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[10/14/08 - 01:16 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights Season Two of Isabella Rossellini's ''Green Porno''
Eight all-new episodes will premiere on sundancechannel.com in April 2009.

[via press release from Sundance]

Sundance Channel Greenlights Season Two of Isabella Rossellini's ''Green Porno''

Series on Sex Life of Sea Creatures Debuts on Sundancechannel.com April 2009

Watching Rossellini dressed up as a giant spider or curled up in a snail's shell or flying through the air as a bee while copulating midflight with a female of the species makes you realize how unnecessarily dull science class usually was. New York Daily News Michael Glitz

For Immediate Release - NEW YORK/CANNES (MIP) October 14, 2008 "Green Porno," Isabella Rossellini's critically acclaimed short film series about the sex life of various creatures, goes from land to sea with the creation of eight all-new episodes exploring the reproductive habits of marine animals. The announcement was made today by Christopher Barry, Sundance Channel, Senior Vice President Digital Media and Business Strategy. These films will premiere on sundancechannel.com in April 2009.

"Green Porno" is produced by Isabella Rossellini, Jody Shapiro and Rick Gilbert in association with Sundance Channel. The series is conceived, written by and features Rossellini. The films are directed by Rossellini and Shapiro.

Fremantle Media Enterprises will distribute the shorts internationally beginning spring 2009. They are available for internet, mobile and television sales.

In the second series of "Green Porno" Isabella Rossellini looks at and in most cases acts out the reproductive activities of sea creatures including the shrimp, squid, anchovy, barnacle, limpet, starfish, elephant seal, angler fish and Right whale. Like the first season of "Green Porno," this batch of films is scientifically accurate but the new pieces highlight the devastation of world supplies due to human consumption.

Rossellini said "The secret to "Green Porno" is that they allow of us to laugh but they also communicate true scientific information. Because of what I learned in doing research for this series I felt strongly that there needed to be an added environmental element to really inform people how delicate the futures of these creatures are."

Meant to be shown individually or as a series, the "Green Porno" films are a humorous, yet insightful study of the curious ways nature's creatures procreate. The inventive costumes and colorful sets contribute to the playfulness of the shorts and make them ideal for online viewing. The new season will also include two experimental segments, which will include a mix of animation and live documentary footage with interactive elements.

"Sundance Channel audiences were vastly amused and entertained by 'Green Porno' commented Barry. "The length, style and humor of these shorts make them perfect for digital viewing and we are eagerly awaiting Isabella's take on ocean creatures."

A selection of Rossellini's "Green Porno" shorts, which focused on the sex lives of insects, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and the 2008 Berlin international Film Festival. Season one of "Green Porno" is currently available at sundancechannel.com/greenporno.

About Sundance Channel:

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundancechannel.com.

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 content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel and VOOM HD Networks. Through IFC Entertainment, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a leading distribution company for independent film; IFC Productions, a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects; and IFC Center, a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales company; Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company; and 11 Penn TV, a company that manages Rainbow Media's NYC studios and post-production facilities.





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