A public TV segment called “Behind the Scenes” with host Laurence Fishburne has received second and final approval from the Tourism Development Board.
Members met Monday and approved a contract with the show’s producers for $27,000 with the documentary airing on PBS. This was the second approval due to the first being invalid by legal counsel after it was determined the cost required bids to be accepted.
The documentary series was one of two bids received. Blue Scorpion Reputation Management, located in Atlanta, offered $29,936 to produce a short-form documentary featuring what makes McMinnville and Warren County a great place to live, work and play to be broadcast to a nationwide audience.
“This one didn’t specifically have PBS,” said Tourism Development Board administrator Mandy Eller. “It looked like we could choose what we wanted to do with it.”
PBS would air the Fishburne segment, estimated to be 3-5 minutes in length, for one year with unlimited broadcasts and share it with all PBS affiliates. The estimated reach is 60 million households.
The $27,000 contract with the show’s producers includes production and travel expenses.
Tourism Development Board gave unanimous approval for “Behind the Scenes” with Laurence Fishburne. Voting were Christy Ross, Chad McGee, Katie Kemezis and Sarah Cantrell.