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Angelina Jolie admits 'open marriage' with Brad Pitt

Posted by Jackscullin on October 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt appear to have an open relationship. In a new interview, Jolie admits that fidelity isn't a priority in her relationship with Pitt and that the two never chain each other down. One of Hollywood's biggest power couples, Brangelina might be on to something.

"I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It’s worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards. Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other," Jolie said.

This quote comes after a few weeks of cheating rumors that have surrounded Pitt and his brunette co-star, Lara Marsden. While this may be Jolie's way of accepting Pitt's extramarital affairs, it could also support the rumors that she has "lesbian flings." Most people think that there is something very different about Angelina and Brad's relationship, and it seems as though Jolie may have just divulged.

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Zac Efron Rehab For Big Coke Problem

Posted by Jackscullin on September 25, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Zac Efron did NOT go to rehab for alcohol abuse -- it was far more serious, because multiple sources tell TMZ he had a serious cocaine addiction.

 

Zac completed his stint in rehab earlier this year.  We're told the problem spiraled out of control during the filming of Seth Rogen's movie "Neighbors," which was shot during a narrow time frame beginning in April.

 

Sources tell us Zac -- who also starred in the movie -- was a no-show on a number of days.  As one source connected with the film tells us, "It was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine."

 

Three other sources confirm ... Zac's problem was rooted in cocaine, but say he also dabbled in Molly -- a pure form of Ecstasy, and a popular drug in clubs and raves.

 

We're told ... early this year, Zac and some friends went on a coke rager in a room at the SkyLofts at the MGM Grand in Vegas ... and caused around $50k in damage. No word on who took care of the bill.

 

We contacted Zac's rep ... she said, "Don't think we'll be making a comment."

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Doritos Brand Takes Crash The Super Bowl Contest Global -- Inviting Fans Worldwide To Create Ads For $1 Million Grand Prize

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking one of the boldest Super Bowl advertising announcements to date, the Doritos brand today revealed that its Crash the Super Bowl contest — where consumers compete to have their own Doritos ads air in front of a television audience of millions — will be open to fans around the world.  As part of this year's contest, two lucky winners will see their ads air during Super Bowl XLVIII, the pinnacle of television advertising. The creators of the two finalist ads will each win the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron," the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster "Marvel's The Avengers," which became the third-highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. The creator of the ad that receives the most fan votes will also win $1 million in prize money. This marks the first time Doritos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, has guaranteed a cash prize of this magnitude. More details are available at www.doritos.com.

Since 2007, the annual Crash the Super Bowl contest has invited U.S. consumers to create and submit 30-second homemade ads celebrating their love of Doritos tortilla chips. For this year's contest, adults from anywhere in the world where Doritos tortilla chips are sold can compete. A qualified panel of judges, including executives from the Doritos brand, advertising professionals and the legendary Stan Lee of Pow! Entertainment — chairman emeritus of Marvel Studios and creator of such Super Heroes as Iron Man™, Spider-Man™ and others — will select five finalist ads. From there, the world will be invited to vote for their favorite.

Ultimately, two spots will air during the Super Bowl broadcast — one will be selected by fan votes on www.doritos.com and the other by the Doritos brand. The creators of both winning ads will receive the opportunity to work on the set of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and the ad with the highest total number of votes will win its creator the $1 million grand prize. The runner-up will receive $50,000.

"Incredible content has no geographical boundaries," said Ann Mukherjee, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "As a brand that spans 46 countries on six continents, we know firsthand that regardless of where our fans are located, they are all about seizing the moment and making an impact in the boldest way possible. With Crash the Super Bowl, we're now delivering an unprecedented opportunity for fans around the globe to share their talent and creativity on one of the world's largest advertising stages."

Since Crash the Super Bowl was first introduced, the Doritos brand has seen consumers create more than 20,000 ad submissions with the winning spots consistently ranking among the most memorable and buzzed-about Super Bowl commercials. As a result, the creators of these top-ranked winning ads have been awarded millions of dollars in grand prize money and have gone on to receive commercial work, Hollywood representation and other life-changing experiences.

