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World Premiere of Besa: The Promise at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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Besa: The Promise is the incredible story of Albanian Muslims who saved nearly 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Told through the images of photographer Norman Gershman - and in the words and deeds of the people who lived it -Besa: The Promise is the last great untold story of World War II.
TRT: 86 minutes, (2012)

Update: JWM Productions is proud to announce the world premiere of its documentary feature, BESA: The Promise, at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the oldest and largest film festival of its kind. Screenings will be held on July 29, 30 and August 6th. Please visit the film's official website to learn more and purchase tickets: http://besathepromise.com/screenings.html

JWM in Production on "Frontier Earth" for Animal Planet

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JWM is producing the six-part series, "Frontier Earth," for Animal Planet. Animal Planet’s large predator expert, Dave Salmoni, hosts a series of eye-popping natural history stories. Viewers embark on a Salmoni-guided journey to the frontlines of major ecosystems, unfolding the plights of the world’s most enigmatic animals. Stay tuned for air dates!

JWM in Production on "Treasure Quest II"

 

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JWM Productions is proud to announce that "Treasure Quest II" is currently in production for the Discovery Channel. This three-part series follows the adventures of Odyssey Marine Exploration as they mine the sea for history's greatest ship wrecks and their lost treasures. In this installment, the crew is braving the high seas, salvaging three unique wrecks, in hopes of uncovering priceless artifacts and more than a billion dollars in silver and gold. Stay tuned for air dates!

"Stolen Gold" Airs on Discovery Channel

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JWM Production's primetime special, "Stolen Gold: Battle for the Black Swan Treasure" premiered on Sunday March 4th on the Discovery Channel. JWM's exclusive access to this story began at the very moment this half-billion dollar treasure was discovered and continued over the course of four years until the moment that Odyssey Marine Exploration, the world's leading shipwreck treasure exploration company, was forced to return every last piece-of-eight it had recovered to the Spanish Crown.

JWM's 3D series, "The Ancient Life" Premieres October 9th on 3net

JWM Productions is proud to announce that its first 3D series, The Ancient Life will air on 3net, the 24/7 3D network, this Sunday, October 9th @ 9P ET/PT

Join our host and adventurer - Brit Eaton - on his quest to unravel some of the biggest secrets of the ancient world. Brit's made his living exploring the abandoned mines and ghost towns of the old West. Now, he's traveling the globe to investigate the greatest icons of antiquity and the mysteries that still surround them.

In the premiere episode, Brit heads to Egypt to uncover the last unrevealed secret of the Great Pyramid: the Judgement Chamber.

The Ancient Life is one of the most ambitious 3D undertakings in all of television history. Shot worldwide in six countries on four continents and featuring state-of the art 3D animation, viewers can now experience lost civilizations in a whole new way.

3net is available on DIRECTV Channel 107

If you have anaglyph 3D glasses (red/blue 3D glasses), check out these pictures!

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Philip Glass Will Compose Score for Besa: The Promise, JWM's Feature Doc

JWM Productions is pleased to announce that Mr. Philip Glass will be composing the score for our feature documentary, Besa: The Promise.

Philip Glass. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Philip Glass is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School. In the early 1960s, Glass spent two years of intensive study in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and while there, earned money by transcribing Ravi Shankar’s Indian music into Western notation. By 1974, Glass had a number of innovative projects, creating a large collection of new music for The Philip Glass Ensemble, and for the Mabou Mines Theater Company. This period culminated in Music in Twelve Parts, and the landmark opera, Einstein on the Beach for which he collaborated with Robert Wilson. Since Einstein, Glass has expanded his repertoire to include music for opera, dance, theater, chamber ensemble, orchestra, and film. His scores have received Academy Award nominations (Kundun, The Hours, Notes on a Scandal) and a Golden Globe (The Truman Show). Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8—Glass’ latest symphonies—along with Waiting for the Barbarians, an opera based on the book by J.M. Coetzee, premiered in 2005. In the past few years several new works were unveiled, including Book of Longing (Luminato Festival) and an opera about the end of the Civil War entitled Appomattox (San Francisco Opera). The English National Opera, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera, performed Glass’ Satyagraha in London, April 2007, and the Metropolitan Opera presented the work in April 2008. Glass’ latest opera Kepler premiered with the Landestheater Linz, Austria in September 2009 and is currently working on an opera about Walt Disney that will premiere at the Teatro Real in Madrid in 2013.

His Symphony #9 was completed in 2011 and will be premiered in Linz, Austria in January 1, 2012 by the Bruckner Orchestra with a U.S. premiere in New York at Carnegie Hall on January 31, 2012 as part of the composer's 75th birthday celebration. Symphony #10 has been completed this spring and will receive its European premiere in France in the summer of 2012.

Besa: The Promise TRT: 86 mins (2012)

"101 Gadgets" Premieres June 15th on History

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JWM Production's two-hour special "101 Gadgets That Changed the World" will be premiering this Wednesday, June 15th, on History at 9 PM Eastern and 6 PM Pacific. Special thanks to Popular Mechanics Magazine whose members generated the list, appeared in the show and curated the guests!

JWM Goes 3D!

JWM has become a soup-to-nuts 3D facility. From cutting-edge camera rigs to 3D edit suites, we're fully capable of handling 3D programming at all stages of production.

JWM Receives NEH Grant to Finish Feature Doc

JWM Productions received a large NEH grant to finish "Besa: The Promise," a feature documentary about Albanian Muslims who saved nearly 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust. JWM anticipates a theatrical world premiere 4th quarter 2011.

My Life is a Zoo: Brand New Episodes Premiere Jan. 24th!

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JWM Productions is proud to announce that My Life is a Zoo will be airing on Nat Geo Wild on Monday, January 24th at 10pm EST. "Show Me the Hippo!" is the first of three new episodes. "White Tiger Trouble" will air on January 31st, and on February 7th, a double dose: "Show Me the Hippo!" (9pm EST) and "The Hippo Has Landed" (10pm EST).

My Life is a Zoo follows the real life of Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer, two zookeepers running a large private zoo in the middle of nowhere. With almost no help at all, they care for over 400 animals, all while rescuing exotic animals from around the globe, rehabilitating local wildlife and running a struggling small business.

Please check your local listings!

Check it out online at: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shows-my-life-is-a-zoo

Feature Doc, "Besa," Launches New Website & U.K. Tour

JWM's first feature length documentary, Besa, has launched its official website (http://www.missingpages.co.uk) and a tour across the U.K.

Besa is the incredible story of Albanian Muslims who saved nearly 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

The tour features a screening at the House of Lords, with subsequent talks at major universities, including London School of Economics, Oxford and Cambridge.

Joining the campus tour is photographer Norman H. Gershman, who traveled to Albania to photograph Muslims who rescued Jews in WWII.

To view Norman's moving photography and learn more about Besa, please visit the official website: http://www.missingpages.co.uk

Besa: The Promise

TRT: 86 mins (2012)

JWM Completes Production on NatGeo Wild's "My Life is a Zoo"

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Life isn’t easy for two zookeepers running a large private zoo in the middle of nowhere. With almost no help at all, Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer care for over 400 permanent residents, all while rescuing exotic animals from around the globe, rehabilitating local wildlife and running a struggling small business. This is the real life of Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer. They live and work together, butting heads all the while. But because they share such a deep passion for animals as well as an indefatigable work ethic, they always come back to one another.

Besa: The Promise

Besa: The Promise is the incredible story of Albanian Muslims saving nearly 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

If you'd like to make a donation that will help complete this film please visit the Besa: The Promise (formerly titled God's House) website here. If you you would like to become a fan on Face Book, click here.

PREMIERE: Legends of Robin Hood with Olly Steeds, 8pm Discovery Channel

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May 13th, 2010 - See Olly Steeds take the legends of Robin Hood to the test, tackling Sherwood Forest, Maid Marian, and even meeting the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham himself. Check it out Thursday May 13th at 8pm and 11pm (est) on Discovery Channel

My Life is a Zoo Premiers on National Geographic's Wild Channel

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Monday, April 26, 2010 - National Geographic's new channel, Nat Geo Wild, premiers My Life is a Zoo - following the day to day antics of Carrie Cramer and Bud DeYoung as they run their independent zoo in upstate Michigan.

Read all about it in the New York Times

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom – Season Premier

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 - Animal Planet premiers its eighth season of this landmark natural history series with Bearwalker of the North Woods - the story of biologist Lynn Rogers as he tracks and lives with a group of wild bears in remote Minnesota.

Episodes to Come:

April 11th -The Last Lioness

April 18th -Mountains of the Monsoon

April 25th -World's Largest Shark

May 2nd -Manta Queen

May 9th - China's Last Elephants

Watch the trailer for "God’s House" – JWM’s Current Feature Documentary

God's House is the incredible story of Albanian Muslims saving nearly 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

If you'd like to make a donation that will help complete this film please visit the God's House website here. If you you’d like to become a fan on Face Book, click here.

"Wild Russia" Mentioned in the NY Times' Top 10 TV Shows of '09

Tune in to Solving History with Olly Steeds Every Wednesday at 10PM

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Planet Earth Extremes Premiers January 17th!

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