We’re happy to announce that we have received an excellent broadcast date for Thoroughbred on PBS—9:00 pm, Thursday, May 5, 2011. That’s two days before Kentucky Derby Day, exactly when you want a documentary about Thoroughbred horse racing to be broadcast! Many thanks to Craig Cornwell of Kentucky Educational Television for setting up the broadcast and distribution of the film with PBS.
We’re completing work on a new program for KET—the first episode of Kentucky – An American Story. We recorded the narration with Ashley Judd just before Christmas and are delivering the program to KET shortly after New Year’s. Written and Exec Produced by Dan Smith, this first episode examines the complex story of land, what it has done to us and what we have done to it. KET anticipates a spring broadcast. Filming of the second episode, about the people of Kentucky, has been completed; we hope to raise funds to support the editing later in 2011.
We’ve also completed work on a “trailer” for the Legal Aid Justice Center, narrated by John Grisham. The trailer will be used by Alex Gulotta, Susan Kruse and our other friends at the LAJC to raise funds for the proposed half-hour film, entitled Justice Denied, about the challenges faced by low-income people who cannot afford legal representation.
Work continues on two other projects with old friends/colleagues. We filmed several days in November on the Erie Canal film in and around Buffalo, New York, with Steve Zeitlin of City Lore. And we continue the editing of the Master Craftsmen in the Building Arts film with Margie Hunt of the Smithsonian Institution.
Best wishes in the New Year to all our friends!