Series Set To Premiere Sunday, October 12 at
11:00 AM (ET/PT)
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 8, 2003 -AMC will premiere a new weekly series, "Sunday Morning Shoot-Out," hosted by entertainment industry veterans Peter Guber and Peter Bart. Sparks will fly during the half hour show as prominent celebrity and industry guests debate all sides of current industry flashpoints: the stand-offs, entanglements and dilemmas that are inevitable as writers, directors, producers, stars and agents vie to put forward their own often-conflicting agendas in search of the ultimate box office home run.
"As AMC continues to push the boundaries of movie-related programming, we are delighted to add 'Sunday Morning Shoot-Out' to our fall slate of original programming," said Rob Sorcher, AMC Senior Vice President, Programming and Production. "'Sunday Morning Shoot-Out' will bring two Hollywood icons together for brash and timely discussions that will fascinate all movie people."
Adds Peter Bart, Editor in Chief of Variety, and co-host of the show, "There is a lamentable absence of lucid commentary about the entertainment industry on television. We are pleased to try to fill that void with engaging and intelligent debate about the real issues that populate the movie business."
Peter Guber, head of Mandalay Entertainment Group and Bart's co-host, adds, "With the combined palm pilot power of Peter Guber and Peter Bart, 'Sunday Morning Shoot-Out' is sure to attract an electric mix of important industry guests who will bring their passionate opinions to the air and insure an entertaining and stimulating show."
The series is loosely based on the book "The Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and Misfortune in Hollywood" by Peter Guber and Peter Bart which became a hard cover L.A. Timesbestseller published by GP Putnam. The paperback edition was published last month.
Before becoming editor of Variety, Bart was a reporter for The New York Timesand had top production posts at Paramount, MGM and Lorimar.
Guber was former chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and is a professor at UCLA's school of theater, film and television. Among his productions are "Rain Man" and "Batman."
"Sunday Morning Shoot-Out" is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions.
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