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Lionsgate Television Music, the music arm of the studio’s TV division, is releasing Jessica Paré’s sultry rendition of the ’60′s French pop hit “Zou Bisou Bisou” (loosely translated as “Oh you, Kiss, Kiss”) from last night’s Season 5 premiere of Mad Men. The single was released digitally at midnight on iTunes, with special limited edition vinyl to be sold through the AMC Mad Men website: www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men/merchandise. Shortly thereafter, there will be a wide retail release.
“Zou Bisou Bisou” was originally recorded in 1961 by British actress and pop star Gillian Hills, who was discovered by French film director Roger Vadim and starred in the British film Beat Girl before making a brief but steamy appearance in Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 classic film Blow-Up.
This new single of “Zou Bisou Bisou” is produced by Mad Men creator-executive producer Matthew Weiner, Lionsgate TV Music Head Russell Ziecker, Mad Men composer David Carbonara and recording engineer James T. Hill.
Mad Men launched its fifth season on AMC last night with a highly anticipated special two-hour premiere. Created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, the series has won three consecutive Golden Globe Awards, four consecutive Emmy Awards and numerous other honors for its depiction of the seductive and intriguing 1960′s world of Madison Avenue advertising. The show’s cast includes Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson and Christopher Stanley.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, Weeds, Nurse Jackie and Boss, as well as the syndication successes Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne, its spinoff Meet The Browns, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Anger Management.