Sundance Channel to Produce The War Room +15, a Look at the 2008 Presidential Campaign from the Makers of the Academy Award(R)-Nominated Documentary The War Room Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker, R.J. Cutler, Wendy Ettinger, Frazer

Pennebaker to Explore Changes To Political Landscape Since Their Landmark

Film About The 1992 Clinton Campaign

New Documentary Scheduled To Premiere In October 2008



    NEW YORK, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sundance Channel
 will present The War Room +15, a new documentary directed by Chris Hegedus
 and D A Pennebaker, who depicted the inner workings of Bill Clinton's 1992
 presidential campaign in their Academy Award(R)-nominated documentary The
 War Room. The War Room +15 will feature some of The War Room's main
 characters as well as a crop of new politicos and take an in-depth look at
 how the political process and media culture have changed since the 1992
 presidential election. Sundance Channel will premiere The War Room +15 in
 October 2008.
 
     The War Room +15 is produced by R.J. Cutler, Wendy Ettinger and Frazer
 Pennebaker and is overseen for Sundance Channel by Senior Vice President,
 Original Programming and Development Lynne Kirby and Director, Original
 Programming and Development Samuel J. Paul.
 
     Released in 1993, The War Room captured the reinvention of modern
 campaigning at the hands of Bill Clinton's election team, a nimble group
 led by the "Rajin' Cajun" James Carville and the articulate George
 Stephanopoulos. In The War Room +15 the filmmakers will head into the
 trenches of the 2008 election year and connect with some of The War Room's
 main characters who remain active in the political arena, be it
 behind-the-scenes or in the media. They will also introduce a new cast of
 characters as well: men and women who came after Carville and
 Stephanopoulos, and who are in charge of honing the strategies and fielding
 the curve balls that are part of any presidential bid.
 
     Production on The War Room +15 has begun and will continue into the
 summer. Among The War Room veterans on tap for the new film are James
 Carville, the political consultant and commentator; Paul Begala, the
 political consultant and commentator who served in the Clinton
 administration as counselor to the president; and Stan Greenberg, a leading
 Democratic pollster and political strategist who has advised the campaigns
 of Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry.
 
     Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the
 television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something
 different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers
 audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and
 original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996,
 Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, CBS and Robert Redford.
 Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance
 Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance
 mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's
 website address is www.sundancechannel.com.
 
 
 

SOURCE Sundance Channel

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