World premiere at the Virginia Film Festival, November 2011. Click here to see director/producer Tom Wulf’s introduction to the film.
Featured nationally in Dealerscope magazine, and on WTVR’s Virginia This Morning, and the PBS series Virginia Currents. Click here to see the segment.
Aired in prime time on Central Virginia PBS stations in February 2011; tying for first place with national PBS programming (approx. 15,000 viewers).
Profiled in the current “Leadership” issue of Training magazine, with international circulation. Click here to read the article.
Released on DVD in a special edition 2-disc set by Victory Multimedia on July 12, 2011. It is also available on Amazon.com.
“Good to Great to Gone: Leadership Lessons from the Circuit City Story” has just been published in the June issue of Training magazine. Click here to read it: Training Magazine article Writer/Director Tom Wulf has an exclusive offer for Training readers. To see the offer on the WulfTeam Productions web site, click here: http://wulfteamproductions.com/portfolio.
WulfTeam Productions is proud to announce it has signed an agreement with Victory Multimedia for non-exclusive distribution rights to “A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story.” Promotional materials just went out to Barnes & Noble, Borders, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Entertainment, etc. A big thanks to the talented Adam Rosenberg who assisted with graphics once again. The suggested retail price with Victory is 49.95, but the DVD is available through Amazon for just $44.99. It is essential viewing for business leaders, educators, consultants, trainers and anyone who ever worked or shopped at the late-great retailer. Click here to read more reviews on Amazon or to order the 2-disc set.
“It’s a great story that should be told to every business leader across the country.”
- Brian Keller, Director of Sales Training, McKesson
“This is a documentary for people who don’t normally watch documentaries.
It manages to keep our interest focused throughout the film, even though
we know the way the story ends…or at least we think we do.”
- Don Talley, WTVR Executive
(50-year association with Wards/Circuit City)
The first disc includes the “Director’s cut” of the documentary, which is a fascinating ride through the company’s 60-year history featuring interviews with CEO Alan Wurtzel, CarMax CEO Austin Ligon, and a host of other long-tenured CC associates.
The second disc contains bonus interview clips that provide a deeper analysis of how and why the Fortune 500 company fell. It also includes an archive of TV commercials and orientation/training videos.
“A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story” premiered at the Virginia Film Festival in November 2010. The documentary has been featured in Style Weekly, Richmond.com, RichmondBizSense, the Hanover Herald-Progress, and DealerScope magazine. Writer/Director Tom Wulf has appeared on WTVR’s Virginia This Morning and on the PBS television series ”Virginia Currents.”
“Your documentary delivered about 6,000 television households or about 15,000 viewers which was a tie for first-place against the PBS national programming at 8pm and 10:30pm, congratulations.”
– John Felton, Vice President and Program Director, ideastations.org
The documentary aired several times on Central Virginia PBS stations in February 2011, to overwhelmingly positive ratings and reviews:
“It is a great business training tool, but also shows the heart that the company and its employees had.” – Dennis Pack, University of Richmond Robins School of Business
“It’s a great story that should be told to every business leader across the country.” — Brian Keller, Director of Sales Training, McKesson
“Great job! I am very proud to be a part of this project.” — Alan Wurtzel, son of the company’s founder, CEO 1972-1986, and creator of the Circuit City concept
The documentary chronicles the entire 60-year history of the Richmond-based retailer – from its humble beginnings as the family-owned Wards TV, to its meteoric rise to become the nation’s largest specialty retailer of consumer electronics, to its tragic downhill slide into bankruptcy and liquidation in 2009. The film tells the tale of two “Cities:” one that went from good to great, and the other that went from great to gone.
“A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story” has received generous support from the Virginia Film Office, WTVR CBS 6, VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging, and Ellen Wulf – Edward Jones Investments.
Stay tuned for information about future screenings and film festivals. Thanks for your interest and support!
NOTE: ”Circuit City” and “circuitcity.com” are the registered trademarks of Systemax, Inc. Also, please note that Circuit City, Circle logo and CircuitCity.com are registered trademarks of CircuitCity.com Inc. according to the current website. For more on the revival of the brand, see website at: www.circuitcity.com.