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Jay Mohr, Acclaimed Actor/Comedian/Best-Selling Author, to Host Sundance Channel 'Festival Dailies,' Reporting Daily From 2005 Sundance Film Festival January 24-29 at 9pm

By Sarah Eaton, Sundance Channel
Dec 16, 2004, 17:34

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New York, NY -- Jay Mohr, acclaimed actor, comedian and best-selling author, brings his wit and wisdom to Sundance Channel's coverage of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival as the host of "Festival Dailies," a daily program produced onsite at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. "Festival Dailies" will report on the films and filmmakers making news at this year's Sundance Film Festival providing TV viewers with an immediate sense of the Sundance Film Festival experience. From January 24-28 at 9:00pm, "Festival Dailies" airs as a half-hour program; on January 29th at 9:00pm "Festival Dailies" will be an hour wrap-up that will include an announcement of the 2005 Festival winners.

"Festival Dailies" is produced by Robert Katz and Jerry Kupfer. Adam Pincus is Executive Producer and Anne Mullen is Supervising Producer.

In addition to "Festival Dailies," all of Sundance Channel's January programming -- including narrative features, documentaries, short films and original series --is devoted to films that have screened at past Sundance Film Festivals.

An exceptionally versatile talent, Jay Mohr began his career as a teenager and has moved easily between stand-up comedy, film, television and radio. From 1993 - 1995 he was a regular on "Saturday Night Live" where he first gained national attention for his spot-on impersonations of celebrities including Christopher Walken and Sean Penn. His "Saturday Night Live" tenure was followed by his breakthrough performance as an underhanded sports agent in Cameron Crowe's 1996 Academy Award-winner Jerry Maguire. Mohr's subsequent film credits include the upcoming family comedy Are We There Yet?, with Ice Cube; the independent romantic comedy Seeing Other People; the futuristic fable Simone, with Al Pacino; Doug Liman's dark comedy Go; and the drama Pay It Forward, with Kevin Spacey. On television, he starred in the critically adored satiric series "Action," and has guest starred on "The West Wing," "CSI Miami" and "Scrubs." In addition, Mohr has created, produced and hosted programs for television, including the popular series "Last Comic Standing," which garnered him a 2004 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Reality- Competition Program; and the weekly sports/comedy/variety show "Mohr Sports" on ESPN. An ardent sports fan, he hosted Fox's "NFL This Morning" and often guest hosts Premiere Radio's Jim Rome Show, the number one syndicated sports radio program in the country. He was a regular guest on the edgy, nationally syndicated Opie & Anthony Show, and is one of the most-requested guests on LA's number one morning radio show, KROQ's Kevin & Bean. Having begun his career in stand-up comedy, Mohr continues to sell out theaters, clubs and colleges all over the country, earning standing ovations for his keen observations on the world and the people who live in it.

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel brings television viewers daring and engaging feature films, shorts, documentaries, world cinema and animation, shown uncut and with no commercials. Through its original programs, Sundance Channel connects viewers with filmmakers, the creative process, and the world of independent film. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture between NBC Universal, Robert Redford, and Showtime Networks Inc. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non- profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of supporting independent artists and providing them with wider opportunities to present their work to audiences.

Website: www.sundancechannel.com


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