EPIX ANNOUNCES SLATE OF NEW ORIGINAL SPECIALS

EPIX ANNOUNCES SLATE OF NEW ORIGINAL SPECIALS 

Premium Network Continues Commitment to Nonfiction Programming with Documentaries DANICA and FOREMAN

And Original Comedy Special ANJELAH JOHNSON: MAHALO AND GOODNIGHT 

New Titles Join Previously-Announced Original Documentary, STRAIGHT/CURVE: REDEFINING BODY IMAGE,

Debuting June 21 at 8/7C

 

New York, NY – June 20, 2017 – Premium television network EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced a roster of all-new original offerings to premiere this year: documentaries Danica and Foreman as well as comedy special Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight.  The previously announced documentary, Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image, will debut on Wednesday, June 21 at 8:00PM ET/PT, 7:00PM CT.

“EPIX is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of delivering thought provoking, insightful documentaries and specials to our audience,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX.  “As EPIX continues to expand its slate of originals, these new additions underscore our commitment to delivering the kind of relevant, incisive programming for which we’re known.”

DANICA

Premieres Fall 2017

Danica Patrick has commanded attention with her achievements in professional motorsports, making herself a household name by going against the current and succeeding in a male-dominated world.  Now, at 35, this transcendent sports star stands on the cusp of something even bigger than she ever might have imagined growing up as a girl racing go-carts for her dad.

In Danica, the racing superstar reveals herself like never before: as a competitor eagerly preparing for her next race; a woman confidently considering when she wants to start a family; and a budding mogul carefully considering thinking about her next steps.  Directed by award-winning journalist and pioneer in sports broadcasting Hannah Storm (Brainstormin Productions), this documentary will take a rare, candid look at an icon, capturing never-before-seen moments on and off the track with Danica Patrick and those closest to her.

Danica is produced by EPIX in conjunction with Brainstormin Productions. The film is edited by Tim Mullen and written by Aaron Cohen. Jackie Decker, Jill Burkhart and Valerie Bishop Pearson are producers; Carmen Belmont serves as line producer and Dom Savio is the director of photography. Danica is executive produced by Hannah Storm, Ross Bernard and Jocelyn Diaz.

FOREMAN

Premieres September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 PM ET

In 1994, at the age of 45, George Foreman completed the greatest comeback in the history of heavyweight boxing. Not only did he reclaim the heavyweight championship crown that was lost in spectacular fashion 20 years earlier to Muhammad Ali, but he went on to complete an unparalleled personal transformation – from reviled street bully to beloved teddy bear. Foreman is the unlikely story of a boxer who struggles with, and later establishes, a sense of purpose on his remarkable journey to achieve the impossible.

Foreman is directed by Chris Perkel (Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives) and executive produced by Gary Cohen (Catching HellRequiem for the Big East).  The film is produced by Matt McDonald (Catching HellRequiem for the Big East) and edited by Ross Hockrow (Gods or Men). Ross Bernard is also an executive producer; Jill Burkhart and Valerie Bishop Pearson serve as producers.

ANJELAH JOHNSON: MAHALO & GOODNIGHT

Premieres September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 PM ET

Filmed at the Hawaii Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii, Anjelah Johnson’s fourth stand-up comedy special dishes on awkward massages, home invasions, spiders and being a full-grown child.

Born and raised in San Jose, California and of Mexican and Native American descent, Anjelah Johnson is a sought-after actress and comedian who is best known for her role on the beloved series “MADtv,” leaving a memorable legacy with the breakout original character – and internet sensation – Bon Qui Qui.   This original character, a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed by over 65 million people worldwide. Johnson has also appeared in multiple commercials and on film, and guest-starred on shows such as “The Shield,” “Ugly Betty,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and others all while touring with her sold-out stand up comedy shows.

Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight is executive produced by Anjelah Johnson, Dave Rath, Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson, Ross Bernard, and produced by Valerie Bishop Pearson.  The special is directed by Ryan Polito.

Photography available here:  https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/wHOJlyK3At

In addition to its original documentaries and specials, EPIX will also continue its rollout of original scripted series this year, with the debut of the 10-episode dark comedy Get Shorty (starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano) as well as the season two premieres of its timely, critically-acclaimed returning series: drama Berlin Station and comedy Graves (which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for star Nick Nolte).

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, comedy and music 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 was the fastest growing premium network over the past five years. 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. The premium network is offered nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. 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.

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Contact:

Maureen Granados / [email protected] / 212-846-9359

Katie Fuchs / [email protected] / 646-493-0215

For Danica and Foreman:

Joe Favorito / [email protected]/ 917-566-8345

EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES ‘GET SHORTY’ FROM MGM TELEVISION TO PREMIERE SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 @ 10:00PM

EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES GET SHORTY FROM MGM TELEVISION TO PREMIERE SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 @ 10:00PM

First Look Photos Revealed

NEW YORK – May 16, 2017 – Premium cable network EPIX® has set the premiere date for its original series Get Shorty. The 10-episode dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by  Elmore Leonard, will debut on EPIX Sunday, August 13 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT.

First look images are available here: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/dblXZ8j8rp

The cast, led by Screen Actors Guild Award® and BAFTA TV Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Sapphires,  Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy® winner Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Parenthood”), includes Sean Bridgers (“Rectify,” Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson (“Review”); Goya Robles (11:55); Lucy Walters (“Power”) and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus).

