Extra: Amazon unveils “Grand Tour”; WBITD ups Davison

In today's 'Extra,' Amazon Prime reveals the premiere date for The Grand Tour, WBITD elevates Tomas Davison and Smithsonian partners with National Museum of African American History and Culture.
September 16, 2016

Amazon Prime revs up for The Grand Tour

Streaming giant Amazon Prime has revealed that its highly anticipated automotive series The Grand Tour will premiere on Nov. 18.

Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the series – which began filming in February –features the trio of presenters as they host each episode from different locations across the globe each week, with pre-recorded segments filmed in front of a live studio audience housed within a giant tent.

The team has already brought the tent to Johannesburg and will be heading to California later this month. More world-wide tent locations will be announced soon.

The trio (pictured) of presenters has previously committed to three series of the traveling motoring format, which is produced by long-time executive producer Andy Wilman.

Tomas Davison upped WBITD

Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution (WBITD) has elevated Tomas Davison to the post of VP of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Formerly director of sales for Latin America and Caribbean, Davison will continue to oversee the sales of WBITD series, films, animated product and television movies for a variety of platforms across the two regions. He will be based in Miami and continue reporting to John Garcia, senior VP and GM of Latin America.

Prior to joining WBITD in 2004, Davison held a variety of executive roles at Home Shopping Network and Cisneros Television Group.

Smithsonian teams with National Museum of African American History and Culture

U.S. net Smithsonian Channel has partnered with the National Museum of African American History and Culture to produce 130 videos for inaugural exhibits for the museum’s grand opening on Sept. 24.

Comprised of 450 minutes of footage and 8,000 images, the films will be displayed on monitors throughout the museum, which serves as the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture.

The films will touch upon a variety of issues and events, from the Revolutionary War and viral moments on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Also included are videos narrated by musical icons, interviews with hip-hop pioneers and insight from some of the most influential people in sports and pop culture.

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