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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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SXSW Interactive Adds Awards Ceremony to Growing Gaming Expo

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival today announced the inaugural SXSW Gaming Awards to take place on Saturday evening, March 8, 2014 at the Dell Hall, located in the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The Gaming Awards will honor major studio and indie game titles in 15 categories, including the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award, recognizing the best independent developer-submitted game.

The SXSW Gaming Awards complements the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo, which runs March 7-9. Located at the Palmer Events Center (adjacent to the Long Center), the SXSW Gaming Expo is a free event open to the public of all ages.

"2013 was a banner year for the SXSW Gaming Expo, and its success clearly demonstrates that the SXSW Interactive and local communities have embraced the gaming and geek culture. The addition of the SXSW Gaming Awards will not only provide another opportunity to bridge the gap between industry leaders and these communities, but to also honor the best mainstream and indie games in a way that only SXSW can achieve," said SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest.

Categories for the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards include:

Gamer's Voice Award: Awarded to the best indie developed game, selected in part by SXSW Gaming Expo attendees. Game of the Year: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies gaming excellence. Excellence in Gameplay: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in gameplay mechanics. Excellence in Art: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in art and design. Excellence in Animation: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in animation. Excellence in Technical Achievement: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in technical achievement. Excellence in Narrative: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in game narrative. Excellence in Design and Direction: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in design and direction. Texas Arts Achievement Award: Awarded to a Texas-based studio or game for their achievements in game development. Excellence in Gaming Marketing: Awarded to the most memorable marketing campaign for a game title or hardware. Convergence Award: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence and pure crossover appeal through multiple mediums. Cultural Innovation in Gaming: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that most challenges the "norm" of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character or gameplay. Excellence in SFX: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in game sound effects. Excellence in Musical Score: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it is used to progress the narrative of a game. Best Multiplayer Game: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in multiplayer gaming. PLEASE NOTE: All categories award games that were released during the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013 calendar year.

For studios or publishers wanting their new titles to be considered for the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards, please email [email protected]

If you are an independent developer, then you are encouraged to submit your innovative and creative projects for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award. The top 10 SXSW Gamer's Voice nominees selected by SXSW Gaming staff will be granted free space in the Indie Showcase, March 7-9 on the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo floor. Attendees will have a chance to demo their games and vote for their favorite. The winner will take home the first-ever SXSW Gamer's Voice Award at the Gaming Awards show.

The deadline to submit for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award is Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CST. There is no application fee, however, applicants must have not raised over $2 million in funding from combined resources and be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, submitted games must have launched no earlier than August 30, 2013 and no later than May 30, 2014. To apply for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award and additional information, including rules and regulations, visit the official SXSW Gamer's Voice Award submission website.

For information on the SXSW Gaming Awards, please visit: http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards.

About SXSW Gaming

Scheduled Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, SXSW Gaming is an integral part of the SXSW experience. This diverse and widely popular array of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world. And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry. With the SXSW Gaming Awards, panels, a free expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.

About the SXSW Interactive Festival

The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2014 for the sessions, the networking, the evening events, the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, the Digital Creative Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and  SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.

SXSW Interactive 2014 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Monster Energy, Esurance, Chevrolet, AT&T and The Austin Chronicle.

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

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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.

CONTACT: MELANIE THOMAS, (202) 390-7887, [email protected]

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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

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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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Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, Inc (DCP) is a leading independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." DCP also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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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WASHINGTON DC

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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

OFFICIAL SELECTION - LONE STAR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL

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"

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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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PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Prepares To Break A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS? Achievement For World's Largest Cheesecake To Benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry? Campaign

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GLENVIEW, Ill., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, along with Charm City Cakes owner and reality TV star Chef Duff Goldman, is preparing to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the World's Largest Cheesecake ever created. The cheesecake, which will benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign™, will be unveiled at the 9th Annual Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville, N.Y., on September 21.

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Goldman, who will help unveil the colossal cheesecake with the PHILADELPHIA team, has been a longtime supporter of Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry™®, a national fundraising initiative that encourages people to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger in America. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

"I'm proud to be teaming up with PHILADELPHIA, not only to attempt to set a new world record, but also to build awareness and support for No Kid Hungry," said Goldman. "One in five children in America struggle with hunger, and if we help spread awareness by doing one of my favorite things – making cheesecake – then this event will be a huge success."

Voluntary donations for No Kid Hungry will be collected at the festival while the cheesecake is served. In addition, members from the Share Our Strength team will provide information about how consumers can host their own bake sales to benefit No Kid Hungry.

The Lowville Cream Cheese Festival draws more than 14,000 attendees to celebrate the city's distinction as home to the nation's largest cream cheese manufacturing facility, operated by Kraft Foods. The festival annually produces America's largest cheesecake, a 1,200-pound PHILADELPHIA cheesecake served in 3,500 slices.

This year, the brand's goal is to create an even bigger cheesecake in an attempt to break the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement, which weighs in at 4,703 lbs. The cheesecake planned for Lowville will be approximately 8 feet in diameter and about 20 inches thick and is estimated to weigh approximately 6,000 lbs. to surpass the current record.  

"PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese makes delicious cheesecakes, and with our largest creamery located in Lowville, it is the perfect recipe for baking up the biggest cheesecake world record," said Nina Barton, vice president, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese. "We're excited to not only show our pride for our 140-year old brand, but to also help spread awareness for our national philanthropic sponsorship of No Kid Hungry."

The annual Cream Cheese Festival will take place in downtown Lowville on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Festival attendees will not only be able to try a slice of the momentous cheesecake, but will also enjoy a cream cheese mural painting, cream cheese bingo and various family-friendly competitions.

