Cameron, Schwarzenegger to executive produce 'Years of Living Dangerously'

Cameron, Schwarzenegger to executive produce 'Years of Living Dangerously'

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MUMBAI: US cable network Showtime will explore the human impact of climate change in the documentary event series ?Years Of Living Dangerously?.

This series is a collaboration between some of Hollywood?s biggest actors and producers, along with the country?s leading news journalists, who will report on first-person accounts of those affected by - and seeking solutions to - global warming.

The project is executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with ?60 Minutes? producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, and climate expert Daniel Abbasi. Film and television stars such as Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin will participate as first-person narrators on the ground. Also expected to join the project is actor Edward Norton, with more names to be announced soon.

Reporting from the field are New York Times journalists including three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, as well as renowned columnist Mark Bittman, and MSNBC host and political commentator Chris Hayes, among others. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc.

Extensive in both scale and scope, Years of Living Dangerously will unfold over six to eight, one-hour episodes and is scheduled to air in 2013.

Nevins said, "The recent devastation on the East Coast is a tragic reminder of the direct link between our daily lives and climate change. This series presents a unique opportunity to combine the large-scale filmmaking styles of James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- arguably some of Hollywood?s biggest movie makers -- with the hard-hitting, intimate journalism of 60 Minutes veterans Joel Bach and David Gelber. I believe this combination will make for a thought-provoking television event."

Cameron said, "We?ll make it exciting. We?ll make it investigative. We?ll bring people the truth. And people are always hungry for the truth."

The show will combine the epic and passionate styles of Hollywood?s top filmmakers with Bach and Gelber?s reporting expertise to reveal critical stories of heartbreak, hope and heroism as the race to save the planet continues.

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