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[via press release from RHI Entertainment]

RHI Entertainment and SCI FI Channel Announce New Production Deal for 10 Exciting New Movies

NEW YORK -- RHI Entertainment, the industry leader of miniseries and movies made for television, and top cabler SCI FI Channel announced today a production deal for an action-packed slate of television movies. The agreement was negotiated by Robert Halmi, Jr, President and CEO of RHI Entertainment and Thomas Vitale, Senior Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, SCI FI Channel.

According to the terms of this multi-picture deal, RHI Entertainment will exclusively produce 10 original movies for the SCI FI Channel to be delivered in 2007. The agreement includes basic cable-tv rights for RHI Entertainment�s new horror-thriller projects including Grizzly Rage, Maneater, Eye of the Beast, Blood Monkey and In the Spider�s Web.

The combination of marquee talent, exotic shooting locations, high production values and powerful storylines will enable RHI Entertainment and SCI FI Channel to deliver large-scale productions with cinema-release quality.

�We are delighted to once again be working with SCI FI Channel,� said RHI Entertainment President & CEO, Robert Halmi, Jr. �SCI FI�s outstanding commitment to exciting original movies for television is unparalleled. We feel this is a perfect fit for our new productions.�

�RHI is an ideal partner to create the kind of exciting and action-packed quality films that our audience has come to expect of our original movie franchise,� said SCI FI Channel�s Thomas Vitale.

RHI Entertainment is a global leader in the production and distribution of groundbreaking miniseries and movies for television. Since the company�s inception, under the guidance of Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., RHI has produced and distributed over 4,000 hours of quality television programming, received 70 Emmy Awards, and outperformed the competition annually in viewer ratings. Currently, RHI provides 40-60 new television movies and miniseries a year to networks worldwide.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 84 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

  [october 2006]  


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