VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Network Media Group Inc. (TSX:NTE.V) and Network Entertainment Inc. ("Network" or "the Company") founder and Chief Executive Officer, Derik Murray, is pleased to announce that Network Entertainment has joined forces with Paramount Network for a never-before-seen comprehensive look at the life and tragic death of popular actor Paul Walker.
I Am Paul Walker will feature interviews with some of Paul's most cherished cast-mates and friends who knew him best. The film will explore Walker's prolific film career and showcase a side of Paul few knew - from his passion for the world's oceans and marine life to helping rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake. More details and cast list will be announced in the coming months.
The film is the latest from Network Entertainment, which has previously brought to the screen the lives of iconic figures such as JFK Jr., Muhammad Ali, Heath Ledger, Bruce Lee, and more. I Am MLK Jr. will be the next release in Network Entertainment's I Am franchise of documentaries and will debut on Paramount Network on April 2.
Award-winning filmmaker and Executive Producer Derik Murray will once again team up with Adrian Buitenhuis who will serve as the film's Director and Co-producer. Paramount Network's Jon Slusser and Jaimee Kosanke also serve as Executive Producers.
"We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Paramount Network on the I Am series," said Executive Producer Paul Gertz, Network Entertainment's President and C.O.O. "We are proud to lead off our recently announced new four picture slate with Paramount Network with this engaging documentary about the life and legacy of the very talented Paul Walker."
About Network Entertainment
Network Entertainment Inc., founded and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is an established television and film production company with an international reputation for producing superior quality work. The principal business of the company is the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of documentaries and docu-series.
The company works with broadcasters throughout North America including ABC, AHC, Discovery, ESPN, ESPN Classic, CBC, CMT, CTV, History Channel, National Geographic, Paramount Network, Spike and TSN. The company's work has been recognized by the Academy Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Washington D.C. Silver Docs, Seattle International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, The Emmys, Hawaii International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, The Gemini's, Vancouver International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, and the International Film and Television Festival of New York. For additional information on Network Entertainment, visit www.NetworkEntertainment.com; for further information concerning this press release, please call 604.900.2348 or email [email protected].
About Paramount Network:
Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of story-telling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today's brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive, and deeply personal. For more information, visit www.paramountnetwork.com.
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