Bethpage, NY – Leading man Alec Baldwin has joined the AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS family as host of Film Preservation Classics, one of the network’s prime-time branded blocks of programming.
AMC’s Film Preservation Classics is presented weekly on Tuesday at 8:00 PM (ET) by Alec Baldwin. The weekly block showcases new and improved versions of films that have been preserved or restored. Baldwin offers insightful information on the films’ history and how they have been refurbished. Some of the films Baldwin will introduce in 2001 include HIGH NOON, A PLACE IN THE SUN, THE WILD BUNCH, HUSTLER, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, THE GODFATHER, HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE GRAPES OF WRATH and ON THE WATERFRONT. This block programming is an off-shoot to AMC’s annual Film Preservation Campaign, which remains the network’s most significant fundraising initiative.
As on-air host, Baldwin will provide behind-the-scenes information and profiles of the featured films and their stars. In addition to AMC’s prime-time host John Burke, Alec Baldwin will join AMC’s roster of celebrity presenters including Sharon Stone, Shirley Jones, Laurence Fishburne, Stan Winston and Lauren Bacall, who all serve as hosts of a prime-time block on the network’s schedule.
Baldwin just received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in “Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial” on TNT. He recently completed production on Disney’s highly-anticipated PEARL HARBOR, in which he co-stars with Ben Affleck and Cuba Gooding, Jr. His feature film credits include OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE, THE EDGE, THE GETAWAY, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER and WORKING GIRL.
AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS is the premier 24-hour movie network, featuring award-winning original productions about the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of classic films from the 1930s through the 1980s and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, the service offers in-depth information on timeless and contemporary Hollywood classics. Through the network’s multiple platforms — AMC’s Web site (www.amctv.com), AMC’s original broadband programming and AMC magazine — the entertainment provider informs passionate movie fans about the history behind the films. AMC is available in 75 million homes.