or


[04/13/09 - 02:57 PM]
Sundance Channel Announces 2010 Development Slate
Producing partners include award-winners Mark Burnett, Nanette Burstein, Bill Carter and Jordan Roberts.

[via press release from Sundance]

SUNDANCE CHANNEL ANNOUNCES 2010 DEVELOPMENT SLATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York - April 6, 2009 � Sundance Channel SVP Original Programming & Development Lynne Kirby announced today six new non-fiction series in development. The latest slate focuses on emerging and established artists and entertainers, design, exotic travel destinations, comedy and the environment. Producing partners include award-winners Mark Burnett, Nanette Burstein, Bill Carter and Jordan Roberts. Other projects previously announced but still in development include "Good Design" with Karim Rashid and "Extreme to Mainstream."

"Sundance Channel continues to develop strong non-fiction programming with a point of view, great story-telling and compelling characters," commented Kirby. "Whether the subject is humor, social issues, art, fashion or culture, Sundance Channel is seeking captivating and provocative narratives that enrich and entertain our viewers."

Headed up by Lynne Kirby, Sundance Channel's original programming team is Vice President, Original Programming and Production Mala Chapple, Vice President Original Programming and Development Nicole De Fusco, Executive Producer Original Programming Ann Rose, Manager, Original Programming and Development Ari Mark and Production Manager Jordan Kreisler.

SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT:

ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL � Season 2

The second six-part documentary series "Architecture School" will follow the students of a prestigious architecture school as they work on a major project. "Architecture School" opens a window onto the art and science of architecture while telling a unique and uplifting human interest story. The premiere series aired in August 2008 and followed a group of students at Tulane University's School of Architecture as they submitted competing designs for an affordable home in Katrina-battered New Orleans. Producers are Michael Selditch and Stan Bertheaud.

DON'T BOMB KUALA LUMPUR

Produced by Emmy� Award winner Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice), each episode of this anthropological comedy series features a pair of up-and-coming stand-up comedians who descend upon a brand-new city, guided by a celebrity comedy mentor. The novice comedians will have to quickly become familiar with their cultural surroundings so that they can perform stand-up for the local audience, who will ultimately decide which of the two acts provided the biggest laughs.

RED SUMMER

Based on the book of the same name by award-winning filmmaker and acclaimed writer, Bill Carter, this six-part series takes a compelling behind-the scenes look at an isolated Eskimo village in Alaska, and its population explosion during the commercial salmon season. Cameras will follow six fishermen who endure rough waters, grizzly bears, vicious mosquitoes, and the antics of their fellow fishermen as a backdrop to the high-stakes drama of the rapidly depleting salmon population and the community's response to this major environmental issue. Series is produced and directed by Bill Carter, and executive produced by Academy Award� nominee Nanette Burstein and Jordan Roberts.

TOP CITY ARTIST WITH JUSTIN BUA (working title, aka PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST WITH JUSTIN BUA)

This series follows the dynamic life of urban artist Justin BUA, showcasing the struggle of BUA to achieve gallery and museum notoriety. Despite selling more posters than any living artist, having his work featured in video games, music videos, on skateboards and shoes, cultivating an amazing fan base, including a who's who list of private collectors, such as Eva Longoria, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jay-Z, and President Clinton, and being a professor of art at USC, BUA remains shunned by the high-end gallery and museum world. But why? Is it his urban themes, is it elitism, or is it that he is simply not good enough at this stage of his career? As the "people's artist" strives for the upper echelons of the art world and respect and recognition that is long overdue, BUA will provide candid access to his family, friends, the hustle, and the colorful cast of characters and urban culture that is celebrated in his artistic expressions, with the goal of breaking down the art establishment walls and changing the perceptions of the art world elite. Series produced by Michael Yudin, MY Entertainment.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED, ALSO IN DEVELOPMENT:

GOOD DESIGN

Most people know good design when they see it � a sub-Zero refrigerator, or bar stools that are just the right height � and the same goes for bad design � PDA buttons which are too small, car doors with hidden lock buttons. In this sophisticated and highly creative series celebrated designer Karim Rashid will expose the vast array of design decisions that go into how we live our lives � from everyday objects to public spaces, from furniture to vehicles � and how these designs can make life better or worse. Along the way we learn all about what makes for great design and get a peek at some of the best and worst design decisions in history. Produced by True Entertainment.

