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Rent Advance from Starz

11/14/2005 3:44 AM Eastern

Starz Cinema will be early with its Rent.

The network will air a sneak peek of exclusive footage from Revolution Studios’ movie adaptation of Broadway musical Rent under terms of an agreement between Revolution, Columbia Pictures and Starz Entertainment Group LLC.

During Starz Cinema’s Stage to Screen Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. (EST/PST), the network will feature exclusive content including behind-the-scenes footage and the world television premiere of a musical number from the Rent movie performed by the cast, many of whom played the same roles in the original Broadway production.

“Starz wants to bring the entire movie experience to our viewers, and this partnership with Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures is a wonderful way to do so,” Starz Entertainment senior vice president of program acquisitions Stephan Shelanski said in a prepared statement.

“The Stage to Screen special offers viewers a chance to see movie adaptations of several Broadway favorites, plus the opportunity to see footage from Rent that is only available on Starz Cinema,” he added.

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