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Hosted by renowned film critics Jeffrey Lyons and Alison Bailes, the series will feature in-studio interviews with Oscar winners Michael Douglas, Cate Blanchett and Adrien Brody in its premiere episodes.

[via press release from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution]



Nationally Syndicated Series Hosted By Renowned Film Critics Jeffrey Lyons and Alison Bailes To Feature Interviews with Oscar Winners Michael Douglas, Adrien Brody and Cate Blanchett In Premiere Episodes

New Interactive Website ReelTalkTV.com Set To Launch With Show

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - September 24, 2007 - NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's new weekly half-hour movie review series "Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk" is set to debut in national syndication on September 29-30, 2007, with an interactive website and top celebrity interviews each week.

"Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk," which is hosted by renowned film critics Jeffrey Lyons and Alison Bailes, will feature in-studio interviews with Oscar winners Michael Douglas, Cate Blanchett and Adrien Brody in its premiere episodes.

In conjunction with the show's national debut, an interactive website www.ReelTalkTV.com, will also simultaneously launch, offering viewers video reviews, extended interviews with celebrities, special web only features and trailers. The site will also feature weekly blogs from Lyons, Bailes and the show's producers, in addition to discussion boards, box office reports and daily updated entertainment news powered by the hit entertainment newsmagazine "Access Hollywood."

"Alison and I are extremely proud of 'Reel Talk' and excited to offer it up to a national audience this fall," said Lyons, who is the veteran film critic for WNBC-TV New York. "We look forward to bringing our different film critiques to movie-goers nationwide and also offering in-depth interviews with some of Hollywood's top stars."

"I too, look forward to spending the weekend with movie-buffs across the country, and of course disagreeing with Jeffrey," said Bailes, creator of The Independent Film Channel's series "At the Angelika." "We have a tremendous team at 'Reel Talk' and we couldn't be happier about our new venture and the opportunity to bring the show to a wider audience."

Each week, "Reel Talk" takes viewers behind the velvet ropes and provides an insider's perspective on the weekend's best entertainment choices, offering reviews on the latest films and DVDs, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the stars from the biggest blockbusters, and updates on the national box office. The show originates and is produced by WNBC-TV New York.

"Reel Talk" also features casting hits and misses, early looks, industry features and trends, as well as in-person celebrity interviews. Past celebrities on the show have included: Sean Penn, Dame Judi Dench, Kirk Douglas, Donald Sutherland, Antonio Banderas, Pierce Brosnan, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Forrest Whitaker, among many others.

Dan Forman is the Executive in Charge, Michael Avila is the Producer and Susan McNeeley is the Director of "Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk." The series is distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health, Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk and the off-network distribution of The Office, House, Monk, the Law & Order series and much more.

  [september 2007]  


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