New York – A+E Networks, the world’s most prolific producer of movies for TV, has set MIPCOM 2017 for the global roll out of a premiere slate of movies about compelling and contemporary issues, and featuring A-list Hollywood talent both in front of and behind the camera, it was announced by Patrick Vien, Executive Managing Director, International, A+E Networks.  Academy Award and Tony winning actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, Ocean’s 12, Traffic) is attending MIPCOM to promote her latest starring role in an A+E Networks movie, Cocaine Godmother.

 

In the U.S., A+E TV movies reached over 100 million people in the last 12 months. In the last three years, recent titles have ranked as the #1 or #2 original movies in ad-supported cable including Beaches (2017), Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart and Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le (#1 & 2 respectively in 2016); and Whitney (2015).

 

As well, A+E TV movies attract a wide array of talent. Recent examples include such A-listers as James Franco (High School Lover), Whoopi Goldberg (A Day Late and a Dollar Short), Lindsay Lohan (Liz & Dick), Ving Rhames (A Day Late and a Dollar Short), Minnie Driver (Return to Zero), Heather Graham (Flowers in the Attic), Harvey Keitel (Fatal Honeymoon), David Arquette (Happy Face Killer), Susan Sarandon (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) and Emily Watson (The Memory Keepers Daughter).

 

A+E TV movies span a broad spectrum of themes which resonate with audiences including, Romance (Beaches, Petals in the Wind), Thrillers (Big Driver, Manson’s Lost Girls), Biopics (Whitney, Liz & Dick), Holiday (Finding Mrs. Clause, Christmas in the City), among many others.