O’Dowd plays Miles Daly, a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family.  There, he meets Rick Moreweather (Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films who is desperately hanging on to the rungs of Hollywood relevancy and begrudgingly becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of show business.  Along with his criminal associate Louis (Bridgers), Miles attempts to keep his worlds from colliding as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping the suspicions of the crime ring’s chief – and production bankroll – Amara (Porto) and her dangerous nephew, Yago (Robles) at bay.  Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams (Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick’s assistant, as well as Miles’ beloved daughter Emma (Dodd) – despite objections from Miles’ estranged wife, Katie (Walters).

Created for television by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), Get Shorty is executive produced by Holmes and Emmy nominee Allen Coulter (The Sopranos,” “Damages”) who also directs the first episode. Adam Arkin (“The Americans,” “Billions”) directed three episodes of the series and is also a co-executive producer. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

Get Shorty is the third original series premiere for EPIX, joining its timely, critically-acclaimed drama Berlin Station and comedy Graves (which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for star Nick Nolte).  Both series are slated to return for second seasons in 2017.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”) announced last week that it closed a deal to acquire full ownership of EPIX, having reached an agreement to acquire the interests held by joint venture partners Viacom, Paramount and Lionsgate.

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, comedy and music 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 was the fastest growing premium network over the past five years. 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, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. The premium network is offered nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. 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), You Tube (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 multi-platform projects include “Fargo” (FX); “Vikings” (HISTORY); “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu);  “Get Shorty” (EPIX); “The Voice” (NBC); “Survivor” (CBS); “Shark Tank” (ABC); “Beyond the Tank” (ABC); “The New Celebrity Apprentice” (NBC); “Teen Wolf” (MTV); Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (ABC); “Beat Shazam” (FOX); “Lucha Underground” (The El Rey Network).  Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated courtroom series “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” is currently airing its fourth season. MGM’s television programming regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide.  For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

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 Contacts:

Maureen Granados / [email protected] / 212-846-9359

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

EPIX COMEDY ‘GRAVES’ ELECTS NEW CAST MEMBER ADAM GOLDBERG AND SPENCER GRAMMER FOR SEASON TVE

EPIX COMEDY GRAVES ELECTS NEW CAST MEMBERS

ADAM GOLDBERG AND SPENCER GRAMMER FOR SEASON TWO

10-Episode Series from Lionsgate Stars Golden Globe® Nominee Nick Nolte, Sela Ward, Skylar Astin, Heléne York and Callie Hernandez

Season Two Commences Production May 15 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM

New York, NY – May 15, 2017 – Premium network EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced the addition of Adam Goldberg (“Fargo,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show”) and Spencer Grammer (“Greek,” “Mr. Robinson,” “Ironside”) to the second season cast of acclaimed comedy GRAVES. The series from Lionsgate – for which star Nick Nolte garnered a Golden Globe® nomination for his role as ex-President Richard Graves – has commenced production in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM with an eye towards a return on EPIX later this year.

After a year of public protests against his Presidential legacy, Season 2 finds former President Richard Graves turning inward in search of the man he used to be before he was President. This journey is compounded by the arrival of his first grandchild, thanks to daughter Olivia (Heléne Yorke) and a new revelation about his son, Jeremy (Chris Lowell). Graves’s journey coincides with wife Margaret’s (Sela Ward) Senate campaign, as the former First Lady attempts to build her own political legacy at the exact moment that her husband is tearing his down; and his assistant, Isaiah Miller’s (Skylar Astin) search for new direction after taking a bullet for the President in the Season 1 finale.  In addition, Callie Hernandez returns as Samantha.

In a recurring role, Goldberg will portray ‘Christopher Sachs,’ who is Margaret Graves’ new campaign manager: a fastidious, idiosyncratic, often ruthless political mastermind who leads Margaret down a populist path.  He doesn’t care about right or left, or right and wrong; he only plays to win.

Grammer will recur as ‘Katie Farrell,’ Margaret’s new campaign communications director, a blonde conservative princess cut from the cloth of Ann Coulter and Kellyanne Conway. As Isaiah’s Republican Dream Girl turned girlfriend, Katie takes Isaiah under her wing and makes big plans for his political career.

Produced by Lionsgate in association with Kingsgate Films, Josh Michael Stern (“Swing Vote,” “Jobs”) is the creator/showrunner, Academy Award® winner Greg Shapiro (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) and Rebecca Kirshner (“90210,” “Gilmore Girls”) are executive producers, Abby Gewanter (“Pushing Daisies”) is supervising producer, and Emmy® Award-winning Bill Hill (“Veep,” “Eastbound & Down”) and Jack Moore (“Dear White People,” “Crowded”) are producers.

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, comedy and music 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 was the fastest growing premium network over the past five years. 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, TiVo, Chromecast, Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. The premium network is offered nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. 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), You Tube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment.

With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving 24.3 million subscribers and the STARZ ENCORE platform with 31 million subscribers. The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the STARZ app delivering content directly to consumers.

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me series, the box office smash La La Land, which won six Academy Awards®, the hit franchise sequel John Wick: Chapter Two, double Oscar winner Hacksaw RidgeTyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, The Shack, Saban’s Power Rangers, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions’ critically-acclaimed Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S., and recent breakout hit How To Be A Latin Lover.

One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks. These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama The Royals, the acclaimed Casual, the breakout success Greenleaf, the network reality shows Kicking & Screaming and the eagerly-anticipated Candy Crush, and hit STARZ series including OutlanderBlack SailsSurvivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of more than 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Starz brands are synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

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Media Contacts:

FOR EPIX:

Maureen Granados

(212) 846-9359

[email protected]

 

Jennifer Price

The Lippin Group

(323) 965-1990

[email protected]

 

Elina Adut

The Lippin Group

(323) 965-1990

[email protected]

 

FOR LIONSGATE:

David Gardner

The Lippin Group

(323) 801-7449

[email protected]

EPIX TO PREMIERE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ‘STRAIGHT/CURVE’

EPIX TO PREMIERE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY STRAIGHT/CURVE
 
Filmmakers Tackle Health Crisis Caused by Negative Body Image

New York, NY – April 24, 2017 – Premium television network EPIX® today announced the premiere of the original documentary film Straight/Curve, an incisive and poignant exploration of society’s unrealistic beauty standards and their damaging effects on the industry’s target audience: women and girls. The documentary will debut on EPIX on Wednesday, June 21 at 8:00PM ET/PT, 7:00PM CT.

Straight/Curve takes a bold offense against today’s pervasive, ceaseless reinforcement of unhealthy messaging around body image, and provides a voice – and a vision – for those affected by the social crisis perpetuated by our culture’s unattainable and unnatural standards of beauty,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. “With sharp perspectives from both industry veterans and young, impressionable consumers alike, Straight/Curve is exactly the kind of culturally-relevant filmmaking our viewers have come to find on EPIX.”

Ninety percent of young women and girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than.” Straight/Curve examines the industries and obstacles responsible for this body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age.   At a time when the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words, Straight/Curve sets out to change the imagery we are seeing and to bolster a movement that is redefining our culture’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty to impact society at large.

The film is directed by Jenny McQuaile and produced by Jess Lewis, Jenny McQuaile and Yael Melamede through STRAIGHT/CURVE and SALTY Features. It is executive produced by Jocelyn Diaz, Ross Bernard and Jill Burkhart; Valerie Bishop Pearson serves as producer.

Also upcoming on EPIX is the previously-announced comedy special, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally – Summer of 69: No Apostrophe, which will debut on Friday, May 19 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT.  In addition to its original documentaries and specials, EPIX will continue its rollout of original scripted series this year, with the debut of the 10-episode dark comedy Get Shorty (starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano) as well as the season two premieres of its timely, critically-acclaimed returning series: drama Berlin Station and comedy Graves (which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for star Nick Nolte).

For more on Straight/Curve please visit: https://www.epix.com/movie/straight-curve; for photos and more information about EPIX programming visit: http://press.epix.com.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises from MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy and music 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 has been recognized by SNL Kagan as the fastest growing premium network for the last five years. 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 Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, TiVo, Chromecast, Android TV and more, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. The premium network is offered nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. 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), You Tube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

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Contacts:

Maureen Granados / [email protected] / 212-846-9359

Katie Fuchs / [email protected] / 646-493-0215

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

ASHLEY JUDD SPIES FOR EPIX IN ‘BERLIN STATION’ SEASON TWO

ASHLEY JUDD SPIES FOR EPIX IN ‘BERLIN STATION’ SEASON TWO

Critically-Acclaimed Drama Series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content To Begin Production In Berlin On March 31

New York, NY – March 21, 2017 – Premium network EPIX® announced today that Ashley Judd has joined the cast of its acclaimed spy drama Berlin Station as a series regular for season two. The series, from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, will begin production in Berlin on March 31st with an eye towards a 2017 return on EPIX. As previously announced, also new to the cast this season is Keke Palmer (“Scream Queens”) as series regular, April Lewis.

Judd will play BB Yates, Berlin’s disarming new Chief of Station, nicknamed “The Station Whisperer” for her itinerant work in the field shoring up CIA stations in moral or corporate disrepair. Part company loyalist and part maverick, BB toes a dangerous line between serving those above her and empowering those below her. Always a contradiction, she arrives in Berlin to defy expectations and breathe new life into the troubled CIA station she now runs.

“We are thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented Ashley Judd to the cast of Berlin Station,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “With its illustrious auspices among both cast and producers – and subject matter that is more timely than ever – Berlin Station brings the kind of high-quality, compelling storytelling for which EPIX is known. We couldn’t be more excited to embark on a new season.”

“We are excited to have Ashley and Keke on board and are eager to begin the second season of this critically acclaimed show in the intriguing city of Berlin with our outstanding partners at EPIX,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV.

An eighth generation Eastern Kentuckian, Ashley Judd first proved her acting abilities in her debut feature film role as Ruby Lee Gissing in Victor Nunez’s internationally acclaimed Ruby In Paradise. Having won major acting awards worldwide, Judd has demonstrated her range in a variety of genres and is a proven box office draw. Judd recently appeared in Black Bear Pictures’ “Barry” as Ann Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. Additionally, Judd was seen in Insurgent, the second film in the Divergent franchise based on Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestselling trilogy, Divergent; and starred in ABC’s miniseries “Missing” as Becca Winstone, an ex-CIA agent who would do anything to get her son back after discovering his disappearance while studying abroad. Judd was nominated for an Emmy® Award for her performance in “Missing.” Judd is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.

Berlin Station is a contemporary spy drama that takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-infamous whistleblower. The series follows Daniel Miller, played by Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, “Hannibal”) a new arrival to Berlin’s CIA station who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks. Berlin Station also stars Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes and Leland Orser.

The series is created and executive produced by Olen Steinhauer (author: The TouristAll The Old KnivesThe Cairo Affair).  Bradford Winters (“Dig,” “The Americans,” “Boss,” “Oz”) serves as executive producer and showrunner.  Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, “House of Cards”), along with Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick,” “Mr. Robot”) also executive produce.  The series is produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Berlin Station season two is part of EPIX’s continued rollout of original scripted series this year, which also features the debut of the 10-episode dark comedy Get Shorty (starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano) as well as the return of its timely comedy Graves (which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for star Nick Nolte).

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About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It 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 Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad, TiVo, Chromecast, Android TV and more, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming with top distributors includes the 5 Emmy® Award winning live musical event GREASE: LIVE (FOX), which holds the record-breaking telecast title with more than 17MM viewers worldwide and is ranked as the No. 1 most social live musical event ever, the Emmy® nominated Nickelodeon hit SCHOOL OF ROCK, Tom Clancy’s JACK RYAN (Amazon), 13 REASONS WHY (Netflix), MANIAC (Netflix), SHOOTER (USA), BERLIN STATION (EPIX), THE ALIENIST (TNT), GALAXY QUEST (Amazon) and THE WARRIORS (Hulu). Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) has developed series such as BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIE$ (NBCUniversal’s Seeso), HOTWIVES OF ORLANDO and HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS (HULU), RESIDENT ADVISORS (HULU), BEEF (Fullscreen) and the one hour special, CRASH TEST (Comedy Central and Vimeo). 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.

Anonymous Content

Founded in 1999 by Managing Partner Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company. Anonymous Content manages the careers of many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors and comedians, working closely with them to achieve their goals by both creating and finding opportunities for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content’s clients have been recognized with Academy Awards®, Emmys®, Golden Globes®, Tony Awards®, Pulitzer Prizes® and other prestigious awards. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically-acclaimed works, including BABEL, WINTER’S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, 50 FIRST DATES, COLLATERAL BEAUTY, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. The company’s TV slate includes “True Detective” (HBO), “The Knick” (Cinemax), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), and “Berlin Station” (EPIX), as well as upcoming titles “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “The Alienist” (TNT), and “Maniac” (Netflix). Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless top brands, including Prada, Nike and Coke. In 2016, Anonymous Content received a substantial minority investment from Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, to allow the firm to expand its production offerings in socially-relevant content aimed at inspiring change. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com.

 

Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                                                                                                                                                     

Maureen Granados

[email protected]

212-846-9359

 

Paramount Television

Jessica Rovins

[email protected]

323-956-8265

 

Anonymous Content

Sarah Rothman

[email protected]

646-254-6030

NICK OFFERMAN AND MEGAN MULLALLY EXPOSE THEMSELVES IN EPIX ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIAL “SUMMER OF 69: NO APOSTROPHE”

NICK OFFERMAN AND MEGAN MULLALLY EXPOSE THEMSELVES IN

EPIX ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIAL “SUMMER OF 69: NO APOSTROPHE

 World Television Premiere Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT

Pasadena, CA – January 14, 2017 – From the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, premium TV network EPIX® announced today that its next Original Comedy Special will showcase Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally’s unique stage production Summer of 69: No Apostrophe. The one-hour special will be filmed tonight at The Barclay in Irvine, CA and makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00 PM CT.

In Summer of 69: No Apostrophe, Offerman and Mullally are yanking the britches right off of their marriage, while exposing the salacious details of their fiery union for all the world to enjoy through song, funny talking, heavy ribaldry, light petting and an astonishing final act of completion.

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally said: “We love to make sweet love to each other in general, so to be paid millions of dollars to do it in front of an audience is just that much sweeter.”

Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX said: “Nick and Megan are both incredibly gifted performers in their own right, but when they come together they are unstoppable. Their Summer of 69: No Apostrophe tour has sold out theaters around the world and is a true testament to their standing as one of Hollywood’s most hilarious power couples. EPIX is known for its uncut and uncensored comedy programming and, as the title suggests, this special will be no different as Nick and Megan expose the details of their life together through song, dance and plenty of comedy.”

Megan Mullally is best known for her role as ‘Karen Walker’ on NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace, for which she has won two Emmys, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and received four Golden Globe nominationsAside from television, Megan has also graced the Broadway stage in productions such as “It’s Only A Play,” “Grease” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” She most recently appeared alongside James Franco and Bryan Cranston in John Hamburg’s “Why Him?” and wrapped production on James Franco’s “The Masterpiece”, Janicza Bravo’s Sundance entry “Lemon”, and Atsuko Hirayanagi’s “Oh, Lucy” with Shinobu Terajima. Her band, Nancy and Beth, will release their first record in April 2017.

Nick Offerman is an actor, writer, and woodworker best known for his role as ‘Ron Swanson’ on NBC’s hit comedy Parks & Recreation. Offerman recently starred alongside Michael Keaton in The Weinstein Company’s “The Founder” and wrapped production on three films that are opening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival – “Look and See”, “The Little Hours” and “The Hero.” His previous special “American Ham” was released on Netflix in 2014. Offerman is a three-time New York Times Bestselling author and in October 2016 released his third book, Good Clean Fun, about his very own Offerman Wood Shop.

Summer of 69: No Apostrophe is an EPIX Original Comedy Special directed by Jay Karas. Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Brian Volk-Weiss and Cisco Henson are executive producers. Dean Holland and Morgan Sackett are producers. Ross Bernard is the executive producer for EPIX and Valerie Bishop Pearson is the producer for EPIX.

For photos and more information about EPIX programming visit: http://press.epixhd.com.

EPIX is known for its all-star roster of stand-up specials. Previous featured headliners include: Russell Brand, Craig Ferguson, Michael Ian Black, Marc Maron, Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jenny McCarthy, Dennis Miller, Sherri Shepherd, Eddie Izzard, Jim Norton, Lisa Lampanelli, Jim Breuer and Jim Jefferies. EPIX’s commitment to the craft of comedy also includes the EPIX Original Documentary “The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall,” a revealing special that brings together the biggest names in comedy to tell the inside story of America’s first comedy club.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It 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 Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. 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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).

 

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Katie Fuchs / [email protected] / 212.986.7080

 

EPIX SETS WORLD TV PREMIERE FOR EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD WINNING BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION’S “ELECTION DAY: LENS ACROSS AMERICA” EPIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY TO AIR TUESDAY, JAN. 17 AT 8/7C

Photo Credit: Danny Wilcox Frazier
Photo Credit: Danny Wilcox Frazier
Photo Credit: Danny Wilcox Frazier
Photo Credit: Danny Wilcox Frazier

 

EPIX SETS WORLD TV PREMIERE FOR EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD WINNING

BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION’S “ELECTION DAY: LENS ACROSS AMERICA

EPIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY TO AIR TUESDAY, JAN. 17 AT 8/7C

 

Documentary Directed by Emma Tammi and Henry Jacobson Offers a Non-Partisan Look through the Lenses of Seven Photographers as they Capture the Historic and Surprising Culmination of America’s 2016 Presidential Election

 

New York, NY – January 10, 2017 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that the EPIX Original Documentary Election Day: Lens Across America from Emmy and Peabody Award Winning Blumhouse Television and directors Emma Tammi and Henry Jacobson will make its world television premiere on Tuesday, January 17 at 8/7C. The timely documentary weaves together the stories behind the work of seven photographers as they cover one of the most surprising election days in American history, each from a different perspective and location. Following the day’s chronology, the narrative cuts in “real time” between the photographers on the ground in Iowa, Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New York. The photographers, through their images and conversations with their subjects, capture an honest and non-partisan look at the many raw emotions of Americans on this one fateful day.

 

Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX, said: “With emotions across the globe still running at a fever pitch in anticipation of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, we at EPIX want to reflect on the unpredictable election day and subsequent outcome that will continue to shape our country over the next four years. Election Day: Lens Across America is an extremely timely work that uses the unique perspective of seven acclaimed photographers to tell the dynamic stories of individuals across the political spectrum as they process the polling results within their respective communities and at polling places across the country.”

 

Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, Co-Presidents of Blumhouse Television said: “We are excited to continue building Blumhouse Television’s slate of original documentaries with Emma and Henry’s thought provoking and compelling Election Day: Lens Across America and are thrilled to partner with EPIX.”

Tammi and Jacobson said: “We are honored to be working with EPIX and Blumhouse Television to bring this portrait of our country to viewers. Our hope is that this film helps give some perspective to what has been, perhaps, the most divisive political season in our nation’s history.”

 

The photographers featured in the documentary are:

 

  • Landon Nordeman is a photojournalist who regularly contributes to New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and other publications. On Election Day, Nordeman covered Hillary Clinton’s party at the Javits Center on assignment from TIME, documenting the mood in the room as it devolved from hope and excitement, to shock and despair.

 

  • Danny Wilcox Frazier is a member of the renowned VII Photo Agency. On Election Day, he traveled through his home state of Iowa, photographing rural polling places and watching the results come in at Trump Headquarters in Des Moines.

 

  • Matt Eich is a photographic essayist living in Charlottesville, VA. On Election Day, Matt traveled to the polling places around a largely military community in Norfolk, VA spending the day interviewing and photographing voters for a medium format portrait project.

 

  • Larry Fink is a legendary documentary photographer whose work regularly appears in Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker, and can be found in the collections of the major museums around the world. On Election Day, we find Larry working around his home in Eastern Pennsylvania.

 

  • Sam Cannon is a 24-year old video artist living in Brooklyn. On Election Day, she took her studio into the streets, capturing passersby as they destroyed devices she loaded with looping media from this contentious campaign.

 

  • Mark Abramson is a young photojournalist in New York City known for his double exposure work. On Election Day, Abramson went to Donald Trump’s party in New York and took to the streets to shoot the reactions to the realization that Trump was going to win.

 

  • Sheila Pree Bright is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Atlanta, GA, focusing largely on issues of race and representation in American culture. On Election Day, Sheila focused on the African American community in Atlanta.

 

Election Day: Lens Across America, an EPIX Original Documentary/Blumhouse Television Production.  Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold and Jessica Rhoades are executive producing for Blumhouse along with Emma Tammi and Henry Jacobson of Mind Hive Film and Adam Barton, Sam Bathrick, and Alex Cullen of Resonant Pictures. For EPIX, Jocelyn Diaz and Jill Burkhart are executive producers, with Valerie Bishop Pearson serving as producer.

 

Election Day: Lens Across America is the latest documentary from Blumhouse Television joining the Emmy and Peabody award winning The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst and the Peabody award winning How to Dance in Ohio.

 

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It 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 Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

 

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. 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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).

 

About Blumhouse Television

Blumhouse Television has quickly grown as a studio building on its two Emmy awards (The Normal HeartThe Jinx) and two Peabody awards (The Jinx and How to Dance in Ohio) by assembling a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted programming. Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold recently joined Blumhouse Television as Co-Presidents joining Jessica Rhoades, the long-time Head of Programming & Development. Blumhouse’s recent shows include YouTube Red’s 12 Deadly Days and the company is currently producing Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel and is serving as the studio for a limited series adaptation of journalist Gabriel Sherman’s acclaimed reporting on Roger Ailes, shepherded by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy. Blumhouse’s films, including the wildly successful The PurgeInsidiousParanormal Activity and Ouija franchises and the Academy Award winning Whiplash, have grossed over $2 billion at the worldwide box-office.

 

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Media Contacts:


THE LIPPIN GROUP

Katie Fuchs / [email protected] / 212.986.7080

 

 

NICK NOLTE NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR HIS LEADING ROLE IN THE EPIX ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “GRAVES”

NICK NOLTE NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR HIS LEADING ROLE IN THE EPIX ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “GRAVES”

From Lionsgate, Season One Finale This Sunday, December 18 at 9/8c on EPIX; Season Two to Start Production Shortly

NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2016 – Premium TV network EPIX® received its first ever Golden Globe nomination for Nick Nolte’s leading role in the original comedy “Graves.” The Best Performance By An Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy nomination was announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“We are incredibly honored for the support and recognition of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of Nick Nolte’s masterful portrayal of a former President who endeavors to make good on a less than auspicious political career in one of our first original series ‘Graves,’” said EPIX President and CEO Mark S. Greenberg. “’Graves’ was undeniably prescient in its reflection of issues that surfaced on the debate floors of this year’s election, many of which were once thought too outrageous in the writers’ room only to see them come to life during the Presidential campaign.”

The half-hour series premiered Sunday, October 16 at 9pm ET/PT, supported by an extensive national marketing and promotional campaign. The penultimate episode aired last night and this Sunday, December 18 the first season will air its finale on EPIX. Production on season two is slated for early spring 2017.

“Graves” follows former two-term Republican President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte, A Walk In The Woods) as he embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. His enlightenment takes place as his wife Margaret (Sela Ward, Gone Girl), decides to pursue her own political ambitions. The series also stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as over-eager assistant to President Graves, Isaiah Miller; Heléne Yorke (“Masters of Sex”) as first daughter Olivia who moves back home when her life spirals out of control; Chris Lowell (The Help) as Jeremy, the underachieving first son who returns home from war in Afghanistan; and Callie Hernandez (Alien: Covenant) as Samantha, the free-spirited waitress who becomes the President’s muse. Season two will start production shortly in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A three-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner, Nolte has masterfully portrayed a wide range of roles. Most recently he was seen in A Walk in the Woods, co-starring Robert Redford. He also starred in Lionsgate’s coming-of-age mixed martial-arts drama Warrior, for which he received Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild and Broadcast Film Critics nominations for Best Supporting Actor. His additional film credits include: Affliction, for which he received Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Independent Film nominations for Best Actor; The Prince of Tides, for which he received an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe® for Best Actor; Tropic Thunder; Spiderwick Chronicles; The Beautiful Country; Clean; The Peaceful Warrior; Neverwas; Over the Hedge; Hotel Rwanda; The Good Thief; The Hulk; Northfork; Investigating Sex; U-Turn; Afterglow; Jefferson In Paris; Cape Fear; Down and Out in Beverly Hills; 48 Hours; Weeds; and Q&A. His production company Kingsgate currently has in development White Jazz, with a script by James Ellroy, based on his best-selling film noir novel, and The Last Magic Summer, an adaptation of the Peter Gent novel of the same name.

From Lionsgate, “Graves” was created by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Jobs) who also serves as showrunner and Academy Award® winner Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) is the executive producer.  Executive Producers on the first season include Keith Eisner and Eric Weinberg, with David Iserson as Supervising Producer and Bill Hill, Lisa Parsons and Abby Genwanter as producers.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It 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 Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. 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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite drama series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama series The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual and the breakout success Greenleaf.

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, the critically-acclaimed La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions’ Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

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Media Contacts:


For EPIX:

Emily Spitale / [email protected] / 347.281.0843

 

For Lionsgate:

David Gardner / [email protected] / 323.956.1990

 

EPIX AND NHL PARTNER FOR THIRD ORIGINAL SERIES ‘EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL OUTDOOR CLASSICS’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

EPIX AND NHL PARTNER FOR THIRD ORIGINAL SERIES EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL OUTDOOR CLASSICS’

Ross Greenburg to Return as Producer of Docuseries Chronicling, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs for 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™  and Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues for 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®

Four-Episode Limited Series Premieres December 16 at 10 PM ET/PT, 9C on EPIX

NEW YORK (Nov. 21, 2016) – Premium TV network EPIX® and the NHL®, partnering for a third season, today announced that EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics will make its U.S. Television Premiere on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C on EPIX with four weekly episodes. This season, the series tells the stories of the athletes and coaches from four teams and their journey to two games played on outdoor rinks. In commemoration of the League’s Centennial Celebration, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will compete in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ on New Year’s Day in Toronto, Canada. The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues meet in the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on January 2, in St. Louis. In addition to its airing on EPIX, U.S. hockey fans will be able to stream each episode of EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics as a simulcast on EPIX.com and NHL.com.

Produced by 54-time Emmy® award winner Ross Greenburg, narrated by Bill Camp (Jason Bourne, Birdman, 12 Years A Slave) and presented in partnership with NHL Original Productions, EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics will provide viewers with a sports tech-driven, intimate look at these athletes in their professional and personal settings, capturing all the action, drama, heartaches and triumphs as they unfold.

“The Road To series is extremely popular with our viewers and NHL fans,” said Mark S. Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO. “I’m excited to have Ross Greenburg back and using his immense talents to give audiences a rare and personal look at how the athletes and coaches prepare for these special games – on and off the ice – while balancing the demands of home and life on the road.”

“Just as the NHL Winter Classic has become a New Year’s tradition and annual high point of our season, the Road To series has become appointment viewing for sports fans each December,” said Steve Mayer, NHL Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer. “This year, the series takes it to another level, chronicling four teams instead of two as they prepare for and compete in both the NHL Winter Classic and the NHL Centennial Classic. We are looking forward to another exciting edition of the series with producer Ross Greenburg and his team, our partner EPIX and, most important, our clubs and the best athletes in all of pro sports, who provide amazing access.”

The Red Wings, Maple Leafs and Blackhawks are all Original Six™ teams – having played in the NHL in the years prior to the League’s expansion in 1967. The St. Louis Blues joined the NHL that year and are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season.

The Red Wings prepare for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ as veterans of outdoor games, having played in the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Wrigley Field in Chicago (a win over the Blackhawks), the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. (a shootout loss to the Maple Leafs) and the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at Coors Field in Denver (a win over the Colorado Avalanche). The Maple Leafs are making their second-ever outdoor game appearance following their victory over the Red Wings in 2014.

The Blackhawks will play in their third NHL Winter Classic® on Jan. 2, 2017 (after their 2009 game at Wrigley Field and 2015 matchup with the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.). In addition, the Blackhawks faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ and the Minnesota Wild in the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™. The Blues will play in their first-ever game outdoors.

Series Schedule: EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL OUTDOOR CLASSICS

Premiere – Friday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C

Episode 2 – Friday, Dec. 23 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C (re-air on Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. ET)

Episode 3 – Friday, Dec. 30 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C

Episode 4 – Friday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C

Sports fans can stream Episode #1 as a simulcast on the following digital platforms:

  • Online at NHL.com and at EPIX.com (http://www.epix.com/nhl)
  • Via team sites – com, DetroitRedWings.com and StLouisBlues.com
  • Via the official EPIX App on Android, iOS, XBOX 360, PS3, PS4, Roku and Windows 8 

Join the conversation about #NHLOutdoors, #WinterClassic and #CentennialClassic on Twitter at @EpixHD and @NHL.

EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics is an EPIX Original series and presented in partnership with NHL Original Productions. Ross Greenburg is the executive producer; Steve Stern is the coordinating producer; Mike Greenburg, Peter Rogaris, Jonathan Fierro, and Eric Paulen are the producers; Aaron Cohen is the writer; Steve Lamme is the directory of photography; John Sands and Wayne Sharpe are the composers.  Bill Camp is the narrator. Mark Greenberg, Jocelyn Diaz and Ross Bernard are the executive producers for EPIX, Jill Burkhart and Valerie Bishop Pearson are the producers for EPIX.

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Media Contacts:

For EPIX:

Marlea Willis / [email protected] / 212.846.6748

For the NHL:

John Dellapina / [email protected] / 212.789.2115

Nirva Milord / [email protected] / 212.789.2123

FAVORITO PR:

Joe Favorito / [email protected] / 201.746.0005

THE LIPPIN GROUP:

Elina Adut /[email protected]/ 323.965.1990

Katie Fuchs / [email protected] / 212.986.7080

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It 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 Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. 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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).

About NHL Original Productions

NHL Original Productions is the in-house production arm of the NHL, focused on documenting, preserving and promoting the game of hockey. Established in 2011, NHL Original Productions develops long- and short-form hockey programming for use by the League’s media platforms (NHL Network™ and NHL.com), as well as national and regional rights-holders.

“NHL, the NHL Shield, and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and the NHL Winter Classic logo and NHL Centennial Classic name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2016. All Rights Reserved

EPIX ORDERS SECOND SEASONS OF HIT ORIGINAL SERIES ‘BERLIN STATION’ AND ‘GRAVES’

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EPIX ORDERS SECOND SEASONS OF HIT ORIGINAL SERIES ‘BERLIN STATION’ AND ‘GRAVES’

From Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, Berlin Station Stars Richard Armitage, Richard Jenkins, Rhys Ifans, Michelle Forbes,Leland Orser and Tamlyn Tomita and is Filmed in Berlin. From Lionsgate, Graves Stars Nick Nolte, Sela Ward, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell and Callie Hernandez

New York, NY – November 17, 2016 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today the renewal of its first two original scripted series with a second season, 10-episode order for one-hour drama series “Berlin Station” and half-hour dramedy “Graves.” Both series premiered Sunday, October 16 at 9pm and 10pm ET/PT, respectively, supported by an extensive national marketing and promotional campaign. The sixth episode for each series premieres this Sunday, November 20, and the season finales are on Sunday, December 18 on EPIX. Production on each is slated for early spring 2017. EPIX also recently announced the start of production on its third original series “Get Shorty,” starring Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, from MGM Television.

“We’re incredibly proud of the work our creators, executive producers, cast and crew did on the first seasons of ‘Berlin Station’ and ‘Graves.’ These ambitious series represent the level of prestigious, cinematic and authentic storytelling we are committed to offering our subscribers,” said EPIX President and CEO Mark S. Greenberg. “Both series are particularly timely and relevant and quickly found their place in the competitive TV landscape. We couldn’t be more excited to continue to tell these unique and compelling stories.”

The one-hour, critically acclaimed, contemporary spy drama “Berlin Station” takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-famous whistleblower.  The series follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage, “Hannibal”), a new arrival at Berlin’s CIA station who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks. Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge”stars as Steven Frost, the head of the station, who carries the burden of his own secrets;  Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”) stars as Valerie Edwards the no-nonsense Internal Branch Chief; Rhys Ifans (Snowden) stars as Hector DeJean, a dark, charming and tenacious case officer and old friend of Daniel; Leland Orser (“Ray Donovan”) stars as Robert Kirsch, a devoted and successful deputy chief; and Tamlyn Tomita (“Resurrection”) stars as Sandra Abe, the assistant to Frost and a quiet presence lording over the efficient operation of the station. 

“EPIX is a great home for Berlin Station and on behalf of the entire team, we are excited to bring another season to life,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “Audiences have found, and continue to discover, this smart series and should expect even more from our stellar creative team in season two.”

The half-hour, critically acclaimed, original dramedy “Graves” follows former two-term Republican President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte, A Walk In The Woods) as he embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. His enlightenment takes place as his wife Margaret (Sela Ward, Gone Girl), decides to pursue her own political ambitions. The series also stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as over-eager assistant to President Graves, Isaiah Miller; Heléne Yorke (“Masters of Sex”) as first daughter Olivia who moves back home when her life spirals out of control; Chris Lowell (The Help) as Jeremy, the underachieving first son who returns home from war in Afghanistan; and Callie Hernandez (Alien: Covenant) as Samantha, the free-spirited waitress who becomes the President’s muse. 

“With the country focused on electing a new President, we’re excited to see that viewers haven’t lost their sense of humor and have embraced Graves’ fictional, funny and very human past president, as brought vibrantly to life by Nick Nolte and creator Joshua Michael Stern,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership for a second season, and look forward to the new places Josh will take this memorable former First Family next year.”

Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, “Berlin Station” is created by New York Times best-selling author Olen Steinhauer (The TouristAll The Old KnivesThe Cairo Affair) who also serves as executive producer. Bradford Winters (“The Americans,” “Boss,” “Oz”) is the showrunner and an executive producer. Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, “House of Cards”) and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (SpotlightThe Revenant, “Mr. Robot,” “True Detective”) and Michaël Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop) also serve as executive producers. 

From Lionsgate, “Graves” was created by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing VoteJobs) who also serves as showrunner and Academy Award® winner Greg Shapiro (The Hurt LockerZero Dark Thirty) is the executive producer.  Executive Producers on the first season include Keith Eisner and Eric Weinberg, with David Iserson as Supervising Producer and Bill Hill, Lisa Parsons and Abby Genwanter as producers. The series was filmed in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It 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 Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. 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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming with top distributors includes the 5 Emmy® Award winning live musical event GREASE: LIVE (FOX), which holds the record-breaking telecast title with more than 17MM viewers worldwide and is ranked as the No. 1 most social live musical event ever, the Emmy® nominated Nickelodeon hit SCHOOL OF ROCK, Tom Clancy’s JACK RYAN (Amazon), THIRTEEN REASONS WHY (Netflix), MANIAC (Netflix), SHOOTER (USA), BERLIN STATION (EPIX), THE ALIENIST (TNT), FATAL ATTRACTION (FOX), GALAXY QUEST (Amazon), VARSITY BLUES (CMT) and THE WARRIORS (Hulu). Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) has developed series such as BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIE$ (NBCUniversal’s Seeso), HOTWIVES OF ORLANDO and HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS (HULU), RESIDENT ADVISORS (HULU), BEEF (Fullscreen) and the one hour special, CRASH TEST (Comedy Central and Vimeo). 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.

 About Anonymous Content

Founded in 1999 by Managing Partner Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company. Anonymous Content manages the careers of many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors and comedians, working closely with them to achieve their goals by both creating and finding roles for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content’s clients have been recognized with Academy Awards®, Emmys®, Golden Globes®, Tony Awards®, Pulitzer Prizes® and other prestigious awards. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically-acclaimed works, including Oscar Best Picture Winner SPOTLIGHT, starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams, and Oscar Nominee for Best Picture THE REVENANT, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Past projects include BABEL, WINTER’S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, and 50 FIRST DATES. The company’s TV slate includes the Golden Globe winner for Best TV Series (Drama) “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “True Detective” (HBO), “The Knick” (Cinemax), and “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), as well as upcoming titles “Quarry” (CINEMAX), “The Alienist” (TNT), and “Berlin Station” (EPIX).  Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless top brands, including Prada, Nike and Coke. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment.  The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses.  These include the ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite drama series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama series The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual and the breakout success Greenleaf.

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, the critically-acclaimed Hacksaw RidgeNerve, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High WaterSicario, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films’ Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates.  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

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Media Contacts:

For EPIX:

Marlea Willis / [email protected] / 212.846.6748         

Emily Spitale / [email protected] / 347.281.0843  

For Paramount Television:

Jessica Rovins / [email protected] / 323.956.8265

For Lionsgate:

David Gardner / [email protected] / 323.956.1990

 For MGM Television:

Kristin Cotich / [email protected] / 310.449.3606