Posts Tagged ‘Television Production

10
Apr
09

WWL-TV, New Orleans To Feature Film Director Richard Lanni of The Americans On D-Day To Released in April

Ellwood von Seibold host of battletour film wears the uniforms and carries the weapons during his tour of D-Day. Image by Mike Forster.

Ellwood von Seibold host of battletour film wears the uniforms and carries the weapons during his tour of D-Day. Image by Mike Forster.

Lanni will be New Orleans April 10-12th and L.A. April 16 – 28.  
 WW2-Reflections, Dublin, Ireland plans to show the battle tour film to American Legion Post #43 in Hollywood

Producer/Director Richard Lanni, of The Americans on D-Day will be a featured guest live 7:30 a.m., on WWL-TV, Eyewitness News, Friday, April 10, 2009, New Orleans. The morning news show airs 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Lanni is meeting with military dignitaries, museum officials and veterans of World War II.  Lanni is researching Louisiana, for future interviews with veterans from WWII and plans to interview historians, museum officials in a series of films on Normandy.

“It’s been 65 years since the end of World War II and remnants of Louisiana’s Prisoner of War Camp remain amongst the 175 Branch Camps that was serving 511 Area Camps containing more than 425,000 prisoners of war,” said Producer Director Richard Lanni, WW2 Reflections, Dublin, Ireland, who arrives in New Orleans this week. “We have film interviews with surviving veterans of Normandy that will be showcased in Hollywood later this month to relive those days. I am here to meet more veterans and visit museums so our films will be accurate.”

Lanni has just completed his first of a series of battle tour films entitled, http://www.theamericansondday.com/, which will premiere Monday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m. (PDT), (Cocktails 6:00 – 7:00 pm), at the American Legion Post #43, 2035 N Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA., 90068. The film is available for any American Legion Post or veteran organizations upon request will be shown for free. Veterans need to RSVP with the American Legion. 

Ellwood von Seibold runs through freezing waters to relive those days of days in Normandy. Photo by Mike Forster.

Ellwood von Seibold runs through freezing waters to relive those days of days in Normandy. Photo by Mike Forster.

“2,000 D-Day Soldiers are dying at an alarming rate each month,” Producer Richard Lanni told WOR AM News Talk Radio Host Joey Reynolds, New York, Lanni, WOR’s Historian Albert Wunsch, and Producer Myra Chanin discussed the making of the film, which is a first of a series on this 65th Anniversary year of D-Day in Normandy.

 WW2-Reflections’ first tour film for its parent company, Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. Labyrinth specializes in WW II battlefield tour DVDS for the U.S. Market.  The film goes on sale later this month at the official website: http://www.TheAmericansOnDDay.com. 

“We are thrilled to have the chance to recognize American Heroes of D-Day this year, on the 65th Anniversary of Normandy, and what better place to do it than at the historical American Legion Post 43 building,” said  Lanni, WW2-Reflections. 

“I grew up in the early 1950’s, and I have always been fascinated by the second World War,” said Ellwood von Seibold, battlefield guide of Americans on D-Day, the first battlefield tour film of WW2-Reflections, a division of Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. For the full story and trailer visit: http://tinyurl.com/cee8zn 

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03
Apr
09

“2,000 D-Day Soldiers are dying at an alarming rate each month,” Producer Richard Lanni Told WOR AM News Talk Radio, New York

 

Producer/Director Richard Lanni talks to battle tour film host Ellwood von Seibold dress in a US Soldier uniform they worn on D-Day. )image by Mike Forster)

Producer/Director Richard Lanni talks to battle tour film host Ellwood von Seibold dress in a US Soldier uniform they worn on D-Day. )image by Mike Forster)

WOR AM NEWSTALK RADIO WITH JOEY REYNOLDS SHOW, Film Director Richard Lanni, WOR’s Historian Albert Wunsch and Producer Myra Chanin Talk Talk About D-Day.(click here to hear)  

Scene (right) from the new Film “The Americans on D-Day” (photo by Mike Forster). Producer Director Richard Lanni, WW2 Reflections told WOR AM he made the new film “Americans on D-Day” because, “I was concerned that the youth of today would forget what American Soldiers did in Normandy, and I wanted to produced something simple, something they can remember,” he said. Lanni is in New York on a media tour to help make American and especially, veterans of all wars to see or buy the film coming out on DVD later this month. Lanni plans to show the film free to all veterans at the Hollywood American Legion Post #43 on April 27th, Hollwood. Veterans must RSVP and

Media must RSVP with MAYO Communications, Los Angeles, 811-340-5300 or PR@MayoCommunications.com.

