(March 4, 2002 – Glendale, CA) - “Date Squad,” Warner Bros. Online’s original online short film starring Amanda Peet, has been sold to HBO for broadcast, marking the first time the division has sold one of its Internet films to an offline media outlet. “Date Squad,” which was first presented on Warner Bros. Online (www.warnerbros.com), will premiere on HBO’s Cinemax on March 5 at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT, and on March 27 at 8:20 a.m. ET/PT (additional airings to be announced at a later date). An original short film created specifically for Warner Bros. Online, “Date Squad,” takes a humorous look at the precarious and unpredictable world of dating that singles find themselves facing today. Plagued by a paucity of second dates, Belkis Felcher (Amanda Peet) is truly a romantic train wreck. Her well-intentioned sister takes matters into her own hands and hires DATE SQUAD, headed by Alpha Baby (Sandra Oh), to perform a full-scale intervention. Despite their good intentions, fly moves and high-tech gadgetry, even DATE SQUAD may not be able to help Belkis--which may not be such a bad thing! “Date Squad,” written and directed by Amie Steir, was executive produced by David Lyons and produced by Dan Dubiecki and Scott Ludden. The film stars Amanda Peet, Sandra Oh, Adam Scott, Olivia Rosewood and Jordan Feldman. “Date Squad” is part of an eclectic and acclaimed collection of original shorts available at www.warnerbros.com, which also includes “Britney 2032,” directed by Marc Sedaka, son of legendary pop musician, Neil Sedaka; “Angel in a Red Dress,” written and directed by Zalman King; “Exterminator,” starring Gary Busey and Theresa Russell; and “Mission: IMP,” starring Verne Troyer.
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