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Two Cats Productions
Contact: Joy F. Noel
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TH E ARMENIAN GENOCIDE TO AIR ON FRENCH TV


New York, NY (June, 2006) -- The Armenian Genocide, by Andrew
Goldberg, which received international critical acclaim and aired
nationally on PBS in the US has been licensed to PLANETE Television in
France (www.planete.tm.fr) for national broadcast. It was also
licensed to Swedish Television. Airdates for both networks have not
yet been announced.

The film received extraordinary reviews and coverage in almost every
major newspaper in the US including The New York Times where it was
described as powerful adding that it honors the victims of the
Genocide. It was also covered in the Wall Street Journal, The LA
Times, The Boston Globe and countless others. The NJ Star Ledger
called it serious, literate and ultimately heartbreaking. The Weekly
Standard described it as evocative and visually rich. In addition the
film has sold internationally to major networks in Canada, Australia,
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Finland and other countries. Narrated
by Julianna Margulies, the film features additional narrations from Ed
Harris, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Laura Linney, Paul Rudd, Jared
Leto and others.

The Armenian Genocide is the story of the first Genocide of the 20th
century when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman
Turks during World War I. This unprecedented and powerful one-hour
documentary, scheduled to air April 17th on PBS, was written, directed
and produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Andrew Goldberg of Two
Cats Productions, in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field such as
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Samantha Power, and New York Times
best-selling author, Peter Balakian, this film features
never-before-seen historical footage of the events and key players of
one of the greatest untold stories of the 20th century.

Filmed in the US, France, Germany, Belgium, Turkey and Syria, the
program features discussions with Kurdish and Turkish citizens in
modern-day Turkey who speak openly about the stories told to them by
their parents and grandparents.

Two Cats Productions is a documentary production company in New York
City led by Andrew Goldberg. His television credits include PBS, ABC
News, E!, CNN, and countless others. In addition to documentaries, he
has also written and produced commercials for such companies as Bell
South, Sephora/Louis Vuitton, AT&T and PetSmart. Goldberg and Two Cats
recent documentary productions include, A Yiddish World Remembered for
PBS which won an Emmy in 2002, and The Armenians, A Story of Survival,
which aired on PBS stations nationally in 2002 and was awarded the
CINE Golden Eagle.

Major Underwriters: John and Judy Bedrosian, The Avanessians Family
Foundation, and The Manoogian-Simone Foundation.

Home Video Available: DVD or VHS at www.twocatstv.com
Photos for The Armenian Genocide are available online at
pressroom.pbs.org and www.promotion.opb.org

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