via press release:
THE GREATEST MINDS IN AMERICAN HISTORY ALL IN ONE PLACE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL ANNOUNCES
NEW EVENT SPECIAL AMERICAN GENIUS
From the Network That Made “Brainy” Programming “Tremendous Fun” with Brain Games and the Award-Winning Stephen David Entertainment of The Men Who Built America
Comes the Next Great American Miniseries
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 22, 2013) On the heels of National Geographic Channel’s (NGC’s) highest-rated series Brain Games comes the next “mind-blowing” TV event. NGC President Howard T. Owens today announced the greenlight of American Genius, a multipart event special from Stephen David Entertainment, the producers of the multiple-award-winning miniseries “The Men Who Built America.”
With production already under way, this docudrama series will feature the boldest, most daring, most creative and most irrepressible inventors that have made the United States the greatest hotbed of business in the world over the past 225 years. From Ben Franklin and Alexander Graham Bell to Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, American Genius will tell the authentic and untold stories of how modern America was born.
“American Genius is sure to elevate the conversation about creativity and invention in America. In an era where America is not always credited as leading ingenuity, this show will remind us that this country has always been a global hotbed for genius, and we will celebrate the way they changed the world we live in,” said Owens.
“American Genius looks at those who mentally put the pedal to the metal. These are stories of beautiful, hyper-creative mad minds. We may think we know them because our country, and the world, still reaps the benefits of their extraordinary thinking, but our goal is to go way behind IQ, and way beyond the known eccentricity,” said David.
American Genius follows in the realm of NGC’s Brain Games, which sizes up the human brain using an intricate string of mind-boggling experiments, optical illusions, brainteasers and hard science; and The Numbers Game, which looks at how science and statistics may hold the keys to a longer, wealthier, calmer life. Both series are in a second season of production.
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Stephen David Entertainment
Stephen David Entertainment is an end-to-end television production and development company based out of New York City, with its own in-house post-production facility. The company specializes in docudrama, documentary and nonfiction television, as well as select scripted series. Stephen David Entertainment is a leader in quality television productions.