Jericho, NY – December 2, 2004 – He’s an award winning actor, comedian, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, producer and art collector. Steve Martin, one of the most respected talents in the entertainment industry today, will be honored on AMC when it presents a special tribute to pay homage to his career, HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES STEVE MARTIN: AN AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE TRIBUTE, January 23, 2005 at 10 PM (ET/PT).
With his talent spanning a multitude of areas, Martin has written and starred in some of the most popular movies of recent film history – “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Bringing Down The House,” “All Of Me,” “Roxanne,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Jerk” and “Father of the Bride.”
Martin was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee, which since 1986 has annually honored an exceptional artist (actor, director or writer) in the entertainment industry. Throughout the ninety-minute special, celebrity friends and colleagues will share humorous personal stories about Martin as they take viewers on a one-hour journey through his phenomenal career. Participants will include Michael Caine, Claire Danes, Dana Delany, Eugene Levy, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Catherine O’Hara, Carl Reiner, Martin Short, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams and Rita Wilson. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will present the award to Martin.
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.”