Los Angeles, CA: Last August, the “ Years of Living Dangerously” team won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. AD Partners’ founder, Jeff Horowitz, was a co-producer for the series, and we are so pleased that television’s highest accolade was given to a program about climate change!
Congratulations to Executive Producers David Gelber and Joel Bach for their vision to create a television series that brings climate change up close and personal, and our sincere thanks to Solly Granatstein, the lead producer of our deforestation story, “The Last Stand” (Episodes 1 & 2).
We owe Harrison Ford an enormous debt of gratitude for encouraging us with his passion to protect tropical forests. Harrison’s emotional connection to nature continues to be an inspiration to all of us!
As reported earlier, AD Partners served as a co-producer on this nine-part Showtime docu-series, with the support of Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Years” combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of Hollywood’s top movie makers with former 60 Minutes’ Bach, Gelber and Granatstein’s reporting expertise to reveal critical stories of heartbreak, hope and heroism in the race to save the planet.
AD Partners helped put together the deforestation episodes for the series, with Jeff Horowitz serving as story consultant and co-producer. Jeff recruited actor Harrison Ford, a passionate conservationist, as the story’s correspondent. With Mr. Ford and the Years crew, the episodes were shot on location in Indonesia and California. Titled “The Last Stand,” this two-part story focuses on the important connections among deforestation, climate change, and the commodities we buy every day.
“Years” was initially shown in the U.S. on the Showtime network; it is currently being distributed to over 75 international markets. Its viewership is in the tens of millions. The first episode, Part 1 of “The Last Stand,” was downloaded by 500,000 viewers within 48 hours of the initial broadcast. In total, the series generated over a billion media impressions in a wide variety of media markets, from the New York Times to Fast Company to Vanity Fair. Its social media campaign generated over 300,000 Facebook fans. Watch for the second season in Fall 2016!