DALLAS, TX – AMS Pictures, Texas’ premier video production company for network entertainment, is excited to announce the production of How Sweet The Sound: The Road To The Finale – a two hour documentary special for GMC and Verizon Wireless. Premiering November 26th, this program follows gospel choirs who have entered the annual “How Sweet the Sound” competition as they vie for prize money and the honor of being named the top church choir in the United States.
Hosted by Michelle Williams, a former member of Destiny’s Child, How Sweet The Sound: The Road To The Finale spans over nine major cities including Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Charlotte, Washington DC, and Atlanta. This program tells the collective backstory of these church choirs and their journey to the finale. From the extensive composition writing and long rehearsals to the backstage anxiety and unforgettable gospel performances, this documentary experience encapsulates the hard work, passion, and drama of each group as they compete on the national stage.
Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound“ is the nation’s most prestigious gospel music contest. This uplifting competition features a panel of celebrity judges that include Marvin Sapp, Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Byron Cage and James Fortune. The initial performance round – where our cameras catch up with all the action – is held in major cities across the country. The winners from each are then invited to the grand finale to compete for the ultimate prize of $25,000 and the title of Best Church Choir in America.
“It’s great to be able to bring this story to television for a new audience that may not be aware of just how competitive these choirs can be,” says Andy Streitfeld, founder and owner of AMS Pictures, “There are so many characters and wonderful back stories we’re following. I know viewers will be entertained, even moved as they watch the hard work and passion of these talented groups. A lot of fun too.”
Executive Producer Randy Martin couldn’t be more thrilled with how the two hour special is coming together, “To see these choirs from across the country prepare and perform for the national stage makes for a great documentary special,” says Randy, “The amount of effort, flair and dedication each group puts in shines a light on what great gospel music should sound like.”
This two hour documentary special will act as a lead-up to the grand finale of this competition – airing in early December.
About AMS Pictures
AMS Pictures is the largest creative media company in the Southwest, helping network, corporate, and commercial clients deliver their messages with imagination, inspiration and impact. The company has created hundreds of hours of high definition non-fiction entertainment for television, including original documentaries and character-driven reality series. AMS Pictures’ recent work includes FLIGHTMARES (bio), Nando Parrado: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash (History) and Ma’s Roadhouse (truTV).
GMC (www.watchGMCtv.com) is America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. The Parents Television Council™ awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” GMC was the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor in 2010. GMC can be seen in more than 51 million homes on various cable systems around the country, including DISH Network on channel 188, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.