This year's winners will have the career-altering opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron." Marvel Studios, a division of Marvel Entertainment, produces movies based on the world's most prominent and iconic comic books. With a library of more than 8,000 characters, Marvel Studios has created such blockbuster film franchises as Marvel's "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Thor," "Captain America," and "Marvel's The Avengers." Marvel Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

"Marvel is all about creating unique characters, telling intriguing stories and engaging audiences in the boldest ways possible, which is what the Crash the Super Bowl contest does for Doritos fans and makes this collaboration so powerful," said Stan Lee. "The winners of this contest will have the incredible opportunity to not only see their work broadcast to millions on the Super Bowl, but also become a part of the Marvel family and work with some of the most dynamic talents in the entertainment industry today."

The worldwide expansion of the Crash the Super Bowl contest comes as the filmmaking community continues to build its global footprint, with aspiring directors and artists around the world seeking opportunities to break into the entertainment business and make their mark. In the last decade alone, total box office spending has risen by one-third in North America while more than doubling in other parts of the world[1]. And with top-ranked film schools located in cities, such as Beijing, Sydney, Munich and Prague, an abundance of cinematic talent is coming from every corner of the globe.

Each of the five Crash the Super Bowl finalists will win an invitation to Rutherford, N.J., to attend Super Bowl XLVIII and watch the game from a private luxury suite, where they will tune in to learn which finalist ads will air for the world's attention. The three finalists whose commercials don't air during the broadcast will each win $25,000. The Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast is set for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, on FOX.

As one of the leading snack brands in the world, Doritos has a presence in 46 countries and six continents. With flavors ranging from Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch to Sweet Chili Pepper and Tangy Cheese, the worldwide Doritos portfolio currently offers more than 70 unique varieties.

PepsiCo's relationship with the NFL is among the company's longest-running and most-successful sports sponsorships. PepsiCo will leverage its relationship with the NFL to connect with consumers throughout the season with activations spanning many of the company's largest food and beverage brands, including Pepsi, Tostitos, Quaker, Doritos and Gatorade.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. 

About Doritos

Doritos tortilla chips is one of the billion-dollar brands that make up Frito-Lay North America, the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY.  To learn more about the Doritos brand, visit its website at www.doritos.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Doritos or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DoritosUSA.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.  Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.  PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo.  We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate.  For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

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"The Anonymous People" Groundbreaking Film Premieres In New York City Tonight- Addresses Addiction & Rise Of Bold New Social Justice Movement In Recovery Community

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NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An award-winning new film about America's addiction epidemic will premiere tonight in New York, exploring the rise of a controversial new movement following in the footsteps of the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer survivor movements. "The Anonymous People," by filmmaker Greg Williams, takes an unparalleled look at the public health crisis of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and the meteoric rise of the New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement. The film's premiere at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will be followed by a panel discussion with Williams, Emmy-award winning actress Kristen Johnston, television journalist Laurie Dhue, and grassroots community activists who appear in the documentary.

"This is not your tired old addiction rehab story splashed across reality TV or tabloid magazines," said Williams. "There are no needles hanging out of people's arms, pictures of the brain, or fried eggs in a pan." As a person in long-term recovery himself since age 17, Williams (now 29) adds, "We set out to find the answer to one very fundamental question: Why do we treat addiction and people with addiction in this country so dramatically differently than people with any other health issue?"

"The Anonymous People," (http://manyfaces1voice.org/#the-film) explores how deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination, combined with cursory acceptance of anonymous 12-step group dogma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.  Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are coming out of the shadows to share the truth and reality of recovery. The moving story of "The Anonymous People" is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are putting themselves on the line to save the lives of others just like them.

