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Well, la Dee Frickin’ Da! The Hilarious, Touching Story of a Comedy Legend is Explored in The Movie Network Original Documentary I AM CHRIS FARLEY, Premiering September 7

– Documentary features interviews with former co-stars, colleagues, and family members –

“If you’re a fan of Farley, this one is going to be tough to watch without shedding a tear or two.” – Ethan Anderton, /Film

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1PizwlQ

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Edie Baskin - Chris Farley as Matt Foley

Chris Farley as Matt Foley

TORONTO (August 11, 2015) – From his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, through his work at the legendary Second City, to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and in hit movies like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, I AM CHRIS FARLEY tells the story of one of the most beloved comedy stars in history. Featuring insights and memories from co-stars, colleagues, and family members, the original documentary from The Movie Network premieres Monday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to the premiere, The Movie Network presents special airings of Black Sheep at 5:50 p.m. ET, and Tommy Boy at 7:20 p.m.

Click HERE for a sneak peek of I AM CHRIS FARLEY.

 ** Media Note ** – Download photos at http://www.bellmediapr.ca/Network/The-Movie-Network

I AM CHRIS FARLEY showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and sketches from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots to round out the story of the comedy legend, who was known as a bear with a sense of remarkable grace and physicality. Clips from Farley’s most memorable performances fill the documentary, from his hilarious Chippendales audition alongside Patrick Swayze, to his comically ill-fated salesman in Tommy Boy, to his diatribes as motivational speaker Matt Foley on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

The documentary features interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack, and Fred Wolf, alongside family members like brothers Kevin, Tom Jr., and Johnny, and sister Barbara.

I AM CHRIS FARLEY is a production from Network Entertainment, Thunderbird Films, and Spike TV, in association with The Movie Network and Movie Central. Directors are Derik Murray and Brent Hodge (A Brony Tale). Producer is Murray and executive producers are Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, and Robert Pirooz. Murray, Gertz, Wingerak, and Pirooz all collaborated on previous TMN original documentaries such as I AM EVEL KNIEVEL and I AM STEVE MCQUEEN. For Bell Media, production executive is Kara Haflidson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President – CTV, Sports and Entertainment Programming.

In Eastern Canada, the documentary will be available on TMN GO and The Movie Network OnDemand.


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About The Movie Network

The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.

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Well, la Dee Frickin’ Da! The Hilarious, Touching Story of a Comedy Legend is Explored in The Movie Network Original Documentary I AM CHRIS FARLEY, Premiering September 7

– Documentary features interviews with former co-stars, colleagues, and family members –

“If you’re a fan of Farley, this one is going to be tough to watch without shedding a tear or two.” – Ethan Anderton, /Film

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1PizwlQ

Join the Hubub for this announcement: Hubub.com/TMN_Publicity

Edie Baskin - Chris Farley as Matt Foley

Chris Farley as Matt Foley

TORONTO (August 11, 2015) – From his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, through his work at the legendary Second City, to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and in hit movies like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, I AM CHRIS FARLEY tells the story of one of the most beloved comedy stars in history. Featuring insights and memories from co-stars, colleagues, and family members, the original documentary from The Movie Network premieres Monday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to the premiere, The Movie Network presents special airings of Black Sheep at 5:50 p.m. ET, and Tommy Boy at 7:20 p.m.

Click HERE for a sneak peek of I AM CHRIS FARLEY.

 ** Media Note ** – Download photos at http://www.bellmediapr.ca/Network/The-Movie-Network

I AM CHRIS FARLEY showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and sketches from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots to round out the story of the comedy legend, who was known as a bear with a sense of remarkable grace and physicality. Clips from Farley’s most memorable performances fill the documentary, from his hilarious Chippendales audition alongside Patrick Swayze, to his comically ill-fated salesman in Tommy Boy, to his diatribes as motivational speaker Matt Foley on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

The documentary features interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack, and Fred Wolf, alongside family members like brothers Kevin, Tom Jr., and Johnny, and sister Barbara.

I AM CHRIS FARLEY is a production from Network Entertainment, Thunderbird Films, and Spike TV, in association with The Movie Network and Movie Central. Directors are Derik Murray and Brent Hodge (A Brony Tale). Producer is Murray and executive producers are Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, and Robert Pirooz. Murray, Gertz, Wingerak, and Pirooz all collaborated on previous TMN original documentaries such as I AM EVEL KNIEVEL and I AM STEVE MCQUEEN. For Bell Media, production executive is Kara Haflidson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President – CTV, Sports and Entertainment Programming.

In Eastern Canada, the documentary will be available on TMN GO and The Movie Network OnDemand.


SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

@themovienetwork

@TMN_Publicity

https://www.facebook.com/themovienetwork

For more information:

For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada):

Nicolle Balen, 416.384.4061 or nicolle.balen@bellmedia.ca

For more information

Nicolle Balen

nicolle.balen@bellmedia.ca

Christian Llano

christian.llano@bellmedia.ca

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the upcoming adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About The Movie Network

The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.

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