ATLANTA, Oct. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premier Exhibitions (Nasdaq:PRXI), a leading presenter of museum-quality touring and permanent exhibitions, announced today it has added a new concept to its exhibition portfolio. In partnership with Broadway Video Enterprises, Premier Exhibitions has developed a new exhibition based on NBC's iconic franchise "Saturday Night Live".
The exhibition offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to lift the curtain on "Saturday Night Live" for a first-hand journey through the characters, stories, cast and writers that have entertained and amused generations for the last four decades. The exhibition will debut in Spring in Premier's new Exhibition Center in New York, located at 417 Fifth Ave. between 37th and 38th streets. The exhibition's opening coincides with the 40th season of "Saturday Night Live."
"The addition of 'Saturday Night Live' to our exhibition portfolio marks an exciting step for Premier in the development of culturally important live entertainment for the young and old," said Samuel S. Weiser, Executive Chairman of Premier Exhibitions. "The comedy and political satire of 'Saturday Night Live' is synonymous with New York City, and we are thrilled to debut the 'Saturday Night Live' exhibition on Fifth Avenue, just blocks from its broadcast epicenter."
"The tradition and history of 'Saturday Night Live' now lives on seven days a week through this innovative production. Broadway Video Enterprises is excited to partner with Premier Exhibitions to bring to life the remarkable behind-the-scenes, never before told stories of 'Saturday Night Live'," said Britta von Schoeler, President of Broadway Video Enterprises.
The "Saturday Night Live" exhibition will join Premier Exhibitions' portfolio of blockbuster exhibitions that utilize authentic artifacts and objects in unique and diverse environments to educate and inspire large audiences around the world. The company's other exhibitions have collectively been seen by more than 55 million people worldwide, making them among the most attended exhibitions in the world. These exhibitions include: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES…The Exhibition, BODIES REVEALED, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Pompeii The Exhibition, Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, Extreme Dinosaurs, and Real Pirates in partnership with National Geographic.
About Premier Exhibitions, Inc. -- Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI), located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES...The Exhibition, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Pompeii The Exhibition, Extreme Dinosaurs and Real Pirates in partnership with National Geographic. The success of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. lies in its ability to produce, manage, and market exhibitions. Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the Company's web site www.PremierExhibitions.com
About Broadway Video - Broadway Video is a global entertainment and media company founded by Lorne Michaels. Launched in 1979 in New York's historic Brill Building, Broadway Video has grown into an independent studio that produces and distributes original comedic content for every platform.
About Broadway Video Enterprises - Broadway Video Enterprises manages domestic and international licensing and distribution of Saturday Night Live and the rest of the company's extensive library including Portlandia and The Awesomes. It also expands the library with innovative new programming made for distribution across all media channels. In addition, Broadway Video Enterprises works closely with brands across verticals that want to tell their stories in a fresh, creative and integrated way.
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