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June 2015

JOSH GROBAN, KINGS OF LEON, THE FLAMING LIPS, AND PATTI LABELLE GO ON THE RECORD WITH MICK ROCK, AUGUST 2 ON OVATION TV

New Ovation TV Original Series Hosted by Legendary Rock Photographer Mick Rock Features an Intimate Portrait of Each Musical Guest, Followed by a Special Performance

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SANTA MONICA, CA – June 25, 2015  Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Blondie, Queen… there’s one rock ‘n’ roll photographer who has captured iconic images of them all on film:

Mick Rock (aka, “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”).  Today, Mick is as in-demand as ever; photographing legends-in-the-making like Snoop Dog, Daft Punk, The Killers, Cee Lo Green, and the Black Keys, among many others, but this summer, he’ll come out from behind the camera to host his own show:  On the Record with Mick Rock, premiering on Ovation TV Sunday, August 2 at 8 pm ET.

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INTERNATIONAL ART-CRIME RINGS AND EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER EDVARD MUNCH ARE THE SUBJECTS OF TWO CAPTIVATING DOCUMENTARIES ON OVATION TV THIS JULY

Ovation Spotlight” to Feature Stealing History on July 19; Let the Scream Be Heard, Focusing on the Art and Life of Celebrated Painter of The Scream,” Premieres July 26

 

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SANTA MONICA, CA – June 24, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will premiere two intriguing and insightful documentaries in its “Ovation Spotlight”this July.

Stealing History, which explores the mysteries surrounding lost and stolen art and antiquities, premieres Sunday, July 19 at 12 pm ET, and Let the Scream be Heard, which delves into the life and art of expressionist painter Edvard Munch, premieres Sunday, July 26 at 12 pm ET.

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OVATION TV TO BROADCAST THE 2015 ACTORS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SPECIAL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

15 Actors to be Honored for Career Achievement in Film, TV and Theatre

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CULVER CITY, CA — June 15, 2015  The Actors Hall of Fame, which will honor 15 exceptional film, television and theatre actors this year, has partnered with Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, to present the premiere of the 2015 Actors Hall of Fame inductions special on October 10, 2015.  The announcement was made today by Rusty Citron, President of The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation, and Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy, Ovation.

“This will not be a ‘traditional award show.’There are enough of those already!”said Citron. “We wanted to partner with Ovation TV because, as the foremost arts broadcast network, they understand that an actor who has achieved this level of success deserves the respect and honor worthy of their accomplishments.”

The Actors Hall of Fame was established in 2008 to honor career achievements by dramatic artists in film, television and theatre and, in so doing, to generate awareness and resources to restore and support dramatic arts education programs everywhere.

“Ovation has been a supporter of arts education for many years so we were delighted to learn of the Actors Hall of Fame Foundation’s mission to support drama programs across the country,”said Janneman. “Certainly, many of the actors being honored could not have achieved the success they have without the support they received from educators and drama schools. Ovation is pleased to be able to give these actors, and the mission of the Hall of Fame, a national platform for the first time this coming October.”

 

The induction consideration process for this year’s group of Hall of Famers began June 1. The eligibility criteria and voting are managed by The Actors Hall of Fame Board of Electors, which is comprised of dramatic arts educators and artistic directors from universities and theaters around the world who have been invited to participate by the  Actors Hall of Fame Foundation.

 

The actors being inducted into the Hall of Fame and the hosts and guest presenters will be announced soon. This year’s inductees will join over 50 previous inductees, including such accomplished actors as Gene Hackman, Meryl Streep, William H. Macy, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Anthony Hopkins, Robert DeNiro, James Earl Jones, Hal Holbrook and more.

 

 About The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation: The Actors Hall of Fame is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to restore Dramatic Arts Education in Schools. By honoring career achievement by dramatic artists in film, television and theatre we create a sustaining model that generates awareness and resources that are used to restore and support dramatic arts education programs everywhere. To learn more about The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation, visit our website at www.actorshalloffame.org

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OVATION TV GREEN-LIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES FOR THE FALL: ART BREAKERS

 

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New Series Features Powerhouse Art Advisors Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau as They Navigate the High-Stakes World of Art Collecting

 

SANTA MONICA, CA –June 2, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has given the green light to a brand new original series that will take viewers inside the high-stakes, high-priced world of art collecting.  Art Breakers features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.  Art Breakers is set to premiere October 4 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

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