Official Press Release


Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The 11th Hour' by Tree Media Group

August 15, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree Media Group announces the August 17th release of Leonardo DiCaprio's "The 11th Hour." The feature length environmental documentary was directed and co-written by Tree's founders Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, while Brian Gerber of Tree Media produced.

"The 11th Hour" was co-written and narrated by Mr. DiCaprio, who said about the film, "It's a group of filmmakers that I've been working with, and it became sort of family film, we didn't want any corporation or any studio there from the onset, just the great innovators and thinkers."

"The 11th Hour" documents the cumulative impact of human actions upon the planet's life systems and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity. With the help of over fifty of the world's most prominent thinkers and activists, including reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, "The 11th Hour" documents the grave problems facing the planet's life systems. However, the most powerful element of "The 11th Hour" is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but the offering of hope and solutions.

Tree Media Group President, Leila Conners Petersen said, "The 11th Hour" is precisely why we founded Tree Media, to produce thoughtful and provocative film and other media, that hopefully gets people to both think and act."

For over a decade, Tree Media has produced content for the Internet, print, television, and film, previously producing the award winning documentary, "Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew."

"In the future, Tree Media looks to continue producing quality content across all media that will help impact the 21st Century," said co-founder and Creative Director Nadia Conners.

The movie is being released by Warner Independent Pictures.

Tree Media Group was founded by sisters Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners when the emergence of new technologies allowed for a more democratic dissemination of ideas. Over the last ten years, Tree Media Group has consistently worked on projects that examine global transformation, conflict resolution, care & sustainability, the environment, cultural catalysts and progressive movements.



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