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[07/30/15 - 03:01 PM]
Robert Rodriguez Is Joined by Acclaimed Director, Writer and Producer Michael Mann in the Next Installment of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" Sunday, August 9
Following the sit down conversation will be a special network showing of Mann's classic Manhunter at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from El Rey Network]

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ IS JOINED BY ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR, WRITER AND PRODUCER MICHAEL MANN IN THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF "EL REY NETWORK PRESENTS: THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR" SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

El Rey Network Will Kick Off the Evening at 5:00pm ET with Four Episodes of Iconic Television Series 'Miami Vice' Curated by Mann Leading into 'El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair' at 9:00pm ET Followed by Mann's American Crime Thriller Manhunter at 10:00pm ET

"One of our most unique, admired and imitated filmmakers" - Robert Rodriguez

"I'm always at my best when I'm working on the edge." - Michael Mann to Robert Rodriguez

July 30, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) -- El Rey Network Founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez is joined by acclaimed director, writer and producer Michael Mann (TV's "Miami Vice," Manhunter, Heat) in an all-new episode of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair," premiering Sunday, August 9 at 9PM ET. Following the sit down conversation will be a special network showing of Mann's classic Manhunter at 10PM ET. All of which will be led by four episodes of the hit TV series "Miami Vice," selected by Michael Mann, kicking off at 5PM ET.

"Miami Vice"

Sunday, August 9, 2015 beginning at 5:00pm ET - 8:00pm ET

From Emmy Award(R)-winning and Academy Award(R)-nominated writer-producer Michael Mann, "Miami Vice," which celebrated its 30th anniversary last fall, became appointment viewing on Friday nights and launched a cultural trend. "Miami Vice" ran for five seasons. It revolutionized the media landscape thanks, in part, to executive producer Mann's influence and the cop drama's cinematic feel and thematic content

5PM - "No Exit" (featuring Bruce Willis), episode 7 Season 1

6PM - "Smuggler's Blues," episode 15 Season 1

7PM - "Rites of Passage," episode 16 Season 1

8PM - "Stone's War" episode 2 Season 3

"El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair"

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 9:00pm ET

Join maverick filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Michael Mann as they look back at Mann's remarkable career in this hour-long special filmed at Mann's Santa Monica, California mixing stages. In this revealing interview, quintessential American filmmaker Michael Mann reveals what first inspired him to become a director and how he transitioned from writing for television to directing feature films. The two also discuss Mann's work in fascinating detail, tracking the development of the director's trademark cinematic form, quest for authenticity and his unique approach to working with actors (including what Rodriguez calls "the Michael Mann Immersion Experience"). Mann also reveals in-depth details about his discussions with serial killer Dennis Wayne Wallace while preparing Manhunter.

"El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" is a series of hour-long specials featuring the industry's most cutting edge directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking. The series provides access to one-on-one interviews between Rodriguez and some of cinema's most iconic filmmakers. Past guests have included John Carpenter, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Robert Zemeckis, Luis Valdez, and Quentin Tarantino.

"El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" is produced by Troublemaker Studios and Skip Film in association with FactoryMade Ventures. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Skip Chaisson, John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa.

Manhunter

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 10:00pm ET

From four-time Academy Award(R) nominated director Michael Mann comes a crime thriller starring William Petersen as FBI criminal profiler Will Graham, who is called out of early retirement to assist on a new serial murder case with an elusive killer dubbed the Tooth Fairy. Graham is forced to enlist the help of imprisoned psychopath - and cannibal - Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to get inside the mind of the killer before he strikes again.

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About El Rey Network

El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey's action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" which returns for a second season in summer 2015, the one-on-one interview program, "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" and "Lucha Underground," a freestyle wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC http://www.elreynetwork.com/ is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.





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