WTTW National Productions to Present The Wind Gods
New one-hour HD documentary on the 33rd America's Cup yacht race to air on public television stations nationwide, beginning April 26, 2013 (check local listings)
CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wind Gods is a thrilling, action-packed 60-minute documentary telling the story of the 33rd America's Cup yacht race, in which Oracle Corporation owner Larry Ellison's American yacht USA-17, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, defeated the Swiss-owned Alinghi 5 yacht of Italian entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli. Beautifully shot in high definition with unique footage of the famous race, the film documents Ellison's ultimately successful effort to bring the America's Cup back to the United States after 18 years. The Wind Gods will be available via the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) beginning April 26, 2013 (check local listings).
This stirring documentary, narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, is a powerful celebration of life on the ocean, and the men and women who spend their lives seeking to conquer it. Directed by Peabody-award winner Fritz Mitchell and produced by Skydance Productions, the film's soaring orchestral score by composer Pinar Toprak received the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Documentary Score in 2011.
About Skydance Productions
Skydance Productions creates and produces elevated event-level commercial entertainment. In its strategic partnership with Paramount Pictures, the company co-finances and produces several films per year with the studio. The first film to be co-produced under the partnership was the Coen Brothers' True Grit, which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards©. Most recently, Skydance released the Paramount features Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol and Jack Reacher, both starring Tom Cruise; The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen; and G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson. Upcoming Skydance projects include Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto set for release on May 17, 2013; and World War Z, directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, set for release on June 21, 2013. They are also in post-production on Jack Ryan, from director Kenneth Brannagh and starring Pine, set for release on December 25, 2013.
About WTTW National Productions
WTTW National Productions is a premier producer and presenter of original, high-quality television programs for both public and commercial television broadcast. WTTW National Productions is a division of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW11 Chicago. For more than 50 years, WTTW11 and WTTW National Productions have introduced a wide array of ground-breaking television programming – reflecting the world's rich and diverse arts and entertainment scene as well as education, politics, public affairs, business, and religion – to a national audience. Its landmark innovative series and original productions include the critically-acclaimed performance showcases Soundstage, Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis; Proclamation of Hope, and David Broza at Masada: The Sunrise Concert; cultural series, MEXICO—One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, Grannies on Safari, Ebert Presents At the Movies and The Artist Toolbox; the business series CEO Exchange; the documentary series Retirement Revolution; the transmedia online educational children's properties Mission to Planet 429 and UMIGO, and the award-winning animated children's series WordWorld. For more information, please visit www.wttw.com/national.
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. NETA connects people and ideas by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation.
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