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Motley Fool CNN to Broadcast Stratham Native's Film Jan. 10-11
In response to demand for information about the nation's financial challenges, CNN/U.S. will air the broadcast premiere of the acclaimed documentary "I.O.U.S.A.," co-written and executive produced by Stratham native Addison Wiggin. Get the Details >>

Motley Fool CNN to Broadcast I.O.U.S.A.
The public has spoken, and we've listened. In response to demand for information about our country's financial challenges, CNN/U.S. will air the broadcast premiere of the acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. Get the Details >>

Business Week BEst Seller List I.O.U.S.A. is a BEST SELLER!
Addison Wiggin and Kate Incontrera's I.O.U.S.A. made the Business Week Business Best-Seller List! Check it out >>

I.O.U.S.A. was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award!

The Critic's Choice AwardsI.O.U.S.A. was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award on Dec 9th. We’re in some pretty prestigious company, as you can read about here. Not only are we honored by the selection, but Kate tells us that these nominations have a reputation for predicting Oscar nods. That would be something else, eh?

IOUSA UK Release
I.O.U.S.A. invades Britain!  Our film has finally premiered to packed theaters throughout the UK.  The British reviews are in and they offer some friendly advice for President-elect Obama...watch this film.  We agree completely... Here is one of them from the Times Online.  I.O.U.S.A. will attack the European continent very soon...stay tuned.
IOUSA on iTunesiTunes.O.U.S.A.
Addison Wiggin and Kate Incontrera's #1 selling book, I.O.U.S.A, is now on iTunes. If you have iTunes loaded on your computer simply go to the iTunes store and search I.O.U.S.A. to download.
IOUSA International Release
I.O.U.S.A. opened internationally in Canada on October 24th in Toronto and Vancouver. We traveled to Toronto to support the opening night screenings with a Q&A at the Carlton. I.O.U.S.A. was positively reviewed by all the major dailies, a few of which we posted below. You can also view an (early morning!) segment we did on Canada AM. MTV Canada did a short news segement on the film, too. Click here to read the Canadian reviews >>

The 2008 New Hampshire Film FestivalI.O.U.S.A. Wins Best Documentary at the 2008 New Hampshire Film Festival!
Lean more about I.O.U.S.A. at the 2008 New Hampshire Film Fesival here >>

Seacost Online'I.O.U.S.A.' at the N.H. Film Festival: You owe it to yourself to see this...
Addison Wiggin & KAte Incontrera on NEWSMAX‘I.O.U.S.A.’ Author Warns of Boomer Market Woe
Wiggin, along with co-author Kate Incontrera, warns of baby boomer retirees poised to dump their stock shares to fund their golden years. The downside: share values plummet.

Addion Wiggin at tNAtional Press Club Press ConferenceNational Press Club, Washington D.C.
Most Americans are Going to Have to Rethink What They Expect from Their Government
At a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Addison Wiggin, co-author of the just-released book I.O.U.S.A., discussed the bailout controversy, what it means to U.S. citizens, the challenges facing the economy and the impact the federal debt will have on the American people.

Addison Wiggin & KAte Incontrera on NEWSMAXWe're in filmmakers' debt for timely 'I.O.U.S.A.'
The film's political strength lies in its bipartisanship. It implicitly agrees with George H.W. Bush's primary-campaign assessment of Reagan's economic plan as "voodoo economics" and praises the Clinton administration for realizing that "tax cuts are too expensive." But it never loses its focus on our shared moral imperative: to trail-blaze a road to fiscal health. Read On >>
Addison Wiggin on CBS 9 Washington DCAddison Wiggin comments to the local CBS affiliate in Washington D.C. about the Dow's record breaking rally on Monday.
Watch it here >>

Addion Wiggin at tNAtional Press Club Press ConferenceNational Press Club, Washington D.C.
Most Americans are Going to Have to Rethink What They Expect from Their Government
At a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Addison Wiggin, co-author of the just-released book I.O.U.S.A., discussed the bailout controversy, what it means to U.S. citizens, the challenges facing the economy and the impact the federal debt will have on the American people.

