Detroit: Our Greatest Generation Documentary


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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Keith Famie, of eight-time Emmy-award winner Visionalist Entertainment Productions, has chosen Tanner Friedman to provide media relations for the premiere of Detroit: Our Greatest Generation. The 90-minute director's cut documentary will honor hundreds of metro Detroit WWII veterans with its debut December 13, 2009 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Fox Music Theatre.




Developed over 16 months and featuring exclusive personal interviews with veterans and their families, the film captures the emotional realities of pre- and post-WWII survivors of Detroit including how their lives impacted the city. Legendary Detroit broadcasters and military veterans Sonny Elliot and Budd Lynch are among the Metro Detroiters who share their personal experiences for the film, with reflections on how their service has impacted their lives.




"The debut of Detroit: Our Greatest Generation is more than a film premiere. It's the celebration of an era; one intrinsically linked to Detroit and critically influential in the freedom Americans share in today," said Famie. "The film tells the narrative of Detroit's heroes like never before, while we are still able to hear the stories from the people who were there to experience them."




The event will open with a specially recorded message from Tom Brokaw, author of "The Greatest Generation" and Special Correspondent for NBC News, who also speaks in the film about Detroit's importance in the war effort. The premiere will also feature WJR's Paul W. Smith as MC, Mitch Ryder and Stewart Francke who will perform with the United States 338th Army Band in a special sound off to each branch of the current military: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. Also featured will be a special Andrew Sisters revue and the Cornerstone Concert Choir singing the National Anthem.






About Tanner Friedman


Tanner Friedman is a strategic communications firm specializing in traditional and emerging media relations, adversity management and public relations counsel. Tanner Friedman is located in the landmark Tri-Atria Building at 32255 Northwestern Highway, Suite 298, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit

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