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

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 Yorke 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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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.

 

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Anonymous Content

Sarah Rothman

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646-254-6030

ROSARIO DAWSON JOINS ORIGINAL EPIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES ‘AMERICA DIVIDED’ – SET FOR PRE-ELECTION FALL RELEASE

 

ROSARIO DAWSON JOINS ORIGINAL EPIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES

AMERICA DIVIDED’ – SET FOR PRE-ELECTION FALL RELEASE

Dawson to Explore Flint, Michigan Water Crisis for Series

 

New York, NY – June 16, 2016 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that actress Rosario Dawson (“Daredevil,” Sin City, Rent) has joined the limited Original Documentary Series America Divided as a celebrity correspondent. The docu-series created by Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read, and Richard Rowley, with executive producers Norman Lear, Common and Shonda Rhimes, and produced by DividedFilms in association with RadicalMedia, feature narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system – all woven into an eight-story, four-and-half hour series. Dawson, who is no stranger to offering her voice to conversations of national importance, has been tapped to explore the ongoing causes and legacy of the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Dawson’s segment begins production this month. 

Dawson profiles the citizen-scientists who first exposed the existence of lead in the Flint water supply; investigates the alleged cover-up; and examines the policies behind the decision to switch the water supply in the first place. She joins residents, doctors, scientists, academics and political leaders in in-depth conversations to find answers to questions raised by one of the worst public health disasters in American history.

America Divided follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies. Oscar®-winning hip-hop artist Common returns to his hometown of Chicago — ground zero for disparities in the criminal justice system. Emmy®– and Golden Globe®-winning actress America Ferrera travels to Texas to witness battles around access to the ballot and healthcare for poor women. Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis investigates the political landscape in his home state of North Carolina and considers how it’s emblematic of the country’s deepening political divide during the 2016 campaign. Legendary TV producer Norman Lear, an original member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame, reports on the housing crisis in New York — from people who have no homes to luxury apartments purposely kept vacant. Actress and producer Amy Poehler witnesses the complex challenges faced by domestic workers who maintain an intimate relationship with the families that employ them, while also struggling for better conditions. Actor and activist Peter Sarsgaard explores the addiction crisis ravaging a heartland beset by unemployment and the shuttering of America’s factories. And “Grey’s Anatomy” star and former teacher Jesse Williams goes back to the classroom and becomes immersed in the battle to fix inequality in education.

America Divided, is an EPIX Original Documentary series produced by Divided Films in association with RadicalMedia. Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons”), Common (Selma, John Wick 2) and Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) are the executive producers along with the co-creators Solly Granatstein (“Years Of Living Dangerously,” “60 Minutes”), Lucian Read (“Years of Living Dangerously,” 99%) and Richard Rowley (Dirty Wars, “Years of Living Dangerously”).  Jon Kamen (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, The Fog of War), Dave O’Connor (You Don’t Know Bo, Whitey: The United States v. James J. Bulger) and Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?, Under African Skies) are executive producers for RadicalMedia. Nicole Dow and Derek Dudley (Freedom Road Productions), and Brent Miller (Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You) are co-executive producers. Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Richard Rowley also serve as directors. Rebecca Teitel (Hate in America, Hubris) and Jesse Williams (Farword Films) are senior producers. Abby Ellis and Leah Natasha Thomas are producers. Mark S. Greenberg, Jocelyn Diaz, Ross Bernard and Jill Burkhart are executive producers for EPIX.

For photos and more information about EPIX programming log on to: http://press.epixhd.com. 

Media Contacts:

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THE LIPPIN GROUP: Jeanne O’Keefe, [email protected] / 323.965.1990

 

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 has 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 towww.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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

 

EPIX ANNOUNCES START OF PRODUCTION FOR ORIGINAL SPY SERIES ‘BERLIN STATION’

EPIX ANNOUNCES START OF PRODUCTION FOR ORIGINAL SPY SERIES ‘BERLIN STATION’

 Ensemble Cast Stars Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins and Michelle Forbes

The Modern-Day Thriller, Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content Debuts Fall 2016

New York, NY – November 13, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that production has started on Berlin Station, the 10-part contemporary spy series produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Shooting will take place in Berlin and the series will premiere on EPIX in the fall of 2016.

