SOURCE: Inecom Entertainment Company

August 29, 2006 10:51 ET

Hal Holbrook Completes Narration of "Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of World War II"

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- Inecom Entertainment Company announced that acclaimed actor Hal Holbrook has completed narration for the upcoming film "Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of World War II." Highlights include interviews with legendary journalists Andy Rooney and Walter Cronkite, who flew into Holland with the 101st Airborne Division in 1944.

Writer and Producer Robert Child says, "Working with Hal Holbrook was a great pleasure not just because of his talent as an actor and narrator but also because, having served in the war himself, he was able to share his own memories of this time in American history and add a credibility to 'Silent Wings' that truly brings the story to life."

Hal Holbrook began his acting career on Broadway in the 1950s where his characterization of Mark Twain earned him international recognition. Since then, he has distinguished himself as an actor on stage, television and film. He may be best known for his roles in the popular television series "Evening Shade" and "Designing Women." Holbrook made his film debut in 1966 when he starred in "The Group"; he has since appeared in nearly forty films including "Midway," "All The President's Men," "The Firm," "Waking the Dead" and "Men of Honor." Throughout the course of his long career, Holbrook has been recognized with numerous awards including a Tony Award, five Emmys, a Peabody Award, two Lifetime Achievement Awards and a National Humanities Medal.

From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy to Germany's final surrender, "Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of World War II" reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives. Through rare archival footage and photographs, the film places the audience right at the center of the action in the hazardous world of the American glider pilot.

According to one general, glider pilots were considered to be "the most uninhibited individuals ever to wear an American uniform." They had no motors, no parachutes, and no second chances. Once they released from the C-47 tow plane, the glider pilot had one chance to guide the unarmed glider and its cargo safely behind enemy lines.

Robert Child previously produced Inecom's "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," which has been honored with a WorldFest Special Jury Award and the CINE Gold Eagle Award. Child's other films include "Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny" and "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and Gray."

About Inecom Entertainment Company

Inecom Entertainment Company finances and distributes independent films by partnering with innovative producers and enlisting celebrated talent such as Ronald F. Maxwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Keith Carradine and Gene Wilder.

Since 2001, Inecom has released eight feature documentaries and multiple instructional films for USA and international distribution including "EXPO - Magic of the White City," narrated by Gene Wilder, "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor," narrated by Keith Carradine, "Johnstown Flood," narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, and "Horses of Gettysburg" and "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell. Also in production at Inecom are "Blood and Oil - The Middle East in World War 1," "World War 1 - American Legacy" and "Resistencia - The Civil War in Nicaragua."

Note to Media

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