Logo sees film 'Arc' for series

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Logo is thinking big with its original series "Noah's Arc," with plans to turn the ensemble show about four black gay men living in Los Angeles into the channel's first feature film.

Logo, the Viacom-owned cable channel aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender viewers, aims to have the film in theaters by 2008. Distribution plans for the film still are being firmed up, a Logo spokesman said.

"Noah's Arc" bowed on Logo shortly after the channel's mid-2005 launch and wrapped its second season late last year. The film is expected to pick up where the sophomore season's story line left off.

" 'Noah's Arc' has so many dimensions and possibilities, so advancing to the feature film format is an exciting way to motivate our loyal fans and engage an even wider audience," Logo president Brian Graden said.

Patrik-Ian Polk, creator and executive producer of "Arc," is developing the feature adaptation and is expected to produce alongside series co-executive producer Carol Ann Shine.
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