EPIX TO LAUNCH ON COMCAST JUNE 13TH

Premium Network to Launch Live, On Demand and TV Everywhere Programming to Xfinity TV Customers

NEW YORK, NY – May 22, 2018 – Premium network EPIX® announced today that it will be available to  Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the country starting on June 13. EPIX’s robust offering of live and on demand programming, including original series and over 2,000 feature films like Fences and Arrival and big movie franchises James Bond, Star Trek and Rocky, will be available across all Xfinity TV platforms, including the innovative and voice-enabled X1 platform, as well as on devices in and out of home via the Xfinity Stream app and web portal. The launch marks a significant expansion of the network’s footprint, making it accessible in 18 out of the top 20 US markets.

The announcement comes at an unprecedented time of growth for EPIX which, under new president Michael Wright, has begun to invest in significant additions to its original programming slate.  2018 premieres include spy thriller Deep State, debuting June 17, this summer’s season two debut of dark comedy Get Shorty, starring Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, and the season three return of critically-acclaimed CIA drama Berlin Station.  In addition, a new version of the seminal competition series The Contender from executive producer Mark Burnett, will also debut later in 2018.

Recent announcements for 2019 include drama series Godfather of Harlem (starring and executive produced by Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker) and  the DC origin story Pennyworth, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with the team at Comcast to bring our expanded lineup of original programming and extensive movie catalogue to their customers,” said Michael Wright, President of EPIX. Added Monty Sarhan, EPIX General Manager, “Comcast’s broad reach and coverage in key markets throughout the country, combined with its trailblazing efforts in delivering a state-of-the-art customer experience, make it an industry leader on every level.”

“Our goal has always been to offer our customers more choices and the ability to access all the programming they desire when and where they want it,” said Daniel Spinosa, Vice President, Video Entertainment Services, Comcast Cable. “We’re excited to bring EPIX into the fold and offer both their growing catalog of top quality original programming, and their robust movie library to all subscribers, across all platforms.”

With the Comcast launch, EPIX is now available to approximately 70 million homes across traditional and emerging distributors.

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering quality original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials, as well as the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Media Contacts:

For EPIX

Michelle Hinchey

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(646) 933-9375

For Sloane PR

Whit Clay

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EPIX® GREENLIGHTS DRAMA SERIES PENNYWORTH

Ten-Episode DC Origin Story of Batman’s Best Friend Hails from Warner Horizon Scripted

Television, and Executive Producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon

New York, NY – May 16, 2018 – Premium cable network EPIX® announced today a straight-to-series greenlight of the DC origin story PENNYWORTH, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series).

The ten-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.  It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.  Production will begin later this year, with a series premiere slated for 2019.

Said Michael Wright, President, EPIX, “As genuine fans of these classic DC characters, as well as the incredibly talented Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, we couldn’t be more excited to make EPIX the home of this series. We can’t wait to work with Bruno and Danny – along with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner, Brett Paul and the team at Warner Horizon – on this fantastic origin story.”

Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon said, “Michael and his colleagues have created the perfect venue for original storytelling, and all of us working on PENNYWORTH are thrilled to be on the EPIX slate.”

PENNYWORTH comes on the heels of EPIX’s recent pick up of ABC Signature Studios’ drama series GODFATHER OF HARLEM, starring and executive produced by Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker, with Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos) serving as showrunners.  Both series are part of a growing slate of EPIX originals, which includes the upcoming season two premiere of the critically-acclaimed dark comedy GET SHORTY, from MGM Television, this summer.

ABOUT WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION

A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT; People of Earth for TBS; American Woman for Paramount Network; Famous in Love for Freeform; Fuller House for Netflix; Krypton for SYFY; Love Is___, Queen Sugar and the Untitled Tarell Alvin McCraney Project for OWN; Pennyworth for EPIX; and You for Lifetime.

ABOUT EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Contacts:

Maureen Granados

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(646) 933-9280

Melissa Armstrong

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(818) 954-7361

EPIX ORDERS DRAMA SERIES GODFATHER OF HARLEM

Forest Whitaker to Star in and Executive Produce

Ten Episode Series from Chris Brancato and ABC Signature Studios

New York, NY – April 25, 2018 – EPIX® has given a straight-to-series order for the ABC Signature Studios produced drama, GODFATHER OF HARLEM.

