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Chicago – HollywoodChicago.com recently interviewed Edward Norton on the new HBO documentary “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” along with co-directors Amy Rice and Alicia Sams. Edward Norton served as a producer.
Question: What did this campaign and this candidate do to motivate kids (like 9-year-old Lorenzo Rivera) in such a way that they would hit the phones for Barack Obama in support?
Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, WireImage.com
Producer Edward Norton: It’s interesting because in some ways that’s what made us want to start this (project) in the first place. When Amy (Rice) first proposed it to us, it wasn’t a campaign film.
The idea was to chronicle this junior senator as he entered into the battle of government and politics. I think what drew us to him in the same way it drew everyone else was that he was so much younger. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has acquired all international media rights (excluding U.K. television) as well as domestic home entertainment rights to the documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama."
The documentary follows the former senator from the announcement of his candidacy to his historic election and inauguration as the first black president of the United States.
"This remarkable film gives us a unique behind-the-scenes look at a truly transformative event; the filmmakers have done a beautiful job of creating a compelling narrative, and we are proud to be able to make the film available to the global market," Spwag president Steve Bersch said in announcing the acquisition along with Keith Le Goy, president of international distribution at Sony Pictures Television. »
- By Gregg Kilday
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