EPIX SETS PREMIERE DATES FOR FALL ORIGINALS

Second Season of Original Drama ‚ÄúBerlin Station‚ÄĚ Premieres Sunday, October 15 At 9:00 PM ET/PT

¬†Season Two of Original Comedy ‚ÄúGraves‚ÄĚ Premieres Sunday, October 22 At 10 PM ET/PT

¬†Original Documentary Film ‚ÄúDanica‚ÄĚ To Air On Wednesday, November 8 At 8:00 PM ET/PT

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

About ‚ÄúBerlin Station‚ÄĚ

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

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

The series is created and executive produced by Olen Steinhauer (author:¬†The Tourist,¬†All The Old Knives,¬†The Cairo Affair).¬†¬†Bradford Winters (‚ÄúDig,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Americans,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBoss,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúOz‚ÄĚ) serves as executive producer and showrunner.¬†¬†Academy Award¬ģ winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,¬†‚ÄúHouse of Cards‚ÄĚ), along with Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (‚ÄúTrue Detective,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Knick,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMr. Robot‚ÄĚ) also executive produce.¬†¬†The series is produced by¬†Paramount Television¬†and¬†Anonymous Content.

About ‚ÄúGraves‚ÄĚ

After a year of public protests against his Presidential legacy, Season 2 finds former President Richard Graves (three-time Academy Award¬ģ nominee and Golden Globe¬ģ nominee Nick Nolte) turning inward in search of the man he used to be before he was President. This journey is compounded by the arrival of his first grandchild, thanks to daughter Olivia (Hel√©ne Yorke) and a new revelation about his son, Jeremy (Chris Lowell). Graves‚Äôs journey coincides with wife Margaret‚Äôs (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‚Äôs (Skylar Astin) search for new direction after taking a bullet for the President in the Season 1 finale.¬†Meanwhile, Graves‚Äôs spiritual muse Samantha (Callie Hernandez) finds a new calling as a singer/songwriter.

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

Produced by Lionsgate in association with Kingsgate Films, Josh Michael Stern (“Swing Vote,” “Jobs”) is the creator/showrunner, Academy Award¬ģ 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¬ģ Award-winning Bill Hill (“Veep,” “Eastbound & Down”) and Jack Moore (“Dear White People,” “Crowded”) are producers.

About ‚ÄúDanica‚ÄĚ

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

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

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

About EPIX

EPIX, an MGM company, is a¬†premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials ‚Äď 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¬ģ, Android phones and tablets, and Roku¬ģ players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, TiVo, Chromecast, Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. The premium¬†network is offered¬†nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. For more information about EPIX, go to¬†www.EPIX.com.¬†Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), You Tube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.

Contact:

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

For Berlin Station:

Jeanne O‚ÄôKeefe / [email protected] / 323-965-1990

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

For Graves:

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

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

For Danica:

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

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

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EPIX 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¬ģ Nominee Nick Nolte, Sela Ward, Skylar Astin, Hel√©ne Yorke and Callie Hernandez

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

New York, NY ‚Äď May 15, 2017 – Premium network EPIX¬ģ, an MGM company, today announced the addition of Adam Goldberg (‚ÄúFargo,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Jim Gaffigan Show‚ÄĚ) and Spencer Grammer (‚ÄúGreek,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMr. Robinson,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIronside‚ÄĚ) to the second season cast of acclaimed comedy GRAVES. The series from Lionsgate ‚Äď for which star Nick Nolte garnered a Golden Globe¬ģ nomination for his role as ex-President Richard Graves ‚Äď 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 ‚ÄėChristopher Sachs,‚Äô 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 ‚ÄėKatie Farrell,‚Äô 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¬ģ 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¬ģ 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 ‚Äď 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¬ģ, Android phones and tablets, and Roku¬ģ 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‚Äôs 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¬ģ,¬†the hit franchise sequel¬†John Wick: Chapter Two,¬†double Oscar winner¬†Hacksaw Ridge,¬†Tyler Perry‚Äôs Boo! A Madea Halloween, The Shack, Saban‚Äôs Power Rangers, CBS Films/Lionsgate‚Äôs¬†Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions’ critically-acclaimed Manchester by the Sea,¬†Codeblack Films‚Äô breakout concert film¬†Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain¬†and Pantelion Films‚Äô¬†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 Outlander, Black Sails, Survivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.

