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“ A new documentary podcast series (co-produced) by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions . . . will take listeners deep into the unknown side of historic news stories . . . trying to find out if what we think we know ever really even happened. ”
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Episode 11

THE REALLY SHY SUPERSTAR

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You wouldn’t think one of the best basketball players in the world, worth well over 100 million dollars, spends his summers in a two-bedroom apartment in San Diego, but that’s what Kawhi Leonard does... Read More >>

In San Antonio he opted to live with his mom, and they played Jenga at night over enchiladas. His disinterest in the spotlight, and focus on the game, made him a perfect fit for the militant, and world-champion, San Antonio Spurs, led by their revered coach Gregg Popovich. Just like the Spurs’ prior stars, Leonard was humble and loyal. But in his last year with the team, he suddenly cut himself off from everyone. He refused to return, and landed in Toronto with the Raptors. What Really Happened?


Episode 10

A Billionaire Gets Small

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Would Apple exist without if Steve Jobs had never taken acid? Jobs said repeatedly that taking LSD was one of the "two or three most important things" ... Read More >>

he ever did in his life. But was this a tale to galvanize press, or a genuine belief. What Really Happened?


Episode 9

Her Brother’s Revenge

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In 1876, Buffalo Calf Road Woman, also known as Brave Woman, miraculously saved her brother from death against the Americans trying to take over their land ...  Read More >>

and soon afterwards she became a war leader for her tribe. Only 15 years ago, Northern Cheyenne storytellers broke more than 100 years of silence about the battle. A story of peace and war, heroes and villains, myths and facts - and trying to understand, What Really Happened?


Episode 8

Balloon Boy

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In 2009 a 6-year-old boy was stuck in a hot air balloon, 7,000 feet above ground. When cable news found out, they dispatched helicopters and a range of reporters,  Read More >>

as they followed the balloon in a OJ white bronco style chase. Everything took turn when the balloon landed and the ‘balloon boy’ was not in the balloon. Instead he was in an attic and part of an elaborate, although flimsy, setup. This incident is a precursor to what America, and ‘breaking news’, would become. What Really Happened?


Episode 7

The Boris and Bill Show

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In 1994, the President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, was discovered by the Secret Service on Pennsylvania Avenue. He was extremely drunk, wearing only underwear, Read More >>

yelling for a cab, and demanding pizza. President Clinton would do his best to help his friend President Yeltsin with his drinking problems but in the decades since, the American and Russia relationship has taken severe turns. What Really Happened?


Episode 6

The 27 Club

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Famous musicians Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse all died at 27 years old. Basquiat was also 27. Heath Ledger was 28. Read More >>

Some call this phenomena “a media construct”. But a study shows when researching 3,463 musicians who died in the last 200 years, there is a 50% spike at 27 years old when compared to the years surrounding it. What really happened to the people who came so far and died far too soon?


Episode 5

Citizen Chappelle

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The most famous comedian in the world had just signed a contract for 50 million dollars and had started Read More >>

filming the 3rd season of his critically acclaimed show. Then he had a “meltdown” and “escaped” to South Africa. What Really Happened?


Episode 4

The Lost King

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King John II of France, aka John the Good, is missing from the history books. There are no movies, no books, hardly a wikipedia page. When he left his own Read More >>

responsibilities in France to sail to England and become a prisoner, his own people were in disbelief - only further infuriated when they learned he left for England with six ships, including one for his wine. Is he the worst King of all time? What Really Happened?


Episode 3

The Anatomy of a Box Office Flop

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One of the biggest box office flops in movie history was packaged perfectly: a rising star, an Academy Award winning director, and a massive Disney Read More >>

marketing campaign. But the film lost over 300 million dollars. What Really Happened? A story of box office flops and misconceptions about Hollywood success.


Episode 2

The Secret Sonic War

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American diplomats stationed in Cuba were suddenly having severe hearing issues. And then it happened again in China. But after speaking with ex-CIA officials Read More >>

and other diplomats, Jenks wonders if what we think is know is actually true. What Really Happened?


