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iW News: Warner Independent to Take “11th Hour” to North America

iW News: Warner Independent to Take "11th Hour" to North America

Warner Independent Pictures will release Leila Conners-Petersen and Nadia Conners‘ “The 11th Hour” in North America, while Warner Bros. Pictures International will handle the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced doc internationally. The film will have its world premiere at the upcoming Festival de Cannes, and is slated for an Autumn 2007 theatrical release. Sue Kroll, President, Marketing, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures International, and Polly Cohen, President Warner Independent Pictures jointly made the announcement Tuesday. According to Warner, the film explores “how humanity has arrived at this moment–how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course.” “11th Hour,” which DiCaptio narrates, features ongoing dialogues with experts from all over the world, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau among others. “Having worked with Leonardo in the past, I know how much he cares about bringing issues of the environment to the forefront of our consciousness,” said Cohen in a statement. “We’re pleased to join with Warner Bros. Pictures International in helping to get this message out.” [Brian Brooks]

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