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[01/31/08 - 09:43 AM]
Netflix Teams with Ifc, Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau on 'Dinner for Five: The 50th Episode,' Special Sequel to the Acclaimed TV Series
The episode, which airs on Friday, February 1, is timed to promote the release of "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland."

[via press release from Netflix]

Netflix Teams With IFC, Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau on 'Dinner for Five: The 50th Episode,' Special Sequel to the Acclaimed TV Series

'Dinner,' Timed to the Release of Vaughn's 'Wild West Comedy' Film, Premieres on IFC, then Streams on Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 31 -- Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service, today announced it has joined forces with the Independent Film Channel (IFC) and both Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau to produce a special 50th episode of "Dinner for Five," the critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated IFC series that gives viewers a seat at the table as personalities from the worlds of film, TV, music and comedy engage in an unpredictable and impromptu evening of food and banter.

The 50th episode of "Dinner for Five" pairs Mr. Vaughn and Mr. Favreau with co-stars Peter Billingsley, Justin Long and Keir O'Donnell for a dinner and conversation revolving around the upcoming theatrical release of the comedy film "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland". All five guests appear in the film, which opens in theaters nationwide on February 8th.

The 50th episode of "Dinner for Five" will have its TV premiere Friday, February 1st on IFC at 10:30 p.m. and will be available to Netflix subscribers as streaming video on Netflix.com beginning Monday, February 4th. It will also be available beginning tonight at IFC.com.

"The original 49 episodes of IFC's 'Dinner for Five' served up diverse personalities and points of view and made for entertaining and insightful TV," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix. "Creating this special 50th episode was a unique opportunity and partnering with IFC gives us the chance to make it accessible to a highly interested audience."

"A signature series for IFC, 'Dinner for Five' is a highly entertaining and innovative program that truly engaged and resonated with our audience," said Evan Shapiro, executive vice president and general manager of IFC. "As a network committed to original programming, we are pleased to be teaming up with Netflix on a 50th episode. With online and on-air broadcasts of this special sequel, we will provide viewers with on-demand access to all new, thoughtful and candid conversations from some of the biggest names in entertainment."

"It was nice to be a part of the 50th episode of 'Dinner for Five,'" said Mr. Vaughn. "It's a great place to discuss film and I'm thankful to Netflix and IFC for their support."

The guests in this special episode of "Dinner for Five" share personal experiences from the making of "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show" as well as classic moments from signature films such as "Swingers," "Dodgeball," "Wedding Crashers" and "A Christmas Story."

The 50th episode of "Dinner for Five" was shot January 5, 2008 at Global Cuisine in Los Angeles and was executive produced by Messrs. Favreau, Billingsley, Sarandos and Shapiro, and Lisa Tauger, Debbie DeMontreaux and Christine Lubrano. The original "Dinner for Five" series was produced by Mr. Billingsley and Ms. Tauger, hosted by Mr. Favreau and inspired by the famed Algonquin Roundtable from the 1920s. The series aired on IFC from 2001 to 2005.

About Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's largest online movie rental service, providing more than seven million subscribers access to more than 90,000 DVD titles plus a growing library of more than 6,000 choices that can be watched instantly on their PCs. The company offers nine subscription plans, starting at only $4.99 per month. There are no due dates and no late fees -- ever. All Netflix plans include both DVDs delivered to subscribers' homes and, for no additional fee, movies and TV series that can be started in as little as 30 seconds on subscribers' PCs. DVDs are delivered free to members by first class mail, with a postage-paid return envelope, from over 100 U.S. shipping points. Nearly 95 percent of Netflix subscribers live in areas that can be reached with generally one business day delivery. Netflix offers personalized movie recommendations and has two billion movie ratings. For more information, visit http://www.netflix.com/.

About IFC

IFC is the only brand to operate in every area of independent film to include television, production, financing, distribution, digital, on demand and exhibition. IFC uses its unique cross-platform position to broaden the audience of independent film and to provide independent filmmakers with a strong voice. IFC is comprised of: The Independent Film Channel, the first and most widely distributed network dedicated to independent culture, 24 hours a day, uncut, and uncensored; and IFC Entertainment, a division that owns and manages IFC Films, a leading theatrical film distribution company bringing the best of independent films to theaters and to the on-demand platform, day and date, reaching over 45 million subscribers. The company's brick and mortar home, The IFC Center, features state-of-the-art cinemas with luxurious seating and high-definition digital and 35mm projection, located in the heart of New York City's West Village.

About "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show"

"Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland" chronicles the journey of Vince Vaughn, four stand-up comedians, and celebrity guests as they perform 30 shows in 30 consecutive nights across America. With laugh out loud on-stage performances and compelling behind-the-scenes stories, the film breaks down the personal and professional challenges that will unite four comics, one movie star and legions of fans from Hollywood to the Heartland. The film features Vince Vaughn, Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst, and Sebastian Mansicalco, with special guests Jon Favreau, Justin Long, Dwight Yoakam, Peter Billingsley, and Keir O'Donnell.

SOURCE Netflix, Inc.
http://www.netflix.com





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