NCM®Fathom Events Expands Its Comedy Programming with Leading Stand-up Comedy Special Producer New Wave Entertainment
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NCM® Fathom Events, the alternative entertainment division of National CineMedia (NAS: NCMI) , announced today an agreement with New Wave Entertainment to present a series of comedy specials in select movie theaters nationwide beginning this summer.
New Wave Entertainment, the premiere producer of stand-up comedy specials, specializes in emerging and established comedic talent. New Wave Entertainment has produced original releases for HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, Epix and Netflix including specials for Craig Ferguson, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Rob Schneider, Whitney Cummings, Dave Foley, Brian Posehn, Bob Saget, D.L. Hughley and more.
"New Wave is very excited to be working with Fathom Events in a way that will bring comedy specials to an even larger audience," said Brian Volk-Weiss, head of production for New Wave Entertainment.
The planned comedy event series will feature some of the biggest names in stand-up.
"Experiencing great stand-up comedy doesn't have to be restricted to comedy clubs," said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president for NCM Fathom Events. "Audiences will soon be able to experience the excitement and spontaneity of live stand-up in their local movie theaters."
Fathom Events is a leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide since 2002 including live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, sports, music, Broadway and many other unique entertainment presentations. This agreement with New Wave Entertainment represents the latest expansion of Fathom Events' comedy programming that also includes a clean comedy series with Clean Guys Entertainment, announced earlier this year.
About National CineMedia (NCM)
National CineMedia (NCM) operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema advertising and events across the nation's largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYS: CNK) , Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM's theater advertising network covers 183 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes approximately 19,300 screens (over 18,400 digital). During 2012, approximately 710 million patrons attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is comprised of over 740 locations in 172 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 41 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NAS: NCMI) owns a 46.9% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com. (NCMI-E)
About New Wave Entertainment
New Wave Entertainment (nwe.com) is a Production, Creative Marketing and Talent Management Company. The Company is currently producing season two of the sketch comedy series "Stevie TV" for VH1, season one of "Forever Jones" for Bounce TV, a series for the History Channel, and pilots for MTV, LOGO, E! and the Style Network. They recently produced "True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up" for Investigation Discovery, two 3D specials for 3net including the upcoming "Wingsuit Warrior: Jeb Corliss vs. The World," and the popular E! series "Pretty Wild." New Wave is the largest producer of stand-up comedy specials working with such talent as Whitney Cummings, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Norton, Aziz Ansari, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Mike Birbiglia and Marc Maron.
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