NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, May 5, 2002 – AMC will celebrate the network's sixth annual MonsterFest celebration at the annual National Cable & Telecommunications Association show by handing out masks of popular movie monsters including FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA and the WEREWOLF. The masks will be available on Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at AMC's booth #2447. The masks will feature this year's campaign information.
AMC's sixth annual MonsterFest is a week-long on-air and online spectacular running from Friday, October 25 to Thursday, October 31. The festival will showcase "Monsters Wanted," a new original stop motion animation series featuring the voice of executive producer Mark Hamill (STAR WARS); the popular horror films HALLOWEEN 2, 3, 4 and 5 paired with a new "Backstory" episode chronicling the movies; a documentary special on the ALIEN movie franchise; and horror-ifying online content at amctv.com. MonsterFest is AMC's most successful promotion to date with over 800 affiliates participating in last year's campaign.
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 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.