To learn more about PHILADELPHIA products and get recipes, visit www.creamcheese.com. To host your own bake sale benefitting No Kid Hungry, visit Bake.NoKidHungry.org/GetStarted.

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE

PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, a Kraft Foods Group brand, is America's number one cream cheese. Originally created 140 years ago in New York by dairyman William Lawrence, the brand was named PHILADELPHIA as the city at the time was synonymous with high quality, as was the product. To ensure the quality and delicious taste of its product, PHILADELPHIA always operates with high standards. PHILADELPHIA has 15 flavors of cream cheese products across its original, regular and regular whipped varieties, including 4 reduced fat varieties. The PHILADELPHIA brand has also launched PHILADELPHIA SNACK DELIGHTS, PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme and Touch of PHILADELPHIA Shredded Cheese, and also hosts an interactive online community RealWomenofPhiladelphia.com where women from across the country join to swap recipes and entertaining tips. For more information, visit www.creamcheese.com or Facebook.com/LoveMyPhilly.

ABOUT KRAFT FOODS GROUP

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is one of North America's largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion.  With the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse, Kraft has an unrivaled portfolio of products in the beverages, cheese, refrigerated meals and grocery categories.  Its iconic brands include Kraft, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Velveeta, Capri Sun, JELL-O and Lunchables.  Kraft's 23,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft Foods Group is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices. For more information, visit www.kraftfoodsgroup.com and www.facebook.com/kraft.

ABOUT SHARE OUR STRENGTH'S NO KID HUNGRY CAMPAIGN

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through its Cooking Matters program.  This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

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Naya Rivera Debut Single "Sorry" Available Digitally Today

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NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Columbia Records -- After delivering weekly stand-out performances on FOX's TV hit series GLEE, Naya Rivera is ready to share her music with the world with the release of her debut single "Sorry." Columbia Records releases "Sorry," the sassy breakup anthem paired with her stunning vocals, available digitally today. Naya co-wrote the single which features rapper and real-life boyfriend Big Sean.

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"Releasing my own music has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember. I'm proud of this song and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do," said Naya. "To have the support of such a prestigious label like Sony/Columbia is truly a dream come true. I'm honored to be in the company of such great artists like Beyonce and Adele." 

On August 9th, Naya premiered "Sorry" on the radio in her hometown of LA and was an immediate social hit with MTV dubbing it the "ultimate sorry-not-sorry anthem." The lyric video for "Sorry" premiered today on VEVO, check it out here: http://smarturl.it/sorrylyricvideo.

Naya returns to GLEE for the series' fifth season, which kicks off Sept. 26. She also graces the covers of COMPLEX Magazine and Latina Magazine, on stands now.

Naya is currently working on her debut album to be released in 2014.

"Sorry" available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NayaRiveraSorry.

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Starz Teams Up With NBA All-Star LeBron James, Business Partners Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter And Legendary TV Producer Tom Werner To Develop Half-Hour Scripted Comedy Series, "Survivor's Remorse"

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced today that Starz will work with LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter to develop a half-hour scripted comedy series, "Survivor's Remorse," for STARZ.  The series will explore the complexity, comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out.  Through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia.  But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having "made it."

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"We are incredibly excited at Starz to work with such a deep bench of talented storytellers to develop 'Survivor's Remorse,'" said Albrecht.  "Everyone involved brings something unique to the table – from Tom Werner's legendary television success to LeBron's extraordinary life experiences and point of view.  We hope that 'Survivor's Remorse' will bring the humor, pain and complexity of these characters to life in a way that is honest and compelling for audiences worldwide."

James and Carter have been in business with Werner since 2011, when they partnered with Fenway Sports Group (FSG), one of the largest sports, media and entertainment companies in the world. Werner is Chairman of FSG, which owns soccer's Liverpool Football Club and baseball's Boston Red Sox. Wachter, a prominent Los Angeles-based financial advisor, has been business partners with James and Carter since 2004 and with Werner since he sold the Padres as Werner's investment advisor in 1995.  Mike O'Malley will serve as executive producer and writer (consulting producer and writer on "Shameless," and actor in "Glee," "Justified," "My name is Earl").

"I have a deep passion for the amazing television being created right now," said James. "I love 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Magic City,' 'Scandal' and '24.' When my business partners Tom Werner and Maverick Carter brought up the idea of creating a television series that would capture the story of what happens when you make it out, I jumped at the chance. For Maverick and I even to be where we are right now, given where we came from, is kind of hard to believe. I felt like it was a story that needed to be told, and nobody can craft a story like Tom Werner. He has an incredible vision for television and I'm really excited to partner with him and the rest of our team."

LeBron James will serve as an Executive Producer along with Tom Werner, currently Chairman of the Boston Red Sox. James, a nine-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold medalist, recently led the Miami Heat to a second straight NBA Championship win and captured his fourth straight MVP trophy. As founder of The Carsey-Werner Company, Werner produced some of the most important television shows of the past generation, including "The Cosby Show," "Roseanne,"

"3rd Rock from the Sun," and "That '70s Show." Werner is also co-founder of Good Humor TV and the cable channel Oxygen. Emmy® nominated actor Mike O'Malley, who served as a consulting producer on "Shameless" and has starred in series including "Glee" and "Justified," will also serve as Executive Producer, along with Maverick Carter, James' longtime friend and manager, and Paul Wachter.

About Starz

Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies.  As of June 30, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.9 million subscribers, including 21.8 million at STARZ, and 35.1 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S.  STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television.  Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties.  Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

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