“Westinghouse” Video – Mar. 2008

INECOM ENTERTAINMENT SETS STREET DATE
OF APRIL 8, 2008 FOR WESTINGHOUSE

Pittsburgh, PA – Inecom Entertainment Company announced that its new film, Westinghouse, will be available in stores nationwide on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Preorders for the film are already being taken through Internet retailers such as Amazon.com. Click here for a sneak preview of the film http://www.inecom.com/products/consumer/westinghousefilm/Trailer/TrailerSD.asp

Westinghouse is a feature-length documentary about the life and times of George Westinghouse, his companies, legacy, personality and achievements. George Westinghouse is considered America’s greatest industrialist and the only man who would go up against Thomas Edison, and win. 

His victory over Edison during the Battle of the Currents set the stage for the entire future of electric power and the Westinghouse air brake is considered one of the most important inventions in history. Automobile shock absorbers, railroad signaling and the modern day weekend all owe their existence to the man who Andrew Carnegie called “A genius who can’t be downed.”

His spirit lived on for decades when his former companies created the golden age of American-made appliances, machines and technologies. Westinghouse Electric dominated the 1939 World’s Fair with Elektro, the talking robot, and the Battle of the Centuries dishwashing contest.  The “You can be SURE… if it’s Westinghouse” slogan was used in ads that featured Ronald Reagan promoting home appliances.

Westinghouse may be most famous for the massive companies that he created, but the man called “Uncle George” was a reserved, creative giant who went out of his way to treat his workforce with dignity and respect. He was an honest millionaire in the days of robber barons, an optimist in the days of skeptics and a generous CEO from whom today’s executives can learn.

Westinghouse was filmed in cooperation with the George Westinghouse Museum and features rare and never before seen footage, industrial films and photos previously buried deep within the Westinghouse archives. Filmed in High Definition, the film includes an interview with George Westinghouse Museum Executive Director, Edward J. Reis.

Director Mark Bussler’s credits include EXPO – Magic of the White City narrated by Gene Wilder, World War 1 – American Legacy narrated by David Carradine, Horses of Gettysburg narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, Gettysburg and Stories of Valor narrated by Keith Carradine and Johnstown Flood narrated by Richard Dreyfuss.