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Manny: Untold Story of Boxer Manny Pacquiao, New Film about the Famed World Champion Boxer, Premieres on Cable Friday, January 23, the same day it Opens in Theaters

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Manny: Untold Story of Boxer Manny Pacquiao, New Film about the Famed World Champion Boxer, Premieres on Cable

Friday, January 23, the same day it Opens in Theaters

New York, Jan. 22 – A new documentary film about the fascinating life of renowned boxer Manny Pacquiao will premiere on cable systems nationwide, starting on Friday, Jan 23, the same day it opens in theaters. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Manny: Untold Story of Boxer Manny Pacquiao will be available on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) as well as Pay-Per-View (PPV) channels for $6.99 (SRP).

Viewing information is at http://www.indemand.com/movie/manny-untold-storyboxer-manny-pacquiao/. Run time is 1 hour, 28 minutes.

From abject poverty to becoming a ten-time boxing world champion and history’s first boxing congressman, international icon Manny Pacquiao is the definition of a Cinderella story. In the Philippines, he first entered the ring as a sixteen year old weighing 98 pounds with the goal of earning money to feed his family. Now, almost twenty years later, when he fights, the country of 100 million people comes to a complete standstill to watch. Today at the height of his career, he is faced with maneuvering a complex sport and political duties, while still maintaining a personal life. The question now is what bridge is too far for Manny Pacquiao to cross?

The film is directed by Ryan Moore in his directorial debut, and Leon Gast (When We Were Kings). MANNY, which had its world premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, is narrated by Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List, Taken, A Walk Among the Tombstones) and features interviews with Manny Pacquiao, Jinkee Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Ted, Lone Survivor), Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”), Alex Ariza, Jimmy Kimmel plus notable boxing experts Larry Merchant and the late Bert Sugar.

North American theatrical distribution is handled by Manny Film, LLC. It is produced by Ryan Moore of Wonderspun, Ken Mayer of Revelin and Jay Bajaj of Wonderspun, and executive produced by Franklin Gacal, and Video-On-Demand distribution will be released by Gravitas Ventures. The deal was made on behalf of Gravitas Ventures by Nolan Gallagher with ICM Partners. Distribution to U.S. cable systems is handled by iN DEMAND.

More information about iN DEMAND is at www.indemand.com

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