JERICHO, NY, May 12, 2004 – AMC will continue its successful run of its weekly series, "Sunday Morning ShootOut," and has ordered an additional 39 episodes of the acclaimed show, hosted by two well-known industry figures Peter Bart, editor-in-chief, Variety, and Peter Guber, Chairman, Mandalay Pictures. AMC has also paired with the editorial team behind Variety's new celebrity and lifestyle magazine, V Life, to create a series of specials designed to give viewers an exclusive glimpse at movie and celebrity culture.
Since the launch of "Sunday Morning ShootOut" in October 2003, Bart and Guber have attracted A-list guests to shoot out industry issues, including: Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Jack Black, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Charlize Theron and Laura Linney. Upcoming guests include: Garry Marshall and Matthew Perry (5/16) and Andy Garcia (5/23). "Sunday Morning ShootOut" is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions.
With in-depth coverage of all aspects of movie and celebrity culture from the nexus of information in Hollywood, "V Life" on AMC will provide viewers with an inside look at the people, places and stories that electrify the entertainment industry and millions of fans worldwide. The specials are produced by Scott Sternberg Productions and V Life Magazine.
"'Sunday Morning ShootOut' brings a Hollywood authenticity to AMC," said Rob Sorcher, AMC's Senior Vice President of Programming and Production. "The show continues to attract smart and interesting talent, and offers both topical content and candid voices not found anywhere else on television."
AMC, a division of Rainbow Media's Entertainment Services, which also includes WE: Women's Entertainment and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 86,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a 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 LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media's other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.