Written and executive produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the ten-episode series will star Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker who will also executive produce through his company Significant Productions.  Production will begin later this year with an eye towards a 2019 premiere on EPIX.

GODFATHER OF HARLEM tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles.  With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. GODFATHER OF HARLEM is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.

“We read the script, and met with Chris, Paul and Forest, and knew immediately that this show was perfect for EPIX,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “It’s an exciting and relevant story, brought to life by passionate, extraordinary talent and a great studio in ABC Signature. It’s exactly the kind of series we want to put on EPIX as we build awareness and expand the network’s distribution across the country.”

According to Patrick Moran, President, ABC Studios, “EPIX is the perfect home for the fascinating and timeless story of Bumpy Johnson. We’re so appreciative of the unwavering enthusiasm and passion that Michael and his team have brought to the project. Chris and Paul’s script is phenomenal and we’re thrilled to have Oscar winner Forest Whitaker on board to produce and star.”

“GODFATHER OF HARLEM,” said Whitaker, “is a show with powerful relevance to the issues we face today – gang violence, police brutality, opioid addiction and racial politics in a divided country. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to bring this character to life and to work with Michael Wright, the EPIX team, and ABC Signature, alongside excellent writers and producers.”

GODFATHER OF HARLEM is executive produced by Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi along with Paul Eckstein, James Acheson and Markuann Smith.  Chris Brancato will serve as showrunner.

Forest Whitaker is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.  Chris Brancato is repped by WME. Paul Eckstein is repped by Rain Management Group and CAA.

ABOUT ABC SIGNATURE STUDIOS

ABC Signature Studios is a division of ABC Studios spearheading development and production in all cable and streaming platforms. The artist-driven arm provides a year-round destination for development and production across the cable and streaming landscape. Most recently, Signature and Hello Sunshine received a straight-to-series order from Hulu for the event limited series “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington attached to star and produce. The project is based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Celeste Ng, who will also produce. Signature’s new series include “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” a co-production with Marvel Television premiering on Freeform this June, as well as Amblin TV and ABC Signature’s “All About the Washingtons,” which is currently in post-production for Netflix. These projects join a robust slate of returning series such as their critically acclaimed comedy “SMILF,” for Showtime, “black-ish” spinoff “grown-ish,” for Freeform, and “Marvel’s Runaways,” for Hulu, a co-production with Marvel Television.

ABOUT EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

CONTACT

Maureen Granados

[email protected]

(646) 933-9280

UNDEFEATED BOXING CHAMPION ANDRE “SON OF GOD” WARD JOINS MARK BURNETT’S THE CONTENDER AS HOST, FREDDIE ROACH AND NAAZIM RICHARDSON TAKE SIDES AS TRAINERS

12-Episode Boxing Competition Series Will Premiere Later This Year on EPIX®

LOS ANGELES – APRIL 10, 2018 – Premium pay television network EPIX®, an MGM company, has announced that undefeated boxing champion Andre “Son of God” Ward will host the new version of the seminal The Contender boxing franchise. Legendary boxing trainers Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson join as trainers in the iconic series that has launched multiple boxers into contention for world titles.

The all-new 12-episode season of the boxing competition series, the first of its kind to air on EPIX is produced by Mark Burnett and his longtime executive producer Eric Van Wagenen. MGM Television has joined forces with Paramount Television to produce, and filming will begin this Spring 2018 in Los Angeles.

As host, Ward brings his undefeated record and undisputed boxing expertise to The Contender. Throughout his incredible 13-year undefeated career, he’s held multiple world titles in two weight classes including, unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal super middleweight titles between 2009 and 2015 as well as the unified WBA (Undisputed), IBF, WBO, and Ring’s light heavyweight titles between 2016 and 2017.  Ward also won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Said Ward, “I have faced the unique challenges of professional boxing firsthand and know the focus required to succeed at the highest level. Hosting a show that has enabled so many talented fighters reach their dreams is an honor and I look forward to giving the fans unique insight into the life of a fighter and leading the audience through the thrills of this competition.”

“It is so important for The Contender to have the best and most trusted boxing experts which is why we reached out to Andre, Freddy and Naazim,” said Burnett. “They are the very best and can help create an experience almost never seen before. Eric and I are really excited to exceed the fans’ expectations. We love The Contender and we love boxing.”

