NEW YORK, July 6, 2004 — Premiere magazine and AMC have announced an alliance to broadcast the Premiere Women In Hollywood luncheon being held on September 14 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in a first-ever television special to air on October 3 at 10 PM (ET/PT) on AMC. The magazine's annual celebration of the most talented and accomplished women in movies, coupled with celebrity interviews, tributes and exclusive footage of this year's honorees, will be the focus of the hour-long broadcast.
Paul Turcotte, vice president and publisher, Premiere, commented: "Premiere Women In Hollywood is one of our proudest and most popular signature franchises in the film community, so it is with special meaning that we are partnering with AMC this year to present the first ever Premiere Women in Hollywood television show broadcast. AMC's devotion to the American movie fan coupled with Premiere's authority in the film industry are the perfect combination to celebrate and pay tribute to the achievements of women in film."
"This event brings two respected entertainment brands together for the first time," said Rob Sorcher, senior vice president, programming and production, AMC. "AMC is proud to celebrate the movies and accomplishments of some of Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars."
Past recipients of Premiere's Women In Hollywood Awards include Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Jodie Foster, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nora Ephron, Sherry Lansing and Susan Sarandon.
The Premiere Women In Hollywood television special is the centerpiece of a broader network on-air event that will air from 1 pm to 1 am on October 3, featuring the films of prominent Hollywood actresses, including: "D.O.A." (Meg Ryan); "The River" (Sissy Spacek); "Urban Cowboy" (Debra Winger); "The Real McCoy" (Kim Basinger); and "Mulholland Falls" (Melanie Griffith).)
Premiere, America's movie magazine, covers the unparalleled access and influence to Hollywood's A-list as well as the art and commerce of the film industry. Accessible at www.premiere.com, Premiere is part of a global network that includes editions published in France, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Korea and Japan.
Premiere is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. (HFM U.S.), the New York-headquartered subsidiary of Hachette Filipacchi Medias, the world's largest magazine publisher, a division of Lagardere SCA.
AMC, a division of Rainbow Media's Entertainment Services, which also includes WE: Women's Entertainment and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 86,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a critically-acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. Over the past three years AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including eight Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media's other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.