Episode 1

The Scandal Match

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In 2001, at the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, Venus Williams forfeited a semi-final match 4 minutes before it was to begin…a match against her Read More >>

best friend and sister, Serena. Headlines quickly charged the family, and mainly their father, Richard Williams, of orchestrating which sister would win the match. In the championship, Serena was booed and heard racial slurs (something tournament organizes dismissed). She didn’t return to the tournament for nearly 15 years. What Really Happened?


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Andrew Jenks is an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, and author who explores people’s stories which are oftentimes overlooked or misunderstood.

At age 19, Jenks moved into an assisted living facility to capture the true essence of this often forgotten community. What started as a simple, low-budget documentary turned into an international hit, ANDREW JENKS, ROOM 335. At 21-years-old, ESPN Films financed THE ZEN OF BOBBY V., which tracked Bobby Valentine--an American baseball coach who had become a national icon in Japan. The film premiered at the 2008 TriBeca Film Festival. In 2010, Jenks created MTV's WORLD OF JENKS. Jenks was also the face of MTV News' coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election. In 2013, Jenks teamed with Scholastic to publish his book “My Adventures As A Young Filmmaker.”

In 2014, Jenks directed ESPN's 30/30 short film POSTERIZED, part of ESPN’s Emmy Award-Winning series. He also directed the Netflix feature film IT'S NOT OVER, which he shot in India, South Africa, and America, about the global HIV/AIDS crisis. In 2015, CNN Films released his award-winning short film, ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY chronicling an all-deaf high school championship football team. Jenks recently premiered his award-winning feature documentary, dream/killer. He subsequently created and executive produced the documentary series, UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, following Ryan Ferguson’s journey in investigating three wrongful conviction cases, that led to the release of Kalvin Michael Smith (wrongfully incarcerated for 20 years).

He has created and written fictional television scripts for both HBO and ABC Studios.

Jenks is the founder of the largest high school film festival in the world, The All-American High School Film Festival, an annual event is held at the AMC Movie Theaters in New York City that provides over $300K in scholarships to students from over 25 countries.

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Andrew Jenks partners with some of the world’s most recognized media companies to create highly impactful and celebrated work.

At age 19, Andrew moved into an assisted living facility in order to capture the true essence of this often overlooked community. What started as a simple, low-­‐budget documentary turned into an international hit. ANDREW JENKS, ROOM 335, went on to win top prizes at a number of domestic and international film festivals. HBO released the film January 2008 to rave reviews.

At 21-years-old, ESPN Films financed THE ZEN OF BOBBY  V., which tracked Bobby Valentine - an American baseball coach who had become a national icon in Japan. The film premiered at the 2008 TriBeca Film Festival.

In 2014, as part of ESPN’s Academy Award Winning 30 for 30 Shorts Series Jenks released “Posterized,” which took a fascinating look into former NBA center Shawn Bradly’s life in and off the court.

About Seven Bucks

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Co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and producing partner Dany Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions is a multi-platform production company pioneering original content for television, film, emerging technologies, and digital networks. Crossing all entertainment verticals, Seven Bucks Productions creates innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion.

Seven Bucks Productions has an ever-expanding slate including tent-pole movies such as Universal’s The Janson Directive, New Line Cinema’s Rampage, Paramount’s Baywatch, and Legendary’s Skyscraper. The company also produces original television programming including HBO’s highly rated comedy series Ballers, Spike TV’s Rock the Troops, HBO Documentaries’ Rock and a Hard Place, CNN’sSoundtracks: Songs that Defined History, and YouTube Red’s Lifeline (2017).

In 1995, Johnson started his career in entertainment with just $7 in his pocket and has since become one of the world’s top-grossing actors with global box office revenue exceeding $5 billion. Garcia began her career in finance with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith before founding a private wealth management firm and most recently, her talent and media firm, The Garcia Companies. Garcia and Johnson combine their creativity and experience to develop high quality entertainment to inspire audiences around the world.