Esteemed coaches Roach and Richardson will each oversee a team of eight fighters, pushing their fighting skills, strength and endurance to the limit in preparation for elimination competitions. The coaches will also act as the fighters’ mentor, helping them to navigate their everyday life as the competitors live and train together and fight each other in the ring. Each fighter will be vying to become the ultimate Contender and take the winner’s six-figure purse.

Roach is widely regarded as one of the most successful boxing trainers of all time. His roster includes the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, five-time and four-division World Champion Miguel Cotto, former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr., defensive master and three-time world champion James Toney, former UFC Middleweight and three-time Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, as well as top prospects Jose Benavidez, Peter Quillin, and Vanes Martirosyan, among many others.

One of the most respected trainers from the boxing hotbed of Philadelphia, Naazim Richardson has helped shape the careers of some of the biggest names in the sport over the past 30 years. From Bernard Hopkins to “Sugar” Shane Mosley, as well as others like Travis Kauffman, and prospect Khalib ‘Bigfoot’ Whitmore, Richardson’s work and his spirit continue to be part of boxing lore. The father and trainer of boxing twin brothers Rock Allen and Tiger Allen Richardson, Naazim is also known for discovering plaster hidden in Antonio Margarito’s wraps before the January 24, 2009 fight between Margarito and Mosley.

Eric Van Wagenen serves as executive producer and showrunner alongside Burnett.  The format is owned by MGM Television and Paramount Television.

EPIX is available nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and streaming TV providers including Charter Spectrum, Cox, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Dish Network, Sling, PlayStation Vue and, later this year, Comcast.

About MGM Television

MGM Television is a leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature film titles including such premiere entertainment franchises as James Bond, Rocky, Stargate and The Hobbit trilogy.  Current scripted and unscripted projects include Fargo (FX); Vikings (HISTORY); The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Get Shorty (EPIX); The Voice (NBC); Survivor (CBS); Shark Tank (ABC); Teen Wolf (MTV); Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME (ABC); Beat Shazam (FOX); Signed (VH1); Lucha Underground (The El Rey Network); and through its distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated daytime courtroom series Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and Couples Court with The Cutlers. In addition, MGM owns Evolution Media, the innovative unscripted television producers of The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, Vanderpump Rules: Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky, and Sweet Home Oklahoma (Bravo); Botched (E!); Bug Juice (Disney Channel) and Growing Up Supermodel (Lifetime). MGM’s television programming regularly airs in more than 100 countries worldwide.  For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” (Amazon), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “Maniac” (Netflix), “Shooter” (USA), “Berlin Station” (EPIX), “The Alienist” (TNT), “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “Galaxy Quest” (Amazon), “Girls Code” (Freeform) and “Snow Crash” (Amazon), among others. Additionally, Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is behind hit digital series including “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”; “The Hotwives of Orlando” and “The Hotwives of Las Vegas” (Hulu). Paramount Television and Paramount Digital Entertainment are part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

Press Contacts:

Maureen Granados / EPIX

[email protected] / 646.933.9280

Kristin Cotich / MGM

[email protected] / 310.449.3606

Jessica Rovins / Paramount Television

[email protected] / 323.956.8265

Aubrey Siegel / Beck Media for EPIX

[email protected] / 646.762.8702

EPIX CAPTURES ESPIONAGE DRAMA DEEP STATE

Eight-Episode Thriller From Fox Networks Group Content Distribution,

Starring Mark Strong, To Premiere June 17 on EPIX

New York, NY and London, UK – March 16, 2018 – Premium cable network EPIX, an MGM company, today announced the premiere of DEEP STATE, the eight-episode espionage drama produced by Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa. Starring the critically-acclaimed actor Mark Strong, and Game of Thrones’ Joe Dempsie, the gritty new drama is set to premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9pm.  Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue) DEEP STATE is a grounded, visceral thriller, moving between the deeply personal story of a family man fighting to escape his past and the violent, dark excesses of government and global corporate power.

