AMC Scores at the Emmys with Broken Trail
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 -- On Sunday, September 16th the
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners for the 2007
Emmy Awards, with American Movie Channel (AMC) receiving 3 for its
first-ever original movie event, Broken Trail. Awards included Outstanding
Mini-series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-series or Movie for Robert
Duvall and Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Mini-series or a Movie for
Thomas Haden Church.
The following is a statement from AMC General Manager and Executive
Vice President Charlie Collier:
"The recognition Broken Trail received on Sunday night from the
industry is an affirmation that the original scripted programming AMC is
introducing to our audience is of the highest quality. We congratulate
Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church and the remaining cast and crew on their
well deserved Emmy wins and for setting the bar so high.
"As the most watched scripted program in all of cable television in
2006, Broken Trail resonated with critics and viewers across the country
and helped set a valuable standard for AMC's original programming in the
years to come.
"These nominations set a foundation of aspiration of all our original
projects and give us added momentum and excitement with what we are trying
to uniquely create at AMC. We thank the Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences members for the acknowledgement."
The sweeping epic set in the American West at the close of the 1800s,
premiered on AMC on June 25 and 26, 2006 and helped launch the network's
commitment to original programming. Broken Trail is a powerful two-part
drama set in the American Old West of the late 1800s. The four-hour
original movie is an authentic and harrowing tale that follows a veteran
cowboy (Robert Duvall) and his nephew (Thomas Haden Church) as they drive a
herd of horses from Oregon to Wyoming, their trail crossing with five
enslaved Chinese girls. A fateful act of decency plunges their lives into
peril and forever changes their destinies. Broken Trail follows the
complicated paths of each traveler's life, of love forged on a difficult
path and hardships inflicted on innocents lost in America.
AMC is a multi-platform network that celebrates classic movies and
high- quality scripted series. Among the elite services reaching over
91,000,000 homes, AMC defines what it means to be a classic movie network
today, creating a distinctive viewing experience that celebrates all that
is enduringly cool, personal and powerfully relevant about movies. AMC's
comprehensive library of popular movies strike a meaningful chord with its
audience, and its critically-acclaimed slate of originals all have a
cinematic quality that allow them to complement and be complemented by some
of the best movies of all time. A division of Rainbow Media Entertainment
Services, AMC's sister divisions include WE tv and the IFC Companies. AMC
is THE FUTURE OF CLASSIC.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems
Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted,
multi-platform programming for global distribution, creating and managing
some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands,
including AMC, IFC, WE tv, Rainbow Sports Networks managed FSN Bay Area and
FSN New England, Lifeskool, sportskool, and VOOM HD Networks. The company
also manages Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales
division, and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network
programming origination and distribution company.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading
content providers. SPT produces and distributes top-rated, award-winning
programming in every genre, including series, movies and family
entertainment for network and cable television; first-run syndicated
series; off-network syndicated programs; and theatrical releases. SPT
(http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
SOURCE Rainbow Media Holdings LLC