‘A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY’ MAKES WORLD PREMIERE AT TIFF 
WITH U.S. PREMIERE ON EPIX AND IN SELECT THEATRES NOVEMBER 2

New York, NY, July 24, 2012 – EPIX, the premium entertainment network, and Brainstorm Media will present the EPIX Original Movie and animated feature A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a Special Presentation. Fellow Python member Terry Jones plus the film’s directors Bill Jones (Jones’ son), Ben Timlett, and Jeff Simpson will be in attendance for the world premiere at the festival.

Following TIFF, the film will premiere on EPIX and in select U.S. theaters in 3D on Friday, November 2, 2012, and theatrically in the U.K. and Canada. Brainstorm Media is the U.S. theatrical distributor of the film. Trinity is handling U.K. distribution and Entertainment One is handling Canadian distribution.

Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as ‘the dead one from Monty Python’, writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, “A Liar’s Autobiography”. He was born, he went to Cambridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doctor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, according to a survey he did on himself), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actually, a lot), and moved to Los Angeles. Finally, he was whisked up into space by aliens (although that might have been in a film).

Featuring recordings of Chapman that he made of his book in 1982 and matched with recorded sound from present, the film reunites members of the Monty Python troupe and brings Chapman back to life in a tour de force of animation through 17 different animation styles from 14 different animators.

“EPIX is dedicated to bringing interesting projects to life for our viewers and we are particularly glad to take a hand in this unique production early on to make it possible,” said EPIX CEO Mark Greenberg.

“We’ve enjoyed working with Bill, Ben, and Jeff on the production and are excited about expanding our relationship with EPIX by bringing the movie both to theatrical and TV audiences simultaneously,” said Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media.

EPIX and Brainstorm Media present, in association with Trinity, A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.

Please visit: http://corp.epixhd.com/press/liars/ for more information on the film, including press notes and images.

About EPIX

EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

ABOUT BRAINSTORM MEDIA

Formed in 1995, Brainstorm Media is a fully integrated multi-platform innovator on the cutting edge of independent global distribution. Brainstorm currently has Todd Solondz’s acclaimed feature film Dark Horse in national release. Brainstorm produces, finances, and distributes films for Theatrical, TV, and new media.

Contact: 

For EPIX

Jamie Colunga

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212-846-1843

PMK

George Nicholis

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212-373-6113

EPIX TAKES THE WRAPS OFF OF NEW ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING TO PREMIERE SUMMER AND FALL OF 2012

New Original Programs Join Prominent Slate of Theatrical Releases Coming to EPIX Including: Hugo, Super 8, Margin Call, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Hunger Games and more

New York, NY, April 25, 2012 – EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, announced today a slate of original programming that will premiere throughout the summer and fall of 2012. From comedy events to documentaries, big stories on beloved icons from William Shatner to Graham Chapman of Monty Python, EPIX unveiled new original films that are compelling and exciting to a wide range of audiences. EPIX also announced its return to the boxing ring with two of the biggest championship fights premiering exclusively in the U.S. on EPIX this summer.

“These original programs are a great complement to the impressive motion pictures coming to EPIX – the stories are moving, the laughs are real, and the end result is entertaining programs that allow us to give viewers even more reasons to come to EPIX on TV, online and on devices,” said EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg.

EPIX SUMMER AND FALL ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE: 

EPIX Original Comedy Event

Jim Norton: Please Be Offended – Premiering on June 30th

In his first EPIX comedy special, comedian and bestselling author Jim Norton, a regular on Sirius/XM’s “The Opie and Anthony Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” performs unfiltered and uncensored in front an audience of rabid fans in Cleveland, Ohio.  Addressing such things as the increasing amount of privacy invasion, the hypocrisy of people who are appalled by this, and the oversensitivity of everyone about almost everything, Norton, in his self-deprecating style, proves that being offended can often be hilarious.

EPIX Original Documentary

William Shatner’s Get a Life! – Premiering in July

Based on Shatner’s hugely popular book, this film examines the mystery, longevity and the cultural phenomena of Star Trek and its long-obsessed fans known as “Trekkers.”  On the surface, the film is an exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions which looked foolish and almost laughable to some – but what Shatner discovers is the many secrets and hidden motives behind these individuals’ compulsion to attend these events.  The end result is a film that reveals a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examines the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series as Shatner further embraces his role as Captain James T. Kirk and his own impact.

EPIX Original Movie

Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D – Premiering in August

In an update to the great genre pictures of the ‘50s, Roger Corman’s first ever 3D film Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader follows a college coed who uses an experimental drug to transform herself into a popular beauty – but at a huge price.  Produced by Corman along with his producing partner/wife Julie Corman, the movie stars Jena Sims (The Vampire Diaries), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Treat Williams (Hair, Prince of the City, Everwood), Ryan Merriman (Pretty Little Liars), A.J. Lamas (Leave it to Lamas), Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul), Ted Raimi (Spider-Man), with cameo appearances by Corman himself and director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Animal House, The Blues Brothers).  Acclaimed visual effects artist Kevin O’Neill (Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Blade and Piranha 3D) directs.

EPIX Original Documentary

Flight 800: A 14-Year Investigation Cracks the Case – Premiering in September

It was called “the largest aviation investigation in US and world history” by the man who led it in 1996.  But it was also the most controversial.  Now, a team of insiders from that investigation come forward in this feature documentary to blow the lid off a multi-agency cover-up of what really happened to TWA Flight 800.  The team was brought together by an extraordinarily persistent scientist 20 years their junior who himself spent 14 years investigating the crash.  A riveting story of intense personal journeys and a grand-scale exposé with breathtaking implications.

EPIX Original Movie

A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman – Premiering in November

Based on the memoir of the late Monty Python member, Graham Chapman, who died in 1989, the 3D animated biopic tells the story of Chapman’s life in the famously atypical Python style. Featuring recordings of Chapman that he made of his book in 1982 and matched with recorded sound from present, the film reunites members of the Monty Python troupe and brings Chapman back to life in a tour de force of animation through 17 different animation styles from 15 different animators.

EPIX Sports

Lucian Bute vs. Carl Froch World Super Middleweight Championship – Televised Live on May 26th

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tony Thompson World Heavyweight Championship – Televised Live on July 7th

EPIX will be the home to two of the biggest boxing battles this summer. In May, International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian Bute will make his 10th world title defense when he battles two-time World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch, broadcast live from ringside in England on Saturday, May 26. And in July, IBF/WBO/WBA/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against Tony “The Tiger” Thompson from Washington D.C. televised live from Switzerland.

About EPIX 

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a premium entertainment service available on television, video-on-demand, online and on consumer electronic devices. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service.  It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood hits, classic feature films, documentaries and original concerts, comedy and sporting events on all platforms.  EPIX delivers more than 3,000 titles to authenticated subscribers on EpixHD.com and on hundreds of devices including Xbox 360 consoles, Android™ tablets and mobile phones, Roku® players, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players, Apple® iPads®, iPhones® and more. EPIX is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD, @EPIXsports and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

Contacts:

Jamie Colunga

[email protected]

212-846-1843

Erica Bartsch – Sloane & Company

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212-446-1875