EPIX TO PRESENT LIVE COMMENT AND INTERVIEWS VIA PERISCOPE WITH LYN ULBRICHT AND ALEX WINTER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MAY 29th SENTENCING OF ROSS WILLIAM ULBRICHT CONVICTED OF BEING ‘DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS’ THE FOUNDER OF SILK ROAD

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EPIX TO PRESENT LIVE COMMENT AND INTERVIEWS VIA PERISCOPE WITH LYN ULBRICHT AND

ALEX WINTER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MAY 29th SENTENCING OF

ROSS WILLIAM ULBRICHT CONVICTED OF BEING ‘DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS’ THE FOUNDER OF SILK ROAD

(NEW YORK, NY) MAY 19, 2015 — Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 31-year-old entrepreneur accused of being ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ and founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace, will be sentenced on May 29 in New York.  Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Ross Ulbricht and Alex Winter (Downloaded), director, writer and producer of the EPIX Original Documentary DEEP WEB that chronicles Ulbricht’s trial, will participate in a Periscope live video session immediately following the sentencing from the steps of the courthouse.  In February 2015 Ulbricht was convicted of seven felony charges including drug trafficking, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and a kingpin charge. He faces a minimum sentence of thirty years, with a maximum sentence of life in prison.  DEEP WEB makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8PM ET/PT, 7PM CT.

WHO: LYN ULBRICHT, mother of Ross Ulbricht and ALEX WINTER, director, writer and producer of the EPIX Original Documentary, DEEP WEB.

WHAT:  Periscope is a live streaming app where participants can ask and have questions answered in real time.  Participants are encouraged to send questions via twitter to @EpixHD beginning May 26 and immediately following the sentencing on May 29.

WHEN:  Friday, May 29th 2015 immediately following sentencing scheduled for 1:00pm ET/ 10am PT, 12noon CT.

 WHERE:  Online: Periscope app @EpixHD #DeepWebChat

In Person: Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007

Media Contacts:

EPIX, Marlea Willis, [email protected]917.335.1022

BRIGADE, Jim Gerlach, [email protected] , 917-551-5847

FRANK PR, Lina Plath, [email protected] Clare Anne Darragh, [email protected]646.861.0843

FENTON, Sarah Christiano, [email protected]408.605.2796

KEANU REEVES TO NARRATE “DEEP WEB,” THE UPCOMING EPIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATING ROSS ULBRICHT — CONVICTED CREATOR AND OPERATOR OF ONLINE BLACK MARKET SILK ROAD

KEANU REEVES TO NARRATE “DEEP WEB,” THE UPCOMING EPIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATING ROSS ULBRICHT — CONVICTED CREATOR AND OPERATOR OF ONLINE BLACK MARKET SILK ROAD

First time Keanu Reeves and director Alex Winter collaborate in 22 years

New York, NY (March 13, 2015) – Keanu Reeves has joined the anticipated new EPIX Original Documentary, Deep Web, as narrator.  From director Alex Winter, the film chronicles one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 30-year-old entrepreneur recently convicted of being ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. This is the first time Reeves and Winter have worked together since 1993’s Freaked, which followed their co-starring roles in the successful Bill and Ted films. Deep Web will world premiere at South by Southwest this Sunday, March 15 and will make its World Television Premiere on EPIX Spring 2015. Content Media handles the film’s international sales and distribution.

“I’m honored to be working with Alex Winter on his timely and vital documentary, Deep Websaid Reeves. “The Silk Road and trial of Ross Ulbricht involve many important and complex issues that impact the life of Mr. Ulbricht and us all.”

Deep Web seeks to unravel a tangled web of secrecy, accusations, and criminal activity, and explores how the outcome of Ulbricht’s trial will set a critical precedent for the future of technological freedom around the world. The film features exclusive interviews with the Ulbricht family, including Ross’ parents Lyn and Kirk Ulbricht. Additional interviewees include: Joshua Dratel, Ulbricht’s lawyer; Andy Greenberg, technology writer for Wired, author of This Machine Kills Secrets and the first reporter to interview “Dread Pirate Roberts”; Cody Wilson, a crypto-anarchist known for his development of the “3D printed gun;” Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; James Chaparro, the former Assistant Director for Intelligence at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and Christopher Soghoian, a privacy and online security advocate who works for ACLU as their principal technologist.

Deep Web is an EPIX Original Documentary written, directed and produced by Alex Winter with Marc Schiller and Glen Zipper also serving as producers. Winter and Schiller previously worked together on the documentary Downloaded, about the rise and fall of Napster.  Zipper’s prior credits include the Academy Award® winning Undefeated and the Grammy Award® winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth. Seth Gordon (Print the Legend, Mitt, Freakonomics and Undefeated) is the executive producer, Andy Greenberg is the consulting producer, and Dan Swietlik (Sicko and An Inconvenient Truth) is the editor. Jill Burkhart and Ross Bernard are the executive producers for EPIX.

