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Producers Put Positive Spin on 'Visions of Tomorrow'

'Visions of Tomorrow,' a show that would highlight scientific solutions to the world's biggest problems, gets a boost from a media production company.
Image: Fusion reaction
Lasers fire at a fuel pellet inside a nuclear fusion experiment at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Covering the effort to develop fusion as a power source was one of the experiences that led photographer Roger Ressmeyer to move ahead with his "Visions of Tomorrow" film project.Roger Ressmeyer / Corbis file via Vimeo
/ Source: NBC News

Three years ago, science photographer Roger Ressmeyer came up with the idea for a show that would focus on scientific solutions to the problems facing the planet, ranging from climate change to poverty and natural resource depletion. Now Ressmeyer's "Visions of Tomorrow" is going into development as a TV documentary series and social media campaign with the assistance of Show of Force, a media production company with a proven track record in the field.

Ressmeyer admits the project is taking longer than he expected, but he's optimistic — which is in line with the show he envisions. "The hunger for things that are positive has greatly increased," he told NBC News.

Show of Force is the company that helped The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn turn their book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" into a documentary film and a global transmedia movement. "We're excited to partner with Visions of Tomorrow in bringing to the forefront proven, sustainable and scalable solutions to some of the toughest problems we're currently facing, and inspiring people to take action to make a difference,” Maro Chermayeff, co-founder and principal of Show of Force, said in a news release.



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