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

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Media Contacts:

FOR EPIX:

Maureen Granados

(212) 846-9359

[email protected]

 

Jennifer Price

The Lippin Group

(323) 965-1990

[email protected]

 

Elina Adut

The Lippin Group

(323) 965-1990

[email protected]

 

FOR LIONSGATE:

David Gardner

The Lippin Group

(323) 801-7449

[email protected]

NICK NOLTE NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR HIS LEADING ROLE IN THE EPIX ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES ‚ÄúGRAVES‚ÄĚ

NICK NOLTE NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR HIS LEADING ROLE IN THE EPIX ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES ‚ÄúGRAVES‚ÄĚ

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

NEW YORK, NY ‚Äď December 12, 2016 ‚Äď Premium TV network EPIX¬ģ received its first ever Golden Globe¬†nomination for Nick Nolte‚Äôs leading role in the original comedy ‚ÄúGraves.‚ÄĚ The Best Performance By An Actor in a Television Series ‚Äď Musical or Comedy nomination was announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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

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

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

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

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

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials ‚Äď all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices.¬†Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚ÄĚ It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at¬†EPIX.com¬†and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation¬ģ, Android phones and tablets, and Roku¬ģ players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple¬ģ iPhones¬ģ and iPads¬ģ, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

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

About Lionsgate

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

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

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

 

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Media Contacts:


For EPIX:

Emily Spitale / [email protected] / 347.281.0843

 

For Lionsgate:

David Gardner / [email protected] / 323.956.1990

 

EPIX ORDERS SECOND SEASONS OF HIT ORIGINAL SERIES ‚ÄėBERLIN STATION‚Äô AND ‚ÄėGRAVES‚Äô

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

EPIX ORDERS SECOND SEASONS OF HIT ORIGINAL SERIES¬†‚ÄėBERLIN STATION‚Äô AND ‚ÄėGRAVES‚Äô

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

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

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre incredibly proud of the work our creators, executive producers, cast and crew did on the first seasons of ‚ÄėBerlin Station‚Äô and ‚ÄėGraves.‚Äô These ambitious series represent the level of prestigious, cinematic and authentic storytelling we are committed to offering our subscribers,‚ÄĚ said EPIX President and CEO Mark S. Greenberg. ‚ÄúBoth series are particularly timely and relevant and quickly found their place in the competitive TV landscape. We couldn‚Äôt be more excited to continue to tell these unique and compelling stories.‚ÄĚ

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

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

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

‚ÄúWith the country focused on electing a new President, we‚Äôre excited to see that viewers haven‚Äôt lost their sense of humor and have embraced¬†Graves‚Äô¬†fictional, funny and very human past president, as brought vibrantly to life by Nick Nolte and creator Joshua Michael Stern,‚ÄĚ said¬†Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group.¬†‚ÄúWe are thrilled to extend our partnership for a second season, and look forward to the new places Josh will take this memorable former First Family next year.‚ÄĚ

Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, ‚ÄúBerlin Station‚ÄĚ is created by¬†New York Times¬†best-selling author Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist,¬†All The Old Knives,¬†The Cairo Affair) who also serves as executive producer. Bradford Winters (‚ÄúThe Americans,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBoss,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúOz‚ÄĚ) is the showrunner and an executive producer. Academy Award¬ģ¬†winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, ‚ÄúHouse of Cards‚ÄĚ) and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (Spotlight,¬†The Revenant, ‚ÄúMr. Robot,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúTrue Detective‚ÄĚ) and Micha√ęl Roskam (Bullhead,¬†The Drop) also serve as executive producers.¬†

From Lionsgate, ‚ÄúGraves‚ÄĚ was created by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote,¬†Jobs) who also serves as showrunner and Academy Award¬ģ winner Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker,¬†Zero Dark Thirty) is the executive producer.¬† Executive Producers on the first season include Keith Eisner and Eric Weinberg, with David Iserson as Supervising Producer and Bill Hill, Lisa Parsons and Abby Genwanter as producers. The series was filmed in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials ‚Äď all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices.¬†Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚ÄĚ It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at¬†EPIX.com¬†and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation¬ģ, Android phones and tablets, and Roku¬ģ players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple¬ģ iPhones¬ģ and iPads¬ģ, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

