or


[01/23/12 - 11:37 AM]
Phil Rosenthal's Comic Feature Documentary "Exporting Raymond" Debuts Feb. 16, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary won a 2010 Austin Film Festival Audience Award (Out of Competition Feature).

[via press release from HBO]

COMIC FEATURE DOCUMENTARY EXPORTING RAYMOND, SHOWING HOW "EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND" CREATOR PHIL ROSENTHAL ATTEMPTED TO ADAPT THE EMMY(R)-WINNING SERIES FOR RUSSIAN TV, DEBUTS FEB. 16, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 - The comic feature-length documentary EXPORTING RAYMOND, the story of how "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal attempted to adapt his Emmy(R)-winning series for Russian TV, debuts THURSDAY, FEB. 16 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Other HBO playdates: Feb. 16 (5:00 a.m.), 19 (2:00 p.m.), 22 (1:00 p.m.) and 28 (8:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m.)

When Phil Rosenthal was asked to help adapt "Everybody Loves Raymond" for Russian TV, he made eye-opening discoveries about the country's viewers and their similarities to (and differences from) U.S. audiences. EXPORTING RAYMOND recounts his often-hilarious 2009 trip to Russia, chronicling the casting process, the shooting of the show and meetings between Rosenthal and his Russian counterparts.

The documentary shows how the Russian production comes with its own pitfalls and tests, which end up being similar to American production challenges. In addition to making friends, Rosenthal and the Russian creators and executives eventually come to understand each other's motivations, desires and reasons for their creative choices, despite the obvious culture and language barriers.

"The mission to Moscow was not without peril and a very real sense of danger," says Rosenthal. "You could say I was the James Bond of Jewish television writers."

The documentary won a 2010 Austin Film Festival Audience Award (Out of Competition Feature) and in 2011 received the Sedona Film Festival Best Comedy Feature Award and the EDINDOCS (Edinburgh) Audience Award.

Phil Rosenthal was the creator of the hit comedy series "Everybody Loves Raymond," starring Ray Romano, which ran for nine seasons and received 15 Emmy(R) Awards, including Best Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005.

He also co-wrote the Peabody Award-winning 9/11 telethon "America: A Tribute to Heroes" and received a 2002 Writers Guild Award for Excellence in Television Writing (Episodic Comedy) for the "Everybody Loves Raymond" episodes "Italy, Parts 1 & 2."

In addition, Rosenthal has the distinction of having directed President Bill Clinton in the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner video, which was shown to wide acclaim at the April 2000 event.

EXPORTING RAYMOND is a Where's Lunch and Full On Service production; written and directed by Phil Rosenthal; executive producer, John Woldenberg; produced by Phil Rosenthal and Jim Czarnecki.





  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)











[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
Spike TV Partners with Dwayne Johnson for Event Programming Development Deal
Johnson and Dany Garcia will executive produce shows ranging from big live events, specials, sports and initiatives surrounding our troops and veterans.

[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Its Sixth Annual "Top Teacher Week"
From May 4-8, "Live" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.

[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
Social Media Powerhouse ABC Family Delivers During February 2015 Driven by "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Fosters"
ABC Family spins the digital numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
Spike: The Ones to Watch - Network Launches New Logo and Tagline
The tagline encompasses the network's strategic shift to a general entertainment network delivering compelling original entertainment with an edge and a distinctive point of view.

[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Live + 7 Delivery of Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner further spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
"48 Hours: Blaming Melissa" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 28.

[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
Science Channel Skyrockets in February, Charts Best Month Ever
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in Season 2 of "Star Wars Rebels"
Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.

[03/03/15 - 11:52 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings Ultimate "Kids' Choice Awards" Interactive Experiences to Kids and Families Nationwide
Beginning Saturday, March 7, Nickelodeon will launch the Kids' Choice Awards Experience, a six-city tour featuring meet and greets with Nick stars and one of-a-kind interactive elements.

[03/03/15 - 11:45 AM]
Ovation TV Greenlights Production on Original Documentary Film, "Ford's Theatre: America's Playhouse"
The project is being co-produced by Ovation Studios and 1895 Films and is set to premiere on April 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/03/15 - 11:13 AM]
truTV Says Yes They Can to The Grawlix's "Those Who Can't," As Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Full-Length Scripted Comedy
The comedy about a trio of frustrated high school teachers stars show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.

[03/03/15 - 11:11 AM]
Spike TV Orders Eight More Episodes of "Lip Sync Battle"
The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson and Terry Crews.

[03/03/15 - 11:04 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Legendary Pictures to Develop Original Scripted Series, "Emergency Broadcast"
"Emergency Broadcast" is a format-breaking series about everyday heroes who tirelessly work together to combat national and global catastrophes.

[03/03/15 - 11:01 AM]
Jillian Michaels to Star in New Spike TV Series "Sweat Inc."
The series, produced by 3 Ball Entertainment, goes into production this summer and will premiere this fall.