Legendary is set to produce a feature-length documentary with the aim of inspiring American youth to become passionate about math and science. The film, to be written and directed by Emmy winners Kip and Kern Konwiser, will show how the two disciplines impact all areas of our lives from sports, pop-culture, academia, to government, health care, technology and entertainment. Currently, the U.S. ranks 30th out of 65 developed nations in math and 23rd in science, Legendary says. There’s no title yet.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull, who also is on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Mellon University, will produce along with the Konwiser brothers, who shared the Primetime Emmy in 1997 for producing Miss Evers’ Boys (it also won a Golden Globe for star Alfre Woodard) and have a string of docus to their credit as well as branded content for the likes of Nike and Gatorade. Their 2000 TNT docu On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions At Rucker Park won a Sports Emmy.
“We are honored to be a part of Legendary’s commitment to this critical issue and to tell the stories of inspired people who are changing our lives and our world through their mastery of math, science and technology,” the Konwisers said.