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

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms.¬†Its robust slate of programming with top distributors includes the¬†5¬†Emmy¬ģ 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¬ģ nominated Nickelodeon hit SCHOOL OF ROCK, Tom Clancy‚Äôs JACK RYAN (Amazon), THIRTEEN REASONS WHY (Netflix), MANIAC (Netflix), SHOOTER (USA), BERLIN STATION (EPIX), THE ALIENIST (TNT), FATAL ATTRACTION (FOX), GALAXY QUEST (Amazon), VARSITY BLUES (CMT) and THE WARRIORS (Hulu). Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) has developed series such as BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIE$ (NBCUniversal‚Äôs Seeso), HOTWIVES OF ORLANDO and HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS (HULU), RESIDENT ADVISORS (HULU), BEEF (Fullscreen) and the one hour special, CRASH TEST (Comedy Central and Vimeo).¬†Paramount Television and Paramount Digital Entertainment are part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.¬†PPC is a subsidiary of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

 About Anonymous Content

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

About Lionsgate

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

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

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

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Media Contacts:

For EPIX:

Marlea Willis /¬†[email protected]¬†/ 212.846.6748¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Emily Spitale /¬†[email protected]¬†/ 347.281.0843¬†¬†

For Paramount Television:

Jessica Rovins /¬†[email protected]¬†/ 323.956.8265

For Lionsgate:

David Gardner /¬†[email protected]¬†/ 323.956.1990

 For MGM Television:

Kristin Cotich /¬†[email protected]¬†/ 310.449.3606

EPIX UNVEILS PREMIERE DATES FOR ITS FIRST SLATE OF ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES: ‚ÄėBERLIN STATION‚Äô AND ‚ÄėGRAVES‚Äô TO DEBUT BACK-TO-BACK ON OCTOBER 16, 2016

EPIX UNVEILS PREMIERE DATES FOR ITS FIRST SLATE OF ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES:

‚ÄėBERLIN STATION‚Äô AND ‚ÄėGRAVES‚Äô TO DEBUT BACK-TO-BACK ON OCTOBER 16, 2016

Network will also Bow the Limited Docu-Series ‚ÄėAMERICA DIVIDED‚Äô on September 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA ¬†‚Äď July 30, 2016 ‚Äď Premium TV network¬†EPIX¬ģ, while conducting its first Television Critics Association Tour (TCA) presentation, today announced the premiere dates for its inaugural slate of EPIX Original scripted series. Berlin Station and Graves will make their World Television Premieres on Sunday, October 16. Berlin Station will premiere at 9pm ET/PT, 8C and Graves will premiere at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. EPIX also announced Friday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C as the World Television Premiere date for its latest docu-series America Divided.

‚ÄúWe are proud to unveil our first original scripted series slate with Berlin Station and Graves. This marks a significant evolutionary step for EPIX,‚ÄĚ said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. ‚ÄúThese series capitalize on what the EPIX audience expects, with incredible creative auspices behind them, high-end cinematic production values and distinct stories that come to life on screen through powerful performances by our talented ensemble casts. In addition, our new docu-series America Divided sheds light on some of the most salient and timely topics being debated today through the lens of prolific executive producers and our high-profile and dynamic correspondents.‚ÄĚ

The EPIX Original series¬†Berlin Station, a 10-episode one-hour contemporary spy drama, follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) who has just arrived at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. Daniel has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as “Thomas Shaw.”¬†Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans),¬†Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field officer ‚ÄĒ 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? The ensemble cast also features¬†Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, Tamlyn Tomita and Mina Tander. Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, the series creator/executive producer is New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist,¬†All The Old Knives). Bradford Winters¬†(‚ÄúDig,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Americans,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBoss,‚Ä̬†‚ÄúOz”) is the showrunner and an executive producer.¬†Other executive producers for the series include Academy Award¬ģ winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump,¬†The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,¬†The Insider,¬†Munich,¬†‚ÄúHouse of Cards‚ÄĚ) and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (‚ÄúTrue Detective,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Knick,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMr. Robot‚ÄĚ), and Micha√ęl Roskam (Bullhead,¬†The Drop). Join the conversation about¬†Berlin Station¬†on Twitter with #BerlinStation.

