NEW YORK--()--The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently announced the 62nd Annual Emmy® Award nominations, selecting the EPIX original documentary BELIEVE: The Eddie Izzard Story in the outstanding nonfiction special category.
“EPIX is committed to delivering top quality premium programming and it is exciting to see this work recognized so early in our first eight months on the air.”
BELIEVE: The Eddie Izzard Story was written, produced and directed by Sarah Townsend, who has produced theater and stage shows, award winning short films, features and documentaries. British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard is well known for his unique and surreal comedic style. His work includes award-winning stand-up comedy specials, a starring role in the television series The Riches, numerous motion pictures and acclaimed Broadway performances including his current run in David Mamet’s Race. His latest special, Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley and the documentary BELIEVE: The Eddie Izzard Story premiered on EPIX in January 2010.
“We congratulate Sarah Townsend, Eddie Izzard, The Collective and Salient Media on this honor,” said EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg. “EPIX is committed to delivering top quality premium programming and it is exciting to see this work recognized so early in our first eight months on the air.”
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for movies. EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry’s most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available to subscribers this year. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through carriage agreements with Verizon FiOS, DISH Network, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, Charter Communications and NCTC.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com.