Sundance News #1

Some more talent is set to join Host Jay Mohr cover the Sundance Festival including Alan Cumming, Mr. Show’s Steve Odenkirk, and Punk’d’s Whitney Cummings… press release will follow. Also news on what to expect on the second show. Show Two: Tuesday January 25 Sundance Channel brings the fun, filmmakers and festivities of the Sundance Film Festival from the snowy slopes of Park City into your living room. In Show Two, we visit with Jib-Jab (the two-brother company that came up with the internet political parody “This Land is Your Land”) to see how they made this year’s Festival trailer. And we report on some husband-wife teams who work together with out killing each other… at least not yet. Then we get to know Marc Levin, who won the 1998 Grand Jury Prize and now returns with a very personal story about his own struggle to bring together Jewish and African American communities. Host Jay Mohr sits down with a round table of festival stars and Alan Cumming gets close and personal with a festival director and actor. PUNK’D’s Whitney Cummings penetrates Park City to take the festival’s temperature, while MR. SHOW’s Bob Odenkirk gives his own film studies refresher course on the street. Plus profiles of six filmmakers in this year’s documentary and dramatic film competition, including actor turned director Steve Buscemi. ===================================================== DIGITAL CONTENT ===================================================== FESTIVAL DAILIES Nightly updates from the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. January 24 – 29 at 9:00PM ET. Only on Sundance Channel. http://www.sundancechannel.com/media/choosemedia.php?ixContent=7415 ———————————- ANATOMY OF A SCENE: THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS Get inside a scene from THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS in this episode of Sundance Channel’s acclaimed series, Anatomy of a Scene. Episode Promo http://www.sundancechannel.com/media/choosemedia.php?ixMedia=20 Show Open – Excerpts from Episode http://www.sundancechannel.com/media/choosemedia.php?ixMedia=28 ———————————- THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS airs tonight as part of “Seen at Sundance” – nightly showings of films from past Sundance Film Festivals. THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS airs January 25 at 10:00PM ET. Starring Campbell Scott and Hope Davis. Only on Sundance Channel. http://www.sundancechannel.com/media/choosemedia.php?ixMedia=29

ALAN CUMMING, BOB ODENKIRK AND WHITNEY CUMMINGS TO JOIN JAY MOHR ON SUNDANCE CHANNEL “FESTIVAL DAILIES,” REPORTING DAILY FROM 2005 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL JANUARY 24-29 AT 9PM
New York, NY, December XX, 2004 – Alan Cumming (The Anniversary Party), Bob Odenkirk (“Mr. Show”) and Whitney Cummings (“Punk’d”) have signed on to join Jay Mohr (“Last Comic Standing”) in covering the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on Sundance Channel’s “Festival Dailies,” a daily program produced onsite at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. “Festival Dailies” will report on the films and filmmakers of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, providing TV viewers with an immediate sense of the Sundance Film Festival experience. From January 24-28 at 9:00pm, “Festival Dailies” airs as a half-hour program; on January 29th at 9:00pm “Festival Dailies” will be an hour wrap-up episode. Mohr will serve as host of the show, conduct a series of round table discussions called “We’re Talking Here,” as well as report from the streets of Park City. Alan Cumming will conduct “Peer to Peer” interviews with actors and directors who have films screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Odenkirk will perform man-on-the-street segments for the program. Whitney Cummings will report on the activities at the festival. “Festival Dailies” is produced by Robert Katz and Jerry Kupfer. Adam Pincus is Executive Producer and Anne Mullen is Supervising Producer. Jay Mohr has a long list of television and film credits, including “Saturday Night Live” (1993-1995), and Jerry Maguire. Mohr is also the creator, producer and host of “Last Comic Standing,” for which he was nominated for a 2004 Emmy®. Alan Cumming is an acclaimed film, television, and theatre actor, and has played a variety of roles, including the Spy Kids and XMen films, TNT’s “The Goodbye Girl,” and as the role of the Emcee in “Cabaret” on Broadway from 1993-94 and 1998-99. Cumming co-wrote, directed and starred in (with Jennifer Jason Leigh) The Anniversary Party. Cumming can be also be seen in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Film Reefer Madness. Bob Odenkirk was the Executive Producer and star of the television series “Mr. Show” and wrote and co-starred in the “Mr. Show” Movie Run Ronnie Run! He has won Emmy Awards® for his writing on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ben Stiller Show” and is currently the host of Sundance Channel’s Friday night movie series “Midnight Snack.” Whitney Cummings is a series regular on the weekly hit show for VH1 “Best Week Ever”. Cummings also played a Field Agent for MTV’s “Punk’d,” and was a participant in E!’s “50 Most Outrageous TV Moments” and “101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment,” as well as the “2004 MTV Movie Awards.” In addition to “Festival Dailies,” all of Sundance Channel’s January programming – including narrative features, documentaries, short films and original series – is devoted to films that have screened at past Sundance Film Festivals. Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel brings television viewers daring and engaging feature films, shorts, documentaries, world cinema and animation, shown uncut and with no commercials. Through its original programs, Sundance Channel connects viewers with filmmakers, the creative process, and the world of independent film. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture between NBC Universal, Robert Redford, and Showtime Networks Inc. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of supporting independent artists and providing them with wider opportunities to present their work to audiences.

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