The EPIX Original series¬†Graves, a single-camera, 10-episode half-hour dramedy, tells the story of President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), a former two-term POTUS as he embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. With topics ranging from immigration to gay rights, foreign policy and public funding for arts and sciences, Graves holds nothing sacred as he unspools some of his administration‚Äôs proudest victories. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves (Sela Ward) decides it‚Äôs finally time for her to pursue her own political ambitions. The cast also includes:¬†Skylar Astin, Hel√©ne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez, Nia Vardalos, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart¬†and¬†Ang√©lica Maria. Produced by Lionsgate Television, Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Jobs) is the creator/showrunner, Academy Award¬ģ winner Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) is the executive producer and Bill Hill (‚ÄúVeep,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúEastbound & Down‚ÄĚ) is a producer. Serving as executive producers along with Stern and Shapiro are Keith Eisner (‚ÄúThe Good Wife‚ÄĚ) and Eric Weinberg (‚ÄúScrubs‚ÄĚ). The supervising producer is David Iserson (‚ÄúMad Men‚ÄĚ). Lisa Parsons (‚ÄúArrested Development‚ÄĚ) and Nick Nolte are also producers on the series. Join the conversation about¬†Graves¬†on Twitter with #Graves.

In the run-up to the presidential election, America Divided, 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, features timely narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system Рall woven into an eight-story, five-part series. The five, 60-minute episodes will air as follows: premiere on September 30 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C; Episode 2 on October 7, Episode 3 on October 14, Episode 4 on October 28, and the finale on November 4. America Divided follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies.

Oscar¬ģ-winning hip-hop artist¬†Common¬†returns to his hometown of Chicago ‚ÄĒ ground zero for disparities in the criminal justice system. Actress¬†Rosario Dawson¬†travels to Flint, Michigan to investigate the man-made disaster behind the city‚Äôs water crisis.¬†Emmy¬ģ‚Äď and Golden Globe¬ģ-winning actress¬†America Ferrera¬†travels to Texas, where migrants who have entered the country illegally are the focus of hostility, and where even US-born children are denied basic rights. Actor and comedian¬†Zach Galifianakis¬†investigates the political landscape in his home state of North Carolina and considers how it‚Äôs emblematic of the country‚Äôs deepening political divide during the 2016 campaign. Legendary TV producer¬†Norman Lear, investigates gentrification and displacement in a city of people with no homes and homes with no people and goes undercover to expose racial discrimination in housing. Golden Globe¬ģ-winning and Emmy¬ģ-nominated actress¬†and producer¬†Amy Poehler¬†reports on 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‚Äôs factories. And ‚ÄúGrey‚Äôs Anatomy‚ÄĚ star and former teacher¬†Jesse Williams¬†goes back to the classroom to study the battle to fix inequality in education and learns of a daunting school-to-prison pipeline.¬†America Divided¬†was created by Solly Granatstein (‚ÄúYears Of Living Dangerously,‚ÄĚ ‚Äú60 Minutes‚ÄĚ), Lucian Read (‚ÄúYears of Living Dangerously,‚ÄĚ 99%) and Richard Rowley (Dirty Wars, ‚ÄúYears of Living Dangerously‚ÄĚ). Join the conversation about¬†America Divided¬†on Twitter with #AmericaDivided.

Media Contacts:

EPIX

Marlea Willis ‚Äď [email protected] / 212.846.6748

Emily Spitale ‚Äď [email protected] / 347.281.0843

 

THE LIPPIN GROUP

Jennifer Price Keith ‚Äď [email protected]/ 323.965.1990

Elina Adut ‚Äď [email protected]/ 323.965.1990

Jeanne O‚ÄôKeefe ‚Äď [email protected]/ 323.965.1990

David Gardner ‚Äď [email protected]/ 323.965.1990

Katie Fuchs ‚Äď [email protected]/ 212.986.7080

 

KATHIE BERLIN PR

Kathie Berlin ‚Äď [email protected] / 917.459.1998

 

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 ‚Äď all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices.¬†Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚ÄĚ It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at¬†EPIX.com¬†and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation¬ģ, Android phones and tablets, and Roku¬ģ players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple¬ģ iPhones¬ģ and iPads¬ģ, 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).