New public recovery advocates question the approach the U.S. has taken with addiction: criminalizing a health condition, marginalizing those impacted, and giving superficial treatment to the chronic illness of addiction. This failure has resulted in an annual price tag of over $350 billion, lost lives and disrupted families and communities. Film subjects are calling for legislation and equal rights for people seeking or in recovery from addiction.

"To shape the future of recovery, we must end the silence, stand up, organize and speak out for equity and the right to recover for all Americans," said Pat Taylor, Executive Director of Faces & Voices of Recovery.  Only then will we end disparities such as the fact that we invest only one-third of the amount of money on addiction research as we do on cancer research, despite the fact that addiction costs us two-thirds more in health-related costs."

"The Anonymous People" has joined with Faces & Voices of Recovery, the national addiction recovery advocacy organization, to drive the visibility and impact of the documentary.  Together, they have launched MANYFACES1VOICE.ORG, a new, multi-media advocacy and storytelling space for people in recovery.  The website provides a forum where people touched by addiction to alcohol and other drugs can join others to fuel this growing movement.

About "The Anonymous People"

"The Anonymous People" is an independent film written and produced by Greg Williams, owner of 4th Dimension Productions.  The film is distributed in the U.S. and Canada through KinoLorber and it's Alive Mind Cinema. In addition to tonight's premiere screening in New York City, a premiere will be held in Los Angeles in October (date TBD).  The film is being theatrically distributed via a new crowd sourcing, Theatrical-On-Demand model from Gathr. It is available for educational distribution, and community screenings prior to a general digital and retail video release in 2014.  To view "The Anonymous People" film trailer, visit: http://manyfaces1voice.org/#the-film. ; Portions of the trailer may be used for news broadcast with prior approval.  To learn more, please visit: manyfaces1voice.org.

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Video with caption: "'The Anonymous People" film explores the crisis of addiction, which costs our nation over $350 billion annually, and the rise of a bold new social justice movement in the recovery community-touching the lives of over 46 million Americans. The documentary includes powerful interviews with celebrities, recovery advocates, and average Americans who have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and are now thriving in recovery. The new movement, modeled after the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer survivor movements, calls for a bold, open approach to recovery, expanded legal protections, increased research funding, and social programs to support long-term recovery." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRPSqQzi_Y

Image with caption: "'The Anonymous People" film explores drug and alcohol addiction, enveloping over 23 million people and costing American over $350 billion annually, and the 23.5 million more Americans who are thriving in long-term recovery, despite discrimination, criminalization and a failing approach to healing.  The documentary asks: Why don't we treat addiction in this country like any other health issue?  Only when we shed disparaging labels, and demand respect, will the world give us the respect we are due.  ManyFaces1Voice.org.  #SilentNoMore." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/MM81056LOGO-a

Image with caption: "Over 46 million Americans have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction costing our nation over $350 billion annually. However, 23 million of them are now thriving in long-term recovery and they're emerging from anonymity to share their stories for the sake of others. ManyFaces1Voice.org. #SilentNoMore." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/MM81056-INFO-b

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Legendary Actor Harrison Ford To Be Honored At The Hollywood Film Awards

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that they will be honoring Academy Award®-nominated actor Harrison Ford with this year's "Hollywood Career Achievement Award." The actor—who earlier this year earned critical and audience raves for his outstanding portrayal of baseball trailblazer Branch Rickey in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' hit drama "42"—has been an international box office favorite for four decades.

The award will be presented at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

"It is a great honor to celebrate Harrison Ford's extraordinary talent and remarkable career with our 'Hollywood Career Achievement Award,'" said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards.

