VANCOUVER, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) (OTCMKTS: NMGGF) and Network Entertainment Inc. ("Network" or "the Company") are pleased to announce that the Company has been named to the 2019 Realscreen Global 100 List, an annual compilation of the best global production companies working in the non-fiction and unscripted visual content industry.
Qualifying companies for Realscreen Global 100 are determined by network executives and production peers in addition to broadcasters, agents and distributors who are polled and provide feedback on companies they consider trusted partners and whose work they consistently admire. "We are honoured to stand amongst such an esteemed roster of companies that are, quite simply, trailblazers in our business," says Derik Murray, Network Entertainment's founder and Chief Executive Officer. "This designation is all the more meaningful since it is based on endorsements and nominations from those in the industry we revere, and often work with as partners."
This was Network's first nomination to the Global 100 List and was preceded in January 2019 by additional Realscreen tributes at the Realscreen Summit, when the Company was the recipient of the Award for Best Programming in the Non-Fiction History & Biography category for its feature-length documentary I Am Heath Ledger – one in a series of its signature I Am films. Also at the same event, Network received the coveted Realscreen Overall Excellence Award for Non-Fiction. In 2017, Network was honoured to receive the Realscreen Award for Non-Fiction – History/Biographical for its Facing series, produced for the National Geographic Channel.
Commenting on companies new to this year's list, Barry Walsh, Realscreen's editor and content director, said "We thought shining the spotlight on up and coming companies that are making an increasingly strong impact across platforms would spice up the proceedings, and highlight some of the new blood that is capturing your attention, and that of viewers as well."
"We so appreciate this acknowledgment, because it's unique", added Network Entertainment President, Paul Gertz, "It is a recognition of the dedication required by our entire team at Network to be a creatively driven boutique company that consistently creates, produces, and delivers premium programming to global audiences."
Realscreen is the only international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries, and the Realscreen Summit is the leading awards event and global celebration of non-fiction and factual entertainment excellence in the industry. Their annual list of the top 100 companies working in unscripted and non-fiction content is determined through input from the industry itself, and is one of the most anticipated reports of the year.
Network Media Group is the parent company of Network Entertainment Inc. Network Entertainment, founded and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, produces premium content for global audiences. Network's documentaries and docu-series showcase the lives of the world's most inspiring cultural icons and their enduring legacy, featuring a compelling lineup of icons from the worlds of Music, Movies, Comedy, Sports, Politics and Business. The Network premium brand of programming features outstanding casts and highly cinematic, richly crafted storytelling. Network's productions are consistently embraced by both audiences and critics alike, garnering awards, record ratings and unparalleled media coverage.
Network's broadcast and distribution partners include: AHC, AMC, Discovery Channel, CBC, CMT, CTV, Entertainment One, EPIX, FremantleMedia, HBO Canada, History Channel, iTunes, Lionsgate, National Geographic, Paramount Network, Spike, Sundance TV, Thunderbird, TMN, Virgil Entertainment, and YouTube Premium. The Company's work has been recognized by the Academy Awards, the Emmys, Realscreen Awards, the Gemini Awards, the LEOs, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Washington D.C. Silver Docs, Seattle International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, and the International Film and Television Festival of New York.
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