ION LOS ANGELES – Amazon Prime Video and the Los Angeles Fleet Week Foundation have announced that the Prime original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be the presenting sponsor for this year’s LA Fleet Week®—now the largest Labor Day Weekend public event in Southern California.
LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video will take place on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles beginning Friday, August 31 and run through Monday, September 3.
As the timing of this Labor Day weekend event coincides with the launch of the much-anticipated CIA thriller, Prime Video will also host its North American premiere event with talent and creators in attendance at the opening night of LA Fleet Week’s Labor Day Weekend public event. LA Fleet Week Foundation will distribute a limited number of tickets to the August 31 evening premiere. To receive important LA Fleet Week updates and event information sign up at LAFleetWeek.com.
“As a veteran myself, I can’t think of a better place than LA Fleet Week to screen our new series,” said Graham Roland, series co-creator and co-showrunner. “The Jack Ryan franchise always has been and always will be a celebration of the men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much to protect us. We owe them a great deal, and we hope to make them proud with our adaptation of this amazing franchise.”
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, co-produced with Paramount Television and Skydance Television, is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the unexpected Tom Clancy hero, Jack Ryan, portrayed by John Krasinski. An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Ryan is thrust into a dangerous field assignment involving a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series also stars Wendell Pierce and is set to debut globally on August 31 on Prime Video.
“Our story celebrates Jack Ryan as a classic American hero: brave, selfless and willing to put himself on the line in service of our country, like the men and women of our Armed Forces,” said Carlton Cuse, co-creator and co-showrunner of the series. “We could not be prouder that our show will be seen by those who keep us safe from the perils of our world.”
“We are thrilled to have Amazon Prime Video and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan come aboard as the presenting sponsor for LA Fleet Week 2018,” said Jonathan Williams, president of the LA Fleet Week Foundation. “We look forward to the partnership and working with them as we gear up for what will be the most exciting LA Fleet Week yet.”
The sponsorship will include a number of exciting, yet-to-be announced elements to introduce the series publicly, including an on-site Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan “Escape Room” adventure experience and opportunities for LA Fleet Week visitors to watch the pilot episode of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. More details will be announced at a later date.
About LA Fleet Week®
Southern California’s newest end-of-summer tradition, LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services over the Labor Day Weekend. Free to the public, the multi-day event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the LA Waterfront in San Pedro. Visitors enjoy public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft flyovers, live entertainment, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Galley Wars culinary competition between military branches, and all-around fun for the entire family.
LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles. Other LA Fleet Week 2018 sponsors to date include the Annenberg Foundation, Outfront Media, Delta Airlines, Bob Hope USO, Battleship IOWA, The Ahmanson Foundation, Andeavor, UPS, Clyde & Co., Los Angeles Chargers, Phillips 66, Sam’s Club and South Coast Plaza. For sponsorship information and opportunities, contact the LA Fleet Week Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-971-4461.
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