In addition to his recent appearance in Brian Helgeland's widely praised drama "42," the true story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Harrison Ford has starred in some of the most successful and acclaimed films in cinema history, including the landmark "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises.   In 1986, he earned an Oscar® nomination for his performance in Peter Weir's "Witness," for which he also received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations.  Ford subsequently garnered three more Best Actor Golden Globe nominations: for his performances in Weir's 1986 drama "The Mosquito Coast"; the 1994 blockbuster "The Fugitive," for director Andrew Davis; and Sydney Pollack's 1996 remake of "Sabrina."  Ford's many other film credits include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation" and "Apocalypse Now"; Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner"; Mike Nichols' "Working Girl"; the title role in the Nichols-directed drama "Regarding Henry"; Alan J. Pakula's "Presumed Innocent"; Philip Noyce's "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger"; Wolfgang Petersen's "Air Force One"; Robert Zemeckis's "What Lies Beneath"; Kathryn Bigelow's "K-19: The Widowmaker," which he also executive produced; Roger Michell's "Morning Glory"; and Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens."

The Hollywood Film Awards honors cherished stars, filmmakers and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.

"We are very proud to be the first stop of the awards season. In the last ten years, a total of 96 Oscar® nominations and 34 Oscars® were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards," said de Abreu.

Last year's awards show received more than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more than 300 million online and print readers' impressions.

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®

The Hollywood Film Awards® founded in 1997 were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. In the last ten years, a total of 96 Oscar® nominations and 34 Oscars® were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards. For additional information, visit: www.hollywoodawards.com.

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Multi-Award Winning Indie Romance My Last Day Without You Starring Nicole Beharie Gets October 4th Theatrical Release

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- My Last Day Without You, an award winning romantic drama directed by Stefan Schaefer will release theatrically in AMC Theatres in Washington DC, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago and New Orleans on October 4th.  The film stars Nicole Beharie (42, Shame) lead of the upcoming much-anticipated FOX series "Sleepy Hollow."

The film follows a German business executive (Ken Duken) on a one-day business trip to New York where he falls in love with a singer-songwriter (Nicole Beharie). She exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he has never experienced before.

Special events and screenings are planned in Atlanta and Washington DC with cast expected to attend. The film has been a festival darling and has received multiple awards and nominations.

My Last Day Without You is an independent feature film produced by Cicala Filmworks and Silver Shepherd. The film is co-written by Stefan Schaefer and Christoph Silber, and produced by Diane Crespo, Christoph Silber and Stefan Schaefer. The film is distributed by Novus Content and Mission Pictures.

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Awards & Nominations include –

WINNER - BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL - BEST PRODUCER AWARD

OFFICIAL SELECTION - OLDENBURG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION - HAWAII INT'L FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION - HEARTLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL

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WINNER - BLACK REEL AWARDS - OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT FILM

NOMINEE - BLACK REEL AWARDS - BEST ORIGINAL SONG

OFFICIAL SELECTION - SEDONA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION - OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION - ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION - LANGSTON HUGHES AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

My Last Day Without You has been released theatrically in several international territories. Mission Pictures International is handling world sales.

The full cast includes Ken Duken, Nicole Beharie, Marlene Forte, Laith Nakli, Robert Clohessy, and Reg E. Cathey.

Visit the official website at http://www.mylastdaywithoutyou.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

Screeners of the film and cast interviews available upon request.

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Image with caption: "My Last Day Without You starring Nicole Beharie in select theaters October 4th. MyLastDayWithoutYou.com." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130903/MM73251

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Provocative Film -- FOUR -- Sheds Light on Black Men "On The Down Low"

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Wendell Pierce (HBO's "The Wire") takes the lead in a new film in which he plays a closeted middle-aged man who, while away from his family on a "business trip" on the Fourth of July, is actually out on a date with a teenage boy he met online.  And while he's away, his wife and daughter are left at home to quietly deal with the reality he leaves behind.

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Pierce, who was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his performance, believes people should be uncomfortable with this movie, accurately reflecting the discomfort people can have about the life choices of others.  "I expect people to say, 'Why did Wendell participate in the emasculating of a black man?'  The real question is, 'Why do you feel as though that's emasculating?'"

