also executive produce under his Fresh One shingle. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President. The series is slated to premiere in fall 2013.

ICONOCLASTS: Brilliant renegades Jamie Oliver + Paul Smith

Article: ICONOCLASTS: Brilliant renegades Jamie Oliver + Paul Smith

“There’s a fine line between someone that’s shit and someone that’s renegade and brilliant,” says celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Guess which side he and his chum Sir Paul Smith stand on.

ICONOCLASTS is back! Highly anticipated sixth season premieres October 9

Article: ICONOCLASTS is back! Highly anticipated sixth season premieres October 9

Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Entertainment are set to debut the highly anticipated sixth season of the critically acclaimed series ICONOCLASTS on Tuesday, October 9 at 8P. Each half-hour episode of the innovative six-part series, which will air on Sundance Channel, pairs two visionaries who come together to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes.

Jamie Oliver: saving the world one fat kid at a time

Article: Jamie Oliver: saving the world one fat kid at a time

The first episode of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” which premiered on ABC Sunday night, could very well have been called “Jamie Oliver vs. The Lunch Ladies From Hell.” A big part of Oliver’s food education mission, which he embarked on 7 years ago involves improving the food children eat at their school cafeteria. For this season of “Food Revolution,” Oliver went to Hungtington, West Virginia, which, at the time, ranked as the most obese city in the most obese state in the most obese country in the world. He began by going through the meal plans at one elementary school and found that pretty much everything the kids were fed was frozen, fried, dehydrated or canned. The menu, in a normal day, was pizza for breakfast, chicken nuggets for lunch with a side of french fries to satisfy the FDA’s vegetable requirement and colored, flavored milk to drink. Far from seeing this as a problem, the lunch ladies, who don’t like being called that, by the way, were less than thrilled to see fresh food (which you have to wash and cut all by yourself) replacing their beloved potato pearls, which, when combined with water and stirred vigorously turn into something akin to mashed potatoes.