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Tuesday March 21, 12:23 pm Eastern Time

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VH1 Begins Production of Exclusive Original Movies 'The Monkees: Daydream Believers' and 'Out Of Sync'

'The Monkees: Daydream Believers' Brings True Story Of '60s TV Teen Pop Idols To The Screen; Fictional Rock & Roll Comedy 'Out Of Sync' Stars Gail O'Grady, Kari Wuhrer and Peter Outerbridge

NEW YORK, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 has begun production on two exclusive original made-for-TV movies, ``Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story'' and ``Out of Sync,'' it was announced today by Jeff Gaspin, Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, VH1. Both films are being shot on location in Toronto and will premiere on VH1 in June 2000.

``With these two new productions now in front of the cameras, VH1 revisits the real story behind America's original boy band -- The Monkees -- and also puts a fresh comic spin on today's image-obsessed music business in ''Out of Sync,`` said Gaspin.

``Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story'' tells the dramatic true story of the four young actors/musicians cast in the phenomenally popular '60 TV series, and the problems that eventually arise when they start believing they're the real thing. George Stanchev plays Davy Jones, Jeff Geddis portrays Mike Nesmith, L.B. Fisher (``Felicity'') is Peter Tork, and Aaron Lohr plays Mickey Dolenz. Ron McGee wrote the screenplay which is directed by Neill Fearnley. Howard Braunstein and Harold Bronson are Executive Producers. ``Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story'' is produced by Peeblehut Production in association with Rhino Films.

``Out of Sync'' is an original contemporary comedy about a down-and-out record producer who discovers a housewife with an extraordinary voice, but uses her recorded vocals to boost the career of an untalented diva-wannabe. Gail O'Grady (three-time Emmy Award nominee for ``NYPD Blue,'' ``Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo''), Kari Wuhrer (``Sliders,'' ``Anaconda,'' ``Beverly Hills 90210'') and Peter Outerbridge (``Mission to Mars,'' ``Cool Runnings'') star. Directed by Graeme Campbell, ``Out of Sync'' is produced by Hearst Entertainment. Anne Carlucci and Marian Brayton are Executive Producers.