KCET Programs Sheen to Host Warner Bros. Movies

Apr 17, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Martin Sheen will host “KCET Saturday Night Movie,” launching in May on the Los Angeles public television station in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution.

The “Saturday Night Movie” will feature titles from Warner’s library every week. It’s set to debut at 10 p.m. May 5 with James Dean starrer “East of Eden.”

The movies are licensed for a one-time TV broadcast and will be shown unedited for television, with only one brief intermission.

“This groundbreaking partnership with Warner Bros. makes it possible for KCET to reinvent the television movie experience,” KCET president and CEO Al Jerome said.

“Martin is a longtime friend of KCET, and we are honored to work with him on this new project,” he added.

Among other titles in line to be shown on KCET are “Amadeus,” “The Grifters,” “Chariots of Fire,” “Blade Runner,” “Body Heat,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Coma” and “Superman.”

WBDCD president Eric Frankel said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with KCET on this exciting new programming that brings some of Warner Bros.’ most iconic films to public television for the first time. The Warner Bros. film library is an unrivaled treasure trove of classic motion pictures that are bound to attract viewers and make the ‘KCET Saturday Night Movie’ a success for the station and TV viewers in Southern California.”

(Editor: Horowitz)