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MGM Greenlights New Stargate Movies for TV & DVD

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) has extended the STARGATE SG-1 franchise with two movies based on the popular series. Titled STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH and STARGATE: CONTINUUM, the movies will both be made available to TV and home entertainment by MGM.

"STARGATE SG-1 is to MGM Television what the 'James Bond,' 'Pink Panther' and the 'Rocky' franchises are to our feature film unit," said Charles Cohen, svp, MGM. "We are committed to continuing to release new SG-1 content and its STARGATE ATLANTIS spin-off, and we're also steadfast in our dedication to extending the franchise. STARGATE is an indelible brand for MGM and we will support it well into the future."

Stargate SG-1 is the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. TV history. The series has a strong worldwide fan base and can be seen in more than 120 countries. Stargate SG-1 cast members Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black and Michael Shanks are confirmed to star in both movies. Written and produced by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the new movies will feature the latest visual and sound effects.

STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH will bring a conclusion to the primary storyline of the past two seasons of the SG-1 TV series. As directed by Cooper, the epic Ori saga will come to a close.

In the second movie, STARGATE: CONTINUUM the SG-1 team is now free to embark on new adventures.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (www.mgm.com) is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,000 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 110 countries. MGM ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%).