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Filmmaker Robert Child Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award


Robert Child (sitting front, left)

Doylestown, PA – March 29, 2010 – It was announced today that filmmaker, Robert Child, of Washington Crossing, PA, has been selected as an honoree and recipient of a Lifetime Award in the Arts from the Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. The award will be presented during the Chamber’s 37th annual awards gala to be held at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland, PA, on April 30th.

Child, who has worked in the entertainment field for 27 years in both television and film, is the winner of more than 20 national film making awards including; five Telly Awards, two CINE Golden Eagles, a Best Director Award at the New York Independent Film Festival and a Special Jury Award at Worldfest Houston.

His latest film, Caught by the SS: The Wereth Eleven, was aired on the National Geographic Channel on February 16th and premiered at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. In addition, the film was just officially selected to screen at the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC, on May 15th.

Child spent 15 years in network and cable television in New York working on such widely seen programs as Emeril Live! (Food Network), Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (ABC), The People’s Court (Warner Bros.) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) and many others.

“Words cannot truly convey my gratitude to the committee for this recognition and honor”, Child said. “I believe, however, that my best work lies ahead of me and that is what drives me forward.”

Past honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Bucks Chamber include Michael Smerconish, George Nakashima and Bob Krist.

About the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce:

The Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce was established in 1946 by a group of 12 area businessmen. Today, with memberships of over 2,600 and growing, the chamber is second only in the eastern Pennsylvania region after the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

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Silent Wings Acquired by Czech Broadcaster

WWII Documentary Acquired by Czech Broadcaster

Read the story about my Silent Wings film being licensed to a Czech television network.

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Wereth Eleven Post Premiere Q and A ( Part 3 of 4)

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Wereth Eleven Post Premiere Q and A ( Part 2 of 4)

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Wereth Eleven Post Premiere Q and A ( Part 1 of 4)

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Wereth Eleven Selected to Screen at the GI Film Festival

I was notified last night that The Wereth Eleven has been officially selected to screen at the prestigious 2011 GI Film Festival in mid May in Washington DC. We will be on hand at the festival and conduct a ten-minute question and answer session after the screening. Exact date and time to be announced. We are honored to be recognized by the one festival dedicated to telling the stories of America's true heroes - our men and women in uniform. The screening is open to the public but tickets will go fast.

About the GI Film Festival:

The GI Film Festival is the first film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service members through the medium of film.  

This year’s event will be held May 9-15, 2011 in Washington DC. The GIFF will present films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty.

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Theater Chains Dive Into Distribution | The Wrap Movies

The Democratization of Movie Theaters. The time has certainly come.

Theater Chains Dive Into Distribution | The Wrap Movies

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Dale Dye Completes Narration for Robert Child's forthcoming WWII film


Actor and Military Advisor, Dale Dye, has completed narration on my forthcoming film for the Ardennes Group, USS Franklin: Honor Restored. Dale's motion pictures credits include; Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line, The Great Raid as well as HBO mini-series, Band of Brothers and The Pacific. I couldn't be more pleased with Dale's involvement and helping to tell this important story from the WWII Pacific theater. He brings a resonance and credibility to the storytelling that few actors who do not have his distinguished military background can match. He and I had a great time recording the tracks in Hollywood just a short time ago and I greatly look forward to working with Dale on a future project. 

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Wereth Eleven Premiere at WWII Museum - Welcome

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Meeting America's Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Regina Benjamin

New Orleans, LA - On February, 19th my wife, Amy, and I had the distinct honor and privilege of meeting our US Surgeon General, Vice Adm., Regina Benjamin, at the premiere of my film, The Wereth Eleven at the National WWII Museum.

Admiral Benjamin was in attendance as she is the niece of one of brave soldiers of the 333rd Artillery Battalion, Willie Alphonse, who is featured in the film.

Meeting the Surgeon General got me wondering about how the office came to be and what it's history was. I was surprised to learn it started out as a office in the Navy to provide health care to sick and injured merchant seamen. In 1870, the Marine Hospital Service was reorganized as a national hospital system with centralized administration under a medical officer, the Supervising Surgeon, who was later given the title of Surgeon General.

And today the Surgeon General uniform reflects the naval heritage of the office with collar insignia and shoulder board with contain an anchor along with an eagle on a staff.

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