EPIX Acquires Journey to Planet X New EPIX Original Documentary to Premiere on Network Q1 2013 Business Wire 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. About EPIX 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 network. 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 Verizon FiOS. For more information aboutEPIX, go towww.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD. About FilmBuff 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 Contact: For EPIX Jamie Colunga, 212-846-1843 JColunga@EpixHD.com or FRANK PR Lina Plath or Clare Anne Darragh, 646-861-0843 Lina@frankpublicity.com email@example.com
EPIX Acquires Journey to Planet X
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