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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.
SELECT CITIES FOR THEATRICAL RELEASE:
AMC Ponte Parkway
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AMC Pacific Place 11
600 Pine St #400,
Seattle, WA 98101
AMC GEORGETOWN 14
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Washington, DC 20007
AMC River East 21
322 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611
AMC Elmwood Palace 20
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd, Elmwood, LA 70123
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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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.
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.
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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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.
"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."
"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.
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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NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready for some Gleatlemania! The Glee cast introduces The Beatles' legacy to a new generation with the album release of Glee Sings The Beatles on Tuesday, September 24. Glee Sings The Beatles includes 14 songs from the first two episodes of Glee's fifth season, which will premiere on Thursday, September 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The album will feature the Glee cast's take on the Fab Four's iconic classics such as "All You Need Is Love," "Let It Be," and "A Hard Day's Night" (see below for full track-listing).
On the all-new "Love, Love, Love" premiere episode airing Thursday, September 26, the New Directions are back in action and take on their biggest assignment yet: The Beatles! As Will enlists the kids to pay homage to the classic song catalog from the Fab Four, Blaine and Kurt attempt to answer questions about their future together. Meanwhile, Rachel's New York ambitions take an unexpected turn.
Beatlemania continues at McKinley with the "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds" episode airing Thursday, October 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). It's time for the students to vote for prom queen and king, but when Tina receives a nomination, she takes on a fierce attitude that alienates her biggest supporters. Meanwhile, Rachel adjusts to a new attitude of her own as she and Santana work at a Broadway diner to make ends meet.
Since its debut in 2009, Fox's Glee has pioneered the comedy musical genre, becoming an unstoppable phenomenon that has redefined modern television and broken multiple music sales records. From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold over 55 million tracks and over 13 million albums worldwide. Throughout its four seasons, Glee has also set a groundbreaking record for the most songs charted by a single act on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing records previously held by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown. With their incredible record sales, Glee has made a name for itself in music history.
Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).
The full track listing for Glee Sings The Beatles is as follows:
Yesterday Drive My Car Got To Get You Into My Life You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Help A Hard Day's Night I Saw Her Standing There All You Need Is Love Get Back Here Comes The Sun Something Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Hey Jude Let It Be ABOUT GLEE
Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 55 million songs, 13 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Becca Tobin (Kitty Wilde), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang) and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.
ABOUT COLUMBIA RECORDS
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street/Reunion Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE and THE SIMPSONS. The network ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight of the past 10 seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.
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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.
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.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 15th Anniversary Million Youth March
Countdown to Million Youth March: 50,000 to March and Rally against Syrian War on the 15th Million Youth March Anniversary
Is the War on Syria Immoral or Illegal? Dr. Malik Shabazz, march leader, will deliver fiery keynote entitled "Say No War with Syria; No body bags for Black Youth"
This year's march-being convened by New Black Panther Party Chairman Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz- is being celebrated as the fifteenth anniversary of the first Million Youth March that was lead in 1998 by late New Black Panther Party leader Khallid Abdul Muhammad.
Attorney Shabazz-the NBPP leader-who has been mass organizing since his days at Howard University in the 90s and like Nation of Islam Leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, has been on the ADL's list of top racists and anti-Semitic leaders-has made it very clear that he will not allow attacks on his character to dissuade him from serving his community and has virtually ignored his critics by saying, "The whole purpose of these events is too establish a strong Black Power Movement across America and the World specifically for the youth", Shabazz said.
He added, "The youth need attention and focus. They need a march, a movement and a day where they can speak, articulate and have their issues heard. Someone needs to go after them to save them from this horrific condition that they're in. We need to do one every year. This massive rally, March, mobilization, and the Black Family Convention are just what Black youth all over America need."
Shabazz also mentioned that this year's organizers are expecting to draw no less than 50,000 participants as the march and convention are rapidly gaining international attention on TV, radio and social media networks.
