or


[05/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
AMC Adds Movies That Shook the World to Its 2005 Original Programming Slate

[via press release from AMC]

AMC Adds Movies That Shook The World to Its 2005 Original Programming Slate

Documentary Series Explores Most Influential Movies of All Time

New York, NY, May 18, 2005 - As part of an ongoing series of announcements during the annual Upfront, AMC announced today, that it has added the new original documentary series, Movies That Shook the World, to its growing line-up of 2005 original programming. Each half-hour episode will take a probing look at pivotal movies and examine how their releases sparked societal, cultural, and even political discourse and change. As the premiere destination for movies and movie culture on basic cable, AMC examines this story with a unique voice and signature approach that will provide viewers with a complete look at how Hollywood and movies affected our lives. Some of the seminal films that will be spotlighted in this series include: The Graduate, Birth of a Nation, Do the Right Thing, Fatal Attraction, and The China Syndrome. World of Wonder will produce the series.

Today's announcement comes on the heels of AMC's most successful year ever (2004). In 2005, AMC continues to post record ratings growth in total day and prime time households and key demo deliveries. The network experienced its best EVER 1Q in 1Q 2005 and posted double digit HH and key demo growth across every daypart year to year in April 2005. In addition, season to date (Oct 04 thru Apr 05) is pacing to be AMC's strongest season ever.

"Movies have helped shape our society and have provided Americans with a valuable mirror, reflecting our times and the issues we have faced throughout history," stated Rob Sorcher, AMC's Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production. "As a network dedicated to movies and movie culture it is a natural progression for AMC to tell a story about how the movies we love have influenced our lives, and continue to shape the way we think, feel, act and respond to popular culture."

"With a stellar portfolio of projects and a solid reputation within the industry, we are able to attract well-known and respected Hollywood personalities, who share AMC's love for movies, to this series," said Randy Barbato of World of Wonder.

Among the hundreds of feature films released by Hollywood each year, every so often a movie appears that actually alters lives, influences culture - even changes history. "Movies That Shook The World," will spotlight some of the rare groundbreaking movies that did much more than simply entertain audiences. Through in-depth interviews and revealing clips, this new documentary series will explore why these landmark movies were so explosive when they were released, the new paths they blazed, and why they remain so influential today. Celebrities and industry veterans confirmed to participate in the series, include: Spike Lee, Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Debbie Allen, Buck Henry, Peter Bart, Katherine Ross, Sherry Lansing, Anne Archer and Roger Ebert. A pilot of "Movies That Shook The World" was commissioned by AMC in December. The episode examines the dramatic and timely impact of the movie The China Syndrome, released in March 1979. The movie's controversial plot line, exploring what could happen if a nuclear power plant were to leak, became a staggering reality a mere 13 days after the movie was released when Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania experienced a frighteningly similar scenario. Actor Michael Douglas, film critic Michael Medved, and many others provide insightful commentary on the impact the movie had on the public and the extraordinary connection it had to the real-life disaster.

AMC's commitment to original programming can be seen through its topical, timely and newsworthy documentary projects. The network has enjoyed success with its airings of Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust, Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood, and Hollywood and the Muslim World. Upcoming documentaries include Robert Stone's Hollywood Vietnam and Barak Goodman's Good Cop, Bad Cop. AMC also recently partnered with ABC News to co-produces a series of documentaries on newsworthy entertainment issues, including the business of film sanitizing, as seen in the network's most recent documentary offering, Bleep: Censoring Hollywood?.

"Movies That Shook The World" joins a growing list of original programming to be announced during the Upfront period. AMC previously announced "Celebrity Charades," executive produced by actor/director Bob Balaban, Chad Lowe and Hilary Swank. These new shows join AMC's already strong stable of network series, including "Sunday Morning ShootOut" and "Movie Club with John Ridley," providing viewers with original content focused on today's evolving movie culture.

The series is Executive Produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Inside Deep Throat, Party Monster, Eyes of Tammy Faye) and the Supervising Producer for World of Wonder is Gabriel Rotello.

About AMC
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. AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including 14 Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."

