Filmmaker's Blog | HAYNESVILLE bought by NBC/Universal and will play on CNBC – Official Release

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

Contact: Gregory Kallenberg, 512-751-9000, Gregory@HaynesvilleMovie.com

“HAYNESVILLE: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future” will Premiere

On CNBC Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Internationally successful energy film will receive a special evening on CNBC dedicated to the film.

Additional showtimes scheduled on subsequent evenings.

After a successful international tour of the documentary “Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future” including sold-out screenings in New York, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Boston, Atlanta and Europe the film was purchased by NBC/Universal and will air on its CNBC network. “Haynesville”’s  world television premiere will be on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 9PM EST and will be followed by encore presentations at 10pm, 12am and 1am. In addition, the film will run Sunday, November 28th at 10pm.

“’Haynesville’ gives people a unique view into what it’s like to live during an energy and, in turn, what that energy boom could mean to our nation’s clean energy future,” said Gregory Kallenberg, the film’s director, “Now we are extremely excited to be working with CNBC to present the film and to present our story and our take on a pathway to a clean energy future to a nationwide audience.”

The 1-hour program, which features a special network cut to focus on the personal stories of the full length feature documentary, chronicles the historic discovery of the massive Haynesville Shale natural gas field, and follows its impact on local people’s lives. Specifically, the CNBC special features Louisiana Outdoorsman Mike Smith and community activist Kassi Fitzgerald are seen in the film dealing with the struggles of being caught in the middle the Haynesville boom. In the broader perspective, “Haynesville” invites the viewer to consider the potential impact this find’s natural gas supply will have on the nation’s energy future. The Haynesville Shale is projected to hold 180 trillion cubic feet of gas or, in economic terms $1.75 trillion dollars worth of energy.

“The discovery of shale gas in broad terms isn’t new. What’s new is the unique location and density of this fuel source,” added the film’s producer Mark Bullard, “What we have here is a highly domestic and attainable energy supply that could impact the way America looks at energy- and it’s in these people’s back yards.”

“Haynesville” has been lauded as a highly personal look at how energy affects our country and has been called “Moving“ and “A humane take on an increasingly relevant—and complicated—subject.”

“Energy is and its sources is something we all take for granted,” said Kallenberg. “Hopefully, ‘Haynesville’ helps give some perspective on where our energy comes from, the impact it has people’s lives and the potential benefit this energy could potentially have for the United States.”

We hope our film helps bring some perspective to the issue of landowner rights and, in its small way, starts a discussion to help create an energy solution for the United States.”

NETWORK PREMIERE INFO

“Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future” Network Cut debuts Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 9PM EST followed by encore presentations at 10pm, 12am and 1am. In addition, the film will run Sunday, November 28th at 10pm. The feature-length edition of the film which features more personal stories and a discussion about natural gas and the American energy picture is available for order online at www.HaynesvilleMovie.com or the downloadable version is available exclusively on iTunes.

More information about the film and the “Haynesville” trailer can be found at: www.HaynesvilleMovie.com

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One Response to “HAYNESVILLE bought by NBC/Universal and will play on CNBC – Official Release”

  1. FilmBuff says:

    Bonus tonight! Enviro-conscious HAYNESVILLE premieres on CNBC at 9pm EST. Check out details here http://bit.ly/ehV0Cc