AMC and Nerdist Industries Enter into Cross-Platform Relationship
Unreleased Talking Dead Footage to Air on Nerdist Channel
AMC Also Inks Development Deal with Nerdist to Potentially Bring All Star
Bowling to TV
LOS ANGELES -- February 19, 2013
Nerdist Industries and AMC announced a cross-platform relationship today for
the Nerdist YouTube channel to show bonus footage from AMC’s Talking Dead, the
live The Walking Dead after show hosted by Chris Hardwick. The extended
conversations and couch talk extras will also be available on talkingdead.com.
AMC has also signed a development deal with Nerdist to take their most
successful YouTube program, All Star Celebrity Bowling, and develop it for
potential series for the network.
Hardwick enthusiastically comments, "It has always been one of our main goals
with Nerdist to grow content in the digital garden of the Internet which we
could then evolve onto other platforms. AMC has been incredibly
forward-thinking with us through this process. In addition to allowing us to
distribute bonus segments of Talking Dead on the Nerdist YouTube Channel, we
are excited to work with them to potentially bring All Star Bowling to
television. PLATFORMS UNITE!"
Meanwhile, AMC’s EVP of Original Programming & Production & Digital Content
Joel Stillerman echoes his excitement saying, “Nerdist has built a great
following by producing incredibly smart, compelling, and entertaining content.
This is a great way for us to expand our relationship with Chris and Nerdist,
and we love the multi-platform synergy on a project like this.”
Malik Ducard, Director of Entertainment Content Partnerships at YouTube,
stated, "Nerdist is the latest in a line of YouTube creators harnessing the
combined attributes of TV and the Web to build scaled, engaged audiences."
The All Star Bowling development project is being produced by Nerdist
Industries and High Noon Entertainment, with Nerdist Industries Chris Hardwick
and Peter Levin as well as Jim Berger, serving as Executive Producers.
ABOUT NERDIST INDUSTRIES
Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture
content.Its online presence includes a website at Nerdist.com, a YouTube
channel (youtube.com/nerdist), Nerdist News daily e-newsletters, 1.8 million
Twitter followers, and a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist
Podcast, also produced as a TV show on BBC America. Nerdist also hosts live
events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the
Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and
Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International.
Nerdist Industries was founded in 2008 by comedian, author, podcaster and
AMC'sThe Talking Deadhost Chris Hardwick. Hardwick serves as Founder & Chief
Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin serves as Chief
Executive Officer. In July 2012, Legendary Entertainment, the company behind
such genre films as Inception, Watchmen, 300, Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight
Trilogy, acquired Nerdist Industries. Hardwick and Levin serve as
Co-Presidents of Digital for Legendary, in dual roles with their Nerdist
positions. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy^® Award
for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row. Whether commemorating
favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original
programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great
stories. AMC's original stories include: “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The
Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” AMC further demonstrates
its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted
original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get
Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is
available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and
mobile. AMC: Story Matters Here^SM.
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