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February 2013 Archive

National Geographic Live Shows On The Road

Remember when the National Geographic staged our travel-adventure films at the NG's Grosvenor Hall in Washington, DC.? Now, the Society has put together a new program of speakers with their films and slides—going on the road this time as National Geographic Live!   Read More
Posted by Ralph Franklin in Features February 28, 2013

The Adventure: Visiting Eskimo Village for Whale Carving and Walrus Snacks

By Dale Johnson A few years ago, hunters in the Eskimo village of Wainwright, Alaska, had taken a whale in the sea near the village. Historically, the people of the Village would carve up the carcass and distribute the meat to everyone in Wainwright, according to ancient Eskimo rituals. The producers at NOVA were working on a new program about the native people of Alaska at that time, and wanted footage of this process. Consequently, I was hired to go to Wainwright to film the activity.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs February 21, 2013

His Travel Film Posters Helped Boost Great Audience Attendance

Following up on Doug Jones’ fascinating story of promoting a declining film series in California, I decided to make my own publicity attempt. I had finished my new film on Alaska about three months ago, and while sitting in an auditorium waiting to show it one evening, I thought to myself that there were probably more people in this town who would be interested in seeing the film—if only they knew about it.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs February 15, 2013

  Angry Planet Television Series Producer/Director  Peter Rowe Peter Rowe, producer/director of the highly praised Angry Planet television series, will soon release Angry Planet—Volcanoes, a spin-off of his 39-program series seen around the world.  While making the Angry Planet series Rowe climbed and filmed numerous volcanoes, from Italy to Iceland to Costa Rica. Angry Planet—Volcanoes is the sum of this intense experience.  Creating this new feature...   Read More
Posted by Ralph Franklin in Features February 07, 2013


Many changes have occurred in the production and equipment values of our Travel Adventure Film business over the years, but what has not improved is the number of travel film series or the size of our audiences. A common refrain is that our audience is older and the sponsor cannot get younger people to attend the shows. I have always felt this is an incorrect analysis of the problem.   Read More
Posted by Doug Jones in Exhibitors February 06, 2013
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