Addison Wiggin on Fox BusinessFox Business News, Washington, D.C.
Generations Of Debt
I.O.U.S.A. author, Addison Wiggin, talks about his documentary that examines the national debt and its consquences for the United States and its citizens.
Washington Times

Experts dispute perils of nation's debt
Mr. Wiggin considers the national debt to be "the greatest threat to national security apart from a terrorist acquiring a nuclear bomb." Fiscal challenges facing the United States, he said, are "much greater than the costs of the current wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bloomberg.com

McCain, Obama Need to Talk About the `D' Word
Imagine if campaigning U.S. politicians talked about the huge debts facing Americans and their institutions, instead of offering the usual platitudes about national unity and security.

Wall Street Journal

Dangerously in Debt?
Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker speaks out on the perils of the rising federal deficit in the new film "I.O.U.S.A."

CNN Video

Glenn BEck & David Walker on CNNI.O.U.S.A.
Glenn Beck and David Walker talking about how America's national debt is out of control and if we don't do something soon we'll all be paying the price.

CNN Video

Lou Dobbs & Patrick CreadonFiscal woes hit the big screen
Lou Dobbs speaks to the makers of I.O.U.S.A., a documentary that warns of the consequences of the U.S. economic crisis.

Seacost Online

Filmmaker: Debt to hit $53T
You think it's easy to get a documentary film shown at the Democratic and Republican national conventions? It isn't, according to Stratham native Addison Wiggin, executive producer and co-writer of the film "I.O.U.S.A.,"

Fox Business NEws

Addison Wiggin on Fox NewsDocumentary on Debt
Addison Wiggin, I.O.U.S.A. executive producer and co-writer, discusses the documentary and how they translated a difficult concept into film.

Fox Business NEws

Movie paints picture of catastrophic future
Premiering Thursday at 358 theaters nationwide, "I.O.U.S.A." is part of Peterson's campaign to give the ballooning debt a central role in the presidential campaign.

IOUSA in the Washington Post

Indebted Ever After
Scared by National Deficit? You Should Be, Filmmakers Say.

A private-equity billionaire, a former federal government official and a Baltimore newsletter editor have made a documentary film that they hope can do what an endless parade of policy papers has not...

Addison Wiggin on 1440KMED

Bill Meyer of KMED (1440 AM) interviews Addison Wiggin, executive producer of I.O.U.S.A., about the massive buzz surrounding the movie and the Aug. 21 one time event.

Bloomberg.com
Blackstone's Peterson Backs Film on U.S. Debt Through Nonprofit
Blackstone Group LP co-founder Peter G. Peterson celebrated the launch of his $1 billion foundation last night by showing off his latest acquisition: a documentary that examines the perils of the U.S.'s debt.
New York Times
Spending $1 Billion to Restore Fiscal Sanity
Peter G. Peterson, co-founder of the Blackstone Group, will finance a media blitz to get the public to focus on what he considers the real news of the day: the nation is going broke.
Baltimore SunAn Inconvenient Debt:
Baltimore company's documentary 'I.O.U.S.A.' delivers plain talk about the shaky status of the U.S. economy.
I.O.U.S.A., a documentary being screened three times at this weekend's 10th annual Maryland Film Festival, uses every tool available to drum home its message that deficit spending is bad, that a country built on it is heading for nowhere but trouble.

