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'Years' project preview

Posted: Oct. 31, 2013 | Tags: climate change, IRE

"Years of Living Dangerously," to air on Showtime in April 2014, looks at the impact of climate change around the world. The Workshop's Senior Producer, Margaret Ebrahim, has been reporting two of the stories in the eight-part series: one explores the natural-gas boom and the other is about the rise in renewable energy development.

The series will feature actors Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Olivia Munn, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera and Michael C. Hall as correspondents, as well as New York Times' columnists Mark Bittman and Thomas Friedman and CBS News' "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl.

Ebrahim has been reporting for the project for more than a year. The executive producers and series creators are David Gelber and Joel Bach, former "60 Minutes" producers; legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub ("Ocean’s 11" and "The Karate Kid"); director/producer James Cameron ("Avatar," "Titanic"); former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and co-executive producers Solly Granatstein and Maria Wilhelm.

The series is intended to cover the story of climate change on three major fronts: the impact on people, here and now; the dramatic politics surrounding the issue; and the solutions being created to mitigate the problem. See the trailer here.





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