SOURCE: Inecom Entertainment Company

June 02, 2006 12:34 ET

"EXPO - Magic of the White City" to Air on Public Television

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 2, 2006 -- Inecom Entertainment Company is pleased to announce that "EXPO - Magic of the White City" will be distributed to public broadcasting stations nationwide by American Public Television (APT) in September 2006. Narrated by Gene Wilder, the feature documentary is presented by Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) in two one-hour programs available in both standard and high-definition formats. Currently, the 116-minute film is available nationwide at video stores, Internet retailers, educational and institutional distributors and large retail chains such as Borders stores.

Produced and directed by Mark Bussler ("Horses of Gettysburg" narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell and "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine), "EXPO - Magic of the White City" cinematically explores the exotic, creative, and innovative world on display at one of the most unforgettable events in American history -- the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Gene Wilder's narration brings the film to life by placing the viewer in the midst of the Fair's excitement and drama. Nearly 28 million people visit the "White City," which inspires innovators like Henry Ford, Walt Disney and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Exposition debuts the Ferris Wheel, Cracker Jack® and many other popular products today.

Weeks after its release, "EXPO - Magic of the White City," was the #1 available documentary as well as the #1 independently-distributed DVD on Amazon.com. The film was one of the Top 10 bestselling documentaries and the #1 historical documentary during the fourth quarter of 2005 at Borders stores nationwide, making it Inecom's most successful title for the year.

About Penn State Public Broadcasting

Penn State Public Broadcasting, WPSU TV/FM, is licensed to The Pennsylvania State University. Other PSPB productions distributed nationally to the PBS system include the series "Legendary Lighthouses," "Small Ball: A Little League Story" and its Emmy-award winning production of "The Grange Fair: An American Tradition."

About American Public Television

For 44 years, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation's public television stations. APT distributes more than 10,000 hours of programming including "JFK: Breaking the News," "Simply Ming," "Globe Trekker," "Rick Steves' Europe," "Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home," "Battlefield Britain," "Jungle," "America's Test Kitchen," "Lidia's Family Table" and classic movies. APT is known for identifying innovative programs and developing creative distribution techniques for producers. In four decades, it has established a tradition of providing public television stations nationwide with program choices that enable them to strengthen and customize their schedules. Press should contact Donna Hardwick at 617-338-4455 ext. 129 or via email to Donna_Hardwick@APTonline.org. For more information about APT's programs and services visit http://www.APTonline.org.

About Inecom Entertainment Company

Inecom Entertainment Company finances and distributes independent films by partnering with innovative producers and working with 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 U.S. and international distribution including "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" and "Horses of Gettysburg," both narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, "Johnstown Flood" narrated by Richard Dreyfuss and "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine. Inecom's upcoming productions include "Winters of War," "The Clara Barton Story" and "World War I - American Legacy."

NOTE TO MEDIA:

For more information or to receive a free press screening copy, press kit or product photographs for any of Inecom Entertainment Company's films, contact Julie Halapchuk at jhalapch@inecom.com or 1.888.258.5164. High-resolution photos of "EXPO - Magic of the White City" can be found in the "Press Room" section of www.Inecom.com.

Contact Information

  • Julie Halapchuk
    Email Contact
    1.888.258.5164
    www.Inecom.com

    Inecom Entertainment Company
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    Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2932 USA

    Phone 1.412.967.9210
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