DEEP STATE centers around Max Easton (Mark Strong, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman-The Golden Circle), an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by George White (Alistair Petrie, The Night Manager, Rogue One), head of covert MI6/CIA team “The Section.” White convinces Max to return to the field to avenge the death of his estranged son Harry (Joe Dempsie,Game of Thrones, Skins). But the stakes are soon raised when Max finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war, immersed in a widespread conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos in the Middle East. Max enters into a dangerous game as powerful corporations demonstrate that they are willing to go to great lengths to protect their reputation and bury their secrets. With such a strong undercurrent of corruption, who can Max trust? Who is telling the truth? And what must be done to uncover it? To find out, Max is going to have to throw himself back into the dangerous and brutal life he so desperately tried to leave behind.

Said Michael Wright, President, EPIX, “DEEP STATE is a timely, and addictive, thriller that fits perfectly into EPIX’s growing portfolio of premium original programming. With Matthew’s smart storytelling, an excellent cast led by Mark Strong and a fantastic production and design team, we’re very excited to bring this quality drama to an American audience.”

Prentiss Fraser, MD and EVP of Fox Networks Group Content Distribution said: “Fox Europe and Africa has produced a stunning, intriguing and exciting series featuring amazing talent behind and in front of the camera.  We are thrilled to be partnering with a raft of A-list platforms around the world, including EPIX, the premium cable network, as our anchor broadcaster in the US.”

DEEP STATE features a stellar ensemble cast including the Olivier award winning and BAFTA/Tony nominated actor Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman-The Golden Circle), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones, Skins), Karima McAdams (Vikings), Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager, Rogue One), Anastasia Griffith (Damages, Once Upon a Time), Lyne Renée (Split), Amelia Bullmore (Happy Valley), Kingsley Ben-Adir (King Arthur: Legend of The Sword), Pip Torrens (The Crown) and Fares Fares (Tyrant).

The extraordinary production team behind the project include Emmy® Award-winning producer Hilary Bevan Jones (Cracker, State of Play, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot), showrunner, writer, co-creator and director Matthew Parkhill (Rogue), co-creator, writer and executive producer Simon Maxwell (American Odyssey), director Robert Connolly (The Slap, Balibo), executive producers Alan Greenspan (Donnie Brasco, High Fidelity) and Helen Flint (Close to the Enemy), producers Tom Nash (The Escape Artist, The Dark Outside) and Khadija Alami (Homeland) and BAFTA Award-winning production designer Pat Campbell (Wolf Hall). Jeff Ford and Sara Johnson are the executive producers for Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa.

The series is produced by Endor, a Red Arrow company.  The deal was negotiated by Fox Networks Group Content Group, who also hold exclusive global distribution rights for the series, working in partnership with FNG Europe & Africa.

EPIX is available nationwide for subscription on a number of cable and satellite providers, including Charter (formerly Time Warner), DISH, Sling TV, Verizon FIOS, Cox, Sony VUE, AT&T U-verse, Frontier and coming in 2018, Comcast’s X1 platform.

About Fox Networks Group

Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Sports Media Group; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks and National Geographic Partners; and Fox Networks Group Europe, Asia and Latin America. Together these units create, program and distribute the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.

About Endor Productions

Endor Productions, part of the Red Arrow group, is known for its award winning international television.  Headed by Hilary Bevan Jones and Tom Nash, they have a vibrant slate of film and television coming up.  Previous programmes include Paul Abbott’s State of Play, William Boyd’s Restless, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, David Wolstencroft’s The Escape Artist starring David Tennant and Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang.

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Contact:

Maureen Granados

[email protected]

(646) 933-9280

Pam Golum (for EPIX)

[email protected]

(323) 965-1990

 

EPIX NAMES RACHEL BRILL SVP, HEAD OF UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING

Industry powerhouse to lead unscripted programming, reporting to Michael Wright, President, EPIX

NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2018 – Michael Wright, President of EPIX, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), announced today that Rachel Brill has been named SVP, Head of Unscripted Programming. She reports to Wright, working out of the EPIX Los Angeles office at MGM’s headquarters and starts immediately.

Brill is responsible for development and production of all unscripted series. She spent three years working with Michael Wright at Turner (TNT and tbs), shepherding their unscripted efforts and will work with him to ensure EPIX is continuing to innovate and advance its premium, award-winning programming, expanding the slate of unscripted series.

