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BRAVO AND MIRAMAX FILMS ENTER INTO FAR-REACHING FILM AND PROMOTION ALLIANCE THROUGH 1998

 BRAVO AND MIRAMAX FILMS ENTER INTO FAR-REACHING FILM
 AND PROMOTION ALLIANCE THROUGH 1998
 NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bravo and Miramax Films have reached an unprecedented, far-reaching, multifaceted alliance on licensing, output and cross promotion of foreign-language films, it was announced today by Joshua Sapan, president, Bravo, and Bob Weinstein, co-chairman, Miramax Films.
 The long-term Bravo-Miramax agreement involves three major areas:
 License
 The six-year license agreement, which begins in 1993 and continues through 1998, covers 17 major foreign-language films including: "Cinema Paradiso," winner of the 1989 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film; "Journey of Hope," winner of the 1990 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film; the 1991 Cannes Film Festival winner "The Double Life of Veronique"; and Pedro Almodovar's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" and "High Heels." "Everybody's Fine," "Nasty Girl," "Tatie Danielle," and "Delicatessen," triple Cesar-winner, are also featured.
 Output Agreement
 The agreement also covers a first-time future commitment between Bravo and Miramax. The agreement gives Bravo the guarantee of 1992 and 1993 Miramax foreign-language releases in a mutually beneficial arrangement of investing in future films both in terms of production and exhibition.
 Cross Promotion
 In addition, Bravo, as the major television outlet for international films, will make a full commitment to promote and actively support on- air current Miramax theatrical releases.
 Weinstein said, "We believe that Bravo's strong commitment to showcasing the international film makes it the perfect place for our library of foreign-language films and for the foreign-language films on our upcoming release slate. In addition, we have entered into the on- air promotional arrangement with Bravo because we want to support their kind of programming and because the network will help us reach the audience we want for our current specialty releases."
 Sapan said, "This multifaceted agreement with Miramax goes beyond the standard arrangement between a film company and a cable network. It's particularly significant because we are promoting and investing in an outstanding film company. Their commitment to high-quality, award- winning international films, many of which have broken out of the 'art house' label and into mainstream theatrical release with much critical acclaim, is unprecedented and makes perfect sense to Bravo's overall objective in showcasing the best in foreign films."
 Kathleen Dore, vice president and general manager of Bravo said, "With a decreasing number of theatrical venues featuring foreign films, it is important that Bravo step up and continue to showcase these great works. Bravo is the only network that regularly programs international films. It is a mainstay of our network with regular Monday and Thursday evening features under the banner of "Bravo's World Cinema."
 Miramax Films is the leading independent distributor of foreign- language films in the United States. The company's releases include the Academy Award winners of the past three years: "Journey of Hope," "Pelle The Conqueror" and "Cinema Paradiso," the top-grossing foreign- language film of last decade. Foreign-language films currently in release include Almodovar's "High Heels," and "The Double Life of Veronique." Miramax's upcoming foreign-language films include the Academy Award-nominee "Mediterraneo" and triple Cesar-winner "Delicatessen."
 Bravo is part of Rainbow Programming Holdings, Inc. which also includes American Movie Classics, the SportsChannel Regional Network, and is affiliated with SportsChannel America.
 As television's cultural channel, Bravo features award-winning international and American independent films and the performing arts. Bravo is seen in more than 7.5 million homes nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Caroline Bock of Bravo, 516-364-2222, or Cynthia Swartz of Miramax, 212-941-3800/ CO: Bravo; Miramax Films ST: New York IN: ENT SU: JVN


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