GSN's VIDEO GAME INVASION: The History of a Global Obsession Will be Released on DVD November 9
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 1 -- GSN's successful documentary
VIDEO GAME INVASION: THE HISTORY OF A GLOBAL OBSESSION is being released on
DVD November 9, 2004. Distributed by Slam Films/Ventura Distribution, the DVD
will include new bonus footage not seen on television, including an interview
with host Tony Hawk and behind-the-scenes stories of programming miscues and
Taking viewers through the maze of games that comprised the evolution of
video gaming, the documentary focuses on the cultural impact, and the behind
the scenes competition between these impassioned geniuses who create video
games. Bold and irreverent, VIDEO GAME INVASION delves into the fascinating
world of tech-heads as they pushed the technological envelope to create such
breakthrough early games as Pong and Space Invaders, and subsequently emerged
with the huge international corporations that now dominate the multi-billion
dollar video game industry.
VIDEO GAME INVASION is executive produced by David Carr and David Comtois
of Beantown Productions, and includes interviews of Nolan Bushnell, former CEO
of Atari, Al Alcorn, former Vice President of Atari and designer of "Pong,"
John Romero, CEO of Monkeystone Games and co-creator of "Doom" and "Quake,"
and many other industry pioneers.
Beantown Productions, founded by David Carr and David Comtois is a leading
independent production company and an acclaimed TV advertising and marketing
powerhouse. The company's recent TV production credits include working with
such companies as Lifetime Television, AMC, 20th Century Fox and A&E. On the
film side, the company recently handled editing and post production work for
Family Tree, a semi-autobiographical short from Oscar-winning Shrek director
Vicky Jenson. Beantown Productions is based in Los Angeles with offices in
New York City.
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network
features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games. GSN is
the industry leader in interactivity and as such allows viewers a chance to
win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching
57 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major
cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony
Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media
information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.
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