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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I really do hate to just copy and paste a press release from anyone but I get asked ALL THE TIME about the fate of "Noah's Arc" so I am bending my rule a little about regurgitating PR for the sake of all you fans.

NOAH'S ARC TO LEAP TO BIG SCREEN AS LOGO'S FIRST THEATRICAL FILM PRODUCTION

Full-length feature based on hit series about four gay African-American friends scheduled for 2008 release

NEW YORK, NY – January 24, 2007 – Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced that it plans to bring Noah's Arc, its hit flagship series about four AfricanAmerican gay friends in Los Angeles to the silver screen in 2008 as Logo's first original theatrical film.

Noah's Arc will join Sex and the City, Star Trek and The Simpsons as yet another fan-driven series finding a home at the multiplex, opening the door to greater storytelling depth, expanded creative opportunities and new audiences. Currently in development, the film is expected to pick up after the show's second season cliffhanger finale and continue with an even bolder and provocative storyline. The film will leave the door open for sequels, additional television seasons and specials. The series is created by and executive produced by Patrik-Ian Polk and his Tall Skinny Black Boy Productions.

"Noah's Arc has one of the most intensely loyal fan bases in television and we're thrilled to harness the power of film to let Patrik-Ian Polk continue the story he has so skillfully woven," said Brian Graden, President, Entertainment, MTV Networks Music Group, and President, Logo. "Noah's Arc has so many dimensions and possibilities, so advancing to the feature film format is an exciting way to motivate our loyal fans and engage an even wider audience."

Logo's most popular series, season one of Noah's Arc premiered in October 2005, just months after the launch of the network and season two premiered in August 2006. The show, which became the first television series about LGBT people of color, follows the lives and loves of four African-American gay men looking for love and signs of intelligent life in Los Angeles: Noah (Darryl Stephens), Chance (Doug Spearman), Alex (Rodney Chester) and Ricky (Christian Vincent).

"I began this series as a straight-to-DVD project, and Logo gave us a home as its flagship scripted series. And now we're taking it to the big screen!" said Polk. "Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this little independent show in movie theatres! Hats off to MTV Networks and Logo for believing in us enough to take Noah to that next level."

Polk is expected to share producing duties on the Noah's Arc film with series co-executive producer Carol Ann Shine. He made his feature film debut with the independent feature Punks, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Lowbudget Feature.

Although Noah's Arc will be Logo's first original theatrical film release, Logo content is available on every viewing platform available including LOGOonline.com, which houses the world's largest library of LGBT ad-supported streaming video, wireless devices from Amp'd and Sprint and download-to-own services including iTunes, AOL Video and Amazon UnBox as well as podcasts and DVD.

ABOUT LOGO: Logo is the ad-supported network targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) viewers, launched by MTV Networks. The network launched June 30, 2005 with more than one thousand hours of content and has approximately 20 million subscribers across the United States. Logo provides LGBT audiences with a place where they can see themselves and be themselves through a mix of original and acquired entertainment programming that is authentic, smart and inclusive. Logo joins Viacom's roster of popular and highly targeted cable networks which includes MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV.

ABOUT MTV NETWORKS: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 120 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 100 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

3 Comments:

  • At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Steven...thanks for the update on the plans for the Noah's Arc movie. Also, I did read on Patrik Ian-Polk's myspace that the Season Two DVD is scheduled for release on June 19, 2007....check it out.
    Ken

     
  • At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm SO excoted that Noah's is coming to the big screen.

     
  • At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Frank said…

    I have started an online petition to save Naoh's Arc

    http://www.petitiononline.com/noah/

    Please sign and encourage others to sign!

     

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