EPIX Acquires Journey to Planet X
New EPIX Original Documentary to Premiere on Network Q1 2013
NEW YORK -- August 01, 2012
EPIX, the premium entertainment network, today announced the acquisition of
new documentary Journey to Planet X to air as part of the EPIX Docs strand
Wednesday nights. With a premiere in Q1 2013 on the network, online via
EpixHD.com and on EPIX apps on hundreds of devices, the documentary presented
by EPIX and Brooklyn Underground Films, follows a duo of amateur sci-fi
filmmakers and scientists, Eric Swain and Troy Bernier, in the filming of
their ambitious new project Planet X.
“We’re pleased to continue enhancing our movie slate with compelling films
such as Journey to Planet X – interesting documentaries are well received by
our viewers on all platforms and have been a key part of our original
programming strategy,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO.
Over the years Eric and Troy have turned out many of their own amateur, sci-fi
inspired movies. Journey to Planet X follows the filming of Planet X, the
duo’s most ambitious endeavor to date, and sheds light on their unique brand
of “movie magic.”
While Troy views Planet X as an opportunity to launch a career in the
movie-industry, Eric is content with making films as a playful and creative
hobby. Troy’s bold new aspirations greatly exceed anything they’ve
accomplished in previous films and the pressure of raising the bar forces both
to take a leap of faith. They recruit the involvement of everyone they can
find – from their own family members, to co-workers, and local aspiring
actors. They shoot on sand dunes, highway overpasses, and inside an
industrial-sized freezer at a local supermarket. Together with their cast and
crew, they form an unlikely community of like-minded adventurers.
Eric and Troy are inspired by the transcendent nature of moviemaking itself,
where the fantasies of being space travelers, charming leading men, and even
successful filmmakers, all seem quite possible. Journey to Planet X is
presented by EPIX and Brooklyn Underground Films, directed by Myles Kane, Josh
Koury and produced by Trisha Barkman.
EPIX and FilmBuff negotiated the acquisition of Journey to Planet X.
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie
releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and
sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009
as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for
subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and
proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first
premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and
phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers
on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs
and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service
providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original
programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its
Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate
(NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through
distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications,
DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and
For more information aboutEPIX, go towww.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter
@EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.
Founded in 2007, FilmBuff is a pioneer of digital distribution and offers the
value of both innovation and experience to filmmakers. FilmBuff draws upon its
deep relationships with both filmmakers and festivals to curate content for
audiences that consistently informs, entertains and inspires audiences. As one
of the largest and most successful suppliers of digital entertainment content,
FilmBuff delivers to all of the leading on-demand platforms worldwide through
its partnerships with cable, satellite and telco companies, game consoles,
online retailers, wireless platforms and hardware manufacturers.
For more information about FilmBuff, go to www.filmbuff.com. Follow FilmBuff
on Twitter @FilmBuff and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FilmBuff
Jamie Colunga, 212-846-1843
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