ENCORE RENEWS "IN THE HOUSE," HOSTED BY PETER BART AND PETER GUBER
Second Season of Half-Hour Interview Show Premieres December 9, 2010
Burbank, Calif., November 29, 2010 - "In the House," the half-hour news and interview show hosted by Peter Bart and Peter Guber, has been renewed for a second season by the Encore Channel and will have its premiere Thursday, December 9. The show, which provides a unique platform for intimate conversations with entertainment industry heavyweights, is the first original series on Encore. Its new season will be produced by RayV Productions with the support of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Stephan Shelanski, executive vice president of programming for Starz Entertainment, said that " 'In the House' provides behind-the-scenes insights on entertainment from Oscar(R), Emmy(R), and Golden Globe(R) winners and industry leaders who are consistently fascinating to those viewers wishing for an inside glimpse."
Guests on earlier shows included Carey Mulligan, Jeremy Renner, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Ethan Hawke, Quentin Tarantino, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, Betty White, Maria Bello, William H. Macy, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Helen Mirren, Kevin Spacey, John Malkovich and many others.
"Bart and Guber are industry stalwarts whose conversations and interviews dig beneath the typical spin and gossip," Shelanski said.
Peter Bart has been a Hollywood studio chief, editor and producer. He worked as a staff reporter for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal prior to entering the film business. As vice president of production at Paramount, senior vp at MGM/UA and President of Lorimar Films, he helped foster such films as The Godfather, Harold and Maude, Rosemary's Baby and Being There. He also has published eight books. He served for 20 years as editor in chief of Variety, where he is presently editorial director.
Peter Guber was formerly the studio chief at Columbia Pictures and chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures. He is now chairman of Mandalay Entertainment, which he founded in 1995. The films he has produced include Midnight Express, The Color Purple, Rain Man, and Batman, among many others, have reportedly earned more than $3 billion in worldwide revenue. He recently became co-owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors. His new book, "Tell To Win," about the importance of purposeful storytelling, comes out via Crown on March 1, 2011.
Executive producer of the show is Susan Winston, whose credits include "Good Morning America" and the "CBS Morning News." Steven Lenchner is the executive in charge of production. He previously worked on "Criss Angel Mindfreak." The talent executive is Kari Johnson, who has worked on such shows as "Storymakers" and "Shootout."
UK-based 3DD Productions is handling international sales and distribution of "In the House." The show's return in early December means it will begin to air just in time for the start of the Hollywood awards season. The deal was brokered by Larry Aidem, President & CEO of RayV Content LLC.
RayV was founded in early 2006 by the team that revolutionized Telecommunications with the invention of Voice Over IP. RayV is a global leader in providing turnkey solutions for HD TV over IP. As the preferred partner of leading TV networks and multiplatform distributors, RayV has successfully deployed hundreds of channels worldwide and is serving a rapidly growing market for low-cost, high-quality TV over the Internet. RayV Productions specializes in extremely low-cost, hi def production of unscripted content. RayV takes pride in working closely with its partners to develop a comprehensive understanding of the challenges they face in today's ever-changing environment of content delivery. Among the top-tier content providers and distributors with whom RayV has collaborated are the NBA, Blizzard, DirecTV, Fox Soccer, Tennis Channel, Shanghai Media Group and AB Groupe, among others.
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz(R) and Encore(R) brands with approximately 17.4 million and 32 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its Starz, Encore and MoviePlex brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).
3DD Entertainment is an international distributor of high-profile cultural and musical programming, representing clients such as BBC, IFC, TCM and Sundance. Since 1994, 3DD has delivered thousands of hours of vibrant programming across the globe. The documentaries Spielberg on Spielberg, Bridgette Bardot - The Icon Of France, Video Killed The Radio Star and the film talk shows In The House and In Conversation are just some of 3DD's successful cultural programmes, while 3DD's music catalogue includes spectacular live events, such as the Prince's Trust Rock Gala, and the series Later with Jools, London Live and 360 Sessions.