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 to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation®, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including 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 @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) 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 Content Media Corporation

Content Media Corporation Ltd is a London and LA based private company that owns and distributes a significant library of film, television, and digital assets. The Company’s library of rights includes over 4,000 hours of television programming, 200 hours of digital programming and 275 feature films.

 

Content Media recently closed a multi-faceted deal with Bruno Wu’s Beijing-based Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, Ltd., in which Content acquired the Alive Group of companies allowing Content to distribute its extensive library of film and television rights through the Alive Group to the Chinese market, as well as a direct equity investment by Seven Stars into Content

 

The Film sales division launched in 2002 and represents high profile, commercial feature films with great artistic and theatrical ambition. In addition to handling worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity, the company assists film producers in securing financing.

 

In addition to “Deep Web,” Content’s impressive international sales slate includes two other highly anticipated documentaries – Academy Award® winning director Alex Gibney’s documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief”, and Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed horror documentary “The Nightmare.” Additional titles include the new action/thriller “Pandemic”starring Rachel Nichols, Mekhi Phifer, and Missi Pyle, and Alfie Allen; the intense horror film “The Diabolical” starring Ali Larter; the gripping drama “The Eichmann Show” starring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia; the uplifting emotional  drama “Life at these Speeds” starring Billy Crudup, Graham Rogers and Sam Rockwell; Academy® Award winning director Mike van Diem’s return romantic comedy “The Surprise”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue” directed by Academy® Award nominated Amy Berg; the spy thriller “Newcomer” starring James Floyd and Anthony LaPaglia; the Caradog James directed supernatural thriller ‘Don’t Knock Twice’; the supernatural heist thriller “The Trust”; the extraordinary, moving and white-knuckle drive with one of the greatest movie stars of all time documentary “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans”; Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie; and the romantic comedy “Comet”starring Justin Long and Emmy Rossum.

 

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Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                                                                                   

Marlea Willis [email protected]

212-846-6748

FRANK PR

Clare Anne Darragh [email protected]

Lina Plath [email protected]

646-861-0843

 

BRIGADE

Jennifer Hewell [email protected] 917-551-5846

Jim Gerlach [email protected] 917-551-5847

 

ROGERS & COWAN

Dennis Dembia [email protected] 310-854-8114

Alice Chung [email protected] 310-854-8226

 

EPIX DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATES THE ARREST OF ROSS ULBRICHT, THE ALLEGED “DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS” — FOUNDER OF ONLINE BLACK MARKET SILK ROAD, IN THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “DEEP WEB”

EPIX DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATES THE ARREST OF ROSS ULBRICHT,

THE ALLEGED “DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS” — FOUNDER OF ONLINE BLACK MARKET SILK ROAD,

 IN THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “DEEP WEB”

 WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE SPRING 2015 

Features Exclusive Participation of the Ulbricht Family And Their Defense

‪New York, NY (JANUARY 20, 2015) – Premium TV network EPIX announced today that its Original Documentary Deep Web, chronicling one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century — the October 2013 arrest of Ross William Ulbricht — will feature exclusive interviews with the Ulbricht family including Lyn and Kirk Ulbricht, Ross’ parents who have become public advocates for digital rights and due process. Ulbricht, the 30-year-old entrepreneur alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts” — founder of Silk Road, the notorious online black market best known for drug trafficking, is currently on trial in New York.  The feature-length documentary explores the inside story of the investigation and unveils how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web and Bitcoin are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology. The film also brings into question an individual’s rights to Internet Freedom.  The film is written, directed and produced by Alex Winter (Downloaded); produced by Glen Zipper and Marc Schiller; and the executive producer is Seth Gordon. Deep Web will make its World Television Premiere on EPIX Spring 2015.

Deep Web will also serve up the core architects of the Deep Web; anarchistic cryptographers who developed the Deep Web’s tools for the military in the early 1990s; the dissident journalists and whistleblowers who immediately sought refuge in this seemingly secure environment; and the figures behind the rise of Silk Road, which combines the security of the Deep Web with the anonymity of cryptocurrency. Interviewees include: Joshua Dratel, Ulbricht’s lawyer; Andy Greenberg, technology writer for Wired, author of This Machine Kills Secrets and the first reporter to interview “Dread Pirate Roberts”); Cody Wilson, a crypto-anarchist known for his development of the “3D printed gun;” Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation; Andrew Lewman, the Executive Director of Tor, a suite of tools that allows users to access content on the internet anonymously; and Todd Shipley, a cyber and high tech crimes expert.

