A hundred years ago, the first Pulitzer Prizes were administered following a bequest by Hungarian-American journalist Joseph Pulitzer to Columbia University. The gift not only founded the prized awards for journalism and literature, but also launched the School of Journalism at Columbia— today one of the top in the world.
Understanding the significance of these awards to society as a whole, two Greek producers from London, Nikkos J. Frangos and George T. Lemos and their production company Marblemen Productions Ltd, have executive produced a “must see” documentary called The Pulitzer at 100.
There has never been a documentary on this scale about this revered and highly respected award for literary excellence.
This is a spectacular and thought provoking film that will spark the imaginations and thoughts of people, marking the beginning of a re-exploration and revisiting of the astonishing power of literature that has enriched their lives.
The documentary is written and directed by Academy Award and two time Emmy winning documentary director, Kirk Simon along with his award winning team. The film has been co-produced by his brother, Ronnie Simon, who holds the distinguished position of Curator at The Paley Centre for Media in Manhattan.
Included in the documentary are Toni Morrison, Nick Kristof, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Kushner, David Remnick, Mary McNamara, Thomas Friedman, Sheri Fink and others. Pulitzer-winning works are read by Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, John Lithgow and Liev Schreiber.
‘The Denver Post’ recently rated it a “must-see.”
In conversation, George Lemos describes the ethos of the company and their reason to support this project, as well as other projects.
“We believe in the creative process, the power of imagination, the desire and need of those who approach us for our assistance in turning their ideas into reality for a wider audience to share. We promote and encourage the artistic nature of those who need to be heard – a marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has – and we are by their side to take the lead in the film making experience. The belief in every project we undertake allows us to stay fresh, engaged and excited and leads to a mutually shared final vision of a successful and satisfying production.”
The trailer of The Pulitzer at 100: