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

EPIX® LAUNCHING THE CONTENDER BOXING FRANCHISE WITH MGM TELEVISION AND PARAMOUNT TELEVISIO

12-Episode Season Will Premiere Fall 2018

LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 22, 2018 – Premium pay television network EPIX®, an MGM company, is set to launch a new version of the seminal Contender boxing franchise. This iconic, fan-favorite series produced by Mark Burnett, President of MGM Television and Digital, has launched multiple boxers into contention for world titles. EPIX will debut an all-new 12-episode season of the boxing competition series, which will start production in 2018 with an anticipated debut later this year. MGM Television is producing with Paramount Television.

The upcoming series will feature 16 fighters in an elimination competition that will push their skills, strength and endurance to the limit.  “Boxing belongs on premium pay television and there is no better home for The Contender than EPIX.” said Burnett. “We will tell stories of the fighters, the families and their difficult journeys in the emotionally compelling Contender style, so that viewers get to vicariously ‘walk a mile’ in the boxers shoes.”

The boxers will be divided into two teams to train, each overseen by a renowned boxing coach who will act as mentor.  Over the course of the season, the competitors will live together, train together and fight each other in the ring, all vying to be become the ultimate Contender and take the winner’s six-figure purse.

The Contender has launched the careers of many fighters, with some Contenders taking world titles – but this new iteration of the series will also showcase the heart, spirit and dramatic personal stories of these fighters as they fight in and out of the ring to realize their dreams,” said Michael Wright, President of EPIX.   “This is not only real boxing, but real, raw human storytelling from the best unscripted television production team in the world.”

The Contender ran for four seasons (2005-2009) and according to Nielsen Media Research the series was seen by 180 million cumulative viewers. The series saw eleven Contender fighters fight for world championships after appearing on the show, with five title winners (Mora, Bundrage, Smith, Bika, Soliman).  Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora went on to win the WBC Super Welterweight Championship and season three champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bikawent on to win the WBC & IBO Super Middleweight Championships, among others.

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

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

THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY TO AIR IN 2018 ON EPIX®

EPIX® ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY, THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY,

TO AIR IN 2018 FOLLOWING WORLD PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Alexandra Shiva-Directed Documentary, From Blumhouse and Gidalya Pictures,

Debuted January 20

As An Official Selection in Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Documentary Competition

Park City, UT and New York, NY –  January 22, 2018 Fresh off of its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, This Is Home: A Refugee Story will make its television debut on the premium pay television network EPIX, an MGM company, later in 2018. 

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Directed by Alexandra Shiva (How to Dance in Ohio) and produced by Blumhouse and Gidalya Pictures, This is Home is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, they are given eight months of assistance from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient.  As they learn to adapt to challenges, including the newly imposed travel ban, their strength and resilience are tested.

After surviving the traumas of war, the families arrive in Baltimore, Maryland and are met with a whole new set of challenges. They attend cultural orientation classes and job training sessions where they must “learn America” – everything from how to take public transportation to negotiating new gender roles.

This Is Home goes beyond the statistics, headlines, and political rhetoric to tell deeply personal stories, putting a human face on the global refugee crisis.

This Is Home is directed and produced by Alexandra Shiva; producer Lindsey Megrue; executive producers Princess Firyal of Jordan, Jason Blum, Patty Quillin; editor Toby Shimin; director of photography Laela Kilbourn; composer T. Griffin; co-executive producers Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Yvonne Huff Lee and Jason Delane Lee; co-producer Stu Pollard. For EPIX: executive producers Jocelyn Diaz and Jill Burkhart; producer Valerie Bishop Pearson. The film is a Gidalya Pictures production in association with Blumhouse.

About Gidalya Pictures:

Gidalya Pictures is a Manhattan-based documentary production company founded by award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Shiva. The company is known for its intimate cinema verite style documentaries, including the Peabody Award winning “How to Dance in Ohio”, “Stagedoor” and “Bombay Eunuch”.

About Blumhouse Television:

Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy awards for its productions of HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and “The Jinx,” as well as the prestigious Peabody award for “The Jinx” and the documentary “How to Dance in Ohio.” Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio in 2017 with funding from ITV. Projects currently in various stages of production include “Secure and Hold,” a limited series for Showtime based on journalist Gabriel Sherman’s reporting on former Fox News chief, Roger Ailes, with Tom McCarthy writing and executive producing; “Sharp Objects,” a limited series from Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn for HBO based on Flynn’s best-selling novel of the same name, starring Amy Adams and directed by Jean-Marc Valle; and “The Purge,” from writer/director/producer James DeMonaco based on the popular film franchise of the same name for USA and SYFY. Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including “The Purge,” “Get Out” and “Whiplash.”

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

EPIX REACHES LONG-TERM DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH COMCAST TO PROVIDE EPIX PROGRAMMING ACROSS XFINITY TV, ON-DEMAND AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS

EPIX Offers Thousands of Movies, Original Series and Powerful Documentaries

NEW YORK (November 28, 2017) — EPIX, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced today they have reached a distribution agreement that will make EPIX available on a subscription basis to Comcast’s X1 video customers in early 2018. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

A leader in multiplatform entertainment, EPIX will provide Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers access to its breadth of premium content on a live and on-demand basis, including its critically acclaimed original series Get ShortyBerlin StationGraves and, coming soon, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, which will bring Patrick Dempsey back to TV. EPIX programming also includes thousands of popular movies from MGM, Paramount, and Lionsgate including box office hits and such critically acclaimed films as ArrivalTransformers: The Last Knight, The Magnificent Seven, Me Before You, Daddy’s Home, and Fences as well as big movie franchises such as Star TrekMission: ImpossibleRocky, and James Bond, one of Hollywood’s longest-running film franchises.

“Comcast’s Xfinity TV is one of the most innovative and powerful distribution platforms for entertainment content across the United States,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. “As we increase our investment in original series, expand content offerings and commit more resources to developing EPIX’s brand and appeal, we are excited to partner with Comcast and bring EPIX’s suite of premium content to their customers.”

Added Monty Sarhan, Executive Vice President & General Manager, EPIX, “This agreement marks an incredible milestone for our company and provides EPIX with a launchpad to deliver our content to more consumers on every platform. We’re extremely pleased to be in the Comcast universe. ”

EPIX will also be available live and on demand through the Xfinity Stream app to EPIX subscribers.

With the launch on Comcast, EPIX will expand its availability to 70 million homes across traditional and emerging distributors.

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

EPIX
Nora Ryan, 212-846-8416

SLOANE PR
Whit Clay, 212-446-1864

 

EPIX® SPIES THIRD SEASON OF BERLIN STATION 

 

EPIX® SPIES THIRD SEASON OF BERLIN STATION 

Original Drama from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content

Renewed for Season Three 

New York, NY – December 6, 2017 – Premium TV network EPIX®, an MGM company, announced today it has renewed its original spy drama Berlin Station for a third season. News of the renewal of the CIA-centric series comes on the heels of the second season finale, which aired Sunday, December 3 at 9 P.M. ET/PT on EPIX.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this news as we close on a spectacular second season of Berlin Station,” said Jocelyn Diaz, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at EPIX. “This past season was timely, significant, and almost eerily prescient in its mirroring of real-life events this year, and we are looking forward to working with the talented teams at Paramount TV and Anonymous Content on another installment.”

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to continue to explore the compelling and timely stories of Berlin Station,” said Amy Powell, President of Paramount TV. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the teams at EPIX and Anonymous Content to bring a powerful third season to our fans.”

The second season of Berlin Station starred Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller, Richard Jenkins as Steven Frost, Michelle Forbes as Valerie Edwards, Rhys Ifans as Hector DeJean, Leland Orser as Robert Kirsch, Ashley Judd as BB Yates and Keke Palmer as April Lewis, all on a race against time to uncover a conspiracy involving the rise of the Far Right movement sweeping across continental Europe.

The series was created and executive produced by Olen Steinhauer (author: The TouristAll The Old KnivesThe Cairo Affair), with Bradford Winters (DigThe AmericansBossOz) serving as executive producer and showrunner. Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest GumpThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonHouse of Cards), along with Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (True DetectiveThe KnickMr. Robot) also executive produced. The series is produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Berlin Station is part of a growing slate of scripted originals on EPIX, which also includes season two of the comedy series Graves, from Lionsgate and currently airing Sundays at 10 P.M. ET/PT, as well as the upcoming event series The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair which stars Patrick Dempsey and season two of the critically-acclaimed comedy Get Shorty, both from MGM Television and slated to premiere in 2018.

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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), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

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), 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.

About Anonymous Content

Founded in 1999 by CEO 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 TV

Jessica Rovins / [email protected] / 323.956.8265

Anonymous Content

Sarah Rothman  / [email protected] / 646.254.6030

 

EPIX® GETS MORE GET SHORTY

Original Series from MGM Television

Renewed for Season Two

NEW YORK – August 23, 2017 – Premium pay television network EPIX®, an MGM company, has renewed the original series Get Shorty for a second season. 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 return in 2018 with 10 all-new episodes.

The series follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a hitman from  Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood with the help of a washed-up producer, Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), as a means to leave his criminal past behind. Get Shorty premiered on Sunday, August 13 and is currently airing on Sundays at 10:00PM ET/PT 9:00PM CT.

“EPIX is proud to be the home of Get Shorty, which has been the perfect addition to our scripted original slate,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX.  “Get Shorty is our most successful original scripted series to date, and continues to deliver phenomenal performances. We are thrilled to be working again with MGM Television, Davey Holmes, Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano and the Get Shorty team on a second season.”

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

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

Get Shorty is the third original series 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 October 2017. Additionally, EPIX and MGM Television recently announced production on the 10-part television series event The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker and starring Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr. and Virginia Madsen. Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet, Black Gold), director of the Academy Award® winning film Black and White in Color, will make his television directorial debut, directing every episode of the series.

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); Teen Wolf (MTV); Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME (ABC); Beat Shazam (FOX); Signed (VH1); 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 and is in production on the new syndicated daytime courtroom series Couples Court with The Cutlers. MGM’s television programming regularly airs in more than 100 countries worldwide.  For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

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Contact:

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

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

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

‘THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR’

PATRICK DEMPSEY, BEN SCHNETZER, DAMON WAYANS JR AND VIRGINIA MADSEN

STAR IN THE MGM TELEVISION, EAGLE PICTURES AND BARBARY FILMS NEW TELEVISION SERIES BASED ON

THE WORLDWIDE BEST-SELLING NOVEL

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR

DIRECTED BY JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD

PRODUCTION UNDERWAY IN MONTREAL

SERIES TO PREMIERE ON PREMIUM CABLE NETWORK

EPIX

LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2017) — MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films have started production in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on a 10-part television series event for premium cable network EPIX, an MGM company, based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, which has sold more than two million books worldwide and was translated into more than 25 languages. The suspenseful dramatic series stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actor Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy, Bridget Jones’s Baby) in the title role as Harry Quebert, a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property. Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist who has been mentored by Harry Quebert, will be played by Ben Schnetzer (Snowden, Pride). Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet, Black Gold), Director of the Academy Award winning film Black and White in Color , will make his television directorial debut, directing every episode of the series.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair takes place in coastal Maine and focuses on Marcus Goldman who is visiting Harry Quebert’s home to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. Marcus’ plans are suddenly upended when Harry is sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been missing for many years.

Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl) will play Sgt. Perry Gahalowood, a Maine State Police investigator who is investigating the death of Kellergan. Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen (Joy, Designated Survivor, Sideways) plays Tamara Quinn, Jenny Quinn’s mother and the owner of a local diner who learns of a secret about Quebert.

Rounding out the cast are Kristine Froseth (Apostle), a newcomer who plays Nola Kellergan, the teenage girl who captivates Harry Quebert and becomes his muse; Colm Feore (House of Cards) as the wealthy and inscrutable Elijah Stern, one of the most powerful men in New England who’s spent his life atoning for a secret past; Josh Close (Person of Interest) plays Luther Caleb, Elijah Stern’s right hand man who suffers from disfiguring scars caused by a horrific attack that happened in his past; Matt Frewer (Timeless) as Reverend Kellergan, Nola’s eccentric father; Connor Price (X Company) as Young Travis Dawn, a rookie cop who falls love with Jenny Quinn, a former prom queen played by Tessa Mossey (The Glass Castle) in her teenage years and by Victoria Clark (Homeland) in her adult years; Craig Eldridge (The Death and Life of John F. Donavan) plays the elder Travis Dawn who has risen in the ranks to become chief of police; Kurt Fuller (Phil) plays Police Chief Gareth Pratt who originally ran the investigation into Nola’s disappearance, but is now retired; Don Harvey (The Deuce) as Bobbo Quinn, Tamara Quinn’s husband; Felicia Shulman (Brad’s Status) as Maggie Pratt, Chief Gareth Pratt’s wife and the town busybody; Wayne Knight (Narcos) as Benjamin Roth, Harry’s high-priced, high-pressure attorney.

Lyn Greene (Masters of Sex, The Interestings) and Richard Levine (Masters of Sex, The Interestings) wrote the pilot script and several episodes based on an adaptation by Annaud. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is executive produced by Annaud, Tarak Ben Ammar (Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, Hannibal Rising, Black Gold), Fabio Conversi (The Great Beauty, Youth), Greene, and Levine. The series is produced by MGM Television and Eagle Pictures with MGM serving as the lead studio. MGM’s Lindsay Sloane, Executive Vice President of Television Production & Development and Ken Raskoff, Senior Vice President, Television Production & Development will oversee production on behalf of the studio. Jocelyn Diaz, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, will oversee on behalf of EPIX.

“Joël Dicker’s exquisite thriller, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair has captivated a worldwide audience with its complicated tale of love and lies. I am thrilled that this first class ensemble cast led by Patrick Dempsey and the incomparable director Jean-Jacques Annaud, get to bring provocative page-turner to life,” said Steve Stark, MGM’s President, Television Production & Development.

“The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair was the ideal project for my first American television venture. It is a rich and nuanced novel set in a small New-England town and has all the elements for a classic mystery. Having MGM, Tarak and Fabio as my partners has given me the ability to assemble a formidable cast and a talented crew. Their enthusiasm for Harry Quebert is equal to my own,” said Annaud.

“In searching for a partner with Fabio Conversi to produce The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, I turned to long-time friend and colleague Gary Barber,” said Ben Ammar, Eagle Pictures. “Under his leadership, along with Mark Burnett who runs the television group and Steve Stark, their team has created high-quality, award-winning series and I am confident that the MGM team will bring the same level of excellence to this internationally appealing project based on a European best-selling novel with an American story.”

“With its provocative subject matter, inspired casting and source material from master storyteller Joël Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is the perfect addition to our offerings at EPIX,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. “We look forward to working with MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and this fantastic creative team as we continue our expansion into original scripted programming.”

“The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair was a long awaited adaptation in a highly competitive environment. My partner and I secured the rights and brought Jean-Jacques and MGM Television onboard,” said Conversi, Barbary Films.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair will be the second MGM Television produced scripted series for EPIX and the first project since MGM completed the transaction to acquire EPIX in May. EPIX will also premiere MGM Television’s Get Shorty, based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, on August 13.

MGM Television has seen tremendous growth in its content pipeline with numerous shows having premiered or slated to premiere in 2017. This year, the studio garnered 47 Emmy Award nominations, a record for the studio. The company’s roster of successful scripted and unscripted series includes: the Emmy Award-winning series Fargo for FX; the Emmy Award-nominated series The Handmaid’s Tale, which became the most-viewed premiere of any series – original or acquired – on Hulu in its first week;  Teen Wolf for MTV, which is currently airing the final 10 episodes; Get Shorty premiering August 13 on EPIX; Condor for AT&T AUDIENCE Network, currently in production in Toronto; Vikings for HISTORY, which will premiere its fifth season November 29;  the long-running, Emmy Award-winning competition series Survivor on CBS; The Voice for NBC, which will begin airing its thirteenth season September 25; Shark Tank, which is slated to air its 9th season on ABC in the fall; the new interactive game show Beat Shazam hosted by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx airing on Fox and has been renewed for a second season; the seed funding competition series Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME,  which is airing on ABC; Signed currently airing on VH1, and coming this fall are the  5th season of the syndicated daytime court series Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, nominated for two Emmy Awards, and the debut season of the syndicated court show Couples Court with The Cutlers.

Annaud is represented by Jeff Berg of Northside Services; Dempsey is represented by United Talent Agency, Burstein Company and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP; Schnetzer is represented by Gersh and attorney David Weber, Sloane Offer Weber; Wayans is represented by Rise Management, WME and Ziffren Brittenham; Madsen is represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment; Froseth is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Feore is represented by Coronel Group and Gersh; Close is represented by Don Buchwald & Associates, Thruline and Parent Management; Frewer is represented by Gilbertson Entertainment and Lucas Talent; Price is represented by Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency, and Coast to Coast Talent Agency in Los Angeles; Mossey is represented by The Talent House; Clark is represented by Innovative Artists and Untitled Entertainment; Eldridge is represented by Edna Talent Management by Angela Wright; Fuller is represented by APA, and Michael Garnett at Leverage Management; Harvey is represented by Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin and Associates; Shulman is represented by Cameo Agency Inc.; Knight is represented by APA.

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); Teen Wolf (MTV); Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME (ABC); Beat Shazam (FOX); Signed (VH1); 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 and is in production on the new syndicated daytime courtroom series Couples Court with The Cutlers. 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, 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 Eagle Pictures

Eagle Pictures S.p.A., founded in 1986, is one of the preeminent companies operating in Italian entertainment industry today. Under the leadership of Tarak Ben Ammar, the Chairman of Eagle Pictures, it  has become a leading content provider in the territory focusing on the acquisition, production and distribution of theatrical titles, the acquisition of television rights and is the leader of independent home entertainment distribution in Italy. Eagle Pictures distributes 20 theatrical titles a year and has distributed more than1,500 films it owns in theatres and home entertainment, since its inception.

Throughout Ben Ammar’s 30 year career, he has built a media empire and has worked with many of cinema’s preeminent filmmakers as a producer. Among the most notable films released by Eagle include: The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto,  The Twilight Saga, The King’s Speech, The Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Paddington, Hacksaw Ridge and Lion to name a few.

About Barbary Films

BARBARY FILMS is Fabio Conversi’s international production and coproduction company since 2014. BARBARY FILMS produces European indie films working with renowned French and Italian authors and directors such as Paolo Sorrentino, Marco Bellochio, Roberto Ando, the Taviani brothers. BARBARY FILMS, is developing an epic TV series project, Nostradamus, written by the authors of the acclaimed TV show Gomorra, as well as a long feature adaptation of the novel, Histoire d’O, adapted from Pauline Réage’s eponymous novel.

Media Contacts:

Maureen Granados/EPIX                                                  Christina Lee/MGM

212.846.9359                                                                 310.449.3741

[email protected]                                                      [email protected] 

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EPIX RENEWS AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SERIES “AMERICA DIVIDED”

Series From Executive Producers Norman Lear and Jesse Williams To Return in 2018

Beverly Hills, CA – July 25, 2017 – EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced the second-season renewal of its award-winning documentary series “America Divided,” at the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.  The 4-episode second season will premiere on EPIX in 2018.

“’America Divided’ season one truly distinguished EPIX as a destination for provocative, timely and important documentary storytelling,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “We are thrilled to be working with this team again to take a probing look at some of the most polarizing matters our country is facing today.”

In 2016, the award-winning celebrity-driven docu-series “America Divided” presented riveting stories about the critical issues tearing at our society—from the criminal justice system and education, to housing and heroin, to threats facing American democracy itself. In Season Two, Norman Lear and Jesse Williams return as executive producers and correspondents with another cast of celebrated Americans to continue the series’ mission to explore America’s most urgent challenges. The second season will once again go cross-country to investigate the forces driving us apart and introduce viewers to ordinary people engaged in extraordinary efforts to overcome our country’s racial, class, gender, religious and partisan divides.

Divided Films and RadicalMedia, the production companies responsible for Season One of the series, will return for season two. Series creators Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Richard Rowley will return for Divided Films, as will Jon Kamen and Justin Wilkes for Radical Media. Along with Lear, Brent Miller of Act III Productions will return as an executive producer.

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.

Contact:

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

 

EPIX SETS PREMIERE DATES FOR FALL ORIGINALS

Second Season of Original Drama “Berlin Station” Premieres Sunday, October 15 At 9:00 PM ET/PT

 Season Two of Original Comedy “Graves” Premieres Sunday, October 22 At 10 PM ET/PT

 Original Documentary Film “Danica” To Air On Wednesday, November 8 At 8:00 PM ET/PT

Beverly Hills, CA – July 25, 2017 – Premium network EPIX®, an MGM company, has set premiere dates for three of its fall originals, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.  The second seasons of breakout original series “Berlin Station” and “Graves” will debut in October, with “Berlin Station” returning on Sunday, October 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, and “Graves” on Sunday, October 22 at 10:00 PM ET/PT, and the recently-announced original documentary film “Danica,” directed by Hannah Storm, will air on Wednesday, November 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

About “Berlin Station”

Season two of Berlin Station opens in the thick of a New World Order that has taken root and is steadily deepening. In the wake of the Far Right tide sweeping across continental Europe, Germany finds itself on the precipice of a pivotal election. Season two stars Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller, Rhys Ifans as Hector Dejean, Richard Jenkins as Steven Frost, Leland Orser as Robert Kirsch and Michelle Forbes as Valerie Edwards. New to the cast this season are Ashley Judd (“Twin Peaks,” “Insurgent”) as the new Chief of Station, BB Yates, and Keke Palmer (“Scream Queens”) as young case officer April Lewis.

Season two is currently in production in Berlin, Spain, Norway and Switzerland.

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.

About “Graves”

After a year of public protests against his Presidential legacy, Season 2 finds former President Richard Graves (three-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® nominee Nick Nolte) 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. Meanwhile, Graves’s spiritual muse Samantha (Callie Hernandez) finds a new calling as a singer/songwriter.

Season two is currently in production in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM.

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 “Danica”

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 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.

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.

Contact:

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

For Berlin Station:

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

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

For Graves:

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

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

For Danica:

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

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

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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