"Making of Seabiscuit" Documentary to Air July 2

"Seabiscuit -- The Making of the Movie, Presented by Equibase", a special, behind-the-scenes look at the production of the upcoming major motion picture "Seabiscuit," will debut July 2 at 4 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2 with 12 subsequent airings scheduled between July 6 and Aug. 29 on ESPN Classic.

The hour-long program, produced by NTRA Productions, features interviews with the movie's director and screenwriter Gary Ross and its stars Tobey Maguire, Chris Cooper, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, and Gary Stevens. The show will focus on a variety of topics including the horses that portrayed Seabiscuit in the film; Stevens' transition to acting; Maguire's effort to become a convincing jockey; and the painstaking detail with which the movie's racing scenes were filmed and its actors -- including some 4,000 extras -- were costumed.

"We were given unprecedented access to the filming of 'Seabiscuit,'" said Joan Ciampi, who produced the program for NTRA Productions. "The show is done in a first-person format with the cast and crew talking not just about the making of the movie, but their genuine love of the entire project." Ciampi worked closely with Josh Hinkle, who is the program's editor.

"We believe that 'Seabiscuit -- The Making of the Movie, Presented by Equibase' will drive moviegoers to their local theaters once 'Seabiscuit' is released on July 25," said Keith Chamblin, senior vice president of marketing and industry relations for the NTRA.

The complete schedule for "Seabiscuit -- The Making of the Movie, Presented by Equibase" is as follows:
Date, Network, Airtime (all times EDT)
July 2, ESPN2, 4-5 p.m.
July 6, ESPN Classic, 7-8 p.m.
July 13, ESPN Classic, 7-8 p.m.
July 20, ESPN Classic, 7-8 p.m.
July 21, ESPN Classic, 2-3 a.m.
July 25, ESPN Classic, 7-8 p.m.
July 26, ESPN Classic, 5-6 a.m.
July 26, ESPN Classic, 9-10 a.m.
Aug. 10, ESPN Classic, 7-8 p.m.
Aug. 11, ESPN Classic, 12-1 a.m.
Aug. 24, ESPN Classic, 7-8 p.m.
Aug. 29, ESPN Classic, 7-8 p.m.
(subject to change)