Here is an advanced clip from Deep Web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AudR43ttdZY

Here is a first-look at the EPIX teaser for Deep Webhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV6ePZ6SmL4

Deep Web Glossary of Terms:

  • Deep Web – the vast section of the World Wide Web that is not discoverable by means of standard search engines, including password-protected or dynamic pages and encrypted networks.
  • Dark Net – a section of the deep web that is inhabited by various entities who desire to communicate anonymously.
  • Cryptocurrency – a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank (eg. Bitcoin).
  • Dread Pirate Roberts – the online pseudonym of the creator and manager of the online marketplace Silk Road.
  •  Silk Road – an online black market that allowed users to browse anonymously and securely without potential traffic monitoring.
  • Surface Web (or Clear Net) – portion of the World Wide Web that is available to the general public, and for indexing by a search engine.
  • Tor – a free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security (only way into the dark net).
  • Tor Hidden Services – a tor-based function within the dark net that serves as an alternate Internet, with URL’s ending in .onion as opposed to .com or .net.

 

Deep Web is an EPIX Original Documentary written, directed and produced by Alex Winter with Marc Schiller and Glen Zipper also serving as producers. Winter and Schiller previously worked together on the documentary Downloaded, about the rise and fall of Napster.  Zipper’s prior credits include the Academy Award® winning Undefeated and the Grammy Award® winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth.   Seth Gordon (Print the Legend, Mitt, Freakonomics and Undefeated) is the executive producer, Andy Greenberg is the consulting producer, and Dan Swietlik (Sicko and An Inconvenient Truth) is the editor. Jill Burkhart and Ross Bernard are the executive producers for EPIX.

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 to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on Chromecast, XBox 360, PlayStation®, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including 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 @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).

Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                

Marlea Willis

[email protected]

212.846.6748

 

FRANK PR

Clare Anne Darragh, [email protected]

Lina Plath, [email protected]

646.861.0843

DEEP WEB: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BITCOIN AND SILK ROAD TO MAKE WORLD PREMIERE IN 2015 ON EPIX

DEEP WEB: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BITCOIN AND SILK ROAD

TO MAKE WORLD PREMIERE IN 2015 ON EPIX

EPIX Original Documentary Investigates Tight-knit and Burgeoning Community Beneath the Visible World Wide Web

 New York, NY (October 1, 2014) – Premium TV network EPIX announced today that the Original Documentary, Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and Silk Road, will make its World Premiere on the multi-platform service in 2015.

Deep Web tells the behind-the-scenes story of the un-indexed, often intentionally hidden content that accounts for at least 96% of the World Wide Web, focusing on digital currency Bitcoin and online black market Silk Road.

EPIX viewers will be able to watch the premiere and subsequent showings on TV, on demand, online, and on any of the hundreds of digital devices through which the network can be accessed via the EPIX App.

Central to the film are looks at the rise of Bitcoin, the fastest growing currency in the world, which is not controlled by any government, regulating body or financial institution, and the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 26-year-old entrepreneur who is alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the founder of Silk Road.

Deep Web will feature exclusive interviews with the chief architects of both the Silk Road and the new black markets, as well as exclusive interviews with Lyn Ulbricht, Ross Ulbricht’s mother, in her first film interview on her son’s arrest, and Joshua Dratel, Ulbricht ’s defense attorney. Other interviewees include Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation; and Andrew Lewman, the Executive Director of Tor, a suite of tools that allows users to access content on the internet anonymously.

Deep Web is a provocative, illuminating look into an online world that is hiding in plain sight, and we’re thrilled to present its World Premiere,” said EPIX President & CEO Mark Greenberg. “The film takes viewers on a revelatory journey exploring the secrets of Bitcoin, Silk Road, and other of the Deep Web’s many mysteries.”

Alex Winter is the writer, director and producer of Deep Web, with Marc Schiller and Glen Zipper also serving as producers. Winter and Schiller previously worked together on the documentary Downloaded, about the rise and fall of Napster.  Zipper’s prior credits include the Academy Award® winning Undefeated and the Grammy Award® winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth.

Joining the production are Executive Producer Seth Gordon, Consulting Producer Andy Greenberg, and Editor Dan Swietlik. Gordon is the filmmaker behind Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief and The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. He has also served in producing roles on the documentaries Print the Legend, Mitt, Freakonomics and Undefeated. Greenberg is a technology reporter for WIRED, and his book, This Machine Kills Secrets, will serve as source material for the film. Greenberg has had unrivaled access to key Deep Web players, such as Julian Assange, and was the first reporter to interview “Dread Pirate Roberts.” Swietlik is a renowned feature and commercial editor and has collaborated with Michael Moore on Sicko and Davis Guggenheim on An Inconvenient Truth.

“We could not be more thrilled to have EPIX presenting this vital film to their wide-reaching audience,” said Schiller. “Although portrayed as a novel innovation populated by hackers and techno-geeks, we look forward to sharing how Bitcoin, Silk Road and the Deep Web have a much richer history with stakes considerably more grave than the conventional media has reported.”

“The Deep Web embodies some of the most significant and impactful issues of our time, yet it is largely misrepresented and misunderstood,” said Winter. “We are excited to be working with EPIX to bring this extraordinary story to light.”

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 to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android tablets and phones, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including 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 @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX). 

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