or


[07/15/10 - 08:34 AM]
Worldwide Biggies Enters Into First Look Deal with Epix for Television Specials
"My: Moment," the first green-lit special, which offers an inside peek into the mind of Olympic gold medal skier Lindsay Vonn.

[via press release from Epix]

Worldwide Biggies Enters into First Look Deal with EPIX for Television Specials

First Special - My: Moment - Greenlit and in Production Takes Unprecedented Look at Olympic Skier Lindsay Vonn

NEW YORK -- EPIX, the premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service, and Worldwide Biggies Inc., the digital entertainment studio helmed by family entertainment hit-maker Albie Hecht, jointly announced today a multi-project first-look deal. My: Moment, the first green-lit special, which offers an inside peek into the mind of Olympic gold medal skier Lindsay Vonn, is already in production and slated to air on EPIX in January 2011.

"EPIX is building an impressive roster of original programming and we are excited to be a part of their line-up. We see My: Moment as the Unplugged of the sports world, giving viewers something both visually and conceptually unlike anything else out there in sports documentaries."

Co-created by Hecht and Academy Award-nominated directors Sean and Andrea Fine, My: Moment takes an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at what sets a professional athlete apart amidst the intense moments leading up to a major competitive event in her career. My: Moment is also being co-produced with IMG Entertainment, the premier sports representation firm.

"We are very happy to be teaming up with EPIX to bring our specials to television," said Albie Hecht, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Biggies Inc. "EPIX is building an impressive roster of original programming and we are excited to be a part of their line-up. We see My: Moment as the Unplugged of the sports world, giving viewers something both visually and conceptually unlike anything else out there in sports documentaries."

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development at EPIX, added "Albie is a rare and exceptional producer with a contagious passion and energy. He completely gets EPIX on every platform, and is committed to helping us build our network with unique and wildly entertaining premium events. We're thrilled to have this commitment with Albie and Worldwide Biggies."

About Worldwide Biggies Inc.

Helmed by longtime children's entertainment veteran Albie Hecht, Worldwide Biggies is a digital entertainment studio producing and creating interactive IP for the digital family and designed for additional distribution across all platforms including film, TV and licensing. Worldwide Biggies launched its first multi-platform hit on Nickelodeon and Nick.com with The Naked Brothers Band. Hecht also created and produced the Video Game Awards an annual fixture on Spike TV.

Hecht previously teamed up with Sean and Andrea Fine on the Academy Award nominated documentary feature War/Dance, produced by Shine Global, a non-profit film production company founded by Hecht and his wife Susan MacLaury to help raise awareness of children's issues. In addition to My: Moment, Hecht has a development deal in place with Syfy for Worldwide Biggies' first-of-its-kind transmedia property entitled Dr. What and will be releasing its first original character property Bigby as an iPhone game later this summer.

In 2010, Worldwide Biggies will also launch two separate virtual worlds for kids, a robust slate of iPhone/iPod Touch games, and continues to develop and produce innovative television programming for leading networks as well as continue internal development of over 30 original IP's. Among other 2010 projects, Worldwide Biggies will introduce its latest character franchise, Bigby, initially as an iPhone game application, and is in development on a feature film with Sony Pictures called Swift.

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 on EpixHD.com this year. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through carriage agreements with Verizon FiOS, DISH Network, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, Charter Communications and NCTC. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com.





  [july 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


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





[07/30/14 - 10:51 AM]
Paramount Digital Entertainment Announces New Original Comedy Series "Resident Advisors" Produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
The series will star Ryan Hansen, Jamie Chung, Alison Rich, Andrew Bachelor, Graham Rogers and features Anna Camp.

[07/30/14 - 10:30 AM]
LMN Premieres the Second Season of the Original Series "Ghost Inside My Child" Saturday, August 16 at 9PM ET
The series features stories of children who claim to have lived before, often having died violently in a past life, and whose parents struggle to make sense of their child's memories of a former life.

[07/30/14 - 09:59 AM]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on the Hub Network's "Kid President(R): Declaration of Awesome" Discussing the Importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise, Airing August 9
The episode also includes celebrity appearances by Christina Applegate, Reggie Watts, Carrie Brownstein and the PS22 Chorus from New York.

[07/30/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Squidbillies" and "Mr. Pickles" Debut September 21st on Adult Swim!
These two series are guaranteed to leave you loving Sunday night and hating Monday morning even more than you already do!

[07/30/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers Among the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart," Exploring the Role of the Media in the First Murder Trial Televised Gavel-to-Gavel, Debuts Aug. 18 on HBO
An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the project explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

[07/30/14 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock doubles second place ABC among adults 18-49.

[07/30/14 - 08:17 AM]
"Baseball Tonight": Trade Deadline Special Airs Thursday
ESPN.com's MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m.

[07/30/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Unscripted Series Grow - "Extreme Weight Loss" Ties a 2-Month High
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 07:58 AM]
NBCSN Is TV's Fastest Growing Sports Network Since Debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013
NBCSN spins the numbers for the past 50 weeks to date.

[07/30/14 - 07:37 AM]
Giants and Bills Kick Off Preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on "Sunday Night Football" This Sunday at 8 PM ET
Sunday night's telecast will also feature live interviews with members of the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

[07/30/14 - 07:05 AM]
ESPN's "College GameDay" Heads to Sundance Square for Opening Weekend
The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m.-noon ET) will open on August 30 in advance of the Cowboys Classic.

[07/30/14 - 06:30 AM]
Allison Williams Cast as Iconic Title Character in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
"Allison Williams is a major find," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[07/30/14 - 06:18 AM]
NBC Expands "Last Comic Standing" Finale to Two Hours on Thursday, August 14
Said installment will bump new episodes of "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" from the night.

[07/30/14 - 06:16 AM]
Destination America Explores the Scariest Places in the Country in All-New Series "Swamp Monsters" and "Monsters Underground"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c on Friday, August 22.