Recently several key African-American public figures have endorsed the March and convention. Included in this powerful line up are actor Tommy Mikal Ford (Martin), billionaire and real estate mogul Mike Roberts, Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, National Executive Director of the National Black Conference of Mayors Vanessa Williams, Your Black World founder Dr. Boyce Watkins, Atlanta radio personality DJ Greg Street, Former NBA player Etan Thomas, and television personality Nick Cannon.
Also scheduled to attend is music sensation Erykah Badu who has a long track record of supporting socially action oriented events in the Black community.
At the conclusion of this weekend's events there will be a mass March taking place right after the Saturday rally beginning at 5:30pm. Participants are scheduled to march from the Adam Clayton Powell State Building on 125th street to Frederick Douglas Blvd to 135th street East to "Malcolm X Blvd and then back to the state building.
Media Contact: Glenda Lebby, Million Youth March, 803-383-0254, [email protected]
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Larenz Tate To Serve As Ambassador Of 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival; Alicia Keys' 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' To Screen On Closing Night
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NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org) presented by BET Networks announced today that actor Larenz Tate – star of the BET original movie Gun Hill – will serve as festival ambassador and George Tillman's The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete is the official Closing Night Film on September 21.
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Known for iconic performances in Love Jones, Menace II Society, Dead Presidents and Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, Tate will attend the Gun Hill screening on Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm. Directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood, the film centers around a pair of identical twins on opposite sides of life: Trane, a cop, and Bird, a con (both played by Tate). On one fateful night, Trane is killed. Bird assumes his identity and begins his own search for redemption.
"I'm honored to not only have my new BET project, 'Gun Hill,' premiering here, but to also be festival ambassador of this year's Urbanworld Film Festival," said Tate. "This festival is a celebration of multicultural art and its diverse and innovative contributors. I look forward to working with the Urbanworld team and enjoying some great films!"
Directed by Tillman and written by Michael Starrbury, the festival's Closing Night Film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete stars Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie and Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Hudson. Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen, and Bob Teitel produced the film with Alicia Keys, Susan Lewis, Clay Floren, Aimee Shieh, Julio Depietro, Keith Kjarval, Mary Vernieu, and Amy Nauiokas executive producing.
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister's (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister's vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. Visit www.MisterandPeteMovie.com for film information & updates. Follow the social conversation at #MisterAndPete
Urbanworld Founding Sponsor HBO® returns to host the 4th Annual Urbanworld Digital, a one-day digital track on September 18 at the HBO Theater (1100 6th Ave @ 42nd St, 15th floor) from 4pm – 9pm, featuring key industry influencers who will discuss topics including digital marketing, social media and distribution.
"HBO is pleased to take part in the continuing discussions on the growing demand for personalized entertainment and its impact on how we interact," said Dennis Williams, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, at HBO. "From connecting with viewers via a variety of digital platforms and social media outlets to cutting-edge promotions, this new environment offers a myriad of opportunities to become better communicators and removes many barriers traditionally faced by emerging filmmakers."
An expanded program overview is available at Urbanworld.org with advance online RSVP required. Session highlights include a series of panels, demos, fireside chats, and succinct digital download presentations, all with the focus of creating dialogue and connectivity around this evolving digital landscape. From industry authorities including HBO GO®, NBC Universal, and Interactive One, to emerging enterprises such as MoviePass and Revolt TV, leaders in the space will share their perspectives. This Urbanworld Digital Day will include the following:
Inside HBO GO®: A Look at the HBO GO Distribution Strategy (Presented by HBO) featuring Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle Expert; Jackie Gagne, Director, HBO College Distribution & Marketing; and Navin Kamath, Director, HBO Digital Domestic Distribution & Partner Marketing Hollywood Embraces the Digital Shift (Presented by NBC Universal) featuring: Tricia Clarke-Stone, Founder/CEO, Narrative Marketing; Carol Cunningham, Vice President, Consumer Insights, BET Networks; Seana Johnson, Universal Pictures Digital; and Talitha Watkins, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing, Universal Pictures. Influence & Insight (Presented by Interactive One) led by Smokey D. Fontaine, Chief Creative & Content Officer, Interactive One, who will interview a celebrity guest on their success using social media as a means to leverage their brand and related initiatives. A series of sound-bite moments (10-15 minutes in length) will be layered into the Digital Day and include:
Big Data: Audience in Command (Presented by MoviePass) featuring Stacy Spikes, Co-Founder & CEO, MoviePass, as well as Founder, Urbanworld Film Festival. Google Hangout with Cast Members from HBO's The Wire Revolt TV: The Vision of Sean "Diddy" Combs (Presented by Revolt TV) featuring Angela Northington, Content Acquisitions, Revolt TV. Urbanworld is also proud to announce the official jurors for this year's festival, award category sponsors and prizes, as well as the 2013 sponsors.
