OVATION TAPS AWARD-WINNING ACTORS ELLEN BURSTYN AND AL PACINO FOR INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
Arts Network Releases First Trailer for The Returning Series
Los Angeles, CA - September 4, 2019 Ovation TV, America's only arts network, has announced the latest host and guest of the new season of Inside the Actors Studio. The upcoming episode will feature Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Lucy in the Sky, Requiem for a Dream) interviewing Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Al Pacino (The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood). As previously announced, the new season of Inside the Actors Studio will premiere on Ovation on Sunday, October 13 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.
The arts network has also released the first trailer for the new season: https://www.ovationtv.com/inside-the-actors-studio/?video=6076373713001&season=1
Pacino and Burstyn, along with Alec Baldwin, are Co-Presidents of The Actors Studio.
"As an arts network, Ovation has been the perfect partner for this new version of Inside the Actors Studio," said Burstyn. "I am thrilled to interview my fellow Co-President, the incomparable Al Pacino."
Previously announced talent for the season include hosts Alec Baldwin and Jane Lynch interviewing guests Henry Winkler and David Oyelowo respectively, and Kelsey Grammer interviewing legendary television director James Burrows. The series is currently filming in New York City at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University.
Additional talent names and episode air dates will be announced.
New episodes of Inside the Actors Studio are being produced by Triage Entertainment.
About OVATION TV America's Only Arts Network
Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.
About The Actors Studio
Founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, The Actors Studio thrives today as a unique theatre workshop where professional actors, playwrights and directors gather together to work on their craft in private. Through moderated sessions, workshops and readings, The Actors Studio offers its members a dynamic, creative atmosphere, as well as a safe haven away from commercial pressures. In 1994, then president Paul Newman led the creation of a new, separate 3-year MFA Program that teaches the work done at The Actors Studio based upon exercises and techniques developed earlier by Lee Strasberg. James Lipton became the academic Dean of this program. Lipton then created the seminar for the MFA students and called it INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO. For more information please go to our website: www.theactorsstudio.org