Katie Couric And Laurie David To Develop Feature-Length Obesity Doc
Posted on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:10 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Katie Couric is teaming up with producer Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth) to develop a feature-length documentary on childhood obesity.
The film, titled The Big Picture, will investigate the causes and consequences of of obesity through the eyes of the children who are affected by it. Over the past year, producer Stephanie Soechtig followed 10 kids between the ages of 11-17 who've been contributing personal video diaries on their struggles with their diet, weight and peer pressure.
The Big Picture will also examine what foods make it into supermarkets and how government and corporate interests can impact those decisions.
The film is currently in production and is roughly a year away from completion.