-- AARP Entertainment Editor Bill Newcott to host this new program on RLTV, designed to give viewers a sneak peek at upcoming films that appeal to the 50+ audience, followed by a hand-picked classic feature --
BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON (February 26, 2013) - AARP’s highly regarded Movies for Grownups program expands to television when AARP and RLTV debut a new weekly series, Movies for Grownups Presents, Friday, March 1 from 8-10 PM ET on RLTV. Hosted by AARP’s Entertainment Editor Bill Newcott, Movies for Grownups Presents will offer a sneak peak at box office attractions that appeal to older moviegoers, plus reviews of new home video and Video On Demand (VOD) releases. Newcott will then introduce the film classic he has hand-picked for viewers’ entertainment that night. Throughout the evening, he’ll share insights, stories and little-known facts about these classic movies.
Reaching millions through articles in AARP the Magazine, film reviews and blogs on www.aarp.org, an award-winning radio show, and its annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala in Hollywood, AARP has long been an advocate for showcasing films that appeal to an older audience and is 50+ America’s trusted guide to movies.
“AARP has played an important role in highlighting the value and significance of the 50+ movie audience through Movies for Grownups over the past decade, and we are honored to join with them in bringing this program to RLTV,” said RLTV President and CEO Paul FitzPatrick. “Furthermore, we are confident that Bill Newcott’s entertaining point of view and depth of knowledge about movies new and old will prove to be very popular with our viewers.”
“From the start, AARP’s Movies for Grownups program has pointed audiences to great films for 50+ movie lovers—and worked hard to make sure Hollywood doesn’t overlook that audience,” said Newcott. “Now with RLTV, we’re bringing some of our favorite classic films straight to people’s homes—and previewing great new films they can see in theaters and on home video.”
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
About Bill Newcott
Bill Newcott has spent more time in darkened rooms than most people, and that's a good thing when you love the movies as much as he does. He's been writing about cinema for 30 years, first as a film critic in New York and Los Angeles, and later as an editor with The National Enquirer and National Geographic Magazine. Bill is now the entertainment editor for AARP The Magazine, where he also edits the Movies for Grownups blog, and created the annual Chaise d'Or (Golden Chair) awards for Movies for Grownups.
The only cable network and online destination created specifically for adults 50+, RLTV (www.rl.tv) offers unique, inspiring programming that mature, experienced and knowledgeable viewers desire and appreciate. The network’s Emmy Award–winning content focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+ — from relationships, reinvention, rediscovering passions and retirement, to finances, health, and current events. At RLTV, it's all about rethinking life beyond 50.
RLTV. Experience Matters.
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