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[01/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
Starz Entertainment Group Orders More 'Bunny Biz'

[via press release from Starz]

Starz Entertainment Group Orders More 'Bunny Biz'

Commissions 10 More Animated 'Bunny' Movie Parody Shorts

Renews Agreement With Angry Alien Productions

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 (TCA Tour) -- Those crazy, infamous, animated bunnies featured in original movie parodies on the Internet and more recently on STARZ!, will continue to have a starring role as Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) announced today the renewal of their agreement with Angry Alien Productions. The renewed agreement commissions ten more 30-second shorts from animator Jennifer Shiman, the creator of Angryalien.com for exhibition not only on STARZ!, but also Starz on Demand(R) and STARZ! Ticket(SM) on Real Movies.

The spots feature talking animated bunnies spoofing famous Hollywood films in 30 seconds. SEG first commissioned three world premiere "bunny shorts" from Shiman for its STARZ! Hare Raising Halloween Marathon last October.

"The response from our viewers to these bunny shorts has been amazing," said Che Che Mata, senior vice president, creative services, SEG. "Jennifer's creative insight has not only grabbed the attention of her Web fans, but has captured the viewing pleasure of our family of subscribers."

"The bunnies and I are thrilled to team up again with Starz Entertainment Group," said Jennifer Shiman, Angry Alien Productions. "We look forward to paying tribute to some excellent movies with our bunnified versions."

"The bunny shorts are perfect for STARZ! Ticket(SM)," said Peter Roberts, senior director of advanced services, SEG. "The unique parodies appeal to our audience and provide us with an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to the great movies on STARZ! Ticket(SM) on Real Movies."

A recent article in Variety said Shiman's "Jaws in 30 Seconds" "has become an industry calling card."

The first spot under the renewed agreement will parody the classic "midnight movie," "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Additional spots will spoof "Pulp Fiction," "Highlander," "The Big Chill," "The Karate Kid," "Thelma & Louise," "The Good the Bad and the Ugly," "Night of the Living Dead" and "Weird Science." All of the spots will debut on STARZ!, Starz on Demand(R) and STARZ! Ticket(SM) on Real Movies. Previous bunny spots for SEG have included "Freddy vs. Jason," "Scream" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

Shiman's Angryalien.com Website boasts over 25,000 visitors per day. Since she created her first bunny short, last February her collection now includes 30 second parodies about "Jaws," "Alien," "The Shining" and "The Exorcist." You can view them at http://www.angryalien.com.

Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) is the largest provider of premium movie services in the United States with approximately 167 million pay units. SEG offerings include the Starz Super Pak(R), with up to 13 digital movie channels and more than 750 movies per month, Starz On Demand(R), the only on-demand pay TV subscription service available on the cable and satellite platforms, and its broadband equivalent, STARZ! Ticket(SM). SEG also offers a suite of advanced video offerings, including STARZ! HD(SM), Encore HD(SM), and Starz On Demand HD(SM). Starz Entertainment Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMCb), http://www.starz.com.

SOURCE Starz Entertainment Group LLC
Web Site: http://www.starz.com





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