June 30, 2015

Team Behind 'Hornet's Nest' Doc Launching a Pair of Military-Themed Films

Featuring Wendy R. Anderson

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Journalist Tatiana Siegel

Buoyed by the DVD success of The Hornet’s Nest, the team behind the war-zone documentary is launching Strong Eagle Media, a production and digital media company that will focus on military-themed films.

Industry veterans Bert BedrosianChristian Tureaud and David Salzberg, who previously collaborated on the baseball drama The Perfect Game, are putting together their debut slate, which includes two documentaries — Citizen Soldier and Danger Close — that are fully financed and will be released in 2016.

Sources say the trio has lured high-ranking Obama administration alum Wendy Anderson to join Strong Eagle Media. Anderson served in the Obama administration from 2010 to 2015 in the Departments of Defense and Commerce. (She was deputy chief of staff to Chuck Hagel, chief of staff to deputy secretary of defense Ash Carter—a vocal supporter of Hornet's Nest—and chief of staff to secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker.) Anderson has already begun working on Citizen Soldier and Danger Close, both set in Afghanistan.

Read the full article at The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Wendy R. Anderson

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Wendy R. Anderson is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She is also the Managing D...