The Washington Times:
Deadbeat Nation: Filmmakers send out warning call with 'I.O.U.S.A.'
The national debt is rapidly approaching $10 trillion, and the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have proposed budget policies that will almost certainly add several trillion dollars more. Meanwhile, unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare over the next 75 years exceed $44 trillion. It's enough to make
Addison Wiggin and David Walker as mad as hornets, and they're doing something about it.
I.O.U.S.A. at the 2008 AFI/Discovery Channel
Documentary Festival

It’s big. It’s powerful. It’s invisible. It knows no party but it’s all about politics. It’s more than $9.3 trillion, and growing. From the folks who brought you the hit film about crossword puzzles (WORDPLAY) comes a new film about the National Debt. Trust us, it’s gonna be huge. In fact, it already is. Screening time: Sunday, June 22, 03:00 p.m.
David Walker on Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America on ABC
US Deficit Zooming to Half-Trillion as Bush Leaves
US deficit soaring to record half-trillion dollars as Bush leaves; sagging economy blamed.
David Walker on CNBCCNBC
An Inconvenient Debt
Insight on the country's deficit, with David Walker, former Comptroller General of the U.S. and protagonist of the film I.O.U.S.A.
David Walker & Pete Peterson on CNBCCNBC
Private Equity With Pete Peterson
Discussing the state of private equity, with Pete Peterson, The Blackstone Group chairman/co-founder and David Walker, former Comptroller General of the U.S. and protagonist of the film I.O.U.S.A.
Addison Wiggin on WBAL RadioWBAL Radio
An Inconvenient Debt
Ron Smith, of WBAL Radio, interviews Addison Wiggin about our country's financial crisis. Listen >>
The Examiner:
Is doomsday inevitable?
Unless you have the $9.3 trillion needed to lift the country from its financial demise, you’ll want to see “I.O.U.S.A.,” showing at the Maryland Film Festival.
The Baltimore Sun:
Boomers Planting A Debt Bomb
The biggest U.S. financial crisis isn't the housing crunch. It's the government debt bomb being planted by baby boomers to explode in the faces of their children and grandchildren
Addiosn Wiggin on NPR radioNPR talks to Addison Wiggin
NPR
talks to Addison Wiggin, Exective Publisher of Agora Financial and Executive Producer of the new documentary film, I.O.U.S.A., which exposes the U.S. National Debt. Listen here >>

Mt. Washington Man Produces 'Big-Budget' Film
In the face of foreclosures, rising gas prices, devaluation of the dollar, a run on rice, and the 2008 presidential contest comes "I.O.U.S.A," a locally produced documentary about the national debt.

Walker Resigns GAO Post To Lead New Public Policy Foundation.
Walker Resigns GAO Post To Lead New Public Policy Foundation.
Read Article from CQ Politics Here

Walker Speaks about Resigning GAO Post To Lead New Public Policy Foundation
Listen to Audio Interview from Federal News Radio

IOUSA at the 2008 Maryland Film Festival in Baltimore.
May 1–3 at the Historic Charles Theater
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AUDIO PODCAST:
On the Circuit: I.O.U.S.A. Filmmaker and Subjects
At the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Zoom In Online’s Megan Cunningham sat down with Patrick Creadon, Executive Producer, Addison Wiggin, U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, and Robert Bixby from the Concord Coalition to discuss how they approached making the film and the implications it holds for our nation’s future.
Listen to This AUDIO Podcast Here >>
I.O.U.S.A. Movie Trailer:
Companion Book:
Authors: Addison Wiggin, Kate Incontrera
I.O.U.S.A. Companion BookI.O.U.S.A. picks up where Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner’s New York Times best-selling Empire of Debt  left off. It features stories about the people involved in making decisions about the four major deficits in the country (federal deficit, trade deficit, savings deficit, and leadership deficit). Complete transcripts of interviews conducted with Warren Buffet, Alan Greenspan, Paul Volcker, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin, Pete Peterson, David Walker, Paul O'Neill, James Areddy, Arthur Laffer, Steve Forbes and Bill Bonner also accompany the book.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Bottom Line: The buck stops here in this sobering but disarmingly irreverent look at the national debt
Just when you thought documentaries had effectively run out of subjects chronicling the various ways in which our country has messed up, along comes "I.O.U.S.A" to draw attention to yet another inconvenient truth.


