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Wednesday, April 14, 2010



–– Eagle Peak Media’s first feature release, ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place, has been nominated for Best Documentary in the 33rd annual Boston/New England Emmy competition, sponsored by the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The chapter released its nominations Tuesday night. Winners will be announced at a ceremony May 22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

“We are honored to be considered for this award, and we thank the Academy’s independent judges,” said writer/producer G. Wayne Miller. “It’s a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire crew.”

Said director David Bettencourt: “Independent filmmaking can be a challenge, but a nomination like this makes it all worthwhile. This recognizes the creative vision that is the heart of our work.”

ON THE LAKE, about the tuberculosis epidemic in early 1900s America and globally today, premiered in February 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. PBS broadcasts in major national markets began in March 2009 and continue today. The film is available through Netflix, Amazon and other outlets.

Bettencourt, Miller and the Eagle Peak crew are now in post-production of their second title, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society, the first-ever feature-length movie about the secret world of old-money Newport that will premiere at the 2010 Rhode Island International Film Festival in Providence and Newport this August.

For more on ON THE LAKE, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW, and other Eagle Peak Media productions, visit www.EaglePeakMedia.com Eagle Peak is a non-profit company specializing in film and the written word.
(This is not an RIFC Production)


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