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[10/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo, Dakota Pictures and Eugene Pack Ink Deal for the One-Hour Comedy Special 'Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words'

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO, DAKOTA PICTURES AND EUGENE PACK INK DEAL FOR THE ONE-HOUR COMEDY SPECIAL 'CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: IN THEIR OWN WORDS'

MOLLY SHANNON, CHERYL HINES, DORIS ROBERTS, KEVIN NEALON AND FRED WILLARD TO APPEAR IN ORIGINAL BRAVO SPECIAL

LOS ANGELES -- October 5, 2005 -- Bravo has inked a deal with Dakota Pictures and Eugene Pack to produce a one-hour comedy special based upon the outrageous live show created by comedian/performer Pack, who will serve as executive producer on the project. The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, president of Bravo. The one-hour special is scheduled to premiere on Bravo in 2005.

To-date, celebrities signed on for the special include Molly Shannon ("Saturday Night Live"), Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Herbie: Fully Loaded"), Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), Kevin Nealon ("Saturday Night Live," "The Wedding Singer"), and Fred Willard ("Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind"). Additional talent will be announced at a later date.

"Celebrity Autobiography: In their Own Words" is the brainchild of Eugene Pack, who began the offbeat live show with co-producer Dale Rehfeld in Los Angeles in 1998 with a troupe of renowned comedian friends. The ensemble group reads excerpts from the memoirs of well-known stars, including Elizabeth Taylor, Tommy Lee and Britney Spears, verbally weaving the infamous celebrity stories together to create an original comedic performance. Past performers from the live stage have included Nathan Lane, Geri Halliwell and Penelope Ann Miller. The live show continues to gain attention and critical praise, with the Los Angeles Times calling the show "inspired", In Style magazine calling it "hilarious" and Rolling Stone Magazine named it a "cool night out."

"'Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words' provides a fresh approach to exploring the many layers of celebrity-dom through the articulations of America's funniest comedians," said Zalaznick. "Bravo's programming always strives to provide unique perspectives relating to America's notable arts and culture icons."

"For the last seven years, audiences have enjoyed 'Celebrity Autobiography' as a live show and we could not be more thrilled to bring this to television," said Pack. "We are attracting the best in comedy to participate and we feel Bravo is the perfect place for this project."

"Celebrity Autobiography: In their Own Words" will be produced by Dakota Pictures and Handprint Entertainment in association with Bravo. Eugene Pack, Troy Miller, Evan Weiss and Dale Rehfeld will executive produce.

About Bravo:

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, culture and pop culture with original programming, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 79 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," "Project Greenlight," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's other hits include "Project Runway," "Blow Out" and "Being Bobby Brown."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

About Dakota Pictures:

Dakota Pictures is a seasoned TV and Feature film production company, producing reality based programming as well as scripted series and specials. Critically acclaimed projects include the infamous Billy Crystal opening at the annual Oscar's, HBO's Tenacious D and Mr. Show series. Other work includes event specials such as David Blaine's Vertigo and the MTV's new number one rated series "Viva La Bam."





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