via press release:
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED DIRECTOR FRANK DARABONT APPEARS IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF HOLLYWOOD TREASURE AIRING WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT ON SYFY
Joe Maddalena Works with Darabont to Auction Items From his Personal Collection to Raise Money for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief in Japan
NEW YORK – June 29, 2011 – Academy Award nominated director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead) appears in an all-new episode of Hollywood Treasure airing Wednesday, July 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy. Darabont contacts Profiles in History owner Joe Maddalena to auction items from his personal collection in order to raise money for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.
Darabont presents Joe with props and rare items from The Shawshank Redemption. “I have never seen anything from that movie for sale,” says Joe. Joe then cracks open Darabont’s storage unit where he makes a shocking discovery – the electrocution chair from The Green Mile. “You couldn’t get a more recognizable piece,” exclaims Joe. “This is the centerpiece of the auction.”
Joe also heads over to Greg Nicotero’s creature effects studio to find additional items from The Walking Dead for the charity auction.
Hollywood Treasure is a weekly reality series that delves into the fast-paced world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia collecting, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles. All new back-to-back episodes air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)