Previously announced cast includes: Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA officer who goes from being an analyst at Langley to an undercover officer in Berlin tasked with finding a leak. In addition, Emmy® Award nominee Michelle Forbes (“The Killing,” “True Blood,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) plays Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Internal Branch Chief; Emmy Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge,” The Visitor) as Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Berlin Chief of Station; BAFTA Award-winner Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1, “Elementary,” Notting Hill) as dark, charming and tenacious Case Officer Hector DeJean, an old friend of Miller.

New cast joining Berlin Station’s ensemble includes: Tamlyn Tomita (“Resurrection,” The Day After Tomorrow) as Sandra Abe, a quiet presence lording over the efficient operation of Berlin Station while having an affair with her boss, Steven Frost; Leland Orser (“Ray Donovan”) as Robert Kirsch, a devoted and successful Deputy Chief who digs intelligence out of the capital through a mix of force, diligence and cleverness; Richard Dillane (“Wolf Hall,” The Dark Knight) as Deputy Liaison Gerald Ellman, a gentle, reserved man who plans his transfer to Budapest, but finds himself in a position of being collateral damage; and Bernhard Schütz (A Most Wanted Man) as Hans Richter, an old-world spy who has risen, against all odds, to the highest ranks of the BfV. 

Michaël Roskam (BullheadThe Drop) is an executive producer on the straight-to-series order and is directing the first two episodes. New York Times best-selling spy novelist Olen Steinhauer (The TouristAll The Old Knives, The Cairo Affair) created the series and is also an executive producer. Bradford Winters (“Dig,” “The Americans,” “Boss,” “Oz”) is the showrunner and an executive producer. Other executive producers for the series include Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The InsiderMunich, “House of Cards”), and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick,” “Mr. Robot”).

“With Olen’s vision and a stellar cast, we believe Berlin Station is a game-changing project,” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. “This powerful series has all the elements that we want to define EPIX as we launch our scripted programming slate: quality production values, a brilliant creative team and riveting storytelling.”

Berlin Station follows Daniel Miller, who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as “Thomas Shaw.” Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field officer—agent-running, deception, danger and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on digital devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has 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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms.  Paramount Television is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

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NIA VARDALOS JOINS THE CAST OF THE EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES GRAVES STARRING NICK NOLTE AND SELA WARD

NIA VARDALOS JOINS THE CAST OF THE EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES GRAVES STARRING NICK NOLTE AND SELA WARD

Series Created by Joshua Michael Stern and Produced by Lionsgate to Debut Fall 2016

New York, NY – October 21 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that Academy Award® and Golden Globe ®-nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) has been cast in a recurring role on Graves, a single-camera half-hour political satire starring Nick Nolte and Sela Ward, and produced by Lionsgate. Vardalos will play Annie Novak, a top political consultant with a killer instinct, who is hired to manage Margaret’s (Sela Ward) potential Senate campaign. She and Margaret go way back; in fact, Margaret gave Annie her first job, and their old bond is still strong. However, Annie has to understand that Margaret’s first loyalty is to her husband (Nick Nolte).

Vardalos, an alumna of the famed Chicago-based Second City sketch comedy company, is the screenwriter and lead actress of the sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding which earned her an Oscar® nomination for Best Writing and a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress. She has just completed acting in her screenplay My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which she also produced. Her acting credits include the films My Life In RuinsConnie and Carla  (which she also wrote)as well as numerous guest appearances on television shows such as  “Jane the Virgin,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Vardalos directed and starred in the feature film I Hate Valentine’s Day and co-wrote Larry Crowne starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. She is also a New York Times Bestselling Author for her 2013 memoir Instant Mom, and donates all book proceeds to adoption groups.

The “Graves” cast includes:

    • Three-time Academy Award® Nominee Nick Nolte (A Walk in The Woods, The Thin Red Line) as Richard Graves;
    • Golden Globe® and two-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Sela Ward (Gone Girl, “Sisters”) as Margaret Graves;
    • Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as Isaiah Miller;
    • Heléne Yorke (“Masters of Sex”) as Olivia Graves;
    • Chris Lowell (The Help) as Jeremy Graves;
    • Callie Hernandez (“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”) as Samantha; along with
    • Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) as Jacob Mann;
    • Roger Bart (“Desperate Housewives”) as Lawrence Mills and
    • Angélica Maria (“Qué Bonito Amor”) as Ramona Alvarez.

