SOURCE: Inecom Entertainment Company

June 21, 2006 13:07 ET

New High Definition World War 1 Documentary Now in Production

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2006 -- Inecom Entertainment Company announced today that production is in full swing on "World War 1 -- American Legacy," the next DVD in the Minutes of History® Series. Although some thought it would be the "War to End All Wars," the Allied victory in World War 1 directly lead to World War 2 and drew the borders of nations where conflict continues to this day.

Out of the Great War came many inspiring developments in literature, music and social equality that have carved the culture of 21st century America. Writers like E. E. Cummings, Ernest Hemingway and Alan Seeger turned tragedy into literary masterpieces. African-American soldiers from units like the Harlem Hell Fighters made history. Female volunteers and Red Cross nurses risked their lives supporting the troops and prompted the start of a new era for women.

Director Mark Bussler ("Horses of Gettysburg," "EXPO -- Magic of the White City") is looking forward to this film because "it looks at the war from a different perspective, going beyond the statistics and vividly showing the stories of the men and women who served and how their impact can still be felt today. Many of these people like Father Duffy, jazz musician James Reese Europe, poet Joyce Kilmer and the 'Hello Girls' were famous in their day and have since dropped out of public consciousness. This film will remind Americans of their importance and their legacy in art, writing, music and culture."

From the summer of 1914 to November 1918, the Great War cost over 14 million lives, devastated millions of acres of land and destroyed countless architectural landmarks. Monuments and dedications to World War 1 veterans surround Americans today as a tribute to their service and sacrifice. According to Bussler, the feature-length documentary that is planned for release this year "is produced in high definition, bringing the extreme detail of the Great War to the screen. It is full of period music, photographs and monuments. Many of the images are incredibly rare and have never been seen before on DVD."

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. Inecom's upcoming productions include "Silent Wings -- American Glider Pilots of World War II," "The Clara Barton Story," and "Winters of War."

Note to Media

For more information about "World War 1 -- American Legacy" 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 or www.inecom.com.

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