Tuesday, March 06, 2007

CNN Launches New Movie Show

CNN Pressroom - ‘The Screening Room’ premieres Friday, March 30 at 1:30p ET

CNN International yesterday announced the launch of a new half-hour monthly movie show called ‘The Screening Room.’ Premiering on Friday, March 30 at 1:30pm ET, ‘The Screening Room’ offers a compelling international perspective on the world of film by traveling around the globe to bring viewers the inside track on all aspects of the movie business.

Hosted by British television presenter Myleene Klass, ‘The Screening Room’ features a mix of revealing insights, intelligent interviews and on-location reporting from film festivals and red-carpet events. From independent and world cinema to blockbusters and documentaries, each month ‘The Screening Room’ offers movie news, reviews and global charts.

Each show explores the art of the world's most talented actors, directors, composers and screenwriters. From L.A. to London, Tokyo to Tribeca, Sydney to Sundance, the show will go to the essential film festivals. Also, ‘The Screening Room’ covers in-depth features ranging from animation, documentaries and short films to issues such as the perils of piracy.

“This is an important addition to our suite of feature shows, which offers a compelling mix of programming. Every month ‘The Screening Room’ will go to Hollywood and beyond to bring the most compelling and dynamic aspects of the film world to CNN’s vast international audience,” said Rena Golden, senior vice president of CNN International. “With our global reach, CNN is ideally placed to travel the globe and cover stories from the movie business in every continent.”

Show host Myleene Klass said: “I’m overwhelmed to be part of something so groundbreaking for CNN - the network’s first movie show. CNN has kudos and gravitas all over world, and that strong brand will ensure that I will get the very best interviews. One thing is for sure, if I wasn’t part of ‘The Screening Room’, I’d be glued to my seat watching it!”

‘The Screening Room’ is supported by a micro site that launches March 30, www.cnn.com/thescreeningroom, where users can download episodes of the show, read Myleene’s monthly blog as well as movie reviews and news.

‘The Screening Room’ can be seen on CNN International at the following times (all times ET):

Friday, March 30 at 1:30pm; Saturday, March 31 at 3:30a and 9:30a

About Myleene Klass

Myleene first shot to fame as one of the winning contestants on the 2001 ITV1 music series 'Popstars'. In 2003, she signed a solo deal with Universal releasing a hit classical album. September 2005 saw Myleene take up the role of presenter on ITV1 music show "cd:uk". A flood of presenting offers followed with Myleene taking up roles on BBC1’s “Heaven and Earth Show”, “The Proms”, “GMTV”, "X Factor", "The All Star Talent Show” and “Ghost Towns”. Myleene has also proved to be a popular radio DJ, hosting the breakfast show every Sunday on Classic FM.

In November 2005 Myleene took on her biggest challenge yet, spending three weeks in the Australian jungle as part of ITV1’s “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. Myleene’s natural charm and positive personality secured her crown as “Queen Of The Jungle”, firmly winning a place in the hearts of the nation in the process. March 2007 will see her take a presenting role on BBC1’s new Saturday night show “The People’s Quiz”.

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