Four-Part Series From Zero Point Zero To Debut February 4, 2019
New York, NY – November 28, 2018 – Premium network EPIX® continues to amplify its original slate, adding to its scripted greenlights with the docuseriesElvis Goes There. Premiering Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10pm, the four-episode, one-hour series follows renowned journalist Elvis Mitchell as he travels with A-list filmmakers and actors to places of inspiration around the world with unprecedented access, exploring how each location shaped their work and identity.
Filmmakers slated to appear are Paul Feig, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler and Guillermo del Toro. Mitchell, who created the project, will executive produce with Cheri Barner and Wildline’s Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne and Cora Olson. Zero Point Zero Productions’ (Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown) Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H. Shepherd and Toby Oppenheimer also executive produce.
Said Mitchell, “This is my dream of a show. It’s an origin story — how these artists got to be — set in the places that formed them. And it’s a show where people get to explain themselves, rather than hustle a new project. I’m thrilled these artists gave me the gift of their time, and thankful to Michael Wright and Rachel Brill at EPIX for giving me this platform.”
“With Elvis Goes There, EPIX will have the incredible opportunity to tell our audience the inspirations behind some of their favorite cinematic experiences,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “We’re thrilled to partner with the brilliant Elvis Mitchell and the talented team at Zero Point Zero to unfold these never-before-told stories.”
“Our respect for these incredible filmmakers allows us to look deeper into their creative process and see how they influence and are influenced socially, politically, culturally and creatively by cities of inspiration around the world. And there is no better person to bring these ideas forward then Elvis Mitchell,” said Craig H. Shepherd, Vice President, Zero Point Zero Production.
Said Wildline’s executive producer, Simon Helberg, “I’ve always been intrigued and maybe a little obsessed with the stories behind great works of art. But no one is as obsessed with these stories as Elvis Mitchell – so we sent him around the world to bring us back some answers from the most compelling filmmakers of our generation.”
Elvis Goes There joins a growing slate of original programming for EPIX, includingGodfather of Harlem (from executive producers Chris Brancato and Paul Epstein, and Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker, who also stars), drama series Pennyworth, the DC Comics origin story from Warner Horizon Television, and Our Lady, LTD, starring Oscar® winner Sir Ben Kingsley, all currently in production for 2019 debuts.
About Zero Point Zero
Zero Point Zero is a television, film, print and digital content company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, with partner Joe Caterini joining in 2009. Since its inception, the company has produced hundreds of hours of documentary content in over 100 countries around the world, including the critically acclaimed, Emmy & Peabody Award-winning seriesAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); the Emmy Award-winning The Mind of a Chef (Netflix), Rotten (Netflix); and Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World. (CNN). Feature documentary credits include US theatrical and broadcast releases for the films Jeremiah Tower The Last Magnificent(distributed by The Orchard) and Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (distributed by Neon SuperLTD). Zero Point Zero projects have received 81 Emmy nominations and 27 wins over the past 10 years.
About Wildline Entertainment
Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne founded Wildline Entertainment to produce exceptional series and features. The company has developed two comedies with CBS – playwright Jonas Oppenheim’s Families Man at CBS with director Tim Story and Need to Know from writers Scott Weinger and Zach Ayers. They recently shot a pilot presentation of J. Michael Feldman’s project Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over for Blue Ribbon Content. On the feature side, Wildline is developing a comedy based on a popular episode of the acclaimed NPR podcast Invisibilia. Helberg – who is best known for portraying ‘Howard Wolowitz’ on the award-winning television series, The Big Bang Theory, currently in production on its 12th and final season – was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Stephen Frear’s feature film Florence Foster Jenkins opposite Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Previously, Helberg wrote and co-directed the feature We’ll Never Have Paris alongside Towne. The film starred Helberg, Melanie Lynskey, Maggie Grace, Alfred Molina and Zach Quinto, and premiered at the 2014 SXSWFilm Festival, where it sold to Orion.
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. A destination for premium content, EPIX is tripling the amount of original programming on the network beginning in 2018, with a roster of original series including Get Shorty starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, spy thrillers Berlin Station and Deep State, the return of Mark Burnett’s boxing competition series The Contender and late night stand-up comedy series Unprotected Sets from executive producer Wanda Sykes. In 2019, the network will premiere new series Godfather of Harlem starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker, Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred, from DC, and Our Lady, LTD starring Sir Ben Kingsley. Launched in October 2009, EPIX is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.
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