“I’m thrilled to get to work with Rachel again,” said Wright. “We’re fortunate to have her joining the team. She’s an experienced and talented programming executive, and a terrific person, whose great taste and talent relationships will be invaluable to us as we build our original programming portfolio and expand the network’s distribution.”

“EPIX has made an impact with meaningful and topical programs that have truly resonated,” said Brill. “I look forward to expanding the effort and driving the network towards new stories that will draw viewers and deeply engage audiences.”

Brill has held posts at Turner (TNT & tbs), ZOO Productions (an All3Media/Discovery Communications company) and Lloyd Braun’s Whalerock Industries. Brill’s credit list of production partners includes A-listers: Dwayne Johnson, Dick Wolf, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian West, Howard Stern, with original content created for Disney Channel, NBC, CMT, SiriusXM, TV Land, Margaritaville, Viceland, YouTube, Facebook and Discovery Science, among others.

Most recently, Brill co-created and Executive Produced RITUAL, a doc series in partnership with ACE Media/NFLPA, streamed in 224 countries as an Amazon Prime Original before NFL’s Thursday Night Football franchise; Nuts + Bolts, the maker series on Viceland driven by Tyler​​ the Creator; and the new Simone Giertz project, Simone’s Got Problems.

Brill started her career and spent ten years at ZOO Productions where she headed up all development and branded content efforts, and was instrumental in the global hit, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and the hidden camera series Girls Behaving Badly, starring Chelsea Handler.

EPIX’s unscripted programming includes American Divided, a docu-series in production for its second season with executive producer Norman Lear, and Serena, 2017 Realscreen award winner for best non-fiction-sports documentary.  Coming later this year:  This Is Home, which won the 2018 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Audience Award; and a new version of the iconic Contender boxing series produced by Mark Burnett.

EPIX recently announced the hiring of Nancy Cotton as the new Head of Scripted Programming. The network’s scripted programming includes critically acclaimed original series: Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, renewed for its second season; and Berlin Station, starring Richard Armitage, Ashley Judd and Richard Jenkins, renewed for its third season; and The Truth About Harry Quebert, starring Patrick Dempsey, currently in post-production.  The lineup also features thousands of popular hit movies and film franchises including James Bond, Rocky, Mission Impossible and Star Trek.

EPIX is available nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and streaming TV providers including Charter Spectrum, Cox, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Dish Network, Sling, PlayStation Vue and, later this year, Comcast.

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Media Contacts:

For EPIX

Michelle Hinchey

[email protected]

(646) 933-9375

For Sloane PR

Whit Clay

[email protected]

 

 

EPIX IS FIRST NETWORK TO LAUNCH 4K ULTRA HD MOVIES & SERIES IN U.S.

4K Ultra HD Package Available for Affiliate VOD Platforms and in EPIX Apps

NEW YORK, NY – February 27, 2018 – EPIX, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), announced today that it will add 4K Ultra HD to its expanding list of offerings. Starting in 2018, affiliates and EPIX subscribers will have access to a VOD package of 4K Ultra HD content and streaming access directly through EPIX apps on select devices. This is the first launch of its kind from a premium network in the U.S. and makes EPIX the only broadcast or cable network to stream 4K Ultra HD within its apps.

A leader in multiplatform entertainment, EPIX will begin offering select Hollywood movies and EPIX original programs in 4K Ultra HD including films from the James Bond franchise Die Another Day, Goldeneye, License To Kill, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, and The Spy Who Loved Me along with newer films such as Arrival, The Magnificent Seven, Star Trek Beyond andTransformers: The Last Knight and the EPIX original series Get Shorty.

“EPIX was created to meet changing viewer habits and to provide the best user experience for our viewers. It starts with great content, but it’s also about the way our subscribers experience and engage with that content. We are excited to continue our history of innovation by adding 4K Ultra HD.  It is part of our continuing commitment to expand and enhance the EPIX experience, and to serve our viewers and distribution partners in new and innovative ways,” said Monty Sarhan, EVP and General Manager of EPIX.

Added Jon Dakss, EPIX’s EVP and Chief Digital Officer, “It has been widely reported that the adoption rate of Ultra HD TV sets in the U.S. is far outpacing the adoption rate of HD at its launch, indicating that there is a significant opportunity to provide audiences with the best possible viewing experience. The majority of large screen TVs sold in the U.S. are now 4K Ultra HD, providing a great deal of opportunity for us to tap into this high-demand space and we’re excited to be the first ones leading the charge.”

