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Max Mexico to premiere shocking documentary on the harsh reality of Nickelodeon child actors in the 90s

The entertainment industry can have a dark side, as highlighted in the documentary “Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV,” now available on Max México. The documentary delves into the turbulent behind-the-scenes of Nickelodeon during the 90s and 2000s, shedding light on disturbing stories.

“Quiet on Set” is a five-episode documentary miniseries directed by Mary Robertson and Emma Schwartz, loosely based on an investigative report by Business Insider. It features former Nickelodeon actors, employees, and family members sharing their experiences and focuses on Dan Schneider, a key figure at the time.

Dan Schneider, once a valued producer at Nickelodeon known for creating hit series like ‘Zoey 101’, ‘Drake & Josh’, and ‘The Amanda Show’, is now facing accusations of mistreating child actors. The documentary reveals stories of children being subjected to unpleasant tasks and inappropriate behavior on set.

The sexualization of child actors was a dark secret within Nickelodeon, leading to conflicts within the network. While some spoke out against it, others were complicit. The documentary also exposes a toxic work environment beyond Schneider, with individuals like Brian Peck, who had a troubling history, being part of the team.

Despite being a comprehensive documentary, some actors chose not to participate due to fear of backlash, showcasing the lasting impact of figures like Schneider. The documentary sheds light on a disturbing reality that was hidden for years, emphasizing the importance of speaking out against abuse in the industry.

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