or


[01/13/10 - 12:55 PM]
Animal Planet Brings Roadside Attractions' Critically Acclaimed Oscar Contender the Cove to Television
Animal Planet will air the critically lauded documentary in the first exclusive window after it airs on Epix.

[via press release from Animal Planet]

ANIMAL PLANET BRINGS ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS' CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED OSCAR CONTENDER THE COVE TO TELEVISION

-- The Dark Reality of Black Market Dolphin Activity Comes to the Small Screen This Summer on Animal Planet

(PASADENA, Calif., January 13, 2010.) - This summer, the acclaimed, Oscar contender documentary THE COVE will make its world free television debut on Animal Planet. The film - which makes an undercover, stealth investigation into the culling and slaughter of thousands of dolphins in remote Taiji, Japan - uses an 'Oceans Eleven'-style approach, bringing to light the dark reality of dolphin massacre. Animal Planet will air the critically lauded documentary in the first exclusive window after it airs on the Epix multiplatform network operated by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), Viacom and MGM.

In his directorial debut, Louis Psihoyos, with producers Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPre Pesman, follows former Flipper trainer Ric O'Barry's earnest fight for redemption. O'Barry - who was an active member of the dolphin entertainment industry in the 1960s - came to realize that his role as Flipper's trainer had contributed to grave problems facing dolphins for the past several decades. Now, O'Barry fights to undo the damage that he played a part in by revealing the monstrous massacre that's taking place in various pockets of the world's waters.

The picturesque town of Taiji is the world's largest supplier of dolphins to the world. But the town has a dark, horrifying secret that it doesn't want the rest of the world to know. With the help of a myriad of professionals who want to expose the unsettling situation happening in Taiji, Japan - otherwise known as "The Cove" -- O'Barry takes on the dangerous but ever-so-important mission of exposing what's happening in Taiji and why. Underwater sound and camera experts, deep sea free divers, special effects artists and a host of other marine/film experts contribute to this provocative, eye-opening film that captures the wrongdoings of the secretive dolphin industry. The film explores this subject from several points of view including a probe into the dolphin meat market, the abuse of an extremely intelligent species and an investigation into cultural and political reasons for the continuation of this brutal industry.

THE COVE has been generating critical acclaim ever since it walked off with the Audience Award at last year's Sundance Film Festival. Part environmental documentary, part horror film and part spy thriller, the riveting, heart-wrenching but ultimately inspirational documentary is a contender among 15 films under consideration for the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award. It has already won the prestigious National Board of Review Award for Best Documentary, writer Mark Monroe has been nominated by the Writers Guild for Best Documentary Feature and director Louie Psihoyos has been nominated by the Directors Guild for Best Documentary Feature. The film has also been named to dozens of critics' year end 10 Best lists.

"THE COVE is just the type of groundbreaking, provocative film that belongs on Animal Planet," says Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet. "The film exposed an ugly reality that was veiled from the world for too long a time. We're honored to bring this remarkable film and the issue of dolphin conservation to television audiences."

"We are delighted to bring the most exciting, original and prestigious content from our Lionsgate family of companies to cable television buyers around the world," said Rand Stoll, Lionsgate Executive Vice President of Television Distribution. "Animal Planet is a perfect partner for Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, and the perfect home for THE COVE."

THE COVE is directed by Louie Psihoyos, written by Mark Monroe, executive produced by Jim Clark and produced by Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPre Pesman. It is coproduced by Olivia Ahnemann and edited by Geoffrey Richman.

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; Petfinder.com, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.





  [january 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[12/07/16 - 02:48 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer for "Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" Airing This Friday at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[12/07/16 - 02:18 PM]
LMN's Second Annual "Deady Resolutions" Week, Features the Premiere of New Original Series "My Crazy Sex" and New Seasons of "My Crazy Ex" and "Monster in My Family"
"My Crazy Sex" reveals the outrageous, intimate tales of ordinary people's most extraordinarily embarrassing and regrettably ridiculous sexual misadventures.

[12/07/16 - 01:45 PM]
USA Rings in the Holidays with WWE(R) Airing Special Programming the Week of December 12
Look for the annual "Tribute to the Troops" on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/07/16 - 01:28 PM]
Dolly Parton and More Perform During Dec. 13 Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon
The nationally broadcast, three-hour telethon seeks to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund, established by Parton, The Dollywood Company and Parton's dinner theaters in the wake of last week's wildfires in the entertainment icon's home area of Sevier County, Tennessee.

[12/07/16 - 12:01 PM]
Discovery Challenges Survivalists to Conquer Six Deadly Terrains in New Adventure Series "The Wheel"
The series dares six participants to survive in six distinctly grueling landscapes across South America.

[12/07/16 - 11:06 AM]
TV One Announces Explosive Season 10 Line-Up of "Unsung" Premiering Jan. 4
Episodes profiling Fat Joe, Jon B., Lenny Williams, Case, Dave Hollister, After 7 and James Brown are slated to highlight each performer's rise to stardom while providing a glimpse into the lesser-known challenges they endured behind the spotlight.

[12/07/16 - 11:04 AM]
English Dub of "Dragon Ball Super" Hit Anime Series to Premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET
Season 1, which totals 26 episodes, encompasses the Battle of Gods and Resurrection 'F' story arcs.

[12/07/16 - 11:00 AM]
Special Premiere of New Comedy "The Mick" to Air in All Time Zones Immediately Following NFL Doubleheader on Sunday, Jan. 1, on FOX
The episode then will encore that same night in the Pacific time zone at 8:00 PM and the Mountain time zone at 7:00 PM.

[12/07/16 - 10:35 AM]
Video: The "Time" Has Arrived! Netflix Debuts Trailer for "One Day at a Time"
"One Day at a Time" launches Friday, January 6, everywhere that Netflix is available.

[12/07/16 - 10:02 AM]
FYI Premieres New Seasons of Hit Series "Tiny House Nation" and "Unplugged Nation" - Saturday, January 7
Both series showcase alternative living trends that have gained popularity across the country.

[12/07/16 - 10:01 AM]
NBC Rings in 2017 with Festive Hourlong Special "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly"
The broadcast will feature special performances from musical superstars Alicia Keys, Pentatonix and Blake Shelton.

[12/07/16 - 10:01 AM]
Presenters Announced for the "22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards"
The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics' Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E on Sunday, December 11.

[12/07/16 - 09:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Race with "This Is Us"
The Peacock's new drama paves the way for an adults 18-49 victory.

[12/07/16 - 09:10 AM]
Video: Trailer for "Z: The Beginning of Everything" Now Available
The Christina Ricci-led series launches Friday, January 27 on Amazon.

[12/07/16 - 09:01 AM]
truTV Greenlights New + Returning Shows
Highlights include new seasons of "Adam Ruins Everything" and "The Carbonaro Effect."