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April 2015

OVATION TV ANNOUNCES 2015-16 PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT SLATE AT NY PRESS EVENT

 

Isabella Rossellini, Photographer Mick Rock and Food/Travel Experts The Lee Bros. Discuss Their New Ovation TV Shows

New York –April 23, 2015 At a breakfast presentation held today at New York City’s exclusive CORE: club, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, unveiled its 2015-16 programming and development slate with the help of international superstar Isabella Rossellini, legendary rock ’n’roll photographer Mick Rock, and Southern food and culture experts Matt and Ted Lee (The Lee Bros.), all of whom discussed their roles in upcoming Ovation TV shows. Liz Janneman, EVP of Network Strategy, and Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production hosted the event which took attendees through eight new specials and series for 2015 and four productions currently in development.

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OVATION TV TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUTHERN UNCOVERED WITH THE LEE BROS. SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 8PM ET

 

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Hosted by Southern Food and Travel Experts Matt Lee and Ted Lee, Southern Uncovered Reveals the Unexpected Side of Southern Culture

 SANTA MONICA, CA –April 23, 2015 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is about to reveal the unexpected side of Southern culture with a brand new original series, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros. Hosted by award-winning Southern food and travel experts Matt Lee and Ted Lee, the series will premiere Sunday, June 14 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

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OVATION TO PRESENT THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF ISABELLA ROSSELLINI’S GREEN PORNO LIVE! SUNDAY, MAY 17 AT 8PM ET

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Innovative Documentary Follows the Superstar on the International Tour of Her Hilarious One-Woman Show

 

SANTA MONICA, CA – April 8, 2015  She’s known for her roles in such films as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her, and a glamorous career as an international model, but lately Isabella Rossellini has other things on her mind — namely, sex.

On Sunday, May 17, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will take you around the world with the superstar as she prepares for and performs her one-woman show about the mating and sexual habits in the wild kingdom.  Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! is part live performance, part behind the scenes, and fully entertaining.

“Green Porno started as a little experiment for a two-minute short film,” Ms. Rossellini says.  “I would have never imagined that I would produce almost 40 short films, publish a book, write a monologue with the great Jean-Claude Carriere and perform it in over 40 cities on three continents.”

After making 38 short films in the Green Porno series that delve into the sexual rituals that animals, insects and marine life exhibit in nature, Ms. Rossellini took her comedic spin on the subject to the stage.  Although deemed the world’s most beautiful woman, she is not above sporting a unitard or zany costume to show us how houseflies and earthworms reproduce.

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“The success of our endeavor is also a manifestation of a new interest in the environment, especially among the younger generations.  I chose humor as my expression because many taboos or difficult subject matters such as environmental problems or sex and gender definitions are easier to address if we approach them with humor,” Ms. Rossellini adds. “Besides, I love to laugh. It’s my favorite thing in the world and I am an entertainer.”

In Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!, viewers will follow her to Italy, France, South America, Australia and more to see her prepare for her shows, meet her fans, and work with the technical and logistical issues that each new location presents.

Isabella Rossellini co-wrote Green Porno Live! with Jean-Claude Carriere. The documentary is a production of Sundance Productions with Laura Michalchyshyn executive producing. Jody Shapiro (Burt’s Buzz, How to Start Your Own Country) is directing with Rick Gilbert and Sundance Productions’ Molly O’Keefe producing and Stacey Foster editing. Green Porno Live! is a co-production with Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster WoWoW.

Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! premieres Sunday, May 17 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

 

About Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini is an internationally renowned and multi‐dimensional talent. In the 30 years since starting her career, Isabella has found success as an acclaimed actor, director, animal advocate and model. She has starred in films such as Blue Velvet, Fearless, and Death Becomes Her. Most recently, she won accolades for her series of short films entitled Green Porno in which she shares her passion for activism and love of animals. Isabella, known for her beauty as the face of Lancôme for over 10 years, is now active on both sides of the camera.

 

About Ovation

Ovation TV is America’s only arts network, whose mission is to inspire the world through all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation TV programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation TV’s

signature programming includes The Art Of, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and The Fashion Fund. Ovation TV reaches a national audience of over 54 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable,

Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Bright House Networks, RCN, and Hawaiian Telcom. Ovation TV is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation TV’s diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular ovationtv.com, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Ovation TV is a cause based-media company and is deeply engaged with the arts both nationally and locally, providing more than $16 million in contributions and in kind support to community organizations, cultural institutions, and arts education programs. See the Ovation TV Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation TV brand and the arts:www.facebook.com/OvationTV.

 

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