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ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION TO HONOR PRODUCERS OF “YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY”


 

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 7, 2014 – The Environmental Media Association (EMA) announced its first honoree today for the 2014 Environmental Media Awards. James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Abbasi, Joel Bach and David Gelber, the executive producers of “Years of Living Dangerously.” will be honored with “The EMA Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Content Award.” The Emmy®– nominated nine-part documentary series aired on SHOWTIME. The Awards will take place on Saturday, October 18th at Warner Bros. Studios.

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY explores human impact of climate change. This innovative docu-series is a collaboration between some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and leading national news journalists, who provide reports of people affected by and seeking solutions to climate change. Correspondents include Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrara, Harrison Ford, Thomas Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, M. Sanjayan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl. Each correspondent delves into a different impact of climate change – from the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy in the Tri-state area to political upheaval caused by droughts in the Middle East to the dangerous level of carbon emissions resulting from deforestation. The project portrays the current and intensifying effects of climate change on everyday Americans and demonstrate how they can take action and be part of the solution. YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of Hollywood’s top movie makers, including James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub, with 60 Minutes® producers Joel Bach and David Gelber’s reporting expertise to reveal critical stories of heartbreak, hope and heroism as the race to save the planet continues.

“The Environmental Media Association is so proud to honor ‘The Years of Living Dangerously’ for its remarkable and ground breaking programming explaining and inspiring action around the most urgent issue of our time, the environment,” said Debbie Levin, President, Environmental Media Association. “As we celebrate EMA’s 25th anniversary, it’s so gratifying to see how far we have come with producers and networks like SHOWTIME who believe so strongly in their audience to showcase this issue with substantive programming that will change the conversation about climate change.”

Since their inception in 1991, the Environmental Media Awards have evolved into a prestigious event, honoring individuals and organizations, as well as films, television productions and their creative teams that increase public awareness of environmental issues.

The 2014 Environmental Media Awards are presented by Toyota and Lexus. The nominees and additional honorees will be announced in August.