EPIX is a 24-hour-a-day premium pay TV network with a lineup of original programming and blockbuster movies. It is available nationwide through one of the many different cable, satellite, telecommunications and streaming TV providers. To learn more and to subscribe, please visit www.epix.com/order-epix or call 1-844-EPIX-Now (1-844-374-9669).

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Media Contacts: 

For EPIX

Michelle Hinchey

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(646) 933-9375

For Sloane PR

Whit Clay

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EPIX ANNOUNCES ‘AMERICA DIVIDED’ SEASON 2 CORRESPONDENTS

EPIX ANNOUNCES GRETCHEN CARLSON, DIANE GUERRERO, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, MARTIN SENSMEIER AND NICK OFFERMAN FOR ‘AMERICA DIVIDED’ SEASON 2

Gretchen Carlson and Jussie Smollett Also Join Norman Lear 

As Executive Producers 

NEW YORK, N.Y – February 26, 2018 – EPIX, an MGM company, today announced that Gretchen Carlson, acclaimed journalist and empowerment advocate, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Jussie Smollett (Empire) and Martin Sensmeier (Westworld) have been named as the new correspondents for the second season of the critically-acclaimed documentary series America Divided. Gretchen Carlson and Jussie Smollett have also signed on as executive producers, alongside Norman Lear who is returning for his second season. The four-part series will premiere on EPIX later this year and is set to explore the most provocative news headlines and cultural topics in recent months.

Gretchen Carlson, who recently made her own personal story of harassment public, will take viewers to the halls of Congress to uncover a culture of sexual harassment, held in place for decades by a deeply flawed system.   In addition, viewers will witness the complex and often-tedious journey of her efforts to get a bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate to better help harassment victims in the workplace.

Diane Guerrero, actor and activist, travels to Houston, Texas to witness the growing conflict over sanctuary cities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Native American actor Martin Sensmeier travels to San Juan County, Utah, to investigate the controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument. While there, he  uncovers the decades of struggle for equality by the county’s Native citizens.

Nick Offerman travels to the coal country of eastern Kentucky to investigate the looming collapse of the coal industry and explores its legacy.  While there he meets the rising voices calling for a different future.

Jussie Smollett travels to Tennessee to witness the growing movement to bring down Confederate monuments and commemorate the deaths of thousands of African-Americans lynched during decades of racial terror.

America Divided is produced by Divided Films in association with RadicalMedia. In addition to Lear, Carlson and Smollett, America Divided is executive produced by Lucian Read and Richard Rowley for Divided Films, along with Shoshana Guy who serves as co-executive producer; Read show-runs and directs. Jon Kamen and Justin Wilkes serve as executive producers for RadicalMedia. Lear’s producing partner, Brent Miller, serves as an executive producer for their Act III Productions.

EPIX is available nationwide for subscription on a number of cable and satellite providers, including Charter (formerly Time Warner),DISH, Sling TV, Verizon FIOS, Cox, Sony VUE, AT&T U-verse, Frontier and coming in 2018, Comcast’s X1 platform.

About Divided Films

Divided Films uses visual storytelling in film, television, and digital media to reveal and heal the inequality and injustice found in today’s America. Since beginning in 2015, Divided Films’ diverse group of producers, directors and editors has produced: America Divided Season 1; the PBS Frontline film American Patriot; the feature-length documentary The Blue WallNo Escape, a Weather Channel-Marshall Project documentary; and digital documentary series America Uprising and Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock.

