JERICHO, NY, April 4, 2002 – Actress Tippi Hedren will be on hand at the Cable Television and Communications Association of Illinois (CT&C) annual Legislative Days on Tuesday, April 23. Hedren's appearance is sponsored by AMC and the CT&C.
CT&C's annual Legislative Days commence on Tuesday, April 23. Tippi Hedren will visit the Illinois State Capitol General Assembly, House and Senate chambers, to address local legislators and cable operators.
Tippi Hedren made her acting debut in Hitchcock's THE BIRDS, a role for which the director characterized her as "reaching the highs and lows of terror." That role earned the former model and cover girl a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress and a notable list of roles, including MARNIE with Sean Connery, another Hitchcock psychological thriller.
Ms. Hedren's later film credits and career path took a different turn, expressing her dedication to animals. In 1969, while shooting SATAN'S HARVEST in Africa, she met a "mellow lion," and has dedicated much of her life since then to "big cats." Her work as the founder and president of The Roar Foundation extended to co-producing and starring in a film ROAR, and casting her daughter (and actress) Melanie Griffith. Ms. Hedren also maintains The Shambala Preserve, a unique wildlife preserve for big and small exotic cats, African lions, and an African elephant, in Acton, California. She still enjoys acting, and recently received career achievement awards in France and Spain.
The Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois is a trade association for the cable television industry in Illinois. The CT&C was founded in 1985 and represents General members which consists of cable systems and operators, associate members; include programming services, equipment supply companies and any other businesses that have an affiliation with the cable industry.
AMC is a premiere 24-hour movie network dedicated to the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of popular films, and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, AMC offers an elegant and contemporary entertainment destination. AMC is a fully distributed network reaching over 82,000,000 U.S. homes (as of Jan. 2002) and ranking #16 in size among all 55 networks.
Since its launch in 1984, AMC has been dedicated to deepening the movie experience for its viewers, featuring film-loving celebrity hosts and an increasingly visible, critically acclaimed slate of original programming. AMC has more than doubled its original programming over the past 3 years and garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including five Emmy awards.
AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a leader in news, sports and entertainment programming. A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, WE: Women's Entertainment, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports Networks, News 12 Networks, MetroChannels and Mag Rack, as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net. AMC is one of the assets included in the Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE:RMG), a series of Cablevision common stock. MGM (NYSE:MGM) owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC, and WE: Women's Entertainment.