New York Times

Tackling Our Unsexy National Debt
Equal parts enlightening and alarming, “I.O.U.S.A.” highlights our unwise preference for short-term reward over long-term planning.


The LA Times

Documentarian Patrick Creadon adds up the cost of the
national debt
For anyone seeking a clearer understanding of the financial state of the union -- and strong enough to take the sobering news -- Creadon's film is a good place to start.


The Huffington Post

Stop What You are Doing. Go See this Movie! I.O.U.S.A.
I.O.U.S.A. is the most crucial film, the "must see film", of this year... Don't be alarmed; this isn't some sterile run down of facts and figures. Rather, it is an extremely accessible and sensibly presented showcase of the problems facing our current fiscal policy.


Roger Ebert

I.O.U.S.A. | 3.5 Stars!
...it accomplishes an amazing thing. It explains the national debt, the foreign trade deficit, the decrease in personal savings, how the prime interest rate works, and the weakness of our leaders.


Kiplinger

Take the Kids to I.O.U.S.A.
It isn't a horror flick, but this film on America's "Inconvenient Debt" will scare you stiff.


Seeking Alpha

I.O.U.S.A. Movie Is Well-Done and Informative
I enjoyed the movie and highly recommend it...the movie was well-done and informative, and the town hall disccussion was a useful add-on. Go see "I.O.U.S.A."


Kansas City Star

‘I.O.U.S.A’ | 3 stars
Future generations may regard “I.O.U.S.A.” as the most important film of 2008.


The Philadelphia Inquirer

A United States of indebtedness
Using William Bonner and Addison Wiggin's cautionary book Empire of Debt as a template, and focusing on the amusing Robert Bixby, cofounder of the Concord Coalition, the film is almost jaunty at times, delivering its dark message with more than a little humor.


Conde-Nast Portfolio

Debt Trap
In driving home the gravity of the situation, I.O.U.S.A. pulls no punches.


Rocky Mountain News

I.O.U.S.A.: Zeros add up to trillions
Colorful charts, humorous clips from Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show, and pithy narration are used to explain what the national debt is, how it got so large and why we should care about it.

I.O.U.S.A. opened internationally in Canada on October 24th in Toronto and Vancouver. We traveled to Toronto to support the opening night screenings with a Q&A at the Carlton. I.O.U.S.A. was positively reviewed by all the major dailies, a few of which we posted below. You can also view an (early morning!) segment we did on Canada AM. MTV Canada did a short news segement on the film, too. (Link coming soon)
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IOUSA International Release
The Gllobe & Mail'I.O.U.S.A.' 3 STARS!
A documentary about the U.S. addiction to debt, I.O.U.S.A. could have easily taken the title of another movie released this week, What Just Happened?
Province Movie GuideReview: I.O.U.S.A.
Now that, as Heidegger said, the 'dreadful has already happened,' the movie may seem irrelevant, but that's not the case at all. If anything, I. O. U. S. A makes a lot more sense now that we're bearing witness to a collapsing house of cards.
Straight.comReview: I.O.U.S.A.
A documentary on one country’s fiscal policy is a tough sell at the best of times. In the worst of times, the deal looks a little more intriguing.
Jam ShowBiz 'I.O.U.S.A.' looks at fiscal collapse
A new documentary about how the United States is on the brink of financial ruin will keep you awake at night in a way no bloodsucking vampire thriller ever could.
The Toronto StarWake up and smell the meltdown
I.O.U.S.A. is a clear, cogent and compelling primer on contemporary American economics...
NowJust in time for Halloween
I.O.U.S.A. is the most frightening film of the year, even if the only red spilled is on an accountant’s ledger.
National Post And you thought the economy was doing so well
Hold on to your seats, folks.Sarcasm aside, the truth is that I. O. U. S. A. is actually pretty interesting,

 

 
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