MakingOf.com Unveils Exclusive Weekly Question and Answer Forum With THE PACIFIC Writer and Co-Executive Producer Bruce C. McKenna

March 18, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ — Today MakingOf.com, the first and only centralized behind-the-scenes destination, continues its coverage of the highly anticipated HBO miniseries THE PACIFIC by announcing a new weekly question and answer forum with Bruce C. McKenna, Co-executive Producer/Writer of THE PACIFIC. Beginning today, and throughout the ten-week run, MakingOf community members are invited to have their questions answered by McKenna in a dedicated Forum within the Community Section. After each Sunday episode, McKenna will review and post answers to questions within a 48-hour time frame. To kick off this campaign, MakingOf premiered part two of an exclusive interview with McKenna, a behind-the-scene featurette that highlights the miniseries’ intense, seven-year production, McKenna’s answers to questions submitted regarding Part One, and a sneak-peak clip from this Sunday’s upcoming show, which airs on HBO at 9:00pm.

“So much of the filmmaking process is unseen to the people who enjoy movies and television the most. Unless you’re physically on set, it’s difficult to understand or even imagine what goes into the process, especially with a massive undertaking like THE PACIFIC,” said Christine Aylward. “I felt incredibly fortunate to sit and talk with Bruce about THE PACIFIC and am delighted to take that one step further by offering MakingOf’s Community members the opportunity to engage with Bruce directly and explore what happened behind-the-scenes while he wrote and produced this intense, important miniseries.”

MakingOf’s Exclusive Bruce C. McKenna interview


MakingOf’s “The Pacific” Behind-the-scenes Featurette


Clip: Part Two Sneak Peak: “Sledge Decides to Enlist”


About Bruce C. McKenna

Award-winning writer and producer Bruce C. McKenna adds the upcoming highly anticipated HBO miniseries THE PACIFIC to an already impressive list of credits. McKenna created the project, serving as co-executive producer and wrote the majority of episodes for the series, which was also produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. McKenna previously partnered with HBO and Messrs Spielberg, Hanks & Goetzman when he wrote episodes for the Emmy-Award winning mini-series, BAND OF BROTHERS, which garnered him a WGA Award, an Emmy nomination and a finalist for the Humanitas Prize.

About MakingOf.com

MakingOf is the first and only centralized behind-the-scenes destination that gives consumers an inside look into the creation of entertainment. MakingOf’s offering includes more than 300 exclusive video interviews with established and emerging filmmakers (actors, directors, writers, producers and more), on-set video segments, trailers, photo galleries, filmmaker blogs and an interactive community of filmmakers and film lovers. In total MakingOf features more than 1,000 pieces of video content. Since it’s launch MakingOf has moved beyond gossip to showcase premier, insider content that uncovers the multi-faceted decisions filmmakers face throughout all stages of production.


THE PACIFIC is an epic ten-part miniseries from HBO based on the true stories of World War II Marines. Over the span of ten hours, THE PACIFIC tracks the intertwined real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.

The HBO Miniseries presentation of a Playtone and DreamWorks production is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producing team behind the Emmy® Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS. Hanks and Goetzman also executive produced the HBO miniseries JOHN ADAMS which won a record-breaking 13 Emmys® in 2008.

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