AMC’s Original Series “The Lot” Wins Prism Award For Realistic Drug Addiction Storyline

JERICHO, NY, March 5, 2002 – Two episodes of AMC's original series, "The Lot," won a PRISM Award for their depiction of drug addiction. The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) annually presents the PRISM Awards for outstanding efforts in the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in film, television, interactive media, and comic book entertainment.

The winning episodes, "Hooked on Hollywood" and "Detox," profile one character's plight and ultimate triumph, over drugs. Each episode of THE LOT incorporates real life Hollywood events and fictional composites of real movie stars into its original plots. The diabolical schemes and grandiose dreams of those who work on THE LOT provide a colorful backdrop for the sweeping sagas of early Hollywood.

AMC is a premiere 24-hour movie network dedicated to the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of popular films, and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, AMC offers an elegant and contemporary entertainment destination. AMC is a fully distributed network reaching over 82,000,000 U.S. homes (as of Jan. 2002) and ranking #16 in size among all 55 networks.

Since its launch in 1984, AMC has been dedicated to deepening the movie experience for its viewers, featuring film-loving celebrity hosts and an increasingly visible, critically acclaimed slate of original programming. AMC has more than doubled its original programming over the past 3 years and garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including five Emmy awards.

AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, WE: Women's Entertainment, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net. AMC is one of the assets included in a new series of Cablevision common stock — Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE: RMG) — which began trading on the NYSE on March 30, 2001. MGM (NYSE: MGM) owns a 20 percent stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC and WE: Women's Entertainment.

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