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IFC Premieres Two New Original Programs Friday, August 4th the Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman and the Business

[via press release from IFC]

IFC Premieres Two New Original Programs Friday, August 4th

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman and The Business

IFC will reinforce its commitment to original programming with two new original scripted series, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman and The Business, premiering back-to-back on Friday, August 4 starting at 11 pm ET/PT. The two new series, both picked up for eight half-hour episodes, will air as part of the network's "Film Fanatic Fridays" destination that is currently sponsored by Heineken.

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodmanis an uncomfortable, herky-jerky romp through today's Hollywood, courtesy of Jackie Woodman and her best friend, Tara: two single women trying to carve their niche in Tinsel Town (and a few bedposts). When this loveable, barely functional duo shoots themselves in the foot, they're likely to hit an innocent bystander, then stroll into a Melrose boutique, totally oblivious to the damage they've wrought. Jackie - a writer for a low-impact indie film rag - and her film school pal Tara Wentzel - who's clinging to the bottom rung at a film production company, are determined to persevere against all logic, armed with only their willful ignorance, fleeting confidence and poor judgment. The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman is created by and stars Laura Kightlinger. The series is directed by Adam Kassen and Executive Produced by Bob Balaban, Laura Kightlinger, David Punch, Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen.

From the team that brought The Festival to IFC, The Business follows the same ensemble cast of characters on another misadventure in indie film-land. This time we journey outside the precious confines of the Mountain United Film Festival (MUFF) and onto the gritty set of a new indie feature. The eclectic group of characters will embark on a ridiculous journey with one unified goal: to make a movie. The Business stars Kathleen Robertson and is produced by Brandi-Ann Milbradt and directed by Phil Price.

About IFC Television

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) is the first and most widely distributed network dedicated to independent film 24 hours a day, uncut, uncensored and commercial free. The network is part of IFC Companies - the only brand to operate in every area of independent film to include television, production, financing, distribution, digital, on-demand and exhibition. IFC Companies uses its unique cross-platform position to broaden the audience of independent film and to provide independent filmmakers with a strong voice. IFC Companies is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE tv, and three FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.

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