VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) and Network Entertainment Inc. ("Network" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced production on a series of enhancements to its original 3D film, Stanley's Game Seven, which has been playing daily to enthusiastic crowds in Toronto, Canada at the Hockey Hall of Fame's 3D theatre since 2013. Network has engaged award winning animation studio Atomic Cartoons to collaborate on the animation and visual effects in this enhanced version of the film, which will include new 3D animation featuring the Stanley Cup, timed to celebrate the Stanley Cup's 125th Anniversary in 2018, along with additional upgrades on the film's original 3D filmed sequences, and on the 3D animated action sequences featuring Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr. The new version of Stanley's Game Seven will premiere at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Spring 2018.
"Our Stanley's Game Seven 3D film has been one of the most popular attractions at the Hall of Fame since it premiered four years ago," said Phil Pritchard, Vice-President, Resource Centre and Curator - Hockey Hall of Fame, "The new 3D sequence that celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the most iconic trophy in all of sport is an exciting addition, portraying the Stanley Cup as never seen before."
"Our entire crew is incredibly proud of the overwhelmingly positive response to Stanley's Game Seven from hockey fans around the globe who visit the Hockey Hall of Fame," added Derik Murray, Executive Producer and Network's founder and CEO, "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to take the film to even greater heights and to celebrate this historic anniversary with the Hockey Hall of Fame."
About Hockey Hall of Fame
Established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame's ("HHOF") mandate is to recognize and honour the achievements of individuals who bring special distinction to the game of hockey, and to collect, preserve, research and exhibit objects, images and resource materials connected with the game as it is played in Canada and throughout the world. As a non-profit corporation and a registered charity under the Income Tax Act, HHOF owns and operates a museum and place of entertainment offering state-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational programming from its premises at Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada.
About Network Media Group/Network Entertainment Inc.
Network is focused on becoming one of the world's leading developers and producers of entertainment properties for the global marketplace and its worldwide audience. It is the parent company of Network Entertainment Inc., an established television and film production company with an award-winning international reputation. Its productions include the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali, as well as documentaries on the lives of Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Johnny Cash, Chris Farley (which set all time ratings records for Spike), JFK Jr. and, most recently, Heath Ledger. The Company recently received the prestigious Realscreen Award in 2017 for Non-Fiction – History/Biographical Series for its documentary series Facing. Network's past projects and current productions can be viewed at www.networkentertainment.ca. For further information concerning this press release, please email [email protected]
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
NETWORK MEDIA GROUP INC.
"Derik A. Murray"
Derik A. Murray
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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