'Shootout' Stars Go Primetime With Specials


AMC will move the hosts of its Sunday morning entertainment talk show series Shootout to primetime for a series of specials debuting next month.
Peter Bart,  editor in chief of Variety, a sister publication to Multichannel News and Mandalay Pictures chairman Peter Guber will host AMC StoryMakers, a series of programming specials featuring A-list actors in roundtable discussions, according to the network.
Debuting Feb. 13, StoryMakers will entertain topics ranging from The Oscars, summer movies and holiday films to the general state of the entertainment industry.
Bart and Guber currently host Shootout, a weekly talk show series that over its six-year run has featured such stars as Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson, Steven Spielberg, Mike Myers, Nicholas Cage, Edward Norton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dustin Hoffman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich, Ron Howard, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx.
"AMC wanted to create a venue for two of the industry's most influential personalities to talk to the people who are out there making the stories we love," said Joel Stillerman, AMC's senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content, in a statement.
"The roundtable format allows us to present something that is much more about honoring the craft of acting and filmmaking in a conversational setting. This will not be your typical interview show."