 

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¬†‚Äď October 21 2015 ‚Äď Premium TV network EPIX¬ģ announced today that Academy Award¬ģ¬†and Golden Globe ¬ģ-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¬ģ nomination for Best Writing and a Golden Globe¬ģ¬†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 Ruins,¬†Connie and Carla¬† (which she also wrote),¬†as well as numerous guest appearances on television shows such as¬† ‚ÄúJane the Virgin,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLaw & Order: SVU‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúGrey‚Äôs Anatomy.‚ÄĚ Vardalos directed and starred in the feature film¬†I Hate Valentine‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúGraves‚ÄĚ cast includes:

    • Three-time Academy Award¬ģ Nominee Nick Nolte (A Walk in The Woods, The Thin Red Line) as Richard Graves;
    • Golden Globe¬ģ and two-time Emmy¬ģ Award-winning actress Sela Ward (Gone Girl, ‚ÄúSisters‚ÄĚ) as Margaret Graves;
    • Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as Isaiah Miller;
    • Hel√©ne Yorke (‚ÄúMasters of Sex‚ÄĚ) as Olivia Graves;
    • Chris Lowell (The Help) as Jeremy Graves;
    • Callie Hernandez (‚ÄúFrom Dusk Till Dawn: The Series‚ÄĚ) as Samantha; along with
    • Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) as Jacob Mann;
    • Roger Bart (‚ÄúDesperate Housewives‚ÄĚ) as Lawrence Mills and
    • Ang√©lica Maria (“Qu√© Bonito Amor”) as Ramona Alvarez.

Created and written by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Jobs),¬†Graves¬†is executive produced by Stern and Oscar¬ģ-winning producer Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and produced by Bill Hill (‚ÄúVeep,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúEastbound & Down‚ÄĚ). 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 ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚ÄĚ It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at¬†EPIX.com¬†and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation¬ģ, Android phones and tablets, and Roku¬ģ players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple¬ģ iPhones¬ģ and iPads¬ģ, 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‚Äôs¬†The DUFF,¬†John Wick,¬†Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’¬†Love & Mercy¬†and¬†Mr. Holmes,¬†Lionsgate/Codeblack Films‚Äô¬†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¬†‚Äď October 14, 2015 ‚Äď Premium TV network EPIX¬ģ announced today that the Golden Globe¬ģ and two-time Emmy¬ģ 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.

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

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

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¬ģ for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994 for her portrayal of ‚ÄėTeddy Reed‚Äô in the acclaimed television series ‚ÄúSisters.‚ÄĚ She won her second Emmy¬ģ in 2001 in the same category for playing ‚ÄėLily Manning‚Äô in ‚ÄúOnce and Again‚ÄĚ which also earned her a Golden Globe¬ģ Award for that role. Recent television credits include ‚ÄúCSI: New York‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúHouse M.D.‚ÄĚ

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¬ģ-winning producer Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and produced by Bill Hill (‚ÄúVeep,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúEastbound & Down‚ÄĚ). 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 ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚ÄĚ It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at¬†EPIX.com¬†and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation¬ģ, Android phones and tablets, and Roku¬ģ players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple¬ģ iPhones¬ģ and iPads¬ģ, 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‚Äôs The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films‚Äô 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

 

SKYLAR ASTIN, CHRIS LOWELL AND ANG√ČLICA MAR√ćA 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¬†‚Äď September 2, 2015 ‚Äď Premium TV network EPIX¬ģ announced today that Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2), Chris Lowell (The Help, ‚ÄúVeronica Mars‚ÄĚ) and Ang√©lica Mar√≠a (‚ÄúQu√© Bonito Amor,‚Ä̬†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¬ģ-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¬ģ 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 ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚Ä̬†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¬ģ 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku¬ģ players.¬† EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple¬ģ iPads¬ģ and iPhones¬ģ 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‚Äôs¬†The DUFF,¬†John Wick,¬†Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’¬†Love & Mercy¬†and¬†Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films‚Äô¬†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:

 

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SUSAN SARANDON JOINS NICK NOLTE TO STAR IN EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES GRAVES

SUSAN SARANDON JOINS NICK NOLTE TO STAR IN EPIX ORIGINAL SERIES GRAVES

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

New York, NY¬†— July 8, 2015 ‚Äď Premium TV network EPIX¬ģ announced today that Oscar¬ģ-winning actress Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), has been cast to star with Nick Nolte in¬†Graves,¬†a¬†single-camera half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate.¬†Sarandon 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.

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¬ģ-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.

