Josh Hartnett, Mandy Moore, Eve, Lucy Liu and Many More Join Host Christina Applegate for AMC and Movieline’s Hollywood Life Magazine’s Young Hollywood Awards®

center>Academy Award®-Nominated Actor Harrison Ford to Receive Special "Role Model" Award

Awards Show Ceremony airs on AMC June 2, 2003 at 8:00 PM
and Features Matthew McConaughey, Luke Wilson and Sam Rockwell
as Presenters

Jericho, NY – April 23, 2003 – The stars of today and tomorrow turn out to celebrate the accomplishments of Hollywood's brightest young talents when AMC and Movieline's Hollywood Life magazine present the YOUNG HOLLYWOOD AWARDS<®, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, AMC. AMC has concluded a multi-year deal for the show, taped for broadcast for the first time in its five-year history. YOUNG HOLLYWOOD AWARDS® premieres on AMC June 2, 2003 at 8:00 PM.

Taped at Hollywood's vintage El Rey theater, the celebratory ceremony will be hosted by Christina Applegate and will feature hot up-and-coming young celebrities such as Mandy Moore, Eve, Lucy Liu, Cole Hauser, Kate Bosworth, Nikki Reed, Alison Lohman, Joy Bryant, Clayne Crawford, Troy Garity, William Lee Scott and many more. Presenting awards to the evening's winners are some of today's biggest talents, including Luke Wilson, Josh Hartnett,
William H. Macy, Jon Voight, Matthew McConaughey
and Sam Rockwell.

"AMC is committed to offering our viewers a fresh take on movies and movie culture, and the YOUNG HOLLYWOOD AWARDS® really fit the bill," noted AMC Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Rob Sorcher. "It's a fun, outrageous bash that celebrates the best and brightest new talent on the scene, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with Movieline's Hollywood Life to bring this exciting program to the network."

During the broadcast, Academy Award®-nominated actor Harrison Ford will be presented with the "Young Hollywood's Role Model" award for inspiring today's young actors with his incredible cinematic career. Also that evening actor Luke Wilson will present the evening's "Young Hollywood's Dream Director" award to Rob Reiner. The evening of celebration will feature the following categories and honorees:

Adrenaline Rush

Lucy Liu ("Charlie's Angels")

Unstoppable Vision

Mandy Moore ("A Walk To Remember")

Superstar of Tomorrow

Alison Lohman ("White Oleander")

Most Exciting Crossover

Eve ("Barbershop")

Exciting New Face

Elizabeth Banks ("Catch Me If You Can")

Standout Performance

Troy Garity ("Barbershop")

Next Generation

Kate Bosworth ("Blue Crush")

Rising Star

William Lee Scott ("Pearl Harbor")

Breakthrough Performance Male

Cole Hauser ("White Oleander")

Breakthrough Performance Female

Joy Bryant ("Antwone Fisher")

One to Watch Male

Clayne Crawford ("Swimfan")

One To Watch Female

Nikki Reed ("Thirteen")

YOUNG HOLLYWOOD AWARDS® is produced by Kanpai Pictures,
Aha! Entertainment, in association with Movieline's Hollywood Life magazine and AMC. The special will be executive produced by Jay Karas and Andee Kuroda of Kanpai Pictures and Debbie Myers of Aha! Entertainment. Anne Volokh is the executive producer for Movieline's Hollywood Life magazine.

AMC is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 84,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and an increasingly visible, critically- acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. 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 "TV for movie people."

A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow owns and manages AMC, WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), muchmusic usa, Mag Rack, Rainbow Sports Networks, News 12 Networks, and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow is a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net and has a strategic partnership with MGM, which owns a 20 percent stake in three of Rainbow's national networks: AMC, WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT, and IFC.

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