Network Entertainment's "Facing’' Television Series Wins Three Leo Awards Including Best Documentary Series
VANCOUVER, CANADA / TheNewswire / June 6, 2017 - Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) and Network Entertainment Inc. ("Network" or "the Company") is proud to announce its 2016 documentary series 'Facing' (produced by National Geographic) won three Leo Awards over the past weekend: Best Documentary Series - producers Derik Murray, Paul Gertz, Rod Bellamy, Michael Miller, Kevin Tao Mohs, and Ian Kerr; Best Direction in a Documentary Series for the 'Facing Putin' episode - directors Derik Murray and Steve Burgess; and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Series for the 'Facing Putin' episode - editors Eddie Ochmanek and Hart Snider. The 'Facing' series tells the story of the world's most powerful people through the eyes of those who 'faced' them, and included one hour episodes on Pablo Escobar, Saddam Hussein, Suge Knight, Vladimir Putin and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Network CEO and producer/co-director of the 'Facing' series, Derik Murray, said "We are proud of our work on 'Facing', a global television series for National Geographic, and our entire team's dedication to consistently deliver quality programming has been honoured by these prestigious awards."
'Facing' was produced by Network Entertainment for National Geographic Channels. For Network Entertainment, executive producers are Derik Murray and Paul Gertz; series producer is Roderick Bellamy; directors are Adrian Buitenhuis, Steve Burgess, Miro Cernetig, Michael Hamilton and Derik Murray. For National Geographic Channels, executive producers are Michael J. Miller and Kevin Tao Mohs; president, original programming and production is Tim Pastore.
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 and, most recently, JFK Jr. The I Am Chris Farley production, which was released in the summer of 2015, set all time ratings records for Spike. Network's past projects and current productions can be viewed at www.networkentertainment.ca. For further information concerning this press release, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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