via press release:
LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS NEW DOCUSERIES SING IT!
FOLLOWING TWO ELITE A CAPPELLA GROUPS
COMPETING FOR THE HIGH NOTES
Prominent Vocal Producer Deke Sharon and Renowned A Capella Coach Diana Preisler
to Lead Rival Teams to Music Glory
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 1, 2015) — Lifetime greenlights the new docuseries Sing It! (working title) following two cross-town rival a cappella groups from New Jersey as they are given a chance to work with the world’s best coaches and face off in weekly competitions. Vocal powerhouse Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect) will stop at nothing to get his team, Stay Tuned from Cherry Hill, to come out of their shells and get them in-tune while a capella rockstar and performance coach Diana Preisler (Blue Jupiter) will guide The Voices from Allendale, to harmonize their way to a win. Over the course of eight episodes, the hour-long docuseries crescendos in a championship sing off. Sing It! is currently in production.
Sharon is contemporary a cappella’s most prolific arranger and currently producing The Sing-Off worldwide. He also served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for the highly successful feature film Pitch Perfect and upcoming sequel Pitch Perfect 2. Sharon is the founder, director and arranger for the pioneering a cappella group House Jacks and has shared the stage with countless music legends, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Crosby Stills and Nash, Run DMC, The Temptations, LL Cool J and the Four Tops, and performed for luminaries including President Bill Clinton.
Preisler’s background as a singer, voice-over actress and performance coach has garnered her a reputation as one of the most respected a cappella coaches in the industry. Preisler has toured the world as the manager, artistic director and lead female singer of successful a cappella group, and international vocal sensation Blue Jupiter, and has been featured on Nickelodeon, the Huffington Post and Oprah. She can often be found sitting on panels of experts and judges for prestigious a cappella competitions around the country. She is the co-producer of the charity a capella competitions around the country, including the a capella festival, SingStrong.org. She’s graced the theatrical stage on multiple national Broadway tours, such as Fiddler on the Roof and A Christams Carol. Regional roles across the U.S. include Eva Peron in Evita, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Linda in Blood Brothers and Shelley in Bat Boy, The Musical.
Sing It! is produced by All3Media America and Studio Lambert Associates along with with InsomniaTV, who conceptualized the project. The series is executive produced by Stephen Lambert, (Undercover Boss) Eli Holzman (Chrisely Knows Best), Greg Goldman (True Tori) and Glenn Schubert in conjunction with Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan.
ABOUT STUDIO LAMBERT ASSOICATES / ALL3MEDIA AMERICA
Studio Lambert is the London and Los Angeles-based production studio launched by Stephen Lambert in 2008. It is part of the All3Media group of companies and it develops and produces non-scripted programming for the UK and US markets. In the US, the company produces all of its shows in partnership with All3Media America.
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, Morocco Junction Entertainment, North One, Objective, South Pacific Pictures, Studio Lambert Associates and Zoo Productions. The company currently has series in production or development with a large number of broadcast and cable networks, including the Emmy award-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.
InsomniaTV is a creative agency that produces advertising and original content for television networks and brands. Based in New York, InsomniaTV is a full-service media production company: Concept+Production+Post. InsomniaTV is where creativity never sleeps.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, in 2014 the network reached its strongest ranking among the key Women 18-49 demo in six years and its youngest median age in 18 years. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.