‚ÄúWe are overjoyed to have Susan join the cast of Graves,‚ÄĚ said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. ‚ÄúSusan is a phenomenal actor whose comedic talents will bring a depth and richness of character to the role.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúOur greatest wish has always been to have Susan Sarandon star with Nick Nolte in Graves,‚ÄĚ said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group.¬†‚ÄúTo have two such brilliant and accomplished actors headline one of the first original series for EPIX is a dream come true.‚ÄĚ

Sarandon, a five-time Oscar¬ģ nominee, earned her first Academy Award¬ģ nomination for Atlantic City (1980) starring opposite screen legend Burt Lancaster. Her portrayal of the tough, protective and somewhat broken Louise in Thelma and Louise (1991) earned her another Oscar¬ģ nomination.¬† She was also nominated for Lorenzo‚Äôs Oil (1992) and The Client (1994).¬† She played a nun in the gritty and powerful capital punishment drama Dead Man Walking (1995) and won an Academy Award¬ģ for her performance.

Sarandon is represented by UTA.

Graves marks the second project in which Nolte and Sarandon play a married couple.  In 1992 they starred in Lorenzo’s Oil, a true-life drama of a father and mother who battle against the odds to find a cure to save their son afflicted with a rare disease.

Academy Award¬ģ nominee Nick Nolte‚Äôs notable screen credits include 48 Hours (1982), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), The Prince of Tides (1991) for which he received his first Oscar¬ģ nomination and the Golden Globe¬ģ for Best Actor.¬† His performance as a troubled small town cop in Affliction (1997) garnered him a second Oscar¬ģ nomination.¬† Other performances include The Golden Bowl (2000), The Good Thief (2002), Hotel Rwanda (2004) and Off the Black (2006).

Nolte is represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.

About EPIX

EPIX¬ģ 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 ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚Ä̬†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¬ģ 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku¬ģ players.¬† EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple¬ģ iPads¬ģ and iPhones¬ģ 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 such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit series Orange is the New Black, the critically-acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakoutseries The Royals.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent 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‚Äôs The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films‚Äô 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

 

 

EPIX UNVEILS TWO NEW ORIGINAL SERIES – “GRAVES” & “BERLIN STATION”

 

EPIX UNVEILS TWO NEW ORIGINAL SERIES 

Partners with Lionsgate on ‚ÄúGraves‚ÄĚ and Paramount Television on ‚ÄúBerlin Station‚Ä̬†to Produce First Two Original Series on EPIX

Production to Begin this Fall with Premieres Fall 2016

Third Original Series Coming from MGM to be Announced Soon

New York, NY, May 21, 2015 ‚Äď Premium TV network EPIX announced today that it is adding original, scripted series to its programming slate, beginning with series from its joint-venture studio partners Paramount, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Two of the series will begin production this fall for premiere autumn 2016. The series, ‚ÄúGraves‚ÄĚ from Lionsgate Television and ‚ÄúBerlin Station‚ÄĚ from Paramount Television, mark the first original series that will appear on EPIX across its channels, EPIX On Demand, EPIX.com and TV Everywhere platforms with its distribution partners. ¬†A third original series from MGM will be announced in the near future.

Commenting on the original series, Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX said, ‚ÄúParamount, Lionsgate and MGM are great partners, investors and supporters of our network and are proven leaders in television entertainment.¬† Tapping into the creative talents of these entertainment power-houses to deliver this kind of compelling programming is exactly what we had envisioned when we created this joint-venture and launched the channel. Our focus was on business success and profitability first and having established that firm business foundation, we are now in a position to launch our original series with these two great shows from Lionsgate and Paramount and a third on the way from MGM.‚ÄĚ

Added Jocelyn Diaz, Executive Vice President for Original Programming, ‚ÄúOriginal series provide a platform to build our brand and distinguish our offering. We are proud of the level of quality and sophistication of these projects and are thrilled to announce them today with our partners.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúBerlin Station‚ÄĚ is an hour-long, 10-part espionage drama series that will be produced in partnership with Paramount Television.¬† Academy Award nominee Micha√ęl Roskam (“Bullhead,” “The Drop”) will executive produce the straight-to-series order and is set to direct the first two episodes.¬† American spy novelist Olen Steinhauer (The Cairo Affair, All The Old Knives) will write and executive produce the series.¬† Academy Award winner Eric Roth (‚ÄúHouse of Cards,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Insider,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMunich‚ÄĚ) and Anonymous Content (‚ÄúTrue Detective,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Knick‚ÄĚ) will also serve as executive producers.

“Olen is among the most respected espionage voices of our time, and Michael has a seasoned and distinct command of noir. Together, they make the ideal creative team to collaborate with on this sophisticated and gritty modern day spy thriller,”¬†said¬†Amy Powell,¬†President, Paramount Television.¬†“We also take great pride in partnering with the distinguished and prolific storyteller Eric Roth and the talented team at EPIX on developing an inspired original series that is reflective of the network‚Äôs commitment¬†to high quality entertainment.”

