Vancouver, British Columbia / ACCESSWIRE / June 13, 2014 / Network Media Group Inc. (TSX-V: NTE) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that Spike Television in the United States will broadcast the world premiere of its documentary film, I Am Steve McQueen, on Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The documentary special, narrated by Robert Downey Jr., pays homage to one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars through the eyes of the people who knew him best, including his family, friends and collaborators, as well as an all star cast who were inspired by the "King of Cool", including Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Miller, Randy Couture, Norman Jewison, Ali MacGraw, Robert Vaughn, Zoe Bell and Ben Mankiewicz.
I Am Steve McQueen is the latest installment in Network's and Spike's "I Am" series of high profile legacy documentaries on the lives of the world's greatest icons, following their recent award winning films on Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee.
Steve McQueen's son and McQueen Racing President Chad McQueen states, "After many years, I felt the time was finally right for me to tell my dad's story with the full support of my family and friends. I am extremely proud of the finished documentary, which truly captures my father's commitment to filmmaking, his passion for motorsports, and his love for life."
"The opportunity to work with Chad and the McQueen family to bring to the screen the story of one of Hollywood's most iconic superstars was a dream come true for me and our entire team", adds Network C.E.O. and Executive Producer Derik Murray, "the audience will experience the first hand accounts of those that worked directly with, and were inspired by, Steve McQueen and his lineup of classic motion pictures, including The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, The Getaway, and LeMans, as well as those who witnessed first hand McQueen's unbridled passion for motorsports and his well documented need for speed."
"I Am Steve McQueen will be distributed to a worldwide audience by FremantleMedia across all distribution platforms, and distribution in Canada is being orchestrated by Thunderbird Films," explains Paul Gertz, Network President and Executive Producer, "Our series of iconic films continues to expand as Network's commitment to quality is being recognized by broadcasters and audiences worldwide."
About Network Entertainment
Network Entertainment Inc. is an established television and film production company with an award-winning international reputation. Network's recent productions include the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali, the feature documentary I Am Bruce Lee, which set all time ratings records for Viacom, and Stanley's Game Seven, the company's first 3D film. Network's programming has been showcased at marquee film festivals and by broadcasters throughout North America.
Network's past projects and current productions can be viewed at www.networkentertainment.ca
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