"The AMC Project: Malkovich's Mail" Takes a Witty Look at the Realities of Attaining Hollywood Success With a 37¢ Stamp

Premieres December 8 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 8, 2003 — Every year, more than forty tons of screenplay pitch letters are dropped into the Hollywood in-box. No agents. No real Hollywood connections. But they pour in, and one of the recipients is actor/director John Malkovich. With the chances of discovery next to nil, what outrageous gimmicks, sly deceptions and all-out drama will these hopefuls try? What are their chances of getting into Malkovich's head? What does he think of their ideas?

THE AMC PROJECT: MALKOVICH'S MAIL, premiering Monday, December 8 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT), explores the aspirations of a sometimes wacky group of Hollywood hopefuls. The one-hour documentary examines the dreams of these Hollywood neophytes, their pet projects, their perception of Hollywood and the scant realities of attaining access to Malkovich with a letter.

Because of John Malkovich's reputation for being artistically open-minded, Mr. Mudd Productions attracts more than its share of unsolicited ideas from novice screenwriters and filmmakers from all walks of life. The show brings some of these letters to life, capturing the stories behind the writers and their diverse group of scripts. For a few lucky souls, Malkovich briefly screen tests some of these unsolicited treatments.

THE AMC PROJECT: MALKOVICH MAIL is directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe for AMC.

Filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe have produced and directed numerous documentary pieces on filmmaking for Warner Bros., MGM, and Castle Rock Entertainment. Fulton and Pepe are currently developing a TV series with John Malkovich's company, Mr. Mudd, and a fiction film, Living and Breathing, with Jericho Entertainment.

The special is part of THE AMC PROJECT, which presents unexpected and thought-provoking viewpoints on various aspects of life in Hollywood from a variety of acclaimed filmmakers commissioned to create story-driven films ranging from a half-hour to two-hour explorations.

AMC is a 24-hour, movie-based network dedicated to the American movie fans. 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 eight Emmy® awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."

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