A trailer of the film is posted at the bottom of this page. Below is a video of a surviving D-Day Soldier. The WOR AM interview with Richard Lanni on the Joey Reynolds show is also posted below. Veteran Howard Manioan Trailer Interview on D-Day Find more videos like this on Entertainment Publicity Marketing Public Relations Advertising James R. Lockhart, 29th Division:

02
Mar
09

65th Anniversary of D-Day Comes Alive in New Battle Tour Film of D-Day and Normandy

WW2-Reflections, a division of Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland is looking for a theater in Hollywood and elsewhere to premiere film free to all American Legions in USA

“I grew up in the early 1950’s, and I have always been fascinated by the second World War,” said Ellwood von Seibold, battlefield guide of Americans on D-Day, the first battlefield tour film of WW2-Reflections, a division of Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland.

Battle Tour Guide Ellwood von Seibold races to the freezing beach waters to renact that chilly morning on D-Day in The Americans On D-Day. (photo by Mike Forster).
Battle Tour Guide Ellwood
von Seibold races to the
freezingbeach waters to
reenact that chilly morning
on D-Day in The Americans
On D-Day. (photo by Mike Forster).

Labyrinth specializes in WW2 battlefield tour DVDs for the U.S. market. “The Americans on D-Day” coincides with the 65th anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy invasion.

“D-Day became a focus point of my interest, and I decided to live a dream and move to France and take people all around these areas,” explained Seibold. “And the producer and director of WW2-Reflections said ‘why don’t we put one of your tours on film in Normandy‘.”

Seibold noted that WW2-Reflections had assembled a remarkable and accurate collection of soldier’s testimony, stories and witnesses who survived one of America‘s most bloody battles in war history. Seibold, donning American and sometimes German uniforms, hops into an early model Army Jeep much like General George Patton rode in shows you what brave soldiers endured.

The film uses smart graphics and extensive use of veterans’ recollections, as well as invaluable assistance from Dale Dye, a retired U.S. Marine captain who founded Warriors, Inc. – which specializes in training actors for war-themed film and television productions. Dye was in France researching an upcoming film project and worked with Siebold on historical accuracy. “We are thrilled that he has supported this tour film,” Producer Richard Lanni said.

“The Americans On D-Day provides an exciting insight into one of the most pivotal events of the 20th century,” said Captain Dye. “I’m really proud to have a hand in this effort to provide a foxhole-level view of what happened in Normandy on June 6, 1944.”

“I’ve seen a lot of tour videos that purport to give viewers an insight into what gallant Americans endured and accomplished on D-Day, but this one really hits the mark. The Americans On D-Day provides a stirring, GI-level look at one of the most momentous battles of World War II,” explained Dye.

On the trailer for the tour film Dye said, “I am a big fan of Normandy Tour Guide and Historian Ellwood von Seibold, who takes you for a ride in his 1943 Dodge Command Jeep for the D-Day landings in the real time, you’ll see the uniforms they wore and the weapons they used.”

“If you can’t afford a trip to tour the battlefields of Normandy, just get a copy of The Americans On D-Day and you’ll get a stirring look at events that changed the course of World War II in Europe. Ellwood von Seibold knows his history and how to present it to people in an exciting, understandable fashion. The insights and revelations in this work are extremely valuable to everyone interested in military history.”

“We wanted to show a snapshot of that ‘Day of Days’ through the individual soldier’s eye,” Lanni said. “Ellwood, who is an incredible 62-year-old, who put on all the different uniforms, allowed himself to be suspended on a rope ladder over a cliff, ran out of the freezing water on Omaha Beach at 6.30 a.m., crawled through hedgerows and shinned up trees.”

The production crew shot its first interview in 2007 with Howard Manoian, a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne who landed in Normandy on D-Day and returned many years later to live in the country that he helped liberate.

“With the addition of archive footage and stills we have turned this interview into a short biographical documentary under the title of ‘A Soldier’s Journey,’ which we also hope to launch for the 65th anniversary,” Lanni said.

(Press Clips are available at http://www.ww2-reflections.com/the-americans-on-d-day-press.html)  

(EPK at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJIjD-MaRJw&feature=channel_page)  

Manoian was recently named a recipient of the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government. He will be presented with the award in June at St. Mere Eglise, where U.S. paratroopers suffered heavy losses during the Normandy invasion.

[Editor’s note: EPK’s are available to credentialed media, which includes the 45 minute film, a trailer, the making of the film, uniforms of the day and WW2 machine guns and other weapons used in Normandy. There are some gripping interviews with military officers who were charge on land and sea. There are also still images of the area and on the scene production photographed by Mike Forst. Please call for interviews or a press kit. Some of the EPK is posted Online, too.

For more about MAYO Communications contact Aida Mayo or George

Mc Quade call 818-340-5300, or email: Publicity (at) mayocommunications (dot) com or visit: http://www.mayocommunications.com. 

For more about MAYO Communications contact Aida Mayo or George

Mc Quade call 818-340-5300,  or email: Publicity@mayocommunications.com or visit: www.mayocommunications.com.