ANNOUNCING A NEW PUBLIC TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL
TO APPEAR ON PBS AFFILIATES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
THE MADE-FOR-TELEVISION PRODUCTION OF
AIRING 3rd Quarter 2019
ON PUBLIC TELEVISION TO
AN AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 110 MILLION VIEWERS
In the tradition of PBS’ award-winning Downton Abbey and unforgettable documentaries like Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Windsor Broadcast Productions in association with Public Television Productions announces the documentary production of Hollywood Portraits. This One-Hour Documentary will reflect the dazzling history of the essential Hollywood Portrait from Charlie Chaplin to Brad Pitt.
Under the direction of Executive Producer, Roland Perez and Producer Gary Bernstein, Hollywood Portraits, will feature classic and never-before-seen photographs of Hollywood celebrities, behind the scenes clips, and interviews with many of the stars, and the photographers who capture the glamour that has always been reserved for Hollywood alone.
Hollywood Portraits will explore the stories behind the images and will be hosted by author and legendary television and motion picture star Robert Wagner. Hollywood Portraits will touch the art, artistry and how the technology of photography has evolved through the years—from plates and sheet film to today’s digital marvels and computer graphics; but in the final analysis, Hollywood Portraits will forever document the world of glamour and excitement that is the standard bearer of world-wide entertainment. The show will air on PBS affiliates all across the United States on its first run. Historically productions that have aired nationally on PBS affiliates reach audiences in excess of 110 million viewers—with airings in excess of 2800 broadcasts over 18 months (per the most recent Independent Broadcast TRAC Report)
Windsor Broadcast Productions
Windsor Broadcast Productions is a long running public television producer, with over 15 years of placing programming and content on PBS. Windsor currently has 28 shows running on the Public Television satellite and is premiering a new show in October 2018 for PBS affiliates all over the US. Windsor has won more than 100 national and international awards for production excellence.
Roland Perez, Executive Producer for Hollywood Portraits has produced and directed more than 400 – 30 minute television shows in his career; but his interest and love of Hollywood started during his years at Hollywood High School and continued during his early days as an NBC page. Philanthropically, Mr. Perez is one of the founders of Hollywood Heritage, an organization raising funds for the Hollywood Film Museum and Hollywood Premier.
Gary Bernstein, Producer (and Consultant) for Hollywood Portraits has been in the photography and film industry for decades. He has published 6 books on photography and has personally photographed more than 200 international celebrities, among them Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Farrah Fawcett, Joan Collins Paul Newman, and Rock Hudson, and is a contributor to Amfar and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDs Foundation.
Underwriting Opportunities for Hollywood Portraits
Underwriting opportunities for Hollywood Portraits include multiple spots at the opening of the show; and at the end of the show; and are offered (underwriting fees to come) per spot on a first come first served basis. All spots are both audio and video incorporating your corporate logo, a slogan and description, graphic effects and your company web address (your URL or phone number). In addition a special underwriting spot is allocated halfway through the program and reserved for closed captioning. Opening or closing underwriters may not be the closed captioning underwriter as well. Additionally, all underwriters receive a copy of the finished program which may be used for all other purposes e.g. corporate websites, streaming, trade shows, (except for domestic re-broadcast). The acceptance of the underwriter is solely up to the discretion of the program producers and PBS.
For further information, please contact Gary Bernstein at 310-550-6891.
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For further information, please contact Gary Bernstein at 310-550-6891 or email email@example.com
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