Created and written by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Jobs), Graves is executive produced by Stern and Oscar®-winning producer Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and produced by Bill Hill (“Veep,” “Eastbound & Down”). The series is currently filming in New Mexico. Graves will premiere on EPIX in Fall 2016.

Vardalos is represented by APA and Untitled Entertainment.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on digital devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has 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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakoutseries The Royals.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFFJohn WickNow You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted 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 the 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

 

Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                     

Marlea Willis

[email protected]

212.846.6748

 

Lionsgate TV

David Gardner

[email protected]

323.965.1990

 

SELA WARD JOINS NICK NOLTE TO STAR IN EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES GRAVES

SELA WARD JOINS NICK NOLTE TO STAR IN EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES GRAVES

SELA WARD

Production Has Commenced in New Mexico

Series Created by Joshua Michael Stern and Produced by Lionsgate to Debut Fall 2016

New York, NY – October 14, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that the Golden Globe® and two-time Emmy® award-winning actress Sela Ward has been cast to star with Nick Nolte in Graves, a single-camera half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate. Ward will play Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions just as her husband embarks on a Don Quixote-like journey to right the wrongs of his administration. Ms. Ward replaces Susan Sarandon who departed the series due to artistic differences. Production has commenced in New Mexico.

“Sela Ward is a gifted talent who has the presence and attitude to bring the character of Margaret and her story to life,” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. “I am delighted that she has joined Graves and I’m confident that the show’s sense of style, storytelling and wit will resonate with premium viewers across all platforms.”

“We are thrilled to have award-winning actress Sela Ward join the cast of Graves,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. “Known for playing characters with strength, humor and grace, Sela will be a formidable political player and wife to Nick Nolte’s former President in one of EPIX’s first original series.”

Ward, a respected and well-recognized film and TV actor, recently completed filming Independence Day: Resurgence directed by Roland Emmerich. Her film credits include Gone Girl, The Stepfather, The Guardian, The Day After Tomorrow and The Fugitive. Ward won her first Emmy® for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994 for her portrayal of ‘Teddy Reed’ in the acclaimed television series “Sisters.” She won her second Emmy® in 2001 in the same category for playing ‘Lily Manning’ in “Once and Again” which also earned her a Golden Globe® Award for that role. Recent television credits include “CSI: New York” and “House M.D.”

Graves cast includes: Nick Nolte as Richard Graves; Sela Ward as Margaret Graves; Skylar Astin as Isaiah Miller; Heléne Yorke as Olivia Graves; Chris Lowell as Jeremy Graves; Callie Hernandez as Samantha; Ernie Hudson as Jacob Mann; Roger Bart as Lawrence and Angélica Maria as Ramona Alvarez.

Created and written by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Jobs), Graves is executive produced by Stern and Oscar®-winning producer Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and produced by Bill Hill (“Veep,” “Eastbound & Down”). Production for the 10-episode series will take place in New Mexico. Graves will premiere on EPIX in Fall 2016.  The half-hour political satire is produced by Lionsgate.

Ward is represented by The Gersh Agency.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on digital devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has 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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakout series The Royals.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted 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 the 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

 

Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                            

Marlea Willis

[email protected]

212.846.6748

 

Lionsgate TV

David Gardner

[email protected]

323.965.1990

 

EPIX ANNOUNCES RICHARD ARMITAGE FOR LEAD AND MICHELLE FORBES AS NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE CAST OF BERLIN STATION – THE NETWORK’S ORIGINAL SPY SERIES

EPIX ANNOUNCES RICHARD ARMITAGE FOR LEAD AND MICHELLE FORBES AS NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE CAST OF BERLIN STATION – THE NETWORK’S ORIGINAL SPY SERIES

A Modern-day Thriller Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content – Debuts Fall 2016

New York, NY – September 11, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, “Hannibal”) has been cast as the lead in Berlin Station, the 10-part contemporary spy series produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.  Armitage will portray Daniel Meyer, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA case officer who goes from being an analyst at Langley to an undercover agent in Berlin tasked with finding an informant. Also joining the ensemble cast is Emmy® Award nominee Michelle Forbes (“The Killing,” “True Blood,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) in the role of Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Section Head.