The film not only challenges the cultural ideals of black masculinity, but also creates dialogue about the "in-between" existence that many middle class minorities live (i.e. being "too black" or not being "black enough"), about how people suppress their true selves in order to maintain the favor of others and about how many people keep God at arm's length.  It's also a portrayal of a black family rarely seen on film.  Wendell Pierce will be on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, on September 9, to discuss the film.

With a mostly minority cast, and helmed by first-time filmmaker, Joshua Sanchez, FOUR powerfully explores race, class and sexuality.  The cast includes Aja Naomi King (Damsels in Distress), who plays a role that any young black woman who has ever felt pressured to straighten her hair, can relate.  Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond the Pines) and E.J. Bonilla (ABC's "Revenge"), who was nominated for an Imagen Award for his performance, play powerful characters who intersect Pierce and King's lives for the night.

FOUR will be released, beginning September 13, at the following locations with the director, and members of the cast, participating in Q&As at each location:

Atlanta – AMC Phipps Plaza 14 Atlanta – AMC Southlake 24 Baltimore – AMC Owings Mills 30 Chicago – AMC River East 21 Dallas – AMC Mesquite 30 Houston – AMC Studio 30 L.A. – AMC Marina Pacifica 12 L.A. – AMC Ontario Mills 30 L.A. – Laemmle's Playhouse 7 NYC – AMC 19th St. East 6 Philadelphia – AMC Cherry Hill 24 The distributor is also hosting several giveaways surrounding the film, including one on Instagram in which a winner, and three of her girlfriends, will each receive $100, manicures and pedicures, a dinner for four and tickets to see the film. 

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LIONSGATE PARTNERS WITH NET-A-PORTER.COM TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE FASHION COLLECTION INSPIRED BY "THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE"

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NEW YORK and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, and NET-A-PORTER, the world's premier online luxury fashion and beauty retailer, today announced an exclusive fashion partnership for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the highly anticipated second film of the global blockbuster "The Hunger Games" franchise.

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The luxury clothing line "Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville" consists of 16 ready-to-wear pieces as well as jewelry and leather goods inspired by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and designed by Trish Summerville, the film's Costume Designer.  The collection will be available exclusively on NET-A-PORTER this fall in time for the film's worldwide release on November 22, 2013.

"I am extremely proud of the designs that we created for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and there's no partner more appropriate for 'Capitol Couture' than the world's most cutting-edge luxury retailer," Summerville said.  "I can't wait to share it with the public through this exclusive partnership with Lionsgate and NET-A-PORTER."

Holli Rogers, Fashion Director, NET-A-PORTER.COM, stated, "When we were approached by Lionsgate to offer the collection by Trish Summerville to our customers exclusively, we jumped at the chance.  Our customers take their style cues from myriad sources, from the latest runway shows and street trends to TV and film.  Fashion plays an important role in 'The Hunger Games' series and is especially prevalent in 'Catching Fire', and fans of the franchise will see the film reference in the collection.  This is also brilliant fashion in its own right, and we're delighted to provide our customers with the chance to purchase limited-edition pieces designed by one of the most original costume designers in the industry today."

Tim Palen, Lionsgate's Chief Marketing Officer, said, "In the world of 'The Hunger Games,' one of the ways the Capitol defines itself is through fashion.  When we launched Capitol Couture online (capitolcouture.pn), it took off and quickly became an out-of-world experience for both fans of the franchise and those obsessed with the future of fashion.  Trish Summerville's Capitol Couture collection for NET-A-PORTER is a brilliant, elegant and chic extension of this effort."

Summerville will be honored this evening as Costume Designer of the Year on behalf of her work for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the 10th Annual Style Awards, which kicks off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.  Summerville has also won the Costumer Designer's Guild Award for her work on director David Fincher's 2011 film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."  She has designed award-winning costumes in music videos from top recording artists including Justin Timberlake, Pink, Janet Jackson and The Black Eyed Peas. Her work can also be seen on Showtime's "Ray Donovan" as well as in commercial campaigns for Apple, Nike, Heineken, Tanqueray, Volkswagen, Diet Coke and Chevrolet.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" stars Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence alongside Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael deBruyn based upon the novel "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" begins as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).  Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.  The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

The first installment of "The Hunger Games" was the 14th highest-grossing North American release of all time on its way to grossing nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office. 

"Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville" will be available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER in November.  Sign up to be notified of the arrival of the collection at:

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ABOUT NET-A-PORTER.COM

NET-A-PORTER was launched in June 2000 and has since established itself as the world's premier online luxury fashion destination. Presented in the style of a fashion magazine, NET-A-PORTER features collections from over 350 of the world's most coveted designers, including Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Miu Miu and Stella McCartney. In 2013, NET-A-PORTER added beauty as a new category. With its acclaimed editorial format, express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (including same-day delivery to Manhattan and London), luxurious packaging and easy returns, NET-A-PORTER offers an unparalleled shopping experience.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate 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, new channels and international distribution and sales.  Lionsgate currently has 28 shows on 20 networks including such critically acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning "Mad Men," "Nurse Jackie," "Anger Management," the network series "Nashville," "The Wendy Williams Show" and the critically-acclaimed new series "Orange is the New Black."

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Warm Bodies, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, Arbitrage and the Pantelion Films breakout hit Instructions Not Included.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles.  The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

www.lionsgate.com

CONTACT

For more information about "Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville", including samples or images please contact:

Kilee Hughes / Public Relations Director, NET-A-PORTER

[email protected] / 212-901-3028

For Lionsgate corporate information, please contact:

Hans-Dieter Kopal / [email protected] / 323-658-1555

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Feeding America? Teams Up With Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" And eBay Giving Works To Auction Off Exclusive Packages To Support The Release Of The Film

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE CHARITY AUCTIONS WILL BENEFIT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THAT STRUGGLE WITH HUNGER

CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization, is teaming up with Sony Pictures Animation and eBay Giving Works for the release of the animated comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, in theaters September 27, to help raise funds and awareness to fight hunger in the US.

As part of the collaboration, eBay Giving Works is collaborating with Feeding America and Sony Pictures Animation to feature one-of-a-kind charity auction items and experiences tied to the release of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Among the charity auction items is a two-night adventure to Los Angeles for the film's premiere, which includes round trip airfare and hotel along with transportation to and from the premiere event attended by the film's cast and crew.

Bidders also have the chance to win a private screening with up to 50 friends and family members at a theater in or near their hometown, as well as posters and the film's original concept art autographed by actors Anna Faris and Bill Hader. Shoppers also have the opportunity to support Feeding America's Hunger Action Month directly by donating a dollar at checkout on eBay. 

The auction runs until Sept. 13. The auction can be found at: http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=charity-auction

"After teaming up with Sony Pictures for the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs film, we couldn't be more thrilled to be able to collaborate again. This fun, family-friendly campaign will help provide fresh produce to children and families in need.  In addition, the eBay charity auction will help raise awareness of the issue and the 49 million Americans who struggle with hunger," said Leah Ray, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America. 

The release of the movie will coincide with Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, a month-long campaign where food banks across the country unite to urge the public to take action in their communities.  This event empowers the nation with easy ways to help Feeding America food banks and their partner food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters feed the millions of Americans that struggle with hunger.  As one of the most notable cause marketing campaigns in fresh produce tied to a major film release, this collaboration will help provide thousands of nutritious meals to families in need across the country.

Contact: Lucio Guerrero, Feeding America, 312.629.7219

About Feeding America

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.FeedingAmerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica. 

About Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world.  The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs—with the family comedy Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in theaters September 2013.  Sony Pictures Animation will also release a brand new mini-movie on DVD and television this Fall, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.  The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films:  the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.  In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.  The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012.  Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.

SOURCE Feeding America

 

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SiriusXM and Major League Baseball Extend Agreement; Every Game Now Available on Sirius and XM Satellite Radios

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