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SOURCE: Starz

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December 14, 2015 17:00 ET

Anchor Bay Entertainment Leaps Into 2016 With the Release of the Gripping Starz Originals Series and Golden Globe Nominee, Flesh and Bone

Available January 5, 2016 on Blu-ray™ and DVD

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2015) - Ballet is the ultimate optical illusion, graceful and dignified on the outside but brutal, cruel and ruthless underneath. Never captured in its truest form before, the Golden Globe nominated series, "Flesh and Bone," rips away the illusion of the dance world and shows us what's behind the curtain. From Emmyaward-winning writer Moira Walley-Beckett ("Breaking Bad"), "Flesh and Bone" is a coming-of-age drama about a young ballet dancer with a deeply troubled past. Through her eyes, we explore the true underbelly of the dance world and all its self-destructive tendencies. The Starz original limited series features 8 one-hour episodes and premiered on Starz November 8, 2015. The entire series will be available on digital HD starting January 4, 2016 and the Blu-ray™ and DVD will be available January 5, 2016, just one week after the show's finale.

In "Flesh and Bone," Claire, played by former American Ballet Theatre principal and Golden Globe nominee Sarah Hay (Black Swan), joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. She's beautiful, soulful, talented and an emotionally wounded young woman who somehow still possesses an innate innocence and fragility while at the same time harboring self-destructive tendencies and a vaulting ambition. Claire is a transcendent ballerina, capable of reaching the sublime but her inner torment and aspirations drive her in unforeseeable ways. Along the way, she encounters drugs, sex, starvation, desire, betrayal, pain, punishment, fear, rebellion, insecurity and ambition.

The cast includes 22 accomplished ballet dancers including former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky (Center Stage) and Irina Dvorovenko, also a former American Ballet Theatre principal. Ethan Stiefel (Center Stage), formerly the artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and a former American Ballet Theatre principal, served as choreographer. Other cast includes Emily Tyra ("Boardwalk Empire"), Damon Herriman ("Justified"), Tina Benko ("The Good Wife") and Ben Daniels ("House of Cards"). Created by "Breaking Bad" writer/executive producer Moria Walley-Beckett, "Flesh and Bone" was executive produced by Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds), Kevin Brown ("Roswell") and John Melfi ("House of Cards"). 

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) (NASDAQ: STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) (NASDAQ: STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of September 30, 2015, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 55.8 million subscribers, including 23.3 million at STARZ, and 32.5 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties.

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