Monday, May 29, 2006

Hour-Length TV Version Completed

'9/11 Press For Truth' director Ray Nowosielski, after taking some time off recently to get married to long-time girlfriend Shanna (CONGRATULATIONS, RAY & SHANNA!), was back in the edit bay last week, completing a shorter 48 min. 30 sec. cut of 'Press For Truth' intended for television markets, particularly overseas, which might be hesitant to buy a feature-length product.

Forty-eight and a half minutes is an hour of television in the U.S., minus commercials. Distributors MercuryMedia are excited about the increased potential for sales made possible by the second version, about which managing director Tim Sparke commented, "I feel confident that in '9/11 Press For Truth' we have a unique documentary that sets out a cogent, balanced argument into why there needs to be a new investigation into 9/11. Well done."

Thursday, May 4, 2006

'Press For Truth' Lands U.S. Distributor

Up-and-coming distributors MercuryMedia ('Loose Change') have signed for U.S. (non-DVD) distribution. Managing director Tim Sparke is very enthusiastic about the movie, having emphasized how important it is that this subject reach an American audience, particularly in time for the 5th anniversary of 9/11. His company will be simultaneously pursuing U.S. theatrical avenues and major U.S. television channels.

Monday, May 1, 2006

'Press For Truth' Shopped at HotDocs

The 81 min. cut of '9/11 Press For Truth' was completed over the weekend by director Ray Nowosielski and editor Kozo Okumura at Globalvision's Manhattan offices, and forty DVDs were hand-delivered today by executive producer Kyle Hence to Films Transit International president Jan Rofekamp in Toronto. Rofekamp will be shopping the movie around to overseas exhibitors and television channels throughout the HotDocs Festival this week.