Previously announced castings include: Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) as Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Chief of the Berlin Station; and BAFTA Award-winner Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1, “Elementary,” Notting Hill) as Case Officer Hector DeJean, the darkly charming, tenacious agent who mentors Meyer.

Michaël Roskam (BullheadThe Drop) will executive produce the straight-to-series order and direct the first two episodes.  New York Times best-selling spy novelist Olen Steinhauer (The TouristAll The Old Knives, The Cairo Affair), who wrote the first episode, will write and executive produce the series. Brad Winters (“Dig,” “The Americans,” “Boss,” “Oz”) is serving as the showrunner and will executive produce. Other executive producers for the series include Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The InsiderMunich, “House of Cards”), and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick,” “Mr. Robot”).   

“We are very happy to have found our ‘Daniel’ to join this incredible ensemble cast,” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX.  “Richard is a singular talent who has the presence and attitude to bring this character and story to life.  We are also honored that Michelle has joined Berlin Station.  She is a gifted actor who embodies the richness of character pivotal to the show.  This venture is an exciting step in the network’s continued commitment to bringing our viewers smart, sophisticated offerings that have a broad appeal.”

“Both Richard and Michelle are enormously talented actors who exhibit an on-screen intensity and passion that viewers respond to because of their intellect and ability to let transformation overcome their characters,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV.  “We are honored to have them join this stellar cast and that they will be taking on these intricate roles.”

Production on the series is scheduled to begin this Fall and premiere on EPIX in Fall 2016.

Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer, who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Meyer has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named “Thomas Shaw.”  Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent—agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?

Richard Armitage boasts a diverse resume in film, television and the stage, gaining momentum on UK shows including “MI-5”’ and “Robin Hood.” He achieved international recognition with his performance in the 2011 box office smash ‘Captain America: The First Avenger opposite Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving before following it up with his iconic performance as ‘Thorin’ in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, which has grossed over $1 billion to date.

Armitage’s other recent leading roles include John Swetnam’s Into the Storm for New Line, alongside Sarah Wayne Callie and Jeremy Sumpter, as well as Elliot Lester’s independent feature, Sleepwalker, opposite Ahna O’Reilly. This spring, Richard was seen in a recurring role on NBC’s “Hannibal” and just wrapped shooting in Ireland and Belgium for Pilgrimage opposite Tom Holland.

Armitage also returned to the stage this year, delivering a critically acclaimed performance as the lead of Arthur Miller’s modern drama, The Crucible, at the Old Vic Theatre.

Armitage is represented by WME, the law firm Sloane, Offer, Webber and Dern, LLP and Management 360. 

Michelle Forbes’ recent portrayal of a grief-stricken mother in the AMC series “The Killing” earned her an Emmy® nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Prior to that, Forbes starred in the groundbreaking Alan Ball series “True Blood” for HBO. Additionally, she starred as Kate Weston in the HBO series “In Treatment,” opposite Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest.

Forbes can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 for Lionsgate and just completed a one-season role in the A&E drama series “The Returned” (based on the hugely popular French series “Les Revenants”) from executive producers Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker.

Forbes also recurs in the acclaimed BBC series “Orphan Black” opposite Tatiana Maslany.

Forbes is represented by UTA.

About EPIX

EPIX® is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBox 360, PlayStation® 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple® iPads® and iPhones® 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. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 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 and Periscope @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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms.  Paramount Television is 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.

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Media Contacts:

 

EPIX  

Marlea Willis

[email protected]

212.846.6748

 

Paramount TV

Jessica Rovins

[email protected]

323.956.8265

SKYLAR ASTIN, CHRIS LOWELL AND ANGÉLICA MARÍA JOIN THE CAST OF GRAVES AN EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING NICK NOLTE AND SUSAN SARANDON

Series Created by Joshua Michael Stern and Produced by Lionsgate to Debut Autumn 2016

 

New York, NY – September 2, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2), Chris Lowell (The Help, “Veronica Mars”) and Angélica María (“Qué Bonito Amor,” Sea of Dreams) have been cast alongside Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon in the EPIX Original Series Graves, a single-camera half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate.

