Chris Moore is the EP and co-director of the widely anticipated History documentary, The People Speak, premiering this Sunday. Moore will be on hand at the Realscreen Summit in February at a panel discussing creating American history programming with a difference.
The doc, also produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Anthony Arnove and historian Howard Zinn, is co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn and is based on Zinn’s books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History (co-edited by Anthony Arnove). The People Speak uses an all-star cast of actors and musicians, including Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Viggo Mortenson, Sean Penn and Bruce Springsteen, for dramatic readings and musical performances portraying the real-life accounts of American citizens featured in the books.
Moore, perhaps best known for producing fiction fare like the American Pie films, Reindeer Games and Good Will Hunting has other non-fiction production work under his belt, as executive producer of the Project Greenlight series and an episode of Iconoclasts.
Moore will speak at the Realscreen Summit session American History – Documenting the Tides of Change on Wednesday, February 3. Other panelists include Jane Root, CEO, Nutopia and David McKillop, SVP Development & Programming, History.