NEW ORLEANS, LA, May 7, 2000 – AMC NETWORKS has signed a major licensing agreement with Twentieth Television, it was announced today by David Sehring, senior vice president, acquisitions and programming. The agreement includes more than 40 films that will be shown on AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS and ROMANCE CLASSICS from March 2000 through 2003.
The networks’ deal with Fox adds a substantial number of popular titles to AMC’s library of licensed films. Classic titles include AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr; HARRY AND TONTO, with Art Carney, who won an Academy Award. for his performance; CLASS ACTION, with Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; SOUP TO NUTS, featuring the film debut of The Three Stooges, then actually four in number (Moe, Larry, Shemp, and Fred Sanborn); and MOVE OVER, DARLING, with Doris Day and James Garner.
Films slated for ROMANCE CLASSICS include THE CRUCIBLE, with Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis, written by playwright Arthur Miller from his 1953 play; NINE TO FIVE, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in her film debut; EYEWITNESS, with William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and Morgan Freeman; AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, with Jill Clayburgh; and the drama THE ROSE, with Bette Midler.
“AMC Networks strives to bring its diverse viewers a broad array of classic and contemporary films,” says Sehring. “The agreement with Twentieth Television represents an exciting lineup of important films from all genres.”
AMC NETWORKS is comprised of AMC, the premier 24-hour classic movie network featuring award-winning original productions about the world of American film and ROMANCE CLASSICS which provides an oasis of entertainment for women 24 hours a day. AMC’s AMERICAN POP! is the first multi-platform entertainment network for broadband, web and digital cable.