JERICHO, NY, May 20, 2002 – In conjunction with the New York Film Academy (NYFA), AMC has designed a fun-filled one-week camp that gives film lovers the opportunity to live out their dream of making their own movie and being a part of Hollywood. AMC Movie Camp is an exclusive, one-week, hands-on movie making experience taught by professional filmmakers and industry veterans.
"At AMC, we attract a cross-section of movie lovers who want to jump from the front of a screen to behind the camera," said Tom Barreca, senior vice president, new media and development, AMC Digital Ventures. "It's a great film fantasy experience for all ages."
AMC Movie Camp offers movie lovers the opportunity to learn from the pros. Jerry Sherlock is director of NYFA whose credits include executive producer of the hit film HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. Instructors and guest lecturers include: Oscar® and Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Richard Shore (BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY); camera and lighting specialist Sol Negrin, whose credits include ROBOCOP, SUPERMAN and COMING TO AMERICA; Todd Walker, assistant editor on Francis Ford Coppola's GODFATHER III and DRACULA; and many other working professionals with years of great movie credits.
Throughout AMC Movie Camp, the students work together to create their own short film. The course offerings focus on camera operations; crew roles and responsibilities; script writing; editing; lens selection; film stock; shooting; directing; and lighting. The final session of the course is a screening of the students' films followed by a wrap party. Upon completion of the workshops, NYFA's faculty will select several films to be featured in a special web mini-movie showcase, at amctv.com. AMC is also developing a virtual version of Movie Camp for use in on-demand services.
"This unique partnership with AMC has allowed the New York Film Academy to extend its already successful program to an even broader audience," said Jerry Sherlock, director of NYFA. "AMC is our exclusive partner for all one-week versions of the Academy's best offerings."
AMC Movie Camp debuts in May and continues monthly through the end of the year and into 2003. It is offered at NYFA locations in New York City and Universal Studios, Hollywood. To enroll, visit AMC's website, www.amctv.com. The cost of the one-week workshop is $1,500 per student. Equipment and supplies are provided.
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 83,000,000 U.S. homes (as of May 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.