Network Entertainment announces THE SESSIONS PROJECT with Norman Seeff
Network Entertainment announces ‘The Sessions Project” today, a multi-part, multi-season television series documenting photographer and director Norman Seeff’s celebrated photo sessions with the world’s most iconic personalities and celebrity subjects from music, movies, sports, TV and comedy including Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Steve Jobs, Martin Scorsese, John Travolta, Joni Mitchell and more. Derik Murray and Network Entertainment - fresh off of the World Premiere of “I Am Heath Ledger” at the Tribeca Film Festival - will produce the series along with Norman Seeff, who will direct.
As highlighted on a recent episode of 60 Minutes (airdate: April 30, 2017) and reported by Lara Logan, Norman Seeff is a world renowned photographer and director who has produced some of the most iconic images of all time. Norman began filming his photo sessions in the early 1970s and kept filming for the next forty years, with each filmed session capturing some of the most celebrated pop culture moments in history along the way. Norman treated each session like an interview with the artist about their loves, lives, challenges, triumphs, and their unique creative process. Decades worth of Seeff’s historic private archives, over 500 filmed sessions, are currently being readied for audiences, who will now get a once in a lifetime chance to bear witness to epic private moments in history with the most important artists that have ever lived.
Ryan McNeily and David Sherman at WME are handling worldwide sales for “The Sessions Project.”
“Early on I realized that to accomplish the vitality and authenticity I was looking for in my photographs required a new approach” explains Norman Seeff, “So I created the photo session as a laboratory for these iconic artists to explore their creativity, and captured it all on film.”
“From the moment I learned about this one-of-a-kind archive from Norman himself over 20 years ago, it was never far from my consciousness, and I knew it would make for an unprecedented television experience. I cannot wait to share this amazing footage with the world.” adds Derik Murray.
ABOUT NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT
Network Entertainment Inc., founded and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is an established television and film production company with an international reputation for producing superior quality work. The principal business of the company is the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of documentaries and docu-series.
Recent Network projects include: I Am Heath Ledger, I Am Bruce Lee, I Am Chris Farley, I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Evel Knievel, Johnny Cash - American Rebel, The Cowboy, I Am JFK Jr, and a seven-part series for National Geographic, called Facing.
The company works with broadcasters throughout North America including ABC, AHC, Discovery, ESPN, ESPN Classic, CBC, CMT, CTV, History Channel, National Geographic, Spike and TSN. The company’s work has been recognized by the Academy Awards, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Washington D.C. Silver Docs, Seattle International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, The Gemini’s, Vancouver International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, and the International Film and Television Festival of New York.