The N Inks Development Deal With Actor/Platinum Award-Winning Recording Artist/Composer - Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
NEW YORK, Nov. 1 -- The N, the nighttime network for
teens, has signed a development deal with actor and platinum-selling
recording artist/composer/producer Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. The network
has tapped the star for his first-ever television project, entitled Halls
of Fame, in which he will serve as executive producer and will write and
perform original music for each episode. He will also guest star in a
recurring on/camera roll. Dallas Jackson, a producer with 20th Century Fox
based Davis Entertainment will also serve as Executive Producer. Amani
Walker is a producer on the project.
"We're thrilled to have this multi-talented artist bring his edge and
creativity to such an exciting project," said Essie Chambers, Vice
President, Development, The N. "Teens love and respect Chris 'Ludacris'
Bridges, and we're honored that he has chosen The N as his first broadcast
"The N has long been at the forefront of television programming for the
teen audience. Their shows are insightful and smart and I'm happy to be
joining with the network to create good programming for my teenaged fans.
Halls of Fame promises to be a realistic journey into how young people can
get started in the entertainment business," said Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges."
"It's about working hard and being dedicated toward your goals and will
hopefully help to empower more kids into believing that they too can
realize their dreams. Whether it's music, fashion, dancing or acting -
everyone has to start somewhere. Hopefully this program will show teens one
way to go about it as well as the realistic obstacles they'll come up
against. And there's no better place than The N for this show!"
Driven and inspired by today's hottest music, the series features
multi- talented students attending the Philadelphia High School of
Performing Arts. At the center are two sisters; 21-year-old singing
phenomena Starla and 15- year-old aspiring fashion designer Taylor. New in
town and desperate to join the ranks of the gifted and artistic, the
sisters find themselves up against their demanding teachers, cutthroat
competition, new relationships and each other. The juicy drama of high
school collides with the pressures to find love, family and fame.
It has only been two years since the release of "The Red Light
District" and acclaimed rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges has gone through
more than a few personal changes. From dealing with "haters" spitting in
his direction to presenting on the Oscars, 28-year-old Ludacris continues
to mature as a man and an artist on his fifth solo disc "Release Therapy."
Ludacris put his experiences of being not just an artist in "Release
Therapy," but also reveals some of what he has learned as CEO of Disturbing
Tha Peace Records, Founder of The Ludacris Foundation as well as forging a
new identity as a critically acclaimed and well-respected actor. 2006 has
seen tremendous movement for Bridges in all facets of his life. Under his
watch at DTP Records, a collection of talented and diverse artists will all
release albums this year. The roster includes: Shawnna (the dynamic Chicago
bred female rap star), Bobby Valentino (the smooth R&B platinum selling
singer), Field Mob (the groundbreaking hip hop duo) and the newest addition
to the DTP family, Shareefa (the soulful and sultry R&B rising songbird).
In his burgeoning film career, Chris took home both a Screen Actor Guild
Award and a Critics Choice award for his performance in CRASH and won rave
reviews for his turn on NBC's Law & Order: SVU -- a role he will reprise
next year. His Ludacris Foundation continued to grow and raised over half a
million dollars towards helping kids to empower themselves.
With "Release Therapy," Ludacris releases a classic disc that rises to
the top of the hip-hop heap and firmly establishes him as one of the most
insightful lyricist of his generation. Yes, this is what rap music has been
waiting for since the beginning of the millennium.
The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV
Networks and is currently available in 52 million households via cable,
digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the
authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with
relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network's web site
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