NARRATIVE FEATURES JURORS
Dori Begley - Senior Vice President, Magnolia Pictures Nikkole Denson-Randolph - Vice President - Specialty & Alternative Content, AMC Theatres Zola B. Mashariki - Senior Vice President, Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures Valerie Meraz - Vice President, Program Acquisitions, Turner Entertainment Networks Maria Zuckerman - Vice President, HBO Films NARRATIVE SHORTS JURORS
Andre Des Rochers - Partner, Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP Kelly Edwards - VP, Talent Development, HBO Smokey D. Fontaine - Chief Content & Creative Officer, Interactive One Niija Kuykendall - Vice President, Production Warner Bros. Pictures Frida Torresblanco - Award Winning Producer DOCUMENTARY FEATURES JURORS
Jacqueline Glover - Vice President, Documentary Films, HBO Shola Lynch - Award-Winning Filmmaker Tricia Rose - Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University SCREENPLAY JURORS
Scott Budnick - President, Green Hat Films Franklin Leonard - Founder, The Black List Christopher Mack - Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Workshop, Warner Bros. Entertainment Constance Orlando - Vice President, Original Programming, BET Networks Heather Morris Washington - Manager, Emerging Writers Fellowship Program, Universal Pictures TELEPLAY JURORS
Roger Bobb - President & CEO, Bobbcat Films Nkechi Okoro Carroll – Writer Erica Montolfo-Bura - Executive Producer FESTIVAL PRIZES
Best Narrative Feature - Presented by Fox Audience Strategy - $5,000 Cash Prize Best Documentary Feature Best Narrative Short - Presented by HBO - $5,000 Cash Prize Best Screenplay - Presented by BET Networks - $5,000 Cash Prize Best Teleplay - Presented by BET Networks - $5,000 Cash Prize Audience Awards for Best Feature & Best Short 2013 URBANWORLD SPONSORS
BET Networks Founding Sponsor
HBO Premiere Sponsor
Universal Industry Circle
AMC DGA Fox Audience Strategy IGNITION PR Interactive One MoviePass One Village Time Warner Warner Bros. Media Partners
Essence Filmmaker Magazine GIANTlife Power 105 Rolling Out TheUrbanDaily Uptown WNYC WBAI Promotional Partners
Avenue Pink Black Public Media Flavor Pill Liberated People New York Women in Film & Television Shadow & Act COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza Futures & Options Hip Hop For Life MoCADA Scenarios Urbanworld takes place September 18-22, 2013 at midtown Manhattan's AMC 34th Street. For the complete slate of films or ticket information, visit www.urbanworld.org. For media inquiries, email [email protected]
The Urbanworld® Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, and the Urbanworld® Digital track focused on digital and social media. Over the last fifteen years, Hollywood studios, indie film distributors, and established and emerging filmmakers have consistently chosen Urbanworld® to premiere box office and award-winning hits. Urbanworld® has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace. The Urbanworld® Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld® Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary filmed entertainment. By implementing initiatives that actively support and develop content creators of color, Urbanworld significantly contributes to the evolution of the media and entertainment landscape and the diversity that it reflects. Gabrielle Glore serves as Executive Producer & Head of Programming for the Urbanworld Film Festival. The festival website is www.urbanworld.org.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world's most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 114 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 70 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
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