AMC and Blueprint Entertainment Team With Mark Hamill on The Wrong Coast, Its First Original Animated Series

Outrageous Stop-Motion Comedy Series Lampooning Celebrity Culture Debuts Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 8, 2003 — AMC will take the already surreal world of celebrity entertainment news shows several strides further into the absurd with the THE WRONG COAST, its first original animated series produced by Blueprint Entertainment. AMC’s new weekly series, premiering December 3 at 10:00 PM ET/PT, brings together the unique talents of actor Mark Hamill (“The Joker in Batman Beyond, “Hobgoblin” in Spider-Man, and, of course, Luke Skywalker in Star Wars), the groundbreaking stop-motion animation of Toronto-based Cuppa Coffee and some of the edgiest comedy writers on television, including head writer Glenn Eichler of Beavis & Butthead and Daria and A.D. Miles of Girl Go Boom.

This outrageous new stop-motion series is an animated parody of a Hollywood magazine show, a la Access Hollywood or Entertainment Tonight, where all the movies and TV shows featured are a just a bit off center. The show’s main focus is spirited parodies of what-if movie and TV concepts (Six Feet Undercover Brother, American Booty, Doggie Nights and M. Night Shamalyn’s Dead and Deader), coupled with the requisite star interviews, film premiere coverage and tours of the garbage cans of the famous. Between these segments, the show will delve into the on-air and off-screen antics of the hosts and
their crew.

“This series is about as much fun as we can legally have at the expense of today’s movies and obsession with celebrity culture,” said Rob Sorcher, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, AMC. “It’s the visual equivalent of sitting around and riffing on Hollywood, but it’s so much funnier when visualized with animated parodies. This collaboration is truly a breath of fresh air in a sketch series that could never happen with a live cast.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with AMC on THE WRONG COAST,” said John Morayniss, co-founder of Blueprint Entertainment. “This series allows us to bring to animated life Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, J. Lo and Drew Barrymore. This is truly an off-kilter and twisted world realized through the unique look of stop motion animation, the talent of our writing team and the incredible voice work of Mark Hamill.”

THE WRONG COAST is produced for AMC by Blueprint Entertainment, in association with Curious Pictures. Executive producers include John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern.

AMC is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 84,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and an increasingly visible, critically- acclaimed, slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. Over the past three years
AMC has garnered many of the industry’s highest honors, including eight Emmy awards. AMC is “TV for movie people.”

A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow owns and manages national networks: AMC, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), WE: Women’s Entertainment and Fuse, as well as Mag Rack, a collection of on-demand video magazines. Rainbow’s other
businesses include its regional programming services — MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks — as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow is a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.

Blueprint Entertainment is a television production company involved in the development, production, financing, packaging and exploitation of dynamic and innovative programming for the North American and International marketplace. The company was established in January of 2002 by its two principals, John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern. Blueprint Entertainment is a Canadian company with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. Both John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern reside in Los Angeles.

Curious Pictures is an international entertainment company
producing comedy, live-action, special effects, graphics
and animation of all types. The Curious staff of directors,
designers, artists and animators produces TV commercials,
on-air graphics/titles and television programming. Some of
the TV programming includes Codename:Kids Next Door, which airs on Cartoon Network, Sheep in the Big City, Avenue Amy which airs on Oxygen Network and Hey Joel.

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