SYFY AND RHI ENTERTAINMENT TO CO-PRODUCE THE ORIGINAL MOVIES THE OTHER SIDE AND ROADKILL
PRODUCTION STARTS THIS SUMMER FOR 2011 PREMIERES ON SYFY
New York, NY - April 12, 2010 - RHI Entertainment and Syfy today announced they will co-produce two movies which will air on Syfy in 2011 and will also be available for worldwide distribution at MIP-TV. The Other Side and Roadkill will both begin production on location in Ireland this summer.
The Other Side, written by Douglas G. Davis (Carny), is the story of a groundbreaking device designed to glimpse alternate universes. But when the machine malfunctions on its first demonstration and transports a group of observers into a nightmarish new dimension of bizarre alien terrors, the travelers must use ingenuity and courage to survive. But even if they stay alive, without a working transport, the group may never make it home.
In Roadkill, written by Rick Suvalle (Astroboy), a group of friends take a scenic RV road trip to their high-school reunion. Their cross-country adventure takes a decidedly unexpected turn when an ancient Gypsy curse takes wing by way of a giant flesh-eating bird of prey.
"We love both of these scripts and we are looking forward to seeing them on the screen," said Robert Halmi, Jr., President, RHI Entertainment. "Both stories are filled with action, suspense, special effects and great imagination. We anticipate a great reception from the international community while at MIP TV."
"We've enjoyed a long and productive relationship with RHI, whose movies have been popular with our savvy television audience. We're looking forward to premiering these action-packed and entertaining movies as part of our hit Saturday night original movie block," said Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, Syfy.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
RHI Entertainment (NASDAQ: RHIE) develops, produces and distributes made-for-television movies, miniseries and other television programming worldwide, and is the leading provider of new long-form television content in the United States. Under the leadership of Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., RHI has produced and distributed thousands of hours of quality television programming, and RHI's productions have received more than 100 Emmy Awards. In addition to the development, production and distribution of new content, RHI owns rights to more than 1,000 titles, or over 3,500 broadcast hours of long-form television programming, which are licensed to broadcast and cable networks and new media outlets globally. For more consumer information visit www.rhitv.com.