Vancouver, British Columbia /March 06, 2014 / Network Media Group Inc. (TSX-V: NTE) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce an agreement with Kelly Knievel and K&K Promotions for the production of a feature documentary on the life and legacy of one of the biggest personalities to ever burst into the American consciousness, the legendary Evel Knievel. The film is the latest proud instalment of Network's series of high profile legacy documentaries on the lives of the world's most renowned figures, following the company's Academy Award shortlisted Muhammad Ali film "Facing Ali", as well as "I Am Bruce Lee" and an upcoming documentary on famed Hollywood icon Steve McQueen.
"We are excited to produce a film that will be distributed around the world to a legion of Evel Knievel fans," states Derik Murray, Network CEO and producer of the film, "With our cameras rolling over the last few weeks, it is clear that our production will showcase a unique and never before seen dimension of this complex giant of a man and international legend."
"This is the first documentary about Evel Knievel that his family has participated in," says Kelly Knievel, President of K&K Promotions, "There was a reason my dad so captured the imagination of the world. This film captures the man's character, determination, successes and failures."
"Evel Knievel created the concept of the modern day daredevil, then lived out the American dream as its king," adds Paul Gertz, Network President and the film's Executive Producer, "We're honored to have the opportunity to tell the story of one of those rare trailblazers who truly defined an entire genre of entertainment."
About K&K Promotions
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, K&K Promotions is the owner of the Evel Knievel brand, and manages the licensing and merchandising of Evel Knievel 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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