Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc., a growing media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide video content for all screens, announced that the new Crackle Original, ‘Going From Broke,’ from executive producer Ashton Kutcher, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Matador Content has driven over five million views in just four weeks since its October 17th launch on Crackle, the free, ad-supported service.
The original series puts a spotlight on an epidemic of huge proportions. As a nation, over 44 million Americans collectively owe a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt, a number that grows each year and is second only to mortgage debt in America. Upon graduation, those entering the professional world face mounds of bills, a shrinking pool of employment opportunities, a lack of financial skills and a constant, crippling weight of oppression keeping them from reaching for their dreams.
“This show has struck a chord with viewers,” commented William J. Rouhana Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “There is clearly a need for this important dialogue. We are encouraged by the feedback and are now considering the possibility of a second season.”
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In the original series, Chegg chief executive officer Dan Rosensweig and financial expert Danetha Doe go one-on-one with young people living in pricey Los Angeles, what they thought would be The City of Dreams, to change their habits and gain financial confidence and become CEO of their own lives. Although they all come from different backgrounds and circumstances, each of the participants have one thing in common– extreme debt.
‘Going From Broke’ is executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, William J. Rouhana Jr. and Michael Winter for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. For Matador Content, Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Joel Relampagos and Jerry Carita also serve as executive producers.
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