January 27, 2014
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
MANCE MEDIA SELLS NASCAR SERIES CHASING SPENCER TO ESPN BRAZIL, SPEED CHANNEL AUSTRALIA
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MONDAY, January 27, 2014 – On the first day of the NATPE market, Mance Media has sold its 2014 production CHASING SPENCER, an 8-episode docu-series chronicling rookie race car driver, Spencer Gallagher, as he makes his foray into the world of Nascar with little experience behind the wheel. The HD series has been licensed to ESPN Brazil and Speed Channel Australia for a Q2 airing.
Chasing Spencer is available for exclusive television rights in the US, and is being shopped to domestic broadcasters at the market.
ABOUT CHASING SPENCER
CHASING SPENCER is an 8 part ½ hour docu-series following up and coming Nascar driver Spencer Gallagher. Shot verite style, we follow Spencer during his rookie season as he immerses himself in this high-octane national pastime racing in Nascar’s K&N Pro Series. Each episode follows Spencer both on and off the course: as he begins to understand what it means to be part of a crew, part of a team and all the responsibilities that come along with the sport. The fact that his father is also the team owner creates a dynamic that is unique to the series as Spencer battles the ovals, the egos and the wrecks!
Spencer’s journey begins in Las Vegas as we are introduced to TJ Clark: Spencer’s mentor and coach. TJ, once a racer himself, was also the father of racing phenom Spencer Clark who died in an ill fated off track car accident at the age of 19 years old. Coming back to the sport after this terrible tragedy proves therapeutic to Clark as he guides and shapes Gallagher’s career. The team believes that Spencer has what it takes to go for Rookie of the Year and with each twist and turn on the courses, he learns what it takes to keep up with the big boys at 200 mph! Spencer is challenged both mentally and physically as he realizes that some of his early victories racing in the Legend and Bandalero series early in his career has only partially prepared him for the intensity of what it takes to compete in NASCAR.
The series showcases Spencer’s growth both as a man and as a driver as his relationships
are tested and ultimately strengthened through his experiences on the track. This family friendly series reflects the will and determination that a driver needs to ultimately succeed in this beloved American tradition.
“We are happy to have found a home so quickly for Chasing Spencer with ESPN and Speed [abroad]”, says Mance Media’s CEO Matthew Mancinelli. “ We are hoping for Velocity, TNT Sports or Fox Sports 2 in the U.S. as they provide the most NASCAR coverage. Chasing Spencer would make a great companion series to the sport and comes with mass appeal as its essentially the traditional underdog story of one pursuiing their dream. You want Spencer to succeed through all the mental, physical and emotional challenges he must face.”
Chasing Spencer Trailer: http://mancemedia.com/collections/whats-new/products/chasing-spencer
Chasing Spencer was produced by Ketchum Labs.
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Based at the historic Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, Mance Media is a worldwide film/television distribution company. Its core business is the worldwide distribution of television programming to broadcasters in every territory of the world. Formed by international television executive Matthew Mancinelli in early 2012, Mance Media acquires, licenses, co-produces and co-finances a wide-range of programming for the global marketplace.