 

Skylar Astin will play Isaiah Miller, a neurotic, over-eager assistant who goes to work for his political hero President Richard Graves at the very moment that the ex-POTUS is tearing down his own legacy. Chris Lowell will portray Jeremy Graves, an underachiever who returns from the war in Afghanistan to face the real challenge of finding his life’s direction amid the everyday chaos of living with his presidential parents and self-destructive sister. Angélica María will play Ramona Alvarez, the wry housekeeper who has worked for President Graves since before he was elected President and as a result, grown comically desensitized to the daily dramas unfolding in the Graves household. They join previously announced Nolte and Sarandon who star as former President Graves and FLOTUS Margaret Graves. The storyline takes place 25 years after the end of their term, and Graves has the epiphany that his policies have damaged the country for decades.  So, with his young assistant Isaiah, he embarks on a Don Quixote-like journey to right the wrongs of his administration just as his wife, Margaret, decides to follow her own political ambitions.

 

Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) created the project and will write and executive produce the 10-episode series.  Stern will also direct select episodes. Oscar®-winning producer Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker), Keith Eisner (The Good Wife) and Eric Weinberg (Anger Management) are also executive producers. Production on the series is scheduled to begin this fall and premiere on EPIX in Autumn 2016.

 

Astin is represented by UTA .

Lowell is represented by WME.

María is represented by Crossover Entertainment LLC.

 

About EPIX

EPIX® is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBox 360, PlayStation® 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple® iPads® and iPhones® 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. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 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 and Periscope @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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

 

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakout series The Royals.

 

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFFJohn WickNow You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted 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 the 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

 

Media Contacts:

 

EPIX                                                               Lionsgate TV

Marlea Willis                                                   Leah Krantzler

[email protected]                                           [email protected]

212.846.6748                                                  323.965.1990 ext. 342

 

/ 323.965.1990

RHYS IFANS JOINS RICHARD JENKINS IN THE EPIX ORIGINAL SPY SERIES BERLIN STATION

 

 RHYS IFANS JOINS RICHARD JENKINS IN THE EPIX ORIGINAL SPY SERIES BERLIN STATION

 Modern-day Thriller Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content – Debuts Fall 2016

 

New York, NY — July 30, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that BAFTA Award-winner Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1, “Elementary,” Notting Hill) has been cast to star alongside Richard Jenkins in Berlin Station, the 10-part contemporary spy series produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Ifans joins the ensemble cast to play Case Officer Hector DeJean, a darkly charming, tenacious agent who works for Chief Steven Frost (Jenkins).

Michaël Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop) will executive produce the straight-to-series order and direct the first two episodes. New York Times best-selling spy novelist Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist, All The Old Knives, The Cairo Affair), who wrote the first episode, will write and executive produce the series. Brad Winters  (“Dig,” “The Americans,” “Boss,” “Oz”) is serving as the showrunner and will executive produce. Other executive producers for the series include Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Insider, Munich, “House of Cards”), and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick”).

Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer, a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Meyer has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named “Thomas Shaw.” Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent—agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?

“Rhys is an international star whose ability to play a wide range of characters has placed him in the rarefied group of actors who travel seamlessly between feature films and premium television,” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “He is truly an amazing addition to this ensemble cast.”

“We are so pleased Rhys is joining the cast of Berlin Station, he is a skillful and transcendent actor, and his charismatic onscreen presence make him a perfect fit for this role,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV.

Production on the series is scheduled to begin this Fall and premiere on EPIX in Fall 2016.

Ifans is a gifted actor known for his enduring presence, his distinctive approach to comedy, and his ability to elegantly disappear into compelling and complex roles that are always memorable. He has just completed filming Snowden directed by Oliver Stone alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Tom Wilkinson. Other upcoming projects include the television drama “The Marriage of Reason and Squalor,” and the feature films Alice and Wonderland: Looking through the Glass directed by James Bobin and starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter, and Dominion directed by Steven Bernstein.