About World of Wonder
Based in both Los Angeles and London, World of Wonder is best known for award-winning films and documentaries such as "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "Party Monster" (both Sundance Film Festival favorites) "Monica in Black and White" (HBO) and "The Hidden Fuhrer" (Cinemax). Previous AMC productions include ", "Hollywood Fashion Machine" and a biography of William Haines. Most recently World of Wonder have created and produced the hit series "Show Biz Moms and Dads" and the popular sequel "Show Dog Moms & Dads" for Bravo. World of Wonder has also produced and created numerous documentaries and non-fiction programs for Court TV, VH1, MTV and A&E in the States, as well as BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV in the UK. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey recently wrote and directed "Inside Deep Throat," a feature documentary about the classic adult film. More information about World of Wonder can be found on the WOW Report daily blog, www.worldofwonder.net.





  [may 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[06/28/17 - 03:55 PM]
Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars" Signs Off Historic Run with Over 1-Year Highs and Is No. 1 Most-Tweeted TV Episode of 2017 with 1.7 Million Tweets
Freeform spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 27.

[06/28/17 - 01:29 PM]
Viceland Brings Two Docu-Series to Air in July with "Last Chance High" and "Funny How?"
The former is an eight-part documentary series is adapted and updated from the acclaimed 2014 Vice News web series focused on the students at Moses Montefiore Academy, a school for the most troubled youth on Chicago's tumultuous West Side.

[06/28/17 - 01:24 PM]
FOX Sports Loads Bases for 2017 MLB All-Star Game
Superstars from the American and National Leagues face off in the 2017 All-Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, Fla., on Tuesday, July 11, with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network.

[06/28/17 - 01:22 PM]
Paula Patton Stars as a Mother Desperate to Change Fate and Prevent a Murder, on the Series Premiere of ABC's "Somewhere Between," Monday, July 24
The second episode will now air on Tuesday, July 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) during its new regular night and time.

[06/28/17 - 01:00 PM]
FX Networks Promotes Current Series Executives Colette Wilson and Barbara Crawford and Development's Kevin Wandell
"Colette, Barbara and Kevin have been integral to the growth and success of FX Networks' slate of original programs and we are happy that they will be playing an even greater role going forward," said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier.

[06/28/17 - 12:36 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Multi-Part NBA Documentary Film with Executive Producers LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Filmmaker Gotham Chopra
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with LeBron, Maverick and Gotham on what will be a comprehensive look at one of the most influential sports institutions in the world," said Stephen Espinoza.

[06/28/17 - 12:13 PM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Hold Off ABC, "Bachelorette" Special
The Peacock easily wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/28/17 - 11:48 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Records Its Most-Watched Quarter Ever Led by Its Most-Watched Month Ever in June
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/17 - 11:01 AM]
Cartoon Network Sets "OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes" for an Epic One-Hour Series Premiere Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
The show follows K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to be the greatest hero he can be in a video game inspired world set in Lakewood Plaza.

[06/28/17 - 10:54 AM]
"Top Gear America" Premieres Sunday, July 30, 8/7c on BBC America
William Fichtner, Antron Brown and Tom "Wookie" Ford topline the latest installment in the franchise.

[06/28/17 - 10:35 AM]
"Under the Influence" New Original Series - The Troubled Stories of Heath Ledger and River Phoenix Are the Focus of the Series Premiere on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Future episodes include Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith, John Belushi and Chris Farley and George Michael and Prince.

[06/28/17 - 10:15 AM]
"Treehouse Masters" Returns to Animal Planet for an All-New Season on August 4 at 9PM/ET
This season, Pete Nelson and his crew will take on new build locations, including Norway for their first ever international treehouse build, and a very special treehouse for singer-songwriter Grace Vanderwaal.

[06/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Amazon Prime Video to Be Exclusive Premium Subscription Home for the CBS Series "Salvation"
Unlimited streaming and downloading of all the series' episodes will be available to Prime members four days after their initial broadcast on CBS.

[06/28/17 - 10:00 AM]
FX Networks Sets Premiere Dates for "You're the Worst" and "Better Things"
The comedies are due back Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 14 on FXX and FX, respectively.

[06/28/17 - 09:54 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils Trailer and Art for "Daughters of Destiny"
The four-part original documentary series chronicles the lives of five girls from Indian families who are among the so-called "Dalit" caste and most impoverished communities in the world.