—by Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/18/17 – So You Think You Know Kung Fu LLC (SYTYKKF) and 8K Miles Media Group have joined forces to bring the inspirational competition series “The Bruce Lee Project” to audiences in South Asia and the Middle East. SYTYKKF is a joint venture made up of Company Films (which is co-owned by Keanu Reeves and Stephen Hamel), Bruce Lee Entertainment, LLC (Shannon Lee’s production company), Benaroya Pictures, and Metan Global Entertainment Group. SYTYKKF created the series and oversees the global rights and licensing of the format worldwide.
“Bruce Lee has a legacy of inspiration. It is exciting to see this legacy of inspiration have the opportunity to reach a new generation in The Bruce Lee Project,” comments Reeves.
Michael Benaroya adds, “When I originally came up with the idea, we were thinking of a fighting competition, but as we began to dig into the needs of the audience we found that there was a much broader and more interesting approach to this that allows us to appeal to a wider demographic and one that is seeking inspiration and positive messaging.”
Pre-production is set to start soon with the first season expected for release in 2018. The show will air in multiple Indian languages across the globe.
Suresh Venkatachari, Founder and Chairman of 8K Miles Media Group says, “We are very excited about this project. It fulfills a vision of our company by bridging the entertainment industry of South Asia with Hollywood. What better icon for this major step than a martial arts expert who successfully bridged the gap between East and West?”
President and Chief Operating Officer [Content and Distribution Division] for 8K Miles Media Group Prashant Shah was instrumental in developing the partnership. Mr. Shah will be producing the show and adds, “At 8K Miles Media Group, we are producing content for the global audience with the objective to be the first South Asian media conglomerate entity to offer the best in media and entertainment.”
“The Bruce Lee Project” is a competition series (12 x 60 minutes, plus a live 90 minute finale) in search of today’s men and women of action – not just martial artists, but true warriors who are physically accomplished, but more importantly, thoughtful and spiritual individuals who push themselves to achieve highest human potential. The goal of the series is not to discover the next Bruce Lee, but rather, other accomplished warriors of life.
So You Think You Know Kung Fu LLC is a joint venture made up of Company Films (Keanu Reeves’ production house represented by Stephen Hamel in the LLC), Bruce Lee Entertainment, LLC (Shannon Lee’s production company), was established in 2015 to develop reality TV, social media and products Benaroya Pictures and Metan Global Entertainment Group. SYTYKKF surrounding “The Bruce Lee Project.”
Bruce Lee Entertainment, LLC is owned and operated by Shannon Lee. It is a division of the Bruce Lee Family Company – a mission-based organization dedicated to sharing the art and philosophy of Bruce Lee to inspire personal growth and harmonious individuality.