Los Angeles, CA—August 17, 2009—“THIS TV,” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.’s (MGM) and Weigel Broadcasting’s digital service for local television stations, will broadcast How to be a Basterd: Inside the New Film by Quentin Tarantino—an exclusive 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of Quentin Tarantino's World War II action-thriller Inglorious Basterds—on Thursday 8/20 at 10p-10:30p and 8/22 at 12a-12:30a.
“We are thrilled to premiere the 30-minute special, How to be a Basterd: Inside the New Film by Quentin Tarantino, exclusively on THIS TV,” said John Bryan, Executive Vice President, Broadcast Strategy, MGM. “This is a huge score for us and for our viewers. It marks a first for the digital television industry and validates the first-rate quality of THIS TV.”
Written and directed by Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds stars Brad Pitt, Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, Death Proof) and Diane Kruger (Troy, National Treasure) and will make its U.S. theatrical premiere August 21. The film is being distributed by the Weinstein Company in the U.S. and focuses on a group of Jewish-American soldiers during World War II known as "The Basterds" who are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.
THIS TV offers blockbuster and Academy Award®-winning movies from some of the most prestigious Hollywood film libraries in the entertainment industry, including: MGM, United Artists, Orion Pictures, Polygram, Cannon and Samuel Goldwyn Films.
For THIS TV schedule highlights, viewers may check their local listings or visit http://www.this.tv/.
About THIS TV
THIS TV, cleared in 70% of the United States, is a programming service for local television stations delivered over their digital platform. Created jointly by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Weigel Broadcasting, the channel leverages MGM’s treasured library, which features over 4,100 films and 10,000 hours of television programming.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching over 125 countries and territories around the world. MGM ownership is currently as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
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Melissa Chamberlain, Priority PR