About RadicalMedia

RadicalMedia is an Oscar®, Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® Award-winning studio whose work includes the Oscar®-winning documentary, The Fog of War, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Oscar®-nominated, Paradise Lost 3: PurgatoryMetallica: Some Kind of Monster, Emmy®-winning Under African Skies, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, Whitey: The US vs. James J. Bulger, Hamilton’s America and the SXSW award-winning May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers. Television credits include Abstract: The Art of DesignCold Blooded: The Clutter Family MurdersMARSStan Against EvilAmerican Divided, Iconoclasts, and Oprah’s Master Class. Currently in production are The Fourth Estate (wt), an inside look at The New York Times and its editors and journalists during the Trump administration, Wrong Man, a docuseries that re-investigates the cases of three inmates who claim they are innocent and the new heralded series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. See more at RadicalMedia.com and find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Contacts:

Maureen Granados / [email protected] / 646-933-9280

Jeanne O’Keefe for EPIX / [email protected] / 323-965-1990

EPIX NAMES NANCY COTTON EVP, HEAD OF SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING

Industry veteran with history of award-winning original content to lead scripted programming, reporting to Michael Wright, President, EPIX

NEW YORK, NY – February 20, 2018 – Michael Wright, the newly appointed President of EPIX, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), announced today that one of the industry’s top programming executives and leaders in the development of original scripted series, Nancy Cotton, has been named Executive Vice President, Head of Scripted Programming. She reports to Wright, working out of the EPIX Los Angeles office at MGM’s headquarters beginning today.

In her new role, Cotton will be responsible for development and production of all scripted original series, working in partnership with Wright to advance EPIX’s position as a destination for premium, award-winning programming that complements and enhances its slate of great movies from leading studios.

“I’ve known and had the pleasure of working with Nancy on many projects over the years, and she is one of the most skilled television executives in the business. Her taste, experience and talent relationships are first rate and a huge addition to our team,” said Wright. “We are fortunate to have Nancy join EPIX at a time when the network is rapidly expanding, both its original programming and its distribution platforms, and her ability to attract and nurture great content will be vital to our growth.”

Said Cotton, “I’m thrilled to be working with Michael and the team at EPIX to continue to build the network into a choice destination for creative talent. EPIX has a powerful reach that presents an incredible opportunity for fresh, compelling storytelling, and I’m beyond excited to hit the ground running.”

Cotton joins EPIX from Heyday TV USA where she was most recently President. Working with David Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity, The Light Between Oceans), she oversaw series targeted for broadcast, cable, and streaming, including In Between Lives, showrunner Moira Kirland’s pilot recently ordered by NBC for 2018 consideration. Heyday TV also has projects currently in development with Emmy and Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier, Oscar-nominated writer Richard Lagravenese, Oscar-nominated director Jamie Donoughue, and celebrated actor Patrick Dempsey.

For nine years from 2007-2016, Cotton was Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs at Fox 21 Television Studios (formerly Fox Television Studios). She developed and oversaw the award-winning and critically acclaimed drama The Americans (FX), the Emmy-nominated series The Killing (AMC and Netflix),
and Queen of the South (USA), starring Alice Braga. She also developed The Chi (Showtime), written by Emmy award winner Lena Waithe, as well as Veena Sud’s upcoming Seven Seconds (Netflix). In addition, she oversaw The Comedians (FX), starring multi-award winning actors Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, Oscar- winner Holly Hunter’s Emmy-nominated Saving Grace (TNT), and Emmy-nominated The Riches (FX), starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.

Prior to FTVS, Cotton was head of television for Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions where she executive- produced broadcast series including Kevin Hill (UPN), starring Taye Diggs, Clubhouse (CBS), starring Dean Cain, Mare Winningham and Christopher Lloyd, and Complete Savages (ABC), co-created by Mike and Julie Thacker Scully. She also executive-produced the acclaimed 10-part documentary series Carrier (PBS), which followed the US Navy’s nuclear aircraft supercarrier USS Nimitz on its six- month tour to the Persian Gulf in 2005.

Cotton was Vice President of Programming for Mandalay Television, where she produced Young Americans (WB), starring Kate Bosworth and Ian Sommerholder, and worked on Jeremy Piven
vehicle Cupid (ABC), created by Rob Thomas (creator of Veronica Mars). Before Mandalay, she was Director, Drama Series at ABC, and oversaw numerous series including David Kelley’s award-winning The Practice. She began her television career as an assistant in the television literary department at The William Morris Agency.

EPIX programming includes critically acclaimed original scripted series: Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, renewed for its second season; Berlin Station, starring Richard Armitage, Ashley Judd and Richard Jenkins, renewed for its third season; and The Truth About Harry Quebert, starring Patrick Dempsey, currently in post-production. The lineup also features original documentaries such as This Is Home, which won the 2018 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary audience award, plus thousands of popular hit movies and film franchises including James Bond, Rocky, Mission Impossible and Star Trek.

