Earlier this year, LeBron James made headlines by opening up the ‘I Promise’ school in Akron, Ohio. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the school has signed a deal with Blowback, a New York production company to document its first year.
“The school board approved an agreement this week with Blowback Productions to produce a feature-length documentary ‘capturing the successes, struggles and endeavors’ of students,” the publication states. “Blowback, founded in 1988 by independent filmmaker Marc Levin, has produced more than 20 films, including Baltimore Rising, Cadillac Records, SLAM and WhiteBoyz. Many of its projects have focused on race, drugs and crime.”
The school, which currently has 240 students, is currently open to at-risk third and fourth graders. The school is looking to bring in more grade levels by 2022.