Anchor Bay Entertainment Inks Distribution Deal With AMC Networks For Original Programming From AMC, IFC And Sundance Channel

Anchor Bay Entertainment Inks Distribution Deal With AMC Networks For Original
                Programming From AMC, IFC And Sundance Channel

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, March 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After a tremendously
successful partnership distributing AMC's wildly popular series, "The Walking
Dead", Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today a new deal with AMC's parent
company, AMC Networks, for home entertainment distribution across the
company's networks including AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel. The home
entertainment distribution output agreement includes future scripted series to
be produced in-house by AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel. This includes the
highly-anticipated Sundance Channel scripted series, "Rectify," and AMC's
recently greenlit original drama series, "Low Winter Sun." The deal covers all
US and Canadian distribution on DVD, Blu-ray and certain transactional digital
distribution rights. 

"AMC's 'The Walking Dead' has quickly become our best-selling TV-on-DVD title
to-date," commented Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment. "AMC
has been an exceptional partner over the last few years and we look forward to
expanding our relationship to distribute future scripted drama series from
AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel."

"Anchor Bay has been a terrific partner on 'The Walking Dead' and we look
forward to continuing to work with them to extend the life of the series from
AMC Networks' into the DVD and transactional digital marketplace," said Ed
Carroll, Chief Operating Officer for AMC Networks.

AMC's "Low Winter Sun" and Sundance Channel's "Rectify" will be the first two
releases under the new deal. "Low Winter Sun" is a co-production between
Endemol Studios and AMC Studios. Chris Mundy  ("Criminal Minds," "Cold Case")
serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner on the project, which
stars Mark Strong ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy" "Zero Dark Thirty") and
co-stars Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," "Jericho," "Snatch"). Season one
consists of ten, one-hour episodes. The highly-anticipated original Sundance
Channel series "Rectify" debuts Monday, April 22, 2013. The six-episode
hour-long series was created and written by Academy Award winner Ray McKinnon
(The Accountant, That Evening Sun, The Blind Side) and executive produced by
Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the team behind the critically-acclaimed
AMC series, "Breaking Bad."

"Low Winter Sun"
A contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world
where the line between cops and criminals is blurred, "Low Winter Sun" begins
with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect
crime, in reality the murder activates forces that forever alter the
detective's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The
series is based on the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the
same name written by Simon Donaldand produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an
Endemol Company).

"Rectify"
When Daniel Holden (Aden Young) is released after nearly 20 years of complete
isolation on death row, he returns as an outsider to his family, to his
community, and to the times. Somehow, he survived the mental and emotional
strain of his imprisonment, but now the walls have suddenly come crumbling
down and Daniel is set free in a world he no longer understands. He's an
outsider, lost in a once familiar world, struggling to navigate his new found
freedom. Combined with two decades of technological and social changes to his
small town and the larger world, everything he encounters is a puzzle.
Daniel's unexpected presence not only throws his family into disarray, it
ripples out to all the people connected to his case – the prosecutor who rode
the notoriety to become a state senator, the sheriff who pushed the boundaries
of the investigation, and the entire town of Paulie, GA, that blamed him for
killing one of their own. Like a deadly spark, Daniel's release reignites the
mystery, the power plays, and the questionable justice that condemned him. 

About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30
years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and
award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv,
and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally
relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company
also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming
business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network
programming feed origination and distribution company.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay
acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming
including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga
Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed
entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term
distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks,
RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor
Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United
Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment
(www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,
www.starz.com.



FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sue Procko
SPPR, Inc. for Anchor Bay Entertainment
310-836-6200
sue@spprinc.com

Lisa Rogen
AMC Networks, Inc.
917-542-6216
L1rogen@AMCNetworks.com



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Website: http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com