Gala Video Roundtable of American Library Association Meeting to Feature Louisa May Alcott Film and Filmmakers

Chicago, July 12 2009: The program for the Annual Gala Video Roundtable of the week-long annual national meeting of the American Library Association, attended by upwards of 12,000 librarians, is a discussion of two biographical films for the American Masters series; Louisa May Alcott, and the upcoming Helen Keller, produced by Laurie Block. Block will introduce Nancy Porter and Harriet Reisen, and moderate the audience discussion. The program, at the Gene Siskel Theatre, follows drinks and a buffet dinner for the 200 gala ticket holders.

American Masters Announces December 28 2009 Airdate for Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Susan Lacy, Executive Producer, commented that programming during the week between Christmas and New Year’s attracts big family audiences.

Guangzhou China Festival Presents Louisa May Alcott Biopic:

Director Christina Xie, Screening Programmer of the Guangzhou (formerly Canton) China Festival GZ DOC reported an enthusiastic response to the January screening of the American Masters film about a writer beloved in China as the author of the widely-read Little Women. A more detailed report was in the works, she said.

Publisher Chosen For Book About Louisa May Alcott

June 4, 2006: Publisher Henry Holt and Company is chosen to publish the first biography of Louisa May Alcott in thirty years. The book will draw from twenty years of research by Project Director /Film Writer Harriet Reisen, the book’s author. Henry Holt’s Jennifer Barth is Editor; Jennifer Joel of ICM is agent for Reisen and Project Director/ Film Director Nancy Porter. A large printing and marketing campaign are planned for the book’s publication, shortly before the date of the documentary’s initial airing on American Masters.

Co-Producer And Presenter Announced

May 4, 2006: The Project welcomes WNET’s American Masters as co-producer and presenter of its 90-minute Alcott biography. The distinguished PBS series in its 20th season under Susan Lacy, its award-winning originator and Executive Producer. New York station WNET’s contribution to production costs brings the project 2/3 of the way to budget completion. Two grants by individuals support the development of the website and a book proposal.