STARZ PROVIDES THE "POWER" AT MIPTV 2014: WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING + CEO CHRIS ALBRECHT IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CALLENDER
MIPTV Screening on Monday April 7, 2014 at 6:15PM of STARZ Original Series "Power" from Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Creator
Courtney Kemp Agboh; Post-Screening Q&A with Jackson, Kemp Agboh, Lead Actor Omari Hardwick, and Exec Producer Mark Canton
Other Monday Events Include: Starz CEO Chris Albrecht Keynote Conversation with Playground CEO Colin Callender at 11AM;
Starz Press Conference with Albrecht, "Power" Talent at 3PM in Auditorium K
Beverly Hills, Calif. - March 31, 2014 - Starz announced the full set of organized press activities for April 7, 2014, opening day of the MIPTV 2014 TV market. MIPTV runs from April 7-10, 2014 at Palais des Festivals
in Cannes, France.
The Starz Worldwide Distribution MIPTV booth will be located at Riviera 9.A32 (previously known as Riviera Sea View 25 or RSV 25).
A special preview of "Power" with a MIPTV welcome and introduction from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is available at:
Schedule of Starz press events - April 7, 2014
11:00 AM - Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in conversation with Playground CEO Colin Callender (Grand Auditorium)
02:45 PM - Photocall for "Power" talent (Hotel Majestic Jetty) - "Power" Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, "Power" Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Courtney Kemp Agboh, "Power" Lead Actor Omari Hardwick, "Power" Executive Producer Mark Canton
03:00 PM - Starz Press Conference (Palais des Festivals, Auditorium K, Level 4) - Starz CEO Chris Albrecht with "Power" Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, "Power" Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Courtney Kemp Agboh, "Power" Lead Actor Omari Hardwick, "Power" Executive Producer Mark Canton. Press conference moderated by MIPTV's Roxanne Frias
06:15 PM -"Power" World Premiere TV Screening (Palais des Festivals, Grand Auditorium) - First episode of upcoming STARZ Original series, "Power," to be followed by a Q&A session with "Power" Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, "Power" Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Courtney Kemp Agboh, "Power" Lead Actor Omari Hardwick, and "Power" Executive Producer Mark Canton. Q&A session moderated by singer and television host, China Moses
08:15 PM (estimated) - Red Carpet for "Power" talent (Hotel Martinez) - "Power" Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, "Power" Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Courtney Kemp Agboh, "Power" Lead Actor Omari Hardwick, "Power" Executive Producer Mark Canton.
The eight-episode first season of "Power" was created by showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh ("The Good Wife") with Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, on board as Executive Producer and part of a stellar cast.
"Power" tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner, James 'Ghost' St. Patrick, who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turning the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: he is living a double life. When he is not in the nightclub, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he has always dreamed of. Set in modern day New York, the series will film in and around the city's five boroughs, making New York a major character throughout the season.
The cast is led by Omari Hardwick ("Sparkle," "For Colored Girls," "Kick Ass") who is joined by Lela Loren ("Snitch," "Gang Related"), Naturi Naughton ("Fame," "The Client List," "Mad Men") and Joseph Sikora ("Jack Reacher," "Safe," "Boardwalk Empire"). Hardwick stars as main character James 'Ghost' St. Patrick; Loren plays Angela Valdes, an old flame of James' who unexpectedly reenters his life; Naughton will play Tasha St. Patrick, wife, confidant and willing accomplice to James and Sikora plays Tommy Egan, childhood best friend and business partner to Ghost.
Mark Canton ("300," "Immortals," "300: Rise of an Empire"), Randall Emmett ("End of Watch," "2 Guns," "Lone Survivor") and David Knoller ("Big Love," "Carnivàle") also serve as Executive Producers. The series is being produced in association with CBS Television Studios. Starz retains all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.
About Starz Worldwide Distribution
Starz Worldwide Distribution (www.starzglobal.com) is a leading global distributor of movies, televisions series, documentaries, children's programming, and other video content. Starz Worldwide Distribution licenses and syndicates Starz original series and other owned and licensed third party programming on a worldwide basis. Starz Worldwide Distribution's partnerships with independent producers provide high-quality and diverse programming to its clients, while its experience in the field distinguishes it as a premier supplier in the global content marketplace. Starz Worldwide Distribution is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of December 31, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.1 million subscribers, including 22.2 million at STARZ, and 34.9 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R), along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX(R), air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.