Beverly Hills – Starz executives Gene George, EVP of Worldwide Distribution and Mara Winokur, SVP of Starz Digital jointly announced that the upcoming STARZ Original anthology series, The Girlfriend Experience, starring Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road, Magic Mike, The Runaways), from Academy Award® and Emmy® Award-winning executive producer Steven Soderbergh, will be premiered at MIPCOM, 5-8 October in Cannes, France.
Keough will be at MIPCOM to support a private, invitation-only screening of the first two half-hour episodes of the 13-part scripted series from executive producer Steven Soderbergh. The Girlfriend Experience will be exclusively screened for prospective buyers on 5 October at 8.30am at Auditorium K in the Palais.
The Girlfriend Experience is expected to debut in the United States on STARZ in 2016. Starz retains all domestic multiplatform rights to the series and will serve as the worldwide distributor of all other rights including television, home entertainment and digital.
Buyers at the private screening will also see a special trailer from the widely-anticipated STARZ Original series, Ash vs Evil Dead, based on the classic horror film The Evil Dead, as well as a special peek at the STARZ Original movie, The Dresser starring Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson. Ash vs Evil Dead will premiere on STARZ and in multiple territories globally on October 31, 2015. Starz retains all domestic and international multiplatform rights to Ash vs Evil Dead, including television, home entertainment and digital. “The Dresser” was produced in London and is expected to air on STARZ in 2016. Starz retains all US multiplatform pay TV rights to the movie, and worldwide multiplatform distribution rights, with the exception of television rights in the UK (BBC).