Foundation Announces International Advisory Board of Experts From USA and Poland to Assist In Hollywood Feature Film on Merian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron

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The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes proudly announces that prominent experts from America and Poland, who share the inspirational true story of legendary Hollywood Producer Merian C. Cooper and his fellow volunteer American fighter pilots who found the famed Kosciuszko Squadron and literally re-paid America’s greatest debt, have joined the Foundation’s International Advisory Board to assist in the development of a major Hollywood feature film to illuminate this inspirational story to the whole world.

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These experts on our initial International Advisory Board will bring additional members of both the Hollywood and Polish film communities to this team. Together they will assist the Foundation to produce a major Hollywood feature film of this great story

David C. Jamison, Executive Director of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes stated: “The following experts from America and Poland have joined the Foundation’s initial International Advisory Board to assist in the development of a major Hollywood feature film to tell the inspirational true story of Merian C. Cooper and the famed Kosciuszko Squadron to the whole world:

** Dr. Michael Peszke, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, Founder/Director of the Kosciuszko Squadron Exhibit at the New England Air Museum which was supported by the Polish-American community, and, Historian who has published numerous works on Polish Military history, including the Kosciuszko Squadron.

** Michael Orzechowski , a journalist and writer in Poland. He is the author of the screenplay “Wings of Freedom-1920”, a screenplay about the true story of Merian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron in the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920. His screenplay received a scholarship and is supported and backed by the Polish Film Institute in Poland.

** Mr. Pawel Biel is a Polish-American Cinematographer based out of New York City. He has worked on a number of Hollywood feature films. He has worked under famed Hollywood Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski . The story of Marian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron has greatly influenced and inspired Mr. Biel’s work and life. He is originally from Krakow.

** Mr. Tomasz Jegierski is the founder and CEO of FT Films in Poland. He and his company specialize in the production and distribution of true historical films. FT Films has recently served as co-producers for “Five Days of War” about the war in the Republic of Georgia, staring Val Kilmer and Andy Garcia. The film will premiere at the Krakow Film Festival on April 14, 2012.

** William Ciosek is a founding Board member of the Foundation. He has researched the story of Merian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron for over 15 years. He has written the film treatment entitled “Honor to You” which is available within the Foundation’s website at http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com
Mr. Ciosek stated, “The experts who have joined our initial International Advisory Board will bring additional prominent members of both the Hollywood and Polish film communities to this Board and team. Together they will assist the Foundation to develop and produce a major Hollywood feature film of this great story for the world to see.”

“The Foundation is seeking and asking for profound help and support from organizations and individuals in Poland and in the Polish-American communities in America to help us tell this great inspirational story of the Kosciuszko Squadron”, Mr. Ciosek said, “This inspirational true story is a unique and special honor both to Poland and Polish communities in America and throughout the world. The Foundation urges Polish organizations and individuals in Poland and America and around the world to help and support the Foundation’s great mission to tell this inspirational story to the whole world. Please contact the Foundation as soon as possible and help us with your support and financial contributions.”

The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes can be reached through its website at http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com or by emailing its Executive Director, David C. Jamison at: davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com or by calling 334-718-9501.

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                                                             David C. Jamison, Executive Director
                                                                davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com
                                                                 phone: (334) 718-9501

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