AMC Targets a Second Season of “Sunday Morning Shootout”

Special Oscar® episode, "PRIMETIME SHOOTOUT: THE AWARDS," to air on Wednesday, February 25 at 10 pm

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, January 8, 2004 – AMC is renewing one of its most talked-about new series for a second season, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, AMC's Senior Vice President of Programming, Packaging and Production. Production on the new season of "Sunday Morning ShootOut," co-hosted by Peter Bart and Peter Guber, will commence in mid-January in LA with the first episode set to air on January 18. Scott Sternberg Productions will continue to produce the show.

In its first season, "Sunday Morning ShootOut" quickly became a popular outlet for Hollywood's leading performers and filmmakers. It's an uncensored forum where top actors, directors, producers and studio executives sound off about their personal opinions and experiences in the entertainment industry. During the debut season, hosts Bart and Guber welcomed actors Edward Norton; Dustin Hoffman; Sir Anthony Hopkins; Danny DeVito; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Kevin Costner; Sylvester Stallone; Samuel L. Jackson; and Laura Linney; directors Ron Howard and Anthony Minghella; producers Brian Grazer and Joe Roth; agent/producer Bernie Brillstein; and former studio head John Calley.

Peter Guber is the Chairman of Manadlay Entertainment, former Chairman and
CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Producer of dozens of Hollywood's
most successful movies including Batman, Rainman, Witches of Eastwick,
Flashdance, Midnight Express
and The Color Purple. Mr. Guber is a full
Professor at UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television and founding Chair
of the Producers Program. Peter Bart is editor-in-chief of Variety, and former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In his career as an executive at Paramount Pictures and as president of Lorimar, Bart played a major role in creating classics like The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby and The Postman Always Rings Twice. Bart is also the author of seven books including, most recently Dangerous Company.

The second season of "Sunday Morning ShootOut" will feature a special Academy Awards© episode, PRIMETIME SHOOTOUT: THE AWARDS, airing on Wednesday, February 25 at 10 pm. This special edition examines the careers of the nominated and award-winning actors and directors. Nominees and a variety of well-known industry experts join the hosts to predict winners and losers and to provide inside perspective on how Academy campaigns are developed and executed.

"Sunday Morning ShootOut" airs every Sunday at 11:00 AM (ET/PT) and can be viewed at, beginning at 12 Noon (PT) the day of its on-air premiere.

"Sunday Morning ShootOut" is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions.

About AMC
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 85,000,000 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."

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
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.

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