Sundance Channel Wins First-Ever Golden Globe Award for "Carlos"
Network's First Scripted Fare Earns Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Beverly Hills, CA - Sunday, January 16, 2011 -Sundance Channel was recognized with its first-ever Golden Globe Award tonight for CARLOS, the network's first foray into scripted programming. The project won the Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The prestigious honor marks Sundance Channel's first-ever Golden Globe nomination and win. The mini-series, from award-winning filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours), made its U.S. premiere on Sundance Channel on October 11, 2010 and is a definitive portrait of the renowned international terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a wave of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East in the '70s and '80s.
"Carlos is a gripping, epic story and we are incredibly proud that our first entry into scripted, brand-defining programming has been so well received, resulting in Sundance Channel's first Golden Globe Award," said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel Executive VP and GM. "Tonight's win is especially gratifying given the great company we found ourselves in. Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press and congratulations to all of our fellow nominees and winners."
CARLOS is produced by Studio Canal in association with Film En Stock, Egoli Tossell Film and Sundance Channel. Sundance Channel will re-air CARLOS on Thursday, January 20th at 8pm ET/PT and the mini-series will be available on Sundance Channel on Demand beginning Wednesday, February 2nd.
About Sundance Channel
Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing both today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells credible, authentic and emotionally immersive stories of invention, fashion, film, travel, design and enterprise. Launched in 1996, the network provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. Sundance Channel is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks AMC, IFC, WE tv and Wedding Central. More information is available at sundancechannel.com.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media owns and operates some of the world's most popular and award-winning entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, Wedding Central and IFC Entertainment (IFC Center, IFC Films, IFC In Theaters, IFC Midnight and IFC Productions). Additional information about Rainbow Media's multiplatform brands is available at www.rainbow-media.com.