LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Time Inc. and Rampante, a strategic advisory, production and distribution company, today announced that New Orleans, Here & Now will debut Thursday, August 27 on Time.com and across multiple other distribution platforms. Executive produced by Academy Award-nominated and New Orleans-born actress Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April, Six Feet Under) and Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula (NCIS: New Orleans), New Orleans, Here & Now is an inspiring documentary series, which features six real stories from real people living in a post-Katrina New Orleans.
New Orleans, Here & Now is the first premium video content produced and distributed by Time Inc. in partnership with Rampante, Academy Award-winning Killer Films (Still Alice, Boys Don’t Cry) and Field Office Films, a New Orleans-based company created by the producers of Beasts of the Southern Wild.
As Time Inc. builds its short and long-form video business, New Orleans, Here & Now is the first original, premium video project available exclusively to Time magazine subscribers on Time.com. Beginning August 27, all visitors to Time.com can view one of the six short films and subscribe to view the other five. People.com will also be showcasing one of the films, making it available to all visitors to People.com. New Orleans, Here & Now will also be viewable on Sundance Doc Club and Hulu and will be available to purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
Directed by filmmakers connected to the city of New Orleans, whose work has been recognized by the Sundance Film Festival, Film Independent’s Independent Spirit Awards and SXSW, among others, New Orleans, Here & Now is a reflection of the city’s resurgence and how Hurricane Katrina played a role in shaping their lives today. The anthology features: The Best Eva 1.5, which chronicles the triumphs of Tiffany Junot to become the World Boxing Council (WBC) Welterweight Champion of the World; The Boatman, which shares an oyster farmer’s love for a boat that he’s been building for decades and his family; Everything is To Be Continued, which examines how music is at the heart of the people and the rich culture of New Orleans through the eyes of the TBC brass band members; The Older Fish, which follows four dynamic high school seniors, who were eight years old when Katrina hit, as they prepare for graduation; Two Cities, which recounts what it means to be part of the displaced New Orleans population in Houston; and Labor of Love, which explores a multi-cultural family’s bond, food culture, and the Vietnamese population that is part of the fabric of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Here & Now is produced in partnership with Killer Films, Field Office Films, Time Inc. and Rampante; directed by Katie Dellamaggiore, Zach Godshall, Lily Keber, John Maringouin, Darius Clark Monroe and Angela Tucker. Patricia Clarkson, Scott Bakula, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon are executive producers.
About Killer Films
Killer Films has produced over 80 acclaimed features including Academy Award-winning Boys Don’t Cry and Academy Award-nominated Far from Heaven. Killer Films executive produced Mildred Pierce, the Emmy Award-winning HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslet. Killer continues to expand its operation in the television and digital space, as well as maintain its status as a New York indie film powerhouse. Most recently, Killer produced Carol by Todd Haynes, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; Academy Award-winning Still Alice by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, and Alec Baldwin; and Sebastian Silva's Nasty Baby, starring Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Silva, Tunde Adebimpe and Alia Shawkat.
About Field Office Films
Field Office Films is a New Orleans-based company, newly formed by the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild.
About Time Inc.
Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom such as Decanter, Horse & Hound and Wallpaper*. Time Inc.is home to celebrated franchises and events including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum. Hundreds of thousands of people attend our live media events every year. We also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients, including other magazine publishers.
Rampante is a Los Angeles-based strategic advisory, production and distribution company launched by Emiliano Calemzuk and focused on creating and monetizing feature-length documentary films, nonfiction television and digital series for broadcast, cable and new media distribution platforms in partnership with Time Inc.