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[06/29/09 - 12:47 PM]
AMC Expands Online Presence Through Acquisitions and Original Web Content; Introduces AMC Digital Media
AMC Digital Media, its online media arm, has acquired two highly-trafficked film websites, filmsite.com and filmcritic.org.

[via press release from AMC]

AMC Expands Online Presence Through Acquisitions and Original Web Content; Introduces AMC Digital Media

ACQUIRES FILMSITE.COM AND FILMCRITIC.ORG

New York, NY - June 29, 2009 - As part of its mission to create the leading interactive online destination for all things movie, and providing exclusive content around the best original stories on television, AMC has created AMC Digital Media, its online media arm, and has acquired two highly-trafficked film websites, filmsite.com and filmcritic.org. The sites join the award-winning amctv.com to provide a unique destination for in-depth film reviews and commentary, entertainment news, movie blogs, user-ranked movie lists and film commentary, and exclusive story-based content and original web applications based on the network's acclaimed original series, such as Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Taken together, the three sites establish AMC as a leading movie authority and "the" place for original story-based and movie-related content, online.

"AMC Digital Media combines Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and Oscar-winning content with a high-end interactive movie experience to attract a highly-engaged audience that is passionate about film and entertainment," said Mac McKean, AMC's VP of digital media and content. "In keeping with AMC's commitment to 'Story Matters Here,' these latest acquisitions reinforce our ability to create an entertaining, interactive online experience that celebrates all things movie and story."

Filmcritic.com is a movie review destination site containing thousands of movie reviews, including recent theatrical and DVD releases. Filmcritic.com is one of the oldest movie review destinations on the Web. Founded in 1995, filmcritic.com hosts more than 8,000 movie reviews and feature stories contributed by 20-some critics located throughout the world. The site publishes timely and entertaining movie reviews. The reviews and feature stories are meant to entertain, while still providing insight into the craft of filmmaking. Reviews range from major Hollywood blockbusters to smaller independent films.

Filmsite.org contains detailed movie commentary and reviews of the greatest films in cinematic history. Filmsite.org is an award-winning website for classic film buffs, students, moviegoers and anyone interested in the great movies of the last century. Detailed plot synopses, review commentary and film reference material are just some of the features available on the site. The site also contains film analysis, original content, information on the top films and most memorable movie scenes, "best of..." articles, and the most popular film quotes in all genres of film. Its many resources include a comprehensive overview of film history, a complete survey of the Academy Awards (Oscars), milestones and turning points in the industry, and background and descriptions for hundreds of classic Hollywood/American and other English-language movies from the last one hundred years. Some of the site's most popular pages include 100 Greatest Films, The Best Of... - Tearjerkers, Best Film Kisses, Deaths, Scariest, Film Spoilers, Entrances, Funniest, Musical Moments, Disasters, Chases (all illustrated), Academy Awards Winners (Oscars History, Facts & Trivia), and Most Famous Movie Moments and Scenes.

AMCTV.com serves as the digital extension of the AMC network that provides users an enhanced online experience through movies and the network's original series. In addition to meeting consumer demand for movie-related content, the site hosts numerous blogs and features exclusive videos and photos. There is original and exclusive content available as well as user-generated content, the most popular of which is user-generated movie lists and rankings, in addition to other tools for sharing the movie experience, national promotions, polls, and themed games. AMCTV.com also features mini-sites dedicated to the network's original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad, with exclusive videos and interviews, cast bios, and photos, as well as the upcoming original mini-series The Prisoner, including a blog penned by Sir Ian McKellen who stars in the mini-series along with Jim Caviezel.

About AMC AMC - the most Emmy�-winning basic cable network of 2008 - reigns as the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Golden Globes� for Best Television Series - Drama and boasts a comprehensive library of the most entertaining movies of all time. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy� Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, the upcoming miniseries The Prisoner and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC Storymakers and AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 94 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereTM.





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