EPIX is available nationwide through cable, satellite, telecommunications and streaming TV providers including Charter Spectrum, Cox, Verizon FiOS, ATT U-verse, Dish, Sling, PlayStation Vue and, beginning April 2018, Comcast.

EPIX® DARK COMEDY GET SHORTY, FROM MGM TELEVISION, GETS STARTED ON SEASON TWO

Felicity Huffman Joins As Recurring Guest Star 

Sarah Stiles Upped to Series Regular for Season Two 

Second Season Production Underway In Los Angeles

NEW YORK – February 8, 2018 – Premium pay television network EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced that production is underway on its critically-acclaimed original series Get Shorty, with Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated actress Felicity Huffman (Transamerica, Desperate Housewives) joining the cast as a recurring guest star. Huffman will play Clara Dillard, a mothering, high-level special agent for the FBI, described as hippie therapist meets J. Edgar Hoover.  She takes over the investigation focusing on Amara and the crime organization in season two. The dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on  the 1990’s bestselling Elmore Leonard novel of the same name and created for television by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment), will shoot its ten-episode second season entirely in Los Angeles. The series returns to EPIX later this year.

In season two of Get Shorty, Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal. His progress in Hollywood is jeopardized when the washed-up producer (Ray Romano), with whom he partnered in season one, agrees to wear a Federal wire.  Miles faces off with criminal financiers and with a Hollywood power-broker who could be the most dangerous of all.

Best known for her award-winning role as Lynette Scavo on ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives, the talented Huffman has appeared in a multitude of prolific roles across both film and television.  She earned an Academy Award® nomination, as well as a Golden Globe Award and Independent Spirit Award for her performance in the acclaimed 2006 film Transamerica.  Most recently, she appeared in the ABC limited series American Crime, for which she received three Emmy® nominations. She is also a founding member of the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company.

The cast of Get Shorty is led by Screen Actors Guild Award® and BAFTA TV Award nominee O’Dowd (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar ChildrenThe Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy® winner Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, Parenthood), and also includes Sean Bridgers(RectifyRoom), Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus),Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2), Goya Robles (11:55), Megan Stevenson (Review), and Lucy Walters (Power). Sarah Stiles (I’m Dying Up Here, Unsane) will return in season two and has been upped to series regular.

Get Shorty is executive produced by Holmes and Adam Arkin (The Americans, Sneaky Pete).  The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

Season one of Get Shorty premiered on EPIX in August 2017 and became the network’s most successful series to date.

Also returning to EPIX are acclaimed original drama Berlin Station, recently renewed for season three, and season two of the documentary series America Divided, from executive producer Norman Lear. In addition, the network is in post-production on a suspenseful dramatic event series based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,starring Patrick Dempsey and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud with MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films producing.

EPIX is available nationwide for subscription on a number of cable and satellite providers, including Charter (formerly Time Warner),DISH, Sling TV, Verizon FIOS, Cox, Sony VUE, AT&T U-verse, Frontier and coming in 2018, Comcast’s X1 platform.

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

About MGM Television

MGM Television is a leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature film titles including such premiere entertainment franchises as James Bond, Rocky, Stargate and The Hobbit trilogy.  Current scripted and unscripted projects include Fargo (FX); Vikings (HISTORY); The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Get Shorty (EPIX); The Voice (NBC); Survivor (CBS); Shark Tank (ABC); Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME (ABC); Beat Shazam (FOX); Lucha Underground (The El Rey Network); the upcoming series The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (EPIX) and Condor (AT&T AUDIENCE Network); and through its distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated daytime courtroom series Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and Couples Court with The Cutlers. In addition, MGM owns Evolution Media, the innovative unscripted television producers of The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, Vanderpump Rules: Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky, and Sweet Home Oklahoma (Bravo); Botched (E!); Bug Juice (Disney Channel) and Growing Up Supermodel (Lifetime). MGM’s television programming regularly airs in more than 100 countries worldwide.  For more information, visitwww.mgm.com.

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Contact:

Maureen Granados / [email protected] / 646-933-9280

Jennifer Price / [email protected] / 323-965-1990

Elina Adut / [email protected] / 323-965-1990