EXTREME TO MAINSTREAM

What is the motivation and inspiration that compels artists � filmmakers, musicians, designers, architects and comedians � to challenge convention in the name of art? Shot in an intimate style, each episode will introduce a former extreme artist who has gone mainstream. Controversial, outspoken and daring, they had no idea they would become an icon from a generation. In addition to exploring their own work they will reveal a young artist they're discovered who has a talent and sense of "extreme" to which they can relate. This "mainstream" mentor and "extreme" artist will collaborate on a project. Produced by Beth B. Productions and City Lights.

SUNDANCE CHANNEL

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold and uncompromising, 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.





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL (SUNDANCE)
· DON'T BOMB KUALA LUMPUR (SUNDANCE)
· EXTREME TO MAINSTREAM (SUNDANCE)
· GOOD DESIGN (SUNDANCE)
· RED SUMMER (SUNDANCE)
· TOP CITY ARTIST WITH JUSTIN BUA (SUNDANCE)









[04/23/14 - 02:59 PM]
Discovery Channel's Season Premiere of "Deadliest Catch" Is Highest Rated Premiere in Three Seasons
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 02:51 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top in Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Faking It," Investigation Discovery's "Bad Teachers" and Discovery's "Deadliest Catch."

[04/23/14 - 01:21 PM]
Lifetime's New Docu-Series "True Tori" Captivates 1.2 Million Viewers in Series Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 01:20 PM]
ABC Airs 7 of the Season's Top 20 Entertainment Series - Most for Any Net
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/23/14 - 12:35 PM]
NBC Sports Group to Present All Team USA Games from 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championship
Live coverage begins on NBCSN on Friday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET when Team USA faces Belarus in the first of seven preliminary-round matches, which will all air live on NBCSN.

[04/23/14 - 11:23 AM]
VH1 Announces Hot New Summer Lineup
Highlights include the return of "Hit the Floor" as well as newcomers "I Love The 2000s," ""Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project," "Dating Naked" and "LeAnn & Eddie."

[04/23/14 - 11:10 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Scripted Programming Developing "All the Pretty Faces" from Executive Producer Jennifer Garner and Warner Horizon Television
The project is a dramedy-mystery centered on two warring families engaged in an epic, decades-long feud.

[04/23/14 - 11:09 AM]
Sam Register Promoted to President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series
Current WBA television series developed and supervised by Register include "Teen Titans Go!" and "The Tom and Jerry Show."

[04/23/14 - 10:52 AM]
Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" Seals Monday Night Wins
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/23/14 - 10:30 AM]
"SNL" Finishes Out the Season with Three Star-Studded Back to Back Shows
Look for Andrew Garfield on May 3, Charlize Theron on May 10 and Andy Samberg on May 17.

[04/23/14 - 10:26 AM]
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Highlights Motorsports Coverage on NBCSN This Week
NBCSN's presentation of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama begins Sunday at 1 a.m. ET with qualifying.

[04/23/14 - 10:08 AM]
FOX Sports Tabs Buck & Norman for 18th Green Tower
"We're really excited to pair Joe Buck, one of the most talented voices in sports television and himself a pretty good golfer, with Greg Norman, one of the game's best professionals ever," said Eric Shanks.

[04/23/14 - 10:01 AM]
"Coldplay: Ghost Stories" to Air Sunday, May 18 as Band Presents Highly Anticipated Latest Album
Titled "Coldplay: Ghost Stories," the special will focus on the multi-Grammy Award-winning band's latest album, which will be released worldwide May 19.

[04/23/14 - 10:01 AM]
ABC Announces May Sweeps Programming
The Alphabet details its programming highlights for the May sweeps period (SPOILERS!).

[04/23/14 - 09:47 AM]
ESPN Films' "SEC Storied" Looks at Alabama/Georgia Gymnastics Rivalry
"Sarah & Suzanne" will premiere Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00/6:00c on ESPNU.