Rainbow Media Holdings Inc. announced a licensing deal with
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Wednesday for distribution of more than 450 of the
studio’s feature films.
The movies -- including such classics as Annie Hall, Birdcage,
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fargo, Raging Bull, The Silence
of the Lambs, the Rocky series, The Terminator and Thelma
and Louise -- will air on Rainbow-owned AMC, The Independent Film Channel
and WE: Women's Entertainment.
The deal -- which begins in 2004 and continues through 2020 -- also includes
"The MGM agreement is of significant scope for Rainbow and unprecedented
breadth for the three networks -- AMC, IFC and WE," recently named Rainbow
president of entertainment services Kathleen Dore said in a prepared