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[07/15/07 - 10:15 PM]
AMC Establishes Commitment to Miniseries with New Programming Slate in Development
The projects include "State of Wrath" (Michael Blake and Lou Morheim), "Berlin Mesa" (Michael Frost Beckner, John Baldecchi, and Rich Silverman), "Skylark" (Michael Nankin, Jonathan Baruch with CBS/Paramount), "White Rose" (John Leekley) and "L-19" (William Brookfield, Gub Neal, and Justin Thompson Glover).

[via press release from AMC]

AMC Establishes Commitment to Miniseries With New Programming Slate in Development

Projects Include: State of Wrath (Michael Blake and Lou Morheim); Berlin Mesa (Michael Frost Beckner, John Baldecchi, and Rich Silverman); Skylark (Michael Nankin, Jonathan Baruch with CBS/Paramount);White Rose (John Leekley); and L-19 (William Brookfield, Gub Neal, and Justin Thompson Glover)

LOS ANGELES, CA JULY 15, 2007 - AMC is continuing its commitment to miniseries with an expansive slate of original miniseries programming in development. The network first entered the miniseries arena in 2006 with Broken Trail, the award winning movie-event starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. The premiere of the epic western set a new standard for miniseries, ranking as the number one most watched cable movie of the decade and defining AMC's strategy for original miniseries productions. Today's announcement establishes AMC's investment in the format and brings industry leaders Michael Blake (Dances With Wolves) and Lou Morheim (Magnificent Seven, The Hunting Party); Michael Frost Beckner (Spygame, The Agency); John Baldecchi (The Mexican) and Rich Silverman, Michael Nankin (Battlestar Galactica) and Jonathan Baruch (Night Watch); John Leekley (Spawn, The Kindred); William Brookfield (Close Your Eyes), Gub Neal and Justin Thompson Glover of Box TV (Case of Evil) to the network, further expanding AMC's original programming momentum.

In addition to the miniseries announced today, AMC recently announced a renewed partnership with Thomas Haden Church for the development of a four-hour western miniseries, The Last Horseman, co-written with David Denny. In recent months, the network also announced an extensive slate of original series in development with industry vets including: Tom Fontana (OZ); Freddy DeMann (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers); William Finkelstein (Law & Order,); Kip Koenig (Grey's Anatomy); David Semel (Heroes, House); Karen Hall (E-Ring, Judging Amy); Michael Oates Palmer (Shark, West Wing); Jason Rothenberg (Girlfight), Scott Villa (The Simple Life, Medical Investigation); Adam Glass (All About the Andersons); Bob Cooper and Orin Woinsky of Landscape Entertainment; and Stacy Title and Jonathan Penner (The Lone Ranger, 2003).

"The success of Broken Trail put AMC's miniseries development on a fast track," stated Rob Sorcher, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production for AMC. "The creative community has quickly embraced our mission to deliver the highest quality entertainment in cinema genres where AMC is already an established leader."

Following is a breakdown of the AMC miniseries in development:

State of Wrath

Written by Michael Blake (Dances With Wolves) and Executive Produced Lou by Morheim (Magnificent Seven, The Hunting Party). Confederate prisoners of war must defend a Union town against Quantrill and his infamous raiders during the Civil War.

Berlin Mesa

Written and Executive Produced by Michael Frost Beckner (Spygame, The Agency), Executive Produced by John Baldecchi (The Mexican & Deep Rising), and Rich Silverman. With the aid of a young ranch hand, an FBI Agent works to stop escaped Nazi prisoners of war in New Mexico, attempting to steal nuclear secrets during World War II.

Skylark

Written and Executive Produced by Michael Nankin (Battlestar Galactica), Executive Produced by Jonathan Baruch of Relevant Entertainment Group (Night Watch), and Produced by CBS Paramount. A young Jewish woman from a small French village must lead American Soldiers to safety through Nazi occupied France during World War II.

White Rose

Executive Produced and Written by John Leekley (Spawn, The Kindred) A detective investigates the nonviolent German youth uprising against Nazi, Germany.

L-19

Written by William Brookfield (Close Your Eyes) and Executive produced by Box TV's Gub Neal (Cracker, Case of Evil) and Justin Thompson Glover (Case of Evil). Based on true events during WW1; after a German Zeppelin crashes into the North Sea, the crew is discovered by members of a British fishing boat, but left to die. The German Navy mistakenly arrests a different British Fishing crew and forces them to stand trial for actions they did not commit.

About AMC

AMC, a division of Rainbow Media's Entertainment Services, which also includes WE tv and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 91,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a critically-acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including 14 Emmy awards, and three Golden Globe´┐Ż nominations for its first original movie, "Broken Trail.





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· AGENCY, THE (CBS)
· ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS (WB)
· AMERICAN MADE (AMC)
· BANNERMAN SOLUTION, THE (AMC)
· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· BERLIN MESA (AMC)
· BROKEN TRAIL (AMC)
· BURIED (AMC)
· CASE OF EVIL (USA)
· CONTINUUM, THE (AMC)
· E-RING (NBC)
· GONZO (EPIX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· L-19 (AMC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS, THE (HBO)
· LONE RANGER, THE (WB)
· MEDICAL INVESTIGATION (NBC)
· OZ (HBO)
· SHARK (CBS)
· SIMPLE LIFE, THE (E)
· SKYLARK (AMC)
· STATE OF WRATH (AMC)
· UNTITLED FREDDIE DEMANN PROJECT (AMC)
· VOWS (AMC)
· WELCOME TO BEDLAM (AMC)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WHITE ROSE (AMC)











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