Appearing In Person
Frank Darabont, Writer / Director / Executive Producer
Gale Ann Hurd, Executive Producer
Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer / Creator of Comic Book
Andrew Lincoln, “Rick Grimes”
Sarah Wayne Callies, “Lori Grimes”
Jon Bernthal, “Shane Walsh”
Laurie Holden, “Andrea“
Jeffrey DeMunn, “Dale”
Steven Yeun, “Glenn”
Emma Bell, “Amy”
AMC TO PREMIERE THE FIRST FULL SCENES FROM “THE WALKING DEAD” AT NY COMIC CON
PANEL EVENT WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FRANK DARABONT, GALE ANNE HURD, ROBERT KIRKMAN
AND CAST ANDREW LINCOLN, SARAH WAYNE CALLIES, JON BERNTHAL, LAURIE HOLDEN AND STEVEN YEUN
Panel on Sunday, October 10th at 2:15pm
Series Premieres on Halloween, October 31 at 10pm
NEW YORK, NY – September 24, 2010 – During New York Comic Con, AMC will premiere the first full scenes from the network’s highly anticipated series, “The Walking Dead.” In addition to the exclusive preview, the stars and producers of the drama, based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman, will be present for a panel scheduled for Sunday, October 10 at 2:15pm in the IGN Theater. The event will include series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (“The Pacific”), Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), Laurie Holden (The Mist), and Steven Yeun (“The Big Bang Theory”). Joining the cast are writer, director, executive producer and three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive producers, Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon). “The Walking Dead” will premiere on Halloween at 10pm EST on AMC.
During the 90-minute event, moderator Eric Moro of IGN.com will lead panelists in a discussion about their experience shooting the “The Walking Dead,” and the process of bringing Kirkman’s comic book to life on the small screen, among other topics. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session with attendees.
About “The Walking Dead”
“The Walking Dead” tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Lincoln) travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series – Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include the Emmy® Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and entertaining non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 96 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.
IGN THEATER AT NEW YORK COMIC CON IS CENTER OF ATTRACTION FOR MOVIE AND TV CONTENT
Writers, Directors, Producers and Stars Take the Stage in Weekend-Long Marathon with Panels Featuring Discussions, Q & A’s, Previews and Sneak Peeks
Norwalk, CT, October 4, 2010: This year’s New York Comic Con will not only be the largest in terms of size and attendance but the show will boast by far its most substantial line up of Hollywood talent and celebrity since the convention was launched in 2006. The center piece of all the movie and television activity will be the IGN Theater, the hub of programming at NYCC, located in the Special Events Hall on Level 1 of the Jacob K. Javits Center. The theater seats 3000 and is equipped with surround sound, HD projection and 2 giant 30ft screens. New York Comic Con will take place at the Javits Center this weekend, October 8 – 10, 2010.
Highlights in the IGN Theater include panels and previews of Hanna, The Thing, Your Highness, The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, V, and more! Attendees attending the Focus Features panel featuring Hanna will meet the film’s stars Erica Bana and Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) as well as Director Joe Wright (The Soloist, Atonement) and will also get a very early glimpse of footage from the movie which is not due to be released until Spring 2011; Universal will present cast and filmmakers from its upcoming thriller The Thing and the soon-to-be released comedy adventure Your Highness; AMC will premiere the first full scenes from the network’s highly anticipated series, The Walking Dead, and the event will include series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), and Steven Yeun (The Big Bang Theory). These are just a few of the highlights. The cast and crew members from the hit series Vampire Diaries, Nikita and V will be in attendance at panels hosted by Warner Bros. M. Night Shyamalan will participate in MTV Presents ‘Unbreakable: Ten Years Later’ and DC will present sneak peeks at First Look! Upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Films & Shorts.
Additional movie, TV and comic book stars, celebrities and notable personalities who will be participating in events in the IGN Theater as well as other panels and appearances at New York Comic Con include: Adrien Brody, Bruce Campbell, Minori Chihara, Corey Feldman, Lyndsy Fonseca, Michelle Forbes, Seth Green, Tricia Helfer, Christopher Judge, Stephen Lang, Stan Lee, James Marsters, John Romita, Katee Sackhoff, Curt Schilling, Matt Senreich, J. Michael Straczynski, Bruce Timm, Milo Ventimiglia, Shane West, Noah Wyle, and many more!
There will be more announcements made this week about additional Hollywood guests and stars who will be joining the festivities at New York Comic Con. For information specifically about screenings, panels, events and late breaking news in the IGN Theater please go to: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYCC/Events/IGN-Theater/
For further information about all panels, guests and events at New York Comic Con, as well as ticketing information to the convention, please go to the show’s website at www.nycomiccon.com.
FAQ’s about the IGN Theater!
1. Do I need a special ticket? You do not need a ticket but the theater fills up for all events so get there early to make sure you get a seat.
2. Do you clear the room between events? We do not. So if media and movie programming is your thing, you can camp out all day!
3. Can I bring my camera? There is NO video or photography of any knd of the footage being presented.
4. How do I get to the IGN Theater? Head down the escalators to level one and look for signs that say IGN Theater or Special Events Hall.
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