Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Guest Star on AMC's "Sunday Morning ShootOut" on November 30 at 11 AM

AMC's weekly half-hour series, "Sunday Morning ShootOut," hosted by Peter Guber and Peter Bart, brings the smarts and spin of Sunday morning political shows to the world of entertainment.

THIS WEEK'S GUESTS: Ron Howard and longtime business partner and friend Brian Grazer. In 1986, the duo formed Imagine Entertainment, producing such successful and critically acclaimed films as Splash, Apollo 13, Cocoon, 8 Mile and the Academy Award®-winning, A Beautiful Mind. Howard and Grazer have most recently moved to the small screen as executive producers of the new Fox TV hit, "Arrested Development."

DISCUSSION TOPICS: 1) How do you decide what films to produce? 2) Does Hollywood reward bad behavior? 3) Brian, when you were producing 8 Mile, what made you take a risk and cast Eminem as the lead? 4) After producing so many successful movies, what made you decide to produce a TV show?

WHEN: The episode will air on Sunday, November 30 at 11 am ET/PT on the AMC cable network. The episode can also be viewed at, beginning at 12 Noon (PT).

BACKGROUND: "Sunday Morning ShootOut" is a new, half-hour weekly series on AMC hosted by entertainment industry veterans, Peter Guber and Peter Bart. Guber is the chairman of Mandalay Pictures, former CEO of Sony Pictures, the producer of dozens of Hollywood's most successful movies including Midnight Express, Batman, Rainman, Basic Instinct. Bart is editor-in-chief of Variety, and former Hollywood reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In his career as an executive at Paramount Pictures and as president of Lorimar, Bart played a major role creating classics like The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby and The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Like other Sunday morning debate shows, the sparks fly here as prominent producers, directors, writers and stars join the hosts to debate all sides of the week's biggest stories in the world of movies and entertainment. The experts provide informed and spirited perspectives on the winners and losers at the box-office, the rising and falling fortunes of the stars and studios themselves and the emerging trends that are forever reshaping the business of entertainment.

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