A new medium of film
Xbox Entertainment Studios, in collaboration with some big names in the motion picture industry, are teaming up to offer an all new Xbox exclusive documentary series, the first “episode” of which will chronicle the history of the Atari system.
“Our collaboration with Xbox offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a unique series of films around the extraordinary events and characters that have given rise to the digital age,” said Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire).
Jonathan Chinn (FX’s 30 Days and PBS’s American High) added,“Our goal is to produce a series of compelling and entertaining docs which will deploy all the narrative techniques of Simon’s and my previous work. It’s particularly exciting to be partnering with filmmakers like Zak Penn who come to this process from other filmmaking disciplines and who will bring their own distinctive creative vision to this.”
Nancy Tellen, the president of Xbox Entertainment Studios offered a comment as well:
“Jonathan and Simon Chinn are the perfect team to spearhead this series for Xbox. They are consummate story tellers and they plan to match their creative sensibility with the best talent in the industry. These stories will expose how the digital revolution created a global democracy of information, entertainment and commerce, and how it impacts our lives every day.”