4 Jun 2013

ASAP: Conf Call "Crossing Lines" 6/6, WILLIAM FICHTER, ED BERNERO

ASAP: Conf Call "Crossing Lines" 6/6, WILLIAM FICHTER, ED BERNERO

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Please join us on Thursday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. EST (please adjust accordingly to your time zone) for a conference call with Star, William Fichter and EP, Ed Bernero from NBC'S "CROSSING LINES." To participate in this call, please dial 800/503-0496 - (International participants, 312-429-0421.) You will be asked for a passcode which is "CROSSING LINES."

A replay will be up until July 6 and will be accessible by dialing 800/633-8284 or 402/977-9140 and enter reservation # 21659730. A transcript of the call will be available the day after the conference call so please email Contact. The bio and show information follows.

For additional questions, please contact Joanne Park at 818/777-2943 or Contact.

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CROSSING LINES

Sunday, June 23rd 9-11pm. ET

“Crossing Lines” is NBC’s new action-packed global crime drama. The series taps into a unit mandated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate cross-border crimes and ultimately bring global criminals to justice. “Crossing Lines” is set in the world’s most exotic locales, while the elite team of eager cops work to solve the most notorious international crimes.

The series stars William Fichtner (“Prison Break”) as Carl Hickman, a wounded New York cop, pulled from the edge by a group of unlikely saviors, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland (“The Hunger Games”) as Michel Dorn, an Inspector in the International Criminal court, and Marc Lavoine (“The Good Thief”) as Louis Daniel, the head of an elite cross border police unit who hunts down the world’s most brutal criminals. Also starring in the series are Gabriella Pession (“Wilfred”) as Europol Sergeant Eva Vittoria, Moon Dailly (“Black Heaven”) as French detective and criminal analyst Anne-Marie San, Richard Flood (“Titanic-Blood and Steel”) as Irish detective Tommy McConnel, and Tom Wlaschiha (“Game of Thrones”) as Berlin police officer Sebastian Berger.

Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our global safety. As Europe has become a “safe house” for criminals eluding law enforcers, a special kind of law enforcement team is needed to handle specific ongoing crimes on a global level. “Crossing Lines” is the story of one such team, made up of five international cops, headed by Captain Daniel. The team – comprised of individuals who have little in common -- must learn to live and work under the most dangerous and potentially deadly conditions. Housed in an unused storage section underneath the ICC, this mismatched team faces bureaucratic, jurisdictional and cultural obstacles while traversing continents in pursuit of justice.

“Crossing Lines” is produced by Tandem Communications in association with Bernero Productions in coproduction with TF1 Production and in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks. Edward Allen Bernero (“Criminal Minds”), Rola Bauer (“The Pillars of the Earth”), Jonas Bauer (“The Company”) and Tim Halkin (“Labyrinth”) serve as executive producers.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/crossing-lines/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Crossing Lines” news, video, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:
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WILLIAM FICHTNER

William Fichtner stars as Carl Hickman, a former NYPD detective turned criminal profiler, in NBC’s new international crimes series “Crossing Lines.”

Having appeared in a wide range of film, television and theater roles over the course of his
career, Fichtner continues to carve out a distinctive reputation as one of the most versatile and talented actors.

Recent projects include director Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger,” opposite Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, the upcoming feature “Code Name: Geronimo,” based on the true events surrounding the capture of Osama bin Laden and “Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium,” opposite Matt Damon and Jodie Foster for Sony Pictures.

In 2011 Fichtner starred opposite Nicholas Cage in “Drive Angry” for director Patrick Lussier and alongside Antonio Banderas in “The Big Bang” for director Tony Krantz. In 2010 he starred opposite Steve Carell and Tina Fey in director Shawn Levy’s “Date Night.” Additionally, he co-starred in writer-director Paul Haggis’ Academy Award-winning “Crash.” For his performance in that film, he shared a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film.

Segueing between television and feature films, Fichtner had a recurring role on “Entourage” from 2009-2011. He played ‘FBI Agent Alexander Mahone’ for three seasons on the hit drama series, “Prison Break.” He also starred with Paul Newman and Ed Harris in the critically acclaimed adaptation of Richard Russo’s “Empire Falls.” Other television credits include roles on NBC’s “The West Wing”, and the drama “Invasion.”

As a member of the Circle Repertory Theatre, Fichtner won critical acclaim for his role in “The Fiery Furnace”, directed by Norman Rene. Other stage credits include “Raft of the Medusa” at the Minetta Lane Theatre, “The Years” at the Manhattan Theatre Club, “Clothes for a Summer Hotel” at the Williamstown Theatre festival and “Machinal” at The Public Theatre.

ED BERNERO

Ed Bernero is a former Chicago police officer who began his career as a Staff Writer on BROOKLYN SOUTH. After which, he went on to become a Story Editor on TRINITY. He then created THIRD WATCH (WB/NBC) with John Wells and quickly worked his way up to Executive Producer.

Bernero added "director" to his list of credits, making his directorial debut on the 100th episode of THIRD WATCH (which he also wrote). The episode was shot like a play-for-television, featuring one long shot, with no cuts, within each act. It was the highest rated episode in the first five years of the show. Since then, Ed has been the Executive Producer and Showrunner for the first six seasons of CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS, which is now in syndication. He was also the Executive Producer and Showrunner for the CRIMINAL MINDS Spin-off, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR.

Bernero is developing numerous projects at his development company, Bernero Productions, under a three-year deal with ABC Studios, and currently has a show sold to A&E and ABC.

Joanne Park

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