LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Pictures and Dalton Pictures have finalized an agreement for a national theatrical release of the provocative feature-length documentary "Live Another Day."
Based on the highly acclaimed book "Crash Course" by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Ingrassia, "Live Another Day" reveals for the first time the unvarnished truth behind the collapse of General Motors and Chrysler and the controversial and much-debated governmental intervention that led to the rescue of these companies.
"This film is truly phenomenal and it is a tremendous public service to the American moviegoers able to see it," said Jerry Dalton, president of Dalton Pictures. "If you thought you knew what went on during the auto bailout, think again. 'Live Another Day' goes behind-the-scenes to reveal the inner workings of big businesses and the government during the high-stake days at the dawn of the Great Recession. Co-directors Didier Pietri and Bill Burke expose a remarkable story in a compelling way and the timing of this documentary release could not be better."
"After three years of research and more than 75 hours of interviews with the major players involved with dramatic events surrounding the urgent, 11th-hour U.S. automotive bailout, we are pleased to present 'Live Another Day' to a wide audience," said Didier Pietri, the film's co-director and co-founder of Argos Pictures.
"Live Another Day" picks up where "The Big Short" left off, showing how the housing crisis and Lehman Brothers collapse led directly to the auto industry's downfall. In this jaw-dropping and revealing film about the remarkable behind-the-scenes events of the auto bailout, the complete scenario is described by the key players themselves: car company CEOs, the United Automotive Workers President, senior members of President Obama's automotive task force, bankers, journalists, analysts, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker and even world-renowned car aficionado Jay Leno.
"When we saw Jerry Dalton's enthusiastic reaction to what we had created, we knew that Dalton Pictures was the perfect distribution partner for us," added co-director Bill Burke.
The film includes an original soundtrack as well as songs by Aretha Franklin, Foreigner, John Hiatt, The Temptations, Mick Jagger and James Brown.
About the Co-directors
Bill Burke is an experienced media executive who held various positions at Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner, including president of TBS Superstation and general manager of Turner Classic Movies. He also served as president and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies.
Didier Pietri is an experienced creative executive and entrepreneur who spent over 12 years at The Walt Disney Company and at ABC, the last four as President of ABC Pictures and as Senior Vice President of the ABC Television Network.
About Argos Pictures
Argos Pictures is an independent documentary feature film company founded by Bill Burke and Didier Pietri. It specializes in the development, production and marketing of original content based on best-selling and award-winning books.
Argos Pictures at [email protected].
About Dalton Pictures
Dalton Pictures LLC was formed in 2002. Through almost 15 years of steady growth, DPEC has produced feature length films and also generated quality media content for television, corporate and government productions as well as personal media. DPEC has distributed more than 30 films for theatrical (cinema) release.
Dalton Pictures at 843.497.0220 or [email protected].
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