DirecTV VP Entertainment, GM of audience network, n3D Patty Ishimoto said, "At Audience Network, we have had success in providing our
customers with critically acclaimed, award-winning dramas and comedies. With Something to Talk About, we are going even further with
diverse and thought-provoking documentaries that will generate a spark among our viewers and engage them in a dialogue about the relevant, impactful events and topics these films address."
Brainstorm Media president Meyer Shwarzstein said, "Our team has been perfecting this idea for the past few years and we are thrilled that
DirecTV has come on board. With their commitment to documentaries, their sophisticated audience and their willingness to support the
filmmakers and movies, we couldn't be happier."
'Battle For Brooklyn' is a look at the very public and passionate fight waged by owners and residents facing condemnation of their
property to make way for the controversial Atlantic Yards project, a massive plan to build sixteen skyscrapers and a basketball arena for
the New Jersey Nets in the heart of Brooklyn.
Shot over seven years and compiled from almost 500 hours of footage, it is a tale of how far people will go to fight for what they believe in. The film is a character-driven verite that also addresses the broader social, economic, and political ramifications of condemnation and urban
planning through interactions with individuals from all sides of the issue.