National Geographic and Katie Couric Launch Screening Tour for Upcoming Documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC

Two-Hour Documentary Hosted and Executive Produced by Couric Is
Available for Free to All Schools and Nonprofits That Will Host
Inclusive Screenings and Conversations

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Every day all around the world, gender is making headlines, weaving its
way into conversations big and small, in settings from government to
households, from schools to places of employment. The two-hour National
Geographic documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC (trailer
here)
approaches the topic of gender through the lens of science, society and
culture, all woven together by personal stories and experiences.

To extend the life of this important documentary beyond its Feb. 6
television broadcast, National Geographic and Picture Motion are
partnering on the Gender Revolution Tour, allowing any high
school, college, university or nonprofit to sign up to host a free
screening and discussion. The tour will harness the momentum of the
conversations happening around the globe and offer an opportunity to
have an informed dialogue on one of the most complicated and evolving
issues in the current zeitgeist.

Requests to participate in the Gender Revolution Tour can be made
by filling out the request form at http://bit.ly/NatGeoGenderRevolution.
Screening hosts will be sent a DVD of the film and an extensive
discussion guide (LINK),
created by Journeys in Film, that provides additional resources on
understanding gender.

At the time of this release, more than 100 universities, high schools
and non-profit groups have already scheduled screening events of the
GENDER REVOLUTION leading up to and during the week of the film’s
television premiere on National Geographic.

“From the very start, it was my hope that as many people as possible
would be given the opportunity to see this film,” said Couric. “I am
thrilled that along with National Geographic and Picture Motion we are
going to be able to share GENDER REVOLUTION and our accompanying
discussion guide with groups all over the county.”

“National Geographic is about exploration and discovery. Through the Gender
Revolution Tour
we want to encourage constructive conversations that
will allow people to connect with each other over material that is
science based, investigative and in some cases deeply personal,” said
Chris Albert, executive vice president, global communications for
National Geographic. “We believe this is a timely and groundbreaking
documentary, and are thrilled to make it available for free to any
organization interested in expanding its knowledge on the gender
discussion.”

“We are so thrilled, but not entirely surprised, to see GENDER
REVOLUTION so embraced. From Catholic Colleges to LGBT advocacy groups,
city-based Sororities to mid-west High Schools, Gender Studies programs
to Trans Support Groups for Parents; there has been an outpour of
support for a film like GENDER REVOLUTION,” said Christie Marchese, CEO
and Founder, Picture Motion,

In GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC, premiering
Monday, Feb. 6, at 9/8c, National Geographic set out to explore this
evolving concept of gender through the lens of science, society and
culture. Produced by Katie Couric Media with National Geographic Studios
and World of Wonder Productions, the special will also air on National
Geographic around the globe in 171 countries and in 45 languages.

The Gender Revolution Tour is being managed by impact agency
Picture Motion.

First look clip from GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC:
https://files.natgeonetworks.com/_Sp2gXfxhvt1d5R

GENDER REVOLUTION is produced by Katie Couric Media, World of
Wonder Productions and National Geographic Studios for National
Geographic. For Katie Couric Media, executive producers are Katie Couric
and Mitch Semel. For World of Wonder, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and
Jeremy Simmons serve as executive producers. For National Geographic
Studios, executive producers are Jeff Hasler and Brian Lovett. For
National Geographic, Tim Pastore is president, original programming and
production, and Michael J. Miller is executive producer.

About National Geographic Partners LLC:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National
Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world
premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled
portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic
television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo
MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and
consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines;
National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms;
books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include
travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and
e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our
world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 128 years,
and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going
further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around
the world in 171 countries and 45 languages every month as we do it. NGP
returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic
Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation
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Katie Couric Media:

Katie Couric Media develops and produces content, programming and
documentaries for TV networks and digital distribution platforms,
focusing on compelling issues the award-winning journalist and
best-selling author has covered throughout her career. Katie Couric
Media projects include the “Katie Couric” podcast from Earwolf, which
features the host in candid, unscripted conversations about American
life and politics; the National Geographic documentary GENDER
REVOLUTION; and the upcoming movie “Flint” with Craig Zadan and Neil
Meron, about the drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan. Katie
Couric is the executive producer of “Fed Up” (2014) and “Under the Gun”
(2016), both documentaries that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

World of Wonder Productions:

Innovative and Emmy® award-winning production company World of Wonder is
behind such hit series as “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo), “Million Dollar
Listing” (Bravo), “Big Freedia” (Fuse) and “Island Hunters” (HGTV).
World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries
such as “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Inside Deep Throat,” “The
Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Wishful Drinking,” “Monica in Black and White” and
“The Last Beekeeper,” which won an Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature
Programming. Seven of the company’s films have premiered at the Sundance
Film festival, including “Becoming Chaz” and “Party Monster,” the
documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. World of Wonder
has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel,
WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, “The WOW Report.
Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored “The World
According to Wonder,” celebrating 22 years of production, which can be
found online at http://worldofwonder.net/.

Picture Motion:

Picture Motion is the leading marketing and advocacy firm for
issue-driven films. We work with filmmakers and change makers to amplify
awareness, expose injustice and drive activism, with the goal of
advancing social change. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and
Washington, D.C., we provide unmatched experience, services and
influence. This powerful combination allows us to seamlessly handle all
aspects of a social action campaign, from strategy and planning to
project management and activation. Depending on the type of impact our
partner is committed to, tactics can include partnership development,
grassroots screening tours, digital engagement, policy and government
relations, and impact measurement.

Contacts

National Geographic
Chris Albert, 202-912-6526
chris.albert@natgeo.com