VANCOUVER, Dec. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) (OTCMKTS: NMGGF) and Network Entertainment Inc. ("Network" or "the Company") are proud to announce that the Company's 2017 I Am Heath Ledger feature documentary has been nominated for a Realscreen Award for Best Programming in the Non-Fiction: History and Biography category.
I Am Heath Ledger celebrated its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017, followed by its global television premiere in May of the same year on Paramount Network. The film is one in a series of I Am feature documentaries from Network Entertainment in partnership with Paramount Network on global icons. The I Am franchise is distributed internationally by FremantleMedia.
I Am Heath Ledger celebrates the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary features interviews with family and friends closest to him and provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey - extravagant in gesture and in action. Heath's artistic nature and unique vision set him apart from the Hollywood mainstream, vaulted him to stardom and endeared him to the world.
"We are delighted to be nominated," said executive producer of the I Am series, Paul Gertz, "Our company prides itself on our world class team of directors, producers, writers and editors which creates legacy films in which our iconic family and estate partners can take great pride, and we're honored to be recognized by Realscreen with this prestigious award nomination for I Am Heath Ledger."
I Am Heath Ledger is directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and Derik Murray. Executive producers at Network Entertainment include Derik Murray, Paul Gertz and Kent Wingerak, and for Paramount Network, executive producers are Jon Slusser and Jaimee Kosanke.
The Realscreen Awards, which recognize the best in unscripted and non-fiction programming from around the world, will be presented during a ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
Network Entertainment was previously honored in June 2017 with the Realscreen Award for Non-Fiction – History/Biographical Series for its 2016 documentary series Facing, produced for the National Geographic Channel.
About Network Media Group Inc.
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 endearing legacy. Our films have featured 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. Our productions are consistently embraced by both popular and critical acclaim 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. Our 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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