VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Network Entertainment Inc. ("Network" or "the Company") and Network Media Group Inc. (TSX:NTE.V) is pleased to announce that the trailer for I Am MLK Jr., a feature documentary in production on the life and legacy of America's legendary statesman, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be released by the Paramount Network today, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aC3UOu5dR0). The film will make its world television premiere on Paramount Network on Monday, April 2 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
I Am MLK Jr. will tell the story and celebrate the life of this American icon from an engaging contemporary perspective structured around seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement. The documentary will feature interviews with key figures, ranging from history-changing civil rights-era activists to contemporary writers, activists and historians along with influencers in sports, entertainment and media.
I Am MLK Jr. will be the next release in Network Entertainment's 'I Am' franchise of documentaries on the world's most iconic individuals.
"Dr. King is one of the most important figures in the history of the Civil Rights Movement", stated producer and Network C.E.O., Derik Murray, "Our entire team is humbled that the Paramount Network will further support Dr. King's greatness and enduring message of peace with the release of this trailer on the day the nation honors one of its greatest leaders."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NETWORK MEDIA GROUP INC.:
"Derik A. Murray"
Derik A. Murray
Chief Executive Officer and Director
About Network Entertainment Inc/Network Media Group 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 and Sam Kinison. In 2017, the Company received the prestigious Realscreen Award for Non-Fiction – History/Biographical Series for its documentary series Facing, broadcast on the National Geographic Channel. 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].
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