Two Local Studios Geenlit By PBS To Develop Start•Up


DETROIT — START•UP was created by Detroit area entrepreneur and documentary film director Gary Bredow of Big Bang Films with the idea of highlighting the real stories of American small business owners. He and business partner Per Franchell called on Parliament Studios in Clawson to help develop this 13 episode series for PBS which highlights creative Start Up’s from Detroit, Chicago and all across America as they tell you how they managed to succeed in this tough economy. 

Some of the local and regional Start Up businesses already featured are: regional favorite, McClure’s Pickles, the Ferndale auto entertainment technology innovator, Livio, the clever fitness service, Urban Fit Club and fashion label, VividBraille from Chicago and the multi-start up fashion juggernaut, Pink Pump and it’s two spin offs, P2 and P2 Exchange. 

Start Up is actively looking for more great examples of successful Start Ups from across America, and will be accepting prospective candidates to round out the series through email submission.

Start•Up is a 30-minute television program focused on highlighting small businesses across the country, interviewing owners and founders, delving into the how and why of small business, and inspiring others to take the leap and start their own businesses. 

Start•Up demystifies the process of starting and running a company through the experiences of average entrepreneurs rebuilding America, one business at a time. 

With Detroit Public Television as their presenting station, Start•Up has been offered a national distribution agreement with PBS PLUS that includes 360 channels nationwide, in over 150 markets in 46 states, potentially reaching 105 million viewers per episode. PBS PLUS is a programming service for public television stations, providing fully underwritten series and specials. Over 99 percent of PBS stations subscribe to this service – reaching 100 percent of national TV households. 

Watch the trailer here: