7/16/99 to 7/18/99 - The Pan Am Documentary Project Team Begins
Members of the Pan Am Documentary Project production team and board
of advisors met in Austin, Texas at the Four Seasons Hotel to begin
work on this media initiative to examine the dramatic story of Pan American
Airways, its importance to the history of aviation, and its influence
on the course of American history.
the meeting were (left to right) Ron Davies, Project Historian and author
of Pan Am, An Airline and its Aircraft and publisher of one of
the worlds most comprehensive series of aviation books; Bill Moore,
Post Production Supervisor; Kerry Maniam, Interactive Manager; Barbara
Mills, Graphics Manager; Jeffrey Mills, Co-Producer and Writer/Director;
David Hoffman, Executive Producer of the Pan Am Documentary Project;
Jonathan Gordon, Writing Consultant; and via phone conference, Robert
Daley, renown author and historian and writer of the definitive biography
of Juan Trippe, An American Saga.
Participants discussed the content and style of the feature documentary
as well as methods of funding, distribution, and promotion. They also
viewed videotapes, 16mm films, and reviewed research material and literature
already collected for the Project about Pan Am.