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[10/14/08 - 01:12 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Buys a Porno! Network Agrees to Multi-Picture, First Window Film Package with the Weinstein Company Headlined by "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
The pact includes the broadcast premiere rights for "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," "Extreme Movie" and "The Hammer" and the second window rights for "Soul Men" and "Who's Your Caddy?"

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL� BUYS A PORNO! NETWORK AGREES TO MULTI-PICTURE, FIRST WINDOW FILM PACKAGE WITH THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY HEADLINED BY "ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO"

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Deal Includes First Windows For Kevin Smith's "Zack And Miri Make A Porno," "Extreme Movie" And "The Hammer" And Second Windows For "Soul Men" And "Who's Your Caddy?"

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Package Features Films Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Michael Cera, Frankie Muniz, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Carolla And Big Boi

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NEW YORK, October 14, 2008 -- COMEDY CENTRAL and The Weinstein Company today announced that they have reached an agreement for a film package that includes the first window broadcast premiere rights for "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," "Extreme Movie" and "The Hammer" and the second window rights for "Soul Men" and "Who's Your Caddy?," it was announced today by David Bernath, senior vice president, programming, COMEDY CENTRAL and David Spiegelman, president, domestic TV & distribution, The Weinstein Company.

"Seth Rogen and amateur porn � what's not to like? The films in this package feature a great array of today's hottest comedians," said Bernath. "We are pleased to partner once again with The Weinstein Company to bring our audience the type of cutting-edge films that they've come to expect on COMEDY CENTRAL."

"COMEDY CENTRAL has been a great partner to us for many years and we are thrilled to be continuing the relationship," said Spiegelman. "These films are perfectly suited for their viewers and show COMEDY CENTRAL's commitment to strategically acquiring movies that will appeal to both their broad audience and advertisers."

The agreement was negotiated on behalf of COMEDY CENTRAL by Susie Kricena, vice president, acquisitions, COMEDY CENTRAL. Spiegelman negotiated on behalf of The Weinstein Company.

Descriptions of the films follow:

"ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO"

Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks star in this bawdy tale of love and friendship from Kevin Smith. Lifelong friends and roommates Zack (Rogen) and Miri (Banks) are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and plumbing get cut off, the two seize upon the idea of making a homegrown porno movie for some quick cash, enlisting the help of their friends. The two vow that having sex will not ruin their friendship, but as everyone starts "doing" everyone, what started out as a friendly business proposition turns into something much more.

"EXTREME MOVIE"

A movie about the joys and embarrassments of teen sex � but mostly the embarrassments. Starring Ryan Pinkston, Michael Cera, Christina DeRosa, Frankie Muniz and Jamie Kennedy.

"THE HAMMER"

Jerry Ferro's (Adam Carolla) life is brought into focus on his 40th birthday and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer � who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of underachievement � Jerry has been knocking around from one job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship. After sparring with an up-and-coming pro and throwing him a one-punch knockdown, Jerry reluctantly steps into the ring and despite an ass-kicking, decides it's time to make his return to competitive boxing and go for Olympic gold!

"SOUL MEN"

Superstars Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac are "Soul Men" � the hilarious story of Louis (Samuel L. Jackson) and Floyd (Bernie Mac), a popular singing duo back in the day, who went their separate ways and never spoke again. When the death of their former group leader (John Legend) reunites them and sends them driving cross country for a tribute concert at the legendary Apollo Theatre, they will have only five days to bury the hatchet on a twenty-year-old grudge.

"WHO'S YOUR CADDY?"

A hilarious, fish-out-of-water comedy about a superstar rap mogul, C-Note (Big Boi), who runs into fierce opposition when he tries to join the super stuffy Carolina Pines Golf & Country Club. Undeterred, C-Note gets the brilliant idea to buy the land adjacent to the golf club's 17th hole, which he cleverly leverages to gain membership. C-Note's crew wreaks havoc as they bring their larger-than-life style to the club. As the club's hoighty-toighty leadership desperately tries to revoke C-Note's membership, our hero realizes that his family's honor � and secret record-breaking golf history � is at stake. As he takes on the fight of his life, C-Note pulls out all the stops to bring down the club's backwards establishment and welcome them to the 21st century.

About The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company (TWC) was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under the TWC banner.

During the Weinsteins' tenure at Miramax Films the company released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films which received 249 Academy Award� nominations and won 60 Oscars�, have generated billions of dollars in worldwide box office receipts and billions more in home video sales. In its history, Dimension Films has released some of the most successful franchises including "Scream," "Spy Kids" and "Scary Movie."

About COMEDY CENTRAL

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world�s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company�s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.





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