ORLANDO, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CelebrityFilms®, headed by Emmy Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, has recently signed on to produce a documentary film on Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), and Best-Selling author, Peter Diamandis. The documentary film will focus on Diamandis and his approach to taking on the world's biggest problems through philanthropy and innovation.
Diamandis was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Diamandis' XPRIZE Foundation leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight, which led to the formation of Virgin Galactic with visionary entrepreneur and billionaire Richard Branson, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education. Diamandis is also the co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution teaching graduates and executives about exponentially growing technologies and their potential to address humanity's grand challenges.
Diamandis is coauthor of the New York Times best selling hardcover book Abundance—The Future Is Better Than You Think (www.AbundanceTheBook.com) that was #2 on the New York Times List and #1 on Amazon. He has founded or co-founded many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including the Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures. He also counsels the world's top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.
Dr. Diamandis attended MIT where he received degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. Diamandis' personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!"
Learn more about Peter Diamandis at http://www.diamandis.com/
3-TimeEmmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., will be leading the film team as Director and Producer of the documentary. Principal photography will begin this month and will continue filming throughout the year at various locations.
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CelebrityFilms® is led by Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple syndicated television shows and award winning documentaries focused on successful enterprise and philanthropy. Their productions have been nominated for eight Emmys and they have been awarded 25 Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production. Combined, they have produced and directed more than 300 television episodes and dozens of films.
Dicks and Nanton's goal is to bring the uniqueness of entrepreneurs and their stories to the big screen as a means of encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs and strengthening the economy.
Learn more at http://www.CelebrityFilms.com