David Bowie Revisits the Disco Glam Era With AMC’s “Hollywood Rocks The Movies: The 1970s” as Part of the Network’s 10th Annual Film Preservation Festival: Rock ‘N Roll In The Movies, Premiering August 30 at 8:00 PM (ET)

JERICHO, NY, July 24, 2002 – AMC premieres HOLLYWOOD ROCKS THE MOVIES: THE 1970S, an original special that traces the infusion of music into the movies of the 1970s, on Friday, August 30 at 8:00 PM (ET) as part of its 10TH ANNUAL FILM PRESERVATION FESTIVAL: ROCK 'N ROLL IN THE MOVIES. The two-hour special is hosted by legendary musical artist David Bowie.

From good old rock 'n' roll to punk, reggae, funk and disco, music in the 1970s had become a powerful expression of individuality. Movies like SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, SHAFT and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW earned massive grosses due in large part to the phenomenal soundtracks that helped define the era. These movies were driven by a passion for music experienced not only by the filmmakers but also their fans, leaving in their wake multi-platinum albums and massive boxoffice grosses.

With live concert footage of artists ranging from The Rolling Stones to Donna Summer, film outtakes, rarely seen interviews and commentary from such '70s music insiders as Maurice Gibb, Johnny Ramone and Isaac Hayes, HOLLYWOOD ROCKS THE MOVIES: THE 1970S turns back the clock on this vital era of funky sounds and outrageous images which forever changed the way we experience movies.

AMC's annual film preservation festival serves to educate viewers about the need to guard the nation's endangered film heritage, while raising funds for the archives whose vital work saves hundreds of thousands of films each year. Since its inception in 1993, AMC has raised over to $2 million for The Film Foundation, which funds seven member archives across the country to restore and preserve films.

HOLLYWOOD ROCKS THE MOVIES: THE 1970S is an original production for AMC produced by Prometheus Entertainment and Foxstar Productions, in association with Fox Television Studios. Kevin Burns executive produced the special, while David Sehring served as the executive producer for AMC.

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 83,000,000 U.S. homes (as of July 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 seven Emmy awards.

AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a leader in news, sports and entertainment programming. 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 Networks, News 12 Networks, MetroChannels and Mag Rack, 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 the Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE: RMG), a series of Cablevision common stock. MGM (NYSE: MGM) owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC, and WE: Women's Entertainment.

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