‚ÄúBerlin Station‚ÄĚ follows Daniel Meyer, a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. It with a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named ‚ÄúThomas Shaw.” ¬†Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent‚ÄĒagent-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?

Micha√ęl Roskum is represented by Anonymous Content‚Äôs Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett, and UTA and attorney Alan Wertheimer. Olen Steinhauer is represented by Jill Gillett and Sylvie Rabineau at RWSG.¬† Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content will also be executive producers of the series.

‚ÄúGraves‚ÄĚ is a single camera, half-hour comedy starring Oscar-nominated Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States.¬† Twenty years after his presidency, former President Richard Graves has the epiphany that his policies have damaged the country for decades and so,¬†with his young assistant, he goes on a Don Quixote-like journey to right his administration’s wrongs just as his wife, the former First Lady, decides to follow her own¬†political ambitions.

The 10-episode, straight-to-series order will be produced in partnership with Lionsgate TV.  Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) created the project and will write, direct and executive produce the series.  Oscar-winning producer Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker) will also be an executive producer.

“‘Graves’ is a perfect vehicle to usher EPIX into premium scripted programming, and we look forward to delivering high end quality content for years to come,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. “‘Graves’ is a provocative comedy featuring a terrific script from writer/director Joshua Michael Stern, a¬†consummate producer in¬†Greg Shapiro and the¬†brilliant and charismatic Nick Nolte as a former U.S. President whose conscience catches up with him with tragic and comic results. ¬†It is perfectly timed to premiere in an election year and marks a new chapter in the successful evolution of EPIX as a leading premium cable platform.”

Nick Nolte is represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman. Joshua Michael Stern is represented by Paradigm and AJ Brandenstein at Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern, LLP. Greg Shapiro is represented by Darren Trattner at Jackoway Tyerman.

EPIX and MGM are finalizing an agreement on an original series that will add to the network’s programming line-up. Specific details will be announced in the near future.

‚ÄúWe are working with EPIX to develop our next exciting series and look forward to bringing our signature style and storytelling to EPIX soon,‚ÄĚ said Roma Khanna, President of MGM Television Group and Digital. ‚ÄúFrom Vikings to Fargo, MGM Television is the force behind some of the most exciting and award-winning series currently on television.‚ÄĚ

In addition to the new scripted series, EPIX will continue to present original documentaries and docu-series (Deep Web, NHL Road to the Winter Classic and Stadium Series), comedy specials (Russell Brand, Jim Norton, Jim Breuer, Lisa Lampanelli) and music events (Katy Perry: Prismatic Tour), along with new movies (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Selma, Interstellar) and thousands of titles from partner studios and other sources.

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 ‚ÄúTV Everywhere.‚Ä̬† 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¬ģ 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku¬ģ players.¬† EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple¬ģ iPads¬ģ and iPhones¬ģ 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).

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.   

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, channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black and the breakout series The Royals.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Age of Adaline, John Wick, Now You See Me, CBS Films/Lionsgate‚Äôs The DUFF, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man, 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

About MGM Television

MGM Television is a leading producer and global distributor of content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature film titles covering some of entertainment’s premiere franchises including the James Bond franchise and ‚ÄúThe Hobbit‚ÄĚ trilogy.¬† Current television projects include the hit series ‚ÄúVikings,‚ÄĚ currently in production on its fourth season on HISTORY; the Emmy¬ģ and Golden Globe¬ģ winning limited series ‚ÄúFargo,‚ÄĚ a co-production with FX Productions, currently in production on year 2, and season five of ‚ÄúTeen Wolf‚ÄĚ debuting in June 2015 on MTV.¬† In addition, MGM Television serves as the syndicator for “Right This Minute” and ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs Ask America.‚ÄĚ Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions‚Äô courtroom series “Lauren Lake‚Äôs Paternity Court‚ÄĚ is currently in production on its third season.¬† For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Nora Ryan

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212.846.8416

 

Lionsgate

Leah Krantzler

[email protected]

323.965.1990 ext. 342

 

Paramount Television

Jenny Tartikoff

[email protected]

212.843.8496

 

MGM Studios

Kristin Cotich

Vice President, Communications

[email protected]

310.449.3606