or


[04/30/10 - 07:06 AM]
Oliver Stone and Bruce Wagner to Develop One Hour Dramatic Series for Epix
"Still Holding" explores "the colliding worlds of three disparate people in Los Angeles, and the violent consequences of love and betrayal, of holding on and letting go."

[via press release from Epix]

Oliver Stone And Bruce Wagner To Develop One Hour Dramatic Series for EPIX

Academy Award winning Stone Latest Talent to Join Standout Creative Roster for EPIX

NEW YORK, NY, April 30, 2010 - Oscar-winning producer/writer/director Oliver Stone and Bruce Wagner have entered into a development deal with EPIX it was announced today. Their first project will be a one hour scripted dramatic series, "Still Holding," based on the iconoclastic Wagner's critically acclaimed novel of the same name. The series will explore the colliding worlds of three disparate people in Los Angeles, and the violent consequences of love and betrayal, of holding on and letting go. Stone and Wagner will serve as executive producers. They previously worked together on the mini-series "Wild Palms."

Stone is the latest award-winning talent to develop original programming for the multiplatform premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service. "I'm interested in the possibilities in television," Stone explained. "When a company like EPIX comes along, it's a chance to break new ground. They want to make their mark. They want to entertain and provoke; they don't want their drama or comedy watered down. The team at EPIX showed early on they could provide the supportive environment and creative freedom necessary to recognize the vision Bruce and I have for 'Still Holding." EPIX has the two vital organs that are essential to all human endeavors: guts and heart."

Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX, added: "EPIX offers a unique canvas for talent to fully realize their creative vision across multiple screens on television and online. We're thrilled that filmmakers and writers have flocked to our network with bold, daring concepts - they truly get what we're trying to do. To have Oliver and Bruce come to us for his first scripted drama is a validation of what we are trying to do at EPIX - backing our talent and giving them the creative freedom they deserve."

Bruce Wagner has been a Pen Faulkner finalist for his novel Chrysanthemum Palace. He alsoco-wrote and produced Tracy Ullman's show "State of the Union" for Showtime and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue and Vanity Fair.

EPIX's aggressive roster of development projects includes the recently shot "Tough Trade," a one-hour drama pilot starring Sam Shepherd and Lucas Black with music, by Academy Award winner T-Bone Burnett ("Crazy Heart") The project, about three generations of a music dynasty set in Nashville, is executive produced by Jenji Kohan, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst, and created by Chris Offutt. Also recently announced was the half hour single camera comedy "iCon" from the legendary Emmy Award-winner Larry Charles ("Seinfeld", "Entourage", "Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Media Rights Capital (MRC). Charles will co-write the script with Dan Lyons, a technology consultant for Newsweek, the creator of the popular Fake Steve Jobs blog and author of "Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs" The show is a savage satire centering on a technology tycoon whose ego is a study in power and greed.

About EPIX

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for movies. EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available online to subscribers via its enhanced service, EPIX Megaplex, on www.EpixHD.com. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through carriage agreements with Verizon FiOS, DISH Network, Cox Communications, Mediacom, Charter Communications and NCTC.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com.

Follow the EPIX Twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD





  [april 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· ICON (EPIX)
· STATE OF THE UNION (SHOWTIME)
· STILL HOLDING (EPIX)
· TOUGH TRADE (EPIX)
· TOUGH TRADE (EPIX)





[10/27/20 - 01:20 PM]
HBO Max Offering Free Viewing of "A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote"
The special is available to watch for free now until the end of the year.

[10/27/20 - 01:01 PM]
BET Presents New Original Groundbreaking Documentary "Smoke: Marijuana + Black America" Executive Produced and Narrated by Multi-Platinum Rapper and Entrepreneur Nasir "Nas" Jones
The two-hour special - set to premiere on Wednesday, November 18 - examines marijuana's cultural, social, economic and legal impact on American society and the Black community.

[10/27/20 - 12:27 PM]
Showtime(R) Sports Documentary Films Announces "Macho: The Hector Camacho Story"
Premiering Friday, December 4, the documentary debuts just two weeks after the eighth anniversary of Camacho's fatal shooting in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

[10/27/20 - 11:59 AM]
HBO Announces the Return of Critically Acclaimed Drama Series "In Treatment" Starring Uzo Aduba
Production is slated to begin this fall under COVID-19 guidelines, with a debut scheduled for 2021.

[10/27/20 - 11:16 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Enjoys "Great Success" with "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" Opening Weekend
During its opening weekend it was streamed by tens of millions of customers.

[10/27/20 - 11:14 AM]
Lifetime Announces "Lifetime: Live!" Kicking Off with "It's a Wonderful Lifetime: Live!"
"Lifetime: Live!" is a series of fan-focused live virtual events will further extend the content experience for audiences.

[10/27/20 - 11:02 AM]
Magic Is Pushed to the Limit as truTV Greenlights "Big Trick Energy"
Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, Wes Barker and Alex Boyer venture into the real world to both shock and awe unsuspecting spectators - and each other - with their unique brand of extreme, provocative, mind-blowing magic.

[10/27/20 - 10:09 AM]
It's Time to Focus on "The F-Spot with Derrick Beckles" Premiering Thursday, November 26 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
Combining absurd stunts with an even more absurd host, viewers will witness absolute mayhem as Derrick Beckles does what he wants and takes participants along with him.

[10/27/20 - 10:00 AM]
Allison Tolman and Nick Frost to Star in Second Season of "Why Women Kill" on CBS All Access
Tolman will play Alma, a timid and awkward housewife, who remains optimistic in the face of the world's cruelty.

[10/27/20 - 09:35 AM]
Sheila Ducksworth Named President of CBS/NAACP Production Venture
In her new role, Ms. Ducksworth will supervise development and production of scripted, unscripted and documentary content for linear television networks and streaming platforms.

[10/27/20 - 09:19 AM]
Multi-Platinum Singer/Songwriter Demi Lovato to Host the 2020 "E! People's Choice Awards"
The singer/songwriter has dominated the music industry and racked up People's Choice Awards over the past decade, receiving five wins and 12 nominations across top categories such as "Favorite Female Artist" and "Favorite Music Fan Following."

[10/27/20 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces All-New "Couples Therapy: The COVID Special" Will Air Sunday, December 13 at 8 PM ET/PT
The critically acclaimed docu-series, which allows viewers an authentic and visceral look at weekly sessions, will return for a second season in 2021.

[10/27/20 - 08:30 AM]
Apple TV+ Orders "Platonic," Starring Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen
"Platonic" is a 10-episode, half-hour comedy which explores the inner workings of platonic friendship.

[10/27/20 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers; Shares Demo Crown with ABC
"The Voice" and "Dancing with the Stars" lead their respective networks to victory.

[10/27/20 - 08:00 AM]
Former President Barack Obama Joins LeBron James and Maverick Carter for a Special Edition of HBO's "The Shop: Uninterrupted," Debuting October 30
The episode will be available for free viewing for non-HBO subscribers from Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Saturday, November 28.