Posts Tagged ‘Turing documentary’

CODEBREAKER Now Offered in Four Languages on iTunes

CODEBREAKER is now available on iTunes with subtitles in three languages, in addition to the original English language narration.


News Stories about CODEBREAKER

Here are some recent news stories and interviews about CODEBREAKER.
In January of 2015, Executive Producer Patrick Sammon wrote a post about the film for The Bilerco Project. Sammon wrote, “The film’s drama scenes and documentary elements combine to offer a three-dimensional picture of Alan Turing, his accomplishments, his tragic end, and his lasting legacy…. Read More


CODEBREAKER Now on iTunes

CODBREAKER is now available on iTunes in the US, sales Canada, and the United Kingdom. People in the US and Canada can use this link to rent or buy the film. People in the UK should use this link to see the film on iTunes.
Plans still are being finalized to… Read More


CODEBREAKER Now Available on DVD

The DVD of CODEBREAKER is now on sale!


Turing Film Set for U.S. Theatrical Premiere

TODpix, in conjunction with Story Center Productions and Furnace, announces the U.S. Theatrical Premiere of CODEBREAKER in Washington, DC on October 17, 2012 and New York City on October 25th. “We’re excited to offer this compelling and unique new film to American audiences,” says TODpix President Andrew Fogelson. “It’s an incredible story that will… Read More


Turing Film In the News

A public radio program in the United States recently featured a segment about CODEBREAKER. “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” a nationally syndicated show broadcasting on 180 radio stations in the US, examines the big ideas impacting our world. This week’s program focused on Alan Turing’s life and legacy. The show… Read More


Remembering Alan Turing

In the week leading up to the centennial of Alan Turing’s birth on June 23rd, there have been a lot of interesting articles about Turing and his contribution to our modern world.
BBC.com features six articles about Turing examining his life and his legacy. Vint Cerf, a Turing Award winner and Google’s Chief internet… Read More


Honoring Alan Turing

June 7th marks the 58th anniversary of Alan Turing’s tragic suicide. His life was short, but his legacy lives on. Here are some quotes about Alan Turing from people we interviewed for CODEBREAKER:
“The things that he contributed to computer science weren’t the things that just happened to be true in one particular year… Read More


Codebreaker Scheduled to Broadcast in Australia

SBS One will broadcast CODEBREAKER next week in Australia. The hour-long version of the film is scheduled to transmit on Friday June 8th at 9:35pm (Sydney time). The broadcast in Australia will come just one day after the 58th anniversary of Alan Turing’s suicide.
SBS is a highly respected Australian public television network with… Read More


Alan Turing’s Intellectual Roots

Part of CODEBREAKER focuses on the time that Alan Turing spent at Sherborne School, a boarding school in Dorset, England. Turing attended the school from 1926 until he started at King’s College, Cambridge in 1931. The film features newly uncovered information about the books he checked out between 1928 & 1931. The… Read More


A.I. Pioneer Wins Turing Award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Judea Pearl winner of the 2011 Turing Award, the highest honor in computer science. Pearl, a Professor at UCLA, developed two branches of calculus that paved the way for modern artificial intelligence.
Pearl told US News & World Report, “I think the voice recognition systems that… Read More


New Exhibition Shows Personal Side of Turing

Bletchley Park has opened a new permanent exhibition of some personal items that belonged to Alan Turing. Bletchley Park was the codebreaking center where Turing worked during World War II. The items on display include a teddy bear that Turing bought in school, a treasured Swiss watch, dosage and a book that… Read More


Watch New Trailer for Turing Film

Here’s a new two-minute trailer for the Alan Turing film.  CODEBREAKER is the title we have selected.  Stay tuned in the months ahead for details about the worldwide distribution plan for this drama-documentary.


Listen to Soundtrack from Turing Film

Edward White in the United Kingdom composed the music for Channel 4’s broadcast of “Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker.”  Check out this song he wrote. It’s called “Computable Numbers.”  Listen now.


Online Petition Seeks Pardon for Turing

Thousands of people in the United Kingdom have signed a petition asking the government to offer a posthumous pardon for Turing’s 1952 conviction on charges of gross indecency. Almost 18,000 people have signed the e-petition. If 100,000 people sign the petition, the issue becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.
Professor Barry Cooper,… Read More


Turing Film News Coverage

Newspapers in the United Kingdom provided extensive coverage in connection with the recent broadcast of “Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker” on Channel 4 in the UK. The news articles highlighted Turing’s story and our film’s approach to telling it. The papers featuring stories and reviews about the film included The Times, and The Telegraph, The… Read More


Turing Film Attracts 1.5 Million Viewers in the UK

“Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker” attracted an audience in the United Kingdom of about 1.5 million viewers on Channel 4’s November 21st broadcast. Until December 20th, people in the UK can watch the film streaming on Channel 4’s website.
International distribution plans for the film are being developed now. Stay tuned for details in the… Read More


Turing Film Scheduled for UK Broadcast

Channel 4 in the United Kingdom has announced a broadcast date for the Turing film. We’re very excited to tell you that “Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker” will air on Monday, November 21st at 9pm. Thanks to Channel 4 and Google for sponsoring a preview of the film in London last night. You can find… Read More


Hollywood Plans Turing Film

Warner Brothers has reportedly signed a seven-figure deal to buy a script about the life of Alan Turing.  Deadline reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is interested in being cast as Turing. The script is based on “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges. Read more.
News of this Hollywood feature film comes as production on our… Read More


The Queen Honors Turing & Other Codebreakers

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a monument on Friday at Bletchley Park to honor the men and women whose codebreaking helped defeat Nazi Germany.
The Queen toured the facility and met with people who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II. In a speech after unveiling an eight foot… Read More


Alan Turing’s Birthday

Alan Turing was born 99 years ago today on 23 June 1912 in London. He was born at what is now the Collanade Hotel located near the Warwick Avenue tube station in Little Venice. It’s appropriate on this day to think about Turing’s many contributions to our world. A short life, but a… Read More


Remembering Alan Turing

Tuesday June 7th marks the 57th anniversary of Alan Turing’s death. During research for this film, it has been an honor for the production team to talk with people who knew and worked with Turing. Their memories and fond recollections remind us that he wasn’t just a great scientist and an amazing thinker… Read More


Turing Test in the Spotlight

The Author of a new book about artificial intelligence recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Most Human Human explores how computers are changing our concept of what it means to be human. Brian Christian centers his book on the 2009 Loebner Prize competition in Brighton,
England. … Read More


A New Turing Test?

Two computer scientists propose a new approach for comparing human intelligence with non-human intelligence. The Economist has a story about it. Here is part of the story:
“The most famous test for artificial intelligence is that devised by Alan Turing, a British computing pioneer. To pass the Turing test, and thus be considered intelligent, a… Read More


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