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Usher to produce educational documentary

Usher to produce educational documentary

USHER AS PRODUCER: The R&B star will join a documentary exploring U.S. education. Photo: Associated Press

R&B star Usher is adding TV producer to his resume by joining a U.S. documentary exploring the educational system.

The “Yeah!” hitmaker will act as executive producer for the upcoming film Undroppable, which aims to examine the reasons why students choose to drop out of school.

The singer was introduced to the project by his business partner Scooter Braun, who is also a producer on the film, along with Adam McKay, Sharon Chang, Alex Soros and John Powers Middleton.

Braun tells Billboard, “I knew Usher was very passionate about the issue of education, so I felt this was a great project to bring him into. His expertise will be invaluable as we continue this film and movement.”

A social media campaign which will allow students to speak in video form about issues they face in school will also launch to coincide with the documentary.

The film, which is directed and written by Jason Pollock, is due to release next year.

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