His breakout performance in 1999’s Notting Hill, written by Richard Curtis and directed by Roger Mitchell opposite Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant resulted in Ifans being nominated for his first BAFTA Award. Other films include The Amazing Spider-Man, The Five-Year Engagement, Serena, Another Me, Anonymous, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Nanny McPhee Returns, Greenberg, Pirate Radio, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Shipping News, to name a few. On television he is know to American audiences for his role as Mycroft Holmes in the television series “Elementary,” and in the UK he starred as legendary actor/writer Peter Cook in the television movie “Not Only But Always,” for which he won a BAFTA Award. Onstage, Ifans has starred at the Donmar Warehouse inDon Juan in Soho, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and Bad Finger. He has appeared at the Royal National Theatre in Volpone and Under Milk Wood; at the Duke of York’s Theatre in Beautiful Thing; at the Royal Court Theatre in Thyesters; and at the Royal Exchange in Smoke and Poison Pen.

Ifans is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, UTA and Kate Buckley at 42 in London.

About EPIX

EPIX® is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBox 360, PlayStation® 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple® iPads® and iPhones® 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. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 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 and Periscope @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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms.  Paramount Television is 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.

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Media Contacts:

 

EPIX                                                               Paramount TV

Marlea Willis                                                   Jessica Rovins

[email protected]                                           [email protected]

212.846.6748                                                  323.956.8265

 

LIPPIN GROUP

Pam Golum, [email protected] / 323.965.1990

Jennifer Keith, [email protected] / 323.965.1990

Jeanne O’Keefe, [email protected] / 323.965.1990

Katie Fuchs, [email protected] / 212.986.7080

 

RICHARD JENKINS JOINS ENSEMBLE CAST OF EPIX ORIGINAL SPY SERIES BERLIN STATION

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RICHARD JENKINS JOINS ENSEMBLE CAST OF EPIX ORIGINAL SPY SERIES BERLIN STATION

Modern-day Thriller Directed by Michaël Roskam, Written by Olen Steinhauer and Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content – Debuts Fall 2016

New York, NY — July 14, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) joins the ensemble cast of Berlin Station, a 10-part contemporary spy series produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.  This represents Jenkins first return to premium series television since he played the role of Nathaniel Fisher in “Six Feet Under.” Jenkins will portray Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Chief of the Berlin Station.

Michaël Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop) will executive produce the straight-to-series order and direct the first two episodes.  New York Times best-selling spy novelist Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist, All The Old Knives, The Cairo Affair,) will write and executive produce the series.  Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Insider, Munich, “House of Cards”) will executive produce; and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick”) will also be executive producers of the series.

Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer, a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Meyer has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named “Thomas Shaw.”  Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent—agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?

Production on the series is scheduled to begin this Fall and premiere on EPIX in Fall 2016.

“Richard is one of the most respected and charismatic actors in the industry and we are honored that he has joined Berlin Station,” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “EPIX is committed to offering our viewers smart, thought-provoking entertainment and with Berlin Station we will continue to meet that expectation.”

“Richard Jenkins is an enormous talent whose onscreen presence always manages to capture humanity and drama in its most sincere form – whether it’s through his sense of humility, humor or intelligence,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “On behalf of the entire creative team behind the show, we take great pride that he will be taking on the role of Frost in Berlin Station, and we are all thrilled to have this opportunity to work with him.”

Jenkins, one of the most in-demand character actors in Hollywood, has made over sixty feature films. He received an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor for his highly praised performance in Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor and just completed filming Bone Tomahawk, directed by S. Craig Zahler and also starring Kurt Russell. Recent films include The Hollars directed by John Krasinski, God’s Pocket, Step Brothers, Four Minute Mile, White House Down, Eat Pray Love, Friends With Benefits and Dear John. Other notable film credits include, The Cabin in the Woods, Jack Reacher, Killing Them Softly, Flirting With Disaster and Intolerable Cruelty. Jenkins numerous television appearances include the mini-series “Olive Kitteridge” and the made-for-television films “Sins of the Father” and the Emmy®-winning “And the Band Played On.”

Jenkins is represented by The Gersh Agency and Bill Treusch Management.

About EPIX

EPIX® is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBox 360, PlayStation® 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple® iPads® and iPhones® 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. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 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 and Periscope @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), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms.  Paramount Television is 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.

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