FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CELEBRATED OSCAR WINNING FILMMAKER JAMES CAMERON AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER SIMCHA JACOBOVICI JOIN FORCES WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL AND DISCOVERY CANADA FOR NEW CINEMATIC EXPEDITION, SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS
Produced by Toronto-based Associated Producers, the two-hour documentary special to premiere internationally this winter
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – JUNE 13, 2016) National Geographic Channel and Discovery Canada, along with production partners Associated Producers announced today that principal photography is underway on the James Cameron documentary, SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS. Principal photography is now underway on the two-hour special, on location in Sicily, Malta, Crete, Santorini and Sardinia, with underwater portions being shot off the coast of Spain. Executive produced by Cameron and produced by the Toronto-based Associated Producers, the film is helmed by three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Simcha Jacobovici.
“National Geographic is committed to bring the world of science, exploration and adventure to our viewers worldwide. We are excited to partner with Cameron and Jacobovici for the quest to find Atlantis, one of the magical worlds that has resonated in our collective imaginations for thousands of years,” said Tim Pastore, President of Original Programming and Production, National Geographic Channel.
In 2011, both National Geographic Channel and Discovery Canada partnered with Associated Producers on FINDING ATLANTIS.
“The first part of this investigation made for a particularly timely special, drawing a large viewing audience when we aired it in 2011,” said Ken MacDonald, General Manager and Vice-President, Discovery Networks Canada. “Discovery’s Canadian audiences are still just as intrigued by iconic mysteries, and this expanded investigation into the facts behind the myth in SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS more than fits the bill.”
“Finding the historical and archeological truth behind the Atlantis myth has always been a fascination of mine,” said Cameron. “Our exploration team will investigate several new theories about where the real Atlantis was, who these mysterious people were, and what disaster wiped them from the Earth over three millennia ago.”
SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS is produced by Associated Producers, in association with National Geographic Channel and Discovery Canada. Executive Producers are James Cameron and Yaron Niski. Producers are Simcha Jacobovici and Felix Golubev. For Discovery Canada, General Manager and Vice-President Ken MacDonald is Production Executive. For National Geographic Executive Producer is Matt Renner and Tim Pastore is President of Original Programming and Production.
About National Geographic Channel
The National Geographic Channels (The Channels) form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society’s mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and www.natgeowild.com.
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