“PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’” Events Broadcast to U.S. Cinemas This March

  “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’” Events
  Broadcast to U.S. Cinemas This March

    NCM^® Fathom Events and The Paley Center for Media Present “PaleyFest
 Featuring ‘The Walking Dead’” on Thursday, March 7 and “PaleyFest Featuring
    ‘The Big Bang Theory’” on Wednesday, March 13 in Select Movie Theaters

Movie Theater Audiences Will Have Opportunity to Submit Questions to “The Big
                      Bang Theory” Cast LIVE via Twitter

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LOS ANGELES & CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- February 7, 2013

For the first time ever, the stars and producers of the phenomenally
successful “The Walking Dead” and No. 1 comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”
are coming to theaters nationwide as part of the ultimate TV fan festival –
PaleyFest (The William S. Paley Television Festival). Presented by NCM^®
Fathom Events and The Paley Center for Media in celebration of PaleyFest’s
30^th anniversary, “PaleyFest” will feature a lively panel discussion from
these sold-out events, giving audiences an exclusive look inside these TV
hits. “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead,’” the festival’s opening night
presentation, pre-recorded March 1 featuring appearances by the cast and
creative team, will be broadcast to select U.S. movie theaters on Thursday,
March 7 at 8:00 p.m. local time.“PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Big Bang Theory,’”
broadcast LIVE from the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday,
March 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT, will
feature a live and uncensored Q&A with the cast and producers of TV’s
most-watched comedy. Movie theater audiences will have the opportunity to
submit questions to “The Big Bang Theory” panel LIVE via Twitter.

Tickets for “PaleyFest” cinema  events will be available to purchase on
Friday, Feb. 8 at participating theater box offices and online at
www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices,
visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to
change). The events will be broadcast to more than 525 select movie theaters
across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

Confirmed panelists for “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead,’” moderated by
Chris Hardwick, host of “The Talking Dead,” include Andrew Lincoln (Rick
Grimes), David Morrissey (The Governor), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Laurie
Holden (Andrea), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee),
Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Chandler Riggs
(Carl Grimes) as well as executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd,
Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero.

“For the first time, fans will be ableto join in the excitement as we bring
the ultimate TV fan festival experience to theaters across the country,” said
Paley Center for Media President and CEO Pat Mitchell. “Partnering with NCM
Fathom Events as part of PaleyFest’s landmark 30^th Anniversary allows fans of
‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ to see their favorite television
actors and creators, and highlights the Paley Center’s continuing effort to
bring the fun and excitement of PaleyFest to more and more people. We are
grateful for the participation of the cast, creative teams, along with AMC and
Warner Bros., for their continuing support and enthusiasm for these special
PaleyFest evenings.”

Confirmed panelists for “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Big Bang Theory’” include 
Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter), Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Kaley Cuoco
(Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz), Kunal Nayyar (Raj Koothrappali),
Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler), Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski) as
well as creators and executive producers Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steven

PaleyFest celebrates the best of television during the two-week annual event
which features hit television shows and the teams behind their success,
providing an exclusive interaction between the shows and their fans for the
last 30 years. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” on March 1 will kick off the festival,
which runs through March 15 at the Saban Theatre.

“PaleyFest is the ultimate TV fan festival that until now, only fans lucky
enough to score tickets to the L.A. event could enjoy,” said Shelly Maxwell,
executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Thanks to the Paley Center,
now all fans of these popular TV shows can enjoy the festival from their local
movie theater as the cast of each show takes part in a live, uncensored and
no-holds-barred audience Q&A.”

“The Walking Dead”

AMC's "The Walking Dead," the No. 1 drama series in basic cable history for
Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, returns for the second half of its third season
on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.Based on the comic book series written by
Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years
that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by
police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.
The series, which garnered a 2010 Golden Globe^®nomination for Best
Television Series – Drama and won the 2011 and 2012 Emmy^®Award for
Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up, stars the aforementioned Andrew Lincoln,
Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson,
Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira and David Morrissey.

“The Big Bang Theory”

Warner Bros. Television’s critically acclaimed hit series “The Big Bang
Theory” (Thursdays at 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. on CBS, five nights a week in
syndication) has been called “TV’s funniest sitcom” by USA Today. The New York
Daily News has proclaimed that the show “…has just hit that magical, elusive
sweet spot nailed by only a handful of sitcoms, the rarefied likes of I Love
Lucy, M*A*S*H, The Cosby Show and Seinfeld.” TV’s most-watched comedy stars
the aforementioned Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg,
Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Now in its sixth season, “The
Big Bang Theory” was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, who serve as
executive producers of the series, alongside showrunner Steven Molaro.

About National CineMedia (NCM)

NCM operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching
U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The
NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Eventspresent cinema advertising and events
across the nation’s largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters
owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits.
NCM’s theater advertising network covers 183 Designated Market Areas® (49 of
the top 50) and includes over 19,300 screens (over 18,400 digital). During
2011, approximately 680 million patrons (on an annualized basis) attended
movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema
advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast
network (“DBN”) is comprised of over 720 locations in 170 Designated Market
Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers
360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema,
encompassing 41 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile
applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 48.6% interest in
and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information,
visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com.

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present,
and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation’s foremost
public archive of television, radio and Internet programming, the Paley Center
produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought
leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we
create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented
change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on
our lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a
pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

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