or


[11/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
Afi's 100 YearS... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies, a New Entertainment Special Counting Down America's Most Inspirational Films, to Be Broadcast in June, 2006 on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

(NOTE TO EDITORS: Please substitute the following release, AFI'S 100 YEARS� 100 CHEERS: AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING MOVIES for the one previously sent).

"AFI'S 100 YEARS� 100 CHEERS: AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING MOVIES," A NEW ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL COUNTING DOWN AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING FILMS, TO BE BROADCAST IN JUNE 2006 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

"Erin Brockovich," "It's a Wonderful Life," "Norma Rae," "Rocky," "Seabiscuit," "The Sound of Music" and Hundreds More To Vie for the Title of "Most Inspiring Film of the Century"

AFI'S 100 YEARS� 100 CHEERS: AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING MOVIES," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast in June of 2006 on the CBS Television Network. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

This will be the ninth annual special in the AFI's centennial celebration of American cinema, following the eight critically acclaimed Network specials: "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Movies," "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Stars," "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Laughs," "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Thrills," "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Passions," "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Heroes & Villains," "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Songs" and "AFI's 100 Years� 100 Movie Quotes," which annually spark a national discussion of America's film history among movie-lovers across the nation.

Today, AFI distributed a ballot with the names of 300 nominated inspiring movies to a jury of over 1,500 leaders in the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes "Apollo 13," "Breaking Away," "Chariots of Fire," "The Color Purple," "Dead Man Walking," "Dead Poet's Society," "8 Mile," "Erin Brockovich," "Field of Dreams," "Gandhi," "Good Will Hunting," "Goodbye Mr. Chips," "Hoosiers," "It's a Wonderful Life," "The Karate Kid," "National Velvet," "Norma Rae," "The Passion of the Christ," "Rain Man," "Rocky," "Schindler's List," "Seabiscuit," "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Sound of Music." Jurors may also write in votes for up to five films that may not already appear on the ballot.

The jurors have been asked to consider the following criteria in making their selections:

CHEERS: Movies that inspire with characters of vision and conviction who face adversity and often make a personal sacrifice for the greater good. Whether these movies end happily or not, they are ultimately triumphant -- both filling audiences with hope and empowering them with the spirit of human potential.

LEGACY: Films whose "cheers" continue to echo across a century of American cinema.

AFI defines an American film as an English language motion picture with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States. AFI defines a feature-length film as a motion picture of narrative format that is typically over 60 minutes in length. Only feature-length American films released before January 1, 2005 will be considered.

AFI is a National Institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its world-renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital technologies in entertainment and education through the AFI Digital Content Lab and K-12 Screen Education Center. As the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the U.S., AFI On Screen encompasses the annual AFI Fest presented by Audi: AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival -- as well as year-round programming at ArcLight Hollywood and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including the Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. AFI Awards, the annual almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years� series has ignited extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. And, during the past 33 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor for a career in film. Additional information about AFI is available at afi.com.

For the ninth consecutive year, multi Emmy Award winner Gary Smith is the executive producer and director of AFI's 100 YEARS� 100 CHEERS: AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING MOVIES. Former AFI Board Chair Frederick S. Pierce is the executive producer for AFI. Dann Netter ("The 2002 Emmy Awards") and Bob Gazzale ("AFI Life Achievement Award, A Tribute to Meryl Streep") are the producers. SFM Entertainment LLC is the distributor of the program. Past sponsors of the series have included General Motors, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, Best Buy, Anheuser-Busch, Colgate-Palmolive, SBC and all major motion picture companies.





  [november 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


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





[11/20/18 - 01:00 PM]
"The Blacklist" Will Now Have a Two-Day/Two-Part Premiere: Thursday, Jan. 3 and Friday, Jan. 4
Plus: "Blindspot" fall finale set for December 7; while "Midnight, Texas" will shift to 8:00/7:00c on Fridays beginning December 14.

[11/20/18 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Announces Full Line-Up of Special Celebrity Guests Appearing in "A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy"
Just-added special musical appearances include icon Stevie Wonder and jazz bassist-singer Esperanza Spalding.

[11/20/18 - 11:18 AM]
Video: Official Teaser Trailer for Season 2 of Seth Rogen's "Future Man"
The comedy series returns Friday, January 11, only on Hulu.

[11/20/18 - 11:02 AM]
Uncover New Evidence of Infamous Crimes, Mysteries and Myths in New Travel Channel Series "Legend Hunter" with Explorer Pat Spain
Premiering Tuesday, January 8, the seven-episode series showcases Spain as he uses his scientific expertise and state-of-the-art technology to investigate infamous tales of murder, theft and unexplained events.

[11/20/18 - 10:43 AM]
FOX Sports Secures NFL Experience for Stacked FS1 Studio Roster
Former NFL standouts Eric Dickerson, DeAngelo Hall, James Harrison, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Shawne Merriman, Bart Scott, Rod Woodson and former head coach Chuck Pagano will appear regularly on FS1 and FOX Sports' digital properties.

[11/20/18 - 10:08 AM]
TV One Launches New Entertainment Network CLEO TV on January 19, 2019
Derived from the name Cleopatra, one of the most powerful, trendsetting, rule-breaking and iconic women in history, CLEO TV will offer quality content that defies negative and cultural stereotypes of today's modern women.

[11/20/18 - 10:00 AM]
Five-Time Emmy Award Winner Alex Duda Named Executive Producer for "The Kelly Clarkson Show"
Duda, who has an overall development deal with NBCUniversal, will executive produce the one-hour show, hosted by the Grammy Award-winning Clarkson, in September 2019.

[11/20/18 - 09:46 AM]
MTV's "The Challenge: CT's Getting Married" Premieres December 11th
"The Challenge" All-Star CT is finally getting married to Lili, the mother of his young son, CJ.

[11/20/18 - 09:31 AM]
Mark Your Calendars! "Teachers" Returns for Its Final Season on January 15
TV Land revealed the news via social media this morning.

[11/20/18 - 09:29 AM]
Mixing Bourbon and Boos, Season Three of "Paranormal Lockdown" Returns to Destination America on December 4
This season will serve up an extra treat for fans with the first-ever televised paranormal investigation of the Jim Beam(R) American Stillhouse in Clermont, Ky., in response to employee claims that bourbon isn't the only spirit locked inside the massive warehouses on the property.

[11/20/18 - 08:45 AM]
Discovery Gains Unprecedented Access at U.S.-Mexico Border in All New Series "Border Live"
The network and production company Lucky 8 have secured filming with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection.

[11/20/18 - 08:32 AM]
Showtime PPV(R) Offers Blockbuster Heavyweight Fight Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Directly to Consumers Over the Internet Via Showtime(R)
The showdown of undefeated heavyweights will air on Saturday, December 1 live at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

[11/20/18 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL, "Dancing" Finale Push ABC in Front
The Alphabet get a boost from the Chiefs/Rams game in the Kansas City and Los Angeles markets.

[11/20/18 - 08:03 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Grand Finale of Its Three-Year Juggernaut "Versailles" on Saturday, December 8
The arts network will also air "Versailles: The Final Act" on Saturday, December 15.

[11/20/18 - 07:46 AM]
ESPN's Chiefs-Rams